By Nick Nunn
Last week, over 100 young girls between the ages of 4 and 10 took part in the Morgan County High School Cheerleading team’s Kiddie Camp, which lasted from last Monday, July 15, to Friday, July 19. On Friday, after a week of preparation, the age groups presented the routines they worked on during the camp.
The camp, which cost $75 per camper for the week, was staffed mainly by Morgan County cheerleaders. According to MCHS Cheerleading Coach Denise Frost, 29 high school cheerleaders and 19 middle school cheerleaders imparted their knowledge and experience to their young protégées. Since all camp activities took place indoors, the weather did not cause any issues or delays during the camp.
Campers begin the week by doing crafts and activities but move on quickly learning a routine, which included a dance, a cheer, and a chant. Additionally, each different age group learned their own dance for the end-of the-week performance.
The campers performed for a packed house on Friday. “The lower section of the gym was full with parents and grandparents,” said Coach Frost.
Again this year, the participants of the Kiddie Camp will get the chance to perform the routine that they prepared during the camp before a MCHS varsity football game.
That performance will take place as a pre-game event before the varsity game against North Oconee on Oct. 4.
The funds raised by the Kiddie Camp go toward paying expenses for the cheerleading team, including competition fees, buses, and pompoms.