Who can forget last summer? For many it was the summer of shattered dreams. Summer vacations cancelled. Summer camps closed. Sport activities put on hold. I am not looking for that to happen again this summer. I am confident and optimistic that the summer of 2021 is going to be fabulous!!! To start, we’ve already received news that the World Sports Camp is back. They are gearing up to give kids across our region a fantastic summer camp experience.
This is an advertorial post on behalf of World Sports Camp, a summer camp in Massachusetts with overnight summer camp options for New Jersey kids.
World Sports Camp
World Sports Camp is located at the prestigious Williston Northampton School, in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. For families from New Jersey, World Sports Camp offers overnight sports summer camps for ages 8-16. For locals they can choose from day camp and overnight camp options.
World Sports Camp provides a happy, relaxed environment that encourages the athlete’s participation without forcing or pressure. It’s a place where kids can just play sports for the fun of playing sports. However, if an athlete desires intense sports development and competition, it is available. Athletes can choose what sports to participate in and to what degree. They can choose to spend all day every day on one sport or add variety to their camp days by choosing different sports throughout the day or week.
Watch this brief video to learn more about World Sports Camp.
World Sports Camp Summer Camps Day Camp
World Sports Camp runs a summer sports day camp for ages 8-15 years old, Monday through Friday, from 9 am to 5:30 pm. Since we know the majority of our readers will be families interested in the overnight, sleepaway summer camp option we’ll focus on that for this article. We encourage our readers, interested in the World Sports Camp Day Camp to visit their site to see what the day camp daily schedules look like and learn more about their day camp.
Residential Overnight Summer Camp with World Sports Camp
For New Jersey families looking for an overnight sleepaway camp, near New Jersey, with a focus on sports World Sports Camp is a great option. Even from the southern most part of New Jersey the drive to camp is just about 5 hours. From the Secaucus, North Jersey area it’s about 2.5 hours.
Parents can turn the trip up to camp before it starts or the trip back home after a fun week at camp into a fun weekend trip with a family vacation to Boston or Mystic, Connecticut, both destinations are within 2 hours of the camp.
When are the overnight resident summer camps offered?
Overnight sports camps start the last week of June and run till the last week of July.
Athletes enrolled in the sleepaway sports camp must attend for a minimum of 2 weeks, but may attend for 2, 3, 4 or all 5 weeks. Discounts are available for enrolling in a 4 or 5 week summer camp program. Save 20% OFF on camp registration fees by using the promo code- familyfun. Visit this link to register for World Sports Summer Camp.
What sports programs does World Sports Camp offer in their resident summer camp?
World Sports Camps focus on soccer, tennis, golf, and basketball. Each athlete has the opportunity to choose their desired sport for each period of every day. We all know when you give kids, especially teens, the ability to have control over their day their participation and engagement are better.
Here’s an example of a day at camp from the World Sports Camp website. Visit the website for more details about any of these activities.
- 8:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast
- 9:00 – 11:30 am [Training] Choose your sport or ESL Classes
- 11:30 – 12:40 pm [Competition] Choose your sport, Swimming Pool or Reading Tutoring
- 12:40 – 1:00 pm Squad Time
- 1:00 – 2:00 pm Lunch
- 2:00 – 2:45 pm Squad Time
- 2:45 – 4:30 pm [Training] Choose your sport
- 4:30 – 5:40 pm [Competition] Choose your sport, Swimming Pool or Math Tutoring
- 5:40 – 6:00 pm Squad Time
- 6:00 – 7:00 pm Dinner
- 7:00 – 8:40 pm League (Basketball, Soccer or Tennis) or Evening Activity
- 8:40 – 10:00 pm Shower up and get ready for bed
What are the facilities like?
Sports facilities at World Sports Camp
The sports facilities at the sleepaway sports camp are impressive. Just take a look at these highlights.
- 2 All weather Turf Fields (same fields as the New England Revolution and Patriots – same company installed them.)
- 7 soccer fields (grass)
- Indoor soccer facility
- 12 tennis courts (same as the U.S. Open in New York – same company installed them.)
- 2 full size, wood basketball courts with 10 hoops
- 3 area golf courses and 2 area driving ranges
- 2 Indoor golf nets
- 1 indoor six-lane Swimming Pool with Diving Well
- 1 all-weather track
- 1 fitness center with strength training equipment
World Sports Camp Dormitories
Included in camper fees is residential living. All housing is in dormitories on the campus (95% of the rooms have 2 athletes per room, 2% have 3 athletes per room, 1% has 4 athletes per room and 2% are single occupancy rooms (typically for coaches).
The campus has 24 hour security and wifi throughout. Weekend and evening activities are offered. A full time nurse and a full time athletic trainer are on staff and a campus doctor is available for emergencies.
Dormitories offer wall-to-wall carpet, rooms with lots of space for clothing and equipment. (Visit this page of their website for a virtual tour.) Each building has a lounge with a television and refrigerator accessible to the athletes. Your kids will still need to make their bed and keep their room clean, but all of the common areas in the dormitories are professionally cleaned seven days a week!!
Dining at World Sports Camp Overnight Summer Sports Camps
Tuition for the overnight sports camp includes 3 meals a day. Your kids will definitely not go hungry. World Sports Camp offers campers meals from an award winning kitchen. The dining services at The Williston Northampton School prepare an outstanding menu with the same dining staff that operates all year long for the school. You can review what’s offered on the menu.
Other available activities for overnight campers at World Sports Camp
World Sports Camp strives to make their residential sports camp as engaging and beneficial to their campers as possible. To that end they offer additional add on activities for athletes.
Off campus field trips give campers additional experiences at locations like a Sports Executive Tour, New York City, Boston, Six Flags, Basketball Hall of Fame, shopping malls, white water rafting, and more.
World Sports Camp offers summer tutoring in: English as a Second Language (ESL), Math and Reading Comprehension. Classes are taught by certified teachers and college education majors, Monday through Friday.
Will World Sports Camp be safe?
It’s natural with everything going on to question if summer camp will be safe for kids this summer. World Sports Camps will be following all of the state and local guidelines from the CDC, along with the steps that their particular school location has done in order to remain open.
The safety of athletes, coaches and staff is the #1 priority of their program. World Sports Camps will consult on best practices from camps who ran in 2020 and will implement all necessary protocols to make camp safe and fun!
Do I need to register now?
Yes, for the best chances to get the camp program and weeks you want you should register now. Camps are expected to fill up quickly this summer, so reach out now to guarantee your child’s space in the programs.
What makes this summer different than others?
Think about it. Last summer, all the kids who missed summer camp missed out on those summer camp experiences. They don’t want that to happen again. Their parents are actively searching for fun summer camp options NOW. They understand that the demand for summer camp will be greater than ever before and they want to make sure there is a spot for their kids.
Add to that that the combination of virtual school and lack of sport options, parents and kids are desperate for a way for the kids to get outdoors, be active, and back to being social with other kids. Summer camps provide that for kids.
There’s also the sad fact that there may be less summer camp options than ever before. Some summer camps may have closed permanently if they were not able to survive the repercussions of COVID.
Save on World Sports Camp
Save 20% OFF on camp registration fees by using the promo code- familyfun. Visit this link to register for World Sports Summer Camp.
What if camp gets cancelled?
Just as they did last summer, World Sports Camp is offering a 100% refund if they are unable to open this summer.
I encourage you to visit their website to learn more and get any additional questions you may have answered.
Photographs courtesy of World Sports Camp.