Friday, July 29, 2016

Sports by Liliana De La O and Natalie Perez

Sports by Liliana De La O and Natalie Perez
The Summit summer program dedicates its day, half to academics and character, and the other half to sports.  Even though academics are seen as a big factor of the program, we also focus on encouraging girls to be more active in their daily life. This is why Summit provides a variety of different traditional and modern activities which help build sportsmanship and friendship among the girls.  

Summit’s program provides a variety of classic sports and other physical activities. The girls learn the rules and foundational skills for soccer, baseball, basketball, volleyball, tennis, and kickball. After practicing skills through some drills and warm-ups, they scrimmage other teams. Some new games are fan favorites, such as dodge ball, handball, cherry bomb, steal the bacon and dance. Dodge ball may seem like an ordinary sport, but it is definitely the camp favorite. The focus, intensity, and eager participation bring out each team’s highest spirit. It is our favorite too!

Once the campers step onto the field, that’s when they’re put to the test. This is the opportunity where the girls use their communication skills, teamwork, perseverance, sportsmanship, and much more in order to grow in character. This helps create stronger friendships and be a well-rounded individual. By participating in these sports, girls are exposed to a variety of activities and change their outlook on life. They realize the importance of having a positive attitude and doing their best. Having three different sports each day is a component that differentiates Summit from an average boring summer school.

Natalie (left): Sophomore at Ronald Reagan High School, She was a camper for 3 years and a junior counselor for two. She wants to be a veterinarian. 

Liliana (right): Sophomore at St. Thomas More High School, She was a camper for one year and is now in her second summer as a junior counselor. She plans to study business and politics.

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