Here is a rundown of the summer sports camps announced by the four local high schools as well as Pilot Mountain Middle and Oak Hill Academy.
• North Surry, boys basketball, Monday to Thursday
The first camp of the summer is for boys who are rising third- to ninth-graders. The instruction includes fundamental stations, skills contests and league games. For more information, contact Coach Travis Gammons at 789-5055 or email@example.com.
• Mount Airy, girls basketball, June 18-21
The camp, held each day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., provides instruction in the fundamentals of basketball.
The cost of the camp is $85, which includes a Lady Bears camp T-shirt. A daily lunch consisting of pizza, soft drinks and water will be available for an additional cost.
The camp is run by head coach Howard Mayo, his staff and current and former players.
Mayo has been a head coach for 19 years with a record of 305-181. He was named The Roanoke Times coach of the year in 2001 and is a four-time conference coach of the year.
Assisting are coaches Wade Hill, Angela Mayfield and Abby Gallimore.
Camp release forms are available at Mount Airy High School or online at www.teacherweb.com/NC/MountAiryHS/HowardMayo/.
For more information, contact Howard Mayo at 789-5147, ext. 271, or 276-733-9080.
• Mount Airy, boys basketball, June 25-28
The camp is open to boys who enter the fall in grades between third and ninth. The four-day camp starts each day at 8:30 a.m. and goes until 3 p.m.
Coach Kevin Spainhour, his assistants and current Bear players will direct the kids through a series of activities such as fundamental stations, skill contests, camp records and league games.
Brochures and registration forms are available at www.eteamz.com/foothillsbasketballschool or contact Coach Spainhour at 971-7684.
• Oak Hill Academy, girls basketball, June 24-28
The academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va., will coach girls ages 10 through 17.
Plans include housing for overnight campers and three meals a day in the school cafeteria. The cost is $275 for overnight campers and $175 for daytime-only participants.
The schedule for each day includes a morning skill session, afternoon competition and skill development, and an evening session of guest lecturers and 5-on-5 games.
The camp is staffed by members of the Oak Hill Academy coaching staff, former players and other experienced coaches. The camp is divided into appropriate age/ability levels.
For more information, contact Coach Mike Rodgers at 276-579-2619. A downloadable camp registration form is available at www.oak-hill.net.
• North Surry, volleyball/girls basketball, July 9-12
Shane Slate, who coaches both sports at North, will lead the camps. Volleyball is 8:30 a.m. to noon, then basketball is 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The cost is $45 for one sport or $80 for both camps and includes a T-shirt. The sessions are open to girls in grades five through nine.
Enrollment is limited to 40 girls per session, Slate noted, so early registration (before June 25) is encouraged. Forms are available at the school front office. The coach can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The camp is led by the Greyhound staff and players.
The volleyball team has won eight conference championships in the past 24 years. The Hounds have won the conference regular-season and tournament titles the past three seasons.
The basketball team has won four conference championships and four tournament titles in the past six years.
• Surry Central, boys and girls basketball, July 9-12
Head Coaches Ken Eiswald and Mandy Holt are teaming up for the annual Eagles Nest camp for both boys and girls. Central Middle School Coach Kellie Cochran and assistant coaches for the high school teams will help out as well as current Golden Eagle players.
The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day with an awards ceremony and championship games coming at 4 p.m. on the final day.
The camp will stress basketball fundamentals and drills that kids can continue using at home. There also will be games and competitions throughout.
The cost of the camp is $80, or $70 for those who register and pay by June 20. This includes a camp T-shirt. Pizza, beverages and concessions will be available to purchase at the school.
For more information, contact the coaches at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at the high school at 386-8842.
• Pilot Mountain Middle, boys and girls basketball, July 16-19
The four-day camp will have morning sessions for boys and girls, ages 8-11. Then an afternoon session will be for boys only, ages 12-15.
The camp will hold the morning sessions from 9 a.m. to noon and afternoon times from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
The cost of attending either morning or afternoon is $65, but there is a $5 discount for early registration (by June 25). The fee includes a camp T-shirt.
“Champion Skills Camp was created … in an effort to give an opportunity to young athletes in the Surry County area,” said T.C. Gammons, the former Gentry Middle School coach who started the camp with Lee Martin, a current Catawba College player.
“Not only will the athletes learn about the fundamentals of basketball, they will also learn qualities including leadership, teamwork and what it takes to succeed at the next level,” Gammons said.
“One unique aspect of this camp is the classroom sessions that offer thinking beyond the court,” he said. “Each athlete will be taught reading the defense, changing the angle of a pass, techniques to get open, reading screens, shooting, and much more. This camp is for all levels of athletes who want to learn to play at the best of their abilities.”
The camp will have a snack bar available for campers.
For more information, contact Gammons at 710-7862 or email@example.com.
• Mount Airy, volleyball, July 19-21
The ninth-annual camp, for rising sixth- to ninth-graders, runs from 8 a.m. to noon on July 19-20, then from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 21. Campers will utilize both the high school gym and the old junior high gym next door.
The camp is for players to learn the fundamentals of volleyball and to strengthen the skills they possess, according to Coach Kim Lyons, who is camp director.
The three days will feature basic skills, advanced skills, competitions, team play and individual instruction.
The cost of the camp is $65, but for those who register and pay by Friday, the price is discounted to $50. The fee includes a camp T-shirt, so include the camper’s shirt size with paperwork.
Lyons is in her 11th year of coaching on the high school level and third as the Lady Bears’ head coach.
Assisting her are coaches Amy Balthis and Amber Horton. Three rising seniors are acting as court coaches: Dana Brown, Kristin Collins and Kristin Horton. Former players assisting include Katie Joyce, Tori Nelson, Jenna Clement and Alexis Allen, according to Lyons.
Current Bears who will act as camp counselors include Anna Smith, Jasmine Varney, Kathryn Beasley, Haven France, Courtney Greeson, Charli Hiatt, Lauren Hodges, Madyson Holder, Autumn Mason, Halee Ratcliff and Tessa Rodgers.
For more information, contact Kim Lyons at 789-5147, ext. 281, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.