Summertime is a great time to polish sports skills

Mary Ann Kearns - [email protected]
Kenyon Graham, left, steals the ball from Cash Linville during last year’s Chris Lofton and Darius Miller Basketball Camp at the Tom Browning Boys and Girls Club. -
Hannah Adkins prepares to shoot a basketball in this file photo from basketball camp at the Tom Browning Boys and Girls Club. -

Got a beat-up glove, a home-made bat

And a brand new pair of shoes

You know I think it’s time to give this game a ride

Just to hit the ball, and touch ‘em all

A moment in the sun

It’s a-gone and you can tell that one good-bye

Oh, put me in coach, I’m ready to play today

Put me in coach, I’m ready to play today

Look at me (yeah), I can be centerfield

Centerfield — John Fogerty

Sports — from a backyard game of kickball to organized Little League games, nothing else says summer like outdoor sports. Even Kentucky’s favorite sport — basketball — moves to the outdoor playground when the weather gets warm.

If honing your child’s sports skills seems inviting to you, then check out these local sports camps available this year.

Summer sports camps

Mason County Tennis Camp — June 25-29, ages 8-18, advanced and intermediate, 9 a.m.-noon, Mason County Recreation Park, $75 per session, instructor Matt Jolley, Clay Boone and Kevin Fulton, contact 606-407-5153 for info.

Augusta Athletics Summer Basketball Camp – July 9-13, Augusta independent School, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $50 per camper, paid in advance. For boys and girls ages kindergarten through eighth grade.

Lunch provided each day in school cafeteria. Campers will also receive a t-shirt.

Campers should dress appropriately, including tennis shoes. Bring and towel and medical instructions if needed.

To sign up contact Robin Kelsch at 606-756-2105.

Fleming County Youth Basketball Camp — June 13-15, 9 a.m.-noon (door’s open at 8 a.m.), Fleming County High School. For students entering grade 1 through grade 8 in 2018-2019 school years.

There is $50 fee with $10 for each additional child in the family.

Organizers said every camper will receive breakfast and lunch, individual instruction, competition awards, guest speakers, free camp t-shirt, and free basketball!

For more information or registration form contact Coach Chris Stapleton at 606-301-3137 or by email at [email protected].

Fleming County Youth Soccer – Three-day camp, Aug. 13-15, 5-7:30 p.m., sign-up beginning in July. For information email [email protected] or call 606-301-1545 or Tim Smith at 606-748-4890 or email [email protected].

St. Patrick Basketball Camp — May 29-June 1, for 2nd-8th grade boys and girls, 8-10 a.m. for 2nd-4th grade and 10 a.m.-noon for 5th-8th grade. Breakfast or lunch will be provided and a free t-shirt to every camper, $50, each additional child in household $25. For information contact Presley Marshall, 606-584-8837, or [email protected] or Angie Brant, [email protected]

Darius Miller/Chris Lofton Basketball Camp — June 18-20 by Camp One, for all skill levels ages 6-15, cost is $125, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Campers will be placed in small groups with kids of similar ages and skill level to allow maximum instruction. Parents can register campers online at thecampone.com or at the Tom Browning Boys and Girls Club. Contact Julius King, 606-407-0365 or email [email protected], or Lamont Johnson, 606-584-6462. Exclusive camp T-Shirt and award ceremony on last day.

Kenyon Graham, left, steals the ball from Cash Linville during last year’s Chris Lofton and Darius Miller Basketball Camp at the Tom Browning Boys and Girls Club.
https://maysville-online.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/web1_camp1-1.jpgKenyon Graham, left, steals the ball from Cash Linville during last year’s Chris Lofton and Darius Miller Basketball Camp at the Tom Browning Boys and Girls Club.

Hannah Adkins prepares to shoot a basketball in this file photo from basketball camp at the Tom Browning Boys and Girls Club.
https://maysville-online.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/web1_camp2-1.jpgHannah Adkins prepares to shoot a basketball in this file photo from basketball camp at the Tom Browning Boys and Girls Club.

Mary Ann Kearns

[email protected]