COOKEVILLE – With the school year coming to a close, many students are thinking about how they’ll spend summer break.
Cookeville Leisure Services is offering several athletic camps to help fill the gap.
“Our summer camps are an excellent time to sharpen your skills on your favorite sport and an additional opportunity to try new a sport you may have never played,” Jim Crea, athletic superintendent, said.
The camps are as follows:
Basketball Camp, a partnership between Leisure Services and 1Shot Athletics, is scheduled for May 28-June 1, June 25-29, July 23-27, Oct. 1-5 and Oct. 8-12 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Cane Creek Gymnasium. Campers ages 5-15 will engage in various drills and shooting techniques with Coach Jermaine McElvain. The cost is $75 if registered by the Friday before camp starts or $20 per day drop-in.
All Sports Camp
All Sports Camp will be held June 4-8 and July 16-20 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Cane Creek Gymnasium and SportsPlex fields. This camp offers children ages 6-12 an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of several sports, including basketball, pickleball, volleyball, soccer, baseball, football, golf, lacrosse, disc golf, and other gymnasium games. Participants will improve on sports they already play, as well as gain skills on sports they are unfamiliar with. The gymnasium staff, along with area coaches, will present one or two sports each day. The cost is $80.
Baseball Camp – a new camp to be held June 12-14 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Cane Creek Gymnasium and Fields – is for ages 9-12. Campers will learn the correct ways to hit, throw, catch and field a baseball. The camp will be taught by gym staff and area sports coaches. The cost is $30.
Lacrosse Camp is being offered June 20-22 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Cane Creek Gymnasium and fields. During this camp, children ages 8-12 will learn to play, or improve skills in, lacrosse with Cane Creek Gymnasium staff members and area trainers. Equipment will be provided. The cost is $60.
Recreational Games Camp
Recreational Games Camp, a new camp, will be held July 9-13 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. This camp will give children ages 6-12 an opportunity to play gym games like dodgeball, red rover and jump the creek at the Cane Creek Gymnasium, as well as enjoy play time and scavenger hunts at Cane Creek Park. The cost is $80.
Taking a break during Lacrosse Camp last summer at the Cane Creek Recreation Center fields are, in front, Bridget Lynam and, standing, Jude Hite, Chloe Brzdek and Maggie Marcum. Cookeville Leisure Services is offering several athletic camps this summer: Basketball Camp, All Sports Camp, Baseball Camp, Lacrosse Camp and Recreational Games Camp.