With area schools out for summer break, there are a lot of kids looking for something to do. A number of schools and other organizations have summer mini-camps planned, from athletics to outdoors activities.
There will be a softball skills camp held at Moore County High School on Monday and Tuesday. The camp, which is for players from kindergarten through 8th grade, runs from 5:30 to 8 p.m. each day. The cost is $40 per participant, and $20 for each additional sibling.
Instruction will be given by Moore County coaches Kim Harvey and Jeremy Austin, as well as Mike Harvey, Bubba Bateman and a number of the MCHS softball players.
Players will be instructed in the fundamentals of softball, including hitting, throwing and fielding.
For more information or to reserve a spot, call Kim Harvey at (931) 307-9103.
***** Here’s a list of other area camps and activities coming up:
Registrations for Middle Tennessee Women’s Basketball Lil’ Raider Camp are being accepted now. The camp will be held June 2-4 from 8 a.m. until 12 noon. This is for grades K through 8th grade.
Applications may be obtained by going to the website <Goblueraiders.com>, emailing <Mariska.firstname.lastname@example.org> or calling Mariska Harris at (615) 898-2498.
The cost of the camp is $100 per person and checks should be made payable to Hoops5. Applications may be sent to P.O. Box 424, Murfreesboro, TN 37132.
***** Lincoln County High School’s Falcon Basketball Coach Chad Tipps will hold his boys basketball camp June 16-19 at LCHS gym. Hours are from 8 a.m. until noon. Campers from the 1st through 8th grades are eligible.
Fundamentals of shooting, passing, dribbling and defense will be covered.
Cost is $65 per camper and $100 for siblings. The first 25 campers to sign up get a free basketball.
For more information, contact Coach Tipps at (931) 993-0724.
***** Motlow Bucks head basketball coach Matt Sligh and his staff will host a basketball skills camp on June 16 and 17 inside Nisbett Center on the Motlow College Moore County campus. The deadline for registration is June 9.
The camp will feature two separate sessions. The first is for kindergarten through 6th-grade students and will begin at 9 a.m. and end at noon both days. The second session is for 7th through 12th graders and will begin at 1 p.m. and end at 4 p.m. both days.
The cost of the camp is $60 per person. There is a $5 discount per player for two or more campers from the same family. Team groups of eight or more players will receive a $10 discount per player. Late registration is $65.
Attendees are encouraged to reserve their spot at the camp by visiting <MotlowSports.com>.
Elite Performance Soccer Camp is scheduled for June 4-7.
Take your child’s game to the next level with Elite Performance Soccer Camp. Run by a high level coaching staff your child will be trained on all the intangibles needed to play and dominate the sport of soccer. Ages 6-15.
Topics for the camp include dribbling to beat an opponent, shooting for power and accuracy, rock solid defense-poke and block tackles, passing 101-proper technique, receiving/trapping, defensive and offensive heading, speed and agility, goalkeeping basics, fancy footwork, first and second defending, long throw-ins and more.
The cost is $79 dollars for four days of intensive soccer training, which includes pre- and post- evaluations. All attendees receive a shirt, certificate and personalized skills evaluation.
For more information, go online to <www.elitesoccer.eventbrite.com>
Tennessee State Parks’ Junior Ranger Camps are once again gearing up for another summer of fun, adventure and educational opportunities for children ages 6 to 14.
Parks across the state will begin hosting camps in June. For a list of participating parks, along with scheduled camp dates, visit <http://tnstateparks.com/get-involved/jr-rangers>. To sign up for a camp, contact the park office to receive an application.
There are two ways to become an official Tennessee State Parks’ Junior Ranger. Interested kids ages 6-14 may attend a Junior Ranger Camp or complete a series of activities found in the Junior Ranger Adventure Guide, which is available at any state park.
Tennessee’s 54 state parks offer diverse natural, recreational and cultural experiences for individuals, families, or business and professional groups. State park features range from pristine natural areas to 18-hole championship golf courses. There is a state park within an hour’s drive of just about anywhere in the state, offering a variety of recreational, lodging and dining choices. For more information about Tennessee State Park, visit <http://tnstateparks.com>.
The Winchester Swimplex is registering for Summer Swim Lessons. Classes will meet Monday through Friday for two weeks. The cost is $50 for ten total classes.
The first session begins June 2.
There will also be registration available for parent, tot, and adult classes. For more information and details contact the Winchester Swimplex at (931) 962-4204.