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Sports Camp Details and Registration

Sports Camp

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  • Sports Camp Details and Registration

    Sports Camp
    Sports Camp will take place Friday, June 14 - Wednesday, July 3, 2024  
    Cost $4400   

    We look forward to seeing you all at Sports Camp soon!
     
    Campers 
    Boys ages 10-14

    Camp Description
    Woodberry Forest Sports Camp offers sports-loving boys a three-week experience in which all are able to learn and compete in a variety of team and individual sports regardless of their level of play or ability. Campers develop in a friendly, supportive atmosphere and find encouragement from coaches and counselors who are committed to teaching them not only the skills of the game but the spirit too. Daily competitions highlight the importance of effort and sportsmanship, and individual instruction ensures each player’s athletic as well as personal growth. This camp is for the boy who wants to develop his character and play sports all day long!

    Competitive Team Sports: Basketball, Dodgeball, Floor Hockey, Football, Handball, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Tchoukball, Ultimate Frisbee.
     
    Individual Sport Activities/Skills Development: Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Disc Golf, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Pickleball, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, and Wrestling.

    Director

    Frazier Stowers '04
    Frazier has a long-standing relationship with the Woodberry Forest Sports Camp, having attended as a boy in the late ‘90s and served as a counselor and assistant director from 2005 to 2015. Frazier was also a co-director in 2017 when the camp celebrated its fiftieth anniversary. Frazier’s appointment marks an exciting moment and a journey coming full circle for him. His deep roots with the camp ensure that the camp’s founders, Red and Cathy Caughron’s emphasis on character and integrity will remain a focal point of the camp experience. Through the shared struggles of hard-fought competitions, the joys of new experiences, and the comforts of living in a values-based community, campers will have the opportunity for relationships and memories that will last a lifetime.

    Contact Information

    Janet Lewis
    Call 540-672-6044 




  • What to Bring to Sports Camp

     
    Clothing and Equipment List
     
    Campers must bring the following articles of clothing and equipment to camp:
    1. 1 backpack (an old one that goes over the shoulder – nothing new)
    2. 1 pair athletic shoes with molded cleats (no detachable cleats)
    3. 2 pair non‑marking basketball shoes (in case one gets wet or causes blisters)
    4. 1 pair of sandals (for swimming – Teva-type sandals work the best)
    5. 2 pair cheap flip flops (helps in showers)
    6. 1 pair of pajamas (which they never wear  boxers are fine)
    7. 1 sweatshirt or warm jacket (in case it gets cool or rains)
    8. 2 or 3 swimsuits (one for Barbee, one for outdoor pool, and one left on dorm)
    9. 1 dozen athletic socks
    10. 1 pair shorts (w/pockets)  The pair they wear opening day will be great.
    11. 1 dozen. under shorts 
    12. (suggestion:  athletic compression shorts helps with any chafing during an athletic day)
    13. 1 blanket (linens are provided)
    14. 1 pillow 
    15. bathroom articles (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.) 
    16. stamps, postcards, pens
    17. towels
     
     
    Athletic Shoes
     
    Boys must bring a well-fitted athletic shoe with molded cleats. It is extremely important that shoes (cleated and basketball) must be well broken in before camp. Please do not make the mistake of purchasing shoes right before camp. Blisters are painful and your son could have several bad days ahead of him.  
     
    Send two pairs of good basketball shoes. Again, these must be well broken in. A dry pair should be available to avoid blisters. Be certain they are well marked! Should your son have an old pair that can be worn in the rain if necessary, please send them.
     
    Special Notes on Clothing and Laundry Facilities
     
    Small articles of clothing such as underwear, socks, pajamas, etc. will be washed here each week. We do not send clothing to an outside laundry  therefore; campers will be required to bring very little personal clothing. Campers wear their camp uniform throughout the day and evening, including meals. Campers generally change their uniform two or three times a day.
     
    It is absolutely essential that each piece of clothing and equipment be marked! Nametags are the only reliable method of marking clothing. Athletic shoes must also be marked with magic marker.  Please do not neglect to do this; shoes and baseball caps are the items most frequently lost or misplaced. You will not need to pack shorts or shirts for him. He will be in a camp uniform the entire camp. He will go home in the personal shorts he wears to camp opening day and a camp shirt.
     
    We do provide equipment, but many campers have a favorite glove or lacrosse stick they will want to bring.
     
     
    What not to send:
     
    Cell phones
    If your son travel travels to camp with one, have him return it to you before you depart campus or turn it in to his counselor on opening day. Possession of these devices is not permitted during camp as they detract from a key aspect of camp  building meaningful relationships with the other boys at camp.
     
    Food and Gum
    We provide campers with two snacks and three meals a day and a visit to the Fir Tree most evenings. They have plenty of food. We want to encourage healthy eating along with fitness so we remove sodas from the Fir Tree. Please do not send a lot of junk food. Last year, there was an excessive amount of food in the dorm rooms, which remained uneaten and in many cases created a big mess.  If food packages become a problem, we reserve the right to deal with it how we see fit. Care packages can be a link to home and fun, but please keep it to a reasonable quantity.
     
    FOOD ITEMS THAT WILL BE DISCARDED IMMEDIATELY: Soda, gum, sunflower seeds, or anything with peanuts. These items have caused problems in the past. 
     
    OTHER ITEMS PROHIBITED ON DORM: 
    spray deodorant and shaving cream
    expensive cameras (disposable cameras work great, though!)
    flashlights
    laundry bags (We have bags used by the school, additional bags may confuse the laundry procedure.)
    knives
    footlockers
    anything with wheels (rollerblades, skateboards, etc.)
    water balloons
    water guns
     
    We urge you to avoid sending items of great value. The campers/counselors are out of the dorms most of the day and evening. 
  • Contact Information for Sports Camp

    Contact Information 


    Janet Lewis
    Call 540-672-6044 
    or email Janet Lewis at

    Director

    Frazier Stowers ‘04
    Frazier has a long-standing relationship with the Woodberry Forest Sports Camp, having attended as a boy in the late ‘90s and served as a counselor and assistant director from 2005 to 2015. Frazier was also a co-director in 2017 when the camp celebrated its fiftieth anniversary. Frazier’s appointment marks an exciting moment and a journey coming full circle for him. His deep roots with the camp ensure that the camp’s founders, Red and Cathy Caughron’s emphasis on character and integrity will remain a focal point of the camp experience. Through the shared struggles of hard-fought competitions, the joys of new experiences, and the comforts of living in a values-based community, campers will have the opportunity for relationships and memories that will last a lifetime.




    Sending Letters
    Camper's Name and Team
    Woodberry Forest Sports Camp 
    378 Woodberry Station
    Woodberry Forest, VA 22989 
    Office phone: 540-672-6044 
    School phone: 540-672-3900 
     
    Sending Packages
    Camper's Name and Team
    Woodberry Forest Sports Camp


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Woodberry Forest admits students of any race, color, sexual orientation, disability, religious belief, and national or ethnic origin to all of the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, disability, religious belief, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs. The school is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students.