Summer Sport Camps
Each year Western Washington University supports the growth and development of community youth by providing the summer sports camps through our Campus Recreation Services department. The purpose of the summer camps is to provide the opportunity for local youth to get instruction in sports that are not offered through the Athletic department. The goal is to make these camps cost efficient and to provide a positive experience for participants not only within the expert instruction they will receive but also by enjoying the atmosphere of the university and other recreational opportunities provided in the Student Recreation Center.
Tennis Skills Camp
Last summer marked the seventh year of the WWU Tennis Skills Camp. Since the inception of the camp, Bonna Giller, the head coach at Sehome High School, has provided expertise instruction. Bonna has been at Sehome High School for 30 years. She has coached the boy’s team for the past 10 seasons can compiled a record of 135-6 for dual matches, accumulated seven league titles, seven district titles and two state titles. She has coached the girl’s team for the past 11 seasons and compiled a record of 115-40 for dual matches and two league titles. Other coaches include the staff of the Sehome High School teams as well as volunteers from the WWU Tennis Team. This four day camp is for all skill levels and provides instruction on aspects for playing the game of tennis.
For the past two years there have been two different camps offered for different age levels. There is a Senior High camp for those participants entering high school the following year, and also a Junior High camp for those participants entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade the following year.
Click here for more information on our Tennis Skills Camp.
In 2013, we were pleased to offer a rugby camp for the first time. After the success and growth of our Men’s Rugby program, the team has decided to provide their expertise to the area youth for instruction in rugby. Rugby is a sport that is growing in popularity and will be featured at the 2016 Olympic games. This has spawned new interest in the region and support for the Western Washington team has grown as they are currently ranked in the collegiate top 25 nationally.
The WWU coaching staff and players look to provide an opportunity to attract high school players to the campus to participate and learn in a collegiate environment. This is a residential camp and will provide participants the opportunity to stay and live on campus for the week to experience what it would be like to be playing for Western as well.
Click here for more information on our Rugby Camp.