Summer Sports Leadership Camp

Summer Camp registration is OPEN!!!  Can't wait to see all the Middle Schoolers at camp!

Registration open!

Overview

Our Sports Leadership Camp concept is "built for the big kids" with TWO FUN FIELD TRIPS packed into every week!  The return from COVID forced us to REVAMP this entire camp program, and I gotta say...we crushed it!  Our numbers tripled for this improved camp concept last summer! We strive to provide tangible leadership experiences working with younger campers, but with COVID that format isn't as accessible.  Since we always try to frame challenges as an opportunity to grow, so we got CREATIVE!  Every week the Sports Leadership campers will get to take various field trips depending on the week!  On Monday, Wednesday and Friday they will be on campus in our highly engaging team sports activities laced with leadership development programming.  


PROGRAM FOR TUESDAYS

Every Tuesday campers will be taken by professional shuttle service to Rio del Mar Beach near Santa Cruz!  We have an outstanding leadership development program designed around "sand competitions" that the campers can't get enough of!  We form them into teams and they rotate from event to event while deepening their connection throughout the day.  They have the option of swimming in the waves because we pony-up right in front of the lifeguard station and we chose a beach known for safe waves.  We also have our Director and coaches keep an extra eye on campers while they boogie board and body surf the waves.  Our Beach Program is such a huge hit that we do it every week all summer long and it never gets old for our vast numbers of repeat campers!


PROGRAM FOR THURSDAYS

This is where we mix it up!  

Thursdays 6/23, 7/14 & 7/28 - Campers will be taken by professional shuttle service to California's Great America.  They will have supervised time with their peers to enjoy the rides and all that the theme park has to offer!  Campers will have time to stop and buy lunch and snacks of their choice (not included in camp fee) inside the park and spending quality time together!

Thursdays 6/30 & 7/21 - Campers will be taken by professional shuttle service to TopGolf in the morning THEN over to Pinstripes Bowling & Bocce Ball in the afternoon!  They will compete in teams through all of these fun events, and lunch is INCLUDED! What a day!! 

Regardless of the event, the SLC team will stay together all day and enjoy everything these awesome venues have to offer!  All groups will be supervised by their usual weekly coaches and an additional Director level staff member.


PROGRAM FOR MON & WED

Incoming 6th-8th graders don't want to be at the little kids camp any more, which is why they love the field trips, but they still love to play and be active.  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". They want to engage in challenging, intense, well organized and competitive game activities. Our non-traditional Sports Leadership 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.  They will also have small segments of being an assistant coach and even officiating the coaches game.  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, not to mention a variation in Field Trips, 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).  Check out the camper videos on the CIT page that give you the inside experience of our leadership development camp system.


PROGRAM FOR FRIDAY

Campers will now be in a leadership position by creating their own game/challenge & running their own station for the younger TK-5th grade campers during our GO BALD Festival!  This will be their chance to take charge and create positive energy all on their own.  They will also take part in our end of session GO BALD Awards Ceremony!


COVID PROTOCOLS: We will follow all current county guidelines and more specifically follow protocols issued by the Los Altos School District.  Since there are ongoing changes in regards to COVID regulations, specific protocol flow charts for summer camp will be issued closer to camp kickoff.



VIDEOS BELOW - SPECIAL NOTE

The SLC Overview Video has not been updated to include our new FIELD TRIP FORMAT!  All other aspects of the video are still included in our camp program design, only now we have TWO FIELD TRIPS!  New updated video is in the works!

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.  Please watch the videos on this page of the Sports Leadership campers being interviewed.

The Sports Leadership Camp is designed to be highly active and fun, not a lecture based venue.  Tuesdays are always our famous Bald Eagle Beach Day where the campers bond and compete in leadership building events.  Thursdays they take field trips to different exciting venues to experience together and bond further.  During Mondays & Wednesdays, both on-campus days, SLC campers make choices both as a team and individually 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. On Fridays they are put in a leadership position to run a station for the younger campers all on their own during our Go Bald Festival. It's a engaging and empowering process to build character, connection and confidence.  

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.


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Camp Info
Participants


2022 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 5 weeks for 2022: 6/20-24, 6/27-7/1, 7/11-15, 7/18-22, 7/25-29
    • This camp is not yet offered at the San Jose location

CAMP HOURS 

  • Drop off window               8:45am - 9:00am (8:30am ok on Day 1 Mondays)
  • Camp (Mon-Thu)              9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Camp (Fridays)                 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Pick up (Mon-Thu)            3:00pm - 3:15pm
  • Pick up (Fridays)                12:00-12:15pm 


EXTENDED CARE 

  • Offered 7:30am-6:00pm, Monday-Friday.  Particularly valuable on Fridays when camp ends at 12:00 noon. 
  • Unlimited EC Package offers huge savings for working parents (+$100/wk). Cost is only $140. ($6/hr All Day or $8/hr Afternoon only)
    • Unlimited must be signed up for by Monday morning checkin but done online can include all discounts
  • Hourly option is $12/hr prorated every 15min and does not require any pre-registration or notice (we just keep your kiddos till you show up! :)
  • Late fees are $1/min when you show up past 6pm due to extended facility and employee costs. Fees will be increased for repeat offenders. 

2022 RATES

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS END Tuesday March 1st!

FULL DAY RATES 

  • STANDARD FULL: $749/wk
  • STANDARD EARLY BIRD: $725/wk 
  • MULTI 4 WEEKS: $699/wk, 
  • MULTI 4 WKS EARLY BIRD $675/wk

10% SIBLING DISCOUNT DURING REGISTRATION -Don't worry, it's all automated, AND it applies to the Unlimited Extended Care Package!  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.

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Benefits

  • Every camper gets TWO epic field trips per week
  • Professional Transportation service for all field trips
  • Every camper gets a Bald Eagle Camps T-shirt, Water Bottle & Draw String Backpack.  
  • Full Day & 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. 
  • Unique professional programming built for every level of athleticism that creates the passion and confidence to lead an active life

Discounts/Cancellations

  • Go Bald Early Reg Discount (ends March 1st)
  • Go Bald All Summer Package Discounts
  • Unlimited Extended Care package
  • 10% Sibling Discount Including Unlimited Package 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. Must be brand new to BE website and programs. Cannot process retroactively. 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

Bald Eagle families can cancel any summer camp registration, at any location, free of charge up until May 1st.  Beyond May 1st, until 2 weeks prior to the start of camp, families have the following options....

1.  Cancel your registration and receive a full refund to your credit card, minus a 20% cancellation fee.

2.  Cancel your registration and receive a full credit to your Bald Eagle Account, minus a 5% cancellation fee.  Credits do not expire and can be used for any future event, at any location, year round. 

**Within 2 weeks 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 do what we can to fill your spot and if successful we will also offer you Option #1, but there are no guarantees.


QUESTIONS OR CHANGES? WE LOVE TO HELP!

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


Food and Drinks
Food and Drinks

    • Lunch and snacks WILL BE provided on-campus again for 2022! As always, campers are welcome to bring their own.  Menu will post in mid-May. 
    • Lunch WILL NOT BE provided for...  
      • Tue Beach Day: Campers should pack a lunch
      • Thu Field Trip: Depends on the event scheduled.  Info details will be delivered before that week of camp.  Some events will include lunch. 
    • 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.
    • Water bottle is provided but bring your own full water bottle on day one.  Please bring filled water bottle each day of camp. Hydration is important and coolers of water will be designated for each team, but we want to minimize fill ups at the water station.  Water stations will be all across campus and sanitized regularly.


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

  • TWO epic field trips every week!
  • Hands on experiences of leadership while being highly active.
  • Building connections with quality role models, new peers and evolving their social skills
  • Every member of the Bald Eagle staff is a PCA Certified Double Goal Coach
  • All Directors and Head Coaches are CPR & FA Certified & Background Checked
  • Movement Training AND FunFIT workout each week.
  • Shaded Ga-Ga Ball Pit*
  • NEW for 2022! Ultimate Bouncy House Obstacle Course!**
  • NEW for 2022! Expanded Fun Zone with brand new Air Hockey & Foosball Tables!
  • Unlimited Extended Care package available
  • 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 2022.   **Traveling Item, not every week. 


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