Archive for the ‘Camps’ Category

Volleyball Camp

July 6, 2009

A reminder from our friend Patrick Dupree…

Time is running out to sign up for the 2009 Championship Volleyball Camp set for July 16-18 at The John D. Fuller Sr. Recreational/Athletic Complex.

The camp, for girls in sixth through ninth grades, will feature instruction and training in the skills and techniques of bumping, passing, setting, service and defense. Julie Cooke and a well -trained staff of assistant coaches will be leading the camp.

The registration fee is $50. For more details, call 868-2828.

Tennis camps

June 11, 2009

Tennis ballFrom our friend Nathan Walls…

Junior Tennis Camp

Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks & Recreation will be offering a junior tennis camp Aug. 10-14 from 9 a.m.-noon for ages 7-13 at Mazarick Park. Campers should bring snacks and drink each day. All equipment will be provided! Cost is $50. Register at your local recreation center. Call Ted Lepper at 433-1576 or James Parker at 433-1392 for more information.

Youth & Adult Tennis Lessons

Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks & Recreation is offering youth and adult tennis lessons each month through December. Participants meet once a week for one month at local parks. Lessons are being offered separately for ages 6-9, ages 10-17 and adults only. Times and dates are subject to change. A monthly session costs $40. Private individual lessons are available for $25 an hour. Proper tennis attire is recommended. Equipment is provided. Register at your local recreation center. For more information, contact Ted Lepper at 433-1576.

Roy Hall Attack Camp coming to Jack Britt

June 1, 2009

Thanks to Marty Bartram for sending this in…

The Jack Britt High School wrestling team is hosting the Roy Hall attack camp July 6-8 at Jack Britt High School, featuring Coach Roy Hall and his Davison, Mich., High School Wrestling Staff.

This camp is designed for all athletes bringing an intensified approach to include advanced drilling, live wrestling and intense training techniques employed by the most successful coaches and athletes. Clinics will teach the philosophy that has made Coach Hall’s teams a national power. Hall’s teams have won 6 of the last 7 Division 1 Michigan State Titles and are working on 7 of 7. Coach Hall’s “Attack” Style has produced numerous Fargo National Champions and All?American former elite wrestlers.

The cost is $30 per session or $75 for the entire three days. The camp web page can be seen here and the registration form and complete schedule is available on that site.

Volleyball Camp

May 28, 2009

Thanks to Patrick Dupree for sending this in…

The 2009 Championship Volleyball Camp is set for July 16-18 at The John D. Fuller Sr. Recreational/Athletic Complex.

The camp, for girls in sixth through ninth grades, will feature instruction and training in the skills and techniques of bumping, passing, setting, service and defense. Julie Cooke and a well trained staff of assistant coaches will be leading the camp.

The registration fee is $40 before June 15 and $50 after. For more details, call 868-2828, ext. 224.

Campbell sets baseball camp schedule

May 21, 2009

CamelThis came in from our friend Stan Cole over at Campbell…

The Campbell University Baseball Program has announced its 2009 Summer Camp Schedule. Campbell Baseball will be hosting a Little League Camp June 15-18, a Team Camp July 15, and a High School Prospect Camp July 30-31.

The Little League Camp is open to all kids 6–12 years old and will be held from 9 a.m. to noon all four days. The cost of the camp will be $150 and includes a camp T-shirt.

Team Camp is open to any High School, Legion, or AAU team and will include 3 hours of instruction and a 7 inning game. The cost will be $250 per team.

The High School Prospect Camp will be from 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. both days. Day 1 will be instruction on all aspects of the game while Day 2 will consist of game play. The cost of the camp is $175 and includes a camp T-shirt.

For any questions or to reserve a spot for camp contact Assistant Coach John Caddell at or 910-814-5510.


Little League CampDates: June 15-18, 2009
Cost: $150.00 (includes T-shirt)
Times: 9 a.m.-noon
Ages: 6-12

Team Camp
Date: July 15, 2009
Cost: $250.00 per team
Ages: Teams must be High School age
Time: Noon-8 p.m.
Notes: 3 hours of instruction and 1 game (7 innings)

High School Prospect Camp

Dates: July 30-31, 2009
Cost: $175.00 (includes T-shirt)
Times: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Details: Day 1 – Instruction and Day 2 – Games
Ages: 15 – 18

The British are coming!

April 28, 2009

Well, they are. We got this in today about the British Soccer Camps returning to our area this summer…

As the number of soccer players in the USA nears 20 million, the number one soccer company in the United States, Canada and Australia, Challenger Sports, will be hosting four of their nationwide programs of British Soccer training camps right here in the growing soccer community of Cumberland County.

The camps will run Monday through Friday and each child will be coached by a member of Challenger’s British coaching staff flown to the USA exclusively to work on these programs. Challenger will hold over 2,000 British Soccer camps this summer and will coach over 100,000 players between the ages of 3 and 18 and over 20,000 parents and coaches.

Challengers’ British Soccer Camp is more than a week of drills and skills. In addition to taking part in a daily regimen of foot skill development, technical and tactical practices and daily tournament style plays, each child will also be treated to a rich cultural experience and lessons on respect, responsibility, integrity, leadership and sportsmanship.

The most popular part of each camp is the Camp World Cup. The coaches use this daily tournament to teach the players about life, customs and traditions of other countries. The campers are asked to make up cheers, bring flags, dress up and learn as much as they can about the country they represent.

Challenger Sports are offering British Soccer camp sessions at Fayetteville-Cumberland County Parks and Recreations sites for the following ages:

Ages 3-4, 9-10 a.m., $75
Ages 4-6, 10-noon, $95
Ages 6-16, 9-12 a.m. or 1-4 p.m., $115
Ages 8-16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $165
Ages 9 –16, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., $107 (Advanced Player Session).

June 22-26 at Westover Recreation Center
July 13-17 at Lake Rim Park
July 20-24 at Stedman Recreation Center
Aug 10-14 at E. Melvin Honeycutt Elementary School

Teams are also welcome to attend and receive a week of focused instruction to prepare them for the fall season.

Each camper will receive a free camp T-shirt, soccer ball, giant soccer poster and an individual skills performance evaluation. In addition, any child who signs up online at least 45 days prior to camp will receive a genuine British Soccer replica Jersey (value $39)

Space is limited – parents are encouraged to sign up on line in advance to avoid disappointment.

To sign up for the camp either visit or contact Ben Cook at 877-263-7909 or email

Football camp coming to Clinton

April 20, 2009

This came in today…

Running back for the Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers is back again to give back to his hometown community by offering the children of Clinton a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn about football from NFL players in a fun environment.

Fast Willie Parker’s Football Camp will be held Saturday, June 20 at Clinton High School. The camp provides youth ages 8 – 17 years old, or high school senior, the opportunity to work on their football skills, sportsmanship, and teamwork skills, while building self-esteem both on and off the field. Each participant will receive a T-shirt, refreshments, and lunch, as well as have the opportunity to meet with Willie and other NFL celebrities.

“I’ll continue to support my hometown no matter where my NFL career takes me,” said Parker. “I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for all of the community members who have helped me along the way. This is one of my ways of giving back.”

Camp registration begins Monday, April 20, and is currently registering the first 300 children ages 8-17 years old (or high school senior). Parents can find the registration form and waiver online at or at Coach Jeff Sawvel’s office at Clinton High. Registration is $40 per child, and will be $50 on day of camp, if space permits. Please return ALL forms to Coach Sawvel or mail to the address on the form by Friday, June 5, no exceptions. Camp is limited to the first 300 children, so please register early!

Willie Parker recorded 138 rushing yards and a career-high 3 touchdowns in the 2008 game opener, all before the fourth quarter ever started. He was the leading AFC rusher for the week and was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week. However, Parker suffered a knee injury about four games into the season. It seemed like a rather minor injury but Parker missed at least three games. Parker missed 5 games in ’08. He had 4 one-hundred yard performances. He compiled 791 yards on 210 carries, 5 TDs, he scored on a 34 yard TD dash in the last game for his longest run since 2006. In the playoffs, he had his first 100+ yard performance against the Chargers, he compiled 146 yards on 27 carries and two TDs. The Steelers reached the Super Bowl again in 2008 to play in one of the most exciting games in Super Bowl history against the underdog Arizona Cardinals at Super Bowl XLIII (43).

Parker is notably famous for the 75-yard touchdown, the longest rushing play in Super Bowl history during Super Bowl XL.

Baseball Camp

February 12, 2009

Got this bit of information from our friend Kenneth Metcalf yesterday…

Baseball Camp

YMCA Summer Camp Olympics

August 14, 2008

The opening ceremony for the Games of the 29th Olympiad in Beijing was quite a show last week. And the Fayetteville and Hope Mills YMCAs brought a little of that flavor to Festival Park Thursday morning.

More than 90 kids from the two YMCA summer camps staged their own version of the Olympics at the park, complete with a flag-bearing march across a bridge and “water polo, field and track and shooting” events.

“They all made flags for the countries they’re representing,” program director Lisa Houpe said of the 12 different ‘countries.’ “We’re driven by our character values, which are honesty, respect, caring and responsibility. Those are themes we work on each week. We’ve also worked on some other ones, like diversity, teamwork, those sort of things.

“We really worked on building character.”

In other words, things you might need to win a medal in shooting.

Of course, kids ranging in age from five to 12 aren’t ready for the modern trap shooting-style events that went on in China earlier this week. But hitting light poles with a Frisbee from 10 feet away might be even more challenging.

Water polo was also slightly modified, played on a grass field with a soccer ball. Olympians had to throw the ball around – without running with it – and try to advance it to the goals on either end.

Tug of war, piggy back rides and wheelbarrow races were welcome additions to the Olympic schedule as sounds of laughter filled the park.

China, and this year’s Olympic Games, are thousands of miles away from downtown Fayetteville.

But the Olympic spirit lives in our own backyard.

Here’s the photo gallery.

British invasion?

July 28, 2008

Kim Hasty, our community news editor, visited a British Soccer Camp in Laurinburg recently.

Check out the story here.