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Sports Majors

Through our sports majors, we provide additional instruction in select sports throughout the summer. During sports majors, campers focus on a specific sport for two hours each morning and learn fundamental sport drills and exercises.

Sports majors offered:

Baseball/Tee-ball

Depending on their age, campers will play tee-ball or baseball. Either sport is great for teaching depth perception and enjoying one of America's favorite games.

Weeks offered:
Week 6 (July 7-11)
Week 10 (August 4-8)
Week 12 (August 18-22)

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Basketball

Whether dribbling, shooting or passing, basketball majors will experience a variety of activities related to basketball training.

Weeks offered:
Week 2 (June 9-13)
Week 4 (June 23-27)
Week 6 (July 7-11)
Week 8 (July 21-25)
Week 10 (August 4-8)

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Dance/Cheer

With full-length mirrors, bars and a sound system, our fitness studios are a wonderful environment for our dance/cheer majors. During this major, campers will have the opportunity to learn, choreograph and perform routines.

Weeks offered:
Week 2 (June 9-13)
Week 5 (June 30 - July 3)
Week 7 (July 14-18)
Week 10 (August 4-8)

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Field Day Sports

Each day, campers take part in a different activity focusing on fun, agility and teamwork. Activities include punt-pass-kick, obstacle courses, races and more.

Weeks offered:
Week 1 (June 2-6)
Week 4 (June 23-27)
Week 7 (July 14-18)
Week 10 (August 4-8)
Week 11 (August 11-15)

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Flag football

Although DU does not have a football team, our campers will experience throwing and passing footballs and playing this wonderful (non-contact) game.

Weeks offered:
Week 4 (June 23-27)
Week 6 (July 7-11)
Week 8 (July 21-25)
Week 11 (August 11-15)

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Golf

New to P.A.S.S. Camp in 2014, golf teaches campers the rules, technique and etiquette of one of the oldest and most popular sports in the world.

Weeks offered:
Week 5 (June 30 - July 3)
Week 8 (July 21-25)
Week 11 (August 11-15)

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Ice Sports

Ice sports includes a variety of activities that take place on one of DU's two NHL-sized ice sheets. Activities include broomball and skating.

Weeks offered:
Week 3 (June 16-20)
Week 6 (July 7-11)

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Lacrosse

Lacrosse is a fun, challenging sport built around hand-eye coordination. What better way to learn the sport than on the DU lacrosse turf, specifically built for the game?

Weeks offered:
Week 3 (June 16-20)
Week 7 (July 14-18)
Week 9 (July 28 - August 1)
Week 12 (August 18-22)

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Martial arts

Whether you’ve heard of karate or taekwondo, this major will be a variety of different martial arts. It will focus on respect and self-control.

Weeks offered:
Week 2 (June 9-13)
Week 4 (June 23-27)
Week 6 (July 7-11)
Week 9 (July 28 - August 1)
Week 11 (August 11-15)

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Outdoor adventure

When was the last time you climbed up a two-story wall or found your balance on a slack line? Outdoor adventure majors will spend time on the climbing wall as well as working on balance and learning the various terms and knots.

Weeks offered:
Week 3 (June 16-20)
Week 8 (July 21-25)

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Pioneer Sports

The Pioneer Sports major is a combination of all P.A.S.S. Camp sports majors with the exception of dance/cheer and martial arts.

Campers who enroll in the Pioneer Sports major will participate in two activities during the morning session instead of just one. This major is great for the camper who would like to try a little bit of everything.

Weeks offered:
Week 2 (June 9-13)
Week 5 (June 30 - July 3)
Week 8 (July 21-25)
Week 12 (August 18-22)

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Racquet sports

Campers will learn the rules and skills needed to play multiple racquet sports, including tennis, racquetball and squash. Each game has its own twist in learning to work with teammates and outscore opponents.

Weeks offered:
Week 1 (June 2-6)
Week 5 (June 30 - July 3)
Week 7 (July 14-18)
Week 10 (August 4-8)
Week 12 (August 18-22)

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Rugby

Back by popular demand! Campers will hit the pitch and learn to move the ball with skill and agility while working as a team, all with no forward passes.

Weeks offered:
Week 3 (June 16-20)
Week 9 (July 28 - August 1)

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Soccer

Soccer is a fabulous sport with a key component of teamwork and footwork. Campers will learn drills and play a game where communication is key.

Weeks offered:
Week 2 (June 9-13)
Week 5 (June 30 - July 3)
Week 9 (July 28 - August 1)
Week 12 (August 18-22)

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Ultimate Frisbee

A sport where the spirit of the game is included in the rules, Ultimate Frisbee helps players improve skills in passing, defense and speed.

Weeks offered:
Week 4 (June 23-27)
Week 9 (July 28 - August 1)

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Volleyball

Bump! Set! Spike! This fun sport emphasizes hand-eye coordination and great communication skills.

Weeks offered:
Week 3 (June 16-20)
Week 7 (July 14-18)
Week 11 (August 11-15)

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