East Surry announces summer volleyball camp

Staff Report

June 3, 2014

East Surry has added its volleyball camp to add to the list of summer camps being held at local schools.

Coach Caleb Gilley said the camp will run from July 28-30 from 8-11 a.m. each day for rising first-graders to eighth-graders.

The cost of the camp is $45, with an early discount to $35 if registered by July 14. Each camper will receive a T-shirt.

Here is a rundown of other previously announced camps.

• The Mount Airy Lady Bears Basketball Camp will be June 16-19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for girls in the rising third grade to ninth grade.

The fee is $85, with an early-bird discount to $75 if received by today. This includes a camp T-shirt. Lunch of pizza and soft drinks/water will be available for an additional charge. Siblings attending together can ask head coach Howard Mayo about a family discount.

For more information, contact Coach Mayo at

• For the boys, Mount Airy’s Northwest Basketball Academy will last June 23-26, run by coach Levi Goins, staff and players.

The camp is open to all boys from rising third-graders to rising ninth-graders and will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day.

“The coaching staff will encourage and teach fundamental basketball skills that are applicable at all levels of the game,” said Goins. “The campers will participate daily in shooting challenges, drills and team games in an environment where teamwork and competition is encouraged.”

The cost of the camp is $100 and preregistration is available by contacting the coach at Brochures are available at the front desk of Mount Airy High School and the lobby of Reeves Community Center.

• Greyhounds basketball coach Kevin King will hold his first boys’ summer camp June 23-27 for rising first- through ninth-graders.

The gym opens each morning at 8:30 a.m. with the camp running from 9 a.m. to noon.

The fee is $70, with an early-registration discount to $60 for those signing up by June 20. The fee includes a T-shirt and free beverages at break.

“The purpose of the camp is to teach basketball fundamental skills, to develop a team play concept and to have fun,” says the camp brochure.

Games will be played on the last day, and parents are welcomed to attend that Friday.

• As for the Greyhound girls, head coach Shane Slate will run his volleyball and basketball camps the same week as usual.

For the week of July 7-10, the volleyball camp will last from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Then the hoops camp is 1:30-5 p.m.

The camps are open to rising fifth- to ninth-graders.

The cost is $50 to attend one camp or $90 to attend both, and this includes a T-shirt. Enrollment is limited to 40 in each session.

Slate will be assisted by his coaching staffs and current and former players.

Forms are available at the North Surry front office. Preregistration ends June 25.

For more information, contact Coach Slate at 789-5055 (school line) or via e-mail at

• At Surry Central, head basketball coaches Ken Eiswald and Mandy Holt will team up for a co-ed youth camp July 7-10.

The four-day camp for rising third- to ninth-graders will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

The two head coaches will be supported by their staffs, the Central Middle School staffs and current and former players.

The fee is $100, or $85 for those that register by June 20. Pizza, drinks and concession items are available for purchase during the week.

• Mount Airy volleyball coach Chuck Morris will hold his summer youth clinic July 9-11, from 9 a.m. to noon the first two days and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the final day.

Coach Morris said he is extremely excited to announce that Coach Heather Holmes, former head coach at Wake Forest University, will be the special guest coach for Wednesday and Thursday.

Holmes amassed 108 wins in eight seasons as head coach, the most of any coach in Wake Forest volleyball history.

Also running the camp will be assistant coach Amy Balthis and graduating senior Kathryn Beasley, who has signed to play at Brevard College next season. Several other current and former Lady Bears will assist.

The cost of the camp is $60, with a discount to $50 if the checks are received by the end of June. The fee includes a camp T-shirt.

The flyer/application is available at the high school office, middle school office and Reeves Community Center.

• Central volleyball coach Carrie Hutchens will lead her camp July 29-31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., assisted by her staff and current/former players.

The cost is $60 for one child or $100 for two sisters.

• East Surry’s two basketball coaches have announced that they will not run a camp over the summer. They will postpone their camps until this fall.

• Elkin High School is hosting a wrestling clinic this month, led by a USA Olympian.

Ken Chertow was a three-time NCAA All-American and three-time NCAA Academic All-American while at Penn State University. He has coached wrestling full-time for more than 25 years, leading both the Penn State and Ohio State wrestling teams, as well as working with many Olympians.

His Gold Medal Summer Training Camp will run June 13-17 in Elkin for wrestlers aged 6-18.

The camp staff may vary by location. For Elkin, Chertow has announced five high-profile assistants: Kenn Caudell, Matt Dunn, Jeff Ragan, Plamen Paskalev and Joe Kemmerer.

For more information or to inquire about enrolling in camp, call (814) 466-3466, visit the website at or email