FIELD HOCKEY & LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
July 18th – July 22nd, 2021
EXT DAY: $799 (9AM-8:30PM)
Who We Are
Field Hockey & Leadership Academy is a camp where players will develop field hockey skills while learning how to become more effective leaders and what it means to be a great teammate.
At camp, we will help campers learn about being part of something – a team or cause – bigger than themselves. The camp will combine outstanding field hockey instruction with off-field activities and workshops designed to promote teamwork and teach leadership skills. At the end of camp, we want all campers to not only be better field hockey players, but also recognize how as leaders they can be more valuable to their team, their school, and their community.
Learning the critical life lessons to guide you as a responsible member of your school, community, family & team will serve you for years to come. The FHLA role models, the field hockey game & the women’s leadership workshops balanced with some summer fun all takes place among the beautiful natural setting of The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, CT. Interested in a summer experience to remember – This academy will help you hone field hockey skills that will serve you on and off the field in life!
Cheryl Canada, Associate Head Coach of the Quinnipiac Field Hockey Team will lead the players on the Field Hockey & Leadership Academy journey. Joining Cheryl will be a collection of NCAA & High School coaches and players.
The Leadership Curriculum will be led by Heidi Kasevich, Ph.D., a specialist in educating female leaders. Heidi will run daily sessions with our athletes cultivating the traits of ambition, resilience, and courage. She is passionate about the idea that with intentional leadership education, women will be able to lean in and stay in. The girls at camp will be given tools to express themselves better, trust teammates and work together to become confident and strong leaders. We look forward to our seeing our camp graduates become empowered and have a lasting positive impact on their teams and communities.
The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, CT with vista views of the Berkshire mountains is the perfect site for this camp. Overlooking Lake Wononscopomuc, the school offers numerous turf fields as well as a state-of-the-art athletic center. Lakefront activities will include endless summer fun – recreational swimming, fishing, kayaking and bonfires. Wellness hikes to Beeslick Brook Woods & Waterfalls will give players a chance to clear their heads and enjoy nature. Campers will share nutritious farm-to-table meals in the dinning-halls, attend leadership workshops in the fully-equipped media classrooms & sleep in the comfortable dormitories.
- Defining Leadership
- Listening & Trust Exercises
- Leadership Focus & Role Models
- Importance of Authentic Presence
- Cultivating Resilience & Courage
- Importance of Sisterhood
- Paying it Forward
Wellness Swimming, Hiking, Yoga // Group Challenges Talent Shows, Charades, Scavenger Hunts // Social Sports Kickball, Capture the Flag, Frisbee Golf
With 2 – 3 daily field hockey sessions, players can expect to improve their individual skills at our skill clinics. Players will also enjoy competing against other camp teams at evening scrimmages.
- Shooting & Scoring
- Defense (Team and Individual)
- Ball Control & Vision
- Elimination Skills
- Defensive skill development
- Offensive presses
- Special Situations (Corners, Strokes, 1 v 1, Shoot Outs)
- Man Up, Man Down
Dual Sport Athletes can choose to train in both field hockey & lacrosse during the camp. These campers run on the same schedule, but each day is a different sport. Ex: Monday is Lacrosse, Tuesday is Field Hockey and so on. The Lacrosse Curriculum is led by Wesleyan University Head Coach Kim Williams.
Campers are groups according to age for leadership workshops, adventure activities as well as in the dorms.
- Paddle boarding
- Beach Volleyball
- Lake Swimming
- Bon Fires
- Climbing Wall
- Spike Ball
The leadership curriculum is taught by Heidi Kasevich, PhD. She is a well-known speaker, consultant, and author in the field of female leadership. Her workshops cultivate the traits of ambition, resilience, and courage, and teaches girls the skills needed to be self-aware, confident individuals who know their value and are prepared to lead through authenticity.
2017 Workshops Include:
- GET TO KNOW YOURSELF—IceBreakers & Group Norms
- RESECT– Self and Other, Strengths and Stretches.
- RESILIENCE– Motivating Self – A Failing Forward Mindset.
- HUMILITY –Motiving Others—Beyond the Cheer.
- GRATITUDE– Paying it Forward.
8:20 Camp Meeting – Daily Goals
9:00 Skills Sessions – Individual Skills
10:30 Tactical Training – Team Drills
1:00 – 4:45 Leadership & Adventure Rotations (+ 50 Minutes of Mandatory Dorm Time)
9:00 Nightly Affirmations
9:30 Camp Store Open
10:00- 10:30 Lights Out
Check-In: Campers will check in at 2pm. Dinner will be the first meal served. Drop off will occur at the Main Circle (11 Interlaken Road, Lakeville CT, 06039) Inside the big brick building w/the white columns on the campus map. (CAMPUS MAP) We will then proceed to our dorm.
Check-Out: Campers will check out at 1:00pm at the check-in location.Parents are encouraged to attend the morning session of games on the last day starting at 9am! Check-out will occur immediately after the closing ceremony.
Below is a suggested list of items to bring to camp. We suggest that campers do not bring expensive personal items such as cameras, iPods/iPads, etc. Cell phones are allowed in the dorms and dining areas, but not on the field during training sessions. Please label every article you bring to camp. All items will be the responsibility of the camper. Revolution Field Hockey and its camp staff are not responsible for lost, stolen or forgotten items.
- Health Form
- Equipment (Stick, Shin Guards, Cleats or Athletic Sneakers, Mouthguards & Goggles)
- Goalies (Pads, Gloves, Helmet)
- Off-Field Clothes (Athletic Socks, T-Shirts, Shorts, Sweatshirts, etc)
- Athletic Sneakers
- Yoga Pants
- Linens (Twin XL)
- Blanket/Sleeping Bag
- Shower Towel
- Alarm Clock
- Portable Fan
Players are grouped first by age and then by ability. The first session is an assessment session – we will update groups after the first day
Trainers are on site to aid in illness, injury prevention and first aid.
All campers are required to have a completed health form in order to participate at camp. You can either fill out our health form or use the doctors form and use our form as a cover page. Please fill out contact information and parent signature. HEALTH FORM
We utilize inclement weather opportunities to focus on team building, video analysis, individual meetings.
The nearest airport is Bradley International Airport in Hartford, CT. You are responsible for getting yourself to and from campus, Revolution Field Hockey does not provide transportation.
Any Camper who must cancel their registration more than fifteen (15) days prior to the camp start date will receive a voucher equal to the full amount of camp tuition already paid which may be used toward any program or camp offered by eCamps. If a camper must cancel their registration fourteen (14) days or fewer prior to the start of camp, eCamps will issue camper or parent a voucher equal to 50% of the camp tuition, which can be transferred to a future program or camp within the same calendar year or next calendar year. The voucher is also transferable to another family member and is good for any camp offered by eCamps within one year of the date of purchase. Camp vouchers are not extended to campers who leave camp after the start of a session. Cash refunds are not offered under any circumstances.
If eCamps Sports Network is forced to postpone your child’s 2020 summer camp due to the facility being closed or by government mandate, you will receive a camp credit voucher for tuition fees paid (never expires, fully transferable & for any sport).
Christine Kemp was selected as the fourth head coach of the Wesleyan field hockey program entering the 2019 campaign.
Kemp comes to Wesleyan from Castleton University, where she spent the 2018 season as the field hockey head coach and led the Spartans to a regular-season record of 15-5 overall and 11-1 in the Little East Conference (LEC). In her first season as a collegiate head coach, Kemp’s Castleton squad won the LEC regular-season championship as she was named the LEC Coach of the Year. She guided the team to a program-record 11-game winning streak while coaching three First Team All-LEC selections. Castleton was just 23-48 (.324) in the four seasons prior to Kemp’s arrival, while the 15 wins in 2018 were the program’s most in six years.
Before her stint at Castleton, Kemp spent five seasons at her alma mater, Skidmore College. While there, she helped lead the Thoroughbreds to an 80-27 (.748) record with three Liberty League Championships, two quarterfinal appearances in the NCAA Division III Tournament (2014, ’16), and one national semifinal appearance (2013).
Her college coaching career began at Bridgewater State University, where she served as an assistant coach form 2011-13 while pursuing her master’s degree. During that time, the Bears compiled a 31-11 (.738) record and won back-to-back MASCAC Championships, while qualifying for the ECAC Division III Tournament both years, reaching the semifinals in 2011 and the finals in 2012.
Kemp earned her bachelor’s degree from Skidmore in 2011 following a decorated four-year playing career. She was a two-sport athlete who excelled in field hockey, while also serving as a captain of the basketball team her senior year. In field hockey, Kemp was named a three-time NFHCA All-American, three-time Liberty League Player of the Year, and two-time NFHCA North Atlantic Player of the Year. She holds the school records for most assists in a single season (22) and most career assists (62). As a senior, she led the team to its first-ever 20-win season and a trip to the NCAA Division III Final Four. She also ranked second in the country in assists per game in 2009 and 2010, and was fourth in points and sixth in goals in 2010. In 2011, Kemp received the Skidmore Senior Athlete Award and seven years later, she was inducted into Skidmore’s Athletics Hall of Fame.
Aside from her collegiate coaching experience, Kemp also served as the futures head coach and site director for USA Field Hockey in 2018, where she developed individual skills, team game and offensive and defensive strategies in a training-only environment for U19 players. She also assisted in the start-up of the Thoroughbreds Club in March 2017, which is Saratoga County-based club program for interested field hockey players ranging in age from 7-18 years old.
Kemp will succeed Patti Klecha-Porter, who served 34 seasons as the Wesleyan field hockey coach. Klecha-Porter will retire following the conclusion of the 2018-19 season, and Kemp will take the helm of the program beginning July 1, 2019.
A specialist in educating women leaders, Heidi Kasevich, PhD, is a speaker, consultant, author, and curriculum designer in the fields of leadership and global women’s issues. Her signature program, Closing the Gap, cultivates the traits of ambition, resilience, and courage, and teaches girls the skills needed to be self-aware, confident individuals who know their value and are prepared to lead through authenticity. She is passionate about the idea that with intentional leadership education, women will be able to lean in and stay in: Closing the Gapis designed to shift mindsets, provide tools for navigating gender bias, and empower girls to have a positive impact on the world.
The Academy’s athletic facilities offer the optimal training environment for field hockey players. Campers are going to look forward to each training session.
2 Field Hockey fields – Downing Field is a synthetic turf field & the Class of ’49 Field is well-manicured grass field, both with field hockey lines and goals + One field is lit for night games!
- Mars Athletic Center (Fitness Center, Squash Courts, Tennis Courts)
- Training Rooms & Locker Rooms
- Malkin Climbing Wall
- Beach Volleyball Courts
Lake Wononscopomuc, the deepest fresh water lake in Connecticut offering endless the waterfront activities and will summer fun including recreational swimming, fishing, kayaking and bonfires. Our staff supervises all of our campers who want to take out a canoe or go fishing. Lifeguards are on duty at the beach.
Campers will stay in dorms. A typical room houses 1 – 2 campers. We will divide up the campers into pods of 10 – 15 and assign 1 – 2 counselors for every pod. All campers will stay in the same dormitory and use building amenities including bathrooms (sinks, toilets and showers), common room equipped with a T.V. & DVD player, vending machines & microwave. The dorms are not-air conditioned.
Counselors provide on-going supervision, promote friendship and camaraderie between campers.