Athletics & Fitness

Athletics & Fitness


The Athletics and Fitness programs at Fernwood Cove are structured to ensure appropriate level instruction and skill progression for campers of all ages. Campers are able to choose from a variety of individual and team sports, as well as group and individual fitness options. Each camper is required to participate in at least one Sports or Fitness option each week. This helps ensure that campers stay physically active throughout the camp session. Sports and Fitness options change weekly, providing campers ample opportunity to participate in their favorite activities. The Fernwood Cove Athletics and Fitness programs stress fair play, putting forth your personal best, and supportive sportsmanship

Land Sports

Each week campers can choose from field hockey, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, volleyball and softball. Land Sports activities are scheduled according to age group, with more advanced options available for girls needing to prepare for try outs or maintain skills for travel/club teams at home. All Land Sports activities are developed to incorporate skill development through interactive, fun activities while also providing ample game- play opportunities to apply the skills learned.


The Fernwood Cove Gymnastics program is housed in our state-of-the art gymnasium. It includes a competitive size floor, uneven bars, vault, balance beam and tumble track. The Gymnastics program is structured to provide campers of all experience levels appropriate level instruction and individual attention. Gymnastics counselors safely guide campers as they focus on personal goals while participating on each of the gymnastics elements, helping to ensure well-rounded development for each camper. Fernwood Cove gymnastics counselors have a strong background in competitive level gymnastics with experience in coaching and training from nationally recognized gymnastics programs.


The Fernwood Cove Tennis program utilizes the I-Can Tennis Program developed by tennis professional and Fernwood Cove Athletics & Fitness Area Head, Paul Sykes. Fernwood Cove has its own tailor made version of the I-Can program, providing detailed lessons plans developed for every skill level. Utilizing this program provides Tennis instructors with teaching resources that help ensure the success of each Fernwood Cove camper who participates in tennis. Campers are evaluated for their tennis level at the beginning of the camp session, and scheduled in tennis activities accordingly. Campers continually move through the tennis program, ensuring they receive new lessons daily while they strengthen and develop their skills for this lifelong game.


Fernwood Cove offers a Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) program.  This training enables Campers to build their archery skills while progressing in a nationally recognized program.  Fernwood Cove supplies all necessary equipment for Campers to participate in archery.  If your daughter already has a bow and would like to bring it to Camp, please contact us to make proper storage arrangements for her equipment.  The archery Staff have training – certification and experience in archery instruction.


Fernwood Cove fitness activities range from group fitness options like Aerobics and Zumba, to individual training similar to popular High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) programs. There are additional options that include options in swimming and running as well as stretching and toning. Fitness activities are scheduled by age group and developed for the appropriate skill and fitness level of the campers. Fernwood Cove fitness activities are focused on individual participation and improvement, with the goal being that each camper improves in her stamina and overall fitness throughout the activity week. Fitness instructors have knowledge and experience in a variety of fitness activities and many hold personal training certifications or degrees in exercise science.