Ross Recreation Programs

Fencing and Swordsmanship


Instructor: Benjamin Bowles-Golden Gate School of Arms
8 weeks
Fencing is the art and science of the sword. Practicing swordsmanship refines focus, improves dexterity, and makes flexible the mind and body. Students train with the French foil beginning with the fundamental footwork and ending with basic attacks and defense. In addition to working with the sword, students learn the etiquette of fencing with their fellow students. All equipment provided, and no previous fencing experience required!
No class 4/11, 8 weeks
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6 - 8 grade
04/04/17 - 05/30/17 Tuesdays Spring17
3:15 - 5:15
Ross School
Gym
$ 275 NOT AVAILABLE Fencing and Swordsmanship

Tennis Green Dot Ball Jr. Team Ages 9-12


Instructor: Tennis in Marin: Tom Sadzeck
7 weeks
GreenDot Ball-Junior Team Tennis is the next transition from red Ball Tennis. Kids aged 9-12 play full court with slightly modified balls. This transition allows kids to rally with balls that are very similar to the real thing but are smaller and less bouncy than regulation tennis balls. Kids have a team practice once a week and play matches on Fridays versus other Marin County teams. Match schedule will be determined just prior to season for exact match dates and locations. Confirmation with coach regarding appropriate level of play for matches is required.
Optional Registration Choices: $260 for matches and practices or $160 practices only/$160 matches only.

Practice Time/Day: Wednesday at the Ross Town Courts: 3:40-4:40 (No practice 4/12)

Match Time/Day: Fridays 4:00 (No match 4/14) Spring: 8 Practices & 8 Matches +/-

Enrollment for practices only, or matches only must call office to register.
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9 - 12 year olds
03/15/17 - 05/12/17 Wednesday Spring17
4:00 - 5:00
other
Town Courts
$ 260 REGISTER Tennis Green Dot Ball Jr. Team Ages 9-12

Tennis Junior League (Real Balls) Ages 10-14


Instructor: Tennis in Marin: Tom Sadzeck
6 weeks
Junior League Tennis (Real Balls) is for players who have graduated from the modified quick start levels. Kids practice once a week to work on team play and doubles and singles strategy, and then play matches on Fridays versus other Marin County teams. This league is ideal for players who want to eventually play high school tennis of for those who just want to enjoy the game.
Optional Registration Choices: $160 for 1 week practices only, or $160 for weekly matches only.
Practice Time/Day: Monday at Memorial Park, San Anselmo Courts: 4:45-5:45 (No practice 4/10)

Match Time/Day: Fridays 4:00 (No match 4/14) Spring: 8 Practices & 8 Matches +/-

Enrollment for practices only, or matches only must call office to register.
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10 - 14 year olds
03/13/17 - 05/10/17 Monday Spring17
4:45 - 5:45
other
Memorial Park, San Anselmo
$ 260 REGISTER Tennis Junior League (Real Balls) Ages 10-14

Introduction to Good Manners


Instructor: Syndi Seid
1 weeks
If your child has never attended an etiquette class, this is the one-time workshop not to miss, for your child to gain the basics to self-introductions, handshaking, eye contact, and other tips on attending parties with or without parents. An introduction to basic table manners, from start to finish, including a 3-course tutorial dinner.

Parents request this program again and again so we are continuing to bring back our etiquette expert, Syndi Seid, who is a graduate of The Protocol School of Washington. She has appeared on "Good Morning America", KRON, KPIX, KGO, KTVU and KQED.
Parents are encouraged to enroll with their child (average one parent per child), although kids may enroll without a parent. Check-in is at 3:45pm with the seminar starting promptly at 4pm.
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7 - 13 year olds
04/03/17 - 04/03/17 Monday Spring17
3:45pm - 7:00pm
other
Left Bank Restaurant
$ 87 FULL: Join Waitlist Introduction to Good Manners

Introduction to Good Manners - Parent Registration (2)


Instructor: Syndi Seid
Parents who are planning to attend alongside their child in the second night of Intro to Good Manners.
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04/04/17 - 04/04/17 Tuesday Spring17
3:45pm - 7pm
other
Left Bank Restaurant
$ 70 REGISTER Introduction to Good Manners - Parent Registration (2)

Introduction to Good Manners - Parent Registration


Instructor: Syndi Seid
Parents who are planning to attend the Introduction to Good Manners course along with their child (only one parent per child, please) may register here.
Parents are encouraged to attend, but it is not required.
Check-in is at 3:45pm with the seminar starting promptly at 4pm.
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7 - 13 year olds
04/03/17 - 04/03/17 Monday Spring17
3:45pm - 7pm
other
Left Bank Restaurant
$ 70 FULL: Join Waitlist Introduction to Good Manners - Parent Registration

Mountain Bike Mondays


Instructor: Dan Heffernan
8 weeks
Let's go on a mountain bike ride after school up into the trails of Marin! Your child will learn how to ride safely and with confidence as they are encouraged and coached on the mountain. They will acquire new skills and build upon their strengths on their bike all while having tons of fun! All levels welcome.
Dan Heffernan was born and raised in Fairfax, CA, a graduate of Sir Francis Drake High School. He spent most of his childhood exploring the endless trails of Marin on his bike. During his 20's he got involved in downhill mountain bike racing and competed throughout California in events like the Northstar series and the Gravity Racing Tour. He is prepared to share his tips, tricks and knowledge and get kids excited and confident on 2 wheels!
*What to bring: a proper fitted geared mountain bike in good working order, a proper fitting helmet, water bottle or camel-bak and a snack.
*What to wear: closed-toe shoes comfortable to ride in, t-shirt and warm layer, full fingered bike gloves, sunscreen and padded bike shorts (are recommended).
no class 4/10
Waiver
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4 - 8 grade
03/20/17 - 05/15/17 M Spring17
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Ross School
meet at Commons lawn
$ 365 REGISTER Mountain Bike Mondays

1-Day Mountain Bike Clinic


Instructor: Dan Heffernan
0 weeks
NEW DATE!!

Join coach Dan Heffernan for this special 1-day Mountain Bike clinic exploring the many awesome trails of Fairfax. ADVANCED RIDERS ONLY for this particular class. Trails will be more difficult and technical than the usual Mountain Bike programs we offer. Come challenge yourself - Don't miss out on an epic day on the trails!
*What to bring: a proper fitted geared mountain bike in good working order, a proper fitting helmet, water bottle or camel-bak and a snack.
*What to wear: closed-toe shoes comfortable to ride in, t-shirt and warm layer, full fingered bike gloves, sunscreen and padded bike shorts (are recommended).
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4 - 10 grade
04/29/17 - 04/29/17 Saturday Spring17
10am - 2pm
other
Fairfax Parkade
$ 125 NOT AVAILABLE 1-Day Mountain Bike Clinic

Fun Friday Mountain Bike Rides


Instructor: Dan Heffernan
5 weeks
Let's go on a mountain bike ride after school up into the trails of Marin! Your child will learn how to ride safely and with confidence as they are encouraged and coached on the mountain. They will acquire new skills and build upon their strengths on their bike all while having tons of fun!
*These Friday sessions are designed for kids who already have some experience on a bike - no beginners please.*
Dan Heffernan was born and raised in Fairfax, CA, a graduate of Sir Francis Drake High School. He spent most of his childhood exploring the endless trails of Marin on his bike. During his 20's he got involved in downhill mountain bike racing and competed throughout California in events like the Northstar series and the Gravity Racing Tour. He is prepared to share his tips, tricks and knowledge and get kids excited and confident on 2 wheels!
*What to bring: a proper fitted geared mountain bike in good working order, a proper fitting helmet, water bottle or camel-bak and a snack.
*What to wear: closed-toe shoes comfortable to ride in, t-shirt and warm layer, full fingered bike gloves, sunscreen and padded bike shorts (are recommended).
Fun Friday rides are held EVERY OTHER FRIDAY, beginning 3/24
no class 4/14
Waiver
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4 - 8 grade
03/24/17 - 05/19/17 every other Friday Spring17
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Ross School
meet on Commons lawn
$ 225 REGISTER Fun Friday Mountain Bike Rides

Mountain Bike Ride Like a Girl


Instructor: Dan Heffernan
8 weeks
Girl riders of all levels are welcome to Ride Like a Girl on their mountain bikes with coach Dan Heffernan! This program is designed as a girls-only Mountain Bike Riding course to build confidence and stamina on the trails. Your child will learn safety tips and skills for riding as they build strength and have fun with their friends. Girl power!
*What to bring: a proper fitted geared mountain bike in good working order, a proper fitting helmet, water bottle or camel-bak and a snack.
*What to wear: closed-toe shoes comfortable to ride in, t-shirt and warm layer, full fingered bike gloves, sunscreen and padded bike shorts (are recommended).
These rides will be held EVERY TUESDAY, beginning on 3/21.
No Class 4/11
Waiver
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3 - 8 grade
03/21/17 - 05/16/17 Tuesdays Spring17
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Ross School
meet on Commons lawn
$ 365 REGISTER Mountain Bike Ride Like a Girl

Mountain Bike Camp


Instructor: Dan Heffernan
1 weeks
Come blaze the trails this summer with experienced down hill rider and instructor Dan Heffernan. Gain the confidence and endurance necessary to enjoy mountain biking safely while having fun and learning new skills to improve your riding abilities. All levels of riders welcome, come enjoy the week exploring the many trails of the Mt.Tam watershed on your bike!
Dan Heffernan was born and raised in Fairfax, CA, a graduate from Sir Francis Drake High School. Dan spent most of his childhood exploring the endless trails of Marin on his bike. During his 20's, he got involved in down hill mountain bike racing and competed throughout California in events like the Northstar series and the Gravity Racing Tour. He is prepared to share his tips, tricks, and knowledge and get kids excited and confident on 2 wheels!
*What to bring: a proper fitting geared mountain bike in good working order, a proper fitting helmet, water bottle or camelbak, a hearty lunch and snacks.
*What to wear: closed-toe shoes comfortable to ride in, t-shirt and a warm layer, full fingered bike gloves, sunscreen, and padded bike shorts (are recommended).
*No worries policy: We will conduct a mandatory pre-camp bike and gear safety check to ensure everyone's equipment is of the right fit, adequate, and ready to ride!
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9 - 12 year olds
06/19/17 - 06/23/17 M-F Summer17
9am - 1pm
Ross School
Ross Commons Lawn
$ 395 REGISTER Mountain Bike Camp
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11 - 15 year olds
06/26/17 - 06/30/17 M-F Summer17
9am - 1pm
Ross School
Ross Commons Lawn
$ 395 REGISTER Mountain Bike Camp
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9 - 12 year olds
07/10/17 - 07/14/17 M-F Summer17
9am - 1pm
Ross School
Ross Commons Lawn
$ 395 REGISTER Mountain Bike Camp
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11 - 15 year olds
07/17/17 - 07/21/17 M-F Summer17
9am - 1pm
Ross School
Ross Commons Lawn
$ 395 REGISTER Mountain Bike Camp

Gone Fishin'!


Instructor: Sandrick Jackson, Dan Heffernan
1 weeks
Back for a second year, by popular demand! Explore some of the best fishing spots in the bay area and learn how to fish – or hone your skills - with Sandrick Jackson and Dan Heffernan. Your kids might even catch your dinner this week as they try their hand at reeling in a keeper! Grab your poles, weights, hooks and flies and join us, as we head out for a fun filled day at several awesome angling spots around the bay!
*This camp is a small group only, and space fills up FAST. Don't miss your chance at such a unique camp experience! Sign up now!
Please bring a lunch and water bottle, wear layers and sunscreen daily.
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9 - 14 year olds
08/07/17 - 08/11/17 M-F Summer17
9am - 3pm
Ross School
Depart from Ross School
$ 435 REGISTER Gone Fishin'!
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9 - 14 year olds
08/21/17 - 08/25/17 M-F Summer17
9am - 3pm
Ross School
Depart from Ross School
$ 435 REGISTER Gone Fishin'!

Girls Basketball 3-Day Clinic


Instructor: Caren Horstmeyer and Staff
Take your game to a new level at Caren Horstmeyer's Girls Basketball Camp! Caren is a former Cal Bears Woman's Coach planning beginner to advanced activities, designed for all who attend. Girls will improve skills, expand their proficiencies and have FUN - all while gaining positive leadership skills that lead to success on and off the court.
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6 - 8 grade
08/14/17 - 08/16/17 M Tu W Summer17
9am - 12pm
Ross School
Gym
$ 150 REGISTER Girls Basketball 3-Day Clinic

Giants Basketball Camp Boys & Girls


Instructor: Steve Compagno and Staff
1 weeks
Join the BEST basketball coaches in Marin located at Redwood High School for Giants Basketball Camp! Girls and boys grades 2-8 are welcome. Campers will be divided into groups based on grade and skill level. The focus of this camp will be on basketball and personal development. We will focus on positive attitude, energy, teamwork, dribbling, ball handling, shooting, rebounding, passing, 1-on-1 moves, post moves, and "defense, defense, and more defense." Each day will consist of skill development and competitive games.
Lunch may be purchased on campus ($35/week or $10/day).
The daily drop-in is $50/day.
Come join us and have some FUN!

Camp Director: Steve Compagno, Redwood High School Varsity Boys Basketball Head Coach
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2 - 8 grade
06/12/17 - 06/15/17 M-Th Summer17
9am - 3pm
other
Redwood High School Gym
$ 170 REGISTER Giants Basketball Camp Boys & Girls
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2 - 8 grade
06/26/17 - 06/29/17 M-Th Summer17
9am - 3pm
other
Redwood High School Gym
$ 170 REGISTER Giants Basketball Camp Boys & Girls
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2 - 8 grade
07/10/17 - 07/13/17 M-Th Summer17
9am - 3pm
other
Redwood High School Gym
$ 170 REGISTER Giants Basketball Camp Boys & Girls
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2 - 8 grade
07/17/17 - 07/20/17 M-Th Summer17
9am - 3pm
other
Redwood High School Gym
$ 170 REGISTER Giants Basketball Camp Boys & Girls

Adventure Camp


Instructor: Jean Marc Schafer, Sandrick Jackson, Jeff Rosen, Jenny Dickinson
1 weeks
This year, Adventure Camp is undergoing some fun and exciting new changes, which means some fun and exciting new destinations! Some of the favorites remain, like Driven Raceway, Six Flags and Water World. But new adventures await your camper at locations like: Oakland Ice Rink, EpiCenter, Rebounderz, Sonoma Ropes and Zip Line, and the awesome Paintball Jungle. We will be adding in a throwback trip to Angel Island as well. Wednesdays are now a home-base day for some on-site camp fun and to provide a mid-week break from traveling. Scavenger hunts, water fights, relay races, local hiking and fishing outings, massive slip and slides and mini olympic tournaments will keep the fun going. Pizza lunch is included on these home-base Wednesdays!
On travel days, campers will divide into small groups for our fun-filled days based on their age and interests. Whether your child is 8 or 15 years old, this is a great place to meet friends and enjoy adventures which take them to all the places they dream of going. This is an extremely popular and very unique camp where "we know your name," and know how to spend our summer days to the fullest!
We have Marin's best, most fun and highly experienced camp counselors led by Jean Marc Schafer, rounding out the Adventure Camp experience. Our core summer counselor staff are ALL returning for another amazing summer: Sandrick, Jeff, and Jenny are excited to get their summer on! Are you?
Just ask the kids that return year after year (including most of the counselors who were once our campers) how much they LOVE this camp!
*Please pick up children promptly by the time stated on the schedule. On Fridays, please pick up your child at 1pm at the COM pool*

**PERMISSION SLIPS (some trips require an extra permission slip) MUST be completed and in our office AT LEAST 1 WEEK prior to your child attending camp.**
Bring a snack, sunscreen and a lunch except on Wednesdays, and field trip days where lunch is included (see calendar).
Trips subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

Adventure Camp Schedule



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8 - 15 year olds
06/19/17 - 06/23/17 M-F Summer17
9am - 3/5pm
Ross School
Room 1
$ 395 REGISTER Adventure Camp
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8 - 15 year olds
06/26/17 - 06/30/17 M-F Summer17
9am - 3/5pm
Ross School
Room 1
$ 395 REGISTER Adventure Camp
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8 - 15 year olds
07/10/17 - 07/14/17 M-F Summer17
9am - 3/5pm
Ross School
Room 1
$ 395 REGISTER Adventure Camp
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8 - 15 year olds
07/17/17 - 07/21/17 M-F Summer17
9am - 3/5pm
Ross School
Room 1
$ 395 REGISTER Adventure Camp
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8 - 15 year olds
07/24/17 - 07/28/17 M-F Summer17
9am - 3/5pm
Ross School
Room 1
$ 395 REGISTER Adventure Camp
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8 - 15 year olds
07/31/17 - 08/04/17 M-F Summer17
9am - 3/5pm
Ross School
Room 1
$ 395 REGISTER Adventure Camp

Tennis Skills Fun & Games 7-12


Instructor: Tennis in Marin
1 weeks
Ross Recreation is offering Junior Tennis Mini Camps for kids between the ages of 5-14. Tennis in Marin coaches in conjunction with the USTA have now been using modified tennis balls, court sizes and smaller rackets with great success! Introduction to tennis with simple activities and games that produce both fun and early motor skill development. Participants will use special equipment designed for this age group.
Tom Sadzeck - Head Pro & Director of Junior Tennis with "Tennis In Marin." Tom has been teaching tennis to students of all ages for the past 22 years in Florida, the Caribbean, Mexico, and at local Marin County clubs including TPC, Lagunitas Country Club, and Canon Swim & Tennis Club. Tom has spent over 15 years as Director of Tennis Camps at various facilities throughout Marin County and is currently Director of the Marin County Junior Tennis League.
Tom is the author of three tennis books including his most successful, "Tennis Skills" which has sold over 44,000 copies worldwide. Tom has also written articles for "Tennis" and "Addvantage" magazines, has been featured on "Coach Tennis America," and has lectured on junior tennis for USPTA conferences. He is currently registered as "Pro 1" with the USPTA and has been a member for the past 21 years.
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7 - 12 year olds
06/12/17 - 06/15/17 M-Th Summer17
4:30 - 5:30
other
Town Courts
$ 80 REGISTER Tennis Skills Fun & Games 7-12
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7 - 12 year olds
06/19/17 - 06/22/17 M-Th Summer17
4:30 - 5:30
other
Town Courts
$ 80 REGISTER Tennis Skills Fun & Games 7-12
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7 - 12 year olds
06/26/17 - 06/29/17 M-Th Summer17
4:30 - 5:30
other
Town Courts
$ 80 REGISTER Tennis Skills Fun & Games 7-12
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7 - 12 year olds
07/10/17 - 07/13/17 M-Th Summer17
4:30 - 5:30
other
Town Courts
$ 80 REGISTER Tennis Skills Fun & Games 7-12
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7 - 12 year olds
07/17/17 - 07/20/17 M-Th Summer17
4:30 - 5:30
other
Town Courts
$ 80 REGISTER Tennis Skills Fun & Games 7-12

Jr. League Tennis Summer Camp


Instructor: Tennis in Marin
1 weeks
This camp will emphasize more tennis strategy including doubles positioning, volleys, targets, teamwork, and communication between partners. Advanced drills and activities will develop skills and strategy to advance to the next level in singles and doubles. All drills will be in preparation for the Fall Junior League Team.
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11 - 14 year olds
06/12/17 - 06/15/17 M-Th Summer17
3:00 - 4:00
other
Town Courts
$ 80 REGISTER Jr. League Tennis Summer Camp
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11 - 14 year olds
06/19/17 - 06/22/17 M-Th Summer17
3:00 - 4:00
other
Town Courts
$ 80 REGISTER Jr. League Tennis Summer Camp
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11 - 14 year olds
06/26/17 - 06/29/17 M-Th Summer17
3:00 - 4:00
other
Town Courts
$ 80 REGISTER Jr. League Tennis Summer Camp
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11 - 14 year olds
07/10/17 - 07/13/17 M-Th Summer17
3:00 - 4:00
other
Town Courts
$ 80 REGISTER Jr. League Tennis Summer Camp
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11 - 14 year olds
07/17/17 - 07/20/17 M-Th Summer17
3:00 - 4:00
other
Town Courts
$ 80 REGISTER Jr. League Tennis Summer Camp
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11 - 14 year olds
08/08/16 - 08/11/16 M-Th Summer17
3:00 - 4:00
other
Town Courts
$ 80 REGISTER Jr. League Tennis Summer Camp

Top Gun


Instructor: Zac Neiman- Top Gun Staff
1 weeks
If you can't decide which sport you like the most, than Top Gun Sports Camp is the camp for you. You don't need to pick baseball over soccer, flag football over dodgeball, basketball over lacrosse or swimming; we have them all and you can play nonstop in this unique camp that is a sporty kid's dream. Adding to the summer fun is a Wednesday sports-themed excursion!
Week 1- McInnis mini Golf and Batting Cages
Week 2- Rebounderz
Week 3- Driven Raceway
Week 4- Oakland A's Game
Week 5- Bowling
Week 6- Bladium
Our counselors are top athletes (and some were even Top Gun Campers themselves). Zac Neiman, our returning lead counselor for Top Gun Sports Camp, along with his team will keep the fun rolling.
Have a sports blast, then cool down on Fridays swimming at the College of Marin Pool. Pick up is at 1pm at COM on Fridays.
Please wear sunscreen, bring a lunch and water bottle daily.

Top Gun Sports Camp Schedule


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7 - 14 year olds
06/19/17 - 06/23/17 M-F Summer17
9am - 3pm
Ross School
Gym
$ 325 REGISTER Top Gun
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7 - 14 year olds
06/26/17 - 06/30/17 M-F Summer17
9am - 3/5 pm
Ross School
Gym
$ 325 REGISTER Top Gun
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7 - 14 year olds
07/10/17 - 07/14/17 M-F Summer17
9am - 3/5 pm
Ross School
Gym
$ 325 REGISTER Top Gun
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7 - 14 year olds
07/17/17 - 07/21/17 M-F Summer17
9am - 3/5 pm
Ross School
Gym
$ 325 REGISTER Top Gun
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7 - 14 year olds
07/24/17 - 07/28/17 M-F Summer17
9am - 3/5 pm
Ross School
Gym
$ 325 REGISTER Top Gun
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7 - 14 year olds
07/31/17 - 08/04/17 M-F Summer17
9am - 3/5 pm
Ross School
Gym
$ 325 REGISTER Top Gun

Boys Lacrosse Camp


Instructor: Drew Virk
1 weeks

Learn the individual fundamentals of Lacrosse through fun games and competitions! From picking the ball up off the ground and cradling--passing, catching and shooting--to team concepts, you will learn why lacrosse is sweeping the nation with such energy and excitement.

Equipment: Please bring your own stick, gloves, helmet, mouth piece, cleats and athletic attire. Please bring water and a lunch
All levels of experience will be accommodated.

Coach Drew Virk was born and raised in Ross. Drew played football and lacrosse in high school at St. Ignatius, before he went out to play at the University of Maryland. Drew played professionally for 5 years after he graduated. Drew has been coaching in the Bay Area since 2000, when he started the Marin Catholic Junior Varsity program. He further gained experience coaching at St. Ignatius College Preparatory and University High School in San Francisco. Coach Virk was at the helm of the Stanford men's lacrosse program for the past 10 years. Drew is excited to bring his 22 years of lacrosse experience back to his home town.

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2 - 8 grade
08/08/17 - 08/11/17 Tu-Fri Summer17
9am - 2pm
Ross School
Ross Field
$ 395 REGISTER Boys Lacrosse Camp