Sport camps highlight summer activities

ROCKINGHAM — The end of the school year means parents try to find activities for their children during the summer.

Among the choices in Richmond County are the sport camps presented by the coaching staff at Richmond Senior High School as well as area middle school coaches.

Last week, Richmond baseball coach Ricky Young put on his sixth annual camp. More than 50 participants attended the three-day event at Raider Field. Young was joined by assistant coach David Lee and a handful of his varsity and junior varsity players.

Richmond girls basketball coach Victoria DeFrate held a camp. DeFrate had nearly a dozen girls attend the three-day camp. DeFrate was assisted by members of her basketball team.

Frank Harrington also organized a basketball camp last week for boys and girls at Rohanen Middle School. Harrington’s camp ran for five days.

Don’t fret if you missed registering your children for these camps because there are additional sport camps this summer.

This week, longtime Richmond soccer coach Bennie Howard will hold a four-day camp beginning Monday. The cost is $65 and includes a T-shirt. Each day’s session will run from 9 a.m. to noon.

The 15th annual soccer camp is open to boys and girls. Howard will be assisted by area coaches as well as former players.

After the Fourth of July holiday, there will be two more camps geared primarily toward girls.

The first will be the Richmond cheerleading camp July 13 to 16 in the school’s gymnasium. The cost is $65 and includes a T-shirt. Each session will go from 8 a.m. to noon each day.

The final sports camp of the summer will be the Richmond volleyball camp. The camp is run by Richmond coach Michelle Wimpey and will be held July 28 and 29. The cost is $30 and includes a T-shirt. Wimpey will be assisted by junior varsity coach Ashleigh Scully.

Reach managing editor Shawn Stinson at 910-817-2671 and follow him on Twitter @scgolfer.