Summer Camp
 
 
In 1986 the National Sports Council sought to organize  activities  for young persons  in a healthy and environment  over the long summer holidays. Sports was  identified  as the catalyst  to forge this concept and this  programme simply took off.
 
The first Summer Sports Camp was held at Harrison College, on  Crumpton Street, but moved the following year to Combermere School, Waterford, St. Michael. Those early years offered 14 sports to participants, referred to a campers. Those sport disciplines were:
 
Cricket
Table Tennis
Bodybuilding
Football
Tennis
Basketball
Netball
Cycling
Swimming
Hockey
Boxing
Track & Field
Volleyball
Badminton
 
      
 
However, Camp coordinators were  faced with many  challenges  such as ground transportation as it related to moving campers to venues for sports such as swimming and badminton.
 
A decision was taken in 2001 to relocate the camp to the Wildey Gymnasium and with Chess and Road Tennis now added to the programme.  This venue proved adequate  for all concern. Further diverse constraints followed this move, hence the Council was forced to move the camp to multiple venues across the country.
 
Over the years, summer camp has provided the perfect environment for training of special select groups in various sports. Coaches have taken the opportunity  to provide their charges with continued intensive training  to further assist in their development. Summer camp also provides the opportunity for campers to test  their skills against touring schools and clubs.
 
Currently summer camp carters for over 1500  campers, in 20 sporting  disciplines at 11 different venues.