Frequently Asked Questions for the leGassickSquash Camp
* Q What facilities are at Portsmouth Abbey?
Portsmouth Abbey has first rate athletic facilities, including eight International glass back squash courts, that are located on the beautiful campus of Portsmouth Abbey, Portsmouth RI. There are also excellent training facilities available for the squash camp next to the Dom Bede Gorman squash Facility.
* Q Is the squash facility air-conditioned?
* Q How many hours per day will I be on the court?
We will have a coach/camper ratio of about 1:4 which is often 1:3. All coaches are outstanding in their fields and there will be opportunities for one on one coaching. Our program focuses on quality of practice over quantity, so on court time is kept to 4/5 hours per day maximum.
* Q What kind of supervision does the camp offer during the day and night?
Campers are supervised by the camp's counselors constantly. Both coaches and counselors will be housed in the same residence; campers will have counselors with them as they dine, walk between facilities on campus and when they are on outings. During 'rest time' counselors will be close by too.
* Q Can I stay for two weeks?
Yes. Should you want to stay for two weeks, Sessions I and II, and therefore over the weekend of June 14-15-16, please contact Stuart le Gassick at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is an extra charge for staying over the weekend at Portsmouth Abbey between Session I and Session II.
* Q Where do the campers eat and sleep?
leGassick Squash Camps use two of Portsmouth Abbey's dorms, one for boys, one for girls, on the Portsmouth Abbey Campus. Campers will be housed in a single or double room. All meals throughout the camp will be served in one of Portsmouth Abbey's dining halls and will be prepared by the school Food Services. Please contact me if your child has any allergies.
* Q What should the campers bring with them to camp?
Campers are responsible for bringing their own bed linens and pillow, plenty of squash clothes, a bathing suit, towels, outdoor shoes, comfortable clothes for evening activities and some spending money.
* Q How do we get to Portsmouth Abbey?
Peter Pan Bus Company runs buses from around the North East to Providence. TF Green airport is 40 minutes from Providence. For those flying cross country a flight into Boston means that campers will catch a Peter Pan Bus from Logan Airport to Providence (65 mins). Amtrak has a station in Providence. The camp can arrange to transport campers from TF Green Airport and the Train Station to Portsmouth Abbey between 1-6pm on Sunday 9th or Sunday 16th and on Friday afternoon from Portsmouth Abbey to the camper's point of departure.
* Q I plan to arrive by plane/train/bus. How do I arrange help getting to the Portsmouth Abbey Campus from TF Green Airport, Providence train station/Bus Station?
Send written information with your application about arrival times or email Stuart le Gassick and we will pick up the campers at TF Green Airport, Peter Pan Bus Station in Providence or the Amtrak Station at Providence. Also confirm this with an email to Stuart le Gassick at email@example.com. Head your email with the subject 'Travel'.
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