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Golf, softball camps on tap for next week in Camden

Here is the listing of the youth sports camps being offered next week in Kershaw County.

After next week, the camp season will take a hiatus until after the Fourth of July holiday week.

(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.)

KCP&RD Summer Tennis Program: 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

Ages:  8-16 

Cost:  $25 per participant (includes T-shirt)

Pre-registration is required by May 28 by contacting the KCP&RD

Golf Camp: Learn the fundamentals of golf or improve your skills in this camp which will have two summer sessions. Matt McCarley, PGA professional and head boys’ and girls’ golf coach at Camden High will direct the sessions.  Beginners through advance golfers are welcome to attend either one of, or both sessions. 

Dates: June 17 - 20 and July 15 - 18 

Location: Camden Country Club, Knights Hill Road, Camden

Ages: 7 - 17 years old 

Hours:  8 a.m. – 10 a.m. 

Cost: $85 per camper 

Pre-registration is required by noon on June 14 or noon on July 12 by contacting the KCP&RD

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 School head varsity softball coach Lynn Looney along with members of the Lady Bulldogs’ varsity and junior varsity players assisting. 

Dates: June 17-21

Location: Marcus Warren Memorial Softball Field, behind Camden High School 

Ages: 7 - 13 

Cost: $50

Hours: 9 a.m. - noon  

Pre-registration required by noon on June 14 by contacting the KCP&RD

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 

Cost: $175

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)

Mo Fountain and Friends Football Camp: Former Camden High School, Clemson University and retired professional football defensive end Maurice “Mo” Fountain will be hosting a one-day youth football camp at Camden High School on Saturday, July 13.

The camp will be hosted by Fountain and will include former college and NFL players as instructors and includes drills, speed and agility and position technique sessions followed by a Q & A session with Fountain and his staff.

Dates: July 13       

Location: Camden High School practice fields, located behind the school’s Wellness Center on York St. 

Ages: 8 -17

Cost: $25

Hours: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Pre-registration at