(Vail)-A variety of youth sports camps are scheduled this month with the Vail Recreation District (VRD) including lacrosse, beach volleyball, soccer, gymnastics, martial arts, tennis, sports training, golf, basketball and skateboarding. Also, just announced, the VRD will host a special girl's session during the Bob Johnson Hockey School at Dobson Ice Arena. The session will take place from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. July 18-22 and cost $100. The session is open to girl's ages 10 and younger who have one year of skating experience. Call 970-479-2271 for details.
Camps are filling quickly and registration is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Details are as follows:
Returning for its second summer, this beach volleyball camp is for players who are looking to either learn the sport of beach volleyball or improve their skills. Players will be grouped according to ability with a maximum of 10 players per coach. The camp will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. for grades nine through 12th and cost is $125 per player. Grades six through eight will play from 1 to 3 p.m. and cost is $75 per player.
Ages 7 to 14 | Eagle-Vail Soccer Field, Eagle-Vail
Athletes will learn the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing and shooting in a fun, non-checking environment. Participants also will learn life skills such as respect, teamwork and discipline. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and cost $130. Rental equipment is available at an additional cost.
July 16-17 For Ages 16 to 18 | 970-479-2280 | Registration | Red Sandstone Elementary School
Vail Gymnastics Camp | July 11-15 | 970-479-2287 | Ages 5 and Older |
Vail Gymnastics Center, Vail
These week-long summer camps are for children ages five and older and will not only include gymnastics, but also outdoor adventures such as hiking, visiting local parks and excursions to Dobson Ice Arena, Vail Nature Center and more. Children will be grouped according to age and skill level. Camp takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and cost is $175 per camper. Camps are also scheduled for Aug. 15-19 and Aug. 22-26.
Youth Tennis Camps, Junior Clinics | July 11-15 | 970-479-2294 | Ages 5 to 17
Vail Tennis Center
The Tennis Center will offer four weeks of Youth Tennis Camps for ages five to teens. Costs are $160 for VRD residents and $185 for guests. Camps will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. In addition, junior tennis lessons take place throughout the summer with a ratio of six students per coach. Lessons are from 9 to 10 a.m. for ages five to six, 10 to 11 a.m. for ages seven to nine, 11 a.m. to noon for ages 10 to 12 and noon to 1 p.m. for ages 13 to 17. Tennis camps are also scheduled for Aug. 1-5 and Aug. 8-12.
Mini-Hawk Sports Training Camps | July 18-22 | Registration | 970-479-2280
Ages 4 to 7 | Donovan Park Playing Field, Vail
This multi-sport program will give children ages four to seven a positive first step into athletics. The camp will include learning the essentials of baseball, basketball and soccer in a safe and fun environment. Campers also will explore balance, movement, hand-eye coordination and skill development. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to noon and cost $130.
Vail Golf Club Junior Golf Program | July 18-22 | Registration 970-479-2260 |
Ages 6 to 17 | Vail Golf Club, Vail
The Vail Golf Club will be offering five sessions of three-day PAR and Birdie camps late June through early August. These programs cost $85 per session and are for children ages six to 17. The final junior camp will take place Aug. 2-4.
Participants will be led by U.S. women's silver medal winning Olympic team coach and 1980 Olympic gold medal winner Mark Johnson and his qualified staff for a week-long camp to improve on-ice skills and game playing techniques. Costs are $420 for Eagle County residents, $400 for Vail residents, $445 for outside guests or $175 for the goalie camp. Children must be eight years or older with one year of skating experience. Call 970-479-2271 to be placed on the waiting list.
Sidney Moncrief's Shooting Camp | July 25-28 | Registration | 970-479-2280 |
Ages 10 to 16 | Berry Creek Middle School
Vail Golf Club, Vail
In addition to the Vail Junior Golf Program, the Youth Foundation's First Tee of Eagle County offers a variety of summer programs, many of which take place at the Vail Golf Club. The Youth Foundation First Tee of Eagle County offers PAR, Birdie, Player's League and Girls Night Out programs.
Vail Skateboard Clinics | Ongoing Through Aug. 16 | 970-479-2292 | Ages 7 to 14
Vail Skatepark, LionsHead Parking Structure in Vail
Learn to skateboard at the Vail Skatepark with instructors who teach everything from basic skills and etiquette to perfecting a boardslide or kickflip. Skateboarding classes take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays, beginning June 15. Costs per clinic are $20 for VRD residents and $25 Eagle County residents. Purchase five sessions and costs are $15 for VRD residents and $20 for Eagle County residents. Skateboards and helmets required, wrist guards and knee pads recommended.
The VRD also has a variety of camps scheduled in August summer including soccer, golf, tennis, martial arts, flag football and volleyball. The schedule is as follows:
- TetraBrazil Soccer Camp: Aug. 1-5
- Vail Golf Club Junior Golf Program: Aug. 2-4
- Junior Youth Tennis Camps: Aug. 1-5 and Aug. 8-12
- Martial Arts Children's Karate / Safety Summer Camp: Aug. 8-12
- New! Skyhawks Flag Football Camp: Aug. 8-12
- Britney Brown's Volleyball Camp: Aug. 13-14
For more information the volleyball, flag football, baseball, soccer, sports training, lacrosse and basketball camps, click here or call 970-479-2280. For details on the gymnastics camp, click here or call 970-479-2287. For information on the martial arts camp, click here or call 970-949-8121. For information, on the Bob Johnson Hockey Camp, click here or call 970-479-2271.
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