The Benefits of Junior Sports and Summer Camp

Summer officially begins this month, and we’re all looking forward to prime golfing season and family vacations. But summer is also a great time for juniors, as there is summer camp, golf camps, tennis clinics, swim teams, and more going on at local country clubs, public parks, and golf courses.

There are numerous benefits of junior sports and summer camp for their participants, including these:

The Benefits of Junior Sports and Summer Camp

  • Sports keep kids healthy and active
  • Summer camp is social – kids can meet new friends & bond with old ones
  • Sports teams teach children valuable social skills, such as how to cooperate in groups and the value of teamwork and sportsmanship
  • Heading off to camp increases self-confidence, and camps and sports develop pride & confidence in one’s talents and skills
  • Camps and sports keep kids out of trouble – a bored mind is a mischievous mind
  • Sports and camps are fun!

If you’re looking for junior sports camps or teams this summer, check out some of these!

Nike Sports Camps

Many American Golf public golf courses offer some Nike Sports Camp options for junior golfers who want to learn how to play the game. From overnight camps to junior day camps, to short game specific clinics, check out all the offerings at http://www.ussportscamps.com/golf/.

Sunset Hills ‘Sunset Funset’ Kids Camp

If you’re in the Thousand Oaks, California area, consider joining Camp Funset, that begins on Monday, June 27. Kids can enjoy daily golf, tennis & swimming activities, with structured learning, lunch, and games. Members and their guests are welcome, and you can learn more by calling (805) 497-4314 or emailing sunsethillsinstruction@gmail.com. More info is also on their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/sunsethillsgolf

Lomas Santa Fe CC Camp Lomas

Lomas Santa Fe Country Club also offers a summer camp for kids. Campers meet Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to enjoy a range of activities including golf, Yoga, tennis, fitness, and swimming. The camp is open to Members and Non-Members, and the first session begins June 20. For more information, you can contact (858) 755-6768, ext. 104, or email lomassummer@yahoo.com. Their Facebook page is: www.facebook.com/lomassummercamp

El Camino Summer Camp

El Camino Country Club in Oceanside, California also hosts a summer camp that is open to Members and Guests. Each week is a different theme, and includes daily golf, tennis, and swim lessons taught by resident professionals. There are also crafts, lunch, and snacks. The camp runs Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, you can contact (760) 757-2100 or email receptionist@elcaminoclub.com.

Westchester Golf Course Junior Golf

Not only does Westchester Golf Course in Los Angeles offer Nike Golf Camp, but it also offers numerous junior golf programs including after-school programs and weekly clinics that provide a comfortable and fun learning environment that encourages children to learn and love the game of golf. For the most current info on these camps, call the course at (310) 649-9173.

FootGolf at Lake Forest Golf & Practice Center (and more!)

Summer is a great time to get into FootGolf, or play more if you haven’t had the time during the school year. Courses like Lake Forest Golf & Practice Center in Lake Forest, California offer tee times throughout the day to play this fun soccer-golf hybrid. There are also other courses in California and across the U.S. Check out www.gofootgolf.com for available tee times.

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