Youth Camp – Lions 103 CS Tue, 28 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Youth Camp – Lions 103 CS 32 32 East Feliciana Drug Council Summer Camp Engages Teens | Feliciana East Tue, 28 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000

Kira Brewer is full. Full of laughter, smiles and dreams. She enjoys photography, writing poetry and drawing. Life is full of positives and pitfalls which can include drugs, alcohol abuse, and financial difficulties.

Enter the East Feliciana Drug and Alcohol Council. The council strives to help cultivate dreams and overcome the obstacles that often stand in the way. Kira, 13, is one of many young people attending a summer camp that offers classes and small group engagements that the board hopes will serve as a proactive outreach to youth in the community.

Kira and her peers spent a recent summer day making tote bags using sewing machines. Between sewing, making new friends, and smiling a lot, Kira held the folded original artwork tightly in her pocket. “He’s an online character,” she said. “When he has to do chores, he gets angry.”

The future for even sweet and adorable teenagers isn’t always rosy. The National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics reports that 47% of teens will have used an illegal substance by the time they graduate from high school. An estimated 863,000 American teenagers need drug treatment but do not receive it.

These sobering facts make early intervention crucial. Program coordinator Rhonda Torrence said the East Feliciana Drug and Alcohol Council is a community outreach agency. Torrence worked for West District Attorney Feliciana Parish and often attended drug council meetings when he was unavailable. The need for a similar agency in East Feliciana was recognized, and several years later Torrence began working with Ricky Collins, the DEA’s Office Victims Coordinator, to lay the foundation for the current council.

The board initially worked with the school system to provide funding for the summer months. Fundraising was on a small scale at first, but in its 12th year the council has brought more than $1.5 million to the parish through grants.

“We are currently operating on a drug-free federal community grant, and we are in our seventh year of funding over 10 years,” Torrence said. “Our main focus is drug prevention, and it’s easier to do prevention than to do detox or something like that.”

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Maurene Selders and Ginger Wilkins are community liaisons with the Drug Council working on year-round programming and hands-on workers during summer camp sessions. In addition to the week-long sewing classes, the campers took a cooking and nutrition class the week before.

Selders and Wilkins teach some sessions and act as substitutes when a specialist teacher is in place, such as in sewing classes. Group discussions focus on drug awareness and financial literacy in addition to longer class projects.

Wilkins said she thinks it’s important for summer camp to create new social connections for campers. “It’s an opportunity to get to know each of their personalities, and they’ve gotten to know each other very well, and I feel like these kids will stay connected even though they come from different parts of the ward,” said she declared. “We have homeschooled kids, we have charter school kids and we have kids from each of the different schools in the parish, so it gives them a chance to mix and make new friends. .”

Kira isn’t new to sewing or camps, but she said she can see the unique benefits of Drug Council summer camp. “I’ve been to summer camps before, but this one is a lot more fun than the others I’ve been to,” she said. “It’s a really nice place because we can watch movies and run around outside. And sew and cook – I’ve never done that at summer camp before.

14-year-old Derrick Morris is learning new things that young men typically miss, like his sewing projects. “I make a tote bag and it’s pretty simple and I like the concepts,” he said. “It’s the first time I saw it, so I did a few things but of course you are a bit slower, unfortunately. But I appreciate this process.

Torrence works closely with program director Darriell Hinton and the two community liaisons, a secretary, treasurer and board members. The group has been meeting virtually for some time, but in-person meetings will resume in August and plans are underway to move to new offices with more space.

To learn more about the functions and activities of the Drug Council, visit

Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Cody Ford hosts his first youth camp Sun, 26 Jun 2022 18:17:00 +0000

PINEVILLE, La. (KALB) — Former Pineville Rebel and current Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Cody Ford kicked off his first-ever youth football camp on Saturday. Boys and girls aged 7-17 came to camp to learn from the best.

The youth soccer camp has been in the works for many years and it finally got to happen, with hundreds of kids coming to Pineville High School eager to tie their shoelaces and hit the field to improve their Game.

Ford said he’s thrilled that the time has finally come to be able to give back to the community.

“I woke up and I was like I was ready to get out of the house,” Ford said. “Let’s put this show on the road. I’m ready to go. I’m ready to let these kids have a good time and do something for the community. I hope they have fun today no matter what. The ultimate goal is to try to make a child be like a man, I want to be able to do what he did one day.

49ers running back Trey Sermon and former Baltimore Raven and Los Angeles Rams offensive tackle Adrian Ealy were also at camp to teach the kids how to step up their game.

As a former rebel and member of the Pineville community, Ford wanted to give back to the town that has always taken him under its wing.

“It’s a blessing to have Cody back on our campus,” Pineville head football coach Bryant Bell said. “He has a heart as big as his body, and we are extremely lucky to have such a generous alumnus coming back and giving back to the young people in our community, and just to our school in general.”

Many kids look up to Ford because of his accomplishments and the fact that he comes from a small town, and for a Pineville Rebel, camp was just what he needed to up his game.

“I wanted some motivation,” Pineville defensive lineman Kamryn Perry said. “To see someone like him come from Pineville and go to the NFL is crazy.”

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CFSB center to host Grizzlies summer basketball camp on July 9 Fri, 24 Jun 2022 18:44:19 +0000

The Memphis Grizzlies will host their youth basketball camp at Murray State University on Friday, July 9, 2022. The event will take place at the CFSB Center and is open to children ages 7-16. The one-day skills camp will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost per camper is $100 and most children sign up at the camp registration page

“We are very excited to bring the Memphis Grizzlies Summer Basketball Camp back to CFSB Center,” said Assistant Athletic Director for Operations, Brock Rydecki. “After a successful camp last fall, we immediately started conversations to bring them back. We are very lucky to have their partnership and interest from the Racers through Ja Morant. annual event while looking at other opportunities to bring the Grizzlies to Murray State University.”

In addition to the skills sessions, camp registration includes a reversible Nike Grizzlies jersey and a Grizzlies basketball for each camper.

Campers will also be offered game tickets for select games in Memphis.

Final camp details will be emailed to parents/registrants on the Thursday prior to July 7 camp.

About Murray State Athletics
Located in Murray, Kentucky, the Murray State University Department of Athletics is a member of NCAA Division I and plays in the championship football subdivision. The Racers have 15 programs, including men’s baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer and golf teams and women’s basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, athletics and volleyball, as well as a mixed team of riflemen. . Currently a member of the Ohio Valley Conference, the Racers join the Missouri Valley Conference on July 1, 2022. The Racers will become a member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference in 2023.

Calling All Young Singers: Berks Youth Chorus Summer Sing Wed, 22 Jun 2022 09:34:12 +0000

All youth are invited to participate in the BYC Summer Sing from July 25-29, 2022. Summer Sing is a week-long day camp, open to youth in grades 3-7. The camp welcomes all children – no auditions take place. BYC Summer Sing is for kids who love to sing and want an exciting summer experience with other kids across the county.

Summer Sing 2022 only costs $10 to participate. The camp will be held at Atonement Lutheran Church, 5 Wyomissing Boulevard, Wyomising, from Monday, July 25 through Friday, July 29. The camp will end with a performance on Friday afternoon.

Summer Singers work hard and play hard, with serious music and engaging camp activities. The program includes singing in small and large groups, sight singing, theory, choreography and vocal technique. Campers will also create their own songs together and learn how they can better serve our community through their music. Music represents a wide variety of cultural backgrounds. Each singer receives an official Summer Sing t-shirt and receives all music and gear.

All young people are also welcome to join Berks Youth Chorus. Founded in 1992, BYC has served thousands of young people through a world-class choral program that runs from September to May each year. Members, grades 3 through 12, receive high-quality vocal instruction and perform at venues throughout Berks County. BYC singers enjoy the company of dozens of singers while performing and developing teamwork skills. They also receive leadership opportunities and give back to the community through the Chorus For Causes program.

All BYC singers must participate in their school’s music programs in order to join Berks Youth Chorus. Berks Youth Chorus is a proud partner of Berks County School Districts and aims to enrich the musical education its singers receive from every teacher in their lives.

Members of BYC Choristers (grades 3-4) and BYC Chorale (grades 5-7) also attend Summer Sing to prepare for the upcoming year of choral singing. Summer singers are encouraged to continue singing at school and join BYC. The BYC MasterSingers are attending a retreat August 5-7 instead of Summer Sing.

To register for Summer Sing or BYC programs year-round, visit or call 610-898-7664.

The concert season is supported by the Reading Musical Foundation, the Presser Foundation, the Neag Foundation, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency.

Clover Kids Helps Nebraska Youth Connect to 4-H Programs Statewide | Nebraska today Mon, 20 Jun 2022 05:24:00 +0000

Summer activities are in full swing, but Nebraska 4-H youth manage to find time to prepare for county and state fairs.

On June 7 in Falls City, Neb., the local Richardson County 4-H Extension hosted a Clover Camp for 5-7 year olds. Children participated in craft activities and had a head start on developing their skills in a “learn-by-doing” approach to prepare them to participate in 4-H events during their years at school. come.

Clover Kids is a 4-H program offered throughout Nebraska and open to children ages 5-8. In Falls City, the June 7 event was open to current Clover Kids and community youth interested in learning more.

Kaytlyn Kennedy helped organize Clover Camp. Kennedy has been involved for 10 years and is an assistant educator and lead educator for the 4-H Richardson County Extension in Nebraska. Alongside him were Jami Ankrom, the extension assistant, and Emily Nussbaum, a native of Falls City, who is currently the office manager of the extension board. They both animated the manual activities and directed the children.

“Camps like this spark interest from an early age,” Kennedy said. “Some continue later, some don’t.”

At camp, young children created chore charts to take home and use over the summer, some even to use in preparation for the fair. They also built several art projects using sand and paint. This was intended to allow them to generate their creative skills in projects that could also be presented at the fair and presented in a non-competitive way if they so wished.

Clover Kids is encouraged to display something at the county fair, but it is not required. Clover Kid exhibits at the fair are non-competitive and exhibit only, with additional entry ribbons. The project provides an example of how young people can feel part of the fair without being competitive. Members have a place and a time to talk about their exhibit and show what they have learned.

Nebraska 4-H programs seek to develop confidence, creativity and skill in children. It also allows young people to compete after reaching the traditional 4-H age of 8 years.

Other opportunities for young children interested in the 4-H program include joining a 4-H club or after-school program. Nebraska counties may also offer additional opportunities for Clover Kids, and each county has its own guidelines and deadlines for participation.

Along with Clover Camp, Nebraska Extension is also hosting two “Project Paloozas” for young participants ages 8-18 on June 21 and 28. Project Palooza is a camp for the older group of 4-H kids who have the opportunity to participate and create elaborate crafts that can be used to participate in fairs later this year.

Young state or county fair competitors compete in a wide variety of events and competitions. The variety ranges from animal events to photography and fashion. You can find more information about prizes, events and rules here.

The Nebraska State Fair is Aug. 26-Sept. 5, and the Richardson County 4-H and FFA The fair is from July 24 to 30

Learn more about 4-H opportunities across Nebraska.

Operation Shoestring Summer Camp for Jackson Kids Focuses on Health and Wellness Sat, 18 Jun 2022 05:33:45 +0000

Operation Shoestring has been providing after-school and summer activities for Jackson kids for decades, but this year they’re doing things a little differently.

The new venture is called “Project Rise” and activities focusing on physical and mental health are dotted throughout the summer. This includes integrating wellness conversations into camp activities such as academic enrichment, science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities, outdoor sports, swimming lessons, and mentoring programs.

This year’s camp serves approximately 125 students in grades three through five over a six-week period – free of charge.

Its programs during the summer and school year support children in the public school system of Jackson and the metro area. Jackson students are mostly from low-income families of color: 95% of students are black, and 73.8% of students receive free or reduced lunch.

For Laquinta Williams, the camp has been invaluable to her family. Williams is a single mother who works with Markeem and Akirahs, students at Walton Elementary School who also attend Operation Shoestring summer programs.

She believes the summer lineup is especially important to her son Markeem, whose father recently passed away.

“He likes talking to them, and he usually doesn’t like talking to people,” she said of the camp staff members. “He feels comfortable with them.”

She also said that the camp helped her to be able to work.

“That’s a lot of money to raise children without help,” she says. “…We appreciate everything. This is hands down the best service we’ve had. They even offer us breakfast when we drop off our children.

Looking after children is hard to do alone, she says, and in previous summers she has been paid for other summer camps and activities. Operation Shoestring’s free activities mean it won’t have that extra expense this year.

Operation Shoestring students listen to instructions before completing a mindfulness exercise during self-expression camp at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Ridgeland, Mississippi, Monday, June 13, 2022. Credit: Eric Shelton/Mississippi Today

Robert Langford, executive director of Operation Shoestring, said the pressures exerted by the COVID-19 pandemic on communities of color, compounded by the immense stress caused by the 2020 killings of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery and the movement of social justice that followed, created an urgent need within families across the country – especially in the community of Jackson.

Recent research shows that young people’s depressive and anxiety symptoms have doubled during the pandemic, with 25% of young people showing depressive symptoms and 20% anxiety symptoms.

Suicide rates among black children were rising even before the pandemic, and black children are now nearly twice as likely to die by suicide as white children, according to the US Surgeon General’s Advisory. And children from low-income families are two to three times more likely to develop mental health issues than those from high-income families — a startling statistic for a state like Mississippi, where about 30% of its children are poor. .

To address the need for mental health support, Operation Shoestring weaves “positive and assertive language” into its classrooms and activities, while focusing on physical health and well-being, Langford said.

The organization partnered with a dietitian from the University of Mississippi Medical Center to illustrate the importance of nutrition in overall well-being, such as conducting cooking and nutrition classes and creating healthy recipes .

Camp children will also participate in a baking class at Urban Foxes, a local family bakery.

Langford said Operation Shoestring values ​​being able to provide opportunities for students to explore outdoor spaces, which they do through partnerships with St. Andrew’s Episcopal School and the Pearl River Keepers, a organization that works to protect the biodiversity of the Pearl River through cleanups and water testing and monitoring.

At St. Andrew’s, students are encouraged to participate in different activities, such as basketball, soccer or wellness lessons.

During a wellness class on Monday, Lauren Powell, wellness director and high school counselor at the school, asked the children to think about what it means to practice wellness and be mindful – including laughter, physical activity, dancing and positive affirmations. Students then created a drawing incorporating five to six positive characteristics about them, such as courageous, curious, intelligent and kind.

Lauren Powell, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Upper Class Counselor and Director of Wellness, left, helps Operation Shoestring students do a mindfulness exercise during self-expression camp at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Ridgeland, Miss. on Monday, June 13, 2022. Credit: Eric Shelton/Mississippi Today

Students like to do the cupid shuffle and other dances to wake up and get ready before any other activity, she said, and the dances set the tone for campers to be more expressive.

Powell said she enjoys working with this age group because they are able to express their emotions without embarrassment.

When asked how to deal with children who may come from different backgrounds, Powell explained that St. Andrew’s uses what is called “asset framing,” a way of allowing children to be first. defined by their strengths and aspirations before their challenges or deficits.

“These children come from very rich cultures and very, very rich family traditions,” she said.

Operation Shoestring also continues its tradition of offering support to parents of campers. It provided cash support to families in need during the height of the pandemic and now runs two separate support group sessions for parents, one at the Cultivation Food Hall and the other at the Ecoshed.

“We are really looking at how we can build a fair world for everyone. And we have a special responsibility in Mississippi because of our past to do what we can with what we have where we are,” Langford said. “So we see ourselves as an organization, as a place to provide direct service and broker relationships with other people to build a healthier, more just, and more compassionate world.”

— Article credit to Allison Santa-Cruz of Mississippi Today —

LSU legend Warren Morris hosts youth baseball camp Thu, 16 Jun 2022 04:26:00 +0000

LECOMPTE, La. (KALB) – Warren Morris and Louisiana Christian baseball coach Mike Byrnes have teamed up to run a youth camp, which teaches boys and girls how to get up to speed and improve their skills.

This is the first baseball camp that Morris and Byrnes have organized. The former College World Series hero and MLB player said it’s fun to be able to give back to the community he’s always been a part of and what he learned during his baseball career.

“Warren is one of the best instructors. He’s not only a great player, but he’s a great human being and a great mentor,” Coach Byrnes said. “Learning from the best will make you the best and that’s what we’re trying to accomplish here.”

Kids learn the basics of Morris baseball in a fun and easy way.

“To be able to come back as someone who was able to play at LSU and play in the major leagues, and now to be able to share the things that I’ve learned with these kids is kind of surreal. It’s almost like the full cycle “Ultimately it’s about making the game fun, so I think the better you are at the game, the more you enjoy it and the more you want to learn.”

Morris and Byrnes will have their final session next Wednesday, June 25, at the Champions Sportsplex.

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Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Hosts Summer Youth Basketball Camps Tue, 14 Jun 2022 01:47:14 +0000
Organizers say the camp will teach the basics of the game, while helping to bond with law enforcement.
Campers doing basketball drills

MACON, Ga. (41NBC/WMGT)- The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office reaches out to Macon youth by hosting a summer basketball camp for boys and girls.

The Police Athletic League, or PAL, is a program created to deter minors from committing crimes by offering mentorships. The organizers say the camp will teach the basics of the game, while helping to bond with law enforcement.

Kelvin Hammonds is the director of Mini Hoops basketball camp and a camp coach. He says having a camp like this will help kids feel more comfortable around law enforcement.

“Any time you see the police or the sheriff it’s an intimidating position, now it’s a friendly position so now they come into the gym…and they feel comfortable seeing them,” said said Hammonds.

Bibb County Sheriff‘s Office PAL coordinator Bill Square said he treats every child who comes through the camp as his own.

“But all the kids are my kids in this camp, I treat them all like my own and like I said it’s really positive to see them here and like I said if we could put 100 here , that would be nice,” Square said.

The camp takes place at the Rosa Jackson Recreation Center on Maynard Avenue in Macon.

Girls camp is happening this week. The boys’ camp is next week.

]]> Otonabee Neighborhood: Back from Summer Camp at the Kawartha Potters Guild Sun, 12 Jun 2022 05:21:38 +0000

The popular Kawartha Potters Guild week-long Clay and Crafts summer day camp is offered again in July and August with special COVID-19 protocols in place.

The camp is for ages 7-12 and runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily in weekly increments beginning July 4 and ending August 19 with craft clay projects, games , artistic and craft activities. Pre and post camp care is available for a reasonable fee.

Registration is now open on the website and early registration is recommended to secure the week that best fits your summer schedule, as spaces fill up quickly. Registration of more than one child per week or of one child for more than one week entitles you to a discount on the total price.

The guild will once again offer a manual construction camp for teenagers aged 12 to 17. This camp runs August 2-5, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. daily. This camp is an intensive creative experience that allows for more advanced projects than the regular camp and aims to bring out the creative voice of each participant.

Fees are $285 per week per camper (without HST) and $250 for teen camp. The City of Peterborough offers a Recreation Fee Subsidy Program for Dependent Child Camps. If you need help with registration fees for any camp and you live in the city, you may qualify. Information and forms are available at or by calling 705-742-7777 ext. 1827.

Private lessons, birthday parties or lessons for those who just want to try clay working can be booked by contacting

The guild is located at 993 Talwood Dr. For more information, please call 705-742-4979 or visit

Wellness Center

The Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre, 775 Brealey Dr., hosts its annual day camps with this year’s theme, “Come for Fun, Stay for Friends”. Young people between the ages of four and 15 can participate in recreational, sports, artistic, theatrical, musical, dancing, scientific and technological activities and more.

This year, camps are offered not only at the Wellness Center, but also at the Navy Club, 24 Whitlaw St. Participants can choose any period of a week or more, and grants are available for the program . Some of the themes this year are Art Attack, Ultimate Dance, Girl Power, Space Adventure, Wild Zoofari and more. For more details, visit


A Summer Solstice Jazz Party will be held outdoors at ZimArt’s Rice Lake Gallery on Tuesday, June 21, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (rain date June 22). Singer Carling Stephen will perform with the Rob Phillips Trio, with Phillips on piano. , Dennis Pendrith on bass and Curtis Cronkwright on drums, plus special guest Doug Sutherland on trumpet.

Stephen has been a professional singer and songwriter since the age of 15 and has been performing in Ontario for 10 years. She is one of the featured singers and performers at Jazz and Blues Night every Thursday night at The Blackhorse in Peterborough, now in its 9th year.

The musicians will perform jazz standards and original music to celebrate the summer solstice, with selections from Nina Simone, Billie Holliday, Thelonious Monk, French jazz standards and more.

ZimArt is a unique sculpture park, with the most comprehensive and eclectic selection of Zimbabwean stone carvings in Canada.

Tickets are $40 each and early purchase is recommended as the event is limited to 75 people. Bring your own chair and drink. Email to purchase tickets. The gallery is located at 855 Second Line Rd., Bailieboro. For more information, please visit

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