Bridget Lynam, Bowen Rinehart and Anna Kate Correll, from left, enjoy last year’s Lacrosse Camp, one of several recreational and athletic camps being offered this summer by Cookeville Leisure Services.
COOKEVILLE – Summer is a time for having fun and making new friends. Leisure Services offers the perfect opportunity through several day camps.
The camps include Recreational Day Camp, Basketball Camp, Lacrosse Camp and All Sports Camp. All will be held at Cane Creek Recreation Center and Cane Creek Gymnasium at 180 C C Camp Road near Cane Creek Park.
“Camp is a great opportunity for kids to unplug and use their imaginations, embrace their creativity and be physically active,” Jen Webb, Leisure Services special programs coordinator, who will be working with recreational day campers, said. “So many studies are showing a decline in social skills, and camp is the perfect place for kids to feel a sense of community and support for things that are important to them.”
Jim Crea, Leisure Services athletic superintendent, noted the benefits of the three sports-themed camps.
“Campers will have an opportunity to try out new sports,” he said. “It’ll be a learning experience.”
Registration for Basketball Camp is already open. Registration for all other camps opens April 15. All campers must complete a registration form, which, along with a summer camp handbook, is available at www.cookeville-tn.gov/ls/camps. Space is limited.
Recreational Day Camp
This camp operates Monday through Friday during the Putnam County School System’s summer break, May 28-July 26, from 6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. It is open to rising first graders up to age 12. Campers will spend time at Cane Creek Recreation Center, Cane Creek Gymnasium and Cane Creek Park. They’ll also take field trips to a local swimming pool. Each week has a different theme. Campers will participate in age-appropriate arts and crafts, games, special programs and free play. Breakfast and lunch will be provided by the Putnam County School Nutrition Program. Afternoon snacks are also provided. The cost is $80 per week or $20 per day. The registration fee is $25 per child. Campers must fill out a registration form and complete an enrollment calendar at Cane Creek Recreation Center. Call 931-526-7393 for more information.
This camp, a partnership between Leisure Services and 1Shot Athletics, is being offered June 3-7, June 24-28 and July 15-19 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Cane Creek Gymnasium. Campers ages 7-15 will engage in various drills and shooting techniques with Coach Jermaine McElvain. The cost is $80 per week if registered by the Friday before camp or $20 per day drop-in. Lunch and an afternoon snack will be provided by the Putnam County School Nutrition Program. To register, call 931-526-9767. Online registration is available at www.cookeville-tn.gov/ls/camp, but a registration form must also be completed and turned in.
Want to learn more about lacrosse? This camp, to be held June 10-14 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Cane Creek Gymnasium and fields, is for children ages 7-12. Campers will work with gymnasium staff and area coaches to learn to play or improve skills in this fast-paced team sport in which players use a lacrosse stick to carry, pass, catch and shoot a lacrosse ball into the goal. Equipment is provided. The cost is $80. Lunch and an afternoon snack will be provided by the Putnam County School Nutrition Program. To register, call 931-526-9767.
All Sports Camp
This camp has it all – basketball, volleyball, soccer, baseball, football, golf, lacrosse, pickleball, disc golf and a variety of gymnasium games. It will be held June 17-21, July 8-12 and July 22-26 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Cane Creek Gymnasium and fields. It’s the ultimate camp for children ages 7-12 who want to improve in the sports they play as well as build knowledge and ability in sports they are unfamiliar with. Gymnasium staff and area coaches will go over the fundamentals of each sport. The cost is $80 per week. Lunch and an afternoon snack will be provided by the Putnam County School Nutrition Program. To register, call 931-526-9767.