Fun in the Sun Lacrosse, which has conducted lacrosse camps for girls in kindergarten through high school since 2005, has moved its operations to Weston this summer.Run by Weston High head girls lacrosse coach Megan Borman, it will offer several camps beginning next week. All will be held on the turf fields at the Weston High campus.
Borman has led the Weston varsity team for the past two seasons, including a state Class S championship in 2011 and a South-West Conference Division II title this spring.
The goal of Fun in the Sun Lax is to give each girl a safe, educational and fun summer lacrosse experience. The all-girls camp allows for a relaxed and comforting atmosphere for learning.
Two instructional camps for girls in kindergarten through sixth grade will be held June and July. The first, which runs next Monday through Thursday, meets from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on the varsity turf field. The cost is $180 per camper.
The second, which takes place July 2, 3 and 5, also meets from 9 to 11:30 on the turf field. The cost is $125.
A three-day high school camp for girls in ninth through 12th grade meets June 25, 26 and 28 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on the turf field with a cost of $140.
The shutout camp, which meets from 5:30 to 8 and meets on the stadium turf field, runs June 25-28 and is for middle school girls in fifth through eighth grade. This camp caters to the older and more advanced player. Campers will focus more on small-sided games and higher intensity drills that culminate in an all-camp tournament.
Fun in the Sun Lax also offers a pick up league open to girls in fifth through ninth grade which meets from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday Sunday nights from June 27 through Aug. 8 (no league on July 4) on the varsity turf field.
The registration fee of $150 includes a reversible jersey.
A certified women’s lacrosse referee is present at each session. The league offers lacrosse players throughout Connecticut and New York an opportunity to play informally throughout the summer and maintain the level of their game.
“I think the best of it is the league especially gives college and post-college girls a place to play during the summer,” said Borman. “This is pretty much it.”
Eventually she would like to start a recreational league for players age 30 and older. Such would offer mothers of lacrosse players the chance to learn the sport as well.
A 2003 graduate of Gettysburg College with a degree in history, Borman was a member of the Gettysburg women’s lacrosse team and named a two-time IWLCA national All-American, three-time regional All-American, three-time All-Conference player, Conference Player of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year by Inside Lacrosse Magazine.
Since college, she has coached for the English Lacrosse Association in Manchester, England, and worked as assistant women’s lacrosse coach at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Assisting Borman are Weston High varsity assistant coach Amy Alvord, a three-time All-American at William Smith College, and Lauren Schapiro, a recent graduate of Stamford High who will attend Gettysburg College in the fall.
Registration for all camps can be done online at www.funinthesunlax.com. Checks may be made payable to Fun in the Sun Lax and mailed to P.O. Box 537, Georgetown, CT 06829.