This year campers can beat the heat by participating in three unique evening camp experiences that will focus on skill development, leadership, character and confidence building in athletes ranging from youth to high school level. Proceeds will support Nick’s House, a family home operated by the HEADstrong Foundation which provides complimentary lodging to families displaced to the region seeking potentially lifesaving cancer treatment and families
HEADstrong Swedesboro Lacrosse Camp for ages 7-14) will take place June 28 to June 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. The cost is $175. This camp is for both boys and girls. To register visit http://www.headstronglax.org/swedesboro.
Infusing the core values of the HEADstrong Foundation, camp organizers have created an amazing experience for lacrosse player’s ages 7-14 that are looking to elevate their level of play. Pairing the highest level of lacrosse instruction with life skills and service, the organization hopes to share HF founder Nicholas Colleluori’s vision of empowering athletes to make a difference in their communities.
Supporting the effort is a dedicated staff comprised of current and former professional and collegiate lacrosse players and coaches many whom have played competitively for the HEADstrong Lacrosse Club. HEADstrong’s personalized approach to lacrosse instruction focuses on all aspects of the game with both individual instruction and group/team skills.
The goal of HEADstrong Lacrosse Camps are to assist in the transitioning of a player from good to great by providing qualified instruction with a 10:1 camper to counselor ratio. Players will learn fundamentals of individual, group and team lacrosse skills in a positive atmosphere.
Players will learn the fundamental aspects of dodging, passing, catching, shooting, individual defense, goalie play and face-off technique. In addition, players will learn team skills such as team offense, team defense, riding, clearing and transition play. There will also be guest appearances from professional lacrosse players as well as cancer survivors who will share their stories with campers.
Campers will receive a HEADstrong Lax Tank and Laces. Campers will also have the chance to win amazing prizes.
“Our Nick aspired to be an educator, a coach and a counselor. His desire to be a positive influence in the community was only fueled during his battle with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Sensing his time was short Nick created a way through the HEADstrong Foundation to inspire athletes throughout the country.
“Our summer camp series is a way to share the invaluable lessons that he taught us both on and off the playing field. Our staff is comprised of those who have followed in his footsteps and are playing the game at its highest levels and like Nick believe in giving back. Participating in these camps will allow us the ability to help those who are dealing with the hardships and realities of cancer. As a parent, I am very proud to what my boys have built in the game of lacrosse; my hope is that your children will be inspired to pick up the ball where our Nick left off,” said Cheryl Colleluori, HEADstrong President and Nick’s Mom.