Camps provide option for local kids
By Greg Sullivan
At the recreation level, the summer season has long been known for baseball and softball. The two sports seem to dominate the months of June and July.
For Morgan County children, though, there are some other recreation options. They come in the form of camps. And camps are big here.
"They enable us to reach out to the youth in the community," said Morgan County Parks and Recreation Department Program Director Andy Dunston. "They help us provide options for the kids."
This summer's camps cover the usual suspects, baseball and softball. There are also soccer and tennis camps.
The county is bringing in some familiar faces to lead the camps. Local baseball coach Mike McSherry is running the baseball camp that starts the first week of June. Morgan County High School Head Softball Coach Anne Stamps and her Lady Dogs are heading the softball camp that starts June 9. Tennis camp, led by Randy Bryant, starts June 16. Coach Jamie Williams will start her soccer camp on June 23.
"All of our instructors are of the highest quality," Dunston said. "And we are honored to have all of them."
All of the camps this summer will be held in Madison. This year's baseball camp is taking place at Municipal Park and the tennis camp will take place at the tennis complex across from Morgan County High School. Both the softball and soccer camps will be held at Heritage Park.
Dunston said that the Recreation Department will be taking sign-ups until the start of the camps.
The tennis camp only has room for the first 20 athletes that sign up. Soccer, baseball and softball camps can take as many athletes as are interested.
For more information on this summer's camps contact the Morgan County Parks and Recreation Department at 706.342.0588.