Third Annual Genesee Sport and Wellness Camp at GCC

One Week Program Offered July 23-27 at Batavia Campus

Batavia, NY - Once again, Genesee Community College will welcome middle school aged-students to participate in the annual summer Sport and Wellness Experience. The popular week-long camp focuses on helping children develop the skills and mind-set necessary to compete in various sports, but also to help them appreciate the value of good health and wellness habits.

“We are going into our third year of this camp and it has really been a lot of fun,” says GCC Health and PE Director Rebecca Dziekan. “The kids have been great and the feedback has been so positive. Combining a variety of different sports with a little education on some important wellness topics provides a nice experience for all the participants.”

For children who qualify, GCC is once again offering a scholarship to cover all expenses for the camp. Ten students in the GLOW region (Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming counties) will be chosen to win the scholarships, which are valued at $120. To qualify for consideration, students must attend 6th, 7th or 8th grade in the GLOW region, and be nominated by a physical education instructor. Nominees must meet the following criteria: exemplify good character, show initiative, demonstrate an interest or an appreciation for wellness and sport and academic standing in health and PE classes, and/or participation in team athletics. Nomination forms are available to download and print at this website:
The deadline for the Sport and Wellness Program Scholarship Application is May 11, 2012

GCC’s Sport and Wellness experience runs one full week and each day is filled with a well-rounded lineup of activities and great collection of contemporary topics that face young adults today, including but not limited to bullying, relationships, alcohol and drug abuse. The program runs from 9:00am-4:30pm from July 23-27, with all activities taking place on the GCC campus at One College Road in Batavia. Participants have full access to GCC’s new athletic facilities including the new turf soccer field, Fitness Center, Anthony B. Zambito Gymnasium and the tennis courts. The $120 cost covers instruction in tennis, soccer and volleyball as well as all of the educational discussions, a daily lunch in the College’s Cafeteria, and a program T-shirt. A variety of GCC instructors lead the classes and discussions with guest speakers also sharing their expertise.

“The program in the past two years have ‘wowed’ both the student participants as well as their parents, and many attendees return for a second year,” Dzeikan said. “From experiencing the College’s high end athletic facilities to the working with coaches and staff—we believe the program offers everyone involved a very engaging and fulfilling experience.”

To learn more about the camp, and to download a registration form, visit this website:

For further information please contact Marketing Communications Associate Director Donna Rae Sutherland at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6616, or via email:

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