Summer Sports Camps at George School
Join us on campus this summer for a series of short, intense sports camps designed to help young athletes develop their skills using proper techniques. Offensive and defensive position drills along with proper stretching and warm-ups occur each day along with fun competitions—all under the watchful supervision of our caring and attentive staff who ensure your athlete’s health and safety.
Our hand-picked coaches and staff members are selected for their expertise in their particular sport, and for their passion, commitment, and experience working with young athletes. All of our major coaches have either been college athletes or coaches on the high school or collegiate level. They bring next-level instruction that is well planned, organized, and fun. We want our athletes to return home with improved skills, new friendships, and a renewed sense of confidence and self-esteem, both on and off the courts and fields.
Campers may select any number or combination of weeks and sports.
Boys' Basketball Camp
Monday, June 28 to Friday, July 2, 2021
Monday, July 26 to Friday, July 30, 2021
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Coach: Ben Luber
Ben is the varsity boys’ basketball head coach at George School. Previously, Ben was a ten-year Division 1 college basketball coach and played professionally for two years. He was a starter for the Penn State basketball team during his four years there and ranks in the Penn State top ten all-time in assists and steals. Ben played high school basketball at Council Rock North and is a member of their sports hall of fame, ranking number one all-time in points, assists, and steals.
“My teaching philosophy is to build confidence through repetitions. In order for a player to improve they must get in the gym to work on their skills. Our experienced coaching staff emphasizes progress over perfection. One day at a time we will work on improving your skills and competing to become better than the day before. Most importantly, we love the game of basketball and believe it is meant to be fun – come join us at George School and let your passion shine on the basketball court.”
Ages 8-16, co-ed
Week 1: June 21-25
Week 2: June 28-July 2
Week 3: July 6-9*
Week 4: July 12-16
Week 5: July 19-23
Week 6: July 26-30
Week 7: August 2-6
Week 8: August 9-13
*No camp on July 5, 2021
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Coach: Tiffany Taylor
Tiffany is the director of the George School Equestrian Center. She is the head coach of our varsity equestrian team and is responsible for bringing the IEA into the GS Equestrian curriculum. Since George School has joined the IEA in the 2014-2015 competition year, the team has qualified individuals and the team itself for post-season competition every year. In addition to the success in the IEA, Tiffany’s students also compete locally at USEF recognized shows and Marshall and Sterling Finals.
“What makes the equestrian teams different from other sports is that students are really part of two teams—one with human and the other with equine teammates. The bond that develops between a horse and rider is something that is often greater than relationships they might hold with their friends. In learning good horsemanship students learn compassion for the animal which makes riders more aware of their surroundings and more aware of others, which will help them become better people in the long run.”
Ages 9-16, co-ed
Monday, June 21 to Thursday, June 24, 2021
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Coach: Glenn Curry
Glenn is the head coach of the George School varsity boys’ soccer team. He was an all-state, team, and league MVP player during his career at Harry S. Truman High School. He went on to be a four-year letter-winner at Temple University and was inducted into the Bristol Township Hall of Fame in 2005.
“As a George School coach, I work to put our athletes in positions where they can enjoy success. This means preparing them with the basic fundamental skills, strategies, and fitness levels required to compete. Once this is achieved, we move on to cultivating more advanced skills. During most practices, I ask my teams to work at game speed so that practice can substitute for the actual game experience. This approach has helped the boys I have coached to be very successful in terms of wins and losses. More importantly, it has helped them to have fun while learning about the sport and what it takes to be a member of a successful team.”
Ages 10-17, co-ed
Tuesday, July 6 to Friday, July 9, 2021
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Coach: Pacho Gutierrez
Pacho has been the head coach of the boys’ varsity tennis team at George School since 2003. He has extensive experience coaching at the varsity level in tennis, soccer, and wrestling; and a number of Pacho’s former players have gone on to play tennis at the collegiate level.
“Having had such a great experience at George School as a student-athlete, I like coaching because I like giving back to the school and continuing the George School athletic tradition. You see a lot of former sports players at George School returning to the school to coach, and I think that speaks volumes to the unique athletic experience the school offers. What keeps me coaching, though, is the connection I develop with the athletes. There is a transcendent connection between athletes in the pursuit of a common goal that’s very different from that achieved in a classroom.
Tennis is definitely one of the more cerebral sports. Athletes must constantly refine their skills and tinker with their technique. Tennis is fun to teach from a technical point of view but it’s also fun because you’re teaching the athletes a life sport, something they’ll be able to play for the rest of their lives.”
Track & Field Camp
Ages 9-16, co-ed
Shot Put Series: Tuesdays, June 8, June 15, and June 22, 2021
Discus Series: Wednesdays, June 9, June 16, and June 23, 2021
Long Jump Series: Tuesdays, July 13, July 20, and July 27, 2021
Hurdles Series: Wednesdays, July 14, July 21, and July 28, 2021
High Jump Series: Thursdays, July 15, July 22, and July 29, 2021
Individual sessions run from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Coach: Mike Bailey
Mike is the head coach of the varsity track and field teams at George School. He has more than 25 years in the camp industry and 15 years as a camp director. He has coached football, wrestling, and track and field at the youth, high school, and college levels. Mike has also coached more than 50 All-America Division 1 track and field athletes while at the University of Southern California, four of them Olympians. He was a four-year starting linebacker for the University of Utah and played for the Calgary Stampeders and the Saskatchewan Rough Riders in the CFL.
“My most important goal in coaching is to create an environment where all student-athletes can perform their best. Because track is both an individual and team sport, athletes get to test their skills against themselves and their opponents at the same time. My priority is always on asking athletes to work towards a personal record (PR), and if that is good enough to win, great. In order to reach those PRs, students have to learn a progression of skills, building confidence as they learn to work through frustration—a skill they will use their entire life.”