|Registration now open for COB summer camp|
Guardian Sports Reporter
Published: Jun 09, 2012
The third annual College of The Bahamas summer sports camp is all set and organizer Sean Bastian is ready to hit the ground running.
More than 85 campers have confirmed their participation in the June 25-July 20 event, that will take place on the college’s campus. Unlike other summer programs, where campers choose which category they would like to take part in, Bastian said they will be introduced to all four sporting divisions.
He said: “When you attend this camp, you will get the full scope of what we have to offer. Every hour we switch to another discipline. So we will start out with basketball and then they move to track and field, the next hour they will be in swimming. There is a break for lunch and then they will end the day with soccer. There is something new everyday, the line-up and scheduling switches. At the end of the month you will see a tremendous improvement in your child’s skills in those four disciplines.”
The camp caters to young Bahamians ages 8-13 years old. Participants will engage in various sports including swimming, soccer, basketball and track and field. Campers will also get a chance to tour The College of The Bahamas’ facilities.
Bastian added: “The camp will serve as the first introduction to athletes looking to attend college. I really like to express to the parents, by their child attending the summer camp, being on a college campus, what we try to do is really show the kids what the college life experience is all about. While they are here, when they graduate from high school, they will see COB as an option to come back and further their education. They will be exposed and experience what the college life is all about. This is an excellent opportunity for the campers to be a part of college sports.
“The response has been excellent. We have averaged for the past two years about 80 campers. The first year we had over 100 campers, so parents are really excited about what we do here.”
Bastian is head coach for men’s basketball at The College of The Bahamas. He will be assisted by the coaches and varsity players, from the college.
“It works very well and on top of that the campus is very safe,” Bastian added. “It is centrally located and most parents find that to be a major help. This camp here is just about sports. The other ones, we hosted in the past, were basically craft work and a little bit of sports. Yes we do have certified instructors and assistants who are key players on some of our varsity teams. So if you are looking for your child to really get in shape, get the full knowledge and understanding about the game then we invite you to come and enroll at this year’s camp.”
Interested persons can register at The College of The Bahamas’ Oaks Field campus. Campers can sign on for one or the full four weeks. A $200 fee is being charged to participate in the full four weeks.