Kosher/Shomer Shabbat Program
Step It Up has become the destination for the Jewish basketball player grades 5-12 as well as NCAA players from all over the world.
Countries: Brazil, Canada, France, Israel, Luxembourg, Panama, Russia, Spain, Venezuela, USA.
Shacharit, Mincha and Maariv flow naturally into our daily schedule (BELOW) and Shabbat serves as a rest day for the entire camp. Our full time head of Jewish life from Yeshiva University is there to supervise minyanim and keep the boys focused.
Optional learning is offered daily after Mincha, on Shabbat and available throughout the week.
All food is Glatt Kosher and prepared on site by our in house caterer. We are also able to provide special meal options for any athletes that have dietary restrictions.
Step It Up provides a truly unforgettable Shabbat experience.
Friday night davening is followed by a traditional meal with reflective discussion of the week’s experiences, divre torah, zmirot and benching. Shabbat morning shul will be led by our YU Rabbi. After lunch boys have the option to rest, learn or grab a pick up game. At 6:30 pm we get together for Mincha followed by Seuda Shlishit, Maariv and Havdalah.
Motzei Shabbat, the boys prepare for the next basketball week. This time also serves as laundry night for many. You’d be amazed at how quickly they pick it up! Doing your own laundry is just one of the everyday life skills taught at Step It Up. We take full advantage of our time with the boys to instill these skills as a supplement to our basketball curriculum.
LAUNDRY FEES, BUS FEES, TRIP FEES INCLUDED!
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For summer 2015 Step It Up is thrilled to return to the beautiful campus of Colby-Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire. A private, 200-acre college nestled in the Lake Sunapee region, our campus boasts gorgeous facilities that include:
6 indoor courts, 3 outdoor courts, swimming pool, turf field, grass fields, rock climbing wall, weight room, tennis courts, baseball fields and much more for you to elevate your game to the next level.
This summer features 3 OPTIONS:
4 weeks - June 25 – July 23 – NEW HAMPSHIRE
6 weeks - June 25 – August 5 – NEW HAMPSHIRE
8 weeks - June 25 – August 19 *NEW* ISRAEL PROGRAM
2 week program touring and learning about the land and playing hoops!
Our comprehensive program is based on basketball skill development as well as developing life skills. Through a combination of private and group on court skill development as well as seminars breaking down different facets of life skills, our mission is to develop the mind, body and soul of every single player that steps foot through our door. We provide a healthy nurturing environment conducive to stimulating growth and overall confidence and self awareness in our campers.
Our campers are boys in grades 5-12 and grouped in appropriate age groups both socially and athletically.
Along with our returning coaches, camp director Yogev Berdugo is back for a 5th year to lead his troops on their 8 week mission. HIGHLIGHTS:
Full time head of Jewish Life from Yeshiva University
Counselor Staff to head electives and evening activities
Targeted Focus on Life Skills
STEP IT UP
Step It Up coaches are experts in their areas of focus. We have compiled a roster of over 30 current and former college and professional players, coaches, and sports specialists. We understand that an athlete’s success is attributed to more than just their performance on the court. We strive to encourage mental strength, persistence, and determination among all of our athletes. Each athlete will be challenged to define their goals, while continuously being encouraged and supported throughout the program.
Additionally, all of our coaches and counselors are continually background checked to ensure that your child is not only coached by the best in the industry, but is also in a safe environment while away from home.
2015 Daily Schedule:
- 7:45 am – Wake Up/Shacharit
- 8:45 am – Breakfast
- 9:45 am - Mechanics and Form Shooting
- 10:00 am - Ball Handling/Passing
- 10:40 am - Position Specific Skill Development
- 11:10 am - Team Practice
- 11:50 am - Footwork and Court Positioning
- 12:20 pm – Speed & Agility/Strength Training
- 1:00 pm – Lunch
- 1:30 pm - Mincha
- 2:00 pm – Afternoon Electives
- 4:00 pm – League Games/Group Skill Development
- 8:00 pm – Dinner
- 8:45 pm – Maariv
- 9:30 pm – Evening Activity
- 10:30 pm – Room
- 11:00 pm – Lights Out (Bed time and evening activity adjusted for grades 5-8).
In the midst of our intense training, we can’t miss out on the stunning and memorable opportunities surrounding us, so we’ll be sure to take time to rejuvenate ourselves on several one-day excursions. Everything from zip lining along treetops to ropes courses, from Red Sox games to touring the beautiful country of Israel on our 2 week end of summer getaway.
We are always aiming to improve our curriculum as we work tirelessly to bring you the BASKETBALL EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME.
CAMPER APPLICATION FORM: Click here to view
June 25, 2015 – August 19, 2015
Please contact us for options.
Sibling Discount – 2 kids from the same family receive 5% discount.
Ages: Middle School: Grades 5-8 High School: Grades 9-12 College: Freshman – Seniors
*Athletes will be split up by grade and skill level.
At Step It Up, we have the utmost respect for the additional needs of our athletes, whether it be medical, emotional, or physical. Please contact us to discuss the specific needs of your child.
Any and all measures necessary will be taken to ensure the appropriate accommodations are made to preserve the integrity of your child’s experience. Please inquire for more information.
FOR REGISTERED CAMPERS:
Can I extend the duration of camp once my child is at camp?
Email email@example.com with subject line Extending Stay.
Emergencies? Camp Mom / Guila Berdugo at 561.245.0363
Outgoing Phone Calls: Campers are able to call home on Fridays between the hours of 2:00 -2:30 pm US Eastern Time.
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