In addition to the family atmosphere, the intense spirit, tradition, legacy and incredible camaraderie that flows through our camp, the summer of 2013 has also been a very successful season for Towanda Athletics.
We are proud of our kids’ sportsmanship, participation and respect of other camps, as well as teamwork and Towanda pride.
Although our tournaments are still going on as we speak, we thought this would be a good time to share a recap of the ‘lucky summer of ’13’:
Everyday, our campers are engaging in instruction, skill development and games in virtually every sport. Our coaches, who consist of professionals, high school coaches and college players are top-notch and work with groups, teams, and individuals.
We offer what we call MasterCamp Clinics in Tennis, Soccer, Gymnastics and Basketball throughout the summer, for those campers who want extra focus in these sports (adding Lacrosse in 2014).
We have a very healthy balance and well-rounded program that keeps ALL our campers very happy, motivated and excelling; from our awesome and excellent athletes to our campers who “could go either way”!
Our kids thrive because we don’t put on the pressure and give the parents a much-needed break from getting caught up in the competition from afar (which is why we don’t live-tweet games or share daily scores). Some of our families are in the intense sports circuit for 10 months of the school year with travel sports and practices. It’s refreshing that when the pressure is off…our kids are winners! They feel good, everyone plays and it is a team that cares about each other!
We offer different levels of competition based on levels of interest and ability. For those who are interested in continuing an intense focus in a particular sport, we offer plenty of opportunity through MasterCamp and Tournament play. For those who want to try something new or less competitive, we offer friendly competition through inter-camps and scrimmages. We participate in a great program with other Wayne County Camp Association camps including: Wayne County Tournaments (which run all summer and are single elimination), Inter-camp Tournaments, Towanda Invitationals and Fun Friday Inter-murals. And of course, the grand daddy of them all…our Camp Towanda Olympics (which is also the most fun and spirited).
As you know, Camp Towanda is about so much more than sports, although they are of course a big part of our program. To date, we have had over 40 wins in Wayne County Camp Association soccer, basketball, baseball, football, tennis and lacrosse tournaments; including (only to date so far) SIX Championships and SEVEN 2nd Places. Still to come, another 12 teams have reached the championship round (yet to be played). In addition, we have won FOUR Towanda Invitational Tournaments so far and victories in casual inter-camp playdates.
Regardless, win or lose, the teams are called up to the flagpole for recognition! Because we are really most proud of the excellent sportsmanship, team support and camaraderie which is paramount to our coaching philosophy and our Towanda values!