PISE Sport Star Summer Camps Open for Registration


Louise Hodgson-Jones

May 23, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) –  Registration is open for PISE Sport Star Summer Camps, and with some exciting new activities, it is expected that many will fill up very quickly.

The camps, held at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence at Camosun College’s Interurban campus, will start after the July long weekend on July 2 and run throughout the summer.

PISE Sport Star Summer Camps are unique dynamic camps that teach fundamental movement skills for kids and youths from ages 5 – 18. Introducing physical literacy at a young age is a key component in building a healthy, active lifestyle. With 16 camps in the summer schedule kids will be introduced to many new activities while developing their sport-specific skills.

New camps include Fun Sport Smart for ages 6 – 8, combining sport and science; Multi-Sport Invaders (ages 11 – 14) where skills are used in a multitude of “invasion” sports like football, rugby and basketball; and High Performance 101 (ages 14 – 16 and 17 – 18) where teens can learn basic strength, power, speed and agility movements.

Sport specific camps include a Progressive Tennis Camp (ages 6 – 10 and 11 – 14) in association with Saanich Parks & Recreation; Cricket Summer Camp (ages 8 – 14) with coaches from the Victoria District Cricket Association, and a Rugby Camp (ages 14 – 17) with instruction from senior National Team rugby players.

“A huge emphasis of our camps is to ensure the kids have fun! They are learning the skills needed to succeed in different sports, but this is primarily taught through games and activities, rather than through skills and drills,” says Andie Pask, Physical Literacy Coordinator at PISE. “If the campers love what they’re playing, they will want to pursue that activity for years to come.”

For more information and to register for PISE Sport Star Summer camps go to: www.piseworld.com  or call 250-220-2510.