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Youth hoops, football and softball camps slated for next week in KC

Posted: June 8, 2016 4:17 p.m.
Updated: June 10, 2016 1:00 a.m.

SECOND-YEAR L-E head football coach and former USC and NFL standout Matt Campbell will direct next week's three-night Demon Football Camp.

Here is a list of the youth sports camps on tap for the week of June 13 in Kershaw County:


Lugoff-Elgin Basketball Camp: The primary focus of this camp will be to teach young players basic basketball skills and fundamentals. Participants will also learn the concept of team play.  There will be some scrimmage games and awards for free throw shooting, hustling, sportsmanship and more.  There will be eight-foot goals for younger players. The camp is instructed by Lugoff-Elgin varsity head coaches Von Duncan and Garrett Knight, along with varsity players assisting.


Dates:  June 13 - 16  

Location: Lugoff-Elgin High School gym

Ages:   5 - 14 years old

Hours:  9 a.m. - Noon

Cost:  $60 per camper (includes T-shirt)

Pre-registration: Required through the Kershaw County Parks & Recreation Department at 425-6009


Demon Football Camp: Directed by Lugoff-Elgin head football coach Matt Campbell, a former USC standout who played eight seasons in the NFL, and members of the Demons’ coaching staff, this three-night, non-contact camp is designed to concentrate on developing fundamental skills in all areas of the game including offensive, defensive and specialty techniques. Phases of the kicking game, passing game, skill position and line play will also be included in the instructional program. Campers will also learn about sportsmanship, leadership and citizenship in a championship environment. Shorts, T-shirt and cleats are the only needed equipment.


Dates: June 13-15 

Location: Lugoff-Elgin High School 

Cost: $50 per child (includes T-shirt)

Ages: Grade 3-8 

Hours: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. 

Pre-registration: Required through the Kershaw County Parks & Recreation Department at 425-6009


The 20th ... and final ... Vision Basketball Camp featuring Lawrence Thomas: This will be the final go ‘round of the popular camp which is directed by former Camden High and Jacksonville University basketball standout Harvin Council, who will use the free time from his busy schedule to relax. Vision Basketball Camp is designed for boys and girls basketball players of all skill levels. 

This year, Lawrence Thomas, who is affiliated with Pro Skills Basketball in Charlotte, will be featured. Thomas, a USA-licensed coach has trained several players who have gone to receive full scholarships to play basketball in college. Also assisting Council throughout the week will be college and high school basketball players from in and around the region. Stations will be set up to work on individual skills while free throw shooting contests, three-on-three games, five-on-five games and skills competitions will also be part of the curriculum at this annual camp. Awards will be presented to winners of the hot shot, free throw and defensive competitions.


Date: June 13-17 

Location: Leslie M. Stover Middle School gym 

Ages: Boys and girls ages 6 - 16 (beginner - advanced) 

Cost: $50 

Hours: 9 a.m.  - Noon 

Registration/contact information: Call Harvin Council at (803) 468-7596


Camden High Softball Camp: 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 varsity softball coach Lynn Looney along with varsity and jayvee players assisting. 


Dates: June 13-17 

Location: Camden High softball field 

Ages: 7 - 13 years old 

Cost: $60

Hours: 9 A.M. - Noon      

Pre-registration: Required through the Kershaw County Parks & Recreation Department at 425-6009



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