Athletics Camps

Hawken Athletics Camps offer skill-driven, sport-centered instruction for individuals seeking to improve their game. Taught the “Hawken way” and led by Hawken coaches, Hawken Athletics Summer Camps are a chance for young athletes to hone their skills, improve team-play and learn from the best. Campers will work hard, test their limits and have a blast doing it. Instruction will be structured around individualized skill development, team-play components, situational games and live-action play.
 
In addition to daily activities, camp participants will receive a Hawken Athletics T-shirt. Drop off and pick up are located at the specific venue where the camp will take place (court, field, etc.). Transportation and pre- and after-care are NOT available for Athletics Summer Camps.
 
All Hawken Athletics Summer Camps must meet minimum enrollment numbers by May 4, 2018 for camps to proceed. Early registration is encouraged and allows us to guarantee camps at earlier dates, as soon as enrollment is sufficient. A $50 non-refundable deposit must accompany the registration form. This deposit will be applied to the total camp cost. No sibling discounts are available.





Soccer Camps

Ages 5 - 14
June 4 - June 8
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Gates Mills Campus

Hawken Soccer Camp is a one-week soccer camp for young players, boys and girls, 5-14 years old (entering kindergarten through eighth grade). Hawken Soccer Camp will be led by Dani Giulvezan Hawken School boys varsity soccer coach, as well as area club and high school coaches. Each day we will focus on different skill sets, including dribbling, passing and receiving, heading, crossing, shooting, and team play. In addition to skill development, emphasis will be placed on exciting soccer-based games such as small-sided games, skill games, and scrimmages. All sessions will be challenging and fun! Players will be divided into age and ability groups based on number of participants. Player-to-coach ratio will not exceed 12 to 1. All players will receive a Hawken Soccer Camp t-shirt. NOTE: Participants must bring their own lunch and drinks each day. Pool time will be made available throughout the week. Camp will be led by Hawken Coaches and varsity players, including Dani Giulvezan, boys head coach. Coach Giulvezan is a former professional player and has coached Hawken to state semifinals 5 times, and the state final 4 times.

Basketball Camp

June 4 - June 8
Ages 6 – 11: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Ages 12 - 18: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Gates Mills Campus

Hawken Basketball Camp will focus on individual and team skills, game play, and fun. Camp will be run with a station format with individual instruction, focusing on shooting (utilizing a state-of-the-art shooting machine), ball handling, passing, and defensive techniques. Team concepts and competitive skills will be taught through 1-on-1, 3-on-3, and 5-on-5 competitions and simulated game situations. Time will be spent teaching within the framework of real game situations. NOTE: Campers must bring a drink and a snack to camp each day. Camp will be led by Hawken coaches and varsity players, including boys head coach Shawn McGregor, and girls head coach David Murray. Hawken basketball alumni and collegiate basketball players will also be present as instructors. Camp t-shirts, prizes, and trophies will be awarded.





Running Camp

Ages 10 -14
July 23- July 27
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Gates Mills Campus

Running is a lifestyle as well as a sport. Some people run for fun, others for fitness, and some for competition. Come learn about some of the basics of running while having a lot of fun. Campers will learn the basics of endurance running mechanics, basic sprinting mechanics, ballistic and static stretching, general diet and fitness for runners, and basic race training for competition. Activities will include stretching, running, playing ultimate Frisbee and other aerobic endurance related activities, a running scavenger hunt, and The Amazing Race, Hawken style. NOTE: Campers should come with a pair of running shoes and the ability to run at least one mile without stopping if in 4th-6th grade and two miles without stopping if in 7th-8th grade. Camp will be led by Hawken coaches and varsity runners. Hawken has a long tradition of successful track and field and cross country, including two team state championships and a 5th place finish at the 2017 state meet.





Lacrosse Camp

June 18- June 22
Ages 6-10: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Ages 11-14: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Gates Mills Campus

Hawks Lacrosse Camp is a great opportunity for the both the experienced player and as an introduction to the “Fastest Game on Two Feet!” Younger campers will focus on ground balls, cradling, dodging, throwing/catching, and shooting; the older group will emphasize these skills as well as speed and agility, position-specific training, and “lacrosse IQ,” utilizing film study and game situations. Both camps will feature situational play, instructional lacrosse games, scrimmages, and an experienced staff.

NOTE: Campers will need a mouthpiece, gloves, arm pads, shoulders pads, and a helmet. Whether learning the basics of the game or taking another step forward as a lacrosse player and athlete, please join our staff for what promises to be a fun and exciting week at Hawken School! 

Camp will be led by Hawken coaches and varsity players, including head coach Dan Usaj. Coach Usaj has been coaching at the high school, collegiate, and club levels for 16 years. 





Football Camp

Ages 5 - 12
June 4- June 8
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Gates Mills Campus

Hawken Football Camp will be a fun week where all participants will practice the fundamentals of the game of football. In all training and playing, participants will be taught proper football techniques of running, throwing, catching, blocking, and kicking as well as the basic rules of the game, and team play and strategies. There will be limited opportunity for live competition within the group. All instruction will be without helmets and pads and there will be no tackling or hitting. Game play will be a regular part of each day’s instruction, including flag football games, where campers will have the opportunity to display their football skills in real game situations. Hawken has a vibrant youth football program, which includes flag football, “rookie tackle” football, and Middle School football. Hawken also has a long and proud tradition of successful high school football, one of the most successful in NE Ohio. Camp will be led by Hawken coaches and varsity players, including staff from our youth and flag football programs.





Tennis Camps

June 11 - June 15
Ages 6-10: 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Ages 11-14: 12:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Gates Mills Campus

Tennis camp will combine fun activities, tennis skill games, and individualized instruction for the novice and experienced tennis player. Led by season tennis professionals and Hawken varsity players, emphasis will be placed on service, mechanics, ground strokes, volleying, defensive play, and both singles and doubles strategies. Camp is held on the beautiful, state-of-the-art tennis facility at Hawken Upper School. All campers will receive a camp shirt. Tennis balls will be provided. Campers should come with a pair of proper tennis shoes, their own racquet, and a water bottle. Camp will be led by Hawken coaches and varsity players, including boys and girls head coach Brian Smallwood. Coach Smallwood has led the Hawken boys tennis team to two consecutive state runner-up finishes in 2016 and 2017. He has trained 28 high school state qualifiers to the OHSAA Tournament and from 1999-2015 developed 42 collegiate players who have played at Division I, II and III colleges.





Girls Lacrosse Camps

Ages 8 - 13
June 5 – June 9
9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Lyndhurst Campus

Girls will receive group instruction and training as well as individual lacrosse coaching. This camp will provide girls of all abilities the chance to develop individual skills while learning the necessary team elements to be successful lacrosse players and take their game to the next level. This fast-paced, half-day camp will utilize a blend of drills and games that encourage healthy competition and fun. Camp will be led by Hawken coaches and varsity players. Hawken has a long tradition of strong girls lacrosse, including a regional final appearance in 2017.





Girls Field Hockey Camp

Ages 8 - 13
June 5 – June 9
12:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Lyndhurst Campus

Girls will receive group instruction and training as well as individual field hockey coaching. This camp will provide girls of all abilities the chance to develop individual skills while learning the necessary team elements to be successful field hockey players and take their game to the next level. This fast-paced, half-day camp will utilize a blend of drills and games that encourage healthy competition and fun. Camp will be led by Hawken coaches and varsity players. Hawken has a rich tradition of strong field hockey, and a history of sending many players on to highly successful collegiate careers.





Girls Volleyball Camp

July 23 – July 27
Ages 6-10: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Ages 11-14: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Gates Mills Campus

Girls will receive group instruction as well as individual instruction in both general volleyball skills and position-specific skills. Camp will be fast-paced and fun and will provide excellent learning opportunities for both experienced players and those new to the game. This camp will combine volleyball skill games, fun activities, drills, scrimmages, and competitive play to make for an exciting week of Hawken volleyball! Camp will be led by Hawken coaches and varsity players, including Hawken head coach Patty Hace. Coach Hace played collegiate volleyball at Kenyon College, and has been coaching Hawken volleyball and basketball for eight years.


An independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school, preschool through grade 12

Lower & Middle Schools, 5000 Clubside Rd, Lyndhurst, OH 44124
Upper School, PO Box 8002 (12465 County Line Rd), Gates Mills, OH 44040
Gries Center, 10823 Magnolia Dr, Cleveland, OH 44106

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