Here is the listing of the youth sports camps which are being offered next week in Kershaw County.
(Note: Pre-registration for all Kershaw County Parks & Recreation Department-sponsored camps can be made by through the department or calling 425-6009. In some instances, registration will also handled be on site before the start of the first session of camp.)
Summer Tennis Program: The twice-weekly program is open to boys and girls with beginner to intermediate tennis skills are invited to participate. Focus of program will be on basic tennis rules, on court play and skill development.
Dates/hours: June 3 - 27, Mondays & Thursdays, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Scott Park Tennis Courts
Cost: $25 per participant (includes T-shirt)
Pre-registration is required by May 28 by contacting the KCP&RD
“Beyond the Court” Basketball Camp: The largest and most popular camp in the county, the three-day session will teach the fundamentals of basketball and the 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 Camden High varsity boys’ assistant coach and former USC-Aiken standout Sterling Council along with other standout college and high school basketball players. Space will be limited.
Dates: June 10- 12
Location: Camden High School gym
Ages: 6 - 17 years old
Hours: 8 a.m. - 5p.m.
Cost: $60 per camper (includes T-shirt, lunch and sports bag)
Pre-registration required by noon on June 3 by contacting the KCP&RD
Lugoff-Elgin Basketball Camp: This camp is offered for boys and girls ages 5 - 14. The primary focus of this camp will be to teach young players basic basketball skills and fundamentals. The camp 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 directed by Lugoff-Elgin varsity girls’ head coach, Von Duncan with members of the school’s coaching staff and varsity players assisting.
Dates: June 10 - 13
Location: Lugoff-Elgin High School Gym
Ages: Boys and girls ages 5 - 14
Hours: 9 a.m. - noon
Cost: $60 per camper (includes T-shirt)
Registration: Thursday, June 6 at the Lugoff-Elgin High School gym lobby from 9 a.m. though 11 a.m. and again from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Lugoff-Elgin Future Demons Football Camp: This three-evening camp will be led by Lugoff-Elgin head football coach and former USC and NFL standout Matt Campbell and members of the Demons’ coaching staff. Several L-E players will also be helping out in order to develop a bond between the players in the West Wateree community through all levels. The goal of the camp is to create a solid foundation of fundamentals and drills to help develop young players in a positive, safe and fun environment.
Dates: June 10 - 12
Location: Lugoff-Elgin High School
Ages: Rising third through eighth-graders
Hours: 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Cost: $50 per camper (includes T-shirt)
Early registration is encouraged in order to ensure that a camper is guaranteed to receive a T-shirt. Online registration and registration for is available by logging on to bit.ly/2W1x3FI. Registration and payment may also be made the first day of camp.
Technical Soccer Camp: Technical Soccer Camp offers a fun and nurturing environment that is conducive to learning. The curriculum will cover technical development, technical functional training, scrimmages, and includes our 1,001 touches program. “A” Licensed Director of Technical Soccer Club and Lugoff-Elgin boys’ head varsity soccer coach 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. Its’ a game to enjoy so laughter is used 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.
Dates: June 10 - 14
Location: Kershaw County West Complex, 519 Whitehead Road, Lugoff
Ages: 6 - 18 years old
Cost: $75 (includes T-shirt)
Hours: 9 a.m. - Noon
Pre-registration required by June 1 at www.technicalsoccer.com
Horse Riding Camp or Lessons: Three levels of classes are being 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 $120. 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. Information listed is for the camp dates (Monday through Friday each week).
Dates: (Beginners) June 10 - 28 (each week) and July 8 - 19 (each week)
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – noon
Location: Voxton Farm, Camden
Ages: 6 - 18 years old
Registration: one week in advance by contacting the KCP&RD. You may attend your choice of half day camp at $175 a week. Lessons are available which meet one day a week for four weeks at $120 per person (by appointment)