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MULTI-SPORTS TRAINING CAMP

Special Olympics Pennsylvania offers a week long sports camp for athletes. This camp usually occurs in August of each year in South/Western Pennsylvania. Athletes enjoy the usual summer camping experience while participating in sports training in their specific sports as well as an opportunity to try other sports.

Multi-Sports Training Camp will take place at Antiochian Village in Bolivar, PA from August 13-19, 2017

***Registration is now closed!***

Important Dates:

  • April 20, 2017 Letter of Intent – Due to Jennifer Tresp by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 11:59 pm.
  • April 21, 2017 - Allocation Sheet and Athlete/Coach Applications – Sent to the accepted programs Contact Person
  • June 2, 2017 - Athlete/Coach Application Due Date - Due to Jennifer Tresp by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail.
  • June 23, 2017 - Misc. Camp Information – will be sent to the programs Contact Person. 

Future Dates:

  • 2018 – August 12-18
  • 2019 – August 11-17

For more information, contact the State College Office at 1-800-235-9058 ext. 245.
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Camp History:

In 1978, Ken and Anthony Yazge met with former Special Olympics Pennsylvania President Frank Dean to see how their church could benefit the athletes of Special Olympics. The creation of a week-long sports training camp stemmed from that meeting and has (other than Summer Games) lasted longer than any other event at SOPA.

 Facts:

  • Funding for the Special Olympics Pennsylvania Multi-Sports Training Camp comes from the North American Council (NAC) Teen Society of Orthodox Youth Organizations (SOYO).
  • No camper, coach, or local program needs to pay any registration fees to attend.
  • The Camp provides an intensive training program for Special Olympics athletes across the state. Athletes must be 12 years of age or older.
  • Primary Sports offered are Aquatics, Athletics, Basketball, Bocce, Golf, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, Tennis and Volleyball.
  • Programs must provide same gender coach coverage 1:4 (1 coach for every 4 athletes)

Special Olympics Coaches and athletes who would like to attend Sports Camp must notify their local program Manager.

Important Camp Information: