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Area schools offering summer sports camps for kids

Summer is here.

School has been out for a couple of weeks now and kids may already be getting bored at home, even though sleeping in and lounging around the house are still probably attractive options on any given day.

But, just maybe it gets old doing those things everyday and many parents certainly probably don’t want those options to become daily habits for their children, either.

What is there to do, though, to keep the kids occupied during the day in a fun, safe and overall healthy environment?

Well, plenty actually, and there are numerous summer camp offerings right here in the Golden Isles that feature all sorts of activities for kids.

All On Georgia will spotlight many of these camps over the coming weeks in hopes of keeping you abreast on what camps are taking place when here in Glynn County throughout the summer.

Perhaps, your kid might like to give one of them a try with your permission either this year or next if there is a reason to wait a year.

Today, AOG looks at the sports camps being offered by several schools, both private and public, in the county over the coming weeks.

BASEBALL

There are several opportunities for the aspiring young baseball players in the coming days through camps offered specifically through area high school teams.

Glynn Academy will be holding its Advanced Camp this coming week, Monday through Thursday, at the team’s new baseball complex which opened this season.

The camp is $125 for each participant who will also receive a camp T-shirt.

The camp goes from 8 a.m. to noon each day and is for rising fifth- through ninth-graders.

“Our Advanced Summer Baseball Camp is for the serious baseball player only,”said GA coach Trent Mongero. “We not only touch on the basic fundamentals, but we will give players an insight into the finer details of the game.”

Glynn held an All-Skills Camp this past week.

More info: www.GlynnAcademyBaseball.org.

Also, Brunswick High will hold a camp next week at its on-campus field.

Brunswick head coach Brian Crawford will lead the camp.

“Our mission is to create a sound foundation for future development,” Crawford said when discussing what he hopes each camper will get out of the four-day camp.

The cost is $60 for an individual player. Families will receive $10 off the base price for other additional players attending the camp.

The camp runs from 9 a.m. to noon each day.

More info: crawfordga@gmail.com

Also, Frederica Academy will hold a camp later this summer.

The Knights, who are fresh off a run to the state finals in the Georgia Independent School Association, will hold their camp July 9-12 at the on-campus field on St. Simons Island.

The registration fee is $100 per camper. The camp is open to anyone in first- to eighth-grade.

The camp starts at 9 a.m. all four days and goes until noon.

Participants are asked to wear cleats each day and bring their own gloves and a water bottle.

More info: www.fredericaacademy.org

BASKETBALL

On Saturday, the Glynn Academy girls team will host its Terror for a Day Camp which is open to girls in third- through eighth-grades.

The cost is just $25 and includes a camp T-shirt and also lunch.

The camp goes from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will take place in the GA gym.

Glynn coach Sharnesha Smith will be in charge.

More info: sharnesha.smith@glynn.k12.ga.us

Also next week, the Glynn boys team will conduct its Runnin’ Red Terrors Basketball Camp.

The camp is open to both boys and girls who are rising fourth- through 12th-graders.

Cost is $60 per player. The fee covers a camp T-shirt and also lunch each day.

GA coach Terrance Haywood will lead the camp. It will be held at the GA gym.

More info: terrancehaywood@glynn.k12.ga.us

Also this coming week, Frederica will hold its Above the Rim camp on Monday through Thursday in the school’s gym.

Camp cost is $100 per camper. All rising first- through eighth-graders are invited.

The camp goes from 9 in the morning to noon each day.

The camp will focus on individual and team fundamentals.

All campers are required to wear tennis shoes and are encouraged to bring a water bottle.

More info: www.fredericaacademy.org.

Also, St. Francis Xavier Catholic School in downtown Brunswick will hold two basketball camps in July.

The first is a beginner camp slated for July 9-11. It goes from 9 a.m. to noon all three days and is open to rising fourth – through sixth-graders.

Camp cost is $50.

On July 23-25, the school will hold an advanced camp. It also goes from 9 a.m to noon each day and is open to all sixth- through eighth-graders.

Camp cost is also $50.

More info: www.sfxcs.org.

SOCCER

The Glynn Academy girls will hold their A Foot-Above Soccer Academy this coming Monday through Thursday at Demere Park on St. Simons Island.

The Glynn girls, who played for the Class 6A state title this season in the Georgia High School Association, held a similar camp this past week.

The camp goes from 8 a.m. to noon each day and is open for both boys and girls ages 4-14.

The cost is $120 and includes lunch each day.

GA coach Tom Lemmon is the lead instructor.

More info: tlemmon15@gmail.com

Frederica will hold a camp on June 25-28 on its school field.

Cost is $100 for each participant. The camp is open to rising first- through eighth-graders.

The camp is designed to help players improve and learn new skills. Games and technical training are used to help the players with their skills and understanding of the game.

Participants are asked to wear cleats and shin guards to the camp.

More info: www.fredericaacademy.org.

Also, St. Francis has a soccer camp scheduled for July 30-Aug. 2.

It goes from 9 a.m. to noon each day.

Cost is $50. The camp is open to all rising fifth- through eighth-graders.

More info: www.sfxcs.org

 VOLLEYBALL

 Glynn Academy will hold two camps this summer.

The first session is June 25-29 and the second session is July 23-27.

The camps are open to rising sixth- through eighth-graders.

They will be held from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the GA gym.

The camps are $100 – $150.

Glynn coach Jon Ricketts is in charge.

More info: jon.ricketts@gmail.com

Also, St. Francis will host a one-day camp on July 29.

It goes from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. and is open to rising fourth – through eighth-graders.

Cost is $35.

More info: www.sfxcs.org.

GOLF

 Frederica will host a camp this coming week, Monday through Thursday on Jekyll Island.

The camp cost is $225.

The camp will go from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day.

The camp includes daily warm-up on the range and also daily short-game practice.

On Monday and Tuesday, the campers will play nine holes walking. On Wednesday, there will be a drive, chip and putt competition

On Thursday, the camp will conclude with a putt-putt challenge on Jekyll’s miniature golf course and players will walk another nine holes on the Great Dunes Course.

Campers should bring their clubs, appropriate shoes, sunscreen, water bottles, hats and a push cart if they would like.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kevin Price is a freelance writer for AllOnGeorgia with more than 20 years experience in journalism and communications.

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