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 once again be bringing the AFC East to Trail’s End this summer. Mike spent over 20 years in the NFL as General Managers of the New York Jets, the New Orleans Saints and the Cleveland Browns. Mike will run a 3-day camp focusing on offensive/defensive skills and drills. The camp is designed to challenge beginners through advanced players, and will culminate in a 7-on-7 tournament. Campers will receive 4 hours of instruction each day.
Over the past few summers, hockey has become one of the most popular sports at TEC. Along these lines, we are happy to announce the first ever TEC Hockey Camp for 2017 led by TEC Hockey Director, Nikita Kashirskiy. While Nikita cannot return for the entire summer, he will be back with us to run our 3-day hockey camp. Nikita is a former professional hockey player with eight years of experience. He was a two time All-American, ECAC East Player of the Year, and ECAC Rookie of the Year at Norwich University. Participating in this camp will challenge both the beginner and experienced player. Campers will receive 4 hours of instruction each day.
We are excited that Coach Ivan Baron and his staff will be back with us this summer. 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, as well as at the University of Miami and Florida Atlantic University. He is currently the Tournament Chairman of multiple ATP professional, 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
We are excited to bring Shooting Stars NYC to Trail’s End this summer to run our Hip Hop Camp. Shooting Stars offers recreational and award winning competitive dance classes in NYC. Members of Shooting Stars compete in some of the largest competitions in the nation and perform primetime at the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks games. Shooting Stars faculty consists of NBA All Star Dancers, SAG actors, members of professional contemporary companies and the industry’s top professionals. Shooting Stars prides itself on creating technically trained, versatile, well rounded dancers. More importantly Shooting Stars aims to instill a sense of self-confidence, leadership, teamwork and overall fun to their program. Campers will receive 4 hours of instruction each day.
Coach Dave Brown and the Basketball Stars of New York will be returning 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. Campers will receive 4 hours of instruction each day.
Based on the popularity of our Baseball Program, we have added a 3-day Baseball Specialty Camp in 2017. This camp will be led by Trail’s End Baseball Director, Mo Rodriguez. Mo has coached baseball at both the collegiate and professional levels. He has worked with over 50 professional baseball players at Baseball Academies in the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and Venezuela. He is currently the Head Varsity Baseball Coach for Blue River Valley High School in New Castle, Indiana. Mo brings a vast amount of baseball knowledge and more importantly, a love of the game, which will allow our campers to grow and learn the fundamentals in an encouraging environment. Campers will receive 4 hours of instruction each day.
Golf Camp @ Woodloch Springs Golf Resort
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 the Woodloch Resort. John and his staff will work on each camper's golf swing, including driving, chipping and putting during the lessons at the learning center range and on the course. During the time on the course, campers will have an opportunity to learn from the pros while playing on the Woodloch course.
We are excited to announce the return of our 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 the past 15 years. 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 gymnastic 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. Campers will receive 4 hours of instruction each day.