Busy summer for sports camps

Summer break is fast approaching and with it comes the challenge of keeping the kids occupied. No worries! There are plenty of activities to prevent that dreaded child chant of boredom ever leaving their lips!

The Nelson Junior Leafs are offering a hockey school at the end of July at the Nelson and District Community Complex.

The Nelson Junior Leafs are offering a hockey school at the end of July at the Nelson and District Community Complex.

Summer break is fast approaching and with it comes the challenge of keeping the kids occupied. No worries! There are plenty of activities to prevent that dreaded child chant of boredom ever leaving their lips!

Europe Elite Soccer Academy is returning to Nelson for another fun-skilled week. The camp runs July 25 to 29 at Lakeside fields with activities focusing on both fun and skill development and done with an optimum coach-player ratio. Both half day ($100) and full day ($195) camps available for ages 8 and up, and half day (morning) camp offered for ages 6-7 ($75). Register at nelsonsports.ca or call 352-3989.

The Nelson Tennis Club is offering free programs throughout the summer with a $70 club membership. Youth/junior programs and lessons with certified tennis instructor West Martin run for six weeks between July 4 and August 10 and adult lessons begin June 20. Call Dalvanir McLean 250-352-9341 or visit nelsontennisclub.com for information.

Kootenay Volleyball Camp is being hosted at Mount Sentinel School August 29 to September 1. Cost is $75 and includes camp t-shirt and daily prizes. Participants are grouped by grade with each camp offering the latest in technical skill development in a fun and competitive learning environment. It’s a great opportunity to get ready for the upcoming high school season. Register with Joe Moreira: jmoreira@sd8.bc.ca or 250-359-7941.

The Nelson Leafs Skill Development Hockey School is running July 25 to 29. The camp is open to players ages 8 to 12 (regular skaters) and 11 to 14 (elite ‘rep’ skaters). This five-day camp features 2.5 hours ice time and 1.5 hours of dry-land and activities per day. Instruction will be provided by Nelson Leafs coaches and players and includes appearances by special guest instructors. Schedule, register and details at nelsonleafs.ca.

Glacier Gymnastics are offering recreational gymnastics camps throughout July and August. Each camp is 1.5 hours a day for four days per week @ $59. Schedule for Junior Campers ages 4 to 6 is 9 to 10:30 a.m, and senior campers ages 6 and up 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Also being offered is the full day, four day camp Kool Kids In Motion: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for Grade 1 and older, July 25 to 28, $160. To register and for more details go to GlacierGymnastics.com

Also check out the summer leisure guide for many other camps being offered through the Nelson and District Community Complex.