Ogdensburg Parks and Recreation Department taking summer sports camp signups
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 5:33 pm

OGDENSBURG -- The Ogdensburg Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registration for its 2017 summer sports camps for track, basketball, football, cheerleading, gymnastics, hockey, soccer, baseball, lacrosse, wrestling and swimming.

Signups are at the Dobisky Visitor’s Center, 100 Riverside Ave., Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All youth must sign up before they can participate in any of the sports camps. For more information contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 393-1980 or check out its Facebook page at “Ogdensburg City Recreation.”

• TRACK: OFA Track Coach John Tebo will conduct the 18th annual camp for boys and girls grades 2-7 at the OFA track from 9-11 a.m. June 26-30. Activities include high and long jump, shot put, discus, hurdles and relays. $25.

• GIRLS’/BOYS’ BASKETBALL: The annual Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball Camp for grades K-8 will be held 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 14-18. Fundamentals in passing, dribbling and shooting will be stressed. 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 from 10-11 a.m., and grades 6-8 play from 11 a.m. to noon. Intramural games will be held. $25.

• FOOTBALL: Staff will conduct the 24th annual Football Skills Camp 9 to 11 a.m. July 10-14 for youth ages 6-16 at Montroy Park. It will includ: daily warm-up exercises, non-contact drills, running, ball handling, carrying, throwing/receiving, blocking and tackling, punting, kicking and field instruction. All campers will be instructed in flexibility, quickness and agility conditioning. $25.

• CHEERLEADING CAMP: Jackie Pinkerton will conduct the 18th annual Cheerleading Camp for girls ages 4-12 from July 17-21. 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. $25.

• GYMNASTICS: Jackie Pinkerton will conduct gymnastics for boys and girls ages 4-12 at the Lockwood Arena July 10-14. 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. $25.

• HOCKEY: OFA Varsity Hockey coach Jon Frederick will direct an off-ice hockey camp at the Richard G. Lockwood Civic Center for youths 6-12 from 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 7-11. It will include off-ice training, conditioning, shooting, face-offs and small games. There will be contests for most accurate shooter and fastest stick handler in an obstacle course. $25.

• SOCCER: Recreation staff will offer instruction in all phases at Montroy Park from 9 to 11 a.m. July 10-14. Boys and girls ages 4-15 can enhance skills through small group instruction and intramural games. $25.

• BASEBALL: Staff will conduct the camp for boys ages 6-12 from 9-11 a.m. July 31-Aug. 4 at Montroy Park. They will stress developing better hitting, fielding and pitching skills. Intramural games will be held daily. $25.

• BOYS’/GIRLS’ LACROSSE: The 13th 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 should have lacrosse sticks, gloves and helmets/goggles. Held at Montroy Park 9-11 a.m. from July 17-21. $25.

• WRESTLING: Wrestling Technique Camp will include daily warmups and conditioning exercises, escapes, reversals, takedowns and pinning combinations. There will be a mini tournament on Friday. Instructors Ricky Ledwith and staff promote self-esteem and good sportsmanship. The camp is for youths 5-18 from July 31-Aug. 4 at the Lockwood Arena from 6-7:30 p.m. $25.

• SWIMMING LESSONS: Lessons will be offered for all skill levels. Each child will be placed in a half-hour time slot determined on the testing days. The lessons are for children 4-14 and will be held Tuesday through Friday from 8-11:30 a.m. Testing and group assignments will be held June 23-24. Lessons will be held from June 27-July 29. $25.

• INFANT TODDLER SWIM: - This program has been developed to acquaint infants and toddlers ages 6 months to 4 years old to the water and as an introduction to pre-school aquatics programs. Its goal is to make the children comfortable in and around water and introduce some safety skills. The swimming companion will be taught how to utilize various holds and techniques to help the child get acclimated to the pool. There will be two swim instructors. Requirement: parent, guardian, babysitter or responsible adult must be willing to accompany child in the water. Held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays 11:30 a.m. to noon July 5-28 at the municipal pool. $12.

The department is offering special price breaks. Children who participate in three sports camps (including swimming lessons), the cost would be $60, a savings of $15. And a swimming special offer is $35 for swimming lessons -- regular cost $25 -- and a season swimming pass, usually costing $15. That’s a savings of $5.