Basketball camp provides fun, learning for local youth
A group of campers compete in a scrimmage during last year’s Camp Grizz youth basketball camp. This year’s camp will take place from Monday, June 16 to Thursday, June 19 at Lassen High School. File photo
June 11 — It might not be basketball season, but local children can still play the game they love while improving their skills at Camp Grizz.
The annual youth basketball camp will be held from Monday, June 16 to Thursday, June 19 at Lassen High School.
Children ages 8 to 11 will participate in camp from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., while children ages 12 to 14 will go from 1 to 5 p.m.
Campers will be placed on teams of no more than 10 with a trained camp counselor. Counselors will provide constant supervision and act as positive role models to all campers.
Participants should wear appropriate athletic attire and comfortable basketball shoes (non-marking) and should bring a water bottle and snack.
“We believe sports are a valuable part of life, in which many life skills can be taught and reinforced in a fun and meaningful way. Our first priority is to provide a positive experience in which campers are taught teamwork, conflict resolution skills and individual responsibility. We promote physical activity and encourage a healthy lifestyle through participation in sports. We provide in-depth instruction in the fundamentals of basketball. Camp will provide opportunities to compete at higher levels,” according to a flyer for Camp Grizz.
The camp’s directors are coaches Jessica Larson, Dorinda Shaffer and Sara Henderson.