AndrewsCamps fulfills the dream of Andrew Frierson who was raised in Mill Valley and for more than 20 years has been committed to providing camps for Marin kids and teens that are wholesome, safe and fun.
Andrew believes in young people and their potential. He has an amazing ability to motivate and work with youth ... a passion that is shared by the AndrewsCamps staff. The AndrewsCamps center is a place where kids have fun while they experience great role models. AndrewsCamps is now in its 18th year, providing the best youth camps in Marin.
LOVE IS NOT JUST A SLOGAN
Andrew’s vision is that every one of our camp participants is embraced in an accepting loving way. Every one of our campers becomes a part of our very special community. Our camp staff don't just watch the kids … they fully engage in the games and activities. When kids come to AndrewsCamps they immediately feel special and accepted ... and they are.
PLAYING PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL
Andrew played Division 1 baseball at the University of Arizona, was drafted by the Montreal Expos (now the Washington Nationals) and spent three seasons playing professional baseball. He returned to Marin as head baseball coach at Tamalpais high school. He was also involved in PE programs at St. Hilary, Wade Thomas, Old Mill and Edna Maguire before launching AndrewsCamps.
A SAFE PLACE TO GROW AND PLAY
AndrewsCamps partners with parents. Our camps provide a place where children and youth have fun in sports, playing games, doing crafts and other activities while learning to be respectful of others as they build their own self-esteem. AndrewsCamps is a place where each camper learns how to be self-directed. Each is able to pursue and explore their own interests. We encourage them to always seek to do their very best. Most of all, when your kids are in one of our camps they always have a great time and make many new friends.
INDIVIDUALISM AND FREEDOM FOR KIDS
Andrew believes in individualism. He wants kids to grow up with the freedom to follow their curiosity, to try out their ideas, to even be different from the group from time to time. AndrewsCamps is an active place where kids always have multiple opportunities to try new things that appeal to them.
The operative word at AndrewsCamps is “yes.” The AndrewsCamps way is to have an atmosphere where every kid, regardless of their background, has the chance to develop to their fullest potential and to follow their own initiatives rather than always being told what to do. At AndrewsCamps creativity and initiative are encouraged and rewarded. Our camps are designed to be active, fun and character building.