Camp Gannon Makes Summer Learning Fun

Posted: May 23, 2017

Learn set design for a play or how to run a basketball set play. Analyze forensic evidence or soccer defenses or water quality on Presque Isle Bay. Whatever you want to do this summer, Camp Gannon makes summer learning fun, easy and more convenient than ever.

Learning has always been part of summers at Gannon University. Camp Gannon is a one-stop-shop of exciting and rewarding summer activities for ages 7-18.

Offerings at Camp Gannon include the popular summer camps that teach skills on the individual and team levels to eager young athletes who are hungry to improve. Rigorous summer academic programs are also offered, such as the Summer School of Excellence, at which invited students can learn aboard the Environaut, Gannon University's 53-foot research vessel. Budding actors can take the stage at the Gannon Theatre Experience and aspiring journalists can fine-tune their skills.

Camps are conducted in Gannon's exceptional learning environments, including the newly opened School of Communication and the Arts, the innovative Forensic Investigation Center and the Student Recreation and Wellness Center.

For more information about Gannon's summer offerings, including fee and registration information click here.

Baseball Tools Development

June 12 - 14 (ages 6 - 12)

Gannon University baseball coaches and student-athletes will offer drills and instruction that emphasize pitching and hitting skills for boys and girls.

Boys and Girls Soccer

June 26-30 (either half- or full-day camps for ages 5-14)

Boys and girls of all skill levels have the opportunity to learn from Gannon's experienced coaching staff and student-athletes while focusing on skill refinement and enhancement in full-day or half-day sessions.

Boys Basketball

July 10-14 (ages 7-15)

Learn skills development from the winningest coach in Gannon University men's basketball history, student-athletes from the current Gannon Golden Knight Basketball Team, and local area college coaches.

Criminal Investigators

July 23-28 (ages 15-18)

Instruction by former special agents from the FBI, DEA, NCIS and ATF will ensure an experience of a lifetime at this overnight residence camp.

Girls Basketball Elite Position Camp

August 5 (ages 14-18)
This camp will focus on advanced-level skill development for both guard positions and post players.

Girls Basketball Individual Camp

June 19-22 (ages 8-17)

Participants will learn the basic fundamentals of basketball, including shooting, passing, rebounding, dribbling and defense.

Girls Basketball Shooting Camp

June 12-15 (ages 11-18)

In this shooting-specific camp, campers receive individual attention focused on basic concepts and techniques.

Girls Basketball Team Shootout

June 23 or 24, (ages 14-18)

This shootout camp, which offers four sessions, will focus on team skills. Each team can compete in either single or multiple sessions.

Girls Lacrosse

July 31-Aug. 3 (ages 8-14)

The Gannon University lacrosse coaching staff will teach fundamental skills while developing stick skills and strong game awareness in a fun but structured setting.

Girls Volleyball All-Skills

July 17-20 (ages 12-18)

Receive comprehensive training with an emphasis on passing, setting, serving, attacking, blocking and defense in special sessions, and compete in 6 vs. 6 team play. Overnight residence and day camp options are available.

Girls Volleyball Beginner

July 20-21 (ages 7-12)

Young players will be introduced to many of the basic skills of volleyball, including passing, setting, serving and attacking.

GTX: Gannon Theatre Experience

July 17-22 (ages 13-18)

Get your theater groove on with performance classes, playwriting and theater criticism, scenic design, stage lighting and puppetry. Focus in one track, or mix and match for a well-rounded experience.

High School Journalism Workshop

July 24-28 (ages 15-18)

Cover several on-campus events taking place that week, including activities associated with Gannon's Criminal Investigators Camp. Workshop coordinator Frank Garland will provide detailed feedback.

Men's Basketball College Experience

July 10-12 (grades 9 - 12)

Athletes who are looking to play at the collegiate level can experience college-level drills conducted by the Gannon men's basketball coaching staff, and play alongside other college-level players. This camp is put together to expose younger players to high-level coaching and show them how the college-level game will feel.

Men's Soccer - College Prep

July 9-12 (ages 14-18)

Four days of instruction by college coaches and players and two college-type sessions a day with a game every evening.

Multi-Skill Swim

June 14-17 (ages 8-18)

The camp will be conducted in two different groups based on skill level: one to prepare swimmers for competition swimming, and the other which will emphasize advanced stroke techniques.

Novice Youth Wrestling

June 26-30 (ages 6-12, boys and girls)

The Youth Wrestling Camp teaches novice wrestlers basic takedowns, escapes, rides and pinning combinations.

Summer School of Excellence

July 5-7 and 10-14 (ages 16-18)

Learn about investigating and researching environmental health issues during this two-week long program.

Water Polo Fundamentals

June 12 (ages 11-15)

The Gannon University water polo clinic is for boys and girls in grades 6, 7 and 8, and will include basic instruction as well as advanced techniques.

Women's Soccer College Prep

July 9-12 (ages 15-18)

Four enjoyable and intense days and nights of instruction by college coaches and student-athletes. Two sessions a day and a game every evening will test different aspects of your game.