"Jay LOVED his time at camp and is looking forward to going back next summer! Jay's confidence has grown since camp and there's been a huge shift in his ability to stay positive on the courts since his meaningful experience at Windridge."
Rene, Atlanta, GA
Majors in Tennis, Soccer
and Horseback Riding
Our tennis major is geared to every level of ability. The basis of the tennis program is a focus on fundamentals, emphasizing the correct grips, early preparation, proper footwork, and efficient body mechanics. Other focal points are conditioning, singles and doubles strategy, drills and match play. A challenge ladder is available and tournaments for different ability levels are held at the end of each session. Matches are often scheduled with nearby camps and clubs as well. We incorporate USTA recommended court sizes and ball compressions for relevant ages and abilities in matches and in lessons. Windridge has 22 tennis courts - 13 red clay, 8 HarTru, and 1 indoor hard court. Our ratio of one instructor to four campers provides the opportunity for individualized attention and allows each camper maximum playing time.
Skills building is the essence of the Windridge soccer experience. Our program develops both technical and tactical skills. Small groups practice skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting, trapping, and heading. Tactics are introduced to give purpose and direction to working with teammates. Campers look forward to putting their new skills to work on game days and in scrimmages and games with other camps and local clubs. Each session ends with an intra-camp tournament. Teela-Wooket has two regulation-size soccer fields, a large multi-purpose practice field, and a kick board. Our "Soccer Mansion" provides an indoor area for equipment storage, strategy sessions, and video analysis on rainy days.
Classical English horseback riding has been taught at Teela-Wooket since 1913 and today's campers enjoy a range of mounted activities such as show jumping, dressage, eventing, hunter trials, cross-country, pony club games, and trail riding through the beautiful mountains of Vermont. The emphasis is on fun in the riding program and our campers love to play a part in the daily care of their horses. Campers learn everything from stable management to animal behavior and first aid to feeding. We have three outdoor schools, show jumps, a hunter trials course and an exciting cross country course which includes drop fences and a water jump. We appreciate that children are individuals so our staff are trained to develop a progress plan with each camper designed to boost their confidence and improve their riding skills.
Modern sports development theorists have learned that children between the ages of 8-15 will become better athletes if they are exposed to a number of sports during these ages. Our elective program helps us meet our goals of athlete development by giving campers an opportunity to participate in a variety of both athletic and non-athletic activities. Some of the elective activities are archery, basketball, arts & crafts, mountain biking, fitness, ropes course, swimming, volleyball, fitness and others offered by our talented staff.