Summer Academy

YOUTH DAY CAMP FOR BEGINNER AND INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

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We are closely monitoring the Covid-19 outbreak and are in constant communication with Yale University and the State of Connecticut Office of Early Childhood.   Please read for more updates below. 

Update as of April 22, 2020:  We regret to inform you, all of our June sessions are canceled.  July registration is still ongoing. We are hoping Pinnacle Squash will be able to host our camps starting in July.  If that is true, we will be adding new weeks in July and August.

Dear Parents,

 I am sending you the latest update regarding this year’s summer squash camps.  Here at Pinnacle Squash, we have been monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are in constant contact with the athletic department at Yale.  As of now, I regret to inform you that the chance of Yale University reopens at the beginning of June for our camp is very slim.  The current target opening date at the University is June 27, 2020.  Dates may change depending on both local and national health situation.  The Lanman center within the Payne and Whitney Gym is currently being used as a triage area to assist Yale-New Haven Hospital for the overflow of COVID-19 patients.  Other major sports camps at Yale like football, soccer, and lacrosse have all been canceled for the summer.

At Pinnacle Squash, the health and safety of our junior campers and staff are my utmost priorities. While this global pandemic is completely unprecedented, I believe we will be able to get through this together if we continue to stay strong, resilient, and abide by the rules that our health care professionals and authorities have set forth.   I am trying to be optimistic about the possibility of hosting our squash camp at a later date.  

In the meantime, here is our plan as of now: Campers that have registered for our June camp, it is now officially canceled.  

  1. Please request your refund by emailing lynn@pinnaclesquash.com
  2. Join our next available camps. Dates for all camps are posted on Pinnacle Squash website: http://www.pinnaclesquash.com
    1. New registrations will only be charged two weeks before the start date if the camp is confirmed to run.
  3. Pinnacle Squash will continue to keep you informed when there is an update via email. But please also continue to visit our site for camp updates. 

Session One is Cancelled

If you have not received your refund by the end of May, please email lynn@pinnaclesquash.com

SESSION ONE

  • JUNE 14 – 19, 2020
  • Day Session – $600
  • 9am  – 3pm

Session Two is Cancelled

If you have not received your refund by the end of May, please email lynn@pinnaclesquash.com

SESSION TWO

  • JUNE 21 – 26, 2020
  • Day Session – $600
  • 9am – 3pm

SESSION THREE

  • JULY 12 – 17, 2020
  • Day Session – $600
  • 9am – 3pm

ABOUT THE CAMP

The Academy is a day camp, best suited for beginners and intermediate level,  age range from lower school (4th – 6th grader), middle school (7th and 8th grader) to high school (9th – 12th). In addition to squash, Pinnacle Squash teamed up with certified nutritionist and trainers, they will help run selective workshops that are designed to help all campers build self confidence, communication and relationship skills.  These workshops include topics such as conflict and resolution, mindfulness, mental toughness, nutrition and fitness. Our squash coaches will help campers get their head into the game while our workshops and activities will help empower both the mind and body.

WORKSHOPS

The camp will cover and introduce topics listed below to help our young athletes understand and develop :

  • Facing adversity
  • Leadership skills
  • Yoga and Mindfulness
  • Conflict and Resolution
  • Training Concepts

What does your Camp Fee Include?

  • Coaching
  • Daily lunch
  • Healthy snack and beverage
  • Camp Souvenir

THE FACILITY

Brady Squash Center, Yale University

THE ACADEMY summer day camp, developed by Lynn Leong,  Associate Head Coach for Yale Men’s and Women’s Team and Director of Pinnacle Squash.  The program will be implemented by a team of well qualified professionals including PSA pros and college coaches.

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. Campers can take this opportunity to visit the college grounds and  dine with other summer school campers.

Frequently Asked Questions

When and Where is Check-In for Camps?
  • Check in for this camp: Monday morning at 8:30am, at the lobby of Payne and Whitney Gym. A squash counselor will be there to greet campers.
  • Payne and Whitney Gym is located on 70 Tower Parkway, New Haven, CT 06511

Day Campers Daily Schedule and Information
  • Day Camper’s are expected to check in each morning at the Brady Squash Center by 8:50am
  • Squash Camp starts promptly at 9am
  • Day camper’s schedule ends at 3pm.  
  • Pick up time daily (Monday – Thursday), 3pm at the Brady Squash Center.  Parent/guardian will sign out their children at the end of the day. 
  • Friday pick up time is at Noon.

Meals and Snacks
  • Healthy snacks and beverage will be provided
  • Campers will have lunch at one of the Yale dining halls – lunch is included in camp fee. 
  • Campers will be escorted to lunch by coaches and counsellors regardless of age.
  • Please email Pinnacle Squash if your child has any food allergies.

Required Camp Forms

Health and Medical – The Connecticut State law requires campers to submit the following forms to Pinnacle Squash in order to participate Pinnacle Squash Camps.

  • Health Assessment Record
  • Youth Camp Health Exam Record
  • Authorization for the Administration of Medication by School, Child Care and Youth Camp Personel
  • Individual Plan of Care

Release of Liability Form –  Parents and campers are required to complete and sign Pinnacle Squash release of liability form prior or at camp check-in.

 All forms will be provided to you upon completing our online camp registration.

What to bring?
  • Squash rackets (stringing available throughout the week)
  • Eyewear
  • Squash shoes and Running shoes
  • 2 changes of squash clothes each day
  • Water bottle
  • Towel

Pinnacle Squash Pro Shop will be on site, we will also have stringing service available.    

Other Questions and Camp Director's 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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