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Maine Golf & Tennis Academy Junior Golf & Tennis Camp

Boys & Girls 8 to 17

Beginner to Advanced

PARENTS’ INFORMATION PACKET

You'll Love What We Do Here!

GOLF GOLF CAMP CAMP

PLUS PLUS

TENNIS TENNIS CAMP CAMP

PLUS PLUS

SUMMER SUMMER CAMP CAMP


MAINE MAINE GOLF GOLF & & TENNIS TENNIS ACADEMY ACADEMY since 1907

Companionship Be a Friend - Have a Friend

Accuracy

Always aim for the bullseye eventually you will hit it

Modesty

Good manners is better than good taste

Purity

That on which you focus becomes your strength

Enthusiasm

Positive Attitude plus perseverence equals Success

Reverence

Dear Friends, Welcome to the Maine Golf & Tennis Academy! We had a wonderful summer last year and are already excited about this coming season! We are proud to offer a safe, nutritious, and fun-filled haven in which your children will grow and thrive. During our off-season we work hard at planning, creating, and perfecting our programs so that each new summer at MGTA will be our best ever. The enclosed materials describe more specifically our plans for this summer and include descriptions of our programs, activities, and schedules as well as application materials and some general points of interest. The Maine Golf & Tennis Academy Programs truly are Golf and/or Tennis plus Camp; we bring excellence in instruction to camp living in order to provide a more wholesome and enjoyable alternative to the dormitory and resort golf clinics and tennis programs. Your child’s skills and abilities will grow as we inspire each camper’s desire to play the best game he or she deserves. These lessons are further enhanced by living the traditional camp experience amidst the lovely forests and lakes of Belgrade, Maine. We look forward to hearing from you and answering any questions you may have. Enjoy the winter while you can; before you know it summer will be here again and we’ll be diving into the clear cool waters of Salmon Lake for a summer that lasts a lifetime! We can’t wait to see you,

Truly respect family, friends, country & earth Joel Lavenson, MA, NCC, LCPC & Crista Lavenson, CBA Executive Directors & Owners Marriage and Family Therapist

©January 2, 2012 This Booklet is accurate at the date of printing. The website www.golfcamp.com always has the most up to date and official dates, fees and information.

Maine Golf & Tennis Academy

35 Golf Academy Drive, Belgrade, ME 04917

1-800-GOLF CAMP


TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Welcome Letter Table of Contents

SECTION ONE: PROGRAM INFORMATION 1 Welcome/ MGTA History 3 Meet MGTA’s Owners 4 Mission, Vision & Values 5 Philosophy: Program, Staff, Friendships 7 Instructional Programs 9 Golf/Tennis Plus Camp 10 11 Trips A Typical Day 12 Camp Map 13 14 Golf Levels of Play Advanced Tennis Levels of Play, Advanced 16 Advanced Golf Levels of Play Overview - Full Sessions Chart 18 19 Tennis Levels of Play Overview - Full Sessions Chart Other Programs 20 Over 50's Camp, Serve & Turf, Golf Lite, Tennis Lite, Family Camp Counselor/Leader in Training Programs: CIT/LIT 21 General Information 22 Transportation, Uniforms, Health Issues, Meals, Phone Calls Parents' Questions 24 Homesickness, Competition, Diet, Rain Days

SECTION TWO: POINTS OF INTEREST

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Directions to Kennebec 28 Where to Stay in Maine 30 Memeberships & Affiliations 31 Chosen BEST Golf Camp, BEST Tennis Camp, BEST Family Camp FORMS PACKET - Separate Enclosure

Maine Golf Academy

35 Golf Academy Drive, Belgrade, ME 04917

1-800-GOLF CAMP


SECTION ONE:

PROGRAM PROGRAM INFORMATION INFORMATION GOLF, TENNIS AND TRADITIONAL CAMP

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WELCOME The Maine Golf & Tennis Academy For some of you this Welcome may be your first introduction to the Maine Golf & Tennis Academy, for others, this is a joyous “welcome back.” We are pleased to have your child join our team for A summer that lasts a lifetime. This packet of information is designed to help you understand where MGTA has been, where it is now, and where it is going. Included you will find information about our owners, our history and philosophy, our overnight, day and specialty programs, and see a sample calendar, registration forms and rates schedules. As one of the oldest camps in America, in operation since 1907, we invite you to explore the history and values that make summers here so special. You'll love what we do here!

Kennebec

Established in 1907

MGTA HISTORY

One of the major objectives of bringing children into a camp environment is to emphasize simple, self-reliant living as a balance from the gadgets and softening influences of our push-button age. - Lou Fleisher, Founder of Kennebec

Although Lou Fleisher made this statement in 1931, it is still true in this video-dependent sound-bite laden world of the new millennium. MGTA’s programs and philosophies, now more than ever, focus on achieving “Uncle Lou’s” goals of self-reliance and simplicity by escaping the bombardment of modern stimulants into the utopian woods of Maine. In 1907 the first “class” of boys came to Kennebec Camps (an all boys camp until the late 1980’s), which quickly came to be known as the “Harvard of Camps,” to spend a summer along the shores of Lake Salmon in Belgrade, Maine. Little could they know the tradition of life-inspiring memories they were originating. Throughout nearly a century thousands of children have come together to explore and understand the natural environment, gain skills in outdoor living and get to know themselves at this very spot; summers here always mean growing as an individual. Though in 1997 we focused the camp’s sporting energies on golf and tennis and created the new name, the Kennebec tradition of experiential education based on the kinship of fun and learning lives on at the Maine Golf & Tennis Academy. Every summer since 1907, new campers arrive, participate in the camp’s traditions, add their own special mark to our growing numbers, and enjoy . . .

A Summer that lasts a lifetime.

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MEET MEET

MGTA’ MGTA’s s

OWNERS OWNERS

The owners of the Maine Golf & Tennis Academy spend every off season planning, creating, and gearing up for the best summer program ever, one that will always continue to grow, evolve, and improve in an attempt to not only meet but exceed each camper's expectations.

MISSION, MISSION, VISION VISION & & VALUES VALUES MISSION STATEMENT Our Organization’s Purpose

The mission of the Maine Golf & Tennis Academy is to provide the highest quality of personal service and attention to families and campers and the best and most well rounded golf and tennis camp experience, by being unique in combining quality golf and tennis instruction with traditional camp life for children ages 8 to 17 from anywhere in the world. Further our mission is: • To support, nurture, inspire and challenge each camper to embrace the old fashioned values of good sportsmanship and respect for others as well as for nature. • To support family values and goals in a safe and secure environment. • To create an idyllic golf & tennis plus camp setting on the revitalized and customized campus of a premier summer camp, established 1907. • To provide quality and caring staff who inspire and guide each camper in a customized curriculum that maximizes his and her fun and learning. • To improve golf & tennis skills in concert with the complementary life skills that have been taught for generations at this very location through traditional camp activities. • To create golf, tennis & hockey instruction that combines state of the art techniques with proven learning methods taught by the most highly qualified professionals.

MGTA - The way golf & tennis camp life should be. Joel Lavenson, MA, NCC, LCPC & Crista Lavenson, CBA - Owners & Executive Directors: The Lavenson family has been involved with Kennebec and MGTA for four generations and Joel has been Owner and Executive Director since 1985. After managing the Las Colinas Sports Club for three years and hosting the Byron Nelson Golf Classic and Paine Webber Tennis Classic, Joel became an international consultant to Golf & Tennis Country Clubs, helping to design and manage some of the most prestigious facilities in the world. During the eighties Joel founded and directed a company called Video Sports Analysis which provided unique and innovative specialized training to the Boston Celtics, the New England Patriots, and many other professional, college, and Olympic athletes. Joel, a National Certified Counselor and Marriage & Family Board Certified Therapist, got his Masters of Arts in Counseling from the number one rated Program in the United States (Rollins College Counseling Program). Joel loves combining his vast experiences in camp, golf, tennis, sports training and parenting skills to create and direct the programs of Kennebec’s Maine Golf & Tennis Academy. Joel, who grew up in Jenkintown, Pa. is a proud father of three and oldest brother of four boys. Joel's son, Christopher celebrated his wedding to wife Toni following Family Camp and welcomed the fifth generation Lavenson in 2010 with the birth of their son, James Reid. Crista Lavenson, Joel’s wife and partner, has a BA with Honors from Rollins College, taught English at the University of Hartford and tutored writing at St. Joseph’s College in West Hartford, Connecticut, before becoming a full time Camp Owner and Mom. Crista brings a strong background in behavioral training, summer camp management, organization, and a “mother’s touch” to the MGTA Leadership team. With extensive education, awards, and experience in teaching drama, the arts, and recreation at various summer camps and programs, Crista revels in the challenge of creating fun, educational, and enriching curricula to meet the needs of each individual camper. Crista and Joel now have two daughters, (and future Camp Directors?), Hanna Blair and Emma Lena Lavenson. Joel and Crista both love the camping industry and believe strongly in the Mission, Vision and Values they have set forth for the Maine Golf & Tennis Academy and try to live those expectations daily all year long. They can’t wait to spend this and many more summers with you and your family.

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VISION Our Desired Future State The vision of the Maine Golf & Tennis Academy is to be the best combination of junior golf, tennis & hockey instruction and traditional summer camp, be recognized as such worldwide, and be the #1 choice for families seeking a golf and/or tennis camp.

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MISSION, MISSION, VISION VISION & & VALUES VALUES VALUES

Our Guiding Principles About Which We Are Passionate SKILL DEVELOPMENT We ensure our campers markedly improve their golf/tennis skills and complete their experience with confidence that they have become better players in all aspects of the game. INSTRUCTIONAL EXCELLENCE We blend proven traditional methods with innovative educational systems and expose campers to all the golf and tennis industries have to offer in the realm of techniques, aids and teaching. We establish an instructional process that we apply consistently to insure maximization of the learning experience of each camper. Each camper’s personal skill development will support the notion that one’s greatest competition or challenge is one’s former self. FUN We ensure all campers and staff enjoy all aspects of their camp life, with full understanding and consideration of each individual’s definition of fun, and become members of the MGTA family with positive memories that last a lifetime.

PHILOSOPHY PHILOSOPHY

PROGRAM * STAFF * FRIENDSHIPS

At MGTA we believe kids learn more when they are having fun and feeling good about themselves; therefore, we provide our campers with the ingredients that ensure each has a great time, meets with personal success and heightens his or her self-esteem. The three pillars of our philosophical foundation are Program, Staff, and Friendships. Our innovative and outstanding programs rely on the quality and expertise of our staff, yet our longevity in creating memorable summers exists because of the friendships created within the MGTA community. These cornerstones of our camping experience motivate your child to improve and perfect his and her golf and tennis skills and desire to learn and practice the game because it is too much fun not to.

PROGRAM

NURTURING * SUPPORTIVE * CHALLENGING

Our Philosophy, which runs through each of MGTA’s various programs, is education amidst fun. Each program is structured to help every camper discover the growth possible every day and to meet with success. Campers become enriched through traveling & communicating with an international set of their peers, improving chip shots & putts, backhands & volleys, skating & slapshots, building camp fires, water-skiing & sailing, and experiencing the importance of teamwork.

ETIQUETTE BEFORE TALENT We ensure our staff are role models of traditional manners and behaviors, as is the hallmark of golf etiquette, and instruct and guide campers in the application of proper etiquette in all camp life activities. MGTA is supportive in creating refined citizens who become valued members of their family, community and the world, “Always leaving their campsite in a better condition than they found it.” ATTENTION TO DETAIL We always identify the best standard operating procedure(s) for each aspect of camp and are relentless in our consistency in meeting each. PROFESSIONALISM We and everyone associated with the camp accomplish every aspect of the Maine Golf & Tennis Academy in a professional manner. SENSE OF BELONGING We create a nurturing environment in which every camper and staff person becomes a member of the MGTA family and finds a home to belong to that belongs to them. From cool dips in the lake to heartwarming campfire ceremonies we build a brother and sisterhood rich with tradition that creates memories to last a lifetime. We want every person to leave their camp experience with a great deal of pride and joy in the camp and themselves and a passion to come back to their camp home again each summer.

The Academy: Our greatest triumph is when your son or daughter comes home even more enthusiastic about playing, practicing and learning golf/tennis/hockey skills than the day he or she arrived at camp. As Larry Bird commented, his “greatest attribute was his desire.” Kennebec utilizes the same Video Sports Analysis its Director developed for the Boston Celtics and New England Patriots to inspire such desire for the games of golf and tennis. With this analysis and professional instruction we identify your child’s individual level of expertise and inspire each to self-challenge and to expect and deserve his or her best play. Each camper will leave us with a lifetime of invaluable tools to add to their own repertoire, We Guarantee It! Each Each Day Day includes includes instruction instruction from from our our Professional Professional Directors Directors and and staff staff at at our our own own extensive extensive golf golf and and tennis facilities, playing at Maine’s many and beautiful golf courses and tennis courts, enjoying fun tennis facilities, playing at Maine’s many and beautiful golf courses and tennis courts, enjoying fun outdoor outdoor activities, activities, creating creating comradeship, comradeship, and and growing growing from from the the experience experience of of traditional traditional camp camp living. living. Day Day and and overnight trips include exploring the scenic and exciting rivers, mountains, oceans, beaches, and world overnight trips include exploring the scenic and exciting rivers, mountains, oceans, beaches, and world famous famous sights sights of of Maine. Maine. We We have have created created aa Golf Golf and and Tennis Tennis Camp Camp in in the the truest truest sense sense of of the the title; title; the the two two experiences experiences of of quality quality instruction instruction and and traditional traditional camp camp living living come come together together to to create create aa unique unique educational educational and and enjoyable enjoyable summer summer experience. experience. At MGTA all our players are expected to be gentlemen and ladies and follow ethical behavior and a standard of decorum rarely found elsewhere today. Kennebec has operated on these qualities of good manners, kindness, concern for others, and sportsmanship since 1907 and MGTA enjoys continuing this tradition in all our programs today.

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STAFF

CARING, PROFESSIONAL, SETTING THE EXAMPLE

MGTA staff do professionally all year round what they do here for your kids during the summer. After being carefully screened, selected staff are trained during our week long Staff Orientation Program focused on curriculum development, training skills, and safety. All waterfront staff are trained in both Life Saving and Water Safety Instruction.

Though safety and excellence always comes first, staff are encouraged to laugh with and enjoy your children so that every summer is ushered in with positive attitudes and the expectation for fun. Our Staff is a wonderful collection of experienced men and women whom you will be proud to have setting the example for your son or daughter.

FRIENDSHIPS

BONDS THAT SPAN GENERATIONS

MGTA attracts the most interesting and exciting youngsters from around the globe. Such well-educated, talented, and exceptional girls and boys are thrilled to come together and find themselves amongst others of their kind. Deep and lasting friendships are forged between our terrific campers, with our dedicated staff, and with our enthusiastic and involved directors, not to mention the wonderful example of camaraderie set by our staff. Though campers gain skills, experiences, and success stories at Kennebec they often cherish most the friendships Each year our programs evolve, our staff mature, and our campers grow up; however, the friendships we all create here last forever.

OUR OUR PROMISE PROMISE TO TO YOU YOU

MGTA is dedicated to creating the balance between high levels of education, skills development, and the pure joy of play that will inspire and create the desire for each camper to achieve his & her personal best, become ambassadors of golf/tennis, social etiquette, kindness & care and enjoy this life-altering journey. We Promise Your Child Will . . .

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Become Excellent! Make the Best Friends of Their Lives! Love What We Do Here!

INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS

FULL & HALF SESSIONS FOR BOYS & GIRLS 8-17, BEGINNER TO ADVANCED MGTA’s Full & Mini Session Overnight Programs are designed to assist and inspire your son or daughter to improve his or her golf/tennis skills while having a blast doing so; each will achieve golf excellence in a camp designed specifically for kids. This process is carried out through our Maine Golf & Tennis Academy Program.

INDIVIDUALIZED TRAINING BY LEVELS Each camper receives individualized training: campers complete a skill survey before arriving to camp then, once here, are video analyzed and evaluated by our Professionals to ensure proper assessment and set a baseline for current level of expertise. From this evaluation each camper is placed into his or her appropriate level of play (Golf: Red - Beginner, White - Intermediate, Blue Advanced Intermediate, Black - Jr Advanced, or Gold - Sr Advanced; and Tennis: Red - Beginner, White - Intermediate, Blue - Advanced). In all Levels each area of specific need is addressed by Professional Instruction 3 to 4 hours each day in which campers are encouraged and inspired to hone skills while rotating through our Multiple Training Stations. Skill acquisition varies from improving distance control and developing feel on our greens, practicing chipping on our practice greens, perfecting swings on our driving range, and managing our bunkers to tackling the mental aspects of the game. (See Golf and Tennis Levels of Play.)

W.A.Y.W.O. WORKBOOKS What Are You Working On?­­­­ Each camper learns the skills, strategies, and tactics of proper golf and tennis from our PGA and LPGA instructors and USPTA Tennis Pros. We have created a revolutionary workbook system for providing instruction that is individualized to each camper’s personal level of advancing achievement in each area of the game (Golf: Full Swing, Pitching, Chipping, Sand Play, Putting & Course Management; and Tennis: Serves, Ground Strokes, Volleys, Specialty Shots & Patterns of Play). Our expert instructors assess your child’s needs in each skill of each area of the game then assign a skill for him or her to focus or “work on,” and test out before moving on to the next skill. This method truly inspires each camper to achieve his or her best game ever. After each two week session campers are reassessed to learn from and celebrate their marked advancements. The completed worksheets, along with the visual account from our progressive video analysis (using our state of the art V-1 Digital Coaching System) and extensive instructor feedback compile the record of achievement upon which your junior golfer will continue to build and grow throughout his or her summers at MGTA.

WAYWO RED LEVEL WORKSHEET What Are You Working On?

FULL SWING

CAMPER:

SESSION:

LEVEL:

EVALUATOR:

DATE:

TIME:

SKILL TESTS:

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Demonstrate the top of your backswing. Demonstrate the correct ball position with a driver. Hold your finish after you make a full swing. How many balls out of 10 in the air with a 7 iron? _____/10 How many balls out of 10 in the air with a driver? _____/10

Completion Date: ____/____/____ Signed ________________________

WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON?

COMMENTS

GRIP q q

Palms of hands face each other Medium grip pressure (Don’t choke the club)

STANCE

Bend from the hips, not the waist Arch back Arms hang under your chin

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q Feet shoulder width apart q Knees bent; you can see your toes, q but not your shoelaces Weight on the balls of your feet

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Train Tracks – Body on one track, ball on the other Body is aimed left of the target Clubface is square Ball just inside your front foot with the driver

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ALIGNMENT

SWING Backswing q q q

Turn back and raise club toward right side Left heel comes off the ground Left shoulder touches your chin at top of swing

Forward Swing q q q q q

As the club comes down, your body will turn back to the left Shift weight from back to front Keep left arm straight Straighten wrists as you approach the ball Weight is still moving to front as you make contact with the ball

COMPLETION:

Follow Through q q q q

After contact continue with the swing Move weight to front side, feel most on front foot Chest should be facing the target Big toe of right foot should point at the ground (for support only)

Evaluator Signature Date:

Time:

Director Review:

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GOLF/TENNIS PLUS

CAMP

Your child’s experience is not limited to the game of golf or tennis; he or she will also reap the benefits of our traditional camp living. Golfing and playing tennis amidst the beautiful trees and lakes of Belgrade, each camper is never far away from the camp experience: sleeping in rustic cabins, acquiring outdoor living skills, hiking, boating, swimming, and touring the beautiful country sides of Maine. Every four week overnight session includes the following components:

DAILY CAMP ACTIVITIES

GOLF/TENNIS PLUS

TRIPS

CAMP

Campers also tour the incredible sights of Maine by canoeing, rock climbing, sea kayaking, and hiking from the scenic coast to the cascading waterfalls and mountains in Acadia National Park. Campers have the opportunity to participate in three trips each four week session with different trips scheduled for separate age levels. All tour leaders have experience in leading these activities as well as having First Aid Certification. Campers rave about our trips, often as the most memorable part of the summer. (See Trips Permission Slip for more information.) A Sampling of Trips include:

WHITE WATER RAFTING DOWN THE KENNEBEC “Exciting! Exhilarating! Thrilling!“ These are just some of the words used to describe this all action adventure. Campers are led by experienced and licensed Maine river guides using specialized equipment on a one day river expedition and are treated to a chicken and steak Barbecue at noon. Additional Fees apply.

ACADIA NATIONAL PARK & BAR HARBOR

Bar Harbor offers world class sea kayaking, mountain biking, Mt Cadillac, Thunder Hole, and harborside sights and shopping that every camper loves!

MOUNTAIN CLIMBING & LOBSTER FEAST In addition to the Maine Golf & Tennis Academy training, campers will be given the opportunity to participate in waterfront (waterskiing, sailing, canoeing), sports (golf/tennis, basketball, volleyball), living arts (theatre/dance, crafts, video, newsletter production, radio), and adventure (ropes, camping) based on their specified interests (See Camper Customized Curriculum Form) as well as trips and evening activities such as carnivals, talent and trivia contests, midnight golf, etc. Every session also enjoys barbecues, socials, competitions, color war, and other fun camp games and activities.

Hiking to to the top of Mt. Battie and eating lobster from Rockport's Lobster Pound is a day full of the type of thrill, achievement, and feasting for which Maine is famous. A true favorite!

THE MGTA TOUR

Campers participate in afternoon clinics and play nine and/or eighteen holes of golf (depending on their level of play) at one of Maine’s various and beautiful golf courses or compete in scheduled tennis matches up to four days a week. We select courses and competitors based on each individual’s skill level and offer staff instruction during course play and competition. Courses include Belgrade Lakes, Waterville Country Club, Natanis and Lakewood. Campers in the Tennis program participate in afternoon clinics and play matches up to five days a week. They participate in competitve tournaments both at camp as well as throughout New England. (See Elite Travel Programs.)

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A A

T TYPICAL YPICAL

DAY DAY

CAMP MAP MAP CAMP

7:15 Reveille, Wake Up 7:30 Breakfast 8:15 Clean Cabins, Showers Cabin Inspections while Campers are in Program 8:45 Flag Raising, Announcements 9:00 Instruction Periods plus One Free Choice Period for Beginners

Golf Instruction at Stations: Driving Range, Greens, Bunkers, Holes 1 - 6, Fitness to

Drills, Chipping, Course Mngmt, Rules, Etiquette, Video Analysis, Sports Psyc, Set Up, Aim, Alignment, Balance, Tempo, Short Game, Full Swing, Specialty Shots

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Tennis Instruction at Stations: Tennis Courts 1, 2, 3 & Conditioning Course

12:15

Conditioning, Video Analysis, Serve, Volley, Ground Strokes, Specialty Shots, Grip, Swing Mechanics, Footwork, Patterns of Play, Sports Psychology

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12:30 Lunch 17

1:00 Rest Hour

Golf/Tennis Players Leave for Course Play/Competitions

2:00 Instruction/Play, Activity Periods

Golf Instruction, Clinics, and/or Play:

1 Hole One 2 Hole Two 3 Hole Three 4 Hole Four 5 Putting Green/Hole 5 6 Driving Range 7 Covered DR Stations 8 Video Analysis/Club Making 9 Bag Room 10 Pro Shop

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Fitness building Chipping Range Basketball Court Tennis Courts Office Boys Cabins Girls Cabins Shower Houses Dining Hall Beach Tennis/Volleyball

Golf Courss Include: Kennebec Heights, Lakewood, Palmyra, JW Parks, Waterville Country Club, Belgrade Lakes, Goose River, Cedar Springs, etc.

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Ropes Course Climbing Wall Fine Arts Lakeside Meyers Lodge & CafĂŠ Alumni Cabin Waterfront Camp Fire Yoga Center Health Station Theater Council

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3:00 Tennis Instruction, Clinics and/or Play: Indoor, Outdoor Courts include Champions, Colby College Competition with Other Players and Other Camps Home and Away

4:00 SNACK and Activity Choice Waterfront - Waterski, Sail, Canoe, Kayak, Swim - Arts, Ping Pong, Basketball, Ropes Course, Soccer, FOLF, etc.

5:00 Shower Hour - Campers Return from Outings

6:00 Dinner 6:40 COUNCIL 7:00 Evening Activity - Golf, Tennis, Waterfront & Camp Activity

Driving Range

Cabin Circle

Tennis Courts

Waterfront

8:00 Evening Group Activity Lip Sync, Talent Show, Minute to Win It, etc. 9:00 Lights Out for Juniors 9:30 Lights Out for Pre-Seens 10:00 Lights Out for Seniors

SPECIAL DAYS

TRIP DAYS: Camden, Bar Harbor, Portland, Old Orchard Beach for age specific outings including sailing, hiking, kayaking, biking, lobster feast, golfing and overnight trips for 4 weekers. EVENT DAYS: Country Club morning, Carnival, Olympics, Color War, etc.

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GOLF LEVELS of PLAY - ADVANCED

GOLF LEVELS of PLAY

*Participation in Advanced Programs must be requested by the parent and camper, approved by our Director of Golf and Incur an Additional Fee (see website www.golfcamp.com for most current information).

Your junior golfer is required to participate in a minimum amount of instruction and play depending on his or her determined Level of Skill. Of course every camper can choose to do more golf, or go beyond the minimums, as many of our campers do; however, each must complete all the basic requirements specified for each level.

BLUE ADVANCED LEVEL*

This Level of play is offered for 12-17 year old Intermediate golfer with the same qualifications as Blue Level players who really want to improve their skills and work their way into the Advanced Levels.

RED LEVEL - Beginners

Red Level players are new to the game and need to learn the basics. They do not yet have an established handicap, may not have played 18 holes, and probably taken few to no formal lessons. Their instruction is based on learning the fundamentals, which focus on set up (grip, stance and posture) and feeling comfortable in each area of the game.

QUICK QUIZ Typically shoots 54 or above on 9 holes

❐ I have had no formal golf lessons ❐ I am not on any golf team Red Level players are required to attend instruction at least 4 ❐ I just want to gain an understaning of the days a week, play 9 holes at both our MGTA course and a local game and master the basics golf course each once a week, and attend two short game clinics in two weeks.

WHITE LEVEL - Intermediate

White Level players have been golfing for a year or so and have been exposed to the basics of the game. They may have played one to two 18 hole rounds, attended a few lessons and/or clinics, and score an average of 45-50 on 9 holes. Their instruction is centered around the set up and begins to incorporate swing fundamentals. A good deal of the curriculum concentrates on the short game, but at this level, junior golfers need to learn about all areas of the game, so new concepts and ideas are introduced throughout the program. White Level players are required to attend instruction at least 4 days a week, play 9 holes at both our MGTA course and a local golf course each once a week, and attend three clinics in two weeks.

QUICK QUIZ Typically shoots 45-50 on 9 holes ❐ I have had some golf lessons. ❐ I have been playing golf for about a year, mostly 9 holes. ❐ I understand the basics and want to learn more.

BLUE LEVEL - Advanced Intermediate Blue Level players have been playing golf for a few years and have been exposed to many aspects of the game. They play 18 holes as regularly as they play 9 with an average score of 39-44 on nine holes and have the benefit of some regular lessons. Much of their instruction focuses on the long game and new concepts like uneven lies and proper practice techniques are practiced throughout the program.

QUICK QUIZ Typically shoots 39-44 on 9 holes

❐ I have had regular golf lessons ❐ I have been playing golf for over one year, a few 18 hole rounds. ❐ I have mastered the basics of the game and Blue Level players are required to attend instruction 5 days a week, play 9 holes three times a week, once at our MGTA course and want to learn more & improve my game twice at different local golf courses, and attend three clinics in two weeks.

You will complete a more thorough survey in the Forms Packet and all Level of Play will be determined by our Pro's Evaluations upon arrival at camp.

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These golfers will have a more concentrated schedule of instruction and play than the Blue Level and will have the opportunity to play 18 holes of golf during camp. Blue Advanced players are required to attend instruction 5 days a week, play 9 holes twice a week, 18 holes weekly, and attend 5 clinics in two weeks.

QUICK QUIZ No USGA HCP: 9 hole score 39-44

❐ I have had regular golf lessons ❐ I have been playing golf for over one year, many of which were rounds of 18 holes ❐ I have mastered the basics and want to spend most of my time at camp playing & improving my developing game. ❐ I want to play challenging 18 hole courses.

BLACK LEVEL - Jr Advanced*

QUICK QUIZ USGA HCP of 24.0 or less

This program is offered to the more serious junior golfer, ages 10 - 12 years old, who have a USGA handicap of 24.0 or less. Instruction focuses on all aspects of the game in the detail that beginner golfers are not prepared to handle and prepares these young golfers for serious tournament play. Black Level players are required to attend instruction 5 days a week, play three rounds of 18 holes (every two weeks) at some of the finest courses in Maine, participate in three tournaments, and attend 6 clinics (every two weeks).

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I am 10 - 12 years of age I have a handicap of 24.0 or less I understand & mastered many aspects of the game I can play 18 holes without fatique I want to spend my time at camp perfecting and improving my well-developed game.

GOLD LEVEL - Sr Advanced*

This advanced Level of instruction and play is limited in space and offered to the very serious junior golfer, age 13-17, who has a USGA handicap of 16.0 or less. This level’s instruction and play is more extensive than any of the others and provides more opportunities for one on one private instruction with the Professional and college coaches and use of the V-1 Digital Video Analysis Coaching System. These junior golfers, interested in competing at the high school & college levels, will play against top junior golfers from around the world and learn such aspects of the game as uneven lies, hitting a power fade, low hooks, high and low shots, handling wind conditions, lob and flop shots, managing the rough, and tracking statistics. Gold Level players are required to attend instruction 5 days a week, play three rounds of 18 holes (every two weeks) at top rated public courses in Maine, participate in three tournaments, and attend 6 clinics (every two weeks).

ELITE ELITE TOURNAMENT TOURNAMENT TRAVEL TRAVEL PROGRAM* PROGRAM* Requires a Coach's nomination

These campers will travel around New England and Canada to visit prestigious country clubs and golf courses to play official tournaments and stay/camp in national parks and site-see in historic New England locations.

QUICK QUIZ USGA HCP of 16.0 or less

❐ I am 13 - 17 years of age ❐ I have a handicap of 16.0 or less ❐ I understand and have mastered many aspects of the game Other program features include: ❐ I want to make the golf team or improve ♦ Advanced Golfer Instructional DVD my position on my golf team ♦ Golf resume development ❐ I want to spend most of my time at camp ♦ Training in course management, personal strategies and game analysis perfecting and improving my well♦ Clinics on trick shots, match and stroke play techniques, developed game.

& sports psychology ♦ Custom fitting of golf equipment

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TENNIS LEVELS of PLAY

Your tennis camper is required to participate in a minimum amount of instruction and play depending on his or her determined Level of Skill. Of course every camper can choose to do more tennis, or go beyond the minimums, as many of our campers do; however, each must complete all the basic requirements specified for each level.

TENNIS TENNIS LEVELS LEVELS of of PLAY PLAY - ADVANCED ADVANCED

*Participation in Advanced Programs must be requested by the parent and camper, approved by our Director of Tennis and Incur an Additional Fee (see website www.golfcamp.com for most current information).

*

RED LEVEL - Beginners

Red Level players are new to the game and need to learn the basics. They are working primarily on getting the ball into play, and have taken few to no formal lessons. Their NTRP Rating would be 1.5 to 2.5. Their instruction is based on learning the fundamentals, developing basic strokes, understanding basic court position for singles & doubles, & feeling comfortable in each area of the game.

QUICK QUIZ (NRTP 1.5 - 2.5) or

❐ I have had no formal tennis lessons ❐ I am not on any tennis team Red Level players will learn to judge where the ball is going, be ❐ I just want to gain an understaning of the able to sustain short rallies of slow paced shots and study the history game and master the basics of the game as well as experience being ball boys and girls. In Four Weeks Red Level players are required to attend instruction at least 4 days a week, play 2 in camp tournaments, 1 out of camp tournament, play 1 eight game pro set, and attend four drill sessions.

WHITE LEVEL - Intermediate

White Level players have been playing tennis for a year or so and been exposed to the basics of the game. They are fairly consistent when hitting medium paced shots, are familiar with one up and one back doubles play, and may have had entry level lessons. Their NTRP Rating, would be 3.0 to 3.5. These players will have instruction focused on directional control, depth and power, variety of shot selection, and teamwork development. White Level players will also deepen their knowledge of court etiquette, tennis history and ball boy and girl experience.

QUICK QUIZ (NRTP 3.0 - 3.5) or

❐ I have had some tennis lessons. ❐ I have been playing tennis for about a year. ❐ I understand the basics and want to learn more. In Four Weeks White Level players are required to attend instruction ❐ I want to learn tactical and consistency at least 4 days a week, play 4 in camp tournaments, 2 out of camp tournaments, play 1 eight and 1 ten game pro set, and attend six drill sessions .

BLUE LEVEL - Advanced Intermediate Blue Level players have been playing tennis for a few years and are more serious about mastering the game. They have dependable strokes, including directional control and depth on moderate paced shots, can force errors on short balls, and their NTRP Rating, which they might have, would be 4.0 to 4.5. These players focus on improving their specialty shots - lobs, drop shots, overheads, and angle volleys; work on consistency in power and accuracy of their first serves, second serve placement, and spin serves; and build on their teamwork in doubles and aggressive net play.

QUICK QUIZ (NRTP 4.0 - 4.5) or

❐ I have had regular tennis lessons ❐ I have been playing tennis for over one year. ❐ I have mastered the basics of the game and want to learn more and improve Blue Level players leave camp with solid knowledge in court my game etiquette, tennis history, ball boy/girl experience, and umpiring ❐ I want to explore technical, tactical, procedures. In Four Weeks Blue Level players are required to attend instruction 5 days a week, play 3 in camp tournaments, 3 out psychological and physical methodolgy of camp tournaments, play 2 eight and 2 ten game pro sets, two full 2 out of 3 sets and attend 7 drill sessions .

You will complete a more thorough survey and all Level of Play will be determined by our Pro's Evaluations upon arrival at camp.

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BLACK LEVEL - Jr Advanced*

This advanced level is for campers ages 10 to 12 years of age who have a high interest in perfecting their already developed game. This level camper has competed, trained and been exposed to a high level of competion, over which, he or she wants very much to win and surpass. This tournament level training will further emphasize the four zones of the court and all phases of play with an emphasis on attacking and counter-attacking skills.

QUICK QUIZ (NRTP 4.0 - 4.5)

❐ I am 10 - 12 years of age ❐ I have a ranking ❐ I understand and have mastered many aspects of the game ❐ I want to spend my time at camp perfecting and Campers will participate in a tennis specific fitness regime improving my well-developed game. before breakfast and attend sport psychology evening classes. This is for the camper who can’t get enough tennis ❐ I want to develop my technical, tactical, physical and is energized by practice and match play. and psychological game

GOLD LEVEL - Sr Advanced*

This advanced level camper is 13 to 17 years of age and ELITE TOURNAMENT TRAVEL has competed, trained and been exposed to a high level PROGRAM* of competion, over which, he or she wants very much to win Requires a Coach's nomination and surpass. He or she must be playing on the High School team or equivalent and have an NTRP Rating of at least Eligible campers will travel to play tournaments, stay/ 4.5. This tournament level training will further emphasize camp at national parks, sight see at historic places and the four zones of the court and all phases of play with an visit prestigious clubs and schools like Harvard University. emphasis on attacking and counter-attacking skills. Campers will participate in a tennis specific fitness regime before breakfast and attend sport psychology evening classes. This is for the camper who can’t get enough tennis and is energized by practice and match play. In Four Weeks Blue Level players are required to attend instruction at least 5 days a week, play 4 in camp tournaments, 4 out of camp tournaments, play 2 eight and 2 ten game pro sets, two full 2 out of 3 sets and attend 8 drill sessions .

These campers will receive: • College Team Preparation • Build a resume and DVD scholarship application • The 4 Components of Training: Technical, Tactical, Physical and Psychological • Afternoon matches ladders, practice, and clinics • One on One Lessons available daily.

When at Harvard we meet with the coach and team, play on their facilities, tour part of the academic facilities and meet faculty.

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GOLF LEVELS of PLAY OVERVIEW

TENNIS LEVELS of PLAY OVERVIEW

This is a quick reference guide to the type and average amounts of instruction and play your tennis camper can expect to receive during his or her FULL SESSION STAY at camp. Campers can always choose to increase the time they spend in instruction, play and practice, as many do. Actual numbers subject to change.

This is a quick reference guide to the type & average amounts of instruction and play your junior golfer can expect to receive during his or her FULL SESSION STAY at camp. Campers can choose to increase the time they spend in instruction, play and practice, as many of our junior golfers do. Actual numbers subject to change.

FULL SESSION

RED WHITE BLUE B Adv. BLACK GOLD Aver a ge Am ount of I ns t r uc t i on & Pl a y

Entrance Assesment

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Exit Evaluation

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

RED

FULL SESSION

Chipping

8

9

10

12

12

12

Pitching

8

9

10

12

12

12

8

9

10

12

12

12

12

14

15

15

16

Putting

Long Game/Driving Range

10

YES

YES

YES

YES

Exit Evaluation

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Aver age Number of Times

Serves

8

9

10

12

12

Ground Strokes

8

9

10

12

12

Volleys

8

9

10

12

12

Specialty Shots

4

8

10

12

16

Fitness Training

6

8

10

12

Video Analysis/Instruct.

4

6

8

10

12

Rules

2

3

4

5

6

Etiquette

4

4

5

6

6

Racket Stringing

2

2

3

4

4

Match Play

4

5

6

8

Drill Sessions

6

7

5

6

6

6

6

Video Analysis/Instruction

6

8

10

12

12

12

Rules

2

2

3

4

4

6

Etiquette

2

2

3

4

4

6

Club Making

3

3

4

4

4

4

6

9

12

16

16

20

Clinics

2

2

3

6

6

6

High School/College Prep

0

0

0

3

3

4

High School/College Prep

0

0

Resume Preparation

0

0

0

1

1

1

Resume Preparation

0

0

Sports Psychology

0

0

0

4

4

4

Sports Psychology

2

Course Strategy

0

0

0

3

3

3

Tactics: Patterns of Play

2

In Camp Tournament

# 2

Aver of # age Number # # Times#

# 2

2

2

2

0

9 Hole Play

4 Stroke Play

Stroke Play

4 Stroke Play

Competitions:

16

12

10

12

0

2

4

0

1

1

3

4

5

6

3

4

6

8

Aver age Number of Times 0

0

1

2

2

0

0

1

2

2

8 & 10 Game Pro Set

Competitions Full 2 out of 3 Set

2

2

In Camp Tournament

1

2

3

4

4

2

3

3

4

5

6

2

3

3

6

8

10

0

1

1

1

Out of Camp Tournament

1

1

4

6

8

4

4

4

Skills Challenge

2

3

18 Hole Play

0

0

0

6

6

6-8

Surface Variety & Rec's

2

2

Afternoon Instruction

4

4

6

8

8

8

Afternoon Instruction

4

5

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8

0

2 Stroke Play

Out of Camp Tournament 0 0 3 4 Skills Challenge: 2 2 2 2 Course Recommendations

GOLD

YES

4

On Course Instruction

BLACK

Entrance Assessment

Bunker Play

BLUE

Aver a ge Amount Instruction & Play

Aver age Number of Times

WHITE

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OTHER PROGRAMS

OVER 50's CAMP

All our same MGTA High Quality Instruction & Play plus Camp For Campers Age 50 and over

Come for Golf, Tennis or a combination and enjoy PGA, LPGA and USPTA Pro Instruction, guided play and competition as well as all the Recreational Activities of a traditional summer camp - yoga, boating, arts & crafts, and sight- seeing around Maine!

OTHER PROGRAMS

COUNSELOR IN TRAINING: CIT & LEADER IN TRAINING: LIT Counselors in Training, or CIT’s, must be invited, be 15 - 16 years old, have attended MGTA previously and enroll for a minimum of four weeks. A Leader in Training, or LIT, is 17 years old and attends as part camper and part counselor/leader in training. LIT's receive a weekly stipend, is given a significant discount on tuition and are held to extremely high standards as camper role models. Campers are selected for their willingness to participate in all camp activities in an enthusiastic, reverent and helpful manner, and their maturity and sense of responsibility in helping counselors guide young campers by example.

Reservations are made in Cabins of 4

SERVE & TURF

Your Combination of Golf and Tennis

If you prefer to mix it up you can always opt for one of these programs which offers two full weeks (or one full week of each for half sessions) of each sports' instruction and play. Time can be split up in a variety of ways depending on your child's interests and capabilities.

GOLF LITE and/or TENNIS LITE

LESS Insruction + MORE Fun Activities: ONLY 2 DAYS of Instruction Per Week! This program offers a lighter scedule of either golf, tennis or the combination of golf and tennis (Serve & Turf LITE) for the younger or true beginner camper who wants to participate in the traditional activities of camp as much if not more so than golf and/or tennis while still getting the highest quality instruction and play during their sports curriculum. Two days a week of instruction and lots of fun traditional camp activities like sailing, waterskiing, arts & crafts, theatre, biking, yoga, radio, photography, ropes course, archery, ceramics, camping, etc.

FAMILY CAMP

This golf and tennis camping vacation for parents and children offers the same quality golf & tennis instruction & play plus fun camp activities & adventures as all our other great programs, but this one the whole family can enjoy! Families stay in their own cabin for five nights. In addition to instruction from PGA, LPGA and USPTA Professionals and golf play at Maine’s beautiful 18 hole courses, you all choose activities such as water-skiing, canoeing, ropes course, crafts, theatre, basketball & trips to Bar Harbor, Camden, Freeport and White Water Rafting to create the ideal vacation for the whole family.

Alternate care & programming for children available during most of your stay.

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CIT’s and LIT's will be required to perform tasks similar to those we require of our counselors; however, they will always be under the supervision of adults, older counselors, and/or a team of staff assigned to their guidance.

CIT’s and LIT's will not miss any of the benefits of instruction, activities or trips of a regular camper and will, because of their added responsibilities, be given additional privileges.

CIT’s and LIT's will help supervise younger campers during meals, activities, trips, evening programming, and shower time as well as help to set up and break down activities. CIT’s and LIT's will participate in training sessions and meetings to schedule their duties and will be given one evening “off” each week to participate in a special supervised activity.

CIT/LIT SAMPLE SCHEDULE

WEEKS ONE & TWO

WEEKS THREE & FOUR

Orientation: Outline of expectations, assignments for the coming weeks and question and answer period.

Orientation Assistance: Help with the arrival of new campers by giving tours to parents and assisting with camper orientation and evaluations.

Training Session One: MGTA Policies and Procedures.

Training Session Three: Do’s and Don’ts of Being a Camp Counselor.

Speech Presentation: College students share experiences and tips concerning the application process and what to expect from playing college golf and tennis and how to maintain the balance of athletics and school. Training Session Two: Personality Types & Challenging Campers. Speech Presentation: College coach outlines what it takes to make it on a college golf and tennis team, gives advice on how to market yourself, and describes what college coaches look for in players.

Speech Presentation: College students share experiences and tips concerning the balance of academics and leisure time in college as well as what to expect from professors and fellow students. Training Session Four: FAQ’s about Camp and MGTA. The Owner addresses the camp’s future plans. Speech Presentation: International college students share stories on being a foreign student in America.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

TRANSPORTATION

We are eager to assist with your son’s or daughter’s transportation to MGTA. You can drop them off at camp or we will pick them up from the Portland International Airport (PWM), Portland, ME or the Logan Airport in Boston, MA for additional fees as outlined on our Transportation Forms. Staff will meet your child as allowed by the airport, assist with baggage, and provide escort to MGTA. You can also request our Van Transportation Service. An MGTA driver and counselor chaperone is available to pick up and/or drop off your child in Darien, CT and take him or her to/from MGTA in a van or bus (depending on the number of campers requesting the service) every four weeks. If you drive, the arrival time is Sunday afternoon from 2pm to 4pm and the pick up time is Friday morning by 10am. Please refer to the Transportation Form for further details. All fees for transportation services are subject to change (see website for updates). ONLY transportation requests COMPLETED AND SIGNED on our Transportation Forms will be honored!

UNIFORMS

Every camper is required to wear an MGTA uniform during instruction, play, and outings. The following items must be Purchased through MGTA: GOLF 6 Logo Polos, 1 Logo T-Shirt, 1 Logo Hat, 1 Logo Jacket/Windshirt TENNIS 2 Logo Polos, 5 Logo T-Shirts, 1 Logo Cap, 1 Logo Jacket COMBO Golf/Tennis: 5 Logo Polos, 4 Logo T's, 1 Logo Cap, 1 Logo Jacket All Campers must purchase n MGTA Water Bottle The following uniform items are required but can be purchased anywhere: GOLF Navy shorts and pants, Soft spike golf shoes TENNIS White or navy tennis shorts, Clay court compatible tennis shoes. Please See Packing List and Uniform Order Form in the FORMS PACKET.

HEALTH ISSUES

Every camper is required to have a health form filled out annually! On staff at camp is a Licensed Certified Medical Specialist, an on call Doctor, and our staff members have CPR and First Aid Training and Certification. We will administer medications and treatment as prescribed by your family doctor (Please see accompanying paperwork regarding the Camp Meds Program Requirements). In case of emergency, the Inland Hospital and Mid-Maine Medical Center are within eight miles of Kennebec. Please be sure to Complete Both the Medical Form and Personal Information Sheet in the FORMS PACKET.

SWIMMING

What’s summer camp without swimming? Though all campers enjoy cooling off in the lake, safety is our first concern. Our waterfront staff are Water Safety Instructor Certified, which includes CPR & First Aid training. All campers have the option for recreational swim in the afternoons and most “free choice” options include informal swim instruction & games in beautiful clear Lake Salmon.

GENERAL INFORMATION

PETT Y CASH ACCOUNT, PRO SHOP

You will need to establish a Petty Cash Account from which your child can purchase all expected and unexpected items during their stay, including items in the Pro Shop, additionally requested activities, and personal purchases made during our tour of Maine. Available at the Pro Shop is plenty of golf and tennis camp paraphernalia including balls, gloves, polos, caps, and jackets as well as snacks, cameras, and keepsakes.

We recommend $50.00 a week.

PHONE POLICY

NO phone calls for campers are accepted from parents. Campers may call parents after their first week and then only once a week. It is important for campers to adjust themselves to this new lifestyle of summer camp and phone calls are often times disruptive and can even create an exaggerated feeling of homesickness on the part of the child. Of course parents may call us at the camp office (207-465-3226) at any time to inquire about your child and receive anecdotal reports and up-to-date information on each camper's adjustment to camp from informed staff. You may also send old fashioned letters or postcards to your child, which we deliver once a day.

THE FACILITY

MGTA is nestled on a sloping piece of forested land at the southern edge of Salmon Lake. Our rustic environment provides a “relaxing” Maine atmosphere, yet we provide all necessary amenities. Cabins sleep between seven and twelve, including two staff members per cabin, and each cabin has its own toilets and sinks, girls cabins also include showers. Three separate shower houses are centrally located for male campers, each with privacy stalls. Other facilities include:

Dining Hall Arts Center Climbing Wall Media Center Basketball Court Yoga Center Volleyball Court Fitness Center Cinema Cafe Internet Cafe Water Front: Waterski, Sail, Swim, Canoe, Trampolines

TENNIS

Archery 3 Red Clay Courts Game Room 6 Hard Top Courts Theater Video Analysis Station High Ropes Elements Fitness Course Ping Pong 2 Short Game Sand Courts 21 Camper Cabins

GOLF FACILITY

GOLF

Built Built as as aa true true learning learning facility facility campers campers can can also also play play aa variety variety of of tournaments tournaments on on our our own own grounds. grounds.

20,000 20,000 square square ftft of of Tournament Tournament quality quality Greens Greens -- 66 Greens, Greens, 55 Fairways Fairways 300 Chipping 300 Yd Yd Driving Driving Range Range w/covered w/covered stations stations Chipping Rang Rang Multiple Lighted Multiple tees tees (9) (9) Lighted Putting Putting Green Green 44 Greenside Video Greenside & & Fairway Fairway Bunkers Bunkers Video Station Station

120 120 Bag Bag Room Room Club Club Making Making Cabin Cabin Aqua Aqua Range Range Golf Golf Pro Pro Shop Shop

MEALS

Your child will be eating delicious traditional camp faire, which includes a sald bar and fruit bar at every meal. Some of the specialty theme meals will include barbecues, home made pizza parties, and lobster feasts. All meals are served in our dining hall or picnic area with the exception of those served on the tour of Maine. Our kitchen staff will accommodate most dietary issues your son or daughter may have, i.e. vegetarian, lactose intolerant, diabetic, etc. with prior written notification. Please indicate dietary needs on the Medical Form in the Forms Packet - Extra Fees May Apply.

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PARENTS’ QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT BE WONDERING . . . 1. What will my child Learn at a Golf /Tennis Camp for Full or Mini Session? The magic of overnight camping is that it creates a unique learning experience for each camper. Your son or daughter will be golfing and playing tennis in a traditional New England outdoor adventure camp environment with like-minded peers and professionals. Our approach to golf, tennis, camping, and life in general is one and the same - the more fun had with, respect for, and attention given something, the more it will flourish.

Our goal is to have each camper assess his or her individual abilities, create a personalized goal for improvement, and let us show him or her the most fun, safe, and energizing way of attaining that goal. Therefore, what your child will learn most is how to learn, how to

2. What about Competition?

What if my child is overly competitive or not at all worried about competition, will he or she fit in? Our motto is “The greatest competition is your former self.” We encourage eac h player to set personal goals and compete against his or her internal measurements. We use competition to add excitement and fun and as one of many chances to assess daily progress. As a result, each camper gains respect for others as well as for him or herself.

3. What happens if my child needs Medical Attention?

Every staff member is trained in First Aid, prepared and trained for medical emergencies, a Licensed Certified Medical Specialist is always on duty, our on-call Doctor is a phone call away, and the local hospital is less than ten minutes from camp. In case of the slightest situation requiring medical attention we will of course contact you immediately. All Medications must be purchased using CampMeds (see Forms Packet).

QUESTIONS

6. What do you do on Rainy Days to keep from getting Bored?

Boredom never lasts for long because boredom exists right on the edge of inventing fun, spontaneous, creative, frolicking fun. Unless there is lightning, the rain rarely curtails our plans; however, we do have plenty of indoor activities, like those regularly scheduled, to enjoy inside our ten buildings: skits, game shows, talent shows, arts and crafts, video analysis, club making, covered driving range stations, as well as going on unscheduled trips. Rain or not, MGTA is always full of fun.

7. Does my child need extra Money? Your children are NOT ALLOWED TO carry any money at camp, they don’t need it. Everything he or she needs can be obtained from our Pro Shop or Camp Store. A petty cash fund, the recommended amount of which is $50.00 per week, will be established with you prior to your child’s attendance. We will draw funds from this account to meet your child’s additional needs while on trips or outings.

8. Is this Camp just for Advanced Players or for Beginners, too? Though golf and tennis will be taught at the very highest levels we treat each camper as an individual on his or her own personalized program.

MGTA provides quality instruction from the newest players to the most advanced and all levels in between. Advanced Programs are vailable in both Golf & Tennis for aditional fees.

9. What happens if we forgot something?

4. What's for dinner? MGTA has a great kitchen staff who pride themselves on cooking tasty, nutritious, and well-eaten meals. We offer a variety of choices at every meal including vegetarian and lower carb alternatives. Reasonable requests from children are gladly accommodated - please indicate.

5. What happens if my son or daughter gets homesick?

Every camper gets homesick to some degree, and after almost a century of summers we at MGTA have become experts at handling this common occurrence. Treating homesickness not as a sickness but as an understandable and predictable emotion, our community helps each other through such trying times.

Surprisingly enough, phone calls from home DO NOT help, which is why we do not allow your child to speak to you for the first week of their camping experience. Please help your child and us by encouraging him/her to bring concerns to us; we are always here to help.

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PARENTS’

We’ve got you covered! We will remind you, many times before camp even starts, of everything your child will need. However, should you forget anything, from sleeping bags, tooth brushes, and underwear to a left-handed nine iron, we will provide it for our campers.

10. Who are your counselors and instructors?

Men and women in, or who have finished, college who choose to focus on helping children realize their potential teachers, guidance counselors, child care professionals, students, and caring and skilled individuals with camp-related backgrounds. These staff live, eat, bunk with, guide, counsel, listen to, care for, and recreate the campers outside the Golf and Tennis Programs. We (Crista & Joel, Owners) spend a great deal of energy recruiting and interviewing the best new candidates to become part of our team of wonderful faculty and staff. The Management Team, who oversees the day-to-day running of the camp, are mature, experienced Head Counselors supervising cabin life, and qualified Directors supervising each of the major areas of Golf, Tennis, Waterfront and Program Activities. Professional Instructors: We have a minimum of 12 Golf Teaching Staff comprised of PGA and LPGA Professionals, Coaches, Instructors and Golf Professionals; and 12 to 15 golf counselor assistants who are PGM students and college players. These counselors assist the Instructors and live in the bunks with your child. In Tennis we have four lead teaching staff headed by our USPTA Professionals and assistant coaches.

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SECTION TWO

POINTS OF INTEREST

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DIRECTIONS TO MGTA

FROM THE NEW YORK AREA

If starting South of New York City, take Interstate 95 North to the Delaware Memorial Bridge to the New Jersey Turnpike. Follow the New Jersey Turnpike to the George Washington Bridge and then onto the Major Deegan/New York Thruway North (87). Take the New York Thruway North to the Cross Westchester Expressway (287) heading East. Then take Interstate 287 East to Interstate 684 North. Take Interstate 684 North (towards Brewster, NY) to Interstate 84 East. Get onto I-84 East and take it into Connecticut and all the way to the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90). (If you are coming from Central Connecticut, take either the Hutchinson River and/or Merrit Parkway or the Connecticut Turnpike (I-95) to Interstate 91 North heading towards Hartford. Then pick up Interstate 84 heading East towards the Mass Turnpike).

DIRECTIONS DIRECTIONS TO TO MGTA MGTA (Maps) (Maps) SOUTHERN/CENTRAL MAINE AUGUSTA MGTA

Take the Mass Turnpike (I-90) East to exit 10 and get onto Interstate 290 heading towards Worcester, Mass. Take Interstate 290 to the end and get onto Interstate 495 North. Take Interstate 495 North all the way to the end and get on Interstate 95 North. Take Interstate 95 North through Massachusetts, New Hampshire and into Maine. Once in Maine, get off at exit 44 for South Portland, which is Interstate 295 North. Take Interstate 295 North all the way to the end and then get back onto Interstate 95 North. Follow Interstate 95 North and get off at exit 112B and follow routes 27, 8 and 11 to Belgrade for approximately 9 miles. Turn right onto routes 8 and 11 and follow for approximately 3 miles. You will see a blue directional sign for ‘Maine Golf Academy’ pointing to the left. Bear right onto Route 11 (Route 8 bears left). Take your first left onto Taylor Woods Rd and go 100 yards. Turn right onto Golf Academy Drive and you are here!

FROM THE BOSTON AREA

MGTA

NORTHWEST of AUGUSTA BELGRADE LAKES

Take I-95 North through Massachusetts, New Hampshire and into Maine. Get off at exit 44 for South Portland which is 295 North. Take 295 North through Portland. Once you get out of Portland, 295 will distinctly become Interstate 95.

MGTA

FROM LOGAN AIRPORT: Follow Interstate 93 North to I-95 North. Take Interstate 95 North through Massachusetts, New Hampshire and into Maine. Once in Maine, get off at exit 44 for South Portland, which is Interstate 295 North. Take Interstate 295 North all the way to the end in Gardiner, Maine at exit 51. Then get back onto Interstate 95 North.

MGTA

FROM I-95: Follow Interstate 95 North and get off at exit 112B and follow routes 27, 8 and 11 to Belgrade for approximately 9 miles. Turn right onto routes 8 and 11 and follow for approximately 3 miles. You will see a blue directional sign for ‘Maine Golf Academy’ pointing to the left. Bear right onto Route 11 (Route 8 bears left). Take your first left onto Taylor Woods Rd and go 100 yards. Turn right onto Golf Academy Drive and you are here!

FROM THE PORTLAND & AUGUSTA AIRPORTS Head out of the airport. Pass the Hilton Hotel on your right and then the airport runway on your left. Come to the traffic light and the airport entrance and go straight through it. Follow the signs for Interstate 95 North. Make an immediate left turn at the Lewiston/Augusta entrance sign and get onto Interstate 95 North. Get off at exit 52, for Freeport/Falmouth and get onto Interstate 295 North. Follow it to the end at exit 51 and get back onto Interstate 95 North. Follow Interstate 95 North and get off at exit 112B and follow routes 27, 8 and 11 to Belgrade for approximately 9 miles. FROM AUGUST AIRPORT: Go down the hill and make a left. Follow the signs to I-95. Take I-95 North towards Waterville and Bangor. Take exit 112B. Exit 112B puts you onto Routes 27, 8 & 11.

SALMON LAKE Salmon Lake

Maine Golf & Tennis Academy Salmon Lake

MGTA

MGTA

FROM 27, 8 & 11: Turn right onto routes 8 and 11 and follow for approximately 3 miles. You will see a blue directional sign for ‘Maine Golf Academy’ pointing to the left. Bear right onto Route 11 (Route 8 bears left). Take your first left onto Taylor Woods Rd and go 100 yards. Turn right onto Golf Academy Drive and you are here!

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WHERE WHERE TO TO STAY STAY IN IN MAINE MAINE

WHERE TO STAY IN MAINE

We LOVE to show off the camp to parents, siblings and all family members and friends. We strongly encourage you to accompany your children to camp to drop them off and see our incredible facilities, our outstanding staff and the best peers ever! If you need a place to stay while in Maine you may want to try one of the Country Inns or Motels listed below.

Maple Hill Farm, AUGUSTA

MAKE RESERVATIONS EARLY!

CAMDEN (1 Hour East of Camp)

The Camden Area Chamber of Commerce web site lists all lodging options and local options and entertainment. www.camdenme.org or (207)236-4404.

MOTELS:

The Cedar Crest Motel: Very clean with pool and air conditioning. A favorite with families. (207) 236-4839; 1-800-422-4964.

wings Hill hill Inn, inn, BELGRADE Wings BELGRADE

Please call the accomodation for choice for their most updated information.

PORTLAND/FREEPORT (1 Hour South of Camp)

PORTLAND (Near Airport) Hampton Inn Sheraton Tara Comfort Inn Howard Johnsons The Inn at Portland Best Western Fireside Inn Coastline Inn TraveLodge

(207) 773-4400 (207) 775-6161 (207) 775-0409 (207) 775-5343 (207) 775-3711 (207) 774-6151 (207) 774-5601 (207) 772-5552 (207) 774-6101

PORTLAND

Portland Regency Eastland Doubletree Hotel Holiday Inn by the Bay

FREEPORT Super 8 Harraseeket Inn The Village Inn Freeport Inn

NEAR CAMP (20-30 minutes)

(Old Port Section) (207) 774-4200 (207) 775-5411 (207) 774-5611 (207) 775-2311 (207) 865-1408 (207) 865-9377* (207) 865-3236 (207) 865-3106

AUGUSTA (20 minutes S. of Camp) WATERVILLE (20 min. N. of Camp) Senator Inn (207) 622-5804 Econo Lodge (207) 872-5577 Best Western Comfort Inn

(207) 622-4751 (207) 623-1000

INNS, BED & BREAKFASTS

Waterville Grand Hotel (207) 873-0111 Fireside Inn (207) 873-3335

Pressey House: National Registry of Historic Places, octagonal shaped house built in 1850's - Greek gothic tradition. On Lake Messalonskee, guests enjoy swimming, boating and more. 5 Rooms. 32 Belgrade Rd. Oakland, ME 04963 (207) 465-3500

Maple Hill Farm B&B Inn: Augusta, ME - A peaceful farm setting adjacent to a 600-acre state wildlife management area Canoeing, fishing, hiking & more. 8 rooms. (207) 622-2708 or (800) 622-2708 www.maplebb.com. E-Mail Address: stay@maplebb.com

Wings Hill Inn: 8 guest accommodations with private bath.m8 rooms. PO Box 386 Belgrade Lakes, ME 04918 Tammy & Rick Harmon (207) 495-2400 (800) 509-4647 Among the Lakes: Hilltop Inn: A Victorian Rose: County Seat Inn: Helen's: Annabessacook: Echo Lake:

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Belgrade, ME (207) 4954900 Anson, ME (207) 696-0979 East Wilton, ME (207) 645-2400 Farmington, ME (207) 778-3901 Skowhegan, ME (207) 474-0066 Winthrop, ME (207) 377-3276 Readfield, ME (207) 685-9550

High Tide Inn on the Ocean: Variety of rooms available. Dine by the sea. Fantastic ocean view. North of Camden on Rt. 1. (207) 236-3724; 1-800-778-7068; www.hightideinn.com. Sunrise Motor Court: Also on Rt. 1 north of Camden. Ocean view. Suites available. Snow Hill Lodge: Simple rooms with ocean views south of Camden on Rt. 1.

(207)236-3191.

(207) 236-3452; www.midcoast.com/~theview.

INNS, BED & BREAKFASTS, & RESORTS

Samoset Resort: Just outside of Rockport 40 min. from MGTA. Indoor pool, tennis, jacuzzi, fine dining, great golf, ocean views. (207) 594-2511; 1-800-341-1650; www.samoset.com.

Camden Riverhouse Hotel: Located in the center of Camden walking distance from restaurants and harbor. Nice newer facility. 1-800-755-7483; www.camdenmaine.com.

Norumbega Inn: Old stone mansion on the bay; it looks like a castle. 12 rooms available. Beautiful, majestic detail. Lovely breakfast. Ocean view, fireplaces, jacuzzi. Pamper yourself. (207) 236-4646; www.norumbegainn.com.

A Little Dream: Charming Victorian décor. Listed as “one of the forty best getaways in the country”-Glamour Magazine. Ocean view and fireplaces. Ask for private bath and deck. (207)236-8742; www.littledream.com.

Blackberry Inn: Beautiful! Fabulous breakfast. Ask for room with full bath. Meets parents' high standards. 8 rooms available. (207) 236-6060; 1-800-388-6000; www.blackberryinn.com.

Lord Camden Inn: Located on Main Street. Elegan and convenient. Country inn charm with tv, AC, ocean view, & fireplaces. (207) 236-4325; 1-800-336-4325; lordcam@midcoast.com.

Camden Harbor Inn: Good choice. Oceanfront view, fireplaces. Breakfast & dinner served. Ask for a room with a bath. Only children over 12 permitted. (207) 236-4200; 1-800-236-4266; www.4chi.com. Black Horse Inn: Located on Rt. 1 just north of Camden.

(207) 236-6800; www.midcoast.com/~blkhorse.

Abigail’s Bed and Breakfast: Located north side of town. Walking distance from attractions. (207) 236-2501. 1-800-292-2501; www.midcoast.com/~abigails. Hawthorne Inn: Located just beside Camden’s picturesque waterfront library. . (207)236-8842; www.camdeninn.com.

Please call the accomodation for choice for their most updated information.

Samoset Resort, ROCKPORT

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