Founded in 1848, Blair Academy is located on 435 bucolic acres just off interstate Route 80 in Blairstown, New Jersey. Its campus is within an hour by car of both Newark International Airport and the George Washington Bridge. Squash and Beyond-Blair Academy is an idea early-summer squash camp choice for players who live in and around New York City as well as those from the West Coast, Midwest, Europe and Asia.
Blair’s Tracy Hall Squash Center boasts seven air-conditioned international courts. Campers also enjoy supervised access to the school’s other recreational and athletic facilities, including its nine hole golf course. All campers live in a dormitory staffed by coaches and take their meals in the Blair Academy dining room.
Non-squash activities at Squash and Beyond-Blair Academy include the opening-of-camp volleyball championship, canoeing or hiking through the nearby Delaware Water Gap, a night at the movies, the traditional Squash and Beyond soccer tournament, and a campus-wide game of Capture the Flag.
Programs Head Coach: Paul Hornsby
“Paul Hornsby is a professional squash coach with over 15 years of experience coaching athletes ranging from junior development to senior professional. Originally from England, Paul now lives in New Zealand, where he became the National Coach back in 2011. During this time he has worked closely with Joelle King, assisting her to a career high world ranking of 4, took the New Zealand national representative team to 6 world championship events, and last year was the New Zealand Coach at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. He launched his professional squash business PHSquash, based in Auckland, in February this year and continues to work with New Zealand’s leading players.”
Programs Director: Jim Moore
The director of Squash and Beyond- Blair Academy is Jim Moore, director of squash programs and instructor of English and AP MicroEconomics at Blair Academy. Jim has been a staff coach at Squash and Beyond since 2012 and founded the first Blair Academy squash teams in 1993. His programs at Blair now involve six coaches serving 80 students a year, ranging from experienced tournament players to beginners who simply want to learn the game. In 2015, Jim and his wife Wendy led the Squash and Beyond trip to the Dutch Junior Open in Amsterdam. The Moores and their children live on the Blair campus.
June 19-24, 2016
Sunday night: Volleyball tournament
Monday: Jiminy Peak- Mountain Adventure
Tuesday: Movie night
Wednesday: Kayaking on the Deerfield River
Thursday: Soccer night