Got a sport? Western Md. has a camp

June 24, 1993|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,Staff Writer

School is finally out and Washington Redskins wide receiver Art Monk is at Western Maryland College this week conducting his annual football camp. Let the summer begin.

Young athletes looking to improve their skills or just enjoy some recreation away from home are found at Western Maryland College this time of year, where a number of sports camps will take place throughout the summer.

Monk's camp is without question the most popular. It's his eighth camp at Western Maryland and an estimated 550 kids participating this year.

Next week, it will be Philadelphia 76ers guard Johnny Dawkins' turn to demonstrate his basketball skills at his sixth annual camp.

By summer's end, a dozen sports camps, ranging from wrestling to cheerleading, will have come and gone.

"Each camp is unique in its own way and you're always dealing with different personalities and sports," said Mary Jo Colbert, director of conference services and facility management at Western Maryland.

"We're centrally located so we draw the Pennsylvania and Maryland crowds along with Northern Virginia and Delaware," she said.

Here's a quick rundown of the camps scheduled for WMC this summer:

Dawkins Basketball Camp, Sunday-July 2; All America Lacrosse, July 3-7 and July 10-14; WMC Volleyball, July 3-7 and Aug. 2-6; Tennis, July 16-18 and July 31-Aug. 1; National Cheerleader Association, July 17-20, Aug. 6-10 and Aug. 11-15; National Soccer Academy, July 18-23 and Aug. 8-13; Neil Turner Wrestling, July 25-29; Winning Ways Wrestling, July 30-Aug. 1 and Aug. 1-5; Middleton (N.J.) Soccer, Aug. 1-6; Woodbridge High School football, Aug. 15-20; Middlestates Soccer, Aug. 15-20. Information: (410) 857-2295.

A number of other camps are available this summer in Carroll County.

The Caspian Soccer Clinic will conduct several camps for various ages throughout the summer. The clinics are instructed by Mahmood Ebrahimzadeh, a former professional player with World Cup and Olympic experience. Information: (410) 876-4727.

Matt Robinson, head coach of the Western Maryland College men's soccer team, will conduct three youth sessions and one high school session this summer. Information: (410) 857-2589 or (410) 848-4626.

The Interstate Field Hockey School will take place at the Four Seasons Sports Complex in Hampstead July 5-9 and Aug. 9-18. The school is open to boys and girls ages 9-18.

The Francis Scott Key Basketball Camp for girls will be from July 12-16; the boys from July 19-23. Francis Scott Key girls coach Brian Hollingsworth and boys coach Jeff Cook will be the instructors.

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