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ATC Summer Camps 

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ATC Summer Camps: Armonk Tennis Club’s (ATC) summer camps have long been a staple for families from Armonk, Bedford & Chappaqua looking for a variety of fun and enriching summer experiences for their kids. Set back a hundred yards off Rt. 22 on a woodsy compound behind a stone wall, few clubs can rival the year-round ambiance of Armonk Tennis. With 14 meticulously maintained Har-Tru tennis courts, a 25-yard swimming pool, basketball court, snack bar and playing fields, ATC delivers big camp facilities in a private club atmosphere.

Sports, Mad Science and Tennis

ATC offers four different summer camps including Camp Armonk Sports, a premier sports and enrichment program, and Camp Armonk Mad Science, a unique program that combines educational elements with athletic activities. Armonk International Tennis Academy (AITA) offers two camps, Junior and Advanced. Swim time, court time, field sports and team building activities are built into each day at Sports, Mad Science and Junior Tennis camps. And with ATC’s flexible enrollment options (beginning with just a one week commitment) you can mix and match to your child’s needs.

Camp Armonk Sports

Camp Armonk Sports helps campers entering grades K-5 not only learn the skills and rules of various sports, but also become good leaders and teammates both on and off the field. Led by expert instructors, campers take part in a variety of activities that develop physical skills like coordination, agility and endurance as well as social skills like confidence and sportsmanship.

The activities are organized into two groups: sports and games. The foundation of both is active participation and full gameplay, but the sports group places additional emphasis on practicing the fundamentals of baseball/softball, basketball, flag football, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis and volleyball.

The games group, on the other hand, provides more opportunities for campers to just be active and have fun. Games range from Camp Olympics to Capture the Flag, Disc Golf/Ultimate, Dodgeball, Gaga and Kickball, as well as team building and theme days.

Camp Armonk Mad Science

Mad Science uses interactive activities to teach kids entering grades K-5 both practical and amazing science lessons. The camp’s instructors, the dynamic “Mad Scientists”, lead age-appropriate activities that are so fun and engaging that campers almost don’t realize they are gaining a clear understanding of science and how it affects the world around them. Each week focuses on a different theme, such as NASA: Journey Into Outer Space, Red Hot Robotics, Bugs, Birds and Beasts, Crazy Chemworks, Junior Explorer, Secret Agent Lab, Invention Camp and Phreaky Physics.

After lunch, Mad Science campers join the other camp groups for athletic activities that include tennis, swimming, and team-building exercises. These sports and games are intended to develop not only physical skills, but also interpersonal skills, with an emphasis on sportsmanship and teamwork.

For campers who don’t want to participate in the afternoon portion of the program, ATC also offers a half-day option that includes just the Mad Science activities. 

Armonk International Tennis Academy Summer Camps

Armonk International Tennis Academy (AITA) features summer programs for both elite and casual players. With two separate camps, players are able to set and attain their own goals, be it to comprehensively improve their games in a competitive environment, or to learn at a steadier, less intensive pace.

The AITA Advanced Camp is for tournament-level players ages 8-17. The program consists of intensive group drilling, tactical training, private instruction, fitness routines, and more. It runs Monday-Thursday to accommodate players’ tournament schedules. Additional private lessons are also available throughout the week.

The AITA Junior Camp is designed for players ages 6-15 who are not ready for the Advanced Camp. Throughout the five-day week, players enhance their strokes and strategies via skill-building drills and games, situational play, organized matches, individual attention, and more. There are also field sports and swimming activities included throughout the day.

Dates, Times, Discounts and the Lunch Option

In 2018, Camp Armonk Sports and Mad Science Camps run for seven weeks from June 25 through August 10 from 9am to 4pm. Mad Science also has a half-day option that runs through lunch.

The AITA Junior Camp runs for eight weeks from June 25 to August 17 (9am-4pm) and the AITA Advanced Camp runs for nine weeks, through August 24.

ATC Summer Camps offer a variety of discounts beginning with early enrollment discounts, the last of which ends March 15. Also available are multi-week discounts, sibling discounts for those of you with multiple children, and membership discounts for families who join ATC as a summer member. Lunch is available for $50 per week, or campers can bring their own.

Check out ATC’s Summer Camps at their Open Houses

ATC offers a series of open houses so you can meet the camp directors, check out the facilities and learn more about the daily activities at Camp Armonk Sports, Camp Armonk Mad Science and Armonk International Tennis Academy. The final one will be held Saturday, March 10, 12-2pm. (Armonk Tennis Club, 546 Bedford Road, Armonk, 914.273.8124, desk@armonktennis.com; www.armonktennis.com)

 

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