(commuter day runs from 9:00am-9:00pm)
This is an exceptional camp, extremely well-organized, and with a vision to provide campers with a simply awesome 5-day overall camp experience featuring a progressive and relevant teaching curriculum, creative and fun competitions. This is a great camp for players who are looking to sharpen their games and be inspired not only to improve as a player, but to have fun while getting better. Our concerted emphasis on team building and character development, which is a very intentional piece of camp, will inspire your son not only to be a better player through his high school years, but a better teammate and leader as well.
Campers can choose to register as Resident Campers (stay overnight with us in the dorm), or as Commuter Campers. Campers who choose to commute stay overnight at home, and join us each morning for the start of the morning teaching session. The commuter day runs from 8:30am-9:00pm daily, and commuters essentially only miss staying overnight and breakfast each day, but otherwise do everything between 8:30am and 9pm that resident campers do.
Our Hope College goalkeeper program is also available for camp. Goalkeepers will train separately from field players throughout the week, but take part in small sided as well as full sided play. The program is designed to challenge and develop individual skill throughout each training session and tactical knowledge during the games.
David Blahnik, former head coach at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois was announced as the new head coach of the Hope College men’s soccer team on May 3, 2022. Blahnik guided Olivet Nazarene to a .707 winning percentage over six seasons from 2012 through 2017. Blahnik served as an assistant men’s soccer coach at Hope in 2019, helping the Flying Dutchmen return to the NCAA Division III Tournament and finishing with a 14-6-1 overall record. At Olivet Nazarene, Blahnik coached his alma mater to five NAIA National Tournament appearances and an 83-31-13 overall record. Olivet Nazarene earned an NAIA Top 25 ranking five times during Blahnik’s tenure.
The setting for the Hope Boy’s Residential Camp is the campus of the Hope College, located in Holland, Michigan. Sessions will utilize the 1200 seat, lighted, turfed, soccer specific Van Andel Soccer Stadium. All campers will reside in one of the residence halls normally occupied by undergraduate students of the College. Meals will be served in one of the Dining Halls on campus.