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 ninth 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 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 is presently in his eleventh year as the Berkeley middle division girls soccer coach and twelfth 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 20 years, five of which were spent in Japan.

Please click on each camp below for a description.

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  • Cheerleading

    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 days 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 5-14)

    About the coaches:
    Coach Jen Martin serves as a Berkeley Academic Dean and Upper Division English teacher. She also coached Varsity Cheerleading (football, basketball, and competitive) for many years and cheered for Florida State University. Coach Erica Spada currently coaches Varsity Cheerleading at Berkeley. Erica cheered for the University of South Florida and was also a member of the NCA staff.
  • Summer Strength and Performance with Coach Aaron Smith

    Are you ready to learn what it takes to elevate your athletic performance to the next level? If so, the Berkeley Prep Summer Strength and Performance camp is waiting for you! This camp is designed to train athletes of any sport in proper technique and mechanics of speed, strength, and conditioning.  Each day will consist of one hour of speed and agility training and one hour of strength training. Camp is open to  boys and girls, ages 11-14, and will take place from 9-11am. At the end of the week, you will have the tools, knowledge, and experience to give yourself the competitive edge and put you on top of your game!

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

    Weeks 3, 4 (ages 11-14)

    About the coach:
    Aaron Smith, CPT & CSCS, is a member of Berkeley's Physical Education department and is Berkeley's head strength coach. He has over 20 years 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.
  • Rock Climbing and 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.

    Week 3 (ages 9-14) 

    About the coach:
    Coach Sean Davidson started climbing 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 coached basketball and track and field at Berkeley. 
  • 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.

    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 fourteenth 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 also served as the head middle division football coach as well as an assistant varsity football coach.
     
    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 and an assistant varsity football coach. This is his tenth season with Berkeley Summer Camps.
  • 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. Campers may also swim in the Cantonis Pool (full-day July sessions, weather permitting).

    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)

    About the coaches:
    Justin Houston is currently in his fourteenth 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 also served as the head middle division football coach as well as an assistant varsity football coach.
     
    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 and an assistant varsity football coach. This is his tenth season with Berkeley Summer Camps.

    Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, Coach Ronnie Williams was a four-year starter on his high school varsity basketball team. He earned a scholarship to play college basketball at Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, Tennessee, and he completed his college career at Hilbert College in south Buffalo. Coach Williams was co-founder of God’s Children (GC Ballers), an elite AAU organization in Buffalo, which was ranked one of the top basketball organizations in the country in 1998. The organization produced several Division I athletes who later turned out to be professional athletes in the NBA and NFL. Coach Williams moved to Tampa in 2000 and began coaching at Berkeley in November 2002. Over seven seasons as head JV coach, he amassed a record of 67-15, and for the first time in the history of Berkeley basketball on the JV level, the team defeated Jesuit two consecutive years. The JV team also reached the best mark in Berkeley history by going 14-1 in one of Coach Williams’s six seasons. He is currently dean of students (9th and 10th grade), and physical education instructor at Berkeley.

    Coach Jenn Shannon-Martin played on two national champions squads (Division II) at Barry University and she is a two-time NSCAA All-American.  In 1990 she was second in the nation in scoring, and in 1996 she was inducted into the Barry University athletic Wall of Honor. She played professionally in Finland and Sweden, as well as for the Tampa Elite and Indiana Blaze. A soccer coach since 1994, Coach Martin has coached Berkeley Prep’s varsity girls soccer team, a 2010 state finalist, since 2002. She is also a member of the Berkeley PE department.

    In 2014, Coach Richie 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 now leads the Berkeley baseball program.
  • Late Afternoon All-Sports

    Back by popular demand, this camp is aimed to support those campers who are full of energy and love utilizing sports as an avenue to decompress prior to returning home for the evening.  All-Sports Aftercare Camp will focus primarily on team sports, both traditional and non-traditional, as a means to create an atmosphere for all to succeed, regardless of skill level.  Our experienced Berkeley Physical Education instructors will implement most, if not all, of our Upper Division Physical Education curriculum into this exciting camp.  Campers will partake in activities such as gator ball, ultimate frisbee, indoor soccer, hockey, cricket, badminton, football, basketball, and a variety of other high octane, energy-burning activities!  
     
    This is a one-week session.

    Weeks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 (ages 5-14)

    About the coaches:
    Justin Houston is currently in his fourteenth 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 also served as the head middle division football coach as well as an assistant varsity football coach.

    Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, Coach Ronnie Williams was a four-year starter on his high school varsity basketball team. He earned a scholarship to play college basketball at Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, Tennessee, and he completed his college career at Hilbert College in south Buffalo. Coach Williams was co-founder of God’s Children (GC Ballers), an elite AAU organization in Buffalo, which was ranked one of the top basketball organizations in the country in 1998. The organization produced several Division I athletes who later turned out to be professional athletes in the NBA and NFL. Coach Williams moved to Tampa in 2000 and began coaching at Berkeley in November 2002. Over seven seasons as head JV coach, he amassed a record of 67-15, and for the first time in the history of Berkeley basketball on the JV level, the team defeated Jesuit two consecutive years. The JV team also reached the best mark in Berkeley history by going 14-1 in one of Coach Williams’s six seasons. He is currently dean of students (9th and 10th grade), and physical education instructor at Berkeley.
  • Archery

    The Berkeley Summer Archery program, led by Berkeley math instructor and USA Archery Level 1 certified coach Ryan McLaughlin, will focus on teaching the fundamental skills necessary to becoming a competent archer. Our archery instructors are certified by USA Archery and the National Field Archery Association. All instruction will take place in our air-conditioned indoor range. Instruction will focus on the use of the recurve bow and include everything from stringing the bow to learning essential skills such as aim, grip, and release. Students will learn standard archery range rules which will include archery range whistle commands, archery range safety procedures, and safety considerations when pulling your arrows from a target. Drills and skills will include: 1-2-3 alignment drill, 1-2-3 release motion drill, stance and posture, bow hand position drill, setting the hook drill, and elbow rotation drill. A special tournament will take place on the last day of camp to teach target scoring and provide the student archers with an opportunity to display learned skills.

    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 8-17)
  • Berkeley Boys Baseball Camp with Varsity Head Coach Richie Warren

    In our full-day 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.

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

    Weeks 1, 5 (ages 5-14)

    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 six-time district coach of the year.
  • Berkeley Baseball Advanced Hitting and Pitching Camp with Varsity Head Coach Richie Warren

    The Berkeley Baseball Advanced Hitting and Pitching Camp will focus on preparing hitters to compete on a high level.  Campers will learn proper mechanics through quality drills, learn how to develop a plan when they hit or pitch, and learn the needed mental skills to achieve success.  The goal of this camp is to give each camper proper and correct instruction to help them develop their skills.  The camp staff will provide immediate video feedback to each camper to help correct some common mistakes in youth players. Campers must have attended either our week 5 or week 6 full-day baseball camp.
     
    This is a one-week session.  A hearty lunch provided by Sage Dining Services is an add-on option for this camp.

    Week 7 (ages 8-13)
     
    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 six-time district coach of the year.
  • 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.

    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.

    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 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!

    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 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 Patrick Clare

    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).

    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:
    Pat Clare is the head boys lacrosse coach and a history teacher at Berkeley Prep. Prior to Berkeley, Pat coached at Avon Old Farms School and The Brunswick School – two of New England’s top prep school lacrosse programs. Pat played collegiately at Tufts University, where he was a defenseman on the school’s 2010 NCAA Division III national championship team. In high school Pat was a captain, three-year starter, and four-year varsity player at the Taft School, another top New England prep school lacrosse program. 
  • Berkeley Boys Soccer Camp with Varsity Head Coach Tim Cooper

    Whether your son 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 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.

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

    Weeks 5, 6 (ages 9-14)

    About the coach:
    Coach Tim Cooper, the 2012 NSCAA Florida High School Coach of the Year, has over 15 years of coaching experience from the high school to collegiate level. He has been the head soccer coach at Berkeley for the past nine years, where he has led the Bucs to several district and regional titles and two 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 and currently plays for a men’s amateur team in Tampa called the Kickers. In addition to his coaching and playing experience, Coach Cooper has years of experience with youth soccer camps, both at Florida Southern College and the University of South Florida.
  • Berkeley Co-ed Golf Camp with Varsity Head Coach Tom Shea

    Berkeley Golf Coach Tom Shea will incorporate the PGA Sports Academy Junior Program for the Co-Ed Golf Camp along with the principles of Live Hands Golf. The overall goal of the program is to help youth learn, develop, and practice the skills to become a better golfer and enjoy the sport of golf.
     
    This is a one-week session. 

    Weeks 2, 3, 5 (ages 5-14) at the Eagles Golf Club

    About the coach:
    Coach Tom Shea is the head boys and girls golf coach at Berkeley Prep and has been teaching and coaching the game of golf for over 28 years. Coach Shea has been a PGA Class A teaching professional since 1992 and is currently the PGA director of instruction for the Tom Shea Junior Golf Academy at the Eagles Golf Club in Odessa, Florida. He is also the tour director for the US Kids Golf Tampa Local Tour, which runs junior golf tournaments for kids ages 5-14. Coach Shea is a native of New Jersey and has been a Tampa resident for over 20 years. He is married to Lisa and has three children: Jesse, Shannon, and Nicholas.
  • Berkeley Co-ed Soccer Camp with Varsity Coach Jenn Shannon-Martin

    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 Jenn Shannon-Martin played on two national champions squads (Division II) at Barry University and she is a two-time NSCAA All-American.  In 1990 she was second in the nation in scoring, and in 1996 she was inducted into the Barry University athletic Wall of Honor. She played professionally in Finland and Sweden, as well as for the Tampa Elite and Indiana Blaze. A soccer coach since 1994, Coach Martin has coached Berkeley Prep’s varsity girls soccer team, a 2010 state finalist, since 2002. She is also a member of the Berkeley PE department.
  • 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.

    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 Jennifer Fletcher-Stoll

    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.  

    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:
    Jennifer Fletcher-Stoll, a native of Syracuse, New York, played Division I lacrosse at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia. She was an Academic All-American, team captain, and a four-year starter at St. Joseph's. She has been the head coach of Berkeley's Girls Varsity Lacrosse team for eight years and has led the popular Girls Lacrosse Summer Camp for several years. Coach Fletcher-Stoll has been an elementary school teacher for eleven years and is a fourth grade teacher in Berkeley's Lower Division.
  • Berkeley Rowing with Coach Adam Stoll

    The unique sport of Rowing is growing rapidly throughout Florida. This camp is perfect for novices interested in rowing for the first time, those who have only rowed for one year, and anyone looking to improve his/her technique. Participants will work on rowing machines and actual rowing at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park.
     
    This is a one-week session.
     
    Week 2 (ages 9-18)

    About the coach:
    Adam Stoll was the rowing coach for seven years at Berkeley Prep. He had been the head coach for six years and an assistant coach for one year. He is a native of Indianapolis, where he rowed starting in high school. After graduating high school, he rowed at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia; throughout college he was in either the Varsity 8+ or the Lightweight Varsity 8+. Coach Stoll won many races throughout his college career including the Dad Vail Regatta and the Bergen Cup, and he captained his team during his senior year. Throughout college he or his boat was named St. Joseph's University athlete-of-the-week three times. After college, he moved to Tampa and began coaching for Berkeley. He has been teaching social studies and math for the past nine years, and he has just completed his second year teaching at Walker Middle Magnet School in Odessa.
  • Berkeley Girls Soccer Camp with Varsity Head Coach Tim Cooper

    This full-day camp is programmed and geared towards girls ages 9-14 who not only enjoy the game of soccer, but hope to develop or perfect their skills as a player. The camp uses the morning to perform foot skills, dribbling, and simple ball handling techniques that will be used throughout the week and more competitively in their afternoon small-sided game sessions. Our camp runs all day with breaks for lunch and an early morning snack. There is time for swimming and possible in-door sessions to break up the week and the Florida summer heat. We build friendships and teams early on and we also have a Friday Final Tournament that we encourage all families to attend. There are awards on Friday for our most spirited camper, most improved camper, and most valuable player.

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

    Weeks 5, 6 (ages 9-14)

    About the coach:
    Coach Tim Cooper, the 2012 NSCAA Florida High School Coach of the Year, has over 15 years of coaching experience from the high school to collegiate level. He has been the head soccer coach at Berkeley for the past nine years, where he has led the Bucs to several district and regional titles and two 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 and currently plays for a men’s amateur team in Tampa called the Kickers. In addition to his coaching and playing experience, Coach Cooper has years of experience with youth soccer camps, both at Florida Southern College and the University of South Florida.
  • 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 4 (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 Coach John Coup

    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.  

    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 (ages 7-14)
     
    About the coach:
    A graduate of the University of South Florida, Coach John Coup has been a teacher at Berkeley Prep since 1999 and a coach of the volleyball program since 1998. He began coaching volleyball in 1990 while working with Tampa Bay Juniors and as a coach at Tampa Prep (three state championships).  Coach Coup was the head coach of the Tampa Bay Junior 15 Black team that claimed the National Club Championship in 2007; he was also on the Team Florida coaching staff that won the 2004 USA High Performance Championships in Austin, TX.  As an assistant coach of Berkeley Prep’s varsity girls squad, Coach Coup has been part of six state championships.  From 2012-2015, he was Berkeley Prep’s head girls volleyball coach, leading the team to the state finals in 2012 and the state semi-finals in 2013 and 2015. He is presently Berkeley's middle division volleyball coach.
  • 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, 6 (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 at #4 ranked University of Florida. 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 10 years and loves to develop perfect swimming technique for future competitive swimmers of any age.  Coach Jordan is Berkeley's assistant aquatics director and a member of the Physical Education department.
  • 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 (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 at #4 ranked University of Florida. 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 10 years and loves to develop perfect swimming technique for future competitive swimmers of any age.
  • Water Polo with Coach Zak Kappos

    Students will learn the basic water polo skills of ball handling, catching & passing, shooting, and egg-beater kick, while also improving their swimming ability. Have fun scrimmaging against your teammates and stay cool in the water!

    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 6-14)

    About the coach:
    Coach Zak Kappos was a member of the Canadian National Water Polo Team and was a Division I water polo player for Long Beach State University (where he is a four-time record holder and was a two-time All-American NCAA athlete). He also coached for two-time California state water polo champions Golden West College. He is an assistant swimming coach for Berkeley Swimming and Diving.
  • 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 at #4 ranked University of Florida. 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 10 years and loves to develop perfect swimming technique for future competitive swimmers of any age.
  • 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, now in her 7th year as Berkeley's head varsity coach and director of tennis, 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.  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 2019

Week 1: June 3 - 7
Week 2: June 10 - 14
Week 3: June 17 - 21
Week 4: June 24 - 28
NO CAMPS July 1 - July 5
Week 5: July 8 - 12
Week 6: July 15 - 19
Week 7: July 22 - 26
2019 Summer Programs Schedule

BERKELEY PREPARATORY SCHOOL

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