Summer Sports Leadership Camp

Due to COVID-19 we've been forced to cancel camp for the summer of 2020.

Registration open!

Overview

COVID-19 UPDATE

It is with the deepest sadness we announce that all camps will be cancelled for the summer of 2020 due to the pandemic.  We spent weeks evaluating all factors before hitting our deadline of May 1st, at which time major financial commitments need to be made.  All of our coaches are bummed to not see the smiling faces of every camper and hear all the wonderful parent testimonials.  We hope all the families stay safe and look forward to seeing everyone next summer.

Coach Bob, Founder


CAMP OVERVIEW

Our Sports Leadership Camp concept is "built for the big kids"!  Incoming 6th-8th graders don't want to be at the little kids camp any more.  They are longing for more choices, more responsibility, more flexibility, deeper interactions and exciting opportunities to take charge of their day.  They want to learn leadership skills through hands-on experiences, not lectures.  They still enjoy playing camp games, but are transitioning from "recess games" to engaging in challenging, intense, well organized and competitive game activities. Our non-traditional Sports Camp games are the perfect fit as they include and motivate the "not-so-athletic" but also challenge the gifted athlete!  

Bald Eagle couples our unique games with a hands-on curriculum of leadership experiences and choices that the pre-teen is starving for.  We are confident that "leadership through a sports experience" is a powerful tool to prepare children for adulthood.  With a different leadership theme each week that instigates new discussions and obstacles, incoming 6th-8th graders can get a refreshed experience even if they attend every session or come for multiple summers.

The Sports Leadership Camp is also a lead-in experience for those campers looking to transition into a coach at Bald Eagle once they've aged out of our camp (entering 9th grade).  For youth entering 9th & 10th grade, we offer the premier leadership volunteer experience in the Bay Area called the Coach In Training Program (CIT).

Daily Programming

It's hard to fathom sometimes, frightening in fact, that our incoming 6th-8th grader is on the "cliff of adulthood". Regardless of the emotions that dwells in the parent, is your child ready for that leap?  Countless life-threatening situations that mandate sound decision making skills are just around the corner.  It's important that they are fully prepared, and the days of telling or doing it for them are long gone.  Sadly, at the time when they need to listen the most to their parents, part of their transition to adulthood involves not being as "attuned" to the voice of mom & dad.  It's in this pre-teen period where parents need to associate their child with quality peer mentors or mentors who are worth looking up to, and Bald Eagle provides the best role-models around with hand-picked, certified Positive Coaches (see our PCA page). 

More than ever before preteens need a compass, a guideline, a clear picture of what it means to be a successful teenager and adult. They can get that picture here at Bald Eagle Camps, framing a clear target on how they can be their best in every area of their life.

The Sports Leadership Camp is designed to be highly active and fun, not a lecture based venue.  Campers make choices about what they want to do throughout the day from a menu of activity choices.  They are given duties/responsibilities to manage daily with their fellow Sports Leadership campers and offered opportunities to create or lead different events across the camp day.  Each sports event is an opportunity for them to enhance their leadership skills and social development in a positive environment with exceptional peer models.  It's powerful. 

The program varies a bit from LARGE SITE Program (Los Altos) to our SMALL SITE Program (currently Los Gatos & SJ).  Both offer different perks but the same programming.  Large site as you might assume has more teams, so more varied social interactions and game variations.  Small site has a tighter knit group and is more flexible with project and game choices along with increased mentorship interactions with the Director and coaches.  Both Site Strategies are loved by the campers since the Sports Leadership concept treats them like young adults, not little kids. 

Incoming 6th-8th graders need something more than the traditional options that are out there for their age group such as sport specific camps or academically focused summer choices.  The reality is they are aging-out of a lot of things, but that makes this transition that much more important.  Bald Eagle is addressing that need. Pre-Teens thrive when allowed more freedom, opportunity, choice & inclusion with the coaching staff. We offer all of this value and depth of programming wrapped in a highly active, hands on & super fun summer camp sports experience. 

Does your 6th-8th grader have a "Team Captain Mentality"?  They are more apt to make good decisions in all aspects of life if they do. Every youth, no matter where they are on the spectrum of being ready to be a leader can benefit dramatically from our popular Sports Leadership Camp concept.


Click the CAMP INFO link below for RATES and CAMP DETAILS...

Camp Info
Participants


2020 LOCATIONS & WEEKS FOR THIS CAMP

*Each Session is 1 week long. You may sign up for one week or several.

  • Los Altos - Blach Middle School 
    • Offered 7 consecutive weeks, 6/15-7/31, 2020
  • San Jose - St. Martins of Tours School
    • Offered 3 consecutive weeks, 6/8-6/26, 2020


CAMP HOURS 

  • Full Day - 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Half Day - 9:00am-12:00pm OR 12:00pm-3:00pm
  • Drop Off Period - 8:45am-9:00am
  • Pick Up Period - 3:00pm-3:15pm
  • Fridays end at 12 noon for ALL campers (Ext Care avbl till 6pm)

EXTENDED CARE 

  • Morning, 7:30am-8:45am Daily
  • Afternoon, 3:15pm-6:00pm Mon-Thur
  • Fridays, 12:15pm-6:00pm 
  • Cost is $12/hr prorated every 15min, pay as you go
  • Unlimited Ext Care can be purchased for $160 (SAVE $81/wk!)
  • EC Includes afternoon snack & lunch on Fridays


2019 RATES

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS END MARCH 1ST!

Rate includes fresh & healthy morning snack and lunch for Full Day campers.

FULL DAY RATES 

  • STANDARD FULL: $475
  • STANDARD EARLY BIRD: $25 OFF/WEEK (till 3/1)
  • MULTI 3-6 WEEKS: $25 OFF/WEEK, EARLY BIRD ADD $10 OFF/WK
  • MULTI 7+ WEEKS: $40 OFF/WEEK, EARLY BIRD ADD $10 OFF/WK

HALF DAY RATES

  • STANDARD HALF: $375
  • STANDARD EARLY BIRD: $25 OFF/WEEK (till 3/1)
  • MULTI 3-6 WEEKS: $25 OFF/WEEK, EARLY BIRD ADD $10 OFF/WK
  • MULTI 7+ WEEKS: $40 OFF/WEEK, EARLY BIRD ADD $10 OFF/WK

DAILY RATE: $100 - Online Reg not available. Please email team@baldeaglecamps.com for process.

SIBLING DISCOUNT DURING REGISTRATION -Don't worry, it's all automated!  You do need to register each child separately, but the Sibling Discount will be tracked automatically and deducted for each subsequent child.  Siblings must be registered for same weeks at same location to qualify.

MORE LOCATION SPECIFICS

Los Altos - Blach Middle School -LOS ALTOS LOCATIONS & PROGRAMS
San Jose - St. Martins of Tours School - SAN JOSE LOCATIONS & PROGRAMS

Benefits

  • Every camper gets a Bald Eagle Camps T-shirt, Water Bottle & Draw String Backpack.  
  • Lunch & Snacks are included
  • Full Day, Half Day, Daily Rates & Extended Care options available
  • Every new Bald Eagle parent gets a copy of PCA Founder Jim Thompsons book, The Second Goal Parent.
  • Several camp options on each campus, for varying age ranges, so parents have a 1-Stop solution to summer. Camps for Multi-SportsBasketball*Leadership Sports or CIT Programare all offered on 1 campus
  • Unique professional programming built for every level of athleticism that creates the passion and confidence to lead an active life

*LA site only

Discounts/Cancellations

  • Go Bald Early Reg Discount
  • Go Bald All Summer 7 Week Super Discount
  • Go Bald 4-6 Weeks Package Discounts
  • 10% Sibling Discount Including Extended Care Fees - Register kids separately, Discount will be tracked and deducted automatically.
  • Referral Program offers $25 off to brand new familiesreferred to BE, and $10 credit for referring family. Must follow process on our Referral Program page to get the discount/credit. 

REFERRAL PROGRAM

  • Brand new families referred by an existing BE family via Referral Program process receives $25 off their first registration
  • Referring Family gets $10 Bald Eagle credit
  • MUST follow this Referral Program process. Cannot process retrospectively. Email team@baldeaglecamps.com with issues.

SIBLING DISCOUNT

  • 10% off each additional registration - Register kids separately, Discount will be tracked and deducted automatically.
  • Must be for same dates and location

REGISTRATION CHANGES

NO CHANGE FEES!!  Bald Eagle families can make changes from one week to the next, change location, or switch children at camp much as they would like with absolutely NO FEE.  Whatever it is you need to change, we are here to serve you!

REGISTRATION CANCELLATIONS (Summer Camps)

**Updated cancellation policy due to COVID-19. 

Bald Eagle Sports Camps has always been generous with NO change fees and a full refund by May 1st for any cancellations.  But, given our current world crisis we feel the need to be the most generous camp in the industry...

  • Changing our cancellation policy during the summer to only 1 weeks notice instead of 2 weeks, with no May Deadline
  • Waiving ALL FEES if you choose to go with a Bald Eagle Account credit vs a full refund on cancellations
  • Decreasing late change fees (within 1 week) by 50% for Full Refunds. You can also choose an account credit with zero fees
  • We have NEVER charged any fees for changing sessions and never will. :) 
  • Obviously, if a camp session cancels full refunds will be issued immediately

See summary of Cancellation Policy below. These terms shall apply to any registration made through June 1st at which time we will re-evaluate our policies based on the current status of the novel coronavirus. 

Finally...STAY POSITIVE!! Our first camp session for summer 2020 starts on June 8th and we feel encouraged that camp will take place as planned.  The world must go on and parents need to work, so we will be ready and available as long as kids will be safe. We are already fully staffed for the summer! The coaches are excited and ready for the kids to show up! Please reach out if you have suggestions on how we can serve our families better through this crisis. 


SUMMARY OF CANCELLATION POLICY  (policy re-evaluated end of May for registrations posted after JUNE 1st, 2020)

Bald Eagle families can cancel any summer camp registration, at any location, free of charge up until 1 week prior to your camp starting.  To cancel within 1 week prior to the start of your camp session, families have the following options....

1.  Cancel your registration less than 1 WEEK prior to the start of camp session and receive a full refund to your credit card, minus a 10% cancellation fee.

2.  Cancel your registration less than 1 WEEK prior to the start of camp session and receive a full credit to your Bald Eagle Account, with ZERO fees.  All fees will be waived this year when you choose account credits. Credits do not expire and can be used for any future event, at any location, year round. 

**Within 1 week of camp we reserve the right to only offer Option #2, particularly if a camp has been full and registration closed prior to your cancellation.  We will try to fill your spot and if successful we will also offer you Option #1, but there are no guarantees.

**Obviously, if a camp session cancels full refunds will be issued immediately in the same manner payment was made


QUESTIONS OR CHANGES? WE LOVE TO HELP!

Contact team@baldeaglecamps.com or call 888-505-BALD


Food and Drinks
Food and Drinks

  • Tired of making lunches every day, take the summer off!? Healthy & Fresh lunch and mid morning snack provided by School Foodies is INCLUDED in your camp fee!!  Freshly made lunches are delivered daily to our campers.  Special dietary restrictions are considered.  Does your kiddo need vegetarian or gluten free....Bald Eagle provides it at no extra charge. 
  • Our camp is a "Nut Free" environment.  We ask all parents to refrain from bringing nut filled items but they do show up at times. If your child has a nut allergy please indicate that on your registration and supply the Site Director with the necessary emergency items.
  • Hydration is important and there are coolers of water all across campus along with random treats of iced tea, lemonade or sports drink from time to time.
  • Click to view the Menu for 2019
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Our lunch order is due on Friday before camp opens. If you register over the weekend, bring a lunch on Monday as we cannot guarantee your child will have one.


Coaches

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Coach Bob is the Founder & CEO of Bald Eagle Sports Camps. He has taught Special Ed and PE since 1995, currently at Los Altos HS. Coach Bob has over 25 years coaching experience from youth to collegiate, is a Certified Positive Coaching Alliance Trainer and holds two Credentials along with a Masters in Special Education.  In his 4 years as the Head Varsity Boys Basketball Coach at Los Altos High School he led the Eagles to 2 SCVAL titles ('13,'14) and the schools first ever Central Coast Section Championship (2015). Recently named by PCA as a Development Zone Leadership Fellow, Coach Bob believes children should have a place to feel encouraged, included, cared for, safe from bullying, free from negativity and expected to have as much fun as possible. At the same time, children need direction on how to be their best person in every given moment.

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Highlights

  • Every member of the Bald Eagle staff is a PCA Certified Double Goal Coach
  • Sports Leadership Campers get to decide their own games schedule, lead younger campers and design segments of camp.
  • Sports Leadership Campers get a whistle and lanyard included, so they can officiate the Coaches Games!
  • Free healthy & fresh lunch & morning snack!
  • NEW for 2020! - HUGE Bouncy House Obstacle Course*
  • NEW for 2020! - Shaded Ga-Ga Ball Pit*
  • NEW for 2020! - Expanded Fun Zone with brand new Air Hockey & Foosball Tables!
  • Movement Training AND FunFIT workout each week.
  • Talks by guest speakers, including college/pro coaches & athletes.
  • Value that goes beyond a week of camp – 12 months of PCA parenting resources
  • Campers learn "sticky" life application tools that help them maintain a positive outlook in any environment, on or off the court.
  • Unique GO ZONEFree Choice Period every afternoon: We’ve found that kids love getting to choose their activity with camp friends they love to be with. A wide variety of structured activities to participate in such as water games, our patented “ultimate” games, do arts/crafts, standard traditional sports, play Air Hockey/Ping Pong/Foosball in the Fun Zone, or a myriad of choices based on the size of the location.  Our huge Los Altos site has more than 15 stations to pick from!!  Because we run several camps on one location, we can give them what their hearts desire, great choices!  Our GO ZONE offers them the choice of several different stations across the campus for two extended periods every afternoon. Stations are structured and coach led so you won't find kids wandering around and being neglected or bullied like other free-choice camps have issues with.  Bald Eagle does Free Choice RIGHT! 
  • Also see BENEFITS list on this page for more!

*LA site only for 2020


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