Camp Descriptions

AQUA ADVENTURES

Aqua Adventures is a weeklong, play-based camp where children will learn about and participate in a variety of aquatic sports and activities. Snorkeling, inner tube water polo, and basic water safety are just a sampling of the activities children will experience. There will also be games, free pool time, and just good old fashioned fun in the sun.

Coach Jessica Boardman
Jessica Boardman is the Head Lifeguard and the Head Coach for the Middle School Swim Team at Brentwood School. Ms. Boardman has spent her entire life around aquatics, and has been a competitive swimmer for over 20 years. Growing up, she participated in club swimming, and has continued to compete as a masters swimmer as an adult. For the past 15 years, Ms. Boardman has been an American Red Cross certified lifeguard and, since 2012, she has worked as a Lifeguard Instructor for the American Red Cross. In the summer of 2013, she launched the Junior Lifeguard program for Summer at Brentwood, which has become one of the most popular aquatic camps. She enjoys working with children and sharing her love of swimming. Her ultimate goal is to inspire the next generation of swimmers and lifeguards. Currently, Ms. Boardman is working towards earning her Masters in Child Development, and she enjoys singing opera with her remaining free time.


BASKETBALL

The Brentwood School basketball camps. Coaches, assistants, and counselors strive to make the game fun, exciting, and a positive life experience for each and every player, no matter what age. At camp, players will learn the fundamentals while participating in skills and drills and also have the opportunity to scrimmage during the famous tournaments at the end of each week.

Coaches Charles Solomon and Ryan "Moose" Bailey
Charles Solomon has been the head coach of the Brentwood School Girls Varsity Basketball team the last four years and guided the Eagles to the 2014 CIF Championship, the first title for Brentwood in a decade. He helped resurrect the program, reaching two CIF Finals games in just four seasons, turning the Eagles into one of the upper echelon programs in Southern California. Solomon has been coaching high school basketball for the last 12 years and runs a club basketball program in Balboa Hills in the off season. Solomon has worked numerous coaching clinics and camps all over Southern California. He credits having a great staff and positive role models as a factor for his team's success.


FLAG FOOTBALL (GRADES 3-7)

Campers will spend the first part of each day focusing on fundamental skills, such as passing, throwing, catching, blocking, and defending/flag-pulling. Each afternoon will be spent on applying those skills to game situations and strategy. Campers will be expected to learn offensive plays and be flexible with learning all of the positions.

Coach Visith Nguon
Visith Nguon started playing soccer in the AYSO recreational leagues as a young child. he was a member of the CalSouth Olympic Development Program from 1989-1992 and played on the state, regional, and national teams. He continued playing soccer throughout high school and was the captain of the Long Beach Polytechnic High School team in 1994. Visith's skills won him a full soccer scholarship to California State University, Los Angeles. While at Cal State, Visith also coached the Long Beach Poly team to four league championships and a CIF championship. Visith has been teaching physical education at Brentwood School's West Campus for the past thirteen years. In addition to teaching, he has been the assistant coach for the boy's varsity soccer team for the past two years.


FOOTBALL

Eleven-Man Football: Fundamentals and Fun is a one week sport camp intended for rising 6th-8th graders who are considering, or who have decided, to play tackle football in middle school. However, there will be no tackling during this camp. Instead, this camp is meant to introduce the athletes to the rules and fundamentals of football through a variety of activities, drills, videos, and games. Athletes will be introduced to the various positions and responsibilities of offense and defense and will practice basic footwork and athletic movements of these positions. Time will be spent learning a variety of offensive and defensive formations and athletes will be taught how to recognize them. Basic plays and play-calling will also be introduced using Brentwood's Varsity playbook. The kicking game will be introduced, with explanations and strategy given for each of the types of special teams. Lastly, a very elementary introduction to the weight room will be provided. This time will be used to teach and practice the basic movements of common exercises done for football, but no weightlifting will be done. Athletes are expected to wear comfortable athletic clothing, tennis shoes or cleats, and to have a water bottle each day.

Coach Mike Workman

After playing football himself for two years at Butte College (home of Aaron Rogers, Larry Allen and others) and four years at Chico High, Coach Workman began coaching quarterbacks, wide receivers, and defensive backs in 1996 at Pleasant Valley High School in Chico, CA. He continued coaching in Nashville, TN. Since 2007, Coach Workman has been coaching football, strength and conditioning, and teaching math and statistics at Brentwood School. He is now the Head Coach of the Brentwood Middle School football team (since 2015). Coach Workman's goal each season is to teach his athletes to be good, strong and active leaders in all circumstances for years to come, while fostering a deeper love and appreciation for the game.


SOCCER

The Brentwood School soccer camp emphasizes the basic skills that young players need while providing a fun-filled and active day. Through small activity sessions and game type exercises, the young athletes are working on their touch and soccer awareness throughout the day. Campers do station work, focusing on the elements of the game in the morning, and the afternoon session revolves around team games.

Coach Visith Nguon
Visith Nguon started playing soccer in the AYSO recreational leagues as a young child. he was a member of the CalSouth Olympic Development Program from 1989-1992 and played on the state, regional, and national teams. He continued playing soccer throughout high school and was the captain of the Long Beach Polytechnic High School team in 1994. Visith's skills won him a full soccer scholarship to California State University, Los Angeles. While at Cal State, Visith also coached the Long Beach Poly team to four league championships and a CIF championship. Visith has been teaching physical education at Brentwood School's West Campus for the past thirteen years. In addition to teaching, he has been the assistant coach for the boy's varsity soccer team for the past two years.


SWIM

Take the plunge into Summer at Brentwood's swim camp, a week-long, wet and wild adventure. The swim camp is a great way for your child to learn and hone the fundamentals of all four competitive strokes (butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle) as well as starts and turns. Every day will introduce new skills, exciting challenges, and fun-filled games. The week will culminate in a Friday mock-meet where kids will get their competitive juices flowing by putting the skills learned throughout the week to the test. Don't forget your sunscreen! Please be advised: The swim camps are not swim lessons. Children should be confident swimmers, able to swim 25 yards without stopping.

Coach Jessica Boardman
Jessica Boardman is the Head Lifeguard and the Head Coach for the Middle School Swim Team at Brentwood School. Ms. Boardman has spent her entire life around aquatics, and has been a competitive swimmer for over 20 years. Growing up, she participated in club swimming, and has continued to compete as a masters swimmer as an adult. For the past 15 years, Ms. Boardman has been an American Red Cross certified lifeguard and, since 2012, she has worked as a Lifeguard Instructor for the American Red Cross. In the summer of 2013, she launched the Junior Lifeguard program for Summer at Brentwood, which has become one of the most popular aquatic camps. She enjoys working with children and sharing her love of swimming. Her ultimate goal is to inspire the next generation of swimmers and lifeguards. Currently, Ms. Boardman is working towards earning her Masters in Child Development, and she enjoys singing opera with her remaining free time.


TENNIS

Students will have the opportunity to learn and enhance individual skill development, match play, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Players under 10 years of age will follow the USTA quick start program. This program is designed to introduce novice players to basic technique while enjoying fun games with their peers. Advanced players will focus on technique and strategy. Morning sessions will consist of on-court drilling followed by match play/games in the afternoon.

Coach Rachel Viollet
Rachel is currently the Head Boys and Girls Tennis Coach at Brentwood. She has over 25 years of tennis experience. As a player, Rachel was an All-American at the University of Miami. After a stellar college career, Rachel turned professional and competed in world-class events such as Wimbledon, the US Open, and the Australian Open. Since retiring from competition, Rachel has dedicated herself to coaching. She is passionate about providing a fun learning environment while helping her students develop into the best players they can be!


VOLLEYBALL

Learn the fundamentals to create a solid foundation for future pursuits in volleyball. An emphasis on fundamentals of passing, setting, serving, hitting and defense will be taught. With a focus on game playing and teamwork. The hope is that everyone at camp comes away with a LOVE for the sport of volleyball!

Coach Nicole Ryan
Brentwood Volleyball Camps are run by Nicole Ryan the new Head Coach of the Varsity Girls program. She is a 15 year veteran teacher in the physical education department at Brentwood School and spent her first 7 Years as the Varsity assistant to Coach Porter. She spent the last 8 years as the Head Women's Volleyball Coach at Santa Monica College where she earned Co-Coach of the Year in 2014. Nicole has coached every level of volleyball from 12 and under to College level athletes. She was a decorated player herself at Santa Monica College and Cal State Dominguez hills. Holding several records and receiving numerous awards. Prior to Brentwood she pursued a professional career on the beach maintaining her AAA rating and entering many AVP and WPVA qualifying events. She is a true teacher of the game and brings over 25 years of coaching experience!


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