$149 for Two-Day Boys' Ed Dickson Football Camp from Sports International Football Camps ($299.97 Value)

The John Carroll School

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$149 for Two-Day Boys' Football Camp ($299.97 Value)

  • Registration for the two-day camp and a commemorative camp T-shirt (a $249.97 value)
  • Football that will be autographed by Ed Dickson at camp (a $50 value)

For boys aged 7–18, the Ed Dickson football day camp meets at The John Carroll School on July 23 and 24.

During the camp, Baltimore Ravens tight end Ed Dickson joins a team of veteran high-school coaches to fine-tune the football fundamentals of aspiring athletes. Each day, players don shoulder pads and helmets for controlled-contact drills on both sides of the ball, as well as specialized instruction by position. The camp's 10:1 student-instructor ratio allows the coaches to give each participant constructive individual attention.

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Most camp counselors can teach children how to tie-dye a T-shirt or braid a friendship bracelet. Very few, however, have experienced the exhilaration of vaulting into the end zone for a goal-line touchdown or intercepting a game-winning pass in front of thousands of rabid football fans. Across the country, Sports International Football Camps grant participants the opportunity to learn firsthand from professional athletes, whose gridiron battle scars have been forged by bell-ringing collisions with fearless opponents and reckless mascots on motorcycles.

Since 1983, the organization has partnered with veteran high-school coaches and pros, such as three-time Pro Bowl running back Priest Holmes, All-Pro linebacker Brian Cushing, and Super Bowl champion–cornerback Terrell Thomas. In those years, the camp has schooled some 96,000 alumni, including current NFL quarterback Byron Leftwich. Coaches break campers into groups by age, position, and ability and run practices that are competitive yet fun and supportive. For in-depth focus on the specific techniques of skill-position players, the camp also offers special academies for passing and receiving as well as kicking, punting, long snapping, and cooler lifting for Gatorade victory showers.

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    The John Carroll School

    703 E Churchville Rd.

    Bel Air, Maryland 21014

    301-575-9400

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In a Nutshell

In shoulder pads and helmets, boys practice blocking and tackling at fun, competitive camp run by NFL tight end and area coaches

The Fine Print

Expires Jul 20th, 2012. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per person per visit. Registration required by 7/12/12. Valid only for ages 7-18. The same person must attend both camp days. Must sign waiver. In case of inclement weather, camp will be moved indoors. Extra $41 fee to rent football equipment. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

For those who have team spirit and enjoy athletic competition