Passion - Confidence - Camaraderie
Passion - Confidence - Camaraderie
Our goal is to create well-rounded campers and will stop at nothing to accomplish that. We want campers to discover and cultivate a passion for athletics for the same reasons we have: competition, socialization, self-esteem, and the ultimate experience…contributing to something bigger than ourselves!
Our passion…for children and sports is the foundation FSA was built on. We are not a three-month operation that only works with children during Summer, but rather, we are an organization that works with families year round.
Our communication… is constant with our families. As opposed to monthly, semi-annual or even annual communication, our continuous communication with our FSA families allows us the opportunity to stay ahead of the game, as well as the freedom to switch gears and pivot if need be.
Our staff & culture…is what separates us from park districts and other local camps. From day 1, FSA has been all character, all the time! We have worked hard to create and maintain a culture where all players are treated fairly and encouraged to develop as individuals and athletes. We pride ourselves as coaches who equally cater to the beginner, intermediate and advanced athlete.
Upon arrival, your children will feel safe the second they enter camp, because they will interact with the same staff they see all year in Schoolyard Sports, basketball, baseball, lacrosse or flag-football.
Aside from FSA’s full-time employees, families will have piece of mind knowing all FSA counselors will have successfully completed a comprehensive training course. Prior to camp, all FSA staff will have been lectured and instructed by some of the industry’s top professionals.
Our traditions… keep campers coming back every year! Friday Fun-Days, USA vs. UK, Tribal Takeover & Blue vs. Red bring out the most camaraderie, teamwork, competition and fun!
We Love Camp!
We Love Camp!
Kevin Kaminsky, one of the founders of FSA, has been very visible on the basketball courts during FSA’s Fall, Winter and Spring seasons, but seemed to vanish every Summer…Where had he been?!
Coach Kevin served at Camp Horseshoe as an Assistant Director, Program Director, Athletic Director, Head of Staff and full-time employee for ten years prior to starting FSA Sports Camp!
He is a nationally recognized Certified Camp Safety Director, which covers everything from kitchen and food service to playground equipment and water sports. He has his lifeguard, first aid, and CPR certifications, as well as being a WSI (Water Safety Instructor).
In addition to working full-time for Camp Horseshoe and developing FSA’s youth programming, Coach Kevin has spent the last several years attending national and local camping conferences year round. He has adapted and implemented his knowledge of staff training, programming, allergies, risk management, health and safety, transportation, bullying and communicating with parents into current FSA programs and was even more excited to apply his resources into FSA Sports Camp.
FSA Sports Camp is a family affair for Kevin and his family. His wife Colleen serves as FSA Camp Mom as well as being the main contact for parents on a daily basis during the summer. Kevin and Colleen have a daughter, Marley, that occasionally makes a guest appearance at camp as well. They live in the North Suburbs of Chicago and are in constant contact with FSA families year round.
Kevin also serves on the S.C.O.P.E. (Summer Camp Opportunities Provide Education) Midwest Board of Camp Professionals. This not-for-profit helps fund children who would not otherwise be able to attend summer camps the opportunity to do so.
Ed Reformado is in his tenth year of coaching youth basketball and directing youth programming.
Over the past four years Ed has developed FSA’s Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten Schoolyard Sports Program into one of the premier enrichment classes for 3-6 year olds on the North Shore. Ed & Team FSA work with hundreds Pre-K & Kindergarten students each week; implementing camp games, traditional sports, as well as a variety of team-building exercises to build individual skill and personal development in future generations.
While in high school, Ed was a three-year varsity starter for Leyden High School's Boys Basketball team. Following high school, Ed played college basketball for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville for one year. In 2005, Ed transferred to Dominican University in River Forest to complete his Bachelor’s Degree in English-Literature and begin his coaching career.
Coach Ed's goal for all campers is to step outside their comfort zone and make the most out of every day, by making new connections and turning obstacles into opportunities.
Currently Ed resides in Deerfield with his wife, Kelly; daughter, Eliza; and dog, Rudi.