Johnson State Softball Camp

July 22 - July 26, 2018

Robert Gervais, Camp Director, Head Women's Softball Coach

Coach Gervais, a 1993 graduate of Johnson State College where he was a standout catcher for two seasons for the Badger baseball team, is currently the Coordinator of Instructional Technology at Johnson State College.  Coach Gervais has 29 years of experiencing coaching College,  High School and youth Softball, including over 15 years of teaching and administration from the kindergarten through high school levels. Most recently Coach Gervais, who earned his Masters Degree from South Dakota State University in 2005 in Educational Technology, has served as the Assistant Softball Coach at Enosburg High School since 1999, helping the program to three Vermont Division III State Championships, before moving on to Coach at JSC.



About the Camp:

This overnight (with full-day option) summer softball camp is for girls in grades 4-12 and will focus on the "total" softball athlete, highlighting conditioning, skills and mental aspects of the game.

Dates: July 22- 26, 2018

Who: Girls in grades 4 - 12 (Overnight campers must be GRADE 5 or older)

Times: Full-day - 9 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. (exceptions available for summer softball league players).  Day campers are done daily M-W at 4:15 pm.  Sunday evening check-in for overnight campers, day campers begin Monday at 8:30-9:00AM.  Thursday camp concludes at 3:00 pm.

Facilities: Softball field, indoor/outdoor batting cages, swimming pool, locker rooms, video function room, cafeteria, dorms

Fees: (Includes meals, t-shirt, awards, report card)

Day campers: $290

Overnight campers: $425

Family Discount: $25

Staff: Johnson Softball Coach Robert Gervais and other Johnson coaches and players. Coach Gervais has over 20 years experience coaching youth through collegiate softball.


The Johnson State Girls Development Camp takes place on the Johnson State College campus in Johnson, Vermont. Johnson sits atop 350 hilltop acres in the heart of the Green Mountains. JSC is central to many major ski resorts and is 25 minutes from Stowe, 15 minutes from Smugglers’ Notch Ski Resort, 45 minutes from Burlington and about 2 hours from Montreal. 

Topics Covered:


Pitchers will do daily routines to reinforce skills, but caution will be taken to not over-work. Special workouts & coaching will be offered to pitchers at all levels (beginning to advanced) throughout each day.

Skill, Competition, & Fun

Positive reinforcement, individual feedback, drill variety, competitive games, and personal challenges all go into making this experience fun while improving player's skills.

Between the Lines

Softball is a sport loaded with mental games within the game. Coach Gervais will take this time to provide breakout classroom sessions to teach the finer points of the game. Discussions, handouts, notes, video, and lecture will be used to examine points such as:

  • Attitude: What do coaches look for? How can you still help yourself or your team even if you strike out or lose a game?
  • Hitting: Preparing, knowing the pitch, making small adjustments
  • Pitching: Deception, reacting to situtations, pitching to the umpire
  • Short game: Types of bunts, slap or bunt? Types of slides, baserunning tips
  • Defense: Making the play before the play happens, adjusting to the batter


Contact Robert Gervais at or 802-782-6476