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Rec Notes - July 27, 2012

Summertime means shag

Posted: July 26, 2012 2:45 p.m.
Updated: July 27, 2012 5:00 a.m.

Join Patty and Larry Blackmon and Barbara Wilkes at their weekly “night at the beach” and learn this special dance. It’s easy to learn for all ages and participants will have fun putting those dance steps into play.

All levels of instruction are offered; handouts are available upon request for practice between classes or for refreshers rejoining the class.

Classes will begin Thursday, Aug. 9, with beginners at 7 p.m. and intermediate at 8 p.m. The cost is $40 per person for four weeks; pre-registration is required.

Kim’s Dance Dynamic Classes

Coming soon to the Kershaw County Recreation Department, these classes instructed by Kim Forrest will include baton, jazz, tap and ballet for ages 2 and up.

Tuesdays, starting Aug. 7: Ages 9-12, 5-6:15 p.m.; ages 13 and up, 6:15-7:30 p.m.

Wednesdays, starting Aug. 8: Ages 2-3, 2:45-3:30 p.m.; ages 6-8, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; 4-5, 4:30-5:15 p.m.

Fees are $40 for 45 minute classes, $42 for 1 hour classes, and $44 for 1 hour and 15 minute classes.

Pre-registration is required; call the Recreation Department for more information at 425-6009.

2012 Fall Sports Registration

Cheerleading, ages 5-13, birthday cutoff is Sept. 1, 2012.

Football, ages 8-13, birthday cutoff is Sept. 1, 2012.

Fall Dixie Youth, ages 9-12, birthday cutoff is May 1, 2013.

Fall Fast Pitch Softball, ages 9-12, birthday cutoff is Jan. 1, 2013.

Fall Pitching Machine, ages 8-10, birthday cutoff is May 1, 2013.

Soccer, ages 4-15, birthday cutoff is Sept. 1, 2012.

Registration fees are $32 for football, soccer, baseball and softball, and includes insurance; $25 for cheerleading, and includes uniforms and insurance. Parents of new participants are asked to bring their child’s birth certificate at the time of registration.

Registration dates and locations:

• Recreation Department Office, West DeKalb Street, Camden, July 23 - Aug. 10, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 4, 10 a.m. to noon; and Saturday, Aug. 11, 9 a.m. to noon.

• Wildwood Park, Wildwood Lane, Lugoff, Aug. 6-10, Monday through Friday, 5:30 to 7 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 11, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

• Mt. Pisgah, Mt. Pisgah Elementary School Library, July 30 - Aug. 3, 5 to 7 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 4, 9 to 11 a.m.

• Bethune Elementary, Old Gymnasium, July 30 - Aug. 3, 5 to  7 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 4, 9 to 11 a.m.

• North Central Area, North Central High School Fitness Center, Aug. 6-10, 6 to 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 11, 9 a.m. to noon.

Call the Recreation Department for more information at 425-6009.

Soccer camp

A soccer camp will be offered for boys and girls ages 6-14, Aug. 6-10 (Monday through Friday) at the Kershaw County West Complex, 519 Whitehead Road in Lugoff. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon each day.

The cost is $65, which includes a T-shirt, and preregistration is required by Aug. 1

Football camp

This football fundamentals camp is held at Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) and is available for youth ages 8-12. This is a non-contact drill camp. No equipment is needed. Learn the fundamentals of football, including ball handling, catching, passing and proper stance.

Instructing the camp will be L-EHS Varsity Coach Scott Jones and his staff. Campers need to bring cleats or tennis shoes. Campers will be allowed to run onto the field with the varsity football team for the first home game.

The camp will be held Saturday, Aug. 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the L-EHS Wellness Center. The cost is $20 per camper and includes a T-shirt.

Registration is required by Aug. 15.

Horseback Riding camp

Summer horse camp sessions or lessons are available through the Recreation Department. Linda Klein is the instructor.

Levels of classes offered for those who would like to take group or individual lessons. These classes meet one day a week of four weeks and the cost is $100. Participants will become acquainted with the horse through grooming, tacking, and leading in the first level, working their way steadily towards jumping, horse show etiquette, conformation and rules of the show ring in higher levels. Lessons are worked out with the instructor.

Beginner camp runs each week through Aug. 3, Monday through Friday, at Voxton Farm in Camden for ages 6-18. The cost is $150 for 1/2-day camp, 8:30 a.m. to noon; $275 for all-day camp, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and there is an overnight camp for $375.

Pre-registration is required one week in advance.

Senior fitness

A group exercise class for ages 55 and older provides a fun variety of exercises to improve strength, flexibility, posture and balance, using a chair and a floor mat (optional).

All participants must be ambulatory and able to follow verbal cues in order to safely and effectively perform the exercises. Instructor is Melia Campolong.

The class meets from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at the Rec Department building.

The cost is $20 per month, and pre-registration is required.

Swim lessons

Swim lessons continue with the Kershaw County Recreation Department.

The cost for group instruction is $55 for eight lessons. The cost for private lessons is $50 for four sessions.

Registration is accepted from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Rec Department. Call the Rec Department for more information.

Water aerobics class

A water aerobics class will runs Monday through Thursday from 7:55 to 8:55 a.m.

The cost is $15 per week or $45 per month and classes will not be pro-rated daily.

Register at the Rec Department office Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 425-6009 for more information.

Computer talk

The Computer Users group meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in the Camden First Baptist Church East Building, and anyone interested is welcome to attend. A different topic of discussion is featured each month.

Call Doyle Allen at 432-5625 or the Rec Department for more information.

Square dance lessons

Every Thursday night, the Camden Hi-Steppers Square Dance Club meets at the Woodward Park rec building from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. for some high-stepping fun. Walk-ins are welcome to drop by and take advantage of an invitation for a free short lesson.

Square dancing exercises the body and the mind, say instructors Frank and Mary Ann Trapp. There are no age, race or faith limitations. There are a wide variety of people found at the Camden Hi-Steppers’ club dances.

For information on square dancing, contact Frank or Mary Ann Trapp at 432-5902.


Get a good workout while learning self defense methods with Tae-Kwon-Do classes.

The classes are held each Monday from 6 to 7 p.m. for ages 5 and older at the old armory upstairs. Children will learn self-confidence and self-discipline and adults will master self-defense while getting the ultimate workout. Leading the class will be an instructor from the West Wateree Tae Kwon Do Center.

The fee per month is $30 a month. Pre-registration is required; call the Rec Department office for more information.

Line dance steps

The chance to learn the Electric Slide and other popular steps is here.

Line dance is a great stress reducer and emotional release as well as good exercise, providing much the same benefits as low-impact aerobics. Increase energy, improve strength and muscle tone. Age is no factor. And you can build your stamina while having fun. Come with a friend or spouse or come alone; you don’t need a partner for line dance.

Classes for beginners are from 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays. Intermediate classes are from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays. The classes are held at the Recreation Department building.

A beginner intermediate class is held at 9:30 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Rec Department building.

The cost is $4 per class. Instructor for line dance is Ann Segars, licensed by BMI-ASCAP, National Teachers of Line Dance. Pre-registration is required; call the Rec Department office for more information.


Want to get in shape without all the running, jumping and bouncing? Try Tonetics -- a deep-muscle exercise class involving walking, stretching, bar usage and more.

The purpose is to tone and lose inches, while working all major muscle groups to achieve an all-over muscle fitness.

The class meets from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Recreation Department building. The five-week course is offered at a cost of $20.

The instructor is Pam Boheler. Pre-registration is required; call the Rec Department office for more information.

(For further information, call the Recreation Department at 425-6009 or visit and click on departments and services.)


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