Improve Your Skills at the SVHS Camp of Champions

Take your game to the next level this summer!

Whether you’re a beginner or a serious athlete, the SVHS Camp of Champions offers all students an opportunity to enhance your athletic potential.

Based on last year’s participation, the camp is expected to reach capacity quickly; sign-up now!  Camps will include:

  • Skill integration, competition and games
  • Speed, agility and power development
  • Sports nutrition information

Camp Quick Facts

  • June 29 – July 24
  • 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
  • 1st – 8th grade
  • 9th – 12th (options)
  • $200 per session
  • $125 until 5:00 pm
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From the Field to the Court: Interactive, Instructional and Fun!

The camp program is fun, interactive and instructional–providing students a safe, structured environment.

The SVHS summer camps focus on skill building in key sports on the field and court as well as general athletic development.

Skills instruction and drills will focus on improving each individual’s strength, agility and endurance on the field.

Our elite coaching team will also provide important information to help young athletes understand the basics of sports nutrition and how to reduce injuries during on-the-field play.

2020 Camp Schedule

June 30th thru July 3rd

  • Boys/Girls Lacrosse

July 6th thru July 10th

  • Football

July 13th thru July 17th

  • Boys/Girls Basketball

July 20th thru July 24th

  • Speed and Agility

Speed and Agility Camp

This fun and interactive experience is geared to meet the widest range of needs for our athletes.  Whether you’re a beginner or looking to elevate your game and enhance your athletic potential; this camp is for you.  The skills and drills taught in this camp will improve your functional strength, speed, agility, quickness and power while reducing the risk of sports-related injuries.  For boys & girls ages 9-14 (entering 4th thru 9th grade).

  • Speed Integration, Competition and Games
  • Speed, Agility and Power Development Exercises
  • Testing | 20/40 yard dash, broad jump, pro-agility, power ball throw
  • Nutrition Information

The program will be directed by Trent Herzog, head varsity football coach at St. Vincent de Paul High School.  He is a former personal trainer with an expert rating in speed and agility.  Coach Herzog is only one of three certified trainers in the Bay Area that can provide SPARQ ratings.  (SPARQ is an acronym it stands for “Speed, Power, Agility, Reaction and Quickness” verifying measurements and times for colleges.)

The campers will be guided by Cameron Eisenhauer, the SVHS Strength & Conditioning Coach and alum of Northern State University Football.  They will spend their day with Amanda Galbraith, the Trainer & Coach of North Coast FC and alum of UNLV soccer.  They will also be working with Justin Elsey, the  Head Trainer at Luma Fitness and alumni of The University of Oklahoma Baseball and Connor Waggoner, a Professional Personal Trainer and alumni of Humboldt State Football.  

Basketball Camps

Coordinated by Tom Bonfigli and Tony Keefer, the head varsity basketball coaches at St. Vincent de Paul High School.  (Read more about Coach Bonfigli here).  A focus on footwork, passing, shooting, defensive fundamentals, sliding and the four phases of defense.  We will provide additional instruction in post moves, attacking the basket, decision-making and moving without the ball.  A critical component of our camps include explanation and application of the rules. 

Week of July 13th

9:00AM until Noon | Boys 1st grade through 4th grade

1:00PM to 4:00PM | Boys 5th through 8th grade & Girls (All Ages)

  

Lacrosse Camps

Coordinated by Ed Evans, the head lacrosse coach for St. Vincent de Paul High School.  (Read more about Coach Evans here).  A focus on fundamentals; catching, passing and scooping.  Building lacrosse IQ by explaining the why(s) and how(s) of what we practice.  We will emphasize stick skills and movement not physical contact.

Week of June 29th | Rising 4th thru 9th grades – Boys & Girls

Football Camps

Coached by the St. Vincent’s Head Varsity football coach Trent Herzog and his staff along with former college players.  The “Skills” camp focuses on position players – quarterbacks, receivers, running backs, tight ends, linebackers and defensive backs.  The “Lineman” camp will focus on the specific positions on offense and defense.  Both camps will emphasize fundamentals with specifics for each position.  There will be guest speakers; college coaches along with college and former NFL players. 

Week of July 6th | “Skills” and “Lineman” for rising 4th thru 9th grades  

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About SVHS Summer Camps

Safety has always been our first concern in our camps and on our campus. Currently, we have not received any guidance at the state or federal level that would indicate that summer camps cannot happen this summer.  That being said, we recognize that we are unchartered waters and that government guidelines and events beyond our control can impact our summer schedule.  We are moving forward with high hopes while preparing to make adjustments along the way.  

Our first adjustment was to defer our camps until later in the summer with the expectation that our local conditions will improve over time.  We have adjusted the dates, types of camps and our physical facility.  If necessary, we are preparing for scenarios with fewer participants, greater social distancing and adjustments to the activities within the camps.  In short, we are working diligently on a variety of future outcomes to deliver a safe and wonderful experience for your child.  At the same time, we acknowledge the possibility (and risk) that the camps may need to be cancelled.

On June 5, 2020 the Sonoma County Health Officer issued a new order allowing a variety of in-person services including outdoor recreation and summer camps.

In anticipation of these changing local conditions, St. Vincent de Paul High School has implemented robust protocols in order to allow athletic activities on our campus, within the guidelines of the CDC, NFHS, CIF and local health departments.  As events continue to unfold, we intend to adjust our program to comply with all applicable guidelines and regulations.  As of this posting, examples of the revised guidelines include:

  • Maintaining minimum physical distancing of six feet between participants at all times.
  • Campers and staff assigned to a group are to remain together throughout each workout each day.
  • Face coverings that completely cover the nose and mouth are required for everyone.
  • Group size should be limited to 12 persons per facility including campers and staff, inside or outside.
  • Daily health and temperature screenings of campers and staff by a health care professional or designate. 
  • Appropriate time be given between use of the campus to allow for thorough sanitation of the facility and equipment.
  • If spectators are permitted to attend, they should remain in an area that provides a reduced opportunity for transmission of any illness while providing an opportunity to observe. 

All campers and staff must comply with our General Guidelines, and additional protocols may be required for specific camps.  It is important to note that CIF (the “California Interscholastic Confederation”) is expected to present more guidelines which must be incorporated.

If you have additional questions, please contact the Camp Director, Tony Keefer at tkeefer@svhs-pet.org.

Yes, our programs are co-ed unless specifically noted.  

The decisions about constructing camp offerings are determined by a variety of factors.  First and foremost, our ability to secure the highest quality instruction in a specific area because we intend for our programs to be the highest quality offering in our area.  Second, we want to offer a mix of camps for children of many age groups that are a good compliment to one another.  Also, we certainly do not simply want the same programs every summer.  Finally, we do listen to input from parents and student-athletes to gauge the interest level in our community.  

For this summer, with the addition of Tom Bonfigli and Nick Iacopi to the SVHS basketball staff, we increased and elevated those camps.  At the same time, lacrosse is becoming increasingly popular in the Northbay.  We would like to meet that need and also offer a camp specifically for girls.

The SVHS Camp of Champions tailors its programs to introductory, intermediate and more advanced players. Groups will be divided by age and then by ability. Fun and enjoyment are priorities in our programs.  Unless otherwise noted, the emphasis is on learning skills and techniques in a low pressure, appropriately competitive environment.

If your child is interested in attending, please sign-up now and make your non-refundable payment of $200. 

For the first two-years of our camps, we reached full capacity across every offering.  Our expectations for the summer of 2020 is that they will likely allow for fewer participants.  Also, with the emphasis on basketball and lacrosse this summer, and the quality of instruction in those areas, we do expect to reach our limit very quickly.  

If for any reason, a camp is not allowed or is cancelled; you will receive a full and immediate refund.

For assistance please contact:
Tony Keefer
Director, Camp of Champions
tkeefer@svhs-pet.org
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