Register now for summer athletic camps at the Cane Creek Gymnasium. New this year are Summer Sports Camp, which offers kids an opportunity to improve on a variety of sports, and Lacrosse Camp, which teaches the fundamentals of this popular team sport. In addition, Dr. Doom’s Summer Basketball Camp will be returning. To learn more, call 931-526-9767.
Summer Sports Camp
July 10-14 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Cane Creek Gymnasium| $80
Cane Creek Gymnasium Sports Camp allows children ages 9-12 to improve on the sports they play and to build knowledge and ability in sports they are unfamiliar with. The gym staff, along with area coaches, will focus on activities and instruction in two different sports each day. Campers will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of sports, including basketball, pickleball, volleyball, soccer, basketball, football, golf, lacrosse, disc golf and various other gymnasium games. The camp staff will be available at 7 a.m. for drop-offs. Activities will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 5 p.m., with pick-ups to be complete by 5:30 p.m. Campers must bring their lunch. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase for the gym concession stand. On Monday through Thursday, camp will concentrate on one sport in the morning and one in the afternoon. Friday afternoons will be a mixture of various children’s gymnasium games. Cost is $80 per week. Register by July 7. Space is limited to 30 campers.
June 12-14 | 8 a.m.-4 p.m. | Cane Creek Gymnasium and fields | $60
Lacrosse Camp, open to ages 8-12, teaches children the fundamentals of lacrosse. Instructors are gymnasium staff members and area trainers, including Kurt Snyder. Register by June 11. Space is limited to 30 campers.
Dr. Doom’s Summer Basketball Camp
June 19-23 and June 26-30 | 8:00 a.m.-5 p.m. | Cane Creek Gymnasium | $80 per week, $20 per day
During Dr. Doom’s Summer Basketball Camp, campers ages 7 and up will focus on fundamentals such as shooting, dribbling and passing with instructor Bob Dawson, who has been sharing his basketball knowledge with children for more than 30 years. Coach Dawson began Dr. Doom Camp in Cookeville in 1994 and has worked with thousands of athletes in the community. He began his coaching career in Detroit, Mich., where he worked a pro camp with Hall of Fame players Bob Linear and Dave Bing. He has served as director for pro camps for Magic Johnson, Isiah Thomas and the Toronto Raptors. He won national A.A.U. championships in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s with players such as Magic Johnson, Glen Rice and Chris Weber. Locally, he won seven state championships with junior pro girls’ teams in the early 2000s. In 2014, his high school boys’ A.A.U. team won five tournaments and had a 22-2 record.