Sports

Boys' Lacrosse

When: June 17‑20 (no Friday, June 21)
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, June 21, 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: June 17‑20 (no Friday, June 21)
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, June 21, so if you need coverage on that day, you will need to register for one day of Day Camp or Tot Camp that week.

Baseball

When: June 17‑21
Grade Level: Grades 1‑8
Time: 9:00 a.m.‑12:00 p.m.
Cost: $205
Instructor: Mr. Mike August, Independence Baseball Coach

Fundamentals of hitting, fielding, catching, pitching, and base running will be covered in this camp. Mr. August just completed his seventh season as head baseball coach at Independence. He has 17 years of coaching and playing experience at the collegiate level and 21 years of baseball camp experience, including working camps at University of Delaware, Delaware State University, and University of Maryland. During his college coaching career, he guided 10 players who have gone on to pro baseball.

Field Hockey

When: June 17‑21
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. 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.

Boys' Basketball

When: July 8‑12
Grade Level: Grades 1‑8
Time: 9:00 a.m.‑12:00 p.m.
Cost: $205
Instructor: Mr. Mike August, Independence Boys' Basketball Coach

Coach August just completed his eighth season as head boys' basketball coach at Independence. His prior basketball coaching experience includes a stint as an assistant at his alma mater, St. Mark's High School. Fundamental skills that will be addressed at this camp include shooting, dribbling, rebounding, and defense. One‑on‑one, three‑on‑three, and five‑on‑five drills will also be included in this camp, which will involve guest speakers throughout the week.

Girls' Basketball

When: July 15‑19
Grade Level: Grades 5‑8
Time: 9:00 a.m.‑12:00 p.m.
Cost: $205
Instructor: Mrs. Terri Shockley, Independence Girls' Basketball Coach

Coach Shockley just completed her fourth 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.

Tennis (Co-ed)

When: July 22‑26
Grade Level: Grades 1‑3 (from 9:00 a.m.‑12:00 p.m.); Grades 4-8 (from 1:00‑4:00 p.m.)
Cost: $205
Instructor: Mrs. Heather Watt, Independence Tennis Coach

Heather 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 seventh 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 11 years.

Sports and Games

When: July 29‑August 2
Grade Level: Grades 2‑5
Time: 9:00 a.m.‑12:00 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!

Flag Football

When: July 15‑19 **NEW DATES**
Grade Level: Grades 1‑8
Time: 9:00 a.m.‑12:00 p.m.
Cost: $205
Instructor: Mr. Mike August, Independence Physical Education Teacher and Multi‑Sport Coach

Flag Football Camp is back for a fifth year! This camp will teach all aspects of flag football, including basic formations, passing, receiving, defense, flag pulling, and small and large games.

Soccer

When: August 12‑16
Grade Level: Grades 1‑4 (from 9:00 a.m.‑12:00 p.m.); Grades 5-8 (from 1:00‑4:00 p.m.)
Cost: $205
Instructor: Mrs. Jessie Copeland, Independence Soccer Coach

This camp focuses on skill development and will include scrimmages, fun games, and activities. Mrs. Copeland has coached nine seasons of Independence Soccer, all winning.