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Rec Notes - June 5, 2015
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The Kershaw County Recreation Department continues to accept registration for a number of fun and exciting summer camps:

L-E Softball Camp

This softball camp is held at the Lugoff-Elgin High School softball fields. Beginner through advanced players ages 6 years old to rising 9th graders are welcome. The camp will be held from 9 a.m. until noon this coming Monday through Wednesday. Daily sessions will include defensive play, base running and hitting. Instructing the camp will be Lugoff-Elgin High Softball Coach James Marlow with local players assisting. Cost is $50 per camper (includes T-shirt).

‘Beyond the Court’ Camp

This basketball camp is offered for boys and girls ages 6 to 17. The camp is from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. this coming Monday through Wednesday at the Camden High School (CHS) Gym, 1022 Ehrenclou Drive, Camden and will teach the fundamentals of basketball and aspects of life “Beyond the Court.” Emphasis will be placed on physical skills and techniques, proper training and conditioning, team sport, positive mental attitudes, healthy lifestyles and good sportsmanship, as well as many other aspects. The camp is instructed by CHS Varsity Boys Assistant Coach Sterling Council along with other standout basketball players. Cost is $60 per camper (includes lunch, T-shirt, and sports bag).

Technical Soccer Camp

Technical Soccer Camp offers a fun and nurturing environment conducive to learning. The curriculum will cover technical development, technical functional training, scrimmages, and includes our 1,001 touches program. “A” Licensed Director of Coaching for Liverpool FCA Alan Riches selects his staff based on many factors such as their enthusiasm, soccer knowledge and capabilities and the ability to establish relationships. Each camper is treated as an individual with unique needs. The purpose of the recreational camp is to have fun while developing soccer awareness and skills for long-term growth. It’s a game to enjoy, so we use laughter as just one measuring tool. The more serious player will undergo training that will encourage decision making within a competitive environment in order to maximize potential. The camp will be held 9 a.m. until noon June 15-19 at KC West Complex, 519 Whitehead Road, Lugoff. Cost is $65 per camper (includes T-shirt).

Etiquette Camp

Through games, stories, role play and conversation, children master many different etiquette skills including: table manners, proper introductions, cell phone manners, being a guest, how to find the positive in any situation, and much, much more. Campers will take home a T-shirt and other class materials to help reinforce the skills they learn at camp. The camp will be held 9 a.m. until noon June 15-18 at the Recreation Department. Cost is $75 per camper (includes T-shirt).

Summer Playground Program

Boys and Girls ages 5-12 are invited to participate in our summer playground program. Kershaw County Library will partner with us offering a Summer Soar Reading Program at each site. The program is free of charge and includes a variety of activities. There will be games, crafts, outside activities and more. Free lunches are provided through United Way Summer Food Program at each site. Children must be registered by an adult on the first day they attend. Birth certificates may be required for proof of age. Supervisors will be on duty on these dates and sites in the county:

• Bethune Recreation Center -- 109 College St. East, Bethune

• Old Armory -- 1034 West DeKalb Street, Camden

• Jackson Elementary School -- 1730 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Camden

• Wateree Elementary School -- 424 Wildwood Lane, Lugoff

• St. Matthews Community Center -- 1207 Black River Road, Camden

Mondays through Thursdays only at all sites from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. today through June 25 and July 6-23.

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