(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. A progressive and relevant teaching curriculum, creative and fun competitions highlighted by our daily ladder games and our week-long evening 9v9 league games. 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.
Camp Director and Hope Head Men’s Soccer Coach Dave Brandt is one of the most highly accomplished men’s college coaches of all time. His collegiate head coach experience includes six national championships and eight final fours over twelve years at Division III Messiah and seven years at the Division I Naval Academy from 2009-2016. Navy’s 2013 squad went 16-4-2 and earned the program’s first NCAA playoff win in 42 years. Brandt also has two years of experience as a professional coach at the USL Pittsburgh Riverhounds from 2016-17. His first season at Hope was also a success with a 14-3-1 overall record after 3 straight sub .500 seasons. Brandt is involved in every facet of the camp, and will be coaching and teaching on the field every day along with his broader camp staff and players.
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.