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Sports Camps

Practice. Improve. Compete.

Improve your skills and get to know your teammates at Thornton Academy's summer sports camps. Held on the beautiful and extensive athletic facilities at Thornton Academy, these camps are run by our qualified and experienced coaches and are open to athletes from all over the world. 

Summer Sports Camps

TA Soccer Camp

Thornton Academy Soccer Camp

Dates: Monday, June 11th through Friday, June 15th

Times: Monday-Wednesday: Grades 10-12 2:00-5:30 pm / Grade 9 3:00-5:30 pm. Thursday-Friday: TBA

Where on campus: Paul S. Hill Stadium

Ages of participants: Boys and girls aged 10-14 (grades 5-8)

Cost: $75

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2019 Soccer Camp Brochure

Campers will participate in a fun-filled soccer program that is age and ability appropriate emphasizing teamwork, participation, and enjoyment. The main goal is to develop individual soccer skills within the context of team play and the growth of a “soccer sense.” Topics to be covered will include: technical skills, tactical skills – attacking and defending, team tactics and development.

The Thornton Academy Soccer Camp is organized under the direction of Coach Andrew Carlson. Since the Fall of 2000, Coach Carlson has run the men’s soccer program at TA. Andrew holds a D – level coaching certificate from the United States Soccer Federation and a National Diploma coaching certificate from the National Soccer Coaches Association.

Additional coaching staff are current Thornton Academy coaches, and former Thornton Academy players for their ability to teach and demonstrate the game of soccer. Coach Carlson has worked with these coaches in the past and has only the highest of praise for their experience and skills.

TA Girls' Basketball Camp

Thornton Academy Girls Basketball Camp

Dates: Monday, July 15th through Friday, July 19th

Times: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Where on campus: Linnell Gymnasium

Ages of participants: Students entering grades 3-8 in Fall 2019

Cost: $125

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2019 Girls Basketball Camp Brochure


TA Football Camp

Thornton Academy Football Camp

Dates: June 10-14, 2019

Times: Monday-Thursday: Grades 10-12 3:00-6:00 pm / Grade 9 3:45-6:00 pm, Friday: 12:00 - 2:30 pm

Where on campus: Paul S. Hill Stadium

Ages of participants: Students entering grades 9-12 in Fall 2019

Cost: $50

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2019 Football Camp Brochure

The Thornton Academy Football Camp provides a fitness and injury pre-screening test for all our incoming players. The will help access the physical fitness of each individual and discover any areas of weakness that could lead to an injury. Each player will be individually accessed and be given information for the summer conditioning program. Camp also exposes all participants to fundamental skills, techniques, and terminology used in the Thornton Academy Football Program. The staff is committed to proper attitude and discipline and will stress this with positive reinforcement. The atmosphere will be an integral part of the improvement and development of all participants. The week will conclude with participation in a controlled scrimmage based upon grade and skill level.


TA Youth Football Camp

Thornton Academy Youth Football Camp

Dates: August 5-9, 2019

Times: Grades 2-5: 5:00-6:30 pm / Grades 6-8: 5:00-7:15 pm

Where on campus: Paul S. Hill Stadium

Ages of participants: Students entering grades 2-8 in Fall 2019

Cost: $50 before July 23rd. Onsite registration is $60.

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2019 Youth Football Camp Brochure

The primary goal for the Thornton Academy Youth Football Camp is to build a sense of continuity, consistency, and pride throughout the entire football program. All participants will be exposed to proper fundamental skills, techniques, and terminology used throughout the scheme of football played in the community. Individual attention will be given to each camper, and the instruction level will be geared to all age groups attending the camp.


TA Field Hockey Camp

Thornton Academy Field Hockey Camp

Dates: Monday, July 8th through Thursday, July 11th

Times: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Where on campus: Paul S. Hill Stadium

Ages of participants: Students entering grades 2-9 in Fall 2019

Cost: $85

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2019 Field Hockey
Camp Form

Players will learn or improve the fundamentals of field hockey while also working on individual and team concepts of offense and defense. The TAFH Camp will be directed by head coach Lori Smith and assisted by TAFH assistant coaches and current TA players and alumnae.

Please come dressed to play and bring a snack, and a water bottle. Sunscreen is recommended.

Mouth guard, shin guards, eye protection and a stick are required. Youth stick packages available at Longstreth. Equipment rentals are also available through Saco Parks & Recreation by reservation ahead of time.

Bad weather cancellations will be emailed/texted by 7:45 a.m. the morning of a session and money will be refunded per day cancelled.

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TA Boys Basketball Summer Camp

Thornton Academy Boys' Basketball Camp

Dates: Monday, July 8th through Thursday, July 11th

Times: 8:00-11:30 a.m.

Where on campus: Linnell Gymnasium

Ages of participants: Students entering grades 3-8 in Fall 2019

Cost: $80

Camp organizer email:

2019 Boys Basketball camp brochure

Each camp session will consist of station work emphasizing offensive and defensive skill development as well as 5-on-5 play. Come join us for a fun week of basketball!