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Gymnastics, Soccer next up in City Recreation Sports Camps

Signups for the Ogdensburg Parks and Recreation Department Summer Camp series is underway at the Ed Dobisky Memorial Visitor’s Center, 100 Riverside Ave., Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All youth must sign-up at the Dobisky Visitor’s Center before they are allowed to participate in any Parks and Recreation Department sponsored sports camp. For more information contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 393-1980 or check out its Facebook page at “Ogdensburg City Recreation.”

The cost for each camp is $25. The department does run a “Sports Special” so if a child wants to sign up for three sports camps (including swimming lessons), the cost would be $60, a savings of $15.

The summer camp series resumes on Monday with a Gymnastics Camp for boys and girls in ages 4-12 and a soccer camp for boys and girls ages 4-15..


GYMNASTICS – Staff will conduct gymnastics for boys and girls, ages 4-12, at the Lockwood Arena July 8-12. Ages 4-6 will go from 1-2:30 p.m. and ages 7-12 will run from 2:30-4 p.m. Activities include pommel horse, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise.

SOCCER:  Recreation staff will offer instruction in all phases of this sport at Montroy Park on July 8-12. Boys and girls ages 4-15 can enhance skills through small group instruction and intramural games.  Youth in grades K-2 will got from 9-10 a.m.; grades 3-5 from 10-11 a.m. and grades 6-8 will participate from 11 a.m. to noon.

CHEERLEADING CAMP:  Staff will conduct the 21st annual Cheerleading Camp for girls’ ages 4-12 on July 15-19. Ages 4-7 will go from 9-10:30 a.m. while ages 8-12 will go from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Lockwood Arena. Cheerleading is an integral part of sports teams’ success.

BOYS’/GIRLS’ LACROSSE:  Our 15th annual camp, for boys and girls ages 6-15 will stress the development of lacrosse skills including:  passing, catching, attack, defense and goaltending.  Those participating in this camp should have lacrosse sticks, gloves and helmets/goggles. The camp will be held at Montroy Park from July 15-19 from 9-10:30 a.m.

BASEBALL:  Staff will conduct the baseball camp for boys ages 6-12 from July 29-Aug. 2 from 1-3 p.m. at Montroy Park. The camp will stress developing better hitting, fielding and pitching skills. Intramural games will be held daily.

HOCKEY:   Staff will direct an off-ice hockey camp at the Richard G. Lockwood Civic Center for youths 6-12 on Aug. 5-9 from 9-10:30 a.m. Camp will include off-ice training, conditioning, shooting, face-offs and small games. There will be contests in the following categories: most accurate shooter, fastest stick handler in obstacle course.

GIRLS’/BOYS’ BASKETBALL:  The annual Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball Camp for grades K-8 will be held from Aug. 12-16 from 9 a.m. to noon. Skill development will be stressed including fundamentals in passing, dribbling and shooting.  This year, the camp will be held at the outdoor courts at Father Martin Field with a rain location of the Lockwood Arena. Participants in grades K-2 will go from 9-10 a.m./grades 3-5 will go from 10-11 a.m. and grades 6-8 will go from 11

The Track-Field Camp opened the Cotu Recreation Department's Summer Camp series. Attending the camp were:Tempertance Cota, Brady Montroy, Ades Sekhon, Sohela Sekhon, Acaad Sekhan, Sandy Sekhon, Sanjag Sekhon, Aubry Cushman, Damian Storey, Jaucton Skelly, Olivia Sias, Echo Bouchey, Ellan Bouchey, Sean Spencer, Lucke Spencer. Instructing at the camp were: OFA Track-Field Coach John Tebo and Blue Devil trackathletes Alexis Beauleou, Nate McNally and Jenny Berghaus.

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