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Team NorCal Summer Day Camps 2020 for Boys and Girls

COVID 19 Update on All 2020 Summer Camps

 

We are all hopeful that we can return to some kind of normal throughout this summer.  We will sponsor as many of our traditional summer day camps as we can, obviously subject to state and local guidelines.   We want to do our best to give kids a chance to get back on the field.  

Governor Newsome just announced California Counties can move to Stage 3 - so there is a light at the end of the tunnel.  We expect Santa Clara County to announce modifications to the SIP in a matter of days.  

There are many ways in which we will modify our social and camp behavior to address the public health issue.   Among the hygiene and safety issues would most likely include 1) Daily non- contact temperature checks for all campers, 2) possible limits on size for all camps, 3) no shared food or drink available at camps, 4) separation of camps into two or more distinct camps, with limited shared activities (boys and girls camps kept on separate fields all day with separate check-in and check-out,  5) all the well understood behaviors we have learned in this crisis - hand washing, access to disinfectant, regular cleaning of all surfaces, and more., and 6) We may modify the camp curriculum to reflect recommendations fo the US Lacrosse Safe Return to Play Committee.  

We have kept our current schedule on the calendar, we plan to start the week of June 8th, and will ramp up substantially in July and early August.   There may be changes in the schedule, that are beyond our control, but we will keep this schedule up to date promptly if any chances are made.

If we are unable to host a camp that you have signed up for or if you feel uncomfortable for any reason, you will receive a FULL refund.  

THE BIGGEST AND BEST DAY CAMPS IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

WHY TEAM NORCAL SUMMER CAMPS FOR 2020?

 

Our 11th Year of Summer Camp Success - We have learned how to do this, and our camps get better each year - combining the best of the old and the new.  We are the largest lacrosse summer camp provider in Northern California for a good reason!

Pro, College and Team NorCal CoachesOur coaching roster is unmatched.  Many of our travel team coaches participate in many of the camps, and returning college players and graduates are frequent guests in our Intermediate/Advanced Camps.  Our Beginner Camps are staffed by high school players and adult coaches who have the patience and the skill to teach young players how to get started in the game.  

Outstanding Locations MidPeninsula, Palo Alto, South BayLocations. Our locations often have turf Fields,  picnic tables and bathroom facilities - we care a lot about the atmosphere of the camp. 
 
Largest, Most Vibrant Camps in the Bay Area - Our camps average 70 players per camp (ranges from 40 to 100 depending on location).  That means there is a good range of players, so all skill levels will have critical mass, and there is a great deal of energy at a typical camp.  You'll see why we set attendance records every year and our returning camper ratio is so high!  
 
Separate Boys and Girls Tracks -  Separate fields, instructors, and level of commitment.  Girls are led by Colleen Niklaus, Director of Girl's Programs, Team NorCal and former St Ignatius Coach Varsity Head Coach, where she led them to 4 #1 rankings in the State.
 
Beginner and Intermediate/Advanced Level Camp Options - Differentiated instruction/instructors/fields for all age and skill levels.  For Beginners, we start from scratch and go methodically though the fundamentals.  For Intermediate/Advanced, a 'training camp' experience for players at the travel team level or with several years of experience looking to substantially enhance their skills.   
 

Half Day, Full Day and Overnight OptionsBeginners can attend half day or full day.  Intermediate/Advanced Camp is always full day.   Bear Valley Overnight is a four day, three night overnight camp held form July 29th-August 1st in Bear Valley, California in the Sierra's.  

Camp Snacks Included - Fresh fruit Monday morning, water and gatorade all day every day, candy for those who work hard in camp, and morning and afternoon snacks like granola bars to stay fueled.  Either an ice cream sundae cart from Rick's Rather Rich Ice Cream or an all camp lunch on Thursday - depending on location!  
 
Free Loaner EquipmentWe have full gear - sticks, helmets, gloves, mouthpiece and pads available for boy and girl beginners to use during the camp.  If you have some or all of the equipment, we encourage you to being it, but if not, you are covered!
 
Camp JerseyAll campers get a reversible Team NorCal jersey to use and keep! 
 

Non-Lacrosse Activities -  While we love lacrosse, we find it best to occasionally feather in other co-ed all camp activities like Capture the Flag, Sharks and Minnows, and Lacrosse Baseball and Olympics to help campers make more friends and also keep interest high.  


Cancellation Policy in Light of Public Health Concerns

- No change or cancellation fees. Family can change to another available session and pay only the difference in session price, if any. If you feel uncomfortable for any reason about participating in this camp, you will receive a full refund.  


- In the event the session needs to be canceled due to health advisories, you will receive credit for a future session or a full refund - your choice. 


- All credits must be used by Sept 1, 2021 and can be used for another family member.


- If the session is canceled due to low enrollment, your payment will be refunded back to your credit card.

LOCATIONS AND DATES SUMMER 2020

 

  • PALO ALTO: Stanford/Palo Alto Community Playing Fields, Palo Alto - June 8-11, June 22-25, July 6-9, August 3-6
  • PENINSULA: Hillsdale High School, San Mateo  July 21 - 24
  • SOUTH BAY/SAN JOSE: Lakewood Park, Sunnyvale CA July 14-17

CAMP PRICES

BEGINNER - Half Day ($259), Full Day ($299)

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED - Full Day ($299)

Full Day is 9AM to 3PM, Half Day is 9AM to Noon


HEAD COACHES

 

  • BEGINNER BOYS: Brent Tovrea, Head Coach Los Altos High School and Former Captain, Sonoma State Men's Lacrosse
  • INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED BOYS: Greg Hollingshead, Head Coach Santa Clara University Lacrosse, Pierce Philp, Former University of Arizona Assistant Coach, and Trevor Stephens, Former Head Coach, Archbishop Mitty High School Men's Lacrosse
  • GIRLS: Colleen Niklaus, Director of Girls Programs - Team NorCal Lacrosse, Former Head  Coach St Ignatius Varsity Women's Lacrosse - 4x Number 1 Ranking in the State of California

SPECIAL GUEST STAR COACHES - SUMMER 2020

 

Jonny Glazier - Captain, Northwestern University Men's Lacrosse, High School Academic All American, Palo Alto High School

Christian Rider - Chapman University Men's Lacrosse, Starting Defenseman in 2019 MCLA National semifinals

Hayden Libby - UC Davis Men's Lacrosse, Starting Midfielder on WCLL Div 2 2019 Champion

Matt Seligson - William College Men's Lacrosse, Attack, 2019 NESCAC Conference RunnerUp

Anders Chiang - University of California - Berkeley, Defense, 2019 MCLA National Championship Finalist

More TBA...Including Women's Special Guest Stars

* - Special Guest Stars will make appearances at selected camps