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Variety of camps on deck for next week

Posted: June 12, 2014 11:43 a.m.
Updated: June 13, 2014 5:00 a.m.

L-E HIGH WRESTLING coach Peter Hemingway (right) works on a drill with wrestlers at last year’s camp. The year, the school will host four sessions of wrestling camp beginning next week.

Here is the list of youth sports camps in Kershaw County for the week of June 16-20:

Horse Riding Camp or Lessons: Summer horse camp sessions or lessons are available through the Recreation Department. Linda Klein is the instructor. There are also all levels of classes offered for those who would like to take group or individual lessons. These classes meet one day a week for 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.
Camp dates: (Beginners) each week beginning May 29 through Aug. 1 (Advanced) week of June 9 -13
Hours:  8:30 a.m. - noon
Location: Voxton Farm in Camden
Cost: $150                                                                                                           
Ages: 6 - 18
Registration: One week in advance through the Kershaw County Recreation Department at 425-6009.
These dates you may attend your choice of 1/2 day camp at $150 a week or all day camp, 8:30-4:30 at $275 a week, or an overnight camp for $375.

Junior Golf Camp: Learn the fundamentals of golf or improve your skills in this camp. Matt McCarley, PGA professional and head pro at the Camden Country Club, will instruct boys and girls. Beginners through advance golfers are welcome.
Dates: June 16-19 and July 14-17 
Location: Camden Country Club, Knights Hill Road, Camden
Ages: 7 - 17 years old
Hours: 8 - 10 a.m.
Cost: $85 per camper
Pre-registration: Required by  Jthrough the Kershaw County Recreation Department at 425-6009.   

Camden Softball Camp: This camp is offered for girls ages 7 - 14. Learn fundamental skills of fast pitch softball or improve your skills in the camp. Daily sessions will include defensive play, base running and hitting. Instructing the camp will be Camden High softball coaches Lynn Looney and her staff, with local players assisting.
Dates: June 16-20
Location: CHS softball field at American Legion Park
Ages: 7 - 14 years old
Cost: $60, $5 reduction for each additional child from same family
Hours: 9 a.m. - Noon     
Pre-registration: Required through the Kershaw County Recreation Department at 425-6009.   

Gymnastics/Cheerleading Camp: Campers will learn all about the sport of gymnastics with the Wateree Gymnastics Center.  As part of the curriculum, campers will work on developing strength and flexibility, and skills on vault, bars, beam and floor exercise.   Also, if you are currently a cheerleader or want to be a cheerleader, then join up for Cheernastics. Trained coaches will help campers develop tumbling skills, stunt, motion and a cheer.
Dates: June 16-20
Location: Recreation Department, West DeKalb Street  in Camden
Ages: 3 and up
Cost: $65.00 1/2 day; $110 all day
Hours: 9 a.m.-noon / 1– 4 p.m. / or All Day  (If coming to camp all day, please bring a bag lunch.)
Pre-registration: Required through the Kershaw County Recreation Department at 425-6009.   

Summer Baseball Program: Conducted by JRay Sports LLC, there will be two month-long sessions of the program which will be held at the Lugoff-Elgin High School baseball and softball fields.
The session for 9-10-year –olds will be held each Monday, Wednesday and Friday from June 16 through July 18 while the session for 7-8-year olds will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 18 through July 18. The older group will begin at 9 a.m. each day and conclude at 10:30 a.m. The 7-8-year-old session will run from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
The cost is $65 for 7-8-year-olds and $75 for 9-10-year-olds. The cost includes a hat and two t-shirts.
If there are enough participants, a World Series style tournament will be conducted the week of July 21.
The sessions will be run by Lugoff-Elgin High School pitching coach Jeremy Ray.
Registration is currently taking place at or by contacting Jeremy Ray at (803) 669-9924 or via e-mail at

L-E wrestling camps: There will be a series of four wrestling mini-camps to be held inside the mini-gym at Lugoff-Elgin High School beginning Tuesday, June 17 and ending on Thursday, July 31.
The three-day camps will be run by L-E High School head wrestling coach Peter Hemingway and Lugoff-Elgin Middle School head coach Ted Monroe.
The camps are open to elementary, middle and high school wrestlers of all skill levels. The cost is $50 for one session, $90 for two sessions, $130 for three sessions and $150 which covers attendance at all four sessions.
The sessions, which will run from 9 a.m. until noon each day, will run over the following days: June 17-19; June 24-26; July 22-24 and July 29-31. Campers may register at the L-E High mini-gym from 15 to 30 minutes before the start of the camp and should bring workout clothes and wrestling shoes or, tennis shoes for first-time wrestlers.
For further information, please contact Peter Hemingway at 438-3481 or l at or, contact Ted Monroe at 272-0914, 420-4680 or at


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