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PSC announces youth athletic camp schedule

Staff Writer
Syracuse Journal-Democrat

While they will be later than normally planned due to the COVID-19 pandemic, athletic camps of all kinds and varieties will be held on the Peru State campus yet this summer. Camps for girls and boys basketball, football, and volleyball will be held later in the summer than on their normal dates.

The following is a description of each athletic camp that will be held during the 2020 summer. It should be noted that all dates are subject to potential change dependent on Nebraska's Direct Health Measures.

All camp activities will follow the guidance of healthcare providers, including the Southeast District Health Department, and the Nebraska Department of Education's Health Guidance for Summer Programming in the state of Nebraska.

Football Camps

Three separate day individual camps will be held for football players. In addition, a padded team camp will be conducted.

A one-day non-contact Youth Skills Camp will be conducted on Monday, July 13, for boys in grades 5 to 8. The camp will be conducted in the Oak Bowl and will cost $40, which includes a camp t-shirt, sport drink, and lunch. The junior high camp will be broken into individual sessions followed by group sessions. Campers will be provided individual instruction and will leave camp better prepared for their upcoming season. Campers should wear a t-shirt and shorts as this will be a non-contact camp. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

On Tuesday, July 14, a High School Skills Camp will be conducted by the Bobcat football coaching staff and players. The camp for boys in grades 9 to 12 will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Oak Bowl. Cost for the camp is $40 and that includes lunch, sport drink, and a camp t-shirt. Campers will need to bring helmets and shoulder pads – not full pads.

An Offensive and Defensive Line Camp will be offered on Wednesday, July 15, for boys in grades 9 to 12. The camp will provide campers with the techniques and skill development necessary to be a successful lineman.  The cost for the camp, conducted by the Bobcat coaches and guest coaches from the region, is $40. The cost includes lunch, sport drink, and a t-shirt and it will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Campers are required to bring helmets and shoulder pads.

An 11-Man Team Camp for teams will be conducted Thursday and Friday, July 16 and 17, for athletes in grades 9 to 12 from 4 to 9 p.m. daily. An 8-Man Team Camp will be conducted Monday and Tuesday, July 20 and 21, for athletes in grades 9 to 12 from 5 to 9 p.m. daily. The cost is $40 per individual. This is for teams only and the space is limited.

For more information, campers and coaches interested in the team camps, should contact Bobcat coaching assistant Lou Varley  @lvarley@peru.edu or 402-209-4787.

Volleyball Camps

Several camps for different ages will be conducted by the Bobcat volleyball coaching staff and players.  The camp will be held in the Al Wheeler Activity Center (AWAC).

Peru State will host a Passing Skills Clinic on July 27, a Setting and Attacking Skills Clinic on July 28, and an All Skills Clinic on July 29. The clinics will be divided between grades 1 to 4, which will take place from 8 to 11 a.m., and grades 5-8, which will take place from noon to 3 p.m.

The cost of the July 27 and 28 clinics is only $20, which includes a t-shirt. There is a $5 discount per sibling registered.

The All Skills Clinic will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for grades 9 through 12. Its cost is $50. Lunch will be included for this camp. The $5 discount per sibling registered applies for this camp as well.

Each participant will receive a t-shirt.

For more information, campers should contact Bobcat head volleyball coach Laurie Felderman at lfelderman@peru.edu or by phone at 920-639-5844.

Girls Basketball Camps

On Aug. 6 and 7, a Bobcats Girls' Basketball Camp will be conducted from 8 to 11 a.m. each day for girls grades 1 to 4. From 1  to 4 p.m. on those same days, a camp will be held for girls in grades 5 to 10.

Campers will receive daily instruction to address all areas of skill development. The cost for each camp is $50 with a $5 discount for siblings and a $5 discount for two or more from the same school.

Each participant will receive a basketball.

For more information, campers should contact Bobcat women's basketball head coach Joan Albury  at jalbury@peru.edu or by phone at 731-617-1546.

Boys Basketball Camps

One basketball camp will be held for boys on Aug. 3 to 5.

The Offensive Skills Camp will be conducted for boys in grades 3 to 12. This camp will run from 9  a.m. to noon each day.  The camp will consist of stations, contests, competitions, and skill work.

The cost for the camp is $70. Campers will receive a camp t-shirt and will have the opportunity to compete for medals in various skill contests. Campers will need to bring a change of shoes as street shoes are not allowed on the AWAC playing floor.

Campers can check in at 8:30 a.m. for the 9 a.m. session.

For more information, campers should contact Bobcat men's basketball coach Bob Ludwig at rludwig@peru.edu or by phone at 402-872-2417. 

All Camps

For more information on each camp conducted this summer, along with the required forms, please go to the hyperlink of www.perustatecamps.com.