The Ogdensburg Parks and Recreation Department will begin accepting registration for its 2018 summer sports camps Monday, June 4. Sign-ups are at the Dobisky Visitor’s Center, 100 Riverside Ave., Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All youth must sign-up at the Dobisky Visitor’s Center before they are allowed to participate in any Parks and Recreation Department sponsored sports camp. For more information contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 393-1980 or check out its Facebook page at “Ogdensburg City Recreation.”
Cost for each camp is $25. The department does run a “Sports Special” so if a child wants to sign up for three sports camps (including swimming lessons), the cost would be $60, a savings of $15.
2018 SPORTS CAMPS
TRACK: OFA Track Coach John Tebo will conduct the 19th annual Track Camp for boys and girls grades 2-7 at the OFA track from June 25-29 from 9-11 a.m. Activities include: high and long jump, shot put, discus, hurdles and relays. Fee is $25.
GIRLS’/BOYS’ BASKETBALL: The annual Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball Camp for grades K-8 will be held from Aug. 13-17 from 9 a.m. to noon. Skill development will be stressed including fundamentals in passing, dribbling and shooting. This year, the camp will be held at the outdoor courts at Father Martin Field with a rain location of the Lockwood Arena. Participants in grades K-2 will go from 9-10 a.m./grades 3-5 will go from 10-11 a.m. and grades 6-8 will go from 11 a.m. to noon. Intramural games will be held. Fee is $25.
FOOTBALL: Staff will conduct the 25th annual Football Skills Camp. The camp will run from July 9-13 from 9-11 a.m. for youth ages 6-16 at Montroy Park. The camp will include: daily warm-up exercises, non-contact drills, running, ball handling, carrying, throwing/receiving, blocking and tackling, punting, kicking and field instruction. All campers will be instructed in flexibility, quickness and agility conditioning. Cost is $25.
CHEERLEADING CAMP: Jackie Pinkerton will conduct the 20th annual Cheerleading Camp for girls’ ages 4-12 on July 16-20. Ages 4-7 will go from 9-10:30 a.m. while ages 8-12 will go from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Lockwood Arena. Cheerleading is an integral part of sports teams’ success. Fee is $25.
GYMNASTICS – Jackie Pinkerton will conduct gymnastics for boys and girls, ages 4-12, at the Lockwood Arena July 9-13. Ages 4-6 will go from 1-2:30 p.m. and ages 7-12 will run from 2:30-4 p.m. Activities include pommel horse, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise. The fee is $25.
HOCKEY: OFA Varsity Hockey coach Jon Frederick will direct an off-ice hockey camp at the Richard G. Lockwood Civic Center for youths 6-12 on Aug. 6-10 from 9-11 a.m. Camp will include off-ice training, conditioning, shooting, face-offs and small games. There will be contests in the following categories: most accurate shooter, fastest stick handler in obstacle course. The fee is $25.
SOCCER: Recreation staff will offer instruction in all phases of this sport at Montroy Park on July 9-13 from 9-11 a.m. Boys and girls ages 4-15 can enhance skills through small group instruction and intramural games. The fee is $25.
BASEBALL: Staff will conduct the baseball camp for boys ages 6-12 from July 30-Aug. 3 from 1-3 p.m. at Montroy Park. The camp will stress developing better hitting, fielding and pitching skills. Intramural games will be held daily. The fee is $25.
BOYS’/GIRLS’ LACROSSE: Our 14th annual camp, for boys and girls ages 6-15 will stress the development of lacrosse skills including: passing, catching, attack, defense and goaltending. Those participating in this camp should have lacrosse sticks, gloves and helmets/goggles. Held at Montroy Park from July 16-20 from 9-11 a.m. Fee is $25.
WRESTLING: Wrestling Technique Camp will include daily warm ups and conditioning exercises, escapes, reversals, take downs and pinning combinations. There will be a mini tournament on Friday. No wrestling experience necessary. The camp promotes self – esteem and good sportsmanship. Instructors: Ricky Ledwith and staff. The camp is for youths 5-18 from July 30-Aug. 3 at the Lockwood Arena from 6-7:30 p.m. Fee is $25.