Aspiring athletes of all ages have the opportunity to experience what it’s like to be an Olivet College Comet this summer by attending one of several athletic camps. Boys and girls will learn from OC’s acclaimed coaches and interact with OC’s student-athletes. Camps will take place at the Cutler Athletic Complex, unless otherwise noted. Olivet College sports summer camps are designed to encourage a healthy lifestyle, teach valuable skills and give young athletes the opportunity to be a Comet.
Men’s Soccer Camps
Friday, June 15, Saturday, July 21 and Saturday, August 4
An opportunity for high school male soccer players to explore what OC has to offer academically, athletically and socially. Athletes will tour campus, meet with admissions representatives and dine on campus before a training and a question and answer session with the coaching staff and Comet men’s soccer team. Olivet College head men’s soccer coach Dan Montanye will lead the camps, putting his impressive talents into action, having played semi-professionally himself. The camp is open to boys ages 14-18, and there is no cost to participate.
“This camp is a fantastic opportunity to visit the Olivet College campus and learn about opportunities for Comet student-athletes,” said Coach Montanye. “You’ll also get the chance to meet and work with the coaching staff and current players of the OC men’s soccer team. The team is comprised of a diverse group of guys, including several international students, and we focus on providing an inclusive, fun and goal-oriented environment.”
Mondays and Wednesdays, June 18 through August 1
Partnering with Harper Creek High School, this OC camp is open to students from eighth grade through college. Players will be divided into groups based on skill level. Olivet College head tennis coach Andrew DeBruyn and assistant tennis coach Stuart Noble, both accomplished tennis players, along with the Comet teams and Harper Creek coaching staff will serve as instructors. Each session is from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and is $10 per player. Registration in advance is not required.
“I am very excited to be hosting our Olivet College Tennis Camp, partnering with Harper Creek High School,” Coach DeBruyn said. “The main reason we’re hosting this camp is for our tennis community! This will be a great opportunity for local tennis players to get instruction and meet new people in a fun environment. Our camp will help prepare players for their tennis seasons, and we welcome players of all skill levels.”
June 18-22 and July 23-27
Two sessions to choose from, these camps welcome boys and girls from third grade through 12th grade and will feature skill instruction, games, contests and prizes. Olivet College head men’s basketball coach Steve Ernst and the men’s basketball team will lead the camp. Under Coach Ernst’s leadership, the Comets earned a share of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Championship title during the 2017-18 season, with several players earning regional, state and even national honors.
“Our hoop camps focus primarily on fundamentals, team defensive concepts and offensive development,” Coach Ernst explained. “We believe that our camps offer an opportunity to improve daily. The coaches strive to make sure that competitive fun is the root of all drill work.”
Open to students from elementary school through high school, athletes will train with NCAA men’s champions, World Team members, and current college wrestlers and coaches. Olivet College head wrestling coach Brandon Brissette will lead the camps; he has more than 10 years of college coaching experience and is a decorated college wrestler himself. Youth wrestlers will learn proper techniques and take part in wrestling sessions, as well as learn from guest speakers. In addition to improving their wrestling skills, campers are sure to have a fun and enjoyable experience at Olivet College.
“The Olivet College Wrestling Camp is a quality experience for wrestlers of all ages. I even had my first camp experience as a youth wrestler at OC’s camp,” said Adam Wilson ’11, assistant wrestling coach. “This year’s camp is going to be exceptional. Our coaching staff worked hard to make sure we were presenting the best guest clinicians, and they are the reason behind our excitement. It’s amazing for aspiring wrestlers to have the ability to learn from accomplished athletes like Bo Jordan, Dalton Roberts, Alec Pantaleo and Kanen Storr. Campers will also have an opportunity to get to know the OC coaching staff, train with Comet wrestlers and experience life on campus.”
Olivet College sports camps are designed with youth in mind. At the end of camp, aspiring athletes will leave with new friends, valuable skills and the memory of what it’s like to be an OC Comet! Learn more about the Olivet College sports camps or register online.