Openings Available In Second Session Sports Camps

Openings Available In Second Session Sports Camps
Posted on 07/02/2009

The second session for many of the Village of Orland Park Recreation Department sports camps have openings available.

Dodgeball Camp will be offered July 6 to July 10 with two sessions, one for those ages six to eight and the second for those ages nine to eleven.

Experience is not necessary for the Recreation Department's Lacrosse Camp, offered in multiple age divisions for youngsters in third through twelfth grades. Lacrosse Camp runs July 20 through July 23 at Centennial Park.

Two sessions of the Challenger British Soccer Camp remain for the 2009 season, July 13 to July 17 and August 17 to August 21. This camp is open to ages three to fourteen. Discounts are available for families willing to house a British soccer coach during camp week.

The village's Sportsplex will host Rock Climbing Camp July 20 to July 24 for climbers ages seven to twelve. Sessions will include climbing commands, knot tying, use of the belay device and climbing techniques.

The second session of summer gymnastics classes begins July 6 with a variety of classes offered at the Sportsplex gymnastics studio. Gym Cubs is available for toddlers ages two to three with full curricula available for preschoolers, girls, boys and advanced gymnasts.

Skyhawks Sports will conduct a number of camps during the second half of summer fun with the Orland Park Recreation and Parks Department. Sports presented include basketball, soccer, baseball and flag football. A number of camps are available for kids ages three to eleven. Camp details appear in the spring/summer program guide.

The Skyhawks Multi-Sports Camp is tailored for boys and girls ages six to fourteen and will be held August 3 to August 7. This multi-sport camp enhances fundamental skill development in basketball, soccer and baseball. A Skyhawks Recreational Camp will be offered August 17 to August 21.

The second session of Beach Volleyball Camp will be held August 10 to August 13 with separate classes available for those in third through fifth grade and those in sixth through ninth grade. This camp will be held at the Centennial Park Pool Courts. There is also an indoor volleyball camp available at the Sportsplex July 27 to 30 for students in kindergarten through eighth grades.

The Chicago Bulls Training Academy will hold its Chicago Bulls Summer Camp at the village's Sportsplex July 20 to July 24. Open to boys and girls ages five to twelve, the camp is led by high school and college coaches, professional instructors and student athletes trained and certified by the Chicago Bulls Training Academy.

Limited spaces remain available in the second session of Sports Camp, offered at the village's Sportsplex July 21 through August 13 for children ages eight to thirteen. Basketball, soccer, floor hockey and the climbing wall are some of the activities offered at Sports Camp.

Costs, camp locations, exact dates and times appear in the Orland Park Recreation Department Spring/Summer Program Guide and are available in the recreation area of the village's website at

Registration and further information are available at the Franklin E. Loebe Recreation Center, 14650 South Ravinia Avenue and at the Sportsplex, 11351 West 159th Street. For more information, call the department at 708/645-7529 or 708/403-7275.