Nike Field Hockey Camp Bridgewater College
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This summer camp for kids in Virginia provides field hockey training for all skill levels. Get better this summer with other athletes who share your passion for the sport!
Our girls field hockey camp in Bridgewater, VA is designed for players to receive training from college level coaches in a fun and exciting camp environment.
- Partner Camp of USA Field Hockey; sanctioned to make referrals to USAFH Futures program
- 6-7 hours daily field hockey training, with 1:10 staff to camper ratio
- Special goalkeeping instruction
- All campers receive a STX package (reversible jersey, ball, water bottle, lanyard) and other fun prizes.
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Co-Director Allyson Kenyon
In 2018, Allyson Kenyon begins her 16th year at the helm of the Bridgewater College field hockey team.View Allyson Kenyon's Bio ⟩
In 2016, Bridgewater went 11-7 and earned a bye in the first round of the ODAC playoffs. The Eagles had a player named to the national All-Rookie Team and another freshman earn National Rookie of the Week honors during the season. Overall, BC had three All-State and six All-ODAC selections.
2015 was the best season in the history of the Bridgewater field hockey program, as the Eagles won their first-ever ODAC championship and earned their first NCAA tournament win with a 2-1 victory at #17 Catholic. Kenyon was named the VaSID State Coach of the Year for a second straight season after leading Bridgewater past #15 Lynchburg in the ODAC semifinals and host Washington & Lee in the championship game.
Bridgewater won 12+ games in three straight seasons from 2013-15- the three best years at Bridgewater since 1980.
Kenyon was named both the ODAC and VaSID Virginia State Coach of the Year in 2014 after leading the Eagles to their first-ever appearance in an ODAC championship game. Bridgewater defeated Shenandoah 2-1 in overtime at the Jopson Athletic Complex to reach the title game, eventually losing 2-0 at Lynchburg. Senior Caroline Augsburger was named a second team All-American, the Virginia State and ODAC Player of the Year, and earned an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship for her accomplishments in athletics, academics and service.
Kenyon also serves the department’s Deputy Title IX Coordinator. She addresses equity issues within the athletics department and assists the Title IX coordinator in responding to reports of sexual misconduct.
She ensures compliance with all federal, state and local regulation including Title IX, the Violence Against Women Act, the Clery Act and other legal requirements, and collaborates with campus and community partners to develop best practices for Title IX enforcement.
In 2013, the Eagles finished the season with an 12-7 overall record and earned a 6-2 mark in conference play. The 2013 season was the best for the program since 1980, when the team finished with a 14-4-1 record.
The 2012 season was highlighted by the program's second straight appearance in the semifinal round of the conference tournament. The Eagles reached the semifinal round of the ODAC Tournament before falling to eventual champion Lynchburg by a 3-1 tally.
Kenyon, a native of Harrisburg, Pa., attended Central Dauphin East High School where she participated in three varsity sports: Field Hockey, Swimming and Soccer. In 1996, she was named the school's Most Outstanding Female Athlete for her efforts on all three teams.
She continued her athletic and academic career at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa. where she participated on both the field hockey and swim teams for all four years. She was a three time member of the National Field Hockey Coaches' Association's All-Academic Team and the Mid-Atlantic Conference All-Academic squads for both sports.
Kenyon earned her Bachelor's Degree in Politics from Juniata in 2000. Kenyon later earned her Master's Degree in Athletic Administration/Coaching from James Madison in 2005.
Emphasizing academic excellence as well as teamwork and competitiveness, Kenyon has had 58 athletes receive NFHCA Division III All-Academic Team honors. She has also coached 13 all-conference first team selections, 15 all-conference second team players, and 37 all-conference third team/honorable mention awardees.
Prior to her time at Bridgewater, Kenyon worked in Washington, D.C. for a non-profit organization. She also helped coach the inaugural season of the T.C. Williams Varsity Girls' Lacrosse team.
Co-Director Krys Ramsdell
Krys Ramsdell is entering her fourth season as Bridgewater’s assistant field hockey coach. She is also the department’s Coordinator of Student-Athlete Programming and Well-Being.View Krys Ramsdell's Bio ⟩
Ramsdell was originally hired as assistant to the athletic director/assistant field hockey coach following Bridgewater’s selection as a recipient of the two-year NCAA Ethnic Minority and Women’s Internship Grant. Ramsdell assisted the department in a variety of functions, aiding with the ongoing fundraising for the Nininger Hall renovations and various athletic department fundraising projects.
As Coordinator of Student-Athlete Programming and Well-Being, she works with numerous campus groups including Student Life, the Director of Multicultural Services and Career Services.
Within the athletic department, she works with the Title IX Coordinator to plan student-athlete and staff training, assists the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (S.A.A.C.)- including with the year-end Golden Eagle Awards banquet, and manages athletic laundry service.
2015 was the best season in the history of the Bridgewater field hockey program, as the Eagles won their first-ever ODAC championship and earned their first NCAA tournament win with a 2-1 victory at #17 Catholic (Ramsdell's alma mater). Bridgewater defeated #15 Lynchburg in the ODAC semifinals and host Washington & Lee in the championship game.
In 2014, the Bridgewater field hockey team reached the ODAC championship game for the first time in program history, and featured a second team All-American in midfielder Caroline Augsburger.
Prior to coming to Bridgewater, Ramsdell most recently served as the intern in the athletic business office at Division I Northeastern University. During her time in Boston, she served a role with compliance and also helped organize account reconciliations, financial analysis and aided in other special projects in the Huskies’ athletics business office.
During her internship at Northeastern, Ramsdell also was the head field hockey coach at Concord Academy in Concord, Massachusetts and also served as the assistant basketball and assistant lacrosse coach.
Before going to Northeastern, Ramsdell worked as a junior admissions counselor and project manager at Worcester State and served as a legislative intern for Representatives James McGovern (Massachusetts) and Niki Tsongas (Massachusetts) as well as with the United States Government Relations International group (USGRI).
Ramsdell owns a Level 2 Coaching Accreditation from USA Field Hockey and is also CPR certified through the American Red Cross.
Aside from her coaching and administrative background, Ramsdell also was a three-year goalkeeper at The Catholic University of America. During her time with the Cardinals, Ramsdell aided Catholic to the 2010 East Coast Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship and a 17-4 record during the 2010 season.
Ramsdell earned her master’s in sports leadership from Northeastern in April 2014. In 2012, she earned her bachelor’s in history and political science from Catholic.
This year we are offering Overnight and Extended Day (9:00am-9:00pm) camps for girls, ages 10-18, of all ability levels. See "More Camp Details" for further information.
2018 CAMP DATES
- July 18-21
This camp is open to girls, ages 10-18, of all abilities. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff and placed into groups based on age and ability level. Campers will master the fundamentals and develop proper mechanics through a mix of drills, games and competitive play.
Please note: The following information may be subject to change.
2018 SESSION SCHEDULE
CAMP DATES: JULY 18-21
- Check-in: 1:00pm-2:00pm on Wednesday
- Check-out: Graduation takes place at 12:00pm on Saturday. Parents are invited to attend. Check out will take place immediately after.
- Extended Day Camper Schedule: Wednesday: 2:00pm-9:00pm, Thursday-Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm, Saturday: 9:00am-12:00pm
What's included in the fee?
- Daily field hockey instruction
- Overnight campers: Dormitory housing on campus and all meals are provided.
- Extended Day campers: Lunch and dinner are provided.
- Evening Activities: Skit night, pick-up games, board games, movies
- Supervision: Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.
- Camp Gear: All campers receive a STX package (reversible jersey, ball, water bottle, lanyard) and other fun prizes.
INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT & FACILITY
- Ratio: 1:10 staff to camper ratio
- Players Grouped by: ability, age, years of experience
- Equipment Needed: Hockey stick, water bottle, mouth guard, shin guards, court and turf shoes (goalies must bring full goalie protective equipment)
- Inclement Weather Plan: Indoor training facility available and a media room for film review/team activities.
- Medical Protocol: Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.
The information below is based on previous years and is subject to change each year. Final housing information for this camp will be provided in the Camper Registration Packets, emailed to all campers closer to the camp’s start date.
- Campers Per Room: 2 per room
- Roommates: Rooms are assigned by age & roommate requests. Roommate requests must be received no later than 14 days before the start of camp. If you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!
- Bathrooms: Shared
- Linens: Not provided. Bring linens or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase and a towel
- Air Conditioning: Please refer to the Camper Registration Packet. A/C availability depends on our specific dorm assignment.
Nike Field Hockey Camps does not provide transportation from airports, train stations or bus depots. If you have a child flying to camp, please arrange a shuttle or taxi service. The closest airports to campus are Washington Dulles International Airport and Richmond International Airport.
If you have a group of eight or more campers registering for the same camp, each camper is eligible for a discount. Please have someone contact the US Sports Camps office at 1-800-645-3226 with the names of each camper in the group and we will create a unique discount code for your group. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the offer code during check out. *Discount amount varies by program. Please call for details.
A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the Spring. Our health and release forms may require a doctor's signature (please reference your camp packet). All required forms will be collected on the first day of camp.
Camps are open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00am Wake-up, shower, breakfast
- 9:00am Extended Day & Day Campers arrive. Stretching & Warm-up
- 9:15am Training Session I
- 12:00pm Lunch, rest
- 1:30pm Training Session II
- 4:00pm Free time, rest
- 5:30pm Dinner
- 6:30pm Training Session III
- 9:00pm Extended Day Camper depart, Overnight Campers to rooms, free time
- 10:00pm Lights out
Bridgewater College's beautiful campus is located in Bridgwater, Virginia 50 miles outside of Richmond.
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More confident in her abilities now
July 22, 2018: My daughter is a beginner field hockey player. She had only played pick-up games, but never had any real instruction. After this camp she felt much more confident about her skills and said she learned so much!
— Becky P. Parent
Loved making new friends!
July 29, 2017: My highlight was winning a stick! :-) I also loved making friends with fellow campers, as well as representatives from the school.
— Caroline C. Camper
July 24, 2017: The college students and the coaches were so nice and helped me a lot on skills I needed to improve on.
— Megan R. Camper
July 24, 2017: Some highlights included first time sleeping in a college dorm and having lots of time spent on improving her skills. I though the camp was excellent.
— Diane D. Parent
Camp Dates & Prices
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