First Tee - Coachella Valley

Summer 2022

First Tee Coachella Valley

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2 • First Tee – Coachella Valley Magazine • Summer 2022 I t's camp time again at the First Tee – Coachella Valley. Summer camps are just wrapping up, but Late-Summer Saturday Camps are now being offered August 27, and September 3, 10, 17 and 24. The summer camps, which con- clude on August 6, have featured themes such as Star Wars, Hawaiian and Zoo weeks. Late-Summer camps will mirror the same format and will include both PLAYer level camps and 9-Hole playing camps. "Our Summer Camps are a blend of participants learning the core values, golf skills, and simply having fun learning the game of golf," said Program Director Kyle Winn. For kids ages 7-14, camps run from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Coaches spend 15 mi- nutes talking with participants about the core values for the day. Then the juniors head out for two golf activities that reinforce the Nine Core Values, come in for a short break, do a craft, then head back out for more golf. During the summer, the main craft of the week featured kids designing their own golf hole or golf course. "We picked the top five and the kids presented them in front of the class," Winn said. One of the most popular golf games at camp is Billiards Putting. Coaches set up the putting green like a pool table with custom golf balls that re- semble "stripes" and "solids." The game reinforces distance control for the putting skill as well as the core value of sportsmanship. To Winn, the benefit kids get from attending camp is simple. "My goal for each kid is to get three things from our camps: better life skills, better golf skills and becoming golf buddies with somebody new." ................................................................. >  Click here for more information. l activities Fun in the sun Summer camps are a big hit for kids at First Tee – Coachella Valley

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