School is still weeks off and not every young student has something to do. For those without any plans, there are several local youth camps this month to keep kids playing and active.
Starting Monday, All-Pro Sports Academy is holding its annual week-long baseball and softball camp in Mashashimuet Park. The Bellport-based coaches are providing a 9 a.m.-to-noon softball program for players ages 7 to 15 while the baseball program has two sessions: one for players ages five and six from 9 a.m. to noon and one for players ages 7 to 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More information is available at allprosportsacademy.com
There is a girls’ basketball camp next week at Pierson High School, for girls entering grades two through seven. Pierson JV girls’ basketball Coach Kevin Barron has organized the program, scheduling the sessions from 2 to 5 p.m from Monday to Friday. Current and former Pierson girls’ basketball players will be on hand, helping out the future Lady Whalers and their summer visitors. There is a $150 fee for each player with the proceeds going to the Pierson girls’ basketball program. Applications are available in the athletic office and the main office at Pierson.
Meanwhile Southampton Youth Services on Majors Path continues its summer camp program this month. Ongoing until August 21 are the Future Stars Sports Camp for six-to-fourteen-year olds, Future Stars Little Stars Camp for three-and-a-half-to-five-year olds and a Squash Camp.
Island Gymnastics is coming to SYS the weeks of August 24 and August 31, with a program for gymnasts ages five and up. Dribbl Basketball Camp and the Colonial Sports Group Soccer Camp also have programs coming in the week of August 24. The Dribble camp has full-day and half-day sessions for players in kindergarten through fifth grade; the Colonial camp is intended for players ages six to fourteen.
There is also a karate camp being offered the week of August 24 for ages four and up. For more information on any of these camps contact Joy Pariz at 287-1511.