Camp Information


FORTSON SQUASH CAMPS ‘16

At Bowdoin College


A COMPLETE SQUASH PROGRAM AND

DAILY EXPLORATION OF MAINE’S OUTDOORS.


June 22-24*, June 26-July 1, July 3-8, July 17-22, July 24-29, July 31-Aug 5





Campers will room and board at Bowdoin College, located in Brunswick, Maine, about a 2-hour drive from Boston, and 30 minutes from Portland, ME.  College housing is safe, spacious, comfortable and conveniently located within walking distance of the dinning area and squash courts.  The Bowdoin College dining service is ranked #1 in the country among colleges and universities.

Bowdoin’s Lubin Squash Center was inaugurated in 2000 and features 7 excellent ASB courts in a well-designed open setting, perfect for coaching and group participation.

Campers ages 9 to 18 of any level are welcome.  Affinity towards the outdoors is recommended.

Personalized approach to training with a primary goal of having each camper concentrate on just a few specific aspects of his/her game to achieve tangible results by camp’s end.  

Warm up/stretching, fun drills and specialty games, technique and strategy, the mental approach to the game, video analysis, individual lessons, and rules/refereeing – all in a fun, flexible atmosphere.

Fully supervised camp - outdoor activities, squash sessions, meals, idle and night time.

At least one coach per four campers.  Limited to 25 participants per week. 

Campers are welcome to enroll for more than one week – the training schedule would be tailored accordingly.  Additional room and board can be arranged to bridge the sessions.


TEACHING STAFF - The common trait among our staff is our sincere enjoyment of the time spent with the campers, on and off the courts.  Our staff consists mainly of present and former Bowdoin players.  This gives our program cohesiveness and consistency in teaching philosophy and details as well as proven chemistry among the staff.  The “Bowdoin Staff” is complemented by appearances from other capable players/teachers, including Marilu Fortson, former Mexican National Champion.


CAMP DIRECTOR TOMAS FORTSON— Tomas is in his 15th year as Bowdoin’s Men’s and Women’s Head Coach.  He has been teaching squash for over 30 years and is a former professional player.


THE OUTDOORS EXPERIENCE - Coastal Maine is wonderful during the summer.  Beaches, rivers, lakes and mountains are all within easy reach and we explore them every day.  We kayak, hike and, regularly, end up each trip in the water.  For the more adventurous activities like kayaking, we have experts leading our groups and providing the proper equipment.


THE TYPICAL DAY - Breakfast – a.m. squash (3 hours) – lunch – outdoor activity (3-4 hours) – dinner – p.m. squash (3 hours) – dorm.  Splitting the squash sessions with an outdoor activity has a very refreshing effect on the second squash session, providing the additional energy necessary for enjoyable and productive training.


OTHER DETAILS -

* Shuttles to/from Portland Airport ($25.00 per trip) and Brunswick’s bus station (complementary).

* The camps are fully insured and fully staffed, including a trainer on call and dorm supervisors.

* Campers arrive on Sunday (3:00-5:00 p.m.) and depart on Friday (3:00-5:00 p.m.).  We have some flexibility to accommodate different arrival/departure times.   


For more information please contact Tomas Fortson at (207) 725-3984 or tfortson@bowdoin.edu


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