Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/27/18
Registration is open for the 6 Points Sports Academy URJ Summer Camp for Jewish boys and girls who LOVE lacrosse in Greensboro, N.C.
6 Points Sports Academy is located in a 100-acre, $100 million dollar state-of-the-art athletic and camp facilities of the American Hebrew Academy. The camp opened in 2010 with 60 campers on day 1, and this past summer it welcomed 780 campers to feed their passion and assist them in reaching their goals of becoming better athletes, Jews, and humans.
At 6 Points Sports Academy, athletes from 35 different states all over North America and 7 different countries participate in a unique camping experience that offers top-level sports coaching and all the beloved traditions of Reform Jewish camping. Within its kind and nurturing community, campers form friendships for life while feeding their passion for their chosen sport – and achieve a higher quality of life as young Jewish athletes.
6 Points campers are boys and girls entering 4th – 11th grade who are looking to improve their lacrosse game, meet new friends and explore their own Jewish identity. The camp offers three separate sessions of 2 weeks each, with many campers choosing to experience 6 Points for 4 – or even 6 – weeks per summer.
The coaches are NCAA level coaches – most of whom have been with the camp since day 1. These coaches – many of which coach the USA teams for Maccabi USA – are skilled enough to challenge the top tiered athlete who comes to camp, and to teach, mentor and guide the lower skilled athletes who love their sport and love being at camp at the same time.
One of this year’s counselors is La Salle University freshman Gina Salemi, an attack from Novi (Michigan) who was a camper for many years.
This magical experience takes place on the finest camp facility in all of North America. Campers live in air-conditioned college style dorms, with either 1 or 2 roommates that they have the option of selecting prior to arrival at camp.
During each day of the two week long session, campers participate in 4 hours of intensive skill development in one chosen sport (their sports major) and 2 hours of electives. Sports majors include girls’ lacrosse, boys’ lacrosse, soccer, tennis, basketball, baseball, softball, swimming, and cheerleading / dance. This year they have added volleyball as a sports major for the first time ever during our 3rd session.
Electives include kayaking, rock climbing, gaga, rugby, ultimate frisbee, flag football, 9 square in the air, weight training, cross country, and lacrosse.
Jewish values are infused in everything we do at camp, starting with our 6 core values. Values are presented to our campers as ways to live Jewishly, as ways to live humanly, and as ways to live successfully. These values are presented by our Rabbis, faculty, and Jewish life team at camp each morning during our “Sportscenter” value presentation.
For a well-rounded camp experience, campers also participate in traditional camp activities such as Maccabiah color war, Shabbat services, and song sessions – all while living among other athletes, learning sports and life skills from professional coaches and Jewish counselors.
Anybody that signs up using LaxCon18 gets $100 off their registration.