The Fernwood Cove Athletics programs are based on individual skill development and progression and healthy, competitive play. Campers are able to choose from a wide variety of activities that include both individual and team sports. Athletics activities are structured to ensure campers receive the appropriate level of skill instruction. Campers are able to use their newly developed skills in game play scenarios as well. Campers are encouraged to bring their personal sports equipment with them to camp, however there is equipment at camp for those campers who do not have gloves, goggles, sticks, shin guards, etc.
Campers who would like a more competitive sports experience are able to sign up for one of our inter-camp teams. Inter-camp sports events are scheduled with nearby camps in a variety of events for campers of all ages. Each inter-camp event is announced throughout the summer, campers sign up to be a member of the teams of their choice and attend practices leading up to game day. Every Fernwood Cove athletics program stresses the importance of fair play and positive sportsmanship.
Each Fernwood Cove Athletics counselor has a strong background in his/her respective sport. Many of the athletics counselors have experience in university level play, in addition to having prior experience coaching youth in a variety of youth sports teams. Athletics counselors also have a strong understanding of the importance of creating a healthy competition environment where every participant is welcome and able to receive equal play time.
Campers are able to choose from soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, basketball, volleyball, softball, kickball and dodge ball. Land Sports activities are scheduled according to skill level and/or age group to provide appropriate level instruction and play for campers of all skill levels. The Land Sports activities also include time for game play which gives campers the opportunity to learn about offensive and defensive game strategy.
Under the guidance of experience tennis instructors, the Fernwood Cove tennis program offers campers of all skill abilities the opportunity to learn to play tennis. Campers are grouped by skill level during instructional activities to ensure safety and fair play for everyone. The hard court tennis facility at Fernwood Cove provides campers with the perfect environment to develop their tennis skills and experience both singles and doubles matches.
Campers of all ages and abilities are able to learn the sport of archery through our Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) Archery program. The JOAD Archery program ensures continual skill development and advancement through its level system. Campers are able to monitor and record their advancements through the various JOAD levels.