Tag: Sports Camp

Sports Academy Women Lead the Pack

Brant Lake Sports Academy Women Lead the Pack! Camp Directors Test Their Boundaries My hunger for competition has only grown stronger as I grow older. As I juggle 3 kids with busy schedules, volunteer town board positions and a job, I realize that opening myself up to new athletic and social adventures has not only… Read more »

Confident Campers at Brant Lake Sports Academy

Did you know that between the ages of 8 and 14, confidence levels in girls decreases by 30 percent? Did you know that sports increase confidence in girls as we increase physical activity, which eventually leads to greater overall health? At Brant Lake Sports Academy, our goal is to motivate and increase self-esteem in girls… Read more »

October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Brant Lake Sports Academy October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. What are you doing to spread the word? WHAT IS IT? National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual international health campaign organized by major charities every October to increase awareness and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The campaign also… Read more »

Ring in the New Year and Try Something New

Ring in the New Year and Try Something New at Brant Lake Sports Academy! Many of our campers come to BLSA focusing on specific sports. They’re soccer players who can’t get enough of the field or are looking to improve on the basketball court. Many campers leave BLSA with the goal of being a 3-sport Varsity… Read more »

Camp Laurel: The All-Encompassing Specialty Camp

As a parent or potential staff member looking at camps, one of the first questions always asked is: “what activity do you specialize in?”. This should be a straight forward answer.  But for Camp Laurel, it’s not that simple. How do you convey that you “specialize” in everything? From Athletics to InterArts to Waterfront, Laurel… Read more »

Why I Play

I cannot feel a single part of my body for I have been standing outside in negative five-degree weather for the past two hours. I have on thermals, wind pants, Under Armour, a sweatshirt a hat and a pair of gloves. Oh, and let’s not forget my kilt and practice jersey. It has been snowing… Read more »

Mentally Preparing for Brant Lake Sports Academy

Spring has finally sprung here in the Northeast; birds are chirping, the grass is greener and families are starting to get ready for camp. So, what exactly does that mean? Of course, you need the proper gear, but once you’ve put name tags on all of your clothing, flashlights, goggles, toiletries, etc., you should be… Read more »

For the Love of the Game

If you’ve been on social media recently (and who hasn’t?), chances are you’ve seen Geno Auriemma, Head Coach of the University of Connecticut Women’s basketball team, comment on what he looks for in an athlete while recruiting his players. UConn hasn’t lost a game in two years and there’s a reason why. We need to… Read more »

Re-asserting the “Team” in Team Sports

Whether your family lives in a large city or a small town, there is likely not a shortage of organized sports  for children. Increasingly, the emphasis of team sports is less about what it means to be a member of a team and more about being the MVP of a winning team.   As a result,… Read more »

“Sports Camp” Isn’t Just a One Sport Term

It’s no secret that summer camps offer campers the opportunity to sample many different sports, but what may not be evident is why this may be preferable to sending children to a camp at which the focus is exclusively on one sport.  Dr. Jared Wood, a sports psychologist, believes children should be encouraged to try… Read more »