Local schools have made more announcements on summer sports camps. Here is a rundown of what is being offered.
• Greyhounds basketball coach Kevin King will hold his first boys’ summer camp after returning to his alma mater last July.
“The North Surry coaching staff is very excited about this year’s basketball camp,” according to King. “This camp schedules as much basketball into a week as any camp around.”
The camp is 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
During Coach Slate’s time with the two sports, the volleyball team has won six conference titles, seven conference tournament titles and two state championships. The basketball team has won six conference titles, five tournament titles and has reached the sectional championship level six times.
• 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 before June 4. 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 email@example.com.
• Mount Airy announced the boys’ camp earlier in the week.
The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Brochures are available at the front desk of Mount Airy High School and the lobby of Reeves Community Center.
• 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.
• 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.
• A fixture at Surry Central basketball camps has been JV coach and athletic director Myles Wilmoth. But not this year.
Wilmoth said he is taking a year off from basketball to focus on his kids. He will still put in plenty of time at the high school as athletic director, but wants to see daughter Marlee play her senior year as well as running up to UNC-Asheville to see son Ethan play in his sophomore year.
• 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.