Summer Sports Camps
Registration begins April 25, 2016
TRACK: OFA Track Coach John Tebo will conduct the 17th annual Track Camp for boys and girls grades 2-7 at the OFA track from June 27 – July 1 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 at OFA will be held from Aug. 1-5 from 9 to 11 a.m. Skill development will be stressed including fundamentals in passing, dribbling and shooting. Intramural games will be held. Fee is $25.
FOOTBALL: Staff will conduct the 23rd annual Football Skills Camp. The camp will run from July 11-15 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 per session.
CHEERLEADING CAMP: Jackie Pinkerton will conduct the 17th annual Cheerleading Camp for girls’ ages 4-12 on July 11-15. Ages 4-7 will go from 9-11 a.m. while ages 8-12 will go from 1-3 p.m. at 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 Kennedy Elementary School July 18-22. 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. 8-12 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. Cost is $25.
SOCCER: Recreation staff will offer instruction in all phases of this sport at Montroy Park on June 27-July 1. Boys and girls ages 4-15 can enhance skills through small group instruction and intramural games. Ages 4-7 will go from 9-11 a.m. while those ages 8-15 will go from 1-3 p.m. Cost is $25.
BASEBALL: OFA Coach Tom Pinkerton and staff will conduct the baseball camp for boys ages 6-12 from June 27-July 1 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.
SOFTBALL: Staff will be conducting a NEW softball camp for girls ages 6-12 at Montroy Park from July 18-22 from 1-3 p.m. Camp will stress development in hitting, fielding and pitching. The fee is $25.
BOYS’/GIRLS’ LACROSSE: Our 12h 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. Held at Montroy Park from July 11-15 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 Aug. 1-5 at the Lockwood Arena from 6-7:30 p.m. Fee is $25.
SWIMMING LESSONS: Swimming lessons will be offered for all skill levels at the Elsa M. Luksich Municipal Pool. The instructors are fully certified and will offer the standard Red Cross Program. Each child will be placed in a half hour time slot determined on the testing days. The lessons are for children 4-14 and will be held Monday through Friday from 8-11:30 a.m. Testing and group assignments will be held June 23-24. Lessons will be held from June 27-July 29. Fee is $25.
INFANT/TODDLER SWIM: This aquatic program has been developed to acquaint infants and toddlers ages 6-months to 4 years old to the water and as an introduction to the pre-school aquatics programs. Its goal is to make the children comfortable in and around water and introduce some safety skills. The swimming companion will be taught how to utilize various holds and techniques to help the child get acclimated to the pool. There will be two swim instructors conducting classes and helping all the participants. Requirement: parent, guardian, babysitter or responsible adult must be willing to accompany child in the water. The swim will be held Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to noon July 5-28 at the municipal pool. Fee is $12.
The department will be offering the following “specials” for this summer:
SPORTS SPECIAL - If a child wants to sign up for three sports camps (including swimming lessons), the cost would be $60, a savings of $15.
SWIMMING SPECIAL - This special for $30 includes swimming lessons, at a regular cost of $25, and a season swimming pass, costing $10. That’s a savings of $5.