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Summer Youth Program Registration
The Ogdensburg Parks and Recreation Department will begin accepting registrations for its 2022 Summer Youth Sports Camps. Sign-ups are at the City Hall (Suite 6), 330 Ford Street, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., via US Mail to the Recreation Department or placed in the Drop Off Box within the building at City Hall on Caroline Street.
All youth must be signed-up/registered before they are allowed to participate in any Parks and Recreation Department sponsored sports camp. Click here for a registration form. Click here for the 2022 summer camp brochure. For more information contact the Recreation Director Mackenzie Cole at (315) 393-1980, or email email@example.com.
Cost for each camp is $30. The department does run a "Sports Special" so if a child wants to sign up for three sports camps, the cost would be $75, a savings of $15.
2022 Sports Camps
TRACK & FIELD: OFA Track Coach, John Tebo will conduct a track camp for boys and girls grades 1 – 6 from 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM. Activities include: high and long jump, shot put, discus, hurdles and relays. Camp to be held at OFA track on June 27 - July 1.
TUMBLING: Jackie Pinkerton will conduct gymnastics for boys and girls ages 4 through6 at 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM and ages 7 through 12 at 2:15 PM to 3:30 PM. Activities include: balance beam, spring board and floor exercise. Camp to be held at Lockwood Arena on July 11-15.
SOCCER: Renee Tebo will offer instruction in all phases of soccer for boys and girls grades K through 2nd from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM and grades 3rd through 6th from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Activities include passing, foot skills, defense and offense. Camp to be held at Montroy Park on July 11-15.
MUSEUM TO STUDIO: PAINTING WITH REMINGTON: This class uses the galleries of the Frederic Remington Art Museum to help you develop your drawing and painting skills. At the Museum we’ll study how Remington and other artists use composition, color, line, and other elements to create a work of art. And in the painting studio you’ll learn about setting up a still life, applying color theory, brush techniques, under painting, and more. At the end of the week we’ll have a mini exhibit of student paintings, and you’ll walk away with a finished canvas. Camp to held at Frederick Remington Art Museum and Dobisky Center on July 11 – 15 ages 12 & Up from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM.
CHEER CAMP: OFA Coach, Tori Peabody will conduct Cheer Camp for boys and girls ages 4 through 12 from 9:00 AM to 10:15 AM and ages 8 through 12 from 10:30 AM to 11:45 PM. Training includes cheers, dances, jumps, stunts, and gymnastics. Camp to be held at the Lockwood Arena on July 18-22.
SOFTBALL: July 18 – 22: Nichole Kennedy will conduct a Softball camp for boys and girls grades 1st through 3rd from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM and grades 4th through 6 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. This camp will stress development of hitting, fielding and pitching. Camp to be held at Montroy Park on July 18- 22.
LACROSSE: Chelsea Martin will conduct lacrosse camp for boys and girls ages 6 through 12 from 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM. Training will include passing, catching, attack, defense, and goaltending. Camp to be held at Father Martin Field on July 25 – 29.
BASKETBALL: Trent Sargent and Shannon LaFave will conduct basketball camp for boys and girls grades K through 3rd from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM and grades 4th-6th from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Activities will include skills development: passing, dribbling, and shooting. Intramural games will be played. Camp to be held at the outdoor courts at Father Martin Field from July 25 – 29.
OFF ICE SKILLS: OFA Varsity Coach, John Fredericks will direct an off-ice hockey camp for boys and girls ages 8 – 12 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. This camp will include conditioning, shooting, hand and eye coordination and skill drills to get ready for the ice. Camp to be held at Lockwood Arena on August 1- 5.
BASEBALL: August 8 – 12: Brooks Brenno will conduct a baseball camp for boys and girls grades K through 3rd from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM and grades 4th through 6th from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. This camp will stress development of hitting, fielding and pitching. Camp to be held at Montroy Park on August 8 – 12.
VOLLEYBALL: Elizabeth Testani will conduct volleyball camp for boys and girls grades 3rd through 6th from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM. This camp will introduce the fundamentals of player formation, passing, receiving, setting, hitting and service. Camp to be held at Lockwood Arena on August 8 – 12.
Winter Youth Program Registration
The Ogdensburg Parks & Recreation Department began registration for its 2019 through 2020 fall/winter programs which include Biddy Basketball and gymnastics in October. Registration will take place at the Dobisky Visitors' Center, 100 Riverside Avenue, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
2020 Sports CampsBiddy Basketball, for both boys and girls, is on Saturdays beginning Dec. 7 and ending Feb. 1 and is for youths in grades K-6 at Ogdensburg Free Academy. The schedule is as follows: 8-9 a.m. for youth in grades kindergarten to second; 9-10 a.m. for grades 3-4; and 10-11 a.m. for grades 5-6. Thanks to a donation from “The Freddie” basketball tournament committee, all youth interested will be able to participate for free. However, ALL youth must be registered in order to participate.
Introductory gymnastics for youth, ages 4-7 and 8-11 will be held on Saturdays, beginning on Nov. 2 and ending Dec. 7. Times for those ages 4-7 will be 9-10 a.m. while those 8-11 years of age will participate from 10-11 a.m. The 6-week program is held at the Kennedy Elementary School gymnasium. Cost is $15 per child.
Sunday Family Swim is held from 1-3 p.m. at Ogdensburg Free Academy’s pool beginning on Jan. 5 and ends March 1. This program is free and for the general public.
For more information contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 315-393-1980 or stop by the Dobisky Visitors' Center. For news and updates on the department, check out its Facebook page at "Ogdensburg City Recreation".
If you would like our department to expand on any existing program or create new ones, we would welcome your suggestions. Write down your ideas and send them to us or call the Recreation Office.
The City of Ogdensburg maintains a standard liability insurance policy that does not cover medical costs for anyone injured during the normal course of participation in any Recreation Department program. All persons participate at their own risk.