Sports

Boys' Basketball

When: June 15-19
Grade Level: Grades 5‑6 (from 9:00 a.m.‑12:00 p.m.); Grades 7-8 (from 1:00-4:00 p.m.)
Cost: $205
Instructor: Mr. Braheim Wilson, Independence Boys’ Basketball Coach

Mr. Wilson began coaching basketball at age 19 and has successfully coached many levels of the sport. Fundamental skills that will be addressed at this camp include shooting, dribbling, rebounding, and defense.

Flag Football

When: June 15‑19
Grade Level: Grades 1‑8
Time: 9:00 a.m.‑12:00 p.m.
Cost: $205
Instructor: Mr. Jay Lazar, Independence Tennis Coach and Middle School Math Teacher

Flag Football Camp is back for a sixth year! This camp will teach all aspects of flag football, including basic formations, passing, receiving, defense, flag pulling, and small and large games. Mr. Lazar played organized football from age 3 until his senior year of high school, where he was an MVP running back and wide receiver.

Field Hockey

When: June 22‑26
Grade Level: Grades 1‑8
Time: 9:00 a.m.‑12:00 p.m.
Cost: $205
Instructor: Mrs. Michelle Walch, Independence Field Hockey Coach

Take part in some field hockey fun this summer! Mrs. Walch is a USA Field Hockey Level 1 Certified Coach and First State Fifth‑ and Sixth‑Grade Recreational Coach in 2016‑17. This past fall, she led Independence to an undefeated field hockey season. The camp will be focused on basic skill sets and may vary per age. All players must have shin guards, a mouth guard, and a field hockey stick. Facemasks recommended for grades 5‑8.

Sports and Games

When: June 22‑26
Grade Level: Grades 2‑5
Time: 1:00‑4:00 p.m.
Cost: $205
Instructor: Mrs. Heather Horsey, Independence Athletic Director

Sports and Games is a high‑energy, fast‑paced camp designed to provide fun and exciting opportunities to enhance teamwork and skill development and introduce campers to a variety of sports and games that fit every interest. If you love P.E. class, you will love this camp! Sign up for a week of non‑stop fun!

Boys' Lacrosse

When: July 6‑9
Grade Level: Grades 3‑8
Time: 1:00‑4:00 p.m.
Cost: $165
Instructor: Mr. Jason Motta, Independence Boys' Lacrosse Coach and Athletic Director

The camp focuses on skill development and will include scrimmages, contests, fun games, and activities. Mr. Motta, the camp's instructor, is a former Major League Lacrosse player and former University of Delaware assistant coach, as well as co‑founder of Team 302 Lacrosse, an elite program for players in grades 2‑11. Note: Boys' Lacrosse requires full equipment. This camp does not run on Friday, July 10, so if you need coverage on that day, you will need to register for one day of Day Camp that week.

Rookie Lacrosse (Co‑ed)

When: July 6‑9
Grade Level: K‑Grade 2
Time: 9:00 a.m.‑12:00 p.m.
Cost: $165
Instructor: Mr. Jason Motta, Independence Boys' Lacrosse Coach and Athletic Director

The camp focuses on skill development and will include scrimmages, contests, and fun games and activities. Mr. Motta, the camp's instructor, is a former Major League Lacrosse player and former University of Delaware assistant coach, as well as co‑founder of Team 302 Lacrosse, an elite program for players in grades 2‑11. Note: Rookie Lacrosse will only require a lacrosse stick. This camp does not run on Friday, July 10, so if you need coverage on that day, you will need to register for one day of Day Camp or Tot Camp that week.

Girls' Basketball

When: July 13‑17
Grade Level: Grades 5‑8
Time: 1:00‑4:00 p.m.
Cost: $205
Instructor: Mrs. Terri Shockley, Independence Girls' Basketball Coach and Fifth-Grade Teacher

Coach Shockley just completed her fifth season as head girls' basketball coach at Independence. She has coached all age levels in the CYM league, as well as the YMCA league, over the last 25 years. She believes that players need to be taught the fundamentals of the game, including shooting, dribbling, rebounding, and defense. This fun‑filled week will be jam‑packed with instruction and a variety of drills to improve each player's confidence and love of basketball.

Volleyball (Co-ed)

When: July 13‑17
Grade Level: Grades 5‑8
Time: 9:00 a.m.‑12:00 p.m.
Cost: $205
Instructor: Mrs. Kathy Walsh, Independence Volleyball Coach and Fourth-Grade Teacher

Learn volleyball in a fun, engaging, and encouraging practice and playing environment. Fundamentals of the game and basic skills are taught, along with values that are essential to success in both athletic competition and life. Whether you are exploring the sport or have prior experience, this is the camp for you!

Rookie Tennis (Co-ed)

When: July 20‑24
Grade Level: Grades 1‑3
Time: 9:00 a.m.‑12:00 p.m.
Cost: $205
Instructor: Mrs. Heather Watt, Independence Tennis Coach and Lower School Science Teacher

Mrs. Watt played collegiate tennis at Salisbury University, where she was named to the doubles All‑CAC team. After five seasons as assistant coach at Independence, Mrs. Watt is preparing for her eighth season as head coach of an Independence tennis program that ranks among the best in Delaware. She has run tennis camps at Independence for the last 12 years.

Tennis (Co-ed)

When: July 20‑24
Grade Level: Grades 4‑8
Time: 1:00‑4:00 p.m.
Cost: $205
Instructor: Mrs. Heather Watt, Independence Tennis Coach and Lower School Science Teacher

Mrs. Watt played collegiate tennis at Salisbury University, where she was named to the doubles All‑CAC team. After five seasons as assistant coach at Independence, Mrs. Watt is preparing for her eighth season as head coach of an Independence tennis program that ranks among the best in Delaware. She has run tennis camps at Independence for the last 12 years.