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BBA Summer Camps

Registration is now open for 2022 BBA Summer Camps!

See camp dates and descriptions below and click here to register.

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  • Week of 6/20 - Cinematography 1 (SOLD OUT!)

    Cinematography

    Head Instructor:  Bill Muench
    When: June 20th – June 24th from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    Where:  BBA Cinematography Lab (Smith Center Basement)
    Age Group: Boys and girls entering grades 5-9

    Click HERE to register!

    More Details:
    Campers will look at cinematography essentials such as designing a "look" for their films, composition, framing, continuity, scene coverage and they will also explore creative choices of lighting and sound. In addition, campers will work through more complexities of what happens on a movie set and learn to use HD cameras and Final Cut Pro (editing software) to make their own films. 
    Bill Muench has been a teacher at Burr and Burton Academy for 25 years, an adjunct professor at Castleton College, a basketball coach, member of the popular band Don’t Leave and he teaches the popular cinematography class at BBA. Bill has produced a number of documentaries including a film about young cancer survivors for the SamFund, SEA BRIGHT RISING: the story of Sea Bright, NJ after Superstorm Sandy and he is currently producing a documentary titled The Artist and the Astronaut.  Feel free to contact Bill by phone at 379-5431 or email him at bmuench@burrburton.org.
  • Week of 6/27 - Bulldog Basketball 1 (Gr. 4-6)

    Bulldog Basketball Camp (Co-ed)

    Director: Dylan Baker
    Staff: Current BBA Basketball Players & Coaches
    When:  June 27th - July 1st, 9 am - 2 pm
    Where: BBA Gymnasium
    Age Group: Boys and girls entering  grades 4 - 6 Incoming
    What to Bring: Water Bottle, Healthy Snack, Lunch, and Athletic Shoes 

    Click HERE to register!

    More Details:
    Join Coach Baker along with current players and staff from both basketball programs in an exciting and fun-filled week of basketball. The camp will focus on the enjoyment of the game, basic fundamentals, how to play as a team, understanding of the game, and other important aspects of the game. Basic fundamentals include defensive positioning, shooting form, passing form, boxing out, how to set & use screens, and how to be a good teammate. Music will be played, drills and skills will be competitive, and the atmosphere will have an NCAA tournament-style feel. All skill levels are more than welcome to join! Any questions should be directed to Coach Baker at dbaker@burrburton.org.
     
    About Coach Baker:
    Coach Baker took over the Boys Basketball Program this year after coaching both boys and girls basketball in Burlington and Saint Albans. He experienced plenty of success as a player at BBA with a State Championship in 2006, an All Marble Valley League team selection in 2007, and was a Southern Vermont Senior All-Star in 2007. After College, Coach Baker got right into coaching with a 1-year stint at Dorset Middle School before spending 6 years as a basketball & Soccer coach at Burlington High School and 2 years as a basketball coach at BFA Saint Albans. He credits much of his success on the court to his former coaches such as Seth Rice, Bill Muench, Dave Shehadi, and Dave Curtis, and hopes to one day be considered as great a coach as they are.





  • Week of 6/27 - Girls Lacrosse (Gr. 5-9)

    When:  June 27th - July 1st, 8:30 am -12:30 pm
    Where:  BBA Turf
    Age Group: Girls Entering Grades 5-9
    What to Bring:  Mouthguard, goggles, girls lacrosse stick, turfs or cleats/sneakers, water bottle.

    Click HERE to register!
     
    More Details:
    Join Coach Stefanak and the rest of the BBA staff and players for a fun-filled week of lacrosse. The focus will be on fun, stick skills, and small-sided games. The week will be a great time to hone your lacrosse skills and continue to develop a love for the game of lacrosse while working with the BBA Varsity Coaches, players, and alumni. Coach Stefanak was recently named the Girls Varsity Head Coach after three years as the Assistant Coach and five years as a youth coach with Equinox Lacrosse. Hope to see you out there!
     
    If your daughter is new to the game and does not have her own equipment, please contact Coach Ken Stefanak at kstefanak@burrburton.org and he can help make equipment arrangements ahead of time. Please, provide your own Mouth Guard.
     
  • Week of 6/27 - Cinematography 2 (SOLD OUT!)

    Cinematography 2

    Head Instructor:  Bill Muench
    When: June 27th – July 1st from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    Where:  BBA Cinematography Lab (Smith Center Basement)
    Age Group: Boys and girls entering grades 5-9

    Click HERE to register!

    More Details:
    Campers will look at cinematography essentials such as designing a "look" for their films, composition, framing, continuity, scene coverage and they will also explore creative choices of lighting and sound. In addition, campers will work through more complexities of what happens on a movie set and learn to use HD cameras and Final Cut Pro (editing software) to make their own films. 
    Bill Muench has been a teacher at Burr and Burton Academy for 25 years, an adjunct professor at Castleton College, a basketball coach, member of the popular band Don’t Leave and he teaches the popular cinematography class at BBA. Bill has produced a number of documentaries including a film about young cancer survivors for the SamFund, SEA BRIGHT RISING: the story of Sea Bright, NJ after Superstorm Sandy and he is currently producing a documentary titled The Artist and the Astronaut.  Feel free to contact Bill by phone at 379-5431 or email him at bmuench@burrburton.org.
  • Week of 7/04 - Bulldog Basketball 2 (Gr. 7-9)

    Bulldog Basketball Camp (Co-ed)

    Director: Dylan Baker
    Staff: Current BBA Basketball Players & Coaches
    When:  July 4th - July 8th, 9 am - 2 pm
    Where: BBA Gymnasium
    Age Group: Boys and girls entering  grades 4 - 6 Incoming
    What to Bring: Water Bottle, Healthy Snack, Lunch, and Athletic Shoes 

    Click HERE to register!

    More Details:
    Join Coach Baker along with current players and staff from both basketball programs in an exciting and fun-filled week of basketball. The camp will focus on the enjoyment of the game, basic fundamentals, how to play as a team, understanding of the game, and other important aspects of the game. Basic fundamentals include defensive positioning, shooting form, passing form, boxing out, how to set & use screens, and how to be a good teammate. Music will be played, drills and skills will be competitive, and the atmosphere will have an NCAA tournament-style feel. All skill levels are more than welcome to join! Any questions should be directed to Coach Baker at dbaker@burrburton.org.
     
    About Coach Baker:
    Coach Baker took over the Boys Basketball Program this year after coaching both boys and girls basketball in Burlington and Saint Albans. He experienced plenty of success as a player at BBA with a State Championship in 2006, an All Marble Valley League team selection in 2007, and was a Southern Vermont Senior All-Star in 2007. After College, Coach Baker got right into coaching with a 1-year stint at Dorset Middle School before spending 6 years as a basketball & Soccer coach at Burlington High School and 2 years as a basketball coach at BFA Saint Albans. He credits much of his success on the court to his former coaches such as Seth Rice, Bill Muench, Dave Shehadi, and Dave Curtis, and hopes to one day be considered as great a coach as they are.
  • Week of 7/04 - Boys Lacrosse (Gr. 6-9)

    Boys Lacrosse Camp

    When:  July 4th - 8th. 8:30a-12:30 pm
    Age Group:  Boys Entering 6-9 grades
    Equipment: Full lacrosse gear - helmet, mouth guard,  shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, stick, cleats & sneakers plus your own water bottle.

    Click HERE to register!

    ABOUT THE CAMP:  The focus of the camp will be on learning higher-level stick skills, competing in small-sided games, and having fun. Campers have the opportunity to win rewards by participating in competitions. The week will be a great time to hone your lacrosse IQ and continue to develop a love of the game of lacrosse while working with the BBA Varsity Coaches, Players, and Alumni.  Contact Coach Grabher with any additional questions.  coachgrabher@gmail.com 

    ABOUT COACH GRABHER:
    Coach Grabher will be returning for another fun-filled week of lacrosse this summer.  He is the current BBA Boys Varsity Coach and has over 20 years of coaching experience.  In four years of coaching the BBA boys Varsity, Coach Grabher has won the Bennington Banner Regional All-Star Coach of the Year award twice, the Marble Valley Coach of the Year award, and the Division 1 Boys Coach of the Year. In 2019, he coached the Bulldogs to their first-ever Division 1 finals appearance and their 16 wins were the most ever by any BBA boys lacrosse team.  After a year off because of covid, the Bulldogs made it back to the Division 1 finals in 2021.  They are focused on returning there in the 2022 season pushing for a different outcome.
  • Week of 7/11 - Bulldog Soccer (SOLD OUT!)

    Director: Pat Zilkha
    Staff: Current BBA Players (boys and girls) & BBA Alums
    When: July 11th- 15th 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM 
    Where: BBA Taylor Turf Field
    Age Group: Boys and girls entering grades 6-9; goalkeepers welcome!
    What to Bring: a soccer ball, cleats and shin guards, water bottle and snack.



    More Details:
    This camp will focus on small-sided games featuring multiple touches on the ball. This is the quickest way to develop ball skills, tactical awareness, and team play. We will finish the camp with a skills challenge and tournament. This camp is especially recommended for players who plan on attending BBA. Burr and Burton has a proud soccer tradition that includes 15 state championships for both its girls and boys programs. This camp will not only introduce you to the soccer program, but also to your future classmates. 

    Our camp is aware and responding accordingly to the new guidelines set forth by the state. Due to the current environment, our camp will be limited in numbers. Burr and Burton soccer promotes fair play and having fun in a competitive environment. Players will be challenged individually and in small groups over the course of the week. 

    Staff: Coach Zilkha has taken over as head coach of the men’s varsity soccer team recently vacated by Coach Peter Mull after 17 years.  Coach Zilkha has worked with youth of all ages a a coach over the last 13 years. Most recently, he served as the assistant coach of the men’s soccer team at Southern Vermont College from 2015 - 2018 before joining Burr and Burton as a head coach of the women’s jv gold team. Over the last seven years, coach Zilkha has obtained his USSF “F”, “E” and “D” licenses. In 2018, coach Zilkha obtained his US Soccer National “C” license.  Further education includes - NSCAA Special Topics Diploma: Future Coaches – NSCAA Convention, Philadelphia, PA – 2014; NFHS/NSCAA Professional Development Certificate for High School Coaches – NSCAA Convention, Philadelphia, PA – 2014; and a slew of CEU Credits for US Soccer A License from NSCAA Convention, Philadelphia, PA – 2014. For more information, he can be reached at pzilkha@burrburton.org
     
     
  • Week of 7/11 - Mountain Biking (Gr. 6-9)

    When: July 11-15 from 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Where: Burr and Burton Woodshop, Larson Hall, 225 Seminary Ave.
    Age Group: Boys and girls entering grades 6-9
    Contact: BBA Head Coach Jon Mowry (jmowry@burrburton.org)

    Click HERE to register!

    Equipment: 
    • Required: Working mountain bike in a safe condition, a way to carry water riding, helmet, comfortable biking clothes, sunscreen.
    • Bikes may be available for loan by contacting Jon Mowry at least 1 week in advance at jmowry@burrburton.org
    About the Camp:  
    Participants should be comfortable on their bikes and know how to brake and shift, but do not otherwise need mountain biking experience.  The camp will accommodate all skill levels and offer a range of activities focused on developing bike skills and fitness.  We will take advantage of the trails at Burr and Burton and on the Equinox Preserve, as well as traveling to the Raptor Lane Trails in Dorset.  We will work on navigating obstacles, climbing, and descending, with our primary focus being having fun on our bikes.  We will also spend some time learning some basics of bicycle maintenance.
     
    About the Coaches and Staff: 
    The camp will be led by Burr and Burton mountain bike team coaches including Jon Mowry, Chris Nolan, and Jenn Lalor, along with students from the team.  The coaches bring many years of mountain biking experience along with the founding and coaching of the Burr and Burton teams.  The team has grown from 12 students to 45 over the last 7 years and has won a variety of regional titles including the 2019 Northern New England High School Championship.
  • Week of 7/18 - BBA Baseball (Gr. 3-7)

    BBA Baseball

    Director: Eddie Lewicki
    Staff: Current BBA Baseball Players
    When: July 18th-22nd  8:30 am-12:30 pm 
    Where: Dana Thompson Memorial Park Baseball Field
    Age: Entering Grades 3 - 8
    What to Bring: Baseball Glove, Cleats, Baseball Pants, Water Bottle, Healthy Snacks.

    Click HERE to register!

    More Details:
    Look forward to a fun week of skills and drills full of learning and fun! Groups will be separated by age for equal skill level learning. Campers will learn basic to advanced skills based on skill level. Stations will be used for time management and the ability for campers to gather many skills in a short amount of time. Skills will include, fielding, throwing, baserunning, swing mechanics, and most importantly greater respect for the game. There will be fun competitive challenges throughout the entire camp including a final day camp-wide throwing and bunting competition! Campers will also cool off with a day of water games! Burr and Burton Baseball hopes to provide a fun, high-energy learning environment where campers obtain new skills to benefit them in future baseball adventures.
     
    About Eddie Lewicki:
    Eddie now helps assist the BBA baseball team with his father, Ed Lewicki and Doug Crosier. Eddie is also the head coach of the Manchester Union Underground baseball team in the summer. Eddie was a 2011 graduate of BBA where he helped lead the Bulldogs to two state championship appearances. Lewicki was 3-time All-Marble Valley League and All-State as a senior. After BBA Lewicki attended Siena College and joined the Baseball team. Eddie Pitched 250 innings over four years at Siena. Lewicki led the Saints at the front end of the rotation all four years. 2015 Lewicki became Captain of the Saints. When Eddie is not helping BBA baseball, he is providing lessons and clinics to youth baseball programs including Green Mountain Lighting, Manchester Little League, and Bennington Youth Baseball.
  • Week of 7/18 - Ultimate Frisbee (Gr. 6-9)

    BBA Ultimate Frisbee Camp
     
    When: July 18th - 22nd from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Where: BBA Taylor Turf Field, Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester, VT. 
    Age Group: 6th-9th grades
    Equipment: 
    • Required: Cleats, athletic wear, water
    • Recommended: Sunscreen, 175-gram disc (preferably Ultrastar)
    • Note:  We don’t want equipment to hold people back from participating in this camp, so if someone doesn’t have any of this equipment please let us know and we can provide it.
    Click HERE to register!
     
    About the Camp:  
     
    Ultimate is a fun, fast-paced game that many have played informally or in gym classes. This camp is an opportunity to learn more about the skills and strategy of playing Ultimate competitively from BBA’s Ultimate coach, Tom von Allmen. We’ll practice a variety of throws, talk about effective strategies on offense and defense, and learn how competition, fairness, and fun work together in this sport. Great for first-time players, returners to the sport, or athletes of other sports looking for a way to increase skills like quickness, field awareness, spacing, and stamina.
     
    About Tom von Allmen: 
     
    BBA Ultimate Coach Tom von Allmen has played ultimate for nearly 13 years. His competitive Ultimate career started in 2008 in the Fall of his Freshman year at Dickinson College. He’s played in countless summer leagues and spent 3 years and counting as a member of the Albany, NY club team, with whom he’s traveled all over the east coast to tournaments. As a coach, Tom has worked in Vermont for 6 years, and one summer overseas in Israel. His top priority as an Ultimate player and coach is understanding how the self-officiated aspect of the sport can create games that are highly respectful AND highly competitive.
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  • Week of 7/25 - Field Hockey (Gr. 3-6 & 7-12)

    FIELD HOCKEY CAMP

    Click HERE to register!

    WHEN: Week of July 25- July 29
    WHERE: BBA Taylor Turf Field, Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester, VT.  The BBA gym is available in case of inclement weather.  Bring an old sock to cover your stick should we play indoors.
    Age Groups:
    Great news for 2022! Two age groups! 
    Group ONE: 8:30-12:30 PM Entering grades 3-6
    Group TWO: 10:30-2:30 PM Entering grades 7-12

    Director:
    Lucrecia Cabut Johnson (BBA JV Coach)
    Staff:  Victoria Cabut: (Former Argentina Women’s Junior National Team member)
    Sebastian Cabut: Physical Education professional and Field Hockey Coach.
    What to Bring:  Shoes for turf suitability/sneakers, mouthguard, water bottle, stick, goggles, healthy snack; 
    GOALIES:  Bring your own gear (or contact a coach at your school for equipment), a nutritional snack, a water bottle

    DAILY CAMP
    Basic skills, offensive and defensive techniques, strategies, and positional play will be taught with a positive, fun, and challenging approach at a level appropriate for the experience and ability of each camper.  Goalkeepers will receive goalie-specific instruction and individualized attention.  Skills will be developed through drills, scrimmages, 7v7, and game instruction.   An emphasis on the importance of the warm-up, stretching, good nutritional habits, and POSITIVE thinking for the athlete will be incorporated throughout the week.  Athletes must provide their own equipment (mouthguard, stick, turf shoes/sneakers, goggles, water bottle; goalies must have their own equipment or see your coach BEFORE camp if you use school equipment). All campers should provide their own healthy snack and have sun protection available.   Water and sports drinks will be provided.  The last day of camp will be filled with fun competition, small and full field games; a “FUN DAY” to wrap up camp).

    COACHING STAFF
    Lucrecia Cabut Johnson is the Coach of the BBA JV Field Hockey Team. Lucrecia has been playing field hockey through the “Sporting Club” in Argentina since she was 12 years old.  She has been a player, a coach, and an official.  Lucrecia is the oldest of six children who are all involved in the sport. Lucrecia loves the fast pace and physical demands of the sport and that it teaches young boys and girls about being part of a team as they learn and gain respect, strength, commitment, and reliance, all values she learned by playing field hockey and now wants to pass on to future generations! 

    Victoria Cabut is a former Argentina Women’s Junior National Team, she represented Argentina in the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore (Silver medal), 2012 Junior Panamerican Games in Guadalajara, Mexico (Gold Medal), and the 2013 FH Junior World Cup in Mönchengladbach, Germany (Silver Medal). Since 2015 Victoria has been playing professionally for European teams in Spain and most recently, Belgium. 

    Sebastian Cabut is a physical education professional, physical trainer, soccer player, soccer coach, and field hockey coach. He brings valuable experience working with young athletes; introducing them to sports through dynamic games. 

    CONTACT
    For more information, contact Lucrecia Johnson at (970) 281-9697 or email: lucreciacjohnson@gmail.com
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  • Week of 8/1 - BBA Soccer (Gr. K-7)

    BBA Soccer Camp 

    Where:  Judy McCormick Taylor Turf Field, Burr and Burton Academy.
    When: August 1st - 8th
    Age Groups: 
     Grades K-1 9 -11 AM BBA Turf/Grass Field 
     Grades 2-7 8:30 -12:30 PM BBA Turf Field

    Click HERE to register!

    What to Bring:
    Cleats/turf shoes, shin guards, water bottle, soccer ball, healthy snack, sunscreen, towel, and bathing suit ( water day TBD) 
    All campers will be provided with a camp t-shirt.

    Coaching Staff: Suzanne Mears/current BBA coaching staff, BBA alumni, current BBA players.

    More Details:
    Come enjoy an exciting week of soccer while focusing on the fundamentals of soccer. Available to all children entering grades 1-7. Campers will be grouped according to age and/or skill level. Campers will experience basic to advanced soccer fundamentals paired with interactive activities and small-sided games, all focused on enhancing the skills and abilities of the individual camper while instilling the value of being part of a team. Campers will also have the opportunity to cool off with some water activities. Our hope is to provide a fun, safe learning environment while increasing the campers' confidence, knowledge, and love of the sport.

    About Suzanne Mears: Suzanne is the head coach for the girls' varsity soccer program at Burr and Burton Academy. Mears played as a four-year starter and two-year captain for the Saint Michael’s College Women’s Soccer Team. Coach Mears joined the BBA community and soccer program in 2014. Since Coach Mears’ time at BBA, she has led the Varsity team to consecutive undefeated regular seasons and 7 D1 Marble Valley League Titles, and a D1 State Championship. In her first season, the lady bulldogs finished 14-0 in the regular season (15-1 overall) which was the first undefeated regular season since 1999 and first-ever as a D1 program. During Coach Mears’ second season she led the bulldogs to another 14-0 perfect season, marking the program's first back-to-back undefeated regular season. The Lady Bulldogs went on to complete a 17-1 overall season record as they competed in the D1 State Championship game, which was the first as a D1 program. During this season the bulldogs were regionally ranked. Over the course of the last few seasons, Mears continues to lead the Lady Bulldogs to winning seasons and ranking in the top of the State for D1 soccer.  In the 2016 season, Mears was named Marble Valley League Coach of the Year, Vermont Large School Coach of the Year, and Region 1- New England Coach of the Year.  Her passion and knowledge of the game will ensure a week well worth your while! 

    For more information: 
    Please contact Suzanne Mears: smears@burrburton.org
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