Multi-Sports Training Camp will take place at Antiochian Village in Bolivar, PA in August 2020 

Special Olympics                        Multi-Sports Training Camp                      August 9-15, 2020

 

Sports Camp is located in Western Pennsylvania about 5 ½ hours by coach bus and about 50 miles East of Pittsburgh. The camp population is limited to 180 Campers, with over 120 coaches half of which are Special Olympics PA and the remaining being from the church sponsoring group the North American Council of Teen SOYO (Society of Orthodox Youth).

ATHLETE CRITERIA & REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicants of all ability levels welcomed! (Due to the Special Olympics required 1:4 coach athlete ratio, this camp is not appropriate for those athletes requiring 1-to-1 attention for behavioral and/or physical needs.)
  • Athletes must be able to walk up and down hills without assistance. Please note that this is a walking camp and there are hills on the campus.
  • Athletes from Montgomery County must be 18 years of age by camp date (8/9/2020).
  • Athletes must have trained/participated in at least one sport for Montgomery County during the past year.
  • Athletes must be able to withstand and fully participate in five hours of sports training per day, including participation in all sports rotations during the afternoons, along with scheduled evening activities.
  • Athletes must be able to deal with last-minute changes, due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances
  • Athletes must be coachable, and/or accept instruction from new individuals

 

If an athlete is not able to withstand this level of participation, this camp will probably not be a good experience for this athlete. Pre-camp fitness training is highly recommended.

 

The form at the bottom of this page must be completed and returned (or post-marked) by March 15, 2020 to Special Olympics Montgomery County - 980 Harvest Drive, Suite 203 - Blue Bell, PA  19422

 

**Campers will be selected by random drawing.  Priority will be given to any athlete that has a volunteer sibling or parent attending camp for the week. All other athletes will be assigned a number. Depending on the number of coaches, and allocations received, athletes will be assigned a spot from their number received in the random drawing!**

Just because this form is submitted, it does not guarantee acceptance to Sports Camp.  The Camp Committee reviews applications; SOPA gives us our allocated number of spots-as long as we have the mandatory ratio of 4 athletes to 1 coach.

 

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me.

Meg Jones

SOMC, Sports Camp

mfjones8225@gmail.com (preferred)Sports

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Camp is exhausting and exhilarating at the same time!! Chaperones are with athletes 24/7 (ok, we do get 2 breaks a day). The day begins around 6:30AM (for the slow movers), and 7ish for others. We usually get to bed around 11 or so.... The day goes something like this: {This is a very general schedule}

Wake athletes up 
Breakfast
Primary Sport Training - outside for 2.5 hours
Meet at Pavilion 
Cabin - to prepare for afternoon sports 
Lunch

Rotate through different sports - outside 2.5hours
Pavilion
Cabins - shower/etc.
Dinner
Pavilion
Evening entertainment differs each night 
Bed (Whew)

If you or anyone you know is interested and have any questions, please have them contact me. Most (not all) athletes love this camp! 

Athletes can not "rest" during the day either in the cabin or the Health Center. This is a non-smoking camp!!

When an athlete asks you to sign their form, please do not sign if you do not think the athlete will make it through the whole week - it is extremely hard on everyone, if an athlete has to go home.

Coaches: when an athlete asks you to sign their form, please do not sign if you do not think the athlete will make it through the whole week - it is extremely hard on everyone, if an athlete has to go home. 

If you or anyone you know is interested and have any questions, please have them contact our Head of Delegation Meg Jones,  mfjones8225@gmail.com