One of the highlights of the TEC Experience is our specialty camp program. Each of these mini-camps is offered as a supplement to our program and provides campers with an opportunity to receive additional personalized, higher-level instruction. We gear the camps so that the beginner, as well as the advanced camper, will be able to learn in a fun-filled environment.
As with everything we do at TEC, these programs reflect our "success based on attitude, rather than aptitude" approach while developing our campers' skills and more importantly, their self-confidence.
Flag Football Camp
We are excited to announce that Mike Tannenbaum, Executive Vice President of Football Operations for the Miami Dolphins, will be bringing the AFC East to Trail’s End this summer. Mike spent over 20 years in the NFL, most recently as the General Manager of the New York Jets, and previously with the New Orleans Saints and the Cleveland Browns. Mike will run a 3-day camp focusing on offensive skills and drills and defensive skills and drills. The camp is designed to challenge beginners through advanced players, and will culminate in a 7 on 7 tournament.
We are excited that Coach Ivan Baron and his staff will be back with us for their 15th summer running this successful program. Ivan was a former ATP World Tour professional player, All-American at the University of Georgia and was the #1 ranked junior player in the world. In addition, Ivan has coached the United States Junior National Team, coached at the University of Miami and Florida Atlantic University and currently is the Tournament Chairman of multiple ATP professional and USTA and ITF amateur national/international tennis events in Florida. Being a part of this 3-day training camp will be an invaluable experience for both the intermediate and advanced player. Campers will receive 4 hours of instruction each day.
Hip Hop Dance Camp
Dance has become one of the most popular activities at TEC and our 3-day Hip Hop Dance Camp is always a huge hit. The camp will be led by professional dancer, choreographer, producer and actor, Lancelot Theobald. Lancelot teaches at Danny Holdstein Two World's Dance and Fitness and is a member of the Mozell Entertainment Group. A former professional football player, he studied dance at Steps on Broadway, the Broadway Dance Center and Alvin Ailey. He has performed on Broadway and at the Metropolitan Opera, as well as in the movies and television and has choreographed for the Knick's City Dancers. Lancelot and his staff of dancers will teach campers the latest hip hop techniques and skills.
We are excited to announce that Coach Dave Brown and the Basketball Stars of New York will be bringing their program to Trail's End this summer. Coach Brown has an extensive basketball background, playing collegiately at Colgate University. He has also coached players at Collegiate High School, John Jay College, Susquehanna University and the New Heights Basketball organizations in Manhattan. Coach Brown, along with his talented staff, all of whom were collegiate basketball players, will run a 3-day camp focusing on shooting, passing, ball handling, rebounding and defense. Campers will rotate through each of these stations and will then be placed on teams where they will learn in a game environment. The camp is designed to challenge beginners through advanced players.
The Woodloch Springs golf camp is a great complement to the TEC golf program. Campers will take part in a 6 lesson program under the supervision of John Pillar, Director of Golf at Woodloch. John and his staff will work on each camper's golf swing, including driving, chipping and putting during 4 lessons and 2 "course days." During the course days, campers will have an opportunity to learn from the pros while playing on the Woodloch course.
Lacrosse is one of the hottest activities at TEC. We have teamed up with Evolution Lacrosse Academy to provide our beginner and advanced players with an opportunity to learn and hone their lacrosse skills. Evolution Lacrosse is staffed by coaches and collegiate players, under the direction of current Livingston High School Varsity Coach, Matthew Podwoski. Matthew shares his extensive lacrosse experience with young players from all over the Northeast. The 2-day camp will provide players with top-notch skills, real game situations and hands on lacrosse knowledge in a friendly and encouraging environment.
Carlo Acquista and Robert Cairo will once again lead our popular 3-day soccer camp. Carlo won an NCAA Division I National Title with St. John's as a 4-year member of the Red Storm men's soccer team and is currently the Head Coach of the men's soccer team at Adelphi University where he has twice been named the ASC Coach of the Year. Robert is currently the Head Coach for the Developmental Academy for the U-18 NY Cosmos. Carlo and Robert will share their passion and love for soccer while teaching fundamentals to the beginner and challenging more advanced players with higher-level skills. During this 3-day camp, campers will receive 4 hours of instruction each day.
We are excited to announce that we will be offering a 3-day Gymnastics Specialty Camp this summer. The camp will be run under the direction of Melissa Rossero from Hotshots Gymnastics. Coach Rossero was a competitive gymnast for over 9 years and has been coaching for over 12. Alongside her husband, she owns and operates 3 Hotshots gyms where coaching gymnasts from the beginner level to the most advanced takes place. During the 3-day specialty camp, Coach Rossero and her staff will teach the campers new gymnastics skills, in addition to improving the gymnasts' techniques in their current skills. This gymnastics camp is designed for both the beginning tumbler, as well as the higher-level gymnast.