Soccer, tennis, basketball, baton, football and cheerleading are among the camps planned this summer at the Banks County Recreation Department.
MIGHTY MITES SOCCER
The Mighty Mites Soccer Camp is planned to teach “confidence and excellence through fundamentals” for pages 7-13. The camp will be held June 24-27 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The cost is $50 and includes a T-shirt. The camp will be held at field 3. Using the latest methods, campers will practice and learn the essential skills and tactical understanding they'll need to have fun and succeed on the soccer field. Groups are divided by age and skill level so beginners and experienced players will be challenged in a fun and appropriately competitive environment. Coach Rich Friedman has been on the coaching staff of the East Jackson Comprehensive High School Soccer program for six years and brings both national and state coaching credentials with him. Campers should have their own soccer ball, a water bottle, sun screen and shin guards. Free breakfast and lunch will be served.
“Kick with a purpose” soccer camp will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. June 10-13 at Bobby Morris Field, located behind Banks County High School.
The camp is for students in Pre-K through eighth grade. The fee is $50. Participants are required to have cleats and shin guards.
For more information, contact Tammy Kennedy at 770-540-8943 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A softball camp will be held June 18-19 from 9 a.m. to noon at the athletic field at Banks County High School.
The camp is for ages 6 to 13. The cost is $50.
The focus will be on hitting and fielding.
For more information or to sign up, email Coach Tony Bowen @ email@example.com or text 706-658-4113. Paperwork will be filled out on the day of camp. Make checks payable to BCHS-Softball.
A tennis camp is planned for beginners who want to improve and advanced players. Two camps are planned: June 3-6 and July 22-25. Both camps will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The cost is $55 and includes a T-shirt and daily snack). The camp will be held at the recreation department tennis courts. Each child will also have the option of free lunch. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. at the recreation department. The camp will be hosted by Lisa Thomas. Items needed: tennis racquet and sunscreen. Parents may also want to send their child in a hat to block some of the sun, organizers state.
Basketball camp will be held June 17-20 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the recreation center. The cost is $60 and includes a T-shirt. Awards will be given for FT Shooting, Hot Shot Shooting Competition, One on One Play (winner from each age group). Coach Cleveland, Coach Strickland, Coach Haggard and the varsity boys basketball team will give instruction. Free breakfast and lunch will be served.
Baton camp will be offered for youth interested in learning to become a majorette or just develop physical fitness, gracefulness, self-confidence and poise. “You have seen the North Georgia Stars in parades and shows, now you can try this fun-filled activity,” organizers state. “Learn baton twirling routines and modern dances.” The camp will be instructed by Betty Rogers. The camp is for ages 4 and up. It will be held 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 10-14. The cost is $80 (reduced price for multiple children in same family). The camp will be taught at the recreation center. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
A cheerleading camp will be offered for ages 6 to 11 June 24-27 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the recreation center. The cost is $55 (includes T-shirt). The cheer camp will be conducted by the North Georgia Cheer Staff. Campers will learn proper motions and techniques, fun team building games, new cheers and chants, age appropriate dances and cheer safety. Free breakfast and lunch will be served.