If the glue between your children and the television is a little too strong, Colorado State University may have the answer with its Youth Sports Camps.
Youth Sport Camps at Colorado State offer children from first through eighth grades a full day of fun and activity June 30 through Aug. 8. The camps promote physical activity in a fun and safe environment while encouraging a lifelong approach to healthy living and challenging each child to improve his or her own level of performance.
Children who have a variety of interests and who are entering first through seventh grades can enroll in the Super Sport Camp. The Super Sport Camp combines sports with other activities like crafts, roller skating and rock climbing. In addition, each child receives a daily swimming lesson with Red Cross Swim Certification. Super Sport Camp runs every day from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, with sessions that are two weeks long from June 30 through Aug. 8.
For children with a more defined interest in sports, single sports camps also are offered in baseball, in-line hockey, soccer, basketball, volleyball and tennis. Children start the day with stretching, then move into small group instruction and drills. After drills, they have time for lunch and a movie, followed by free swim and another session for instruction and scrimmaging. Single sports camps are $125 and offered in one-week sessions.
Children with an additional love of sports can take advantage of before-and-after camp-care programs that run from 7:30-9 a.m. and from 4-5:30 p.m. Participants will have the opportunity of an open gym at the South College Gym and will be transported by camp staff to and from the Moby complex as needed. The before-and-after program is an additional $5 per day, $10 if both morning and evening are required.
Youth Sports Camps offer children quality instructors like Ashley Lloyd, who has six years of experience coaching soccer and tennis; Shari Lemesany, who has been involved with the program for the past 18 years; and Frank Gonzales, who is Colorado State’s head club baseball coach. In addition to the knowledgeable camp directors, the majority of camp instructors are Colorado State graduate and undergraduate health and exercise science majors who have been trained to apply sound teaching and coaching principles that emphasize personal success, fitness and fun.
The Youth Sports Camps support the educational and public service mission of the Department of Health and Exercise Science and Colorado State University by providing hands-on experience for Colorado State students and staff while promoting the benefits of physical activity and healthy lifestyles for youth in the community.
For more information and a complete camp schedule, call (970) 491-6318 or visit www.cahs.colostate.edu/hes/esscamps.htm.