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New summer sports camps at Chelsea Piers CT

By Chelsea Piers Connecticut (CPCT)

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Stamford, CT - Chelsea Piers Connecticut (CPCT) is pleased to announce that a variety of unique summer sports camps will be offered all summer from June 17th through August 30TH. More than 20 different sports camps will be available, ranging from half-day programs for preschool-aged children, to full-day developmental and elite level camps, to two sport combo camps and advanced power and pre-season training camps. Athletes may sign up for one, two or more weeks of camp for maximum flexibility.

A swimming/gymnastics combo camp joins the popular combo camp offerings.

Two new preschool camps in swimming and tennis have been added.

Aquatics has added a two-week competitive swim camp.

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Multi-sport campers will add water polo taught by Olympian Nataniel Miller as an aquatic sport.

Chelsea Piers Connecticut summer camps will include some of the best coaching in the world – all under one roof. Soccer phenomenon Kristine Lilly will return for the Kristine Lilly Soccer Academy, a one-week full-day camp for boys and girls ages 7 - 13. Former world #1 athletes Natalie Grainger (Squash) and Gigi Fernandez (Tennis) will direct squash and tennis camps all summer for players of all levels. National Champion Jamie Barone will lead a two-week competitive swim camp.

Campers may participate in sport-specific camps, dual-sport camps or multi-sport camps. There will be three general categories of camps offered: recreational camp programs for preschool and beginner athletes, sport-specific developmental and elite camps for elementary and middle school athletes and sport-specific training programs for elite high school, prep school and college athletes.

Chelsea Piers Connecticut plans to run the following camps this summer:

Little Athletes (Ages 3-6):
Gymnastics, Ice Skating, Swimming, Multi-Sport, Tennis

Multi-sport (Ages 5-12)
Racquets Academy, Sports Academy

Sports Intensive (Ages 5-18, varying by sport)
Basketball, Synchronized Skating, Gymnastics, Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Squash, Tennis, Volleyball

Dual-sport Camps (Ages 5-12):
Hockey/Lacrosse, Ice Skating/Gymnastics, Swimming/Gymnastics

Advanced Power and Pre-Season Team Training:
Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball

In addition to receiving top-notch instruction in campers’ core sports, campers will have the unique opportunity to enjoy the other facilities throughout the air-conditioned complex during a daily recreational period. Recreational period activities vary from camp to camp and by age group and will include time in the indoor Splash Zone water park and the Olympic pool , visits to the Jump Zone Trampoline Center, trips to the Ice Rinks, Tennis Club and 60,000 square-foot Field House building. Where age and skill appropriate, athletes will benefit from sport-specific training and fitness in a 7,000 square-foot state-of-the-art sports training center operated by BlueStreak Sports Training.

A healthy lunch and snack will be provided by Chelsea Piers to all full-day campers. After care options will also be available for parents who need an extended camp day.

"We are excited to kick off our second summer of comprehensive sports camps by welcoming back campers from last year as well as introducing new campers,” commented Mollie Marcoux, Executive Director, Chelsea Piers Connecticut. “Most importantly, we look forward to watching each camper learn and grow in the most dynamic sports and recreation facility in the country."

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