Golf Camp at St Andrew's Valley Golf Club
In fond memory of our Founder David Harris
This is our sixteenth year of operation and we have been very successful in our approach to developing both good character and good swings . The camp sells out each summer by referrals and returns and the reason is simple. Our founder, David Harris, wanted campers and parents to know that:
" fun and sportsmanship should always trump excellence and pressure"
Although your child will receive expert instruction from our experienced staff they will also learn how to be a good sport, how to play by the rules and how to be a good participant. Golf is a game that reveals ones character. When things don't go as planned or your playing partner runs into some misfortune its important to show grace and a little humor. Its not the end of the world if you miss a shot.
Our goal is to build a proper foundation in both swing fundamentals and golf course ettiquette that you can build on. When children learn the game of golf at a young age there are advantages, friendships and life lessons that will help them everyday.
We are very proud of our history, our facility, our staff and our alumni, and we invite you and your family to join us this summer at the Valley
Yours in golf
Hours: Monday to Friday- 9:30AM - 3:00PM
St. Andrew's Valley offers the finest junior golf camp in Canada. No other course can match our facility. Physically the camp is situated in a private, 20 acre, totally secluded section of St Andrew's Valley's championship 18 hole course.
It features a large sheltered, six-bay tee deck which is essential in very hot or rainy weather. It includes three target greens for realistic iron practice; groomed sand bunkers and a beautifully manicured bent grass putting green. We are especially proud to offer the only camp with its own private golf course for the exclusive use of the students.
We also pride ourselves on making the game of golf fun for the kids while providing excellent professional instruction. No golf camp in Canada is equipped with better facilities. The program is designed and run by experienced instructors supported with one on one instruction from our resident CPGA professionals, David Fritz and Rob Pearce.
The camp program features:
- Ten convenient Camp Sessions to choose from
- Exclusive use of the River Course
- Professional Instruction
- 5 to 1 golfer/instructor ratio
- Great Atmosphere
Each camp session runs Monday to Friday inclusive from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.. Class size is limited to 35, with a five to one ratio of campers to instructors. The minimum age for campers is 7 yrs old. All camps are co-ed and broken into groups... 7 & 8 year olds, 9 to 11, and 12 to 16's; further divided into beginners and more advanced. For many, one week is only a minimum. As we take care not to put alumni through the same program, parents often sign up for multiple sessions.
Schedule for 2014
Camp 1 June 16 - June 20
Camp 2 June 23- June 27
Camp 3 June 30 - July 4
Camp 4 July 7 - July 11
Camp 5 July 14 - July 18
Camp 6 July 21 - July 25
Camp 7 July 28 - August 1
Camp 8 August 4 - August 8
Camp 9 August 11 - August 15
Camp 10 August 18 - August 22
Lunch, green fees, practice balls and prize day are all included in the price of $425.00 plus HST. ($480.25). For many this amount may be eligible for the Children's Fitness Tax Credit or tax deductible as a Child Care expense.
About the St. Andrew’s Valley River Course:
The River Course at St. Andrew's Valley is a picturesque, executive length six-hole layout built exclusively for the golf camp. Nestled amid the Valley's championship 18 hole layout, the River Course boasts bent grass greens and even a complete irrigation system. Deceptively challenging, this layout was designed around our philosophy of finesse rather than strength. It tests all of the youngsters’ skills while de-emphasizing the 'grip-it-and-rip-it' attitude.
Campers spend each afternoon on the River Course, progressing from an introduction at the start of the week to a parent presentation on Friday. The family are encouraged to attend this final round and join us for a barbecue lunch and prize presentation.
All aspects of the game of golf are covered. We begin with the history; learn the terminology; the basic rules and proper etiquette. In teaching the swing, we start with a pendulum putting stroke which flows naturally into chipping and approaching.
With this foundation, the student can expand into the full swing; which is what we teach . . . a swing . . . not a hit. We want the kids to play within themselves. Once the basics are acquired they are sharpened with friendly skills competitions and developed on the River Course.
Lunch is included. Each day they are served a different item; pizza, sub sandwich, hamburger, hot dog, etc; along with a drink and treat. A supervised picnic area is provided with juice and water available throughout the day. If any of this is not to your child's liking then they are welcome to bring their own.
We have a limited number of junior sets of clubs that are available at no charge for those without their own equipment.
Early drop off and late pickup are possible by special arrangement
Registrations will only be accepted with full pre-payment.
A $50.00 fee will be charged for cancellation up to two weeks prior to the start of the camp. No refunds will be given with less than two weeks notice. As a minimum number of campers are required to run each camp, St. Andrew's Valley reserves the right to cancel a session and provide a full refund.
Book early to ensure a spot for this summer