Fall 2003 Bruin
By Wendy Soderburg '82
Scott Quintard, UCLA PHOTO
Basketball Coach Ben Howland
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For kids who’d
rather skip the Camp Granada experience, UCLA’s sports camps provide a
fun and instructive way to pass the summer. Boys and girls ages 6 to 18 can
sign up for camps in 16 different sports, including baseball, basketball, football,
soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball, gymnastics, track and golf.
The best part?
The camps are run by UCLA’s head coaches, who often hire current team
members to teach the same techniques and strategies used in training the Bruin
teams. Younger kids can enroll in the day camps, which typically run Mondays
through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., while older campers can choose the
overnight option in the residence halls.
are a great way for the kids to come and interact with the coaches and players,”
says Gavin Crew ’99, director of camps and clinics. “Even if you’re
not going to end up at UCLA as an athlete, you can come here and get a feel
for what it’s like to be on campus and see what the students are going
15, attended Coach Al Scates’ coed volleyball camp. “It’s
hard going up against the guys, but you learn to toughen up,” she says.
“I’ve watched myself get better. I’ve grown.”