Overnight Squash Camps

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OVERNIGHT & EXTENDED DAY CAMPS

Welcome to your journey as a squash player! International Squash Academy is one great step along the road that will prepare you to be a better athlete and person. Learn to embrace competition, improve your strokes, show compassion towards your teammates and find joy in the process of training. Our committed staff of squash professionals, CSA coaches and current collegiate players join camp with a wealth of skill and strategy tips to help you accomplish your goals. We are in the player development business and look forward to making the most of every day you spend with us at camp.

Campers and staff will reside on campus dormitories, eat in the cafeteria and enjoy the state of the art training facilities. The squash training curriculum is tailored to each player’s needs after we conduct a player skill and match assessment. We keep a 4:1 player to coach ratio to maximize opportunities for skill development and conditioning. Players of all ability levels and ages (9 – 17) are welcome.

We offer a tournament training focus group (Lawrenceville School, NJ) for athletes looking to hone the necessary skills of pressure situations and an elite invitational camp for nationally ranked players (Trinity College, CT).

CAMP DETAILS

  • International Squash Academy Dri-Fit T-Shirt, Water Bottle & Lanyard
  • Fun-filled Evening Activities* (Talent Show, Scavenger Hunts, Spike Ball Tournaments, Pizza and Movie Night, Ice Cream Party, and more!)
  • Match Play Tournaments
  • Speed & Agility Workouts*
  • Personal Evaluations
  • Daily Prizes & Camp Awards

*Varies by location

Day 1

1:00 Registration for Commuters and Overnight Campers
2:00 Orientation
2:30 First Squash Session – Skill Assesments
4:30 Extra help / Off-Court Activities
5:30 Dinner
6:30 Off Court Offerings (Guest Speakers, Film Analysis, Sport Specific Conditioning)
8:30 Commuter Dismissal
9:30 Dorm Games and Socializing
10:30 Lights Out

Days 2, 3, 4 & 5

7:00 Wake-up
7:45 Breakfast
8:45 Commuters Arrive
9:00 Stretching and warm-up
9:15 First Squash Session – Individual skill work
11:15 Coaching Demos
11:30 Tournament Training
12:00 Lunch, swim*
2:00 Second Squash Session – Strategy
3:00 Squash Matches
4:30 Extra help / Off-Court Activities
5:30 Dinner
6:30 Off Court Offerings (Guest Speakers, Film Analysis, Sport Specific Conditioning)
8:30 Commuter Dismissal
9:30 Dorm Games and Socializing
10:30 Lights Out

Day 6

7:00 Wake-up
7:45 Breakfast
8:45 Commuters Arrive
9:00 Stretching and warm-up
9:15 Tournament Matches
11:15 Cool Down & Graduation
12:00 Dismissal

Here is a guide of “Insider Tips” for first time campers.
For a downloadable PDF CLICK HERE

  1.  Some helpful conversations for parents to have with kids before camp
    • Help your child understand how to get a healthy balance of food in the dining hall
    • The importance of sleep, so they can make the most of the next day of camp.
    • The importance of hydration, especially during the heat of summer. This is good to start a week before camp so kids get into good habits once camp starts
    • Practice setting an alarm in the morning and be able to wake themselves up in the morning. (Coaches will knock on their doors in the morning as a backup, but all campers are required to get up and be ready for breakfast)
  2. Campers are allowed to bring electronics to camp, but they are responsible for keeping track of them. Phones and other electronics are not allowed on the courts in order to maintain focus during training sessions. The best time to catch your child on the phone is most likely after lunch in the break around 1-2pm or in the evening after 8:30pm.
  3. We recommend kids shouldn’t bring any more than $20 – $30 for the occasional pizza or camp store item.
  4. Personal snack foods are allowed
    • Some type of granola bar or power bar
    • Whole fruits like apples or bananas (these will be available to take from the dining hall as well)
    • Pretzels are great for carbs
    • Do not bring anything that needs to be refrigerated, not all schools have personal units
    • Rather than bringing a case of water, we suggest packing powdered drink packets such as Gatorade packets or liquid Mio Brand.
  5. Things to bring to help the camper have more fun during the rest time
    • A deck of playing cards
    • Bluetooth speaker to play music
    • Book or Magazine
    • Frisbee

OUR LOCATIONS

Salisbury, CT
Salisbury School

Watertown, CT
Taft School

Lawrenceville, NJ
Lawrenceville School

Pottstown, PA
Hill School

  • I had such a good time at camp. The coaches were great, and so was the food. We had so much fun staying in the dorms.

    Patricia W. - Camper
  • This camp was very well run and organized. The large number of campers allowed for appropriate skill groups and great competition. I would recommend this camp to others looking to get better at squash.

    Donna R. - Parent