Summer Athletic Camps
Become a more confident and elite athlete with guidance from our experienced coaches, MPS alumni, and current team members!
We’re excited to offer camps for Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Football, Rowing, Running, and Girls Volleyball – led by members of our MPS coaching staff.
Learn proper technique, expand your skill set, and reach your full potential! Have fun and make new friends!
Laker Running CampCoach Dave Stolar & Staff
Come learn about running from Coach Stolar and several MPS alumni, many currently running in college, as well as the current MPS Cross Country and Track teams. This four-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 Lab. 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.
WHEN: July 15-18 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
AGES: Open to boys and girls, grades 4 – 9
COST: $65, camp tee shirt included
CONTACT: Email Dave Stolar
Football CampCoach Jeff Root & Staff
The 5th annual Lakers Football 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 and receivers including QBs, and defensive backs. A specialty unit with a focus on the kicking game will also be highlighted. The emphasis of the camp is to learn technique, make new friends, and have fun!
Coach Root and his staff offer over 150 years of coaching experience and are excited for you to attend the camp.
WHEN: June 17 – 20 • 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
GRADES: Grades 3 – 9
COST: $60 (includes camp tee shirt)
WHERE: Mercyhurst University – Tullio Field
CONTACT: Call the MPS Athletic Office at 814.824.2318 or email Jeff Root for more information.
Boys Basketball CampCoach Sean Baer
Coach Baer recently finished his ninth season as head coach of the MPS varsity basketball program. Members of the current Laker basketball team and coaching staff will help you expand your skill set and reach your full potential. Campers will learn ball handling, shooting skills and man-to-man defensive strategies. Daily contests 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 17 – June 21 • 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
GRADES: 5 – 9
COST: $100.00 (includes camp tee shirt)
WHERE: MPS gym
CONTACT: Email Sean Baer or call 814.323.5968 for more information.
Girls Basketball CampCoach Dan Perfetto
Master fundamentals in this highly individualized camp, while concentrating on skill development and game application. Coach Perfetto has completed his 12th year of coaching the MPS girls team, which includes over 250 career wins and seven Region Championships. He is a two-time State Class AAA runner up, won one D-10 championship and was named the 2011 PIAA State AAA Coach of the Year. We’ll see you on the hardwoods in June.
WHEN: June 24 – June 27 • 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (registration deadline is June 20)
GRADES: 5 – 8
COST: $85.00 (includes camp tee shirt)
WHERE: MPS gym
CONTACT: Email Dan Perfetto or call 814.434.2681 for more information
Girls Volleyball CampCoaches Kelli Denial and Megan Mitchell
This camp will be focused on the basics and fundamentals of the sport. No previous experience is needed to attend. It will be a chance for the girls to experience a new sport and learn while having fun at the same time.
WHEN: June 10 – June 12 • 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
GRADES: 6 – 8
COST: $45.00 (includes camp tee shirt)
WHERE: MPS gym
CONTACT: Email coach Kelli Denial for more information
Rowing CampCoach Dave Geiger
MPS is host to the area’s only international rowing team, which began in the 80s. With our experienced, winning coaches, you’ll be learning skills that will develop and improve your technique. 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. Join Coach Geiger and his experienced coaching staff, many of whom are dedicated Mercyhurst Prep alums.
WHEN: July 9, 11, 16, 18, 23 (makeup day July 25) • Tuesday and Thursday evenings 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
AGES: 7th – 8th 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: Email Dave Geiger for more information.