For over 160 years St. Michael’s College School has been educating young men in the tradition of the Basilian Fathers in Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge. Consistent with this philosophy is that all students should experience athletics as an integral part of a well-rounded education.
SMCS Summer Camps provide an athletic avenue for young athletes from St. Michael’s and the broader community. Our programme provides youth with the skills, resources, and mentorship necessary to maximize their potential on and off the field, court or rink, while learning valuable life lessons, and developing Christian values.
Everyday, campers receive several hours of instructional time in their specialized sport programme. The focus of these sessions is on improving athletes’ overall fitness levels, enhancing athletic fundamentals, and encouraging sport specific skill development.
The nature of instruction and activities also promote the development of the leadership and teamwork skills necessary for success in sport, school and the community.
We at St. Michael’s Sports Camps recognize that all campers possess different experience and skill levels. When athletes first arrive, they will be assessed based on their skills and abilities, to ensure they are placed in groups in which they are appropriately challenged. Throughout each session, coaches and counselors will provide athletes with specific and detailed feedback to help guide their on-going growth and development.
SMCS Sports Camps prides itself on employing only the most qualified of coaches. Our coaches are experienced in training athletes at every level, from high school right up to the provincial and national levels, and our instructional programmes are developed and led by certified teachers.
In addition, SMCS Sports Camps guarantees that there is one coach/counselor for every 7 campers. This ensures that your child receives a level of individual instruction, assessment and care unmatched by other camps.
Our counselors are athletically-minded high school students who attend St. Michael’s College School, or are recent graduates. They are highly qualified in all areas of safety and instructional aspects of sport. Counselors receive extensive training during staff orientation and ongoing mentorship and support from Camp Directors and Coaches throughout the summer.
Camp counselors are chosen based on their positive and respectful attitudes, their ability to respond to the needs of individual campers, as well as on the depth and quality of their prior experience working with youth.
They are models of the St. Michael’s values of “Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge” in their actions and words and encourage all campers to do the same. Every staff member respects the various needs, interests, abilities, talents and goals of each camper and seeks to encourage their development by providing a safe and fun environment for them to learn and grow in.