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Sports camps usher in summer

Posted: May 24, 2011 9:02 a.m.
Updated: May 25, 2011 5:00 a.m.

 

With the start of summer vacation only two days away, it is time for summer sports camps in Kershaw County, hosted by county high schools.

Here is a listing of those camps:

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Note: Call the Kershaw County Recreation Department at 425-6009 for sign up information, unless indicated otherwise.)

 

* CHS Baseball Camp: Monday, May 30 through Friday, June 3 at American Legion Park in Camden.

The session runs from 8 a.m. until noon each day. The camp, which will stress the fundamentals of the game, is open to boys and girls ages eight through 13.

The cost is $60 per person. There is a special rate of $50 per camper for two or more family members of the same immediate family.

Campers will receive fundamental instruction in all phases of baseball. Campers are to bring their own gloves, bats and helmets if possible. Also, they should be dressed properly with sweat pants or baseball pants for there will be sliding drills.

* Lugoff-Elgin Baseball Camp: Monday, June 6 through Wednesday, June 8 at L-E’s Optimist Field.

The three-day sessionuns from 8 a.m. until noon each day. The camp, which will stress the fundamentals of the game, is open to boys and girls ages eight through 13.

The cost is $40 per person.

Players will receive fundamental instruction in all phases of baseball in order to improve their skills.

* CHS Cheerleading Camp: The Camden High School cheerleaders and their staff will hold their annual cheerleading camp from Tuesday, June 7 through Thursday, June 9 at the high school.

The camp runs from 9 a.m. until noon each day. The camp is open to youngsters ages five through 12.

The cost is $45 per person, which includes a camp T-shirt.

Instructors will demonstrate and teach cheers, chants, jumps and more.

* Lugoff-Elgin Football Fundamental Camp: Monday, June 13 through Thursday, June 16.

The three-day session is open to youngsters ages eight through 13. The camp runs from 8:30 a.m. until noon each day. The cost is $40 per camper, which includes a camp T-shirt.

The fundamentals of football, including ball-handling, catching, passing and proper stances will be taught during the three days. Campers need to bring cleats and/or tennis shoes.

* CHS Softball Camp: Monday, June 13 through Friday, June 17 at the school’s softball field.

The week-long runs from 9 a.m. until noon each day. The camp, which will stress the fundamentals of the game, is open to girls ages nine through 14.

The cost is $60 per camper.

Beginner to advanced players will receive fundamental instruction in all phases of fast pitch softball, including defensive play, base running and hitting.

* CHS Father/Son Baseball Camp: for Saturday, June 18 from 9 a.m. until noon a at American Legion Park in Camden.

The cost is $25 per father/son pair. There will be a $5 charge for every other son from the same family.

This camp will focus on the fundamentals of pitching, catching, and hitting. The father and the son will actually participate together in the drills.

That night, camp participants will meet at Camden High School and car pool to a Columbia Blowfish game which is scheduled to start at 7:05 p.m. Tickets will be furnished for all camp participants while all concessions and souvenirs must be paid for at the game.

* Vonnie Holliday/Little Bulldog Football Camp: Monday, June 20 through Friday, June 24 at Camden High School and Zemp Stadium, for Friday’s final session.

The non-contact camp is open to youngsters ages seven through 14. The camp runs from 8 a.m. until noon each day. The cost is $35 per camper, which includes a camp T-shirt.

Daily training sessions, run by members of the Camden High School football coaching staff and Bulldog players, will focus on the fundamentals of the game on both sides of the football. Campers need to bring cleats and/or tennis shoes, along with a water bottle.

The camp is sponsored by former Camden High standout and Washington Redskins defensive end Vonnie Holliday, who annually brings an NFL player or two along with him to teach to and offer instructional advice to the young players.

* L-E Softball Camp: Monday, June 20 through Friday, June 24 at the school’s softball field.

The camp runs from 9 a.m. until noon each day. The camp, which will stress the fundamentals of the game, is open to girls ages nine through 12.

The cost is $50 per person.

Beginner to advanced players will receive fundamental instruction in all phases of fast pitch softball, including defensive play, base running and hitting.

* Lugoff-Elgin Basketball Camp: Lugoff-Elgin boys’ basketball coach Derek Belton and his staff will host their inaugural camp inside the school’s Wellness Center from Monday, July 11 through Thursday, July 14.

The camp will run from 8 a.m. until noon each day. The cost is $50 per camper. Any camper who registers by Friday, June 10 is guaranteed to receive a camp T-shirt.

The camp will feature quality instruction, competition and fun to help develop a well-rounded player. Individual skills will be the focus of the four-day session.

To register or to receive more information about the camp, please contact Derek Belton at (803) 546-1980 or via e-mail at: derek.belton@kcsdschools.net.

* Stover Tiger Basketball Camp: Monday, July 11 through Thursday, July 14 at the Stover Middle School gym in Elgin.

The four-day session runs from 8 a.m. until noon each day. The camp, which will stress the fundamentals of the game, is open to boys girls ages eight through 15.

The cost is $45 per camper, which includes a T-shirt.

Players will be divided up according to ages, size and skill level.

* CHS Basketball Camp: Monday, July 18 through Friday, July 22 at the school gymnasium.

The week-long session runs from 9 a.m. until noon each day. The camp, which will stress the fundamentals of the game, is open to youngsters ages five through 14.

The cost is $60 per person.

Young players will be taught the fundamentals while working on skills and team play. There will be five-on-five and three-on-three games along with awards for free throws, league champions and sportsmanship. There will be eight-foot goals for the younger players on which to shoot.

* L-EHS Girls Basketball Camp: Monday, July 18 through Thursday, July 21 in the gym inside the school’s Wellness Center.

The four-day session runs from 9 a.m. until noon each day. The camp, which will stress the fundamentals of the game, is open to girls ages six through 14.

The cost is $60 per person, which includes a camp T-shirt.

Young girls will be taught the fundamentals while working on skills and team play. There will some scrimmage games along with awards for free throws, shooting, hustling and sportsmanship. There will be eight-foot goals for the younger players on which to shoot.

* KCRD Soccer Camp: Blythewood High School soccer coach Peter Wittig returns to run the annual soccer camp, to be held from Monday, Aug. 1 through Friday, Aug. 5 at the KC West Complex on Highway 1 in Lugoff.

The five-day runs from 9 a.m. until noon each day. The camp, which will stress the fundamentals of the game, is open to youngsters ages six through 14. The cost is $65 per person, which includes a camp T-shirt.

Daily training sessions will include individual ball-handling skills, partner skills, developmental drills and more. The camp will have something for both the newcomer to the sport as well as for the more advanced player. Campers are asked to wear shin guards, a water bottle and a soccer ball with them to camp each day.

 

(Any groups sponsoring summer sports camps/clinics who would like to have them included in the Chronicle-Independent may call 432-6157 or send their information via e-mail to: tdidato@chronicle-independent.com.)

 

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