Smithfield: Sports

Area Summer Youth Sports Camps

Baseball

Clayton Baseball Camp

The Clayton baseball camp will be held at Clayton High School June 15-18 from 8:30 a.m. until noon daily. The cost is $75. The camp will include members of the Clayton High School coaching staff and be led by Stacey Houser. Registration forms are available in the Clayton High School main office.

McGee’s Crossroads Baseball Camp

The McGee’s Crossroads Athletic Association 2015 Baseball Camp will be held June 22-25. The cost is $75 per camper, with a $10 discount for multiple players from the same house. West Johnston High School coach Joey Worley will lead the camp staff. Info: 919-631-3765 or josephworley@johnston.k12.nc.us.

Weekly Baseball Camps

Two half-day instructional baseball camps will focus on the fundamentals of the game with college coaches from William Peace University at the East Clayton Community Park in July. The camps will help participants enhance their skills, while going through drills and game situations. A camp for ages 7-10 will be held July 20-24 and a camp for ages 11-14 is July 27-31. Camp runs from 9 a.m. until noon each day. The camp fee is $100 for residents $130 for others.

Basketball

Basketball Camp for ages 5-7

A basketball camp for ages 5-7 (boys and girls) will be held June 16-18 at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center. Camp is from 9-11 a.m. daily. The fee is $40 or $45 on the first day of camp. The camp will be led by former area high school and middle school coach James Robinson. Info: 919-934-2148 or smithfield-nc.com.

North Johnston Basketball Camp

The 2015 North Johnston Basketball Camp for boys and girls ages 6-13 will be held July 13-15 at North Johnston High School. Camp is from 9 a.m. until noon daily and the cost is $50 per camper. The camp staff will be led by North Johnston coaches Jay Poole and Chris Batten. Registration forms are available at the school. Info: 919-284-2031.

Basketball camp for ages 7-14

A basketball camp for ages 7-14 (boys and girls) will be held June 22-25 at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center. Camp is from 9 a.m. until noon daily. The fee is $65 or $75 on the first day of camp. The camp staff will be led by former area high school and middle school coach James Robinson and will also include former area college and high school players and coaches. Info: 919-934-2148 or smithfield-nc.com.

Clayton girls basketball camp

The Clayton girls basketball camp will be held at Clayton High School June 15-18 from 9 a.m. until noon daily. The cost is $50 per camper until April 30 and $75 thereafter. The camp will include members of the Clayton High School coaching staff and be led by Marlon Lee. Registration forms are available in the Clayton High School main office.

Clayton Boys Basketball School

The Clayton Boys Basketball School will be held at Clayton High School June 22-25 from 9 a.m. until noon daily. The cost is $75. The camp will include members of the Clayton High School coaching staff and be led by Denny Medlin. Registration forms are available in the Clayton High School main office.

Cheerleading

Clayton Cheerleading Camp

The Clayton cheerleading camp will be held at Clayton High School June 22-25 from 9 a.m. until noon daily. The cost is $50 before June 1 or $65 thereafter. The camp will include members of the Clayton High School coaching staff. Registration forms are available in the Clayton High School main office.

Football

Spartans Football Camp

The Spartans Football Camp will be held July 13-15 from 6-8 p.m. daily at the Smithfield-Selma High School football practice fields. The fee is $35, made payable to Wes Hill. Hill, the head football coach at SSS, will lead the camp staff. Camp is for ages 6-14. Info: 919-934-2148 or smithfield-nc.com.

Clayton Football Camp

The Clayton football camps will be held at Clayton High School June 22-23 from 8:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. daily for ages 6-8 and June 24-25 from 8:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. daily for ages 9-12. The cost is $40. The camp will include members of the Clayton High School coaching staff and be led by Randy Pinkowski. Registration forms are available in the Clayton High School main office.

General

Triangle Sportscaster Camp

The Seventh Annual Triangle Sportscaster Camp will be held July 15-17 in Raleigh. This day-camp teaches the fundamentals of a career in play-by-play and anchoring in the world of sports broadcasting. Campers receive hands-on instruction and training from nearly a dozen major college/pro sports announcers/TV sportscasters from across the state. The camp is directed by Durham Bulls and regional TV play-by-play broadcaster Patrick Kinas. The camp fee is $425 and is open to boys and girls ages 14-22. To register: trianglesportscastercamp.com or 919-291-7918.

Preschool Sports Camp

A preschool sports camp will be offered at the Avery Street Annex from June 23-25 from 9-11 a.m. daily. The camp features football, soccer, T-ball and more. The fee is $30-40. Info: 919-773-4442 or garnernc.gov.

Smithfield Kids at Play Camp

The Smithfield Kids at Play Camp will be held June 22-26 from 9-11 a.m. at Smith Collins Park. The Fee is $2 per day or $10 for the week. Each day of camp focuses on a different sport. An ice cream social is planned for Friday. Camp is limited to 20 participants. Info: 919-934-2148 or smithfield-nc.com.

SRAC Summer Camp

The Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center offers day-long summer camps (8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.) that include art, swimming, sports and outdoor fun. Ages are 5-12. The fee is $100-125 per week. Early drop off (7:30 a.m.) or late pick up (5:30 p.m.) is an additional $25 per week. Weeks are June 15-19, June 22-26, July 6-10, July 13-17, July 20-24, July 27-31, Aug. 3-7 and Aug. 10-14. Info: 919-934-2148 or smithfield-nc.com.

Soccer

Challenger Sports Soccer Camps

The Selma Parks and Recreation Department and Challenger Sports will offer soccer camps for boys and girls ages 3-16 from June 22-26. Camp groups are split by ages. The First Kicks camp for ages 3-4 costs $78 and is from 9-10 a.m. daily; the Mini Soccer camp for ages 4-5 costs $91 and is from 10 until 11:30 a.m. A half-day camp (9 a.m. until noon) is $123 for ages 6-16. Golden Goal camp for ages 8-12 is from 1-3 p.m and costs $40. A half-day camp for ages 6-16 is available in the evenings (from 5:30 until 8:30) and costs $123. All camp participants will receive a soccer ball and a t-shirt. Register online at challengersports.com. Register by May 8 and receive a free soccer jersey. Info: selma-nc.com or 919-975-1411.

Smithfield Soccer Camp

The Smithfield Soccer Camp for ages 5-14 is set for July 13-16 from 8:30 until 11 a.m. daily. The fee is $50, payable to Steve Brush. The camp will be held at the Smithfield Community Park soccer fields. Brush, a nationally certified coach, will lead the camp staff, which includes former Barton College players Morgan and Amber Brush. Info: 919-934-2148 or smithfield-nc.com.

Garner area Soccer Camp

A youth soccer camp for ages 7-16 will be offered at Centennial Park in Garner from July 20-24. Camp is from 9 a.m. until noon daily. The fundamentals of soccer will be the focus of the camp. Challenge-level soccer coaches will direct the camp. The fee is $140-175 per camper. Info: 919-773-4442 or garnernc.gov.

Softball

Smithfield Softball Camp

The Smithfield Softball Camp will be held June 29 until July 2 from 9 a.m. until noon daily at Smithfield Community Park. Camp is for ages 7-16 and the fee is $60. (Checks made payable to Britney Smith.) Smith, a former SSS softball coach and player, will lead the camp staff. Info: 919-934-2148 or smithfield-nc.com.

North Johnston Girls Softball Camp

The 2015 North Johnston Girls Softball Camp for ages 5-13 will be held June 22-24 at the North Johnston softball field. Camp is from 8-11 a.m. daily and the fee is $50 per camper. The camp staff will be led by North Johnston coach Chris Batten. Registration forms are available at the school. Info: 919-284-2031.

Tennis

Tennis Camps planned for summer

Two tennis camps with the Clayton Parks and Recreation Department will be held July 27-31 (a Quickstart camp for ages 7-10) and Aug. 3-7 (a camp for ages 11-16) at Clayton Community Park. The camps run from 9 a.m. until noon daily and if a rain day is needed, it will be held on Saturday of that week. The fee is $60 for residents, $75 for others. Info: townofclaytonnc.org or 919-553-1551.

Smithfield Tennis Camps

A tennis camp for ages 5-7 will be held July 29-31 from 6-7 p.m. at the Smithfield Community Park tennis courts. The fee is $30, made payable to Jimmy Jernigan. A camp for ages 8-14 will be held on the same days from 7 until 8:30 p.m. The fee for that age group is $50. Jernigan is a 30-year veteran tennis coach. Info: 919-934-2148 or smithfield-nc.com.

Spartans Tennis Camp

The 2015 Spartans Tennis Camp will be held July 13-17 at the Smithfield-Selma High School tennis courts. Camp is open to ages 5-16. Camp for ages 5-10 is from 6-7 p.m. nightly; camp for ages 11-16 is from 7-8 p.m. The fee is $40. James Reid will lead the camp staff. Checks should be made payable to Reid. Info: 919-934-2148 or smithfield-nc.com.

Volleyball

Clayton Volleyball Camp

The Clayton girls volleyball camp will be held at Clayton High School July 13-16 from 9 a.m. until noon daily. The cost is $50 per camper until April 30 and $75 thereafter. The camp will include members of the Clayton High School coaching staff and be led by Marlon Lee. Registration forms are available in the Clayton High School main office.

Girls Volleyball Camp

A Volleyball Camp for girls ages 9-14 will be held at the Clayton Community Center gym from 9 a.m. until noon from June 16-19. Basic skills and other fundamental basic game principals of volleyball will be the focus. The camp fee is $45 for residents and $90 for non-residents. Info: townofclaytonnc.org or 919-553-1551.

North Johnston Youth Volleyball Camp

The 2015 North Johnston Youth Volleyball Camp will be held June 15-17 at the school from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. nightly. The camp is open for ages 5-13 and the fee is $40. The camp staff will be led by North Johnston coach Nicole Davis. Registration forms are available at the school. Info: 919-284-2031.

Smithfield Volleyball Camp

The annual Smithfield Volleyball Camp for girls ages 8-14 is set for June 29 until July 1 from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. daily at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center. The fee is $60. The camp staff will be led by former Clemson University player and area coach Kim Smith. Info: 919-934-2148 or smithfield-nc.com.

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