Stillman Offers Basketball Camp and Other Activities for Children and Teens
At Stillman College, serenity usually prevails during the final weeks of May. The pace slows considerably, and most Stillmanites can finally pause to admire the blossoming magnolias. Although the reprieve is refreshing, it is brief because, in June, hundreds of energetic youngsters descend upon the campus. And when they arrive, the sound of twittering birds begins to mingle with the chatter of children, and happiness quickly replaces serenity. But no one in the Office of Athletics is surprised by the change because helping children to have a great time is one of the department's main objectives each summer.
Athletic camps are among the many activities that attract children and teens to the College, and Head Men’s Basketball Coach Michael Grant says that “fun” is one of the most important ingredients in a camp experience. Registration is now underway for the fifth annual Coach Michael Grant Basketball Camp, which will be held June 10 to June 13, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, and Grant promises that participants will have a terrific time. Although Stillman has occasionally ended up recruiting some of its campers for the College team, Coach Grant stresses that molding basketball players is not the camp’s first priority.
“The purpose of the camp is not only to improve basketball skills. It’s also a lot of fun. I’m very excited about this year’s basketball camp because this will be the first opportunity for kids to play in our renovated gym,” he states. “Having an opportunity to see a college campus and have fun with college coaches is a rare opportunity for most kids.”
“I especially look forward to all of the competitions. On the last day of camp, when you think the kids are dead tired, they always have so much energy and are so excited about winning individual and team awards.”
Basketball camp, which is for ages 8 to 18, provides an opportunity for participants to learn a variety of fundamentals through instruction, practice, drills and competitions. The registration fee is $100.00 per camper, or $90.00 per camper for children of faculty and staff. Summer coaches include Coach Grant, Assistant Coach Elwyn McRoy and Assistant Coach Winston Hines.
For more information about the basketball camp, contact the College Men’s Basketball office at 205-247-8184. Registration for volleyball, football and tennis camps will begin soon. For details, call 205-366-8980.
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