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Sports clinics, camps set

Two sessions for FCA baseball camp

Rising second- through fifth-grade students are invited to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes summer baseball camps led by FCA staffer and former college coach Joe McFarland. Sessions will be June 6-9 and June 14-16, with instruction from 8:30-11 a.m. each day at the Camden County High baseball fields.

Hitting, fielding, baserunning and pitching will be emphasized, as will the mental game, sportsmanship and arm care. Campers will get lots of repetitions at game-like speed. Participants should bring a glove, bat, hat and sunscreen.

The cost is $50 per session. All proceeds will benefit Southeast Georgia FCA baseball. For more information, contact McFarland at (540) 435-6996 or jmcfarland@fca.org.  


PSA hosting swim lessons 

Camden County PSA Leisure Services will offer several sessions of children’s swim lessons this summer. 

Lessons will be $40 per session, and will run Monday through Thursday mornings for two weeks. Dates will be June 6-16, June 20-30 and July 11-21 for all levels at the Camden Community Recreation Center or St. Marys pools.

Level A/B lessons are for kids who don’t like to get their faces wet, or will get their heads wet while their feet touch the bottom of the pool. Level B/C will be for kids who will get their heads wet while their feet touch the bottom of the pool, or will float or submerge with their faces in the water. Level C/D is for swimmers who will float or submerge with their faces in the water, or can swim under water but not on top. 

Level E students can easily swim the length of the pool — 25 yards — but need stroke instruction. Mommy & Me classes are for children ages three months to six years.

Four people must be enrolled to have a class. In the event a class does reach that, students will be notified the Friday before the class begins, and may be offered an alternative time or location.

For more information, contact Camden County PSA Leisure Services at (912) 729-5600 or visit www.camdencountypsa.info.


British soccer camp offered

The Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp will return to Camden County High School July 11-15, and players ages 3-16 are invited.

Mini-soccer for ages 3-5 will be from 5:30-7 p.m. each day and is $87. Half-day instruction for ages 6-16, from 9 a.m. to noon daily, is $120, and full-day clinics for ages 7-16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, is $170. Register by Friday for a free jersey.

The coaching staff is selected and trained in the United Kingdom exclusively to work in the camp, and has a genuine interest in each player’s development. Coaches instruct within a framework of character development based on respect, responsibility, integrity, leadership and sportsmanship. A Camp World Cup Tournament allows them to introduce players to the geography, traditions and cultures of soccer-playing countries.

Campers should bring plenty of water, sunscreen and a snack, and full-day campers should bring a packed lunch. All players will be split depending on age and ability. 

Those with questions should call Ross Lawrence at (770) 434-5226. Online registration is available at www.challengersports.com.


Pickleballers welcome newcomers

Those interested in trying the growing paddle sport of pickleball are invited to games Sundays at 5 p.m., Mondays at 9 a.m., Wednesdays at 5 p.m., and Fridays at 9 a.m. at Howard Peeples Park off Gross Road in Kingsland.

Combining elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis, pickleball — invented in 1965 in Washington state — is played with a paddle sized about halfway between a ping pong paddle and a tennis racket. A plastic ball is struck back and forth across a playing surface about one-third the size of a tennis court.

For more information, contact Judy Goodson at (479) 806-8740 or jggoodson06@gmail.com.

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