As school buses disappear from local neighborhoods early in the morning, that can only mean one thing: school is out for summer.
But if your child loves being outside and isn’t sure on how to spend the months off in Dawson County, look no further than the numerous sports camps going on through the Dawson County Parks and Recreation Department.
Here are the June sports camps happening in Dawson County:
All Sports Camp
June 7-11, June 21-25 at Rock Creek Park, 445 Martin Road, Dawsonville
This camp for kids age 5 to 13 will last from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in two separate weeks throughout the summer. Each day will focus on a different sport at an introductory level. Campers will learn valuable skills like teamwork, sportsmanship and how to stretch.
The camp costs $125 and campers will need to bring a snack, sack lunch and water bottle for the day of activities. For an additional $25 campers can be dropped off early or picked up late.
For more information, reach out to camp instructor Ty Carnes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Girls Basketball Camp
June 14-17 at Rock Creek Park, 445 Martin Road, Dawsonville
Dawson County High School head girls basketball coach Eric Herrick will lead girls in 2nd through 8th grade at a camp to improve basketball skills like dribbling, ball handling and shooting.
The camp lasts from 9 a.m. to noon and costs $75. For more information, reach out to Herrick at email@example.com
Sports Performance Clinic
June 28- July 2 at Veterans Memorial Park, 186 Recreation Road, Dawsonville
Full Stride Performance will host a clinic to “develop and refine the fundamental biomechanics of athletics, such as speed, power, proper muscle activation and technique.”
Each day will have a theme like nutrition or respect.
The camp will be held from 9 a.m. to noon for 6th through 8th graders and from 5 to 8 p.m. for 9th through 12th graders.
The cost for this camp is $200. For more information, contact Jillian Ryan at at firstname.lastname@example.org