AndrewsCamps fulfils the dream of Andrew Frierson. Raised in Mill Valley, Andrew has always been passionate about working with Marin kids and teens.
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. AndrewsCamps is a place where kids have fun and they also experience great role models who teach self control and respect for others. AndrewsCamps is now in its 17th year of providing the best youth programs in Marin.
LOVE IS NOT JUST A SLOGAN
Andrew’s vision is that every one of our participant boys and girls is embraced in an accepting loving way. Every one of our kids becomes a part of this very special community. Our 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 also directed PE programs at St. Hilary, Wade Thomas, Old Mill and Edna Maguire before realizing his real ambition in opening AndrewsCamps.
A SAFE PLACE TO GROW AND PLAY
AndrewsCamps is your partner, providing parents a safe place to send their children to have fun while learning how to be happy and successful in life. AndrewsCamps does this through age appropriate activities the kids love and which also allow them to develop positive feelings about themselves. Kids are also taught to accept and respect others. AndrewsCamps is a wholesome place that gives each child many ways to be self-directed and explore on their own as we encourage them to achieve their very best. Most of all, when your kids are with us they are always having a great time. (Your challenge will be getting your child to want to leave when you come to pick them up.)
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 have multiple opportunities to play sports, games, do crafts, and try 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.