Army West Point Director of Athletics Mike Buddie announces the decision to cancel remaining sports camps here for summer 2020 to focus available resources on supporting returning cadets during continued uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This decision came on the heels of the May 5 decision to cancel all overnight sports camps this summer due to insufficient lodging space for both returning members of the Corps of Cadets and the camp staff and participants.
"This was a very tough decision to make," Buddie said, "but as a key part of the West Point enterprise, we stand unified with the Superintendent in our mission to educate and train the future leaders of our Army."
The leadership of the United States Military Academy continues to work closely with Army, state and local officials in developing the most effective measures to incorporate as they wrestle with the daunting task of returning to its core missions. Buddie and the Army West Point Athletic Association are an integral part of that mission and will play an important part in the anticipated compressed cadet summer training program.
"Our Sports Camp and clinics program," Mark West, Director of the Army West Point Sports Camp program said, "during the academic year as well as the summer, continue to be an important component of providing prospective cadet-athletes and other young athletes a once-in-a-lifetime camp experience at the premier leadership institute in the nation, West Point."
West and his team will continue to monitor the situation with the intention of hosting various clinics this fall and throughout the academic year with sports camps returning to normal next summer. The Army West Point finance office will start providing full refunds immediately. Camp registrants impacted by this cancellation should monitor the Army West Point Sports Camps web page at https://info.abcsportscamps.com/army-west-point for further details.
The mission of the Army West Point Athletic Association is to provide an extraordinary division I athletic experience that develops leaders of character committed to the values of duty, honor and country.