All Fun in All Sports

11781684_10153381156561210_8418835402249270599_nPerhaps you’ve seen the active and enthusiastic bunch of kids having a blast running, throwing, kicking, smiling, and laughing on the upper field turf since the start of Session Three. The lucky group are members of All Sports, one of Beaver’s athletic specialty camps. Beaver offers the program, which is structured in four one-week sessions, to students entering grades 2 through 6 throughout the final half of the summer. This week and last, approximately 25 campers have been enjoying an incredible experience that blends learning, skill development, drills, and teamwork on our state-of-the-art athletic facilities. Fun fact: last week, more girls than ever before were enrolled in the program!

Here’s a sample of a daily All Sports schedule, for Wednesdays

  • 9:00 – 9:45 – Swim Lessons by Beaver’s amazing lifeguards in our beautiful pools
  • 10:00 – 10:30 – Lacrosse, small group
  • 10:30 – 11:00 – Street Hockey, small group
  • 11:00 – 11:30 – Gaga in the Gaga pit
  • 11:30 – Noon –  Lunch
  • Noon – 12:30 – Rest
  • 12:30 – 1:00 – Baseball, whole group
  • 1:00 – 1:10 – Water break
  • 1:10 – 1:45 – More baseball!
  • 1:45 – 2:00 – Snack
  • 2:00 – 2:45 – Basketball, indoors (a welcome break from the sun)
  • 3:00 – 3:45 – Free swim (how refreshing!)
  • 3:45 – 4:00 – Pickup

The program is ably led by the Director Jay Kreisberg, along with Aneila Liesman and Eric Menna. They are a friendly, knowledgeable, and experienced trio. Here’s a bit about each of them, as well as their confident and competent CITs, Jacob Florence and Zahir Baker.

Jay loves his job teaching physical education to elementary schoolers for the Cambridge Public School system. His favorite sport is baseball and his favorite athlete is Michael Jordan. Jay’s favorite color is red, and his favorite ice cream flavor is peanut butter pie.

Aniela, also a dedicated teacher, is a special educator at Newton North High School. Her favorite sport is basketball, and her favorite athlete is also Michael Jordan. Aniela’s favorite color is purple, and she loves peanut butter cookie dough ice cream.

Eric will be entering his sophomore year at Georgetown in the fall in the School of Foreign Service. His favorite sport is lacrosse, and his favorite athlete is Nomar Garciaparra. Eric’s favorite color is blue, and black raspberry chocolate chip is his favorite ice cream flavor.

Jacob, a Beaver student, will be starting his freshman year in the fall. A golf enthusiast, he was on Beaver’s varsity team as an eighth grader and won the MVP Award! Jacob’s favorite athlete is boxer Floyd Mayweather, his favorite color is turquoise, and his favorite ice cream flavor is mudpie.

Zahir is from Florida and loves spending his summers with Beaver Summer Programs. He’ll be attending Seminole High School in the fall and just finished reading To Kill a Mockingbird. His favorite sport is basketball; his favorite athlete is Allen Iverson. Zahir’s favorite color is red, and his favorite ice cream flavor is Oreo Cookie.

If you’re up on the turf, be sure to stop by and say hello to this fun and athletic bunch! They’d be happy to answer any questions you have about the program. Read more about Beaver’s Sports Programs here.