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Summer Camps & Programs

Sports Camps

The Berkeley Summer Sports Camps provide an exciting and rewarding opportunity for young, developing athletes to concentrate on a sport they are passionate about in a supportive and closely supervised atmosphere. Each camp is led by an experienced coach who will focus on building and refining skills and promoting a love of the game. We are extremely proud of the vibrant variety of sports camps that we offer for all ages and skill levels, the high quality of our coaching staff, and our first-rate facilities.

About the director:
Josh Beckwith is entering his twelfth year as Summer Programs Sports Director. He is a native of Seminole, Florida, and a graduate of Seminole High School, where he was an All-American swimmer and swim team captain. He graduated from Emory University, where he also captained the swim team, and he holds a Master’s degree in Elementary Education from Vanderbilt. Josh has eleven years of swim coaching experience, including four years with Berkeley’s varsity swim and dive team. He coached the Berkeley middle division girls soccer team for fourteen years and is presently in his sixteenth year as a Middle Division Global Studies teacher at Berkeley. Josh also serves as the sixth-grade Academic Dean. Josh has been a teacher for 23 years, five of which were spent in Japan.

Please click on each camp below for a description.

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  • Girls Flag Football with Coach Justin Houston

    Berkeley Summer Programs is once again offering Girls Flag Football Camp. Coaches Justin Houston and John Coup are excited to work with all of our campers to teach them the physical and mental skills needed to excel in the sport of football. Beyond the fundamentals of the sport such as offensive and defensive strategy, stances, steps, starts, route running, flying to the football on defense, and pulling flags will be a major daily curricular piece.

    The sport of football offers our athletes so much more than wins and losses. This flag football camp will assist our campers in believing in their abilities to play excellent football and demonstrate excellent leadership skills. Girls Flag Football Camp at Berkeley encompasses the following belief: None of us is as strong as all of us! When our athletes gain the trust of their teammates and work as one, the game becomes a very rewarding educational experience.

    Did you know that at the NAIA level, women’s flag football is soon to become a varsity sport? We look forward to having your amazing daughters join us for this camp. You will be very excited when they arrive home each day to share exciting stories of our camp. We are committed to helping your child reach her dreams!

    In this full-day camp, we will spend the first hour of each camp working on the offensive (quarterback, wide receiver, and running back) and defensive (linebacker and defensive back) fundamentals. Campers will then be divided into teams and play 30-minute games (two 15-minute halves) with a 5-minute water break until lunch and swim time. After lunch and swim, we will spend an additional 15-minutes running offensive plays in an attempt to create the most efficient and successful offense possible.  Campers will be bracketed according to age range (5-7, 8-10, 11-12, 13-14).

    Teams will be arranged in a manner that accommodates friends who’d like to play on the same team and skill level to offer the most parity possible.

    Swimming pool time is offered at the discretion of the head coach. 

    This is a one-week session. A hearty lunch provided by Sage Dining Services is an add-on option for this camp.

    Week 1 (ages 5-14)

    About the coach
    Justin Houston is currently in his eighteenth year as a physical education instructor at Berkeley, and he also serves as dean of students for grades 11 and 12. He was the head varsity baseball coach at Berkeley Prep for eight years. During this time, Berkeley played in three regional championship games and two regional semifinals. The team also won three (2012/2013/2014) district titles. Coach Houston was the recipient of the 2005 Class 2A and 2007 Class 3A Hillsborough County Coach of the Year. He was also elected as an assistant coach for the West Team during the 2008 Florida All-Star Game. Coach Houston has served as the head middle division football coach for the last decade, winning two league super bowls in the last five years and finishing as the league runner-up twice. Coach Houston also served as a varsity football assistant coach for two years.
  • Tumbling with Coach Erica Spada

    In this camp, Coach Spada will teach many tumbling techniques and skills such as handstands, backbends/ back walkovers, cartwheels, round offs, and any advancing skills that each individual athlete is ready to progress to safely. All skills we be done on mats, an air track, or using training mats, such as a cheese mat. Coach Spada's goal is for every athlete to leave with a better technique in a known tumbling skills and/or a new skill.  She looks forward to “flipping” through the summer with the campers!

    This is a one-week session. A hearty lunch provided by Sage Dining Services is an add-on option for this camp.

    Week 3 (ages 5-12)

    About the coach:
    Erica Spada has always had a passion for cheer, beginning with her first memory of the sport at an early age of 4. Erica did competitive cheerleading for her entire cheer career, where she even competed in 4 world championships. She was a part of the National Cheerleading Association from 2008-2014 where she hosted youth, high school, all star, and collegiate cheer clinics and camps around the country. She has 13 years coaching experience and specializes in stunting and tumbling skills training. 
  • Cheerleading with Coach Bryn Wax

    Berkeley Cheerleading Camp will teach young athletes all the essential skills needed to perform. It is specialized to help cheerleaders learn new skills, spend extra time on challenging, hard-to-master skills, and bring their developed skills to new heights. The camp will consist of practicing cheers, dances, proper techniques, jumps, stunts, and tumbling; camp will conclude with a cheer performance. Equally important, this camp will focus on leadership skills, teamwork, communication, trust, confidence, and fun! 

    This is a one-week session. A hearty lunch provided by Sage Dining Services is an add-on option for this camp.

    Week 3 (ages 5-12)

    About the coaches:
    Bryn Wax has always had a passion for cheer, beginning with her first memory of the sport at an early age of 6. Through her journey on teams, working at clinics, and being an NFL cheerleader, she still holds cheer close to her heart! In addition to being active in the NFL alumni, Wax is a cheer coach at Berkeley Prep. She’s super excited to bring her knowledge and enthusiasm of the sport to Berkeley this summer.

    Erica Spada has always had a passion for cheer, beginning with her first memory of the sport at an early age of 4. Erica did competitive cheerleading for her entire cheer career, where she even competed in 4 world championships. She was a part of the National Cheerleading Association from 2008-2014 where she hosted youth, high school, all star, and collegiate cheer clinics and camps around the country. She has 13 years coaching experience and specializes in stunting and tumbling skills training. 
  • Adventure Education (Rock Climbing, Low & High Elements) with Coach Sean Davidson

    Climb, jump and be pulled thirty feet in the air! Students will participate in rock climbing at Buccaneer Ridge and Project Adventure high and low element activities on Kuhn Field. Everyone will push themselves to climb as high as they can within the “Challenge By Choice” approach of Project Adventure. A positive and supportive environment will be cultivated while students learn to persevere and build confidence.

    This is a one-week session.  A hearty lunch provided by Sage Dining Services is an add-on option for this camp.

    Weeks 6, 7 (ages 8-16) 

    About the coach:
    Coach Davidson began participating in Adventure Education activities twenty years ago and loves that it can challenge the most novice climber to the most advanced.  Since 2010 he has taught Physical Education and Health at Berkeley.  He currently is the Adventure Education Coordinator and coaches MD basketball and the UD Sports Performance and Wellness program.  
  • Indoor All-Sports (5 & 6 years)

    In All-Sports Camp, students will learn a variety of fundamental sports skills as they are exposed to a different sport each day of the week. Sports of the day include: baseball, basketball, bowling, football, and soccer. Fundamental skills include: locomotor movements, throwing and catching, striking/batting, dribbling, passing and trapping; shooting (basketball and soccer), and dodging. A typical day may include: morning exercises/warm up/ cooperative games; AM sport-specific skills-of-the day and games; camp lunch with a movie; daily pool time/free swim; PM sport contest/big group games; afternoon snack with movie. Most camp activities are scheduled to be indoors to escape the Florida summer heat. The goal is for the campers to learn in a positive atmosphere with a focus on building general skills, inclusion, sportsmanship, and fun.

    Swimming pool time is offered at the discretion of the head coach.

    This is a one-week session; both half-day and full-day sessions available.  A hearty lunch provided by Sage Dining Services is an add-on option for this camp.

    Weeks 5, 6, 7 (ages 5-6)

    About the coaches:
    Justin Houston is currently in his eighteenth year as a physical education instructor at Berkeley, and he also serves as dean of students for grades 11 and 12. He was the head varsity baseball coach at Berkeley Prep for eight years. During this time, Berkeley played in three regional championship games and two regional semifinals. The team also won three (2012/2013/2014) district titles. Coach Houston was the recipient of the 2005 Class 2A and 2007 Class 3A Hillsborough County Coach of the Year. He was also elected as an assistant coach for the West Team during the 2008 Florida All-Star Game. Coach Houston has served as the head middle division football coach for the last decade, winning two league super bowls in the last five years and finishing as the league runner-up twice. Coach Houston also served as a varsity football assistant coach for two years.
     
    Coach Garrett Rivas played Division I football at University of Michigan (where he was First Team All-Big Ten and is the Wolverines career points leader) and graduated with a degree in sports management. He signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and also played arena football. A graduate of Jesuit High School, Coach Rivas is a middle division physical education instructor at Berkeley Prep, an eighth grade academic dean, and an assistant varsity football coach.  He has been a coach with Berkeley Summer Programs for over a decade.  

    Coach Aaron Smith, a certified personal trainer (CPS) and strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS), has over 20 years of experience working with athletes at all levels to achieve their athletic goals.  Coach Smith began his career at Berkeley in 2002 with the men’s soccer program and shortly thereafter began working with many of Berkeley’s sports teams as well as individuals.  Coach Smith is a member of Berkeley’s Physical Education department and is Berkeley's head strength coach.  
  • All-Sports (7-14)

    All-Sports Camp is an interactive camp for athletes of all levels. Campers will participate in a variety of sports such as tennis, pickleball, flag football, soccer, matball, basketball, hockey and many other sports. The camp also includes indoor games from Berkeley’s Project Adventure program. Swimming pool time is offered at the discretion of the head coach.  Campers ages 7-14 will be grouped in 7-10 and 11-14 age ranges.

    This is a one-week session; half-day and full-day sessions available.  A hearty lunch provided by Sage Dining Services is an add-on option for this camp.
     
    Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 (ages 7-14; weeks 5-7 are indoors)

    About the coaches:
    Justin Houston is currently in his eighteenth year as a physical education instructor at Berkeley, and he also serves as dean of students for grades 11 and 12. He was the head varsity baseball coach at Berkeley Prep for eight years. During this time, Berkeley played in three regional championship games and two regional semifinals. The team also won three (2012/2013/2014) district titles. Coach Houston was the recipient of the 2005 Class 2A and 2007 Class 3A Hillsborough County Coach of the Year. He was also elected as an assistant coach for the West Team during the 2008 Florida All-Star Game. Coach Houston has served as the head middle division football coach for the last decade, winning two league super bowls in the last five years and finishing as the league runner-up twice. Coach Houston also served as a varsity football assistant coach for two years.

    In 2014, Coach Warren led Jesuit High to its first state baseball championship in 14 years.  In eight seasons as head baseball coach at Jesuit, he amassed an impressive 206-39 record, and in the last five seasons his team advanced to the state final four.  He is a graduate of Jesuit High, where he won a state championship as a starting pitcher, and he attended the University of Florida.  Coach Warren joined the Berkeley staff in 2014, and in 2016 he led Berkeley baseball to the state semifinals. He is a seven-time district coach of the year and in 2020 he earned his 300th win as a head coach.

    Coach Aaron Smith, a certified personal trainer (CPS) and strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS), has over 20 years of experience working with athletes at all levels to achieve their athletic goals.  Coach Smith began his career at Berkeley in 2002 with the men’s soccer program and shortly thereafter began working with many of Berkeley’s sports teams as well as individuals.  Coach Smith is a member of Berkeley’s Physical Education department and is Berkeley's head strength coach.  
  • Berkeley Boys Baseball Camp with Varsity Head Coach Richie Warren

    In our popular baseball camps, we teach the fundamentals of the game including batting, fielding, catching, throwing, pitching, and base running, as well as the mental aspects of baseball. We preach situational baseball and knowing what to do with the ball before it comes to you. Our campers are fully prepared to excel in the sport of baseball.

    Swimming pool time is offered at the discretion of the head coach. 

    This is a one-week session.  A hearty lunch provided by Sage Dining Services is an add-on option for this camp.

    Weeks 1, 2 (ages 5-14; full day); week 7 (ages 5-14; half day)

    About the coach:
    In 2014, Coach Warren led Jesuit High to its first state baseball championship in 14 years.  In eight seasons as head baseball coach at Jesuit, he amassed an impressive 206-39 record, and in the last five seasons his team advanced to the state final four.  He is a graduate of Jesuit High, where he won a state championship as a starting pitcher, and he attended the University of Florida.  Coach Warren joined the Berkeley staff in 2014, and in 2016 he led Berkeley baseball to the state semifinals. He is a seven-time district coach of the year and in 2020 he earned his 300th win as a head coach.
  • Berkeley Boys Basketball Camp with Varsity Head Coach Renaldo Garcia

    Coach Garcia's full-day basketball camps are a mix of fundamental instruction, fun, and competition. Campers learn and drill a wide range of fundamentals including shooting, ball-handling, passing, and footwork. Coach Garcia also teaches several offensive and defensive schemes and instructs the campers on general basketball philosophy.  Combined with the instruction are plenty of daily contests including free throw shooting, one-on-one, hotshot, and - of course - basketball games and scrimmaging.

    Coach Garcia’s camps are for both the beginning and skilled player.

    Swimming pool time is offered at the discretion of the head coach. 

    This is a one-week session. A hearty lunch provided by Sage Dining Services is an add-on option for this camp.

    Weeks 4, 5 (ages 6-14)

    About the coach:

    Coach Renaldo Garcia joined Berkeley in 2017 as its new varsity head coach. Prior to that, he served as head basketball coach at Sickles High since 2002. His coaching accolades include leading Sickles to the 2017 Class 8A State Championship, finishing the season with an impressive 29-4 record. Other highlights include a State runner-up finish in 2010, and two Regional Championships in 2010 and 2017. Coach Garcia, who also served as the assistant coach at Sickles from 1997-2002, helped the school earn 12 regional playoff appearances (2005-2017), eight District Championships (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2017), and an overall record of 332-104, during his tenure.  He has coached several collegiate and professional players including former UNC Tar Heel and current Milwaukee Buck, John Henson. As a player, Coach Garcia was a three-year starting guard for the University of Florida from 1987-1991, where he was a member of the school’s first SEC Championship team in 1989. He played professionally for Liga Georgina de Villegas (San Pedro Sula, Honduras) from 1991-1992. In addition to his coaching responsibilities, Coach Garcia teaches full time as a member of Berkeley's Physical Education department. 
  • Berkeley Football Camp with Varsity Head Coach Dominick Ciao (non-contact)

    This full-day camp focuses on such core football fundamentals as passing, receiving, and stances, as well as strategies and teamwork. Each day we will play organized games of touch football/7-on-7 so kids can put to use the knowledge they have gained throughout the camp. The camp maintains a safe, non-contact style of play.

    Swimming pool time is offered at the discretion of the head coach. 

    This is a one-week session.  A hearty lunch provided by Sage Dining Services is an add-on option for this camp.

    Weeks 2, 3 (ages 5-14)

    About the coach:
    Coach Dominick Ciao is one of the most respected coaches in the greater Tampa area, and he is third winningest head football coach in Hillsborough County history with over 200 victories. Coach Ciao’s teams own nine district titles and three regional titles. In his 16 years as head coach of Jesuit, he amassed an impressive 132-60 record. Coach Ciao brought his winning formula to Berkeley Prep in 2007, and in 2011 he led the varsity team to a district championship, regional championship, and state semifinal. In 2016, Coach Ciao's Berkeley team was district runner-up, regional champs, and state semifinalists. In 2021, Berkeley finished with an overall record of 12-1 and reached the 3A state championship game.  In his head coaching career, he has coached over 125 Division I signees. Coach Ciao is the 2016 recipient of the Positive Coaching Alliance's Double-Goal Coach award for his positive impact on youth athletes.
     
  • Berkeley Indoor Football Camp with Varsity Head Coach Dominick Ciao (non-contact)

    This full-day camp focuses on such core football fundamentals as passing, receiving, and stances, as well as strategies and teamwork. Each day we will play organized games of touch football/7-on-7 so kids can put to use the knowledge they have gained throughout the camp. The camp maintains a safe, non-contact style of play.  This camp is indoors in the Straz Family Field House, and campers will be out of the hot late-July sun!

    Swimming pool time is offered at the discretion of the head coach. 

    This is a one-week session.  A hearty lunch provided by Sage Dining Services is an add-on option for this camp.

    Week 6 (ages 7-14)

    About the coach: 
    Coach Dominick Ciao is one of the most respected coaches in the greater Tampa area, and he is third winningest head football coach in Hillsborough County history with over 200 victories. Coach Ciao’s teams own nine district titles and three regional titles. In his 16 years as head coach of Jesuit, he amassed an impressive 132-60 record. Coach Ciao brought his winning formula to Berkeley Prep in 2007, and in 2011 he led the varsity team to a district championship, regional championship, and state semifinal. In 2016, Coach Ciao's Berkeley team was district runner-up, regional champs, and state semifinalists. In 2021, Berkeley finished with an overall record of 12-1 and reached the 3A state championship game.  In his head coaching career, he has coached over 125 Division I signees. Coach Ciao is the 2016 recipient of the Positive Coaching Alliance's Double-Goal Coach award for his positive impact on youth athletes.
  • Berkeley Boys Lacrosse Camp with Varsity Head Coach Mike Ryder

    The Berkeley Boys Lacrosse Camp provides opportunities for players of all ability and experience levels to learn the game of lacrosse, develop their individual skills, and practice team concepts. Whether you have played lacrosse for years or have never picked up a stick in your life, you will benefit from this camp. In this full-day camp, boys will play alongside others of similar age and ability levels, allowing for maximum development regardless of prior experience.

    Players are encouraged to bring a stick, helmet, and gloves if they have them (these are not required).

    Swimming pool time is offered at the discretion of the head coach. 

    This is a one-week session. A hearty lunch provided by Sage Dining Services is an add-on option for this camp.

    Week 1 (ages 9-14)

    About the coach:
    Coach Mike Ryder is in his fourth year as head coach of Berkeley Prep Boy's Lacrosse. He has spent most of last decade between Colorado and Florida, where he has coached lacrosse at all levels. He currently serves as national director of camps and Florida for 3d Lacrosse, the nation’s largest lacrosse training and development company.

    Coach Ryder first came to Tampa to assume the role as defensive coordinator at the University of Tampa (2011-2013). During his time at UT, the Spartans were crowned regular season Deep South Conference Champions both years. Under Coach Ryder’s direction, the Spartan defense ended the 2012 campaign with the 9th ranked defense in all of Division II. He also coached at IMG Academy (2014-2015) and served double duty as both head coach of the FHSAA varsity team and as offensive coordinator of the national team which ended the 2015 season ranked #5 nationally by USA Today. Coach Ryder previously spent time in Colorado where held the position as head coach for the University of Colorado Men’s Lacrosse program (MCLA Division I). After taking over the program midseason in 2010, he led the team to a 16-9 overall record in just under two years, which included two MCLA championship tournament appearances and 12 wins over MCLA top 25 programs, including a victory over # 1 Michigan, ending the Wolverines 49-game winning streak.

    Outside of lacrosse, Coach Ryder completed his master’s in sports leadership from Northeastern University in 2016. He is a 2008 graduate of Salisbury University with a bachelor’s in secondary education/history, where he was also a member of one of the most prestigious Division III lacrosse programs.
     
  • Berkeley Soccer Camp with Varsity Head Coach Tim Cooper

    Whether your son or daughter is new to the wonderful sport of soccer, or an experienced player striving to gain an edge against his opponents, the Berkeley Soccer Camp offers a training environment and program specifically designed to meet his or her needs. In this full-day camp, varsity head coach Tim Cooper will introduce basic and advanced techniques and skills that are essential to improve one's soccer game.  Campers will have fun while being challenged to try new things on the soccer field, and they will leave the camp a better, more confident player. Most importantly, players will be surrounded by a positive soccer environment, while having fun learning the world's game.

    Swimming pool time is offered at the discretion of the head coach. 

    This is a one-week session.  A hearty lunch provided by Sage Dining Services is an add-on option for this camp.

    Weeks 4, 6 (ages 9-14)

    About the coach:
    Coach Tim Cooper, the 2012 and 2017 NSCAA Florida High School Coach of the Year, has over 20 years of coaching experience from the youth to the collegiate level. He has been the head soccer coach at Berkeley for the past thirteen years, where he has led the Bucs to several district and regional titles and three state finals runner-up trophies. In addition, Coach Cooper has worked at Lakeland and Countryside High Schools, St. Leo University, and Florida Southern College, his alma mater. Coach Cooper played professionally in England with the Crawley Town FC. He spent 10 years coaching at the club level in the Tampa Bay Area. In addition to his coaching and playing experience, Coach Cooper has 15 years of experience working youth soccer camps, both at Florida Southern College and the University of South Florida.
  • Berkeley Co-ed Soccer Camp with Coach Aaron Smith

    Come and enjoy the beautiful game of soccer. This camp is geared for co-ed campers ages 5-11. The first half of the camp consists of fun ball skill games, and each camper will have their own ball and they will get lots of touches. The second half of camp is play, play, play! Each camper will be placed on a 4-on-4 team and will play all week with that team. Teams earn points and on Friday the teams battle it out for the championship trophy. The key to this camp is for the campers to enjoy the game and learn along the way. Keep kicking!

    This is a one-week session.  A hearty lunch provided by Sage Dining Services is an add-on option for this camp.

    Weeks 1, 2 (ages 5-11)

    About the coach:
    Coach Aaron Smith, a certified personal trainer (CPS) and strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS), has over 20 years of experience working with athletes at all levels to achieve their athletic goals. Coach Smith began his career at Berkeley in 2002 with the men’s soccer program and shortly thereafter began working with many of Berkeley’s sports teams as well as individuals.  Coach Smith is a member of Berkeley’s Physical Education department and is Berkeley's head strength coach.  
  • Berkeley Girls Basketball Camp with Varsity Head Coach Beth Lauteria

    At the Girls Basketball Summer Camp, the beginner to the most advanced athlete will be challenged. There is a theme each day where the drills and games are centered around concepts such as offensive mind-set, defensive intensity, and toughness. Some highlights of the full-day camp include: everyone's shooting form videotaped and analyzed, varsity girls basketball players assisting as counselors, skill-based games each day, and the 1-on-1, 2-on-2 and 4-on-4 tournaments.

    Swimming pool time is offered at the discretion of the head coach. 

    This is a one-week session.  A hearty lunch provided by Sage Dining Services is an add-on option for this camp.

    Week 2 (full day), week 4 (half day) (ages 9-14)

    About the coach:
    Coach Lauteria is Berkeley's head varsity girls basketball coach.  She is a former college player at Glenville State College (Division 2). By her senior year she was ranked 7th in the nation for three point scoring, finishing with over 1000 points. While coaching, her main focus is to educate the fundamentals of the game, both mentally and physically, and teaching all players that through discipline, an unstoppable work ethic, and a passion for the game, dreams of playing at any level they choose are possible.
  • Berkeley Girls Lacrosse Camp with Varsity Head Coach Maddie Soviero

    The sport of lacrosse is growing all over the country!  At the Berkeley Girls Lacrosse Camp we will be learning the techniques of passing, catching, shooting and defense.  This full-day camp is designed for girls ages 6-14 of all ability levels and playing experience.  Players will be coached at their own individual level.  

    Swimming pool time is offered at the discretion of the head coach. 

    This is a one-week session.  A hearty lunch provided by Sage Dining Services is an add-on option for this camp.

    Weeks 3, 4 (ages 6-14)

    About the coach:
    Coach Maddie (Lewis) Soviero is a long tenured staple in Tampa Bay lacrosse, as the Executive Director of 10X Lacrosse & Palms Lacrosse Club. Maddie also manages South Tampa Sticks, and previously managed Coyotes Youth Lacrosse for 5 years. Maddie was also selected to coach the 2021 South Command girls in the Under Armour All-America games. Maddie enjoys bringing a lot of fun to the field with each lacrosse camp, prioritizing the experience of the player and her development!
  • Berkeley Girls Softball Camp with Varsity Head Coach Dayna Crawford

    Coach Crawford and her staff of current and former Division 1 college softball players will instruct the campers on the basic and advanced fundamentals of softball with an emphasis on proper hitting mechanics and position specific defense. In this half-day camp, campers will go through a variety of faced-paced and challenging drills to help improve both their offensive and defensive skills. Coach Crawford creates a fun and competitive atmosphere for players to participate in each day.

    Please bring glove, cleats (running shoes if you don't have any), mouthguard or mask (for infielders), bat (if you have one, if not we have extra), softball pants and socks should be worn if available.

    This is a one-week session. A hearty lunch provided by Sage Dining Services is an add-on option for this camp.
     
    Week 1 (ages 9-14)
     
    About the coach:
    Coach Dayna Crawford chairs Berkeley's Physical Education department. She is Berkeley's Personal Fitness and Health teacher and the varsity softball coach whose team is coming off a district championship season. She is also the 18U Gold Clearwater Bullets coach, which earned a top 10 finish in the Gold Nationals this past summer. Coach Crawford attended Western Michigan University where she played Division 1 softball for the Broncos.
  • Berkeley Girls Volleyball Camp with Varsity Head Coaches Brad and Alissa Jergensen

    The goal for this full-day camp is to learn volleyball in a positive atmosphere with a focus on building general skills, inclusion, sportsmanship, and fun. Players come in with different levels of experience and are grouped according to their skill. Campers learn the basic techniques of volleyball and then apply those techniques during game-like situations, all with the aim of developing each participant into a more complete player.  

    Swimming pool time is offered at the discretion of the head coach. 

    This is a one-week session.  A hearty lunch provided by Sage Dining Services is an add-on option for this camp.

    Weeks 1, 2 (ages 7-14)

    About the coaches:
    Coach Brad Jergensen grew up in Southern California and played volleyball and water polo throughout high school. Coach Brad was a team captain and setter for his high school team and was All-CIF in water polo. He attended Brigham Young University where he received his Masters in Accounting. After graduation, Coach Brad moved to Florida in 2016. He taught private volleyball lessons and was a varsity assistant at Bloomingdale High School, Newsome High School, and Freedom High School in Orlando. While at Freedom, Coach Brad worked under Coach Gina McFerren who was named the 2019 AVCA National Coach of the Year. Coach Brad has been coaching at Berkeley Prep since 2020 as the Girls Varsity Assistant and Boys Varsity Head Coach. As the Girls Varsity Assistant, he helped the team finish the 2021 season ranked 7th in the nation. Coach Brad is now Head Coach of Berkeley Prep’s Girls Varsity Volleyball team.

    Coach Alissa Jergensen grew up in Missouri and played volleyball, basketball, club volleyball, and track throughout high school. She received many awards throughout her high school career including four year varsity letterman for three sports, first team All-District and All-Sectional in volleyball, All-State in track, and holds several school records in track. Coach Alissa received her Bachelors in Health Education at Utah Valley University. She was a Wellness Specialist at UVU where she taught university employees and students how to improve their overall wellness. Coach Alissa moved to Florida in 2016, began coaching private volleyball lessons, and was an assistant coach at Bloomingdale High School and Newsome High School. Coach Alissa has been at Berkeley Prep since 2020 as the JV Navy Head Coach, Girls Varsity Assistant, and Boys Varsity Co-Head Coach. As the Girls Varsity Assistant, she helped Berkeley Prep finish the 2021 season ranked 7th in the nation.
  • Berkeley Co-ed Beach Volleyball Camp with Varsity Head Coach LT Treumann

    This exciting instructional camp will be on Berkeley's brand new beach volleyball complex!

    About the coach:
    Born in Brazil, Livingstone “LT” Treumann was raised in Orlando and has been involved with the game of beach volleyball for more than 20 years. His extensive career has allowed him to coach a wide range of players, including Olympic-bound athletes and numerous junior athletes. Under Treumann’s guidance, his athletes have achieved great accolades in the sport, have been recognized by the USA Volleyball High Performance team as standout players, and have earned scholarships within the NCAA Division I and II levels.  Treumann resides in St. Petersburg where he owns and co-directs BeVolleyball Academy, a nationally known premier Junior Beach Volleyball Club.  In December of 2021, he was named Berkeley Prep’s head beach volleyball coach for its inaugural season.

    This is a one-week session.  A hearty lunch provided by Sage Dining Services is an add-on option for this camp.

    Weeks 3, 4 (ages 10-14)
  • Rock Climbing

    Students will learn climbing techniques and rock climbing safety as they ascend the six faces of Buccaneer Ridge. Students will participate in bouldering contests and other personal challenges as they enjoy a week of self-discovery and conquest. Coach Geraghty has been working the ropes at Buccaneer Ridge since it was first built in 1998. His approach to rock climbing camp is all about being positive, relaxed, and fun.   Students will set their own personal goals during the week and, in most cases, they achieve them with a smile.

    This is a one-week session.  A hearty lunch provided by Sage Dining Services is an add-on option for this camp.

    Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (ages 6-14)
  • Berkeley Aquatics Swim Lessons with Coach Jonathan Jordan

    We believe that the life-saving skill of swimming should be taught as a fun, safe and healthy activity each and every day of the year. Our group lesson program allows children to progress from blowing bubbles to swimming butterfly at his or her own pace. Swimming skills must be practiced regularly with perfect technique in order to be effective, and class instructors will make sure each student has mastered the skills necessary to succeed at every level along the way. Berkeley Aquatics will provide instruction aimed to challenge each child to take their swimming level as far as they can dream. 

    This is a one-week session.

    Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 (ages 4-12)
     
    About the coach:
    Jonathan Jordan was a 2008 Berkeley graduate, high school All-American, 2012 Olympic Trial Qualifier, and a 4-year letter winner and team captain for the #4 ranked University of Florida swim team. In 2016 Coach Jordan helped coach the Berkeley Buccaneers men’s swimming team to a 2nd place finish in the state, the highest placing in school history. He has taught swim lessons for the past 15 years and loves to develop perfect swimming technique for future competitive swimmers of any age. He currently serves as the Director of Environmental Research and a 6th grade teacher at his alma-mater. Coach Jordan also tends to the Berkeley’s apiary, where he manages 20 honeybee hives. 
  • Aqua Kids Full-Day Swim Camp

    This is the water-lovers dream camp! Campers will spend the day at Berkeley's Cantonis Pool working with coaches in swimming, diving, and water polo. Learn to swim and play water polo at the same time in a relaxing and fun environment and master the mental aspect of setting up a perfect front flip off the diving board. This is an excellent camp for young athletes looking to develop excellent swimming skills.

    This is a one-week session.  A hearty lunch provided by Sage Dining Services is an add-on option for this camp.

    Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (ages 7-12)

    About the coach:
    Jonathan Jordan was a 2008 Berkeley graduate, high school All-American, 2012 Olympic Trial Qualifier, and a 4-year letter winner and team captain for the #4 ranked University of Florida swim team. In 2016 Coach Jordan helped coach the Berkeley Buccaneers men’s swimming team to a 2nd place finish in the state, the highest placing in school history. He has taught swim lessons for the past 15 years and loves to develop perfect swimming technique for future competitive swimmers of any age. He currently serves as the Director of Environmental Research and a 6th grade teacher at his alma-mater. Coach Jordan also tends to the Berkeley’s apiary, where he manages 20 honeybee hives. 
  • Berkeley Swim and Dive Camp

    The Swim and Dive Camp is run by certified USA Swim coaches.  The coaches will instruct the campers in all four Olympics strokes.  Each stroke is broken down starting with body position in the water to full technique.  The coaches will instruct specific drills for each stroke to improve efficiency.  Starts and turns will also be included.

    Divers will learn the basic approach, positions, and dives in all four directions (front, back, inward and reverse). The coach will analyze each diver’s abilities and encourage the divers to learn new dives when ready.

    Campers will be divided into two groups. One group swims for ½ hour and the other group will dive for ½ hour. Then the groups will switch.   
     
    Qualifications:  Campers must be able to swim 25 yards of basic freestyle and backstroke.

    This is a one-week session.

    Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 (ages 6-12)

    About the coach:
    Jonathan Jordan was a 2008 Berkeley graduate, high school All-American, 2012 Olympic Trial Qualifier, and a 4-year letter winner and team captain for the #4 ranked University of Florida swim team. In 2016 Coach Jordan helped coach the Berkeley Buccaneers men’s swimming team to a 2nd place finish in the state, the highest placing in school history. He has taught swim lessons for the past 15 years and loves to develop perfect swimming technique for future competitive swimmers of any age. He currently serves as the Director of Environmental Research and a 6th grade teacher at his alma-mater. Coach Jordan also tends to the Berkeley’s apiary, where he manages 20 honeybee hives. 
  • Berkeley Tennis Camp with Varsity Head Coach Jacquelyn Rosen

    Berkeley Summer Tennis Camp emphasizes tennis fundamentals and technique, such as agility, hand-eye coordination, footwork training, basic strokes, and racquet form. The camp also incorporates interactive games with other children of the same skill level.

    This is a one-week session.  A hearty lunch provided by Sage Dining Services is an add-on option for this camp.

    Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 (ages 5-9 and 10-14 sessions)
     
    About the coach:
    Jacquelyn Rosen is now in her 12th year as Berkeley's head varsity coach and director of tennis.  She is the 2011 Hillsborough County Coach of the Year, having led the Plant High School girls tennis team to a state championship in 2011. In 2016 she coached Berkeley's boys doubles team to the state title. In 2017, she led the girls varsity team to district and regional championships and then onto states for the first time in over a decade. In 2018-2021 she led the girls varsity team to undefeated regular seasons. They are currently 67-0 in regular season play. The girls team has made state appearances and were state finalists in 2018 and 2019; in 2020 they were state semifinalists. In 2021 Coach Rosen led both the girls and boys varsity teams to undefeated regular seasons; both were district and regional champs and state semifinalists  As a junior player, Coach Rosen was ranked #1 in Florida and the United States in the girls 12's and #2 in the U.S. in the girls 14's. At age 14 she was ranked #1 in Florida in the girls 18's. She won three gold medals at the Maccabiah Games in Israel and turned pro at age 15. She has been the winner or runner-up of 14 WTA/ITF Women's Pro tournaments throughout the world.

Summer 2022

Week 1: June 6 - 10
Week 2: June 13 - 17
Week 3: June 20 - 24
Week 4: June 27 - July 1
NO CAMPS July 4 - 8
Week 5: July 11 - 15
Week 6: July 18 - 22
Week 7: July 25 - 29
2022 Summer Catalog!
Founded in 1960, Berkeley is an independent, Episcopal, college-preparatory day school located in Tampa, FL, for boys and girls in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12. Approximately 1,400 students gather here from the greater Tampa Bay area to form ONE Berkeley.