Competition and sportsmanship go together
Campers build skills through daily athletic instruction and competition. They play hard, and most importantly, learn the value of good sportsmanship. Engaged in a summer-long color war competition, boys compete against their peers, and when the game is over, they walk off the field as friends.
Check out our video to learn more about the athletics program at Winnebago.
Brown vs. Green
On the fourth day of camp, Campers discover whether they are on the Brown or the Green team for the summer. Campers compete each day against the other half of their age group in a rotating series of sports including softball, soccer, basketball, street hockey, newcomb or volleyball and dodgeball.
Daily instruction helps boys improve skills
Campers also participate in an hour of high level athletic instruction each day. Whether it be tennis, baseball, lacrosse, volleyball, soccer or basketball, campers are taught at their skill level and improve accordingly.
Boys have the opportunity to play a wide range of sports and games, including:
Patrol Game (Capture the Flag)
Swimming is a central part of life at camp
Generally, campers swim every day. Boys improve their performance and conditioning, become more confident, and learn an activity they will enjoy for a lifetime. In the morning, boys take part in small group instruction, working with the same instructor throughout the summer to improve all facets of swimming including strokes, starts and turns. In the afternoon, campers enjoy ‘free swim’ where fun and games are the rule. All swimming is done under the careful watch of trained lifeguards.