Sports and More
At RSA, campers will not only be mentored by the skilled coaches and counselors they work with daily, but will also have the opportunity to learn about sports through an innovative Sports and More program.
Camp Trip: Each session, RSA campers have the opportunity to attend a major or minor league sporting event. As part of the game experience, our campers have the opportunity to interact with the athletes after the game or participate in on-field events (holding the flag, running the bases, meeting the mascot, etc).
Guest Speakers: Campers will meet and play with known professional athletes, coaches and trainers and to meet individuals whose inspiring stories will impact the way we think about sports. Our guest speaker program will provide campers the chance to hear about the many facets of the sports business world from leaders in the industry. Campers may learn about sports and social media, marketing, management and ownership, using sports for conflict resolution, and more. Guest speakers who visit camp are chosen intentionally based on their values and mission. LimbPossible, an organization of amputee athletes, taught us the importance of perseverance and mental attitude. Visitors from Ultimate Peace shared how they use Ultimate Frisbee to build connections, trust, and friendships amongst youth who live in communities divided by conflict. Sports broadcaster John Fink ran a workshop to help chanichim understand what goes into creating SportsCenter each day.
Other Past visitors have included Amare Stoudemire, WNBA’S Connecticut Sun, Yael Averbush, and Bobby Valentine.