Olde Cypress Junior Camps: Golf, Tennis, Swimming, and More
Summer is almost here, so we tracked down our assistant golf professional Courtney Figueroa about the amazing Junior Camps we have coming up at Olde Cypress for kids ages 6-13. By the way, Courtney is a Naples native (yes, they exist) who played golf in high school and college (more on that to come).
According to the National Golf Foundation, the biggest participation increase over the past three years has been that of junior golfers, with a net gain of almost 1 million juniors (ages 6-17). The United States Tennis Association (USTA) also reports that tennis continues to swell in popularity with kids with a 29% growth in kids participating between 2019 and 2022.
And when it comes to hanging out at the pool during the summer months in South Florida, well, we all know how kids of all ages (and their parents) feel about that. So, without further ado, here's the scoop from Courtney on our Olde Cypress Junior Camps.
Thank you, Courtney, for taking time out of your busy day. How are you involved in the Junior Camps this year?
Well, as a former high school golfer, college golfer, and the current head golf coach at the Community School of Naples, I'm involved with, you guessed it … golf! Two of our assistants and I rotate the golf and pool portion of the junior camps, then they head over to tennis in the afternoon. I might be biased, but I think our junior camps are the best in all of Naples.
What's your background in working with junior golfers?
I started working with the First Tee about 12 years ago, which is an amazing organization that helps kids build the strength of character to empower them throughout life's challenges. It's such a great organization. About five years ago I accepted the head coaching position with the Community School of Naples as the girls' varsity coach, which I absolutely love!
Why are our facilities ideal for young players?
We have a very large grass driving range with the ability to teach on both the north and south tees. The pool and tennis courts are all very close to the driving range as well. There's plenty of room but also plenty of proximity.
What should kids bring?
The kids should bring snacks, lunch, and a water bottle with their name on it. They should also bring a hat or visor, sunscreen, a bathing suit, a towel and another set of active clothes, golf clubs and a tennis racket if they have them.
Anything else you can think of that parents should know?
Drop off is at 8:45 a.m. at the fitness center and pick up is behind the fitness center just outside the stadium/pool area. Other than that, just get ready for a great time!
Junior Camp Schedule
Tuesday, June 13 – Thursday, June 15
Tuesday, June 27 – Thursday, June 29
Tuesday, July 18 – Thursday, July 20
Tuesday, July 25 – Thursday, July 27
Tuesday, August 1 – Thursday, August 3
8:45 a.m. - Drop-off at The Olde Cypress fitness center
9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. - Golf with snack break (please bring a water bottle)
11:30 a.m. – Noon - Lunch (bring lunch Tues & Wed; pizza provided Thurs)
Noon – 1 p.m. - Pool time (please bring a bathing suit and towel)
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. - Tennis (please bring a change of tennis clothes)
2 p.m. - Pick-up at tennis stadium / pool area
Golf Only - $200
Golf + Pool - $250
Tennis Only - $135
Golf + Pool + Tennis - $375
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