Those wanting to participate in this year’s Youth Summer Sports Camps need to register by Saturday, May 20 in order to reserve a t-shirt. For many years these camps have given kids the opportunity to try a new sport or spend time participating in one they already enjoy.
Camps Serve as Introduction and Opportunity to Practice
Summer camps with a focus on various sports allow kids to learn a new sport. It’s a great way to see if a child likes it enough to become involved on a team. Lowell High School Athletic Director Dee Crowley says, “Summer camps gives kids the chance to explore sports options.” Experience is not necessary to participate in any of the camps which are broken down into two or three age groups. For kids who can’t get enough of a particular sport summer camps are a great way to keep skills sharpened or learn something new.
When asked who runs the camps Crowley replies, “Usually high school coaches and players. The high school players enjoy spending time with the young players and remember when they attended summer camp as a youngster.” Kids see the older students as mentors and something to aspire to in the sport. Coaches are able to connect with youth in the community and answer questions about a specific sport.
In 2016 there were over 800 participants in all of the camps. Kids will learn or practice basic concepts. They’ll have the opportunity to play games. But most important is having fun.
There are 15 different camps being offered this year. Descriptions can be found on the Lowell High School Sports Camps webpage. Registration can also be completed at the site. A complete list of camps including dates, times, location and cost can also be found on this sheet. Register by May 20 to reserve a camp t-shirt.