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Rec Notes - Sept. 7, 2012
13th annual Senior Golf Tournament
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 The 13th Annual K.C. Recreation Dept.’s Senior Golf Tournament will be held on Sept. 28 at the White Pines Golf Club in Camden. The tournament is for ages 50 and up. The entry fee is $35 per person and includes the greens fee, mulligan, cart and t-shirt.  Shotgun Start is at 9 a.m. and the format is Captain’s Choice. The entry deadline is Friday, Sept. 21. For more information call 425-6009.

Low Impact Aerobic class

Low-impact aerobics is a great way to get the benefits of an aerobic workout without the strain and stress associated with other exercises, and classes are offered by the Kershaw County Recreation Department.

Low-impact aerobics involves large, controlled movements and large muscle groups, and always leaves at least one foot on the ground.

Call the Recreational Department office for more information.

Zumba classes

For anyone who hates to exercise, Zumba will feel more like a Salsa party than a workout. Zumba has a fast, energetic workout that is fun and addictive. You get lost in the music and dance and don’t realize you’re getting such a great workout!  This is a great remedy for anyone looking for a fat-burning pick-me-up with a positive energy blast that will leave you feeling happy and energized. 

Zumba is not difficult and anyone can, and should, experience it. It’s a Latin-inspired cardio dance fitness class that incorporates many different dance styles and international music rhythms to provide one amazing high calorie burn workout. No dance skills are required to participate in the class. Our classes are created to apply for all fitness levels, whether you are just starting out in finding a healthier life-style or you are already extremely active.

Zumba targets the glutes, legs, arms and abs, all while burning calories through an interval workout of fast and slow movements.

Classes will be held Mondays and Thursdays at the Olde Armory and start Sept. 13. The cost is $5 per class, $20 for once a week per session and $30 for twice a week per session. Brandy Mangum, a licensed Zumba instructor, will facilitate the class. Pre-registration is required at the Recreation Department office. Call 425-6009 for more information.

Punt Pass and Kick 

This competition is open to all boys and girls ages 6-15. Boys and girls compete separately. The five age classifications are based upon the child’s age as of Dec. 31 of the current year. It is free to all interested in participating. The competition will take place Saturday, Sept. 22, 12:30 p.m. at the Larry Doby Complex in Camden. Please contact the Kershaw County Recreation with any questions. 

Shag classes

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 Sept. 6, 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

Classes instructed by Kim Forrest will include baton, jazz, tap and ballet for ages 2 and up.

Classes will be held Tuesdays and Wednesdays when minimum registration is met.

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 instructor Kim Forrest at 427-2566 of the Recreational Department office for more information.

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.

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.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi is a physical exercise and martial art that has been practiced in China for thousands of years.

The free-flowing relaxation exercise consists of a special arrangement of movements known as the form. The form is many separate movements strung together to produce one continuous sequence lasting for several minutes. Within the form, there are five fundamental principles -- relaxation, Yin/Yang, turn waist, keep body upright and beautiful lady hands.

Combining the forms and principles of Tai Chi will help create overall good health. The word TAI means “great,” while CHI is translated as “vital energy or powerful life force.”

Relax and enjoy good health with the six-week course at the Rec Department building starting on Sept. 10. Classes will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays. The cost is $25 per person.

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.


Gymnastics classes are offered by the Kershaw County Recreation Department and Wateree Gymnastics of Camden.

Classes are divided by age and offered each Wednesday. Topics include gym safety, mounts and dismounts, over, under and through, cartwheels, nutrition, strength, balance and coordination and working as a team.

The cost for the classes, held at the Recreation Department building, is $25 per month. 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.)