2009-04-23 / News

Summer athletic camps keep kids active

North Kingstown High School has announced its summer sports camp schedule.

Soccer camp, for ages 6 to 14, will be held June 29 to July 3 from 4 to 7 p.m. The camp will offer individual instruction on fundamentals and individual and group instruction in all phases and positions. The cost is $100 and includes a camp T-shirt.

Volleyball camp will run in two sessions. The first session, from June 29 to July 3, is for students entering grades 6 through 9 who have not played high school volleyball. The second, for players in grades 10 to 12 who have played at least one year of high school volleyball, will run from July 6 to 10. Each camp costs $160, run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily and will include games, tournaments, contests and awards.

Beginner to intermediate boy's lacrosse camp will take place from July 6 to 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost is $120 and players with no lacrosse experience are welcome. A high school boys lacrosse shooters and stoppers camp will be held for four nights, from July 6 to 10, from 4 to 7 p.m. The camp will focus on shooting techniques and ball movement skills for attack/ midfield players and all-around positioning and shot stopping for goalies. The cost is $100.

Baseball camp will take place from July 13 to 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Area college coaches will serve as guest lecturers. The cost is $160. Players will be grouped by age and ability.

An all-day basketball camp for players ages 6 to 15 will run from July 20 to July 24, from 8:30 to 3 p.m. The camp will feature free throw, one-on-one, three-on-three and team championships. The cost is $160 per child.

A camp for serious basketball players, ages 11 to 18, will run from July 27 to 31. It will include individual instruction in passing, shooting, dribbling, agility training, rebounding and defense. Camp will start at 8:30 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $120.

A three-day football camp for players 10 to 18 years old will be held July 17 to 19. It will feature equal time for all players, contests and awards. The cost is $100.

A girl's lacrosse camp for beginner to intermediate skill levels, ages 8 to 14, will take place from July 13 to 17. The camp will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and include daily scrimmages for $120 per child.

There will be two field hockey camp sessions from Aug. 10 to 14. The morning sessions, for players ages 9 to 14, will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost for this camp is $120. The evening session is for players ages 12 to 17 and will include individual instruction on fundamentals. Camp will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. and is $100 per child.

Athletic budget cuts have forced the elimination of the strength training coach position for the summer months. In its place, there will be a strength and conditioning camp from June 23 to Aug. 20. The camp will operate Monday though Thursday, 6 to 9:30 a.m., and Friday, 6 to 9 a.m., but athletes do not need to attend every day. The camp will only operate if there are enough advance sign ups.

Multi-camp discounts are available for all of the camps.

For more information on any of the camps, contact Aaron Thomas at 268-6265, or by email at aaron_thomas@nksd.net. Registration and camp information is available at www.nksd. net/schools/nkhs/sportscamps.

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