Blue Moose Sports Camp - Building a Stronger Community Through Sport
Remember the days when you would wake up, run over to your friends house and not come home until dinner? That is what I remember most about growing up in Western Springs. I would be out all day playing different games with my friends. We never sat in front of the TV, we always had a game to play whether we had a large group or if it was just a couple close friends. Children don't have that opportunity anymore, they have too many activities and distractions. In the day of technology and organized/competitive sports, children don't get the chance to just play!
Blue Moose Sports Camp was created to give children a place to stay active and play during the summer. It is important for children to be active. These are the years that they should be developing a love for fitness and their health. Blue Moose Sports Camp gives them the chance to enjoy simple games in a safe and fun environment. It is important for children to play!
At Blue Moose Sports camp, our goal is to build a stronger community through sport. We believe that every child should experience the enjoyment of being active and being a part of a group - regardless of their ability level, or previous experiences.
We look forward to seeing you and your children at the numerous camps offered by Blue Moose Sports Camp throughout the year.
Blue Moose Sports Camp is available for all incoming 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th graders.
First, second and third grade campers will spend the first hour learning and practicing basic skills. In the second hour, they will play games utilizing those skills. In the third hour, they will join the older campers and play more advanced games, using those skills and practicing teamwork skills.
Fourth, fifth, and sixth grade campers will spend the first hour with team building/trust activities. In the second hour, they will play team games that will focus on game play and strategy. In the third hour, they will join with the younger students and play games; utilizing team building/trust skills and being positive role models for the younger campers.
We believe that by adding the younger children, it will help develop a more solid community, as well as helping to teach the children how to be positive role models at any age. Furthermore, we believe that these age groups will benefit from both skill development and team building/trust activities.
Since sessions will be held both indoors and outdoors, campers should wear appropriate clothing (shorts, t-shirts, sweatshirts, etc.). Campers should also bring water, sunscreen, gym shoes, and baseball/softball gloves. Campers will receive a camp t-shirt (if registered before May 20).
10 minutes: Attendance- Expectations for the Day Group
20 minutes: Group Game with all age levels
30 minutes: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Grades work on skills in small groups
4th, 5th and 6th Grades work on Team Building
30 minutes: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Grades play Sports/Games using the skills they just worked on
4th, 5th and 6th Grades play Sports/Games focussing on strategy and teamwork
10 minutes: Snack Break
45 minutes: All Grades get back together and play Large Group Sports/Games
30 minutes: All Grades together- Free Choice of Activities
5 minutes: All Grades together- Team Building and Unity Activities
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Ryan McLaughlin at (708) 829-1236.
Please note: While Blue Moose Sports Camp will be held at Field Park, this camp is not associated with Western Springs School District 101.
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