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Campers travel to Cayuga from across the United States, and from abroad as well. Most campers are from the metropolitan areas of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland, and Virginia. At the same time, we still continue to have a diverse camper and staff population who last summer traveled from 26 states and 17 countries! Camp Cayuga is a nonsectarian camp with campers of various religious affiliations.

ATHLETICS

Camp Cayuga's Athletic Program is noncompetitive in nature and philosophy.  We stress self-improvement with emphasis on instruction rather than competition.  

INDIVIDUAL & TEAM SPORTS  
Athletics is a big part of the activity program for many campers.  We offer practically every individual and team sport imaginable.  Our most popular land sports are listed below:

* PAINTBALL * WRESTLING  * FLAG FOOTBALL
* TENNIS (USTA) * LACROSSE * IN-LINE SKATING
* SKATEBOARDING * DODGEBALL * TOUCH FOOTBALL
* BASKETBALL * SOFTBALL  * SWIMMING 
* GYMNASTICS  * BASEBALL  * FLOOR HOCKEY 
* TUMBLING  * JUDO  * ROLLER HOCKEY 
* VOLLEYBALL * KARATE * FIELD HOCKEY
* RIFLERY (NRA) * ARCHERY * ULTIMATE FRISBEE
* BADMINTON * GA GA * WEIGHT TRAINING
* EXTREME SPORT JUMPING * NEWCOMBE * EXERCISE & FITNESS
* TETHERBALL * SOCCER * CHEERLEADING
* T-BALL * GOLF * PING PONG
* TRACK  * RUGBY * KICKBALL
* FRISBEE GOLF * JOGGING * BUBBLE SOCCER


STAFF
The Athletic Department is headed-up by our Athletic Director who is a professional educator and coach. Activity instruction is monitored by the Athletic Director, and provided by our Activity Specialists who are college-enrolled students, graduate students, and young certified teachers. Instructors have documented experience in their specialty area, as a competitor/player as well as a teacher/coach and hold current certification in the activity for which they've been hired.

INSTRUCTION
Quality instruction is geared to the camper's individual skill level. Instruction is patient and thorough with due regard for both safety and enjoyment. Generally speaking, instruction takes place during the first-half each activity period. The remaining portion is reserved for recreational play-time. Certain activity periods are scheduled as "practice time" for Intercamp Tournament Teams.

VOLUNTARY COMPETITION
Although Cayuga is noncompetitive in nature, healthy competition does find its way into the activity program on a voluntary basis through our Intercamp Tournament Program. Campers who enjoy competition are encouraged to sign-up for the Intercamp Team of their choice. Campers can join as many Intercamp Teams as they'd like. There are no team "try-outs" and all campers can participate in the tournaments, regardless of their athletic ability. Emphasis is placed on sportsmanship and having fun, rather than winning. (Despite Cayuga's tournament record which includes more wins than losses!) The Intercamp Tournament Program is voluntary. If you don't want to join a team and compete, you don't have to.

INTERCAMP TOURNAMENTS
Each summer we schedule over 120 tournaments with neighboring camps in Wayne County. Approximately 50% of the tournaments are scheduled as "away games", that provide our campers an opportunity to travel to other camps. To join a team and compete in your favorite sport, all you need to do is sign-up for the team. Intercamp Tournaments are a great way to add a little camp spirit to your summer and widen your travels as well.

TOURNAMENT TEAMS
Cayuga offers an Intercamp Tournament Team for every land and water sport. Teams are usually organized by camper grade and gender. Some teams are coed. The Intercamp Tournament Program includes the following teams:

* PAINTBALL TEAM * WRESTLING TEAM 
* DODGEBALL TEAM * BASKETBALL TEAM
* VOLLEYBALL TEAM * NEWCOMB TEAM
* BADMINTON TEAM * PING PONG TEAM
* SOFTBALL TEAM * BASEBALL TEAM
* KICKBALL TEAM * ARCHERY TEAM
* TRACK TEAM * TENNIS TEAM
* SOCCER TEAM * RIFLERY TEAM
* ROLLER HOCKEY TEAM * FIELD HOCKEY TEAM
* FLAG FOOTBALL TEAM * GYMNASTICS TEAM
* SAILING TEAM * SWIM TEAM
* FLYING TRAPEZE TEAM * HORSE SHOW TEAM

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