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  • Week of 6/28 - Bulldog Soccer (Gr. 6-9)

    Director: Pat Zilkha
    Staff: Current BBA Players (boys and girls) & BBA Alums
    When: June 28th - July 2nd 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.

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    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 6/28 - Cinematography (SOLD OUT)

    Head Instructor:  Bill Muench
    When: June 28th – July 2nd 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    Where:  BBA Cinematography Lab (Smith Center Basement)
    Age Group: Boys and girls entering grades 5-9

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    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 and most recently, SEA BRIGHT RISING: the story of Sea Bright, NJ after Superstorm Sandy.  Feel free to contact Bill by phone at 379-5431 or email him at bmuench@burrburton.org.
  • Week of 6/28 - LEGO Techsploration (SOLD OUT)

    When: June 28th - July 2nd from 8:30 – 12:30 PM
    Where:  Smith Tech Lab (under BBA Library)
    Age Group: Boys and girls entering grades 3-6
    Head Instructor:  Kevin Morrison

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    More Details:
    Does your child like to build with Legos?  Do they think robots are cool?  Do they enjoy working with computers?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, LEGO Techsploration is the camp you've been looking for!  As a camper, your child will learn basic computer programming and mechanical engineering with LEGO Mindstorms (software) and LEGO NXT (hardware).  They'll design and program various "autonomous" vehicles to take on a number of different challenges and even competing against fellow "techsplorers".  
    Kevin Morrison, a Media Arts instructor at Burr and Burton Academy, has been teaching children of all ages about LEGO Mindstorms for over fifteen years and guarantees a fun and enriching experience for all.  

    Additional Note:  
    Due to the fact that your children have grown up with laptop trackpads and tablet PCs like the iPad, they may lack the experience and dexterity with a computer mouse that they'll need for my camp.  Please sit your child at a computer WITH A MOUSE, and have them practice the following for at least 15 mins: 
     
    Single left-click to select and drag a file across the desktop
    Single right-click a file to open the Options Menu
    Double left-click to open a file or launch an application
    Undo a mistake using Command Z or Control Z
    Copy and Paste an image or line of text 
    Name and Save the file in a specific location
     
    Finally, consider asking them to play an online game to improve their dexterity with a computer mouse.  It will definitely improve their experience at my camp. Thanks!

    For more information, email Kevin Morrison at kmorrison@burrburton.org
  • Week of 7/05 - Boys Lacrosse (Gr. 6-9)

    When:  July 5th-9th 8:30a-12:30p
    Where:  BBA Turf
    Who:  Boys Entering Grades 6-9
    What to Bring: Full lacrosse gear - helmet, mouth guard,  shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, stick, cleats & sneakers, as well as your own water bottle.

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    More Details:
    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 awards 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. 
    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 18 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, Marble Valley Coach of the Year, and the VT Division 1 Boys Coach of the Year. In 2019, he coached the Bulldogs to their first-ever VT Division 1 Finals appearance, and their 16 wins were the most ever by any BBA boys lacrosse team.  He is very excited about the 2021 Varsity season seeing as COVID-19 canceled their 2020 season.  Contact Coach Grabher at coachgrabher@gmail.com 


  • Week of 7/12 - Girls Lacrosse (Gr. 5-9)

    When:  July 12th - July 16th, 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.

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    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 7/12 - BBA Bass Fishing (Gr. 5-8)

    When:
    July 12th - 16th  8:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Where:
    Emerald Lake (7/12 & 7/14 & 7/16)
    Gale Meadows (7/13 & 7/15)
    Age Group:
    5th - 8th grade

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    What to Bring: 
    • Required: Fishing rod, tackle, sunglasses/eyewear, water, snack 
    • Recommended: Hat, sunscreen, closed-toe shoes
    • Important:  
      - Burr and Burton does NOT provide transportation for this camp!  Campers will meet Michael in the parking areas on the dates listed above.   
      - Click Emerald Lake or Gale Meadows for driving instructions.
      - In addition, we don’t want a lack of equipment to hold children back from participating in this camp.  So, if you don't have all of the required fishing equipment please contact Michael at malfano22@burrburton.org and he will provide it.
    More Details:  
    Learn about the sport of bass fishing and spend five days fishing from shore, improving your technique and having a blast. If you are a young angler, interested in tournament fishing, and would like to learn the tips and tricks it takes to become a better angler this camp is for you! Practices will be held at two locations, Gale Meadows and Emerald Lake and anglers will receive one on one help throughout the duration of the day. A tournament will be held on the last day of camp to compete for prizes. 
     
    About Michael Alfano: 
     
    Burr and Burton Junior Michael Alfano is the captain of BBA’s Varsity Bass Fishing team and has fished in many tournaments on Lake Champlain and the Connecticut River since freshman year. In these tournaments, Michael has worked alongside his fellow team members to bring in 16 - 17 pound bags of fish and has contributed to the team’s advancing to regionals against New Hampshire teams in the 2019 fishing season. Michael is also the developer and publisher of the iOS app, Lure Cast. Lure Cast offers anglers lure color, location, and depth recommendations for bass fishing. Michael’s personal best smallmouth bass is 4 pounds 11 ounces and his personal best largemouth bass is 5 pounds.
  • Week of 7/19 - Field Hockey (Gr. 9-12)

    WHEN: July 19th - July 23rd, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM  
    (Bring a nutritional snack; water and a sports drink will be provided)
    AGE GROUP:  Girls entering grades 8-12 
    (Campers will be placed in groups according to abilities.
    WHERE: BBA Taylor Turf Field, Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester, VT.  The gym is available in case of inclement weather. Bring an old sock to cover your stick should we play indoors.
    What to Bring: Shoes for turf suitability/sneakers, mouthguard, water bottle, stick, goggles, healthy snack; 
    GOALIES - bring your own gear (or contact coach at your school for equipment)

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    More Details:
    Basic skills, offensive and defensive techniques, and 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 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 a morning of 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.  Two of her sisters play at highly competitive levels; one in Argentina, the other in Spain and Italy.  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. 

    Additional Coaching Staff:
    Bill Davidson: Former US Men’s National Team member and D-I, D-III College Coach
    Amy Wright (Goalie Coach, BBA)
    Lynne Sanders (Coach, MEMS, former Head Coach, Rutland) 
     
    For more information, contact Lucrecia Johnson at (970) 2819697 or email: lucreciacjohnson@gmail.com
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  • Week of 7/19 - BBA Baseball (Gr. 3-7)

    When: July 19th-23rd  8:30 AM-12:30 PM 
    Where: Dana Thompson Memorial Park Baseball Field
    Age Group: Boys and girls entering grades 3-7
    What to Bring: Baseball Glove, Cleats, Baseball Pants, Water Bottle, and Healthy Snacks.
    Directors: Ed & Eddie Lewicki
    Staff: Current BBA Baseball Players

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    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, base-running, 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 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
    About Ed Lewicki:
    Ed Lewicki is currently the head varsity baseball coach at Burr and Burton. Lewicki coached prior at Arlington Memorial High School leading the Eagles to a state championship appearance in 2009. Lewicki has continued success transitioning to the leader of the Bulldogs making the state final in his first year as head coach. The following year Lewicki and the bulldogs defeated Essex for the Division 1 crown. Lewicki enjoys growing the game in southern Vermont and is looking forward to a week of skills and drills. 
  • Week of 7/19 - Ultimate Frisbee (Gr. 6-9)

    When: July 19th - July 23rd, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM 
    Where: BBA Upper Field
    Age Group: Boys and girls entering grades 6th-9th
    What to BringCleats, athletic wear, a 175-gram disc (preferably Ultrastar), sunscreen, masks (pending VT rules), water bottle, and a healthy snack.  
    Director: Tom Von Allmen

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    More Details:
    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.
     
    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 7/26 - BBA Soccer (Gr. 1-7)

     



     
    Where:  Judy McCormick Taylor Turf Field, Burr and Burton Academy.
    When: July 26th - July 30th: 8:30am-12:30 pm
    Age Group: All children entering grades 1-7
    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.

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    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 6 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 seasons. 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. In her third season, Mears led the Bulldogs to a 17-1 season and the first Division 1 State championship title in BBA history. During this season the Bulldogs have been regionally ranked. 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: suzannemears7@gmail.com
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