Youth Programs 2016

All youth programs held at Amherst College are owned and operated by private organizations which contract with Amherst College for the use of its facilities. This includes programs owned and operated by individuals who may work for Amherst Colleges as faculty or coaches during the school year. Amherst College is not a sponsor or partner of these programs and is not responsible for their operations.

Act Now! Summer Playshop

Program utilizing improvisational moviemaking called the MOVIExperience for girls ages 10-14.

Date(s): July 25-29
Contact: Julie Robbins
E-mail:
jrobbins@cutchins.org
Web page:
http://actnowmovies.org/

A Game Girls Lacrosse

Girls' lacrosse summer clinic

Date(s): June 26
Contact: Maggie Tamasitis, (413) 542-5546
E-mail: mtamasit@alumni.nd.edu
Web page: www.agamelacrosse.com

Amherst Sports Day Clinic

A variety of sports in a fun, non-competitive setting, for girls ages 5-12.

Date(s): July 25-28
Contact: G.P. Gromacki, (413) 542-8557
E-mail: ggromacki@amherst.edu
Web page: http://athletics.amherst.edu/sports/wbkb/2015-16/camp_information

Amherst Women’s Elite Basketball School

Girls' basketball overnight clinic, for ages 14-18.

Date(s): August 5-7
Contact: G.P. Gromacki, (413) 542-8557
E-mail: ggromacki@amherst.edu  
Web page: http://athletics.amherst.edu/sports/wbkb/2015-16/program_information

Amherst Girls Basketball School

Girls' basketball day program, ages 7-18.

Date(s): August 1-4
Contact: G.P. Gromacki, (413) 542-8557
E-mail: ggromacki@amherst.edu  
Web page: http://athletics.amherst.edu/sports/wbkb/2015-16/program_information

Amherst Field Hockey Academy

Girls' field hockey overnight camp:

Date(s): July 8-10. 
Contact: Carol Knerr, (413) 542-8376 
E-mail: crknerr@amherst.edu
Web page: https://amherstfieldhockeyacademy.com/camps.php

Amherst Tennis

Elite training camp for boys ages 13-18.

Date(s): July 29-31.
Contact: Todd Doebler, Head Coach Men’s Tennis, (413) 542-8559 
E-mail: tdoebler@amherst.edu
Web page: http://www.wilsontenniscamps.com/amherst-college/

AWS Elite Soccer Academy

3 day residential academy for girls grades 9-12.

Date(s): July 1-3
Contact: Jen Hughes, (413) 542-2362 
E-mail: jhughes@amherst.edu  
Web page: https://awssocceracademies.com/

College Horizons

College admission workshop for Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and Native American sophomores and juniors in high school.

Date(s): June 18-24.
Contact: Sara Cohen, (413) 542-2328
E-mail: scohen@amherst.edu  
Web page: http://www.collegehorizons.org/

College Summit

Educational workshop for talented low-income students

Date(s): July 14-17 
Contact: Nicole Boden, (202) 319-1763 ext 295
E-mail: nboden@collegesummit.org  
Web page: https://www.collegesummit.org/

Doshisha Elementary School

Doshisha Elementary School trip to Amherst College.

Date(s): June 6-11 
Contact: Mariko Katayama
E-mail: katayama@atl-jp.com 

Doshisha High School

Date(s): July 25-August 7
Contact: Carolyn Goebel
E-mail:
LinkCMG@aol.com

Good To Great Boys Lacrosse Showcase

Boys' lacrosse overnight clinic.

Date(s): July 10-July 12. 
Contact: Jon Thompson, (413) 542-2113 
E-mailjthompson@amherst.edu
Web page: http://goodtogreatlacrosse.com/page.asp?content_id=36575

Great Books Summer Program

Co-ed, residential, summer reading program for middle and high school students, grades 6-12. Participants read and discuss selections from classic and contemporary literature with college professors. 1 and 2 week overnight sessions.

Date(s): June 26-July 30 
Contact: Paula Abate
E-mail: greatbooks@early-advantage.com
Web page: https://www.greatbookssummer.com/

iD Tech Camps

Ages 7-17 create iPhone apps, video games, C++/Java programs, and more. Six week-long day and overnight sessions.

Date(s): June 27-July 1, July 4-8, July 11-15. July 18-22, July 25-29, and August 1-5.
Contact: 
Client services, 42 West Campbell Avenue, Suite 301, Campbell, CA 95008 (888) 709-8324
E-mail: 
info@IDTech.com
Web page: www.idtech.com/locations/massachusetts-summer-camps/amherst/id-tech-amherst-college/

National Ultimate Training Camp (NUTC)

Co-ed, overnight ultimate frisbee program for ages 14-18. 4 sessions.

Date(s): July 2-7, July 9-14, July 16-21, and July 23-28.
Contact: Nate Valeri
E-mail: valerin@amherstma.gov
Web page: www.lsse.org

Nicol Champions Academy Squash

Intense training – technical, tactical, 1-1, group training and match play. Best suited for players ages 14+, two sessions.

Date(s): July 17-29, July 31-August 5.
Contact: Melissa Wistanley
E-mail: melissa@nicolchampionsacademy.com
Web page: http://www.nicolchampionsacademy.com/amherst

Nike Girls Softball

Overnight camp session for girls, ages 9-18.

Date(s): July 17-21 and July 24-28.
Contact: Kacey Schmitt
E-mail: kaceys@comcast.net
Web page: http://www.ussportscamps.com/softball/nike/amherst-college1/

Nike Junior Tennis

Youth co-ed tennis, 8 overnight sessions.

Date(s): June 12-17, June 19-24, June 26-July 1, July 3-8, July 10-15, July 17-22, July 24-29, and July 31-August 5.
Contact: Matt Kurlander or Mike Gardner
Email: mikegardner11@comcast.net 
Web page: http://www.ussportscamps.com/tennis/nike/amherst-college-nike-tennis-camp/

NUSEA (National Urban Squash + Education Association)

Youth co-ed tennis, 8 overnight sessions.

Date(s): June 17-19.
Contact:  Sage Ramadge
E-mail: sage.ramadge@nationalurbansquash.org
Web page: http://www.nationalurbansquash.org/urban-individual-nationals-2016/

Peak Performance Soccer Academy of Amherst

Youth soccer clinics, 3 sessions.

Date(s): July 3-6, July 17-20, and July 30-August 2. 
Contact: Justin Serpone
E-mail: info@peakperformancesoccer.com 
Web page: www.peakperformancesoccer.com/

Putney Pre-College

Co-ed, residential, pre-college program for high school students run by Putney Student Travel. College-style seminars in addition to interactive afternoon and weekend activities. Two three week sessions.

Date(s): June 26-July 15, and July 18-August 6. 
Contact: Hannah Gilkenson
E-mail: hannah@goputney.com
Web page: www.goputney.com

Sing This Summer

Youth singing and strings programs.

Date(s): June 26-July 1. 
Contact: Jonathan Hirsh
E-mail: singthissummer@gmail.com
Web page: www.singthissummer.com

US Performing Arts

Two overnight youth programs: Musical Theater and Acting for the Camera.

Date(s): July 10-15
Contact: Charles Dougherty
E-mail: charlesdougherty@mac.com    
Web page: www.usperformingarts.com

Western Mass Basketball Clinic

Boys' day camp, two sessions.

Date(s): June 27-30 and July 11-14. 
Contact: David Hixon, (413) 542-2069
E-mail: ddhixon@amherst.edu
Web page: http://athletics.amherst.edu/sports/mbkb/summer_camp