Summer Athletic Camps


Laker Running Camp

Coach Dave Stolar & Staff

Come learn about running from Coach Dave Stolar and several MPS alumni – many currently running in college – as well as the current MPS Cross Country and Track teams.  This three day camp promises to be extremely fun as well as highly instructional.  Learn about the basics such as stretching, proper footwear, and running form, using advanced technology in the MPS Dream Labs.  Also, you will dive deeper into racing strategy, pre-race preparation, nutrition and team building.  You can come as an individual or invite your team to attend. Camp tee shirt included.

For more information contact Dave Stolar or Karen Groshek (

July 17-19 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
AGES: Grades 4 – 9
COST: $50
CONTACT: Email Karen Groshek ( or Theresa Wyman ( for more information.
REGISTER: Register Online

Football Camp

Coach Jeff Root & Staff

This camp is a four-day non-contact camp with instruction in all phases of football. Offensive and defensive instruction will include technique play for interior linemen, linebackers, offensive backs including QBs, and defensive backs. A specialty unit with emphasis on the kicking game will be highlighted. The goal of the camp is to learn technique, make new friends and have fun! Coach Root’s experience is drawn from 27 years of coaching at the highest level of high school football in Pennsylvania.

WHEN: June 19 – 22 • 5:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
GRADES: Grades 5 – 8
COST: $60 (includes camp tee shirt)
WHERE: Mercyhurst University – Tullio Field
CONTACT: Read complete details, call the MPS Athletic Office at 814.824.2318 or email Jeff Root for more information.
REGISTER: Print and mail the registration form.

Boys Basketball Camp

Coach Sean Baer

Coach Baer recently finished his seventh season as head coach of the MPS varsity basketball program. Expand your skill set and reach your full potential under Coach Baer’s guidance. Campers will learn ball handling, shooting skills and man-to -man defensive strategies. Daily contest and drills will be a part of the competitive yet fun-filled atmosphere.

Please bring a bagged lunch. Drinks and snacks will be available.

WHEN: June 26 – June 30 • 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
GRADES: 5 – 9
COST: $100.00 (includes camp tee shirt)
CONTACT: Read complete details or email Sean Baer for more information.
REGISTER: Print and mail the registration form.

Girls Basketball Camp

Coach Dan Perfetto

Master fundamentals in this highly individualized camp while concentrating on skill development and game application. Coach Perfetto has completed his eleventh year of coaching the MPS girls team. He has over 200 career wins and six Region Championships under his belt. He is a two-time State Class AAA runner up, he won a D-10 championship and he was named the 2011 PIAA State AAA Coach of the Year.

WHEN: June 26 – June 29 • 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (registration deadline is June 3)
GRADES: 5 – 8
COST: $85.00 (includes camp tee shirt)
CONTACT: Read complete details or email Dan Perfetto for more information.
REGISTER: Print and mail the registration form.

Summer Soccer Camp Under The Lights

At Mercyhurst University, Sponsored by the Men’s Soccer Program

The 3rd annual Mercyhurst University Men’s Soccer Camp is a five day, evening hour soccer camp designed to cover all aspects of soccer including foot skills, passing, dribbling, shooting, and offensive and defensive awareness. Participants will receive top instruction from current Mercyhurst University head coach Nenad Vidakovic and his staff along with other local high school coaches, including MPS coach Michael Romeo, and current collegiate players.

WHEN: July 10 – 14 • 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday evening 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
GRADES: Boys and Girls, ages 7-18 years old. Participants will be divided into age groups for instruction.
COST: $125
WHERE: Mercyhurst University – Athletic Fields
CONTACT: email Michael Romeo for more information.
REGISTER: Print and mail the registration form.

Volleyball Camp

Coach Karly Burns

This camp is meant to teach all levels of fundamental volleyball in a fun and positive setting! All fundamentals are covered, including ball control, passing, setting, spiking, serving, offense and defense. Our staff will demonstrate proper technique in these fundamentals and be sure that each camper has individual attention as they work to improve their skills at stations and in competition.

WHEN: June 19 – 22 • 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
AGES: for girls going into grades 6th through 9th
COST: $80 (camp tee shirt included)
WHERE: MPS Gymnasium
CONTACT: Read complete details. Please email Karly Burns or call 814.229.1952 for more information.
REGISTER: Print and mail the registration form.

Rowing Camp

Coach Dave Geiger

MPS is host to the area’s only international rowing team, which began in the 80s, so you’ll be learning skills from experienced, winning coaches. The atmosphere is relaxed enough to be fun while also providing an informative introduction to the sport of rowing on Presque Isle Bay in our top-of-the-line racing shells.

Head coach David Geiger has been on the staff of the rowing team since 1997. During his time as head coach the team has won numerous awards on the national and international level. Many of his rowers have been awarded scholarships at some of the top colleges in the country. The entire coaching staff is made up of Mercyhurst Prep alums.

WHEN: July 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27 • Tuesday and Thursday evenings 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
AGES: 7th–9th grade boys and girls as well as MPS students
COST: $80 (camp tee shirt included)
WHERE: MPS Boathouse – at the foot of Sommerheim Drive
CONTACT: Read complete details or email Dave Geiger for more information.
REGISTER: Register online, or print and mail the registration form.