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The fine rugby program at West Point announces the 2019 continuation of the well-run summer camp for girls. As before, there are two sessions with different start dates.

 (Rugby Today interviewed West Point's Assistant Women's Rugby Coach, Lara Vivolo, about the Girls Summer Camp. Lara is a former Women’s Eagle at Sevens and Fifteens.)

Rugby Today: This is the West Point Girls Rugby Camp’s third year: What do you offer?

Coach Lara Vivolo: Our camp will give young female athletes time and training to develop and improve abilities in fundamental skills and tactics of rugby in a healthy and positive environment. This year, we anticipate more girls enrolled so we can spend extra time to improve players in their specific positional roles; such as scrums, line outs, strategic kicking, etc. 

Rugby Today: When does camp start?

Coach Lara Vivolo:  This summer, there are two sessions: Camp #1 will run from Thursday June 27th to Sunday, June 30th while Camp #2 will be from Thursday, July 11th to July 14th.  

Rugby Today: Other facts for would be campers?

Coach Lara Vivolo:  The camp is open to all girls 7th-12th grade, or 12-18 years of age. We are excited to be hosting two camps this summer that will provide multiple opportunities for female athletes to develop as rugby players. The girls will learn what their potential can be and to realize goals. Finally, the campers will experience a unique college environment at the beautiful and historical West Point, New York, facility that overlooks the Hudson River.

(For complete information, including fees, access: www.goarmywestpoint/camps