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Summer Fun 2009: YMCA and Kidsports activities

Kidsports
2324 S. Main St. 704-638-0075.At Kidsports, camp counselors are called coaches. The coach to camper ratio is small for lots of individualized attention.
A Kidsports T-shirt will be given to each camper. Campers can be dropped off as early as 7 a.m. and must be picked up by 6 p.m. Camp activities run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday morning, pick up the schedule of activities, field trips and special events for your child’s camp.
All camps except WeeSports go swimming once a week. Champ camp also goes to outdoor parks, roller skating and field trips. Free breakfast and lunch will be provided by a federal grant by the Rowan-Salisbury School System or a Meal Deal may be purchased,which includes: chicken nuggets, corn dog, hot dog or pizza, plus chips and a drink for $3.50.
WeeSports is for children ages 2-5 and their camps run from 8:30 a.m.-noon. The two-day program is $40, three days $45 and five days $60. Wee Sport camps are as follows:
– May 26-29: Ocean Commotion;
– June 1-5: My Favorite Story Book;
– June 8-12: Animal Action;
– June 15-19: Musical Journey;
– June 22-26: The Lost World;
– June 29-July 3: Celebrate the USA;
– June 6-10: Show Biz;
– July 13-17: Intro to Sports;
– July 20-24: Little Professors;
– July 27-31: Far Away Places;
– Aug. 3-7: Birds, Bugs, Butterflies;
– Aug. 10-14: My Wonderful World;
– Aug. 17-21: Me and My Alphabet;
– Aug. 24-28: Fairytale Forest.
Sports Camps, Champ Camps are for children 5 to 13 and can be half- ($65) or full-day ($90). Sports Camps are:
– June 8-12: soccer
– June 15-19: dance
– June 22-26: basketball
– July 6-10: baseball
– July 13-17: intro to sports
– July 20-24: volleyball
– July 27-31: baseball
– Aug. 3-7: basketball
– Aug. 10-14: football/cheer
Champ Camps include:- June 8-12: Fun and Friendship;
– June 15-19: Kidsports Challenge;
– June 22-26: Pokemon/jewelry making;
– July 6-10: Celebrate the USA;
– July 13-17: Obstacle Course;
– July 20-24: Science Mania;
– July 27-31: Rock and Roll;
– Aug. 3-7: Cinematric Treasures;
– Aug. 10-14: Kidsports Olympics;
– Aug. 17-21: Wet n’ Wild.
Specialty Camps are full day only, ages 5-13, $105, and include:
– June 8-12: martial arts
– June 15-19: art
– June 22-26: martial arts
– July 6-10: adventure
– July 13-17: tennis
– July 20-24: art
– July 27-31: golf
– Aug. 3-7: martial arts
Wendy’s baseball camp
Hosted by the Kannapolis Police Department
Northwest Cabarrus High School Baseball Field
Contact: Lt. Bret Johnson, 704-920-4016.The camp will be held June 22ń25, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for ages 8 through middle school.
Conducted by some of the top high school and college coaches in the area, and a daily speaker who is not only a great athlete but also a leader within the community.
The camp will focus on more than baseball. The coaches, speakers and police officers will also talk with the players all week about making positive life choices and the consequences of making poor choices such as using drugs, joining gangs, violence, etc.
One of the most exciting things about this camp is the fact that it is absolutely free thanks to the partnership of Wendy’s and several other community businesses.
There will be an officer on site at 7:30 a.m. to stay with children who must be dropped off early, but planned activities will not begin until 8:30 a.m. Water will be provided free to all participants and the school’s concession stand will open during breaks.
On Monday morning only the camp will begin at 8:15 a.m. At this time they will have an informational meeting for the players and parents. All parents are encouraged to attend.
The camp is limited to the first 150 players. You can register for the camp at the Kannapolis Police Department during business hours. If you have questions about the camp contact Lt. Bret Johnson at the Kannapolis Police Department, 704-920-4016.
Coaches include: Joe Hubbard, Northwest Cabarrus High School; Craig Stewart, Mooresville High School; Empsy Thompson, A.L. Brown High School; David Darwin, Core Athletics; Jim Gant, Catawba College; Thad Chrismon, South Rowan High School; Jason Sarvis, Robinson High School; Joe Gragg, China Grove Middle School; Mark Hayes, Pfeiffer University; Derek Shoe, Concord High School; Jayme Russ, Northwest Cabarrus High School; David Langley, Northwest Cabarrus High School; Jeff Burchette, Mooresville High School; Bob Kozyra, Kannapolis Middle School.
J.F. Hurley YMCA camps
828 Jake Alexander Blvd. 705-636-0111.- Camp Kiwanis, for firstń fifth graders ó 7 a.m.-6 p.m., June 15-Aug. 21. $25 registration fee. YMCA member: $92 per week; nonmember: $130 per week.
– Camp Challenge, for rising sixth grade to 12-year-olds ó An exciting program for pre-teens that will push the limit of action and adventure in the summer. 7 a.m.-6 p.m., June 15-Aug. 21. $25 registration fee. YMCA member, $92 weekly; nonmember, $130 weekly.
Breakfast and lunch free of charge for Camp Kiwanis and Camp Challenge campers.
Camp Kiwanis and Camp Challenge are licensed facilities. Childcare vouchers are accepted. We also offer financial assistance for all camps and programs.
– Camp Little Feet-Summer Pre-School Camp ó Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 4- and 5-year-olds; Tuesday and Thursday, 2- and 3-year olds. 9 a.m.-noon. Drop off at 8:45 a.m. Offered weekly from May 26-Aug. 28. YMCA member, two days, $35 weekly; three days, $50 weekly; nonmember, two days, $40 weekly; three days, $60 weekly.
Tumbling, dance, splash pad, jungle gym, art, group time and more.
For information about traditional camps, contact Sheliah Gainer at 704-636-0111.
Specialty Camps
– Acting for the Film ó Rising third-, fourth-, fifth-graders: 9 a.m.-1 p.m, June 15-19.
Rising sixth-, seventh-, eighth-graders: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., June 22-26.
Learn about film production, commercial work and voice-overs, make your own short film. Maximum enrollment: 10 for each session.
Cost: YMCA members, $125, nonmembers, $165. Includes the YMCA’s Oscar Party.
– Survivor Camp for Boys Only A weeklong game. Play hard, play smart. Two teams of campers will compete daily in a series of challenges allowing them to win points and take points from the other team. Activities will include land challenges, a scavenger hunt, brain teasers and more.
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Grades K-2: June 15-19 and July 13-17;
Grades 3-5: June 22-26 and July 20-24.
Campers must be dropped off and picked up at the Kiwanis Camp on Bringle Ferry Road.
Cost: members $65; nonmembers $105.
Limit 14 campers per session.
– “Think You Can Dance?” Camp Improve what you already know, learn something new. Hip hop, pop and lock, krump, break dance and more.
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
June 29-July 3: boys and girls, rising K-2;
July 6-10: boys and girls- grades 3-5;
July 27-31: boys and girls, grades 6-8;
Cost: member: $65; nonmember: $105.
Limit 20 participants per session.
– Combo Sports Camp Includes football and soccer. Participants will also swim during this camp.
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., July 13-17.
Ages: rising fourth- through eighth-graders.
Cost: member, $90; nonmember, $125.
Limited to 20 participants.
– Art Camp Learn how to make modern art, take a picture and create your own T-shirt.
9 a.m.ń1 p.m.
July 13-17: rising third- through fifth-graders.
July 20-24: rising sixth, seventh- and eighth-graders.
Cost: member: $85; nonmember: $125.
Limit 14 per session.
Finale: Art show for friends and family.
YMCA’s Model Camp Learn to pose, walk, turn and burn down the YMCA runway while making friends. You even get your very own photo shoot. Team building exercises, trust falls, climbing walls and fashion show.
Aug. 3-7, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Girls only, rising third through fifth grades.
Cost: member: $85; nonmember: $125. Limit 14 girls
– Charm School Camp Bring out your confidence, learn the fundamentals of table etiquette and feel more empowered through team building exercises. Finish it off with a proper tea party with Mom or Dad.
Aug. 10-14.
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Girls only, rising third through fifth grades.
Cost: Members $65; nonmembers $105.
Limit 14 girls.
Youth Sports
– T-Ball clinic Basic skills such as fielding, hitting, base running and teamwork concepts will be included in this clinic.
Girls and boys, ages 4-6. Registration ends May 31. Clinic dates: June 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10.
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Hurley Sports Complex, Majolica Road.
Cost: member: $23; nonmember: $33.
– T-Ball and Coach Pitch League Girls and boys, ages 4-7 and 6-9. Registration ends June 26. Season starts the week of July 6 and ends Aug. 7. Location: Hurley Sports Complex. Cost: YMCA members: $36; nonmembers: $60. Price includes baseball hat and shirt.
– Summer Basketball League ó Boys and girls division grades pre-K through eighth. Registration begins June 1 and ends June 28. Season starts July 6 and ends Aug. 20. Cost: YMCA members: $36; nonmembers: $60.Saleeby-Fisher YMCA East Rowan Branch
790 Crescent Road, Rockwell, 704-279-1742.
Aquatic Program ó contact Bridget Dexter, aquatic director, 704-279-1742, or bdexter@rowanymca.org.
Swim lessons:
Friday morning sessions (four lessons) Session 1: June 5-26; session 2: July 3-24; session 3: July 31-Aug. 21.
Times: Parent/Child 8-8:30 a.m.; Pike and Eel 8:30-9:15 a.m.; Ray/Starfish 9:15-10 a.m.; Polliwog/Guppy 8-8:45 a.m.; Minnow, Fish/Flying Fish and Shark 8:45-9:30 a.m.
Cost: $20 for YMCA member; $40 nonmember.
Day Camp Sessions (four lessons)
Lessons are offered to Day Camp participants at these times and dates:
Session 1: June 15-18
Session 2: June 22-25
Session 3: June 29-July 2
Session 4: July 6-9
Session 5: July 13-16
Session 6: July 20-23
Session 7: July 27-30
Session 8: Aug. 3-6
Session 9: Aug. 10-13
Session 10: Aug. 17-20
Times: First- and second- graders, noon-12:45 p.m.; third-, fourth- and fifth-graders 1-1:45 p.m.; middle school: 2-2:45 p.m.
Cost: $20/YMCA members, $40 nonmembers.
Four-week sessions (eight lessons): Parent/Child, 3 to 5-year-olds meet Monday and Wednesday nights; 6 to 15-year-olds meet Tuesday and Thursday nights.
Session 1: May 18-June 11
Session 2: June 15-July 9
Session 3: July 13-Aug. 5
Session 4: Aug. 10-Sept. 3
Cost: $38 for members; $74 nonmembers.
Private swim lessons are offered to ages 3 and up. Cost is $15/30 minute class.
Adult swim lessons are offered Tuesday and Thursday nights from 7-7:45 p.m. starting May 5. Cost is $20/members and $40/nonmembers.
Rugrats Swim & Gym
This is a fitness oriented program for children ages 3-5. Skills taught in class are pool safety, swim lessons, tumbling, balance, coordination, rhythmic activities, gymnastics, strength, flexibility and the YMCA character traits. This program gives participants an opportunity to have fun while moving within the gym and pool environments. Classes meet Friday mornings from 10:15-10:45, gym, and 11-11:30, pool.
Session 1: June 5-26
Session 2: July 3-24
Session 3: July 31-Aug. 21
Cost: $40/members, $80/nonmembers.
YMCA SPLASH Program
This program is designed to teach parents and children aquatic safety and basic swimming skills.
June 15-19 (Monday-Friday) 7-7:45 p.m. Free for YMCA members, $15 nonmembers.
Childcare Programs
Mother’s Morning Out: This program will be held on Wednesdays during the summer months beginning June 17. Children must be potty-trained, ages 3 to 5 years old. Activities included are arts and crafts, music, games, snacks and fun themes. Contact Bridget Dexter at 704-279-1742 or bdexter@rowanymca.org.
Dates: June 17, 24; July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Aug. 5, 12, 19.
Time: 9 a.m.-noon.
Cost: $10/YMCA members; $15 nonmembers.
Limited to eight participants per class. Register two weeks prior to class.
Parents’ Night Out
This program is designed to give parents a break for a night to enjoy a nice evening alone or out on the town with some friends. The activities include arts and crafts, movie, light snack, games and much more. This program is for ages 6 weeks-10 years old. Contact Bridget Dexter at 704-279-1742 or bdexter@rowanymca.org.
Dates: June 12 and Aug. 14.
Times: 6-10 p.m.
Cost: $10/YMCA members; $15 nonmembers.
Must have eight to hold event and be registered by noon the day of event or there will be a $5 charge at the door.
Register two weeks prior.
Summer Camp contact Sarah Zander, family services director, 704-279-1742 or szander@rowanymca.org.
Camp Explorer: Campers are given the opportunity to develop new skills, good leadership, self-reliance and Christian values. Campers are grouped into grade levels and have the chance to build interpersonal relationships with other campers that will last a life time. Cost: $92 members, $130 nonmembers
Adventure Camp: An exciting program for pre-teens that will push the limit of action and adventure throughout the summer. Adventure Camp will challenge campers to excel in many areas: sports, crafts, Christian values, team concepts, community involvement, leadership skills and much more. Cost: $92 members; $130 nonmembers.
TRI-CLUB: A new addition to the summer program that will teach the essentials needed to successfully compete in a triathlon.
Goals are to build a strong foundation of swimming, running and cycling techniques, introduce the basics of the fourth discipline of triathlon, transitions, teach bike safety and maintenance, learn to set appropriate goals, empower children to strive for their potential, properly educate them on nutrition when competing in any sport, prepare them to compete in one or more kids’ triathlons.
There will be a “Kids’ Tri” at the end of the week to showcase everything that was learned.
Participants must have a helmet and bicycle. They must be able to swim 50 yards comfortably without assistance to participate. This will be at the Camp Directors’ discretion. This camp is limited to 15 participants.
Cost: $100 members, $140 potential members.
Chef for a Day: A new approach to creating healthy and fun snacks for the camp participants. Made by the campers for the campers. Each age group will meet on a scheduled Friday where they will develop the menu and shopping list and then prepare the snack for that day for the entire summer camp. The focus is on healthy choices, proper portions, and use of the food pyramid. Free.
Ropes Course Challenge: Ever wonder what it would feel like to fly? This is a weeklong camp that will focus on building trust, communication, self-reliance, encouragement, cooperation and fun. Camp will challenge you physically, mentally and spiritually. Campers will be taught safety, given team building challenges, climb the East Peak Challenge, rappel and go on a little adventure. Cost: $100 members; $140 nonmembers. Minimum participants: six. Maximum participants: 12.
Sports Maniac: A weeklong camp that teaches the fundamentals and techniques for a variety of YMCA sports. One sport is highlighted each day, culminating with an all sports blow-out on Friday. Monday, basketball; Tuesday, football; Wednesday, baseball; Thursday, soccer; Friday, all sports blow out.
Campers will be provided with a Sports Maniac shirt and water bottle. Participants need to bring their lunch, swimsuit and towel.
Cost: $100 members, $140 nonmembers. Maximum participants: 12.
This is a weeklong program. It is not on a day-to-day basis. This program is not prorated.
Super Star Camp
Contact Nicole Hill, fitness coordinator at 704-279-1742.
The YMCA offers a summer camp that teaches gymnastics, cheerleading, swimming, dance and fitness. Every child is a super star in this camp. You can help improve your child’s self-esteem and confidence through physical activity.
Camp 1: July 13-17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Limit 20 spaces. Ages 6-12. Register June 1-July 10. Camp 2: July 27-31, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Limit 20 spaces. Ages 6-12. Register June 1-July 24. Cost: YMCA member, $92; nonmember, $130. Please sign up in advance, camp usually fills up.
Sports programs: Contact Joe Finney at 704-279-1742 or jfinney@rowanymca.org.
East Rowan YMCA Summer Adult Basketball League Register: May 2-30. All games will be played at the East Rowan YMCA. Cost: $400 per team. Games will be played on Monday, Tuesday nights; 12 team limit, first come, first served, 18 and older.
Ropes Course contact Joe Finney at 704-279-1742 or jfinney@rowanymca.org
The Paul Fisher East Peak Challenge can be designed for individual challenges and/or team challenges. Create a stronger, more effective team. Emphasize group problem solving and decision making. Explore the issues of quality leadership, mutual support and individual commitment. Enhance self-confidence. Strengthen communication and cooperative spirit. Discover hidden strengths and abilities. Schedule two weeks prior. Duration: four hours. Age ó high: 11 years and up; low: 8 years and up; corporate: $40 per person; youth nonprofit: $25 per person. Minimum 10 people, maximum 15 people.
Open Course Dates
The course will be open from noon-5 p.m. on the following dates for members and potential members to get a glimpse of what the ropes course is like.
Cost: $10 per person. Must be at least 11 years old.
Dates: May 30, July 25, Sept. 26.
J. Fred Corriher Jr. YMCA, South Rowan Branch
950 Kimball Road, 704-857-7011Summer Camp will begin on June 15.
Cost for the program is $90 a week for Rowan County YMCA members, $130 a week for nonmembers. Registration fee: $25. Discount of $10 for additional children for the registration and weekly fee.
Weekly trips are included in the weekly cost.
Weekly activities include library, swimming, splash pad and more.
Rowan Summer Feed program will begin on June 15 this summer and end on Aug.14. They will provide the campers breakfast and lunch each day.
All counselors are certified in CPR and First Aid.
Junior Golf Camp
Crescent Golf Club, 220 Laurel Valley Way.The Crescent Golf Club will hold Junior Golf Camp June 15-19. The camp is open to all amateur boys and girls, ages 5-17. The cost is $40.
The advanced group (ages 14-17) will meet from 8-9 a.m.
The intermediate group (ages 11-14) will meet from 9:15-10:15 a.m.
The beginner/intermediate class (ages 8-11) will meet from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
The beginner group (ages 5-8) will meet from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Call 704-647-0025 for more information.
China Grove 5k Main Street Challenge
9 p.m., June 12. $20 pre-registration/$25 day of race.
The Subway Sprint Kid’s Fun Run and Tot Trot, $10.
For information, call Aaron Crowe, 704-857-7011.

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