Registration for the Colorado State University Youth Sport Camps is now open. The camps are celebrating 42 years of summer fun for youngsters this year.
From June 3 through Aug. 16 the camps offer youth lots to do with more than 60 sessions in 12 different sports and activities over 11 weeks of summer, including a new Colorado Adventure Camp for older campers.
Kids from kindergarten to eighth grade with every level of ability and interest will find summer activities through the camp. Camp counselor opportunities are also available for youth who are 14-17 years old. Youngsters can hone their skills in a particular sport like hockey, soccer, volleyball, tennis or basketball, or try a variety of sports in one week. Daily swimming is a part of most camps. The program also promotes healthy lifestyles as well as an educational outlook on an active lifestyle.
This summer, experience the addition of lacrosse, redesigned FunLIFE, expansions of the Music and Movement and Field Sports camps, and the new Colorado Adventure Camp for campers 10 years old or older, which features mountain biking, hiking, geocaching and other outdoor adventures.
The camp counselors, made up of primarily health and exercise science students at CSU, teach technique, rules of the game, skills and tips for healthy living, with a big dose of encouragement for each child.
The Youth Sports Camps provide hands-on experience and research opportunities for Colorado State students and employees while also promoting the benefits of physical activity and healthy lifestyles for youths. The camps help the Department of Health and Exercise Science reach its goal of decreasing the prevalence of childhood obesity and inactivity.
To register or to read more information about the camps, visit www.hes.cahs.colostate.edu/YSC. Click on “Register Online FREE!” to sign up to attend. Camp schedules, camp descriptions, a printable registration form, fee information and a slideshow of camp activities also are available online.
The camp also is continuing its after-school program during the spring semester, picking up children from Dunn, Bennett, Bauder, Moore, Harris and Beattie schools.
Colorado State University’s Youth Sport Camps are sponsored by the Department of Health and Exercise Science in the College of Applied Human Sciences.