Summer break is just three to four weeks away. Here are two free sports programs that might interest your family:
Reds Rookie Success League - Choose Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays for the month of June (June 7 - July 1, 2010). This is "a co-ed, character-building, introductory baseball/ softball camp for kids 6 - 12 years old." The camp is three hours, 10 AM to 1 PM, each day. " Participants will receive a character-based curriculum as well as fundamental baseball instruction from volunteer coaches and Reds players and coaches." Lunches are included with participation as are a Reds Rookie Uniform and a field trip to Great American Ball Park for a Reds Game. The camp is sponsored by the Cincinnati Recreation Commission, Boys & Girls Clubs, Cincinnati Public Schools and the YMCA. Fill out an application online or for more information contact Jason Maidenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 513/ 765-7240. They are also looking for 50 coaches and mentors to volunteer for the program.
First Tee of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Golf Program - One of four sites in the area is Winton Wood's Meadow Links. This summer program is free and available to kids ages 8 - 18. "The First Tee wants everyone who completes The First Tee Experience to have acquired basic golf skills and to be able to demonstrate certain fundamental life skill concepts – such as interpersonal communication and the importance of rules and etiquette." Instruction for the beginner's level, Player & Par, will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 AM - 1 PM, June 22 thru July 13. For any who complete the Player & Par level, the Birdie program will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 AM - 1 PM, July 20 thru August 12, 2010. For more information email Melissa Briner at email@example.com. Registration information is available online.
For an exhaustive list of sports camps and other summer activities in the Greater Cincinnati area: www.cincinnati.com/camps/