Dragons of all ages, activities go camping

By ERIC X. VICCARO

Ste. Genevieve Herald

Ste. Genevieve R-II students will be creating some camp memories during the next few weeks.

Camp memories will be made as part of eased restrictions due to COVID-19 (coronavirus).

School district officials report parents and guardians must complete, sign and return a waiver before his or her child may participate. A link to the waiver can be found on the district’s Facebook page.

Last week, Ste. Genevieve had a girls’ basketball camp under the direction of Broc Kreitler and Rhett Oldham.

“I was pleased with our turnout,” Kreitler said. “We put it all together (during Friday’s session).”

Girls spent the week dribbling, passing and working on their shooting form, and Friday, they participated in a scrimmage. Kreitler reported 19 seventh- and eighth-grade girls attended the sessions from July 7-10.

Several other groups will be conducting camps during the month, with middle school boys’ basketball and boys’ and girls’ golf this week. 

Volleyball players, cheerleaders, dancers and band members are also waiting in the wings for their respective camps.

Sixth- through eighth-grade boys’ basketball players will have free camp through this Friday, 8-10 a.m. in what’s termed the new middle school gymnasium.

Corey Samples and Brian Craft will serve as the camp instructors. Craft reported there would be a “variety of activities” throughout the week.

Students are asked bring their own water bottle for refreshments.

Ste. Genevieve High School golf coaches Ryan Mueller and Rachel McDaniel will be having a camp at Ste. Genevieve Golf Club from July 13-16.

The registration deadline already has passed. There will be two sessions, with boys and girls ages 7-12 having camp from 9-10:30 a.m. and boys and girls ages 13-18 from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Because of the expected hot and humid conditions, campers are urged to bring plenty of water and plenty of sunscreen.

Ste. Genevieve will have a youth volleyball camp for students entering fourth through eighth grade at the Peggy J. Johnson Gymnasium from July 20-23.

The camp will be under the direction of first-year Dragons’ head coach Carla Basler and assistants Tyson Roth and Mariah Ritter.

Session No. 1 will be for seventh- and eighth-grade girls from 10:30 a.m. to noon, with the second session for fourth-, fifth and sixth-grade students from noon to 1:30 p.m. The registration deadline also has passed for this camp.

The SGMS football camp will be July 20-24 between 6-8 p.m. at Dragon Field.

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