The Athletic Program at Camp Matoaka combines:
The athletics program is set up for all ages, levels and abilities, from the complete beginner to the camper who plays or competes year round. We are not solely a competitive camp; however, the competitive teams are open to all campers who wish to participate through inter-camp athletic events. Throughout the summer Matoaka competes against other summer camps in various athletic events, such as soccer, volleyball, basketball, softball, kickball, archery, and gymnastics (novice & advanced). We have a saying at Matoaka when it comes to inter-camp teams, “Everybody who wants to play, plays.” Regardless of their skill level, they will play on the camp team.
Campers will have the choice of competing on inter-camp teams and participation is solely up to the camper. As well as receiving instruction in the main sporting activities, campers will also have the chance to experience group games such as: Frisbee-golf, kickball, crab soccer, street hockey, field hockey, parachute games, and Matoaka ball.
Campers will have landsports pre-set into their personal schedules; however campers can add additional classes to their schedule. With our Custom Camper Scheduling software, campers are given the flexibility to modify their own personal schedule on a weekly basis, by visiting the Matoaka computer lab. The landsports facilities include our softball diamond, soccer field, archery range, basketball court and volleyball grass and sand courts.
Matoaka’s gymnastic instructors are highly motivated. They have all reached an elite personal level in gymnastic coaching or have a background in competitive gymnastics. All Instructors must posses current CPR and First Aid certification.
Camp Matoaka hosts the largest indoor gymnasium of any camp in New England (60′ x 112′). Equipment consists of a regulation 40′ x 40′ spring floor, two cabled uneven parallel bars, two padded beams (high & low), a vault with separate runway and assorted springboards, incline mats, spotting blocks, etc.