Empower + Inspire

An All Girls Camp that fosters personal growth using squash as a vehicle (or platform) to inspire young women to feel empowered in all aspects of their lives.

WHEN + WHERE

  • JUNE 24 – JUNE 29, 2018
  • BRADY SQUASH CENTER, YALE UNIVERSITY

ACCOMMODATION

THE COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT, NEW HAVEN AT YALE

PRICING

OVERNIGHT : $1900/camper

  • Includes accommodation,meals and after squash activities

Empower + Inspire

The mission of this all-girls squash camp is to embolden and encourage our young women campers to reach further and aspire for their personal goals. We utilize the game of squash as a platform to deliver the many life skills to our campers.

The team of coaches and counsellors are led by Lynn Leong, a former US Squash Junior Women’s assistant coach and currently a senior assistant coach of Yale. She heads a crew of some of the best former US Juniors and current top collegiate women players for this camp, and each of them aspires to bring their own unique squash and life insights to the campers.

The camp programme allows the coaches to share with the girls their experiences and skills garnered from top junior and collegiate tournaments, and their experiences in representing Team USA at international tournaments.

Also as experienced junior squash players, the coaches will be able to share their experience in college recruiting and application process which may guide the campers in their own future applications.

Included in this year’s camp are multiple workshops led by the college coaches, certified nutritionists, sports psychologist, strength and conditioning coaches, and a college admission specialist. These workshops are designed to impart more than technical skills and knowledge but to also build and boost up self-confidence, communication and relationship skills. Topics to be covered are Conflicts and Resolutions, Mental Toughness, Nutrition and Self-Image, including a mini info session regarding college admission process.

Campers will also get to enjoy team building sessions, outdoor group activities and social activities such as movie nights with the instructors as part of their interpersonal and networking sessions.

  

A Small, Focused and Unique Camp

This overnight camp invites only maximum 12 female campers per session, to provide a safe and focused environment. Our camp’s small size directly affects the quality of our programming as camp quickly becomes a close-knit community that creates strong, positive intrapersonal relationships.

The benefits of being in an All-girls (single gender) Camp

  • At single-gender camps, teenagers are less concerned about their appearance and how well they perform because the opposite sex is not there to observe them. Campers tend to be better focused on the task at hand and tries harder during the activities. Single gender camps remove the usual social pressures and the campers end up having more fun and learning more.
  • Campers find it easier to open-up and make new life-long friends in single-gender camps. Campers truly bond and build strong friendships as there are no one else is competing for their attention.
  • Single-gender camps are perfect places for teenagers to meet same-sex role models who are successful in their field. These role models can share with the campers their stories and motivate them to achieve their goals. Sensitive topics can be broached in healthier and beneficial ways at single gender camps as the discussions and decisions are made with the campers in mind.
  • Campers are also more comfortable confiding in a coach or counsellor of the same sex with a problem or questions. Sensitive topics can be broached in healthier and beneficial ways at single gender camps as the discussions and decisions are made with the campers in mind.
  •  The lines of communication tend to be more open in a same gender camp.

Camp Details

Director of the Pinnacle Squash At Yale Summer Program, Senior Assistant of the Yale Men’s and Women’s Squash, and the Head coach for the EMPOWER + INPSIRE GIRLS CAMP. For this camp, Lynn is supported by a great team of the best former US Juniors and current top collegiate women players.

Accommodation – The Courtyard by Marriott New Haven at Yale

All overnight campers, coaches and counsellors will lodge at the Courtyard by Marriott. This newly renovated hotel is a convenient 2 minutes’ walk to the squash courts at Yale’s Payne and Whitney Gym.

Nutrition – Yale University Dining Halls

Meals will be served at the Yale dining halls. The dining halls provide a nutritionally balanced and versatile menu every day. Camper can take these opportunities to visit the college grounds and to dine with other summer school campers.

WORKSHOPS

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Sports and Performance Pyschology -

A workshop with a sports pyschologist about the concepts of growth and fixed mindsets.
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College Admission Process

An info and discussion session about college admission process.

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Training the Female Athlete

In depth education with our in house strength coach on how to train efficiently and properly as a female athlete.

Frequently Asked Questions

When and Where is Check-In for Camps?
  • Regardless of being a day or overnight camper, all campers must check-in on Sunday
  • Location check-in,  at the hotel Courtyard Marriott (30 Whalley Avenue, New Haven) from 3pm – 4pm 
  • Campers will play squash from 4:30pm – 6:15pm to determined groupings for the week.  Please have your gear ready and be prepared to play. 
  • All campers and parents must check-in with coaches and physician at the Lobby. 
When do I check-out?
  • Camp will finish at Noon on Friday, parents can pick up your child/children at the squash courts (70 Tower Parkway, New Haven CT).
  • Parents need to sign out their children at the end of the camp.
Transportation to and from evening activities.
  • Campers will be transported in a school bus to and from their after squash activities.
  • Campers will be supervised at all times during a planned Pinnacle Squash evening activities.
  • There will always be coaches and counsellors on duty at all times.
Accommodation Details
  • All campers will lodge at the Courtyard Marriott located next to Payne and Whitney Gym for the duration of the camp.
  • Campers will be escorted by counsellor or coaches to and from the hotel regardless of age.
  • All rooms are double.
  • Two campers to a room.
  • Coaches and counsellors will be on the same floor as campers.
  • Laundry services available at hotel
Packing List
  • Squash Gear – squash shoes, eyewear, rackets
  • 2 Changes of squash clothes each day
  • Daily non-squash clothes (5 evenings), include a sweatshirt for cool evenings
  • Swim suit and flip flops
  • water bottle
  • Running shoes
  • Rain Jacket
  • Towels and linens are not necessary
Meals
  • Breakfast for campers will be provided at the hotel.
  • Lunch and dinner will be provided at a Yale dining hall.
  • Campers will be escorted to all meals by coaches and counsellors regardless of age.
  • Please email Pinnacle Squash if your child has any food allergies.
Squash Facilities
Other questions and Camp Director contact information
If you have any other camp related questions that is not answered here, please contact Director of the program Lynn Leong 

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