If you’ve been considering attending a sports camp this year, you’ve probably got some questions on how to choose the right camp for you or your athlete. Before you start looking at camps, we recommend making a list of what you want to learn and what you want your camp experience to focus on. You’ll also want to consider the more mundane aspects of selecting a camp, like cost, location and scheduling. Once you know what you want, where you want to go, what you can afford and when you’ll be able to take the time off, you can start narrowing down your search.
Different camp providers offer camps for different ages as well by sport. Below are a list of some of the best sites for booking camps by age/sport/level that we recommend.
Sports Camps & Classes for Toddlers (18 months to 5 years old)
If your children are between 18 months to 5 years old, then check out SuperTots!
SuperTots, founded in 2022, offers classes and enrichment programs for children looking to get started early. The founder, Kent Gold started it with a vision to provide age-appropriate sports development for young kids. Kent owned and ran sports facilities in the Puget Sound region of Washington State for several years and developed a similar program that grew out of a need for good programming for that age group. None existed at the time, and Kent, being a grown-up kid, knew that the indirect approach that taps kids’ “fun” motivation was the key. Kids just wanna have fun, and parents want good programming that develops kids physically, emotionally, and prepares them for sports.
SuperTots Sports Academy is a Franchise company that has many Operators offering classes and parties at hundreds of locations in the United States. The company has emerged as the premier child development company in North America.
Youth Sports Camps (4-14 years old)
For children between 4-14 years old, Skyhawks your spot!
40 years ago, Skyhawks had the vision that every child should experience the joy and benefits of sports.
In 1979, Jeff Heimbigner recognized that children of varying athletic levels did not have the same opportunity to learn sport-specific skills as serious players or elite young athletes. Many of these children aspired to be better players but unfortunately did not have the best setting in which to learn sport-specific skills, have fun, be safe, and take those lessons home and apply them to their everyday lives. Jeff had a vision that every child should experience the joy and benefits of sports. Jeff created a purpose for the company: “Teaching life skills through sports.”
With his vision and purpose stated, Skyhawks Sports Academy was born.
Skyhawks Sports Academy started as a regional soccer program focused in the Pacific Northwest. The popularity of the camps grew as the years went by, and some amazing athletes and wonderful individuals emerged. These soccer-focused Skyhawks camps emphasized critical lessons in life, such as sportsmanship, teamwork, and winning and losing with grace.
As the years passed, Skyhawks added more sports and more safe, fun, and skill-focused camps for sports like basketball, flag football, volleyball, and baseball while remaining true to its purpose and vision. Today, Skyhawks offers camps, clinics, and leagues in more than 10 different sports, multi-sport programs, and even Mini-Hawk® programs tailored for athletes as young as 4-years-old!
High School Summer Sports Camps (high school athletes)
Elite Youth Summer Sports Camps (premier high school athletes)
Area Code Baseball
Area Code Baseball first started in 1987 in Lodi, CA and later expanded nationally in 1990. They are part of the high school prospect circuit where many of the top MLB prospects start out, including Albert Pujols, Bryce Harper, Gerrit Cole, Royce Lewis, and Spencer Torkelson. There are currently 6 MLB teams with at least 10 Area Code Games alums on their rosters.
The Elite 11 is a quarterback competition for high school quarterbacks across the United States. Elite 11 was founded in 1999 by Andy Bark and continues to be run by his company, Student Sports Inc, hosted at the Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon.
Notable Elite 11 Finals alumni include Andrew Luck, Trevor Lawrence, Matthew Stafford, Jameis Winston, Teddy Bridgewater, Matt Leinart, Geno Smith, Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, Vince Young, Kyle Orton, and Troy Smith. Since 2016, the camp has been covered by NFL Network in a YouTube series.
The Opening is a 7-on-7 Invitational, the ultimate high school football experience featuring the nation’s top skill position players.
Invited athletes partake in a three-day experience where they’ll test, train and compete alongside high school football’s best while also learning from an elite coaching staff who’ve competed and covered the game at the highest level.
Final 5 – Offensive Lineman Academy
The Final 5 OL Academy costs $399 and is open to high school linemen. Participants enjoy an immersive two-day curriculum that includes on-field, in-the-classroom, & weight room training from some of the top OL coaches in the country. Participants will also receive Final 5 workout apparel.
Saving on Sports Summer Camps
If cost is an issue, look for camps that offer discounts, scholarships, or tuition breaks. You’ll find that many camps offer discounts for early registration, multiple camp registrations [either for a single camper at multiple sessions or several campers at one session], family discounts, employee discounts, and scholarship opportunities, both for need and merit. Little League baseball camps offer a scholarship for winning essays, for example.
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