May 25, 2005
Summer sports camps
By TOM WILLIAMS
School will be out soon and parents are undoubtedly looking for something to enhance the skills of their
children during the summer months.
In the old days (when Bud Rinck was a boy) kids spent time at summer camps where they would swim,
fish, weave baskets, play volleyball and live in cabins with kids their own age.
Some still enjoy that getaway but there are many other options, especially for the young athlete. Here are
some of the sports camps scheduled for this summer, for your convenience.
JUNE 20-23: Margate Baseball Camp for boys and girls aged 5-12 at Margate Little League Complex from
8:30-11:30am daily. There is another session the following week. For information phone Yogi Hiltner at
JUNE 27-JULY 1: Ocean City High School boys coach John Bruno directs the 76ers Basketball Camp for
boys and girls aged 7-13 at Ocean City High School from 9am-1pm each day. He will be joined by
representatives from the Sixers, possibly including current players. Phone 609-399-1290 for more
JUNE 27-JULY 1: The Shore Shot Basketball Camp at Cape May Tech and Middle Township Recreation
Center daily from 8am-2pm for boys and girls aged 8-15. Penn coach Fran Dunphy and St. Joseph coach
Phil Martelli are expected. For information, phone Bob Ridgway at 609-463-0676 or visit ShoreShot.net.
The camp returns for four more sessions throughout the summer.
JUNE 27-JULY 1: The Viking Soccer Camp will be hosted by the Ventnor Recreation Department. The
staff features Atlantic City boys coach Kevin Semet, former Holy Spirit coach Steve Miller and Timber
Creek coach Sean Ortzman, the South Jersey Coach of the Year. For more information phone
JULY 4-7: The Junior Lifeguard Camp for ages 9-15 will meet daily from 9-11:30am at Ocean Cityís First
Street Beach. For information phone 609-525-9304. If youíre lucky, Brian Cunniff might make an
appearance. A second week is scheduled in August.
JULY 11-15: The Nothing But Net Basketball Camp at Richard Stockton College for boys in grades 4-8
from 9am-4pm daily. Stockton head coach Gerry Matthews and assistants Chris Crowley and Kevin
Brooks will instruct. For information phone 609-626-6819.
JULY 11-15: The Upper Township Hoops Camp will be held daily for girls in grades 3-8 at Upper Township
Middle School. Ocean City girls coach Paul Baruffi and youth coach Jeff Sobrinski will direct. Lower Cape
May coach Roy Wright, OCHS boys coach John Bruno and former CAL star Jessica Brookes are
expected. For information phone 609-628-1719 or 609-390-9567.
JULY 11-14: Margate At The Top Basketball Camp at Margate Little League Complex for boys and girls
from 9am-12:30pm daily. There are six other sessions throughout the summer, each devoted to different
skills. For information phone Yogi Hiltner at 609-823-9609 or visit AtTheTopCamps.com.
JULY 11-15: The Sandy Sticks field hockey camp will be held on the field adjacent to the Intermediate
School daily from 8:30am-noon. It is for girls aged 9-15. For information phone 609-398-9476.
JULY 11-15: Lacrosse Evolutions boys camp for ages 10-18 every day from 4-8pm at the Tennessee
Avenue complex. For information phone 610-738-6908.
JULY 18-22: The first week of the Ocean City Recreation Departmentís Hoop Heaven camps, run by OCHS
Hall of Famer Stephanie Vanderslice Gaitley, the head coach at Long Island University. The camp runs
from 9am-1pm for boys and girls aged 5-18 at the Intermediate School. Phone 610-581-0319 or visit
svgcamps.com for more information. Another week follows in August.
JULY 18-22: John Bruno directs the first week of the Sea Isle City Recreation camp. This week is for girls
aged 8-13 at the JFK courts. Bruno will be joined by former high school stars Trish Hopson and Jon Evans,
both current coaches. Phone 609-399-1290 for more information.
JULY 18-22: The Upper Township Hoops Camp will be held daily for boys in grades 3-8 at Upper Township
Middle School. For information phone 609-628-1719 or 609-390-9567.
JULY 18-22: The One Touch Soccer Camp holds its first week at the Eighth Street soccer field in North
Wildwood daily from 9am-3:30pm for boys and girls aged 5-16. Former high school and college stars Steve
DeHorsey and Nicole DeHorsey, both coaches at Wildwood High School, will direct. For more information,
phone 609-522-2955. Two more week-long sessions follow in August.
JULY 18-22: Bill Nickles and his staff run the Ocean City Wrestling Camp at OCHS from 9am-noon each
day for grades 7-12. For more information phone 609-525-9294.
JULY 25-29: Ocean City High School boys coach John Bruno directs the second week of the Sea Isle City
Recreation camp. This week is for boys aged 8-13 at the JFK courts. Bruno will be joined again by Hopson
and Evans. Phone 609-399-1290 for more information.
JULY 25-29: The Ocean City Football Camp from 9am-1pm each day at Carey Stadium for third through
eighth graders. For information phone 609-525-9304.
JULY 25-29: The first week of the Ocean City Barons soccer camp from 9am-noon daily at the Tennessee
Avenue soccer complex for ages 4-17. Phone 609-525-9294 for more information or visit SJBarons.com. A
second week follows in August.
JULY 25-29: The first week of the Ocean City Recreation tennis camp, this one for beginners. Richard
Stockton College coach Phil Birnbaum is the director for the 3:30-7:30pm sessions at the 18th Street
courts, behind the Intermediate School. For information phone 609-525-9307.
JULY 25-28: The St. Augustine Prep Wrestling Camp from 9am-3pm each day at The Prep in Richland.
Staff includes Prep coach Keith Hoover, Camden Catholic coach Gary Papa, Cinnaminson coach Jerry
Boland and Ursinus College coach Bill Racich. For more information phone 856-697-2600, extension 174.
There will be a second week in August.
AUGUST 1-5: Stephanie Gaitley joins former OCHS girls basketball coaches Pat Dougherty and Chris
Lentz at the 16th annual Raider Girls Basketball Camp. From 9am-1pm each day at Ocean City High
School for girls aged 5-18. For information phone 609-390-8933 or 609-628-4206.
AUGUST 1-5: Egg Harbor Township boys basketball coach George McNally conducts his 11th annual
camp at the EHT Middle School. It is for boys from kindergarten through 10th grade from 9am-1pm daily.
Phone McNally at 609-399-1290 for information.
AUGUST 1-5: Richard Stockton College soccer camps for players aged 5-12. Younger players go from
9am-noon, older players from 9am-3pm. Directed by Stockton mens coach Jeff Haines with womens
coach Nick Juengert and Haddon Heights coach Jeff Eppright. Stockton also has residential camps
available in July. For information phone 609-626-6819.
AUGUST 1-5: The second week of the Ocean City Recreation tennis camp, this one for more advanced
players. Birnbaum is also the director for the 3:30-7:30pm sessions at the 18th Street courts, behind the
Intermediate School. For information phone 609-525-9307.
AUGUST 8-12: The Nothing But Net Basketball Camp at Richard Stockton College for girls in grades 4-8
from 9am-4pm daily. Stockton head coach Joe Fussner and assistants Ed Kirkwood and Margaret Carey
will instruct. For information phone 609-626-6819.
AUGUST 15-19: Gaitley returns for a fourth and final week from 9am-1pm for girls and boys aged 5-18 at
the Intermediate School. Phone 610-581-0319 or visit svgcamps.com for more information.
Many of these camps will require a birth certificate to register.
These are just some of the camps that can sharpen the skills of your young athlete this summer.
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