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Youth camp season back in action

After a break for Fourth of July week, summer camps are back. Here is a listing of youth sports camps being offered in Kershaw County in the coming weeks. 

(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.)

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: 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)

Knights Football and Cheerleading Camp: North Central High School will host a pair of separate one-day camps in Boonetown on Saturday, July 13. Third-year North Central head football coach Tyronne Drakeford and members of his staff will hold a football camp that day while the 2019 Knights’ cheerleading squad will have their cheerleading camp that same day. Drakeford won a Super Bowl ring as a rookie defensive back with the San Francisco 49ers in the 1994 season. A standout at Virginia Tech, Drakeford played eight seasons in the NFL before retiring following the 2001 season. At his camp, youngsters will be instructed in the fundamentals of football. As for the cheerleading portion of the day, youngsters will learn various cheers and stunts. All campers will be recognized during a 2019 NCHS football game.

Date: Saturday, July 13

Hours: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Location: North Central High School 

Ages: 6-15 years old

Cost: $20

Registration: 8 a.m. the day of the camps.

For more information contact or follow on Twittter @NCHSKnightsFB or on Instagram at nchsknightsfootball

Mo Fountain and Friends Football Camp: Former Camden High, Clemson University and 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 behind Wellness Center on York St. 

Ages: 8 -17

Cost: $25

Hours: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Pre-registration at

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. 

Dates: 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