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Athletics

Whether your child is a star soccer player or has never set foot on a basketball court, our regularly scheduled athletics expose every camper to a range of sports taught by our expert coaching staff.

From baseball and basketball to hockey and lacrosse, softball and gymnastics to flag football and soccer, your child will learn the fundamentals of a number of sports, thanks to the current and former collegiate athletes and coaches who teach in our athletics program. Having sports professionals on staff who can pass on their passion for their sport, and who emphasize building strong skills while having fun, helps campers learn to appreciate the thrill of the game, no matter their ability level.

Our most advanced athletes can choose in-depth athletic clinics during their elective time and for their weeklong specialty classes. Inter-camp sports competitions against nearby camps provide ample opportunities for challenge and competition in a fun, friendly environment.

An Entire Pro Staff Devoted to Tennis

Tennis is a lifetime sport, and Camp Walt Whitman’s comprehensive tennis instruction makes it easy for every camper to learn to play or improve their game. Dave Porter, a USPTA National past president and current chair of the Player Development Council, oversees a staff of 11 college tennis pros who offer all of our campers excellent, regularly scheduled instruction for all levels on our 11 clay tennis courts.

As the longtime head coach of the BYU Hawaii men’s and women’s tennis teams, Porter has won a combined 11 Division II NCAA championships, and was named Collegiate Coach of the Year five times. In 2012 he was named the USPTA Tennis Professional of the Year. Under his guidance, exciting in-camp ladder play and tournaments complement a very active inter-camp competition schedule.

Passionate junior players can choose tennis for both their daily elective and their weeklong specialty. If advancement in tennis is a priority, campers may also choose to participate in our Intensive Tennis Program, which provides them with two additional private lessons each week.


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