Sports Academy: Grades 4-9
The Sports Academy program will be open to boys and girls who will be entering the appropriate grades per sport as noted in each camp description, giving students a fun, safe environment to play sports.
Hours: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Monday - Friday.
What to Bring: Campers play regardless of weather, please plan accordingly. Bathing suits are recommended for all camps. Classic campers will swim and Specialty and Sports campers may have an option to do slip and slide fun during the week. We leave our bathing suits at camp all week so no need to remember to bring them back and forth each day. We provide towels here at camp so no need to bring your own!
There is no better place to be than on the water this summer. Take advantage of BB&N's presence on the Charles River by spending a week with us learning the art of crew. The BB&N Boat House is right across the street from the BB&N Upper School Campus! We row in 4's and in 8's with a coxswain and a dedicated launch for each boat on the water. Each launch is manned by 1 Coach and 1 Assistant Coach. Campers will build endurance and strength on ergs each day as well as time in the "tank". The tank is an indoor stationary crew boat set in a pool/tank creating as close to real water rowing experience without being on the river. Get a great workout and prepare yourself for an amazing summer experience! Crew Campers will take a swim test at Oak Square Y in Brighton MA prior to manning boats. Drop off and pick up is at the BB&N Upper School Athletic Center (80 Gerry's Landing Road).
Grade Level: Grades 6-9 (grades are based on the grade the camper will be entering in Sept after the completion of the summer)
Dates: Choose one week or several and in any combination! Available Camp Weeks 3-7
Notes: Registration is very limited for this specialized program. Only 16 campers are permitted to participate per camp week. Please register early.
What to Bring/Wear: Lunch is provided! Sports Academy Campers should wear appropriate sport specific attire. Campers play/train regardless of weather, please plan accordingly. All Sports Academy Campers should also bring: water bottle, sunblock, bathing suit (possible slip and slide), change of clothes, and sneakers (possible workout in the weight room). CREW Campers should ALSO bring: Bathing suit (for swim test), tshirt, shorts, socks (a must for rowing! as you put your feet in the stationary foot holders of the boat and socks are needed for sanitary and comfort purposes, hat (optional).
Jesse Sarzana: BB&N Head Coach
Over the past 10 seasons the Buckingham Browne & Nichols varsity soccer team has compiled a record of 87-38-24 in the Independent School League under Head Coach Jesse Sarzana and assistant coaches Jorge Senabre and Matt McDonald. We are proud to have developed players to enable them to compete at the next level, including schools such as Babson, Cornell, Colby, Hobart, Brandeis, Swarthmore, Princeton, Davidson, Union, Lafayette, Lehigh, Worcester State and Bates.
- 2009 ISL champions and New England Class A Prep tournament semi-finalist
- 2007 ISL champions. New England Class A finalist.
- 2004 ISL co-champions and winner of New England Class A tournament.
- 2003 quarterfinalists in New England Class B tournament.
- 1992 champions of the New England Class B tournament.
Coach Jesse Sarzana Stats:
- BB&N Graduate 1993
- Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts; B.A., American Studies, May 1997
- Middle School Math Teacher; Buckingham Browne & Nichols, Cambridge, MA
- Head Coach: BB&N Varsity Boys' Soccer
- Coach, Inter Bandits SC Boston, December 2001- present
- NSCAA National Diploma & Advanced National DiplomaInter Bandits SC Boston, Coach, December 2001- present
Philosophy: At BB&N, the soccer program is based on comprehensively training every player to be technically and tactically sound. We overlay this with a strong emphasis on developing a cohesive team approach to each practice and game. We strive to develop quality work ethic, dedication and passion for the game in each player. Each year the first team at BB&N has a goal of playing a system of soccer which emphasizes defense, moving forward with a quality possession style and imaginative interchange in the attacking third.
Grade Level: For all children entering Grades 5 through 9. Grades are based on the grade the camper will be entering in Sept after the completion of the summer.
Dates: Available Camp Week 3 and 5
What to Bring: Lunch is provided! Sports Academy Campers should wear appropriate sport specific attire. Campers play/train regardless of weather, please plan accordingly. All Sports Academy Campers should also bring: water bottle, sunblock, bathing suit (possible slip and slide), change of clothes, and sneakers (possible workout in the weight room).
Each Soccer player should also bring: shin guards, cleats (plastic only as the campers will be playing on the turf field).
Instructor: Nick Papas
Mr. Nick Papas has recently completed his 33rd season as Head Basketball Coach for Burlington High School. During this time, Coach Papas' squads posted 22 consecutive winning seasons, from 1978-2000, including 20 State Tournament appearances. On December 30, 2008, Burlington defeated Reading 65-50 to give Coach Papas his 400th Career Victory!
Coach Papas is both Melrose HS and Minuteman Regional HS all-time winningest Basketball Coach! He is the past President of the Mass. Basketball Coaches Association. In 1996 and 2003, Nick was named Div II North "Coach of the Year" by the MBCA and Mass. "Coach of the Year" by the Sons of Italy, Grand Lodge of America, for outstanding service/success in 1996. In 2002 Nick was inducted into the Watertown HS Hall of Fame and in 2004, he was the recipient of the Sherm Kinney Award, sponsored by the MIAA for unselfish devotion and contributions to HS basketball in Massachusetts.
A 1973 graduate of Springfield College, Coach Papas is a physical education instructor at Minuteman Regional and joined BB&N this past school year as a Varsity Basketball Coach for the BB&N team. Coach
Papas, who has been associated with quality basketball schools for many years, advocates the development of fundamental basketball skills and a competitive attitude. We are excited to have Coach Papas continue his commitment to BB&N by joining us this summer by heading our Basketball Camp!
Grade Level: All children entering grades 5 thru 9 (grades are based on the grade the camper will be entering in Sept after the completion of the summer)
Dates: THREE weeks to choose from! Available Camp Weeks 5-7
What to Bring: Lunch is provided! Sports Academy Campers should wear appropriate sport specific attire. Also, Basketball campers should bring: a water bottle and a bathing suit (slip and slide or pool time possible).
Ultimate Games: Do you love playing GAGA, Tennis Baseball, Dodgeball or Four Goal Soccer just to name a few? Then Ultimate games is for you! Come join Matt for a week of all of your favorite camp games! These camp weeks will be made up of your favorite games plus some new and improved ones. Each day will be something different, so come prepared to be outside playing in the sunshine.
What to Bring: Lunch is provided! Sports Academy Campers should wear appropriate sport specific attire. Campers play/train regardless of weather, please plan accordingly. All Sports Academy Campers should also bring: water bottle, sunblock, bathing suit (possible slip and slide), change of clothes, and sneakers.