Member Registration

Member registration for Summer Sports Camps will start Monday, April 29 at the Main Desk of The Clark Sports Center.

Non-member Registration

Non-member registration will begin Saturday, May 11 at the Main Desk.

How To Register

An Assumption of Risk waiver form (PDF, 290kb) is required and must be signed by a parent or guardian. Both members and non-members need to fill out the Sports Camps registration form (PDF, 90kb) and submit it with your payment at the time of registration.

Facilities Used For Sports Camps

Inside of the Sports Center is a multi-purpose gym floor that features an NBA length basketball court with six full-size glass backboards, space for two full-size volleyball nets, and ample room for gymnastics. Our indoor facilities also include a 25 yard lap pool, 13’ deep diving pool, and an eight lane bowling alley. Outdoor athletics facilities include two softball fields and many multi-purpose playing fields.

Where To Meet & What To Bring

Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Circus Theatricks, Golf,
Gymnastics & Dance, Lacrosse, Soccer, Volleyball, Softball, Wrestling
Gym Floor

Bowling
Bowling Alley

Swimming, Jr. Lifeguard
Pool Area

Tennis
Tennis Center

Last Chance
Main Lobby

Each camp requires different apparel depending on the sport involved. Please make sure all participants are dressed appropriately for their activity. Clean, non-marking sneakers or spikes, comfortable athletic clothing or bathing suit, towel, and personal water bottles are required. The Clark Sports Center will supply most equipment.

Baseball Camp

Dates: Monday, June 24 through Friday, June 28
Time: 9:00am–12:00pm
Grades: 3–6
Location: Gym Floor & Baseball Fields
Cost: $80 Members or $180 Non-members
Limit: 24

This camp will be coached by long time Sports Center Coach Sharky Nagelschmidt with some surprise visits from Cooperstown Hawkeyes baseball players. This camp will provide excellent instruction in a positive learning environment. Campers will learn basic fundamentals of hitting, bunting, pitching, catching, fielding and positional play. Campers will then apply skills and strategy through playing games and contests. Campers should have a hat, glove, spikes, water bottle, and baseball attire (baseball pants or sweat pants).


Boys Basketball Camp

Dates: Monday through Wednesday, July 1-3 [3 day camp]
Time: 1:00–3:30pm
Grades: 3–7
Location: Gym Floor
Cost: $60 Members/$120 Non-members
Limit: 60

Boys Basketball Camp will be directed by Coach Sharky Nagelschmidt and Scott Whiteman. This camp will focus on ball handling skills, fundamentals, and drills.


Girls Basketball Camp

Dates: Monday through Wednesday, July 1-3 [3 day camp]
Time: 9:30am–12:00pm
Grades: 3–7
Location: Gym Floor
Cost: $60 Members/$120 Non-members
Limit: 60

Girls Basketball Camp will be directed by Scott Whiteman, with help from Cooperstown High School’s varsity Basketball Coach Mike Niles, Sports Center’s Staff, and High School Girls players. This camp will focus on ball handling skills, fundamentals, and drills.


Little Athletes Basketball Camp

Dates: Monday, July 1 through Wednesday, July 3 [3 days]
Time: 8:00–9:00am
Grades: K–2
Location: Gym Floor
Cost: $20 Members or $40 Non-members
Limit: 40

This camp for boys and girls will be directed by our Sports Center staff coach Whiteman and coach Nagelschmidt. The camp will emphasize basic fundamentals through drills, demonstrations, dribbling, and shooting. Sneakers and shorts are required.


Bowling Camp

Dates: Monday, July 8 through Friday, July 12
Time: 9:00am–12:00pm
Grades: 3–12
Location: Bowling Alley
Cost: $80 Members or $180 Non-members
Limit: 24

Four time PBA champion and New York State Bowling Hall of Famer Gus Lampo will direct this camp with assistance from Clark Sports Center staff Barry Gray and Mike DeSimone. Campers will learn basic fundamentals through drills, competition, videos, tournament play, and one on one instruction with Gus Lampo.


Cheerleading Camp

Dates: Monday, August 19 through Friday, August 23
Location: Gym Floor & Outdoor Fields
Cost: $80 Members or $180 Non-members
Level One
Grades: 3–6
Limit: 30
Time: 10:15–11:45am

Level Two
Grades: 7–12
Limit: 60
Time: 8:30–10:00am

This camp is back by popular demand, and will be instructed by Justin Hobbie who was a High School Cheerleading Coach at CCS. The focus of this camp will be on stunting progressions, cheerleading motions, jumps and safety. Coach Hobbie is a former UCA instructor and Cortland State College Cheerleading Coach.


Circus Theatricks Camp

Dates: Monday, July 15 through Friday, July 19
Each child should bring a lunch.
Time: 9:00am–3:00pm [Friday, July 19, 9:00am–4:00pm]
Ages: 6–15
Location: Gym Floor
Cost: $250 Members or $325 Non-members
Limit: 40

Circus show starts at 2:00pm on Friday, July 19, for parents!

Sean Fagan created Circus Theatricks to introduce “children of all ages” to the athleticism and artistry of Circus and Theatre performance in fun, high-energy, and nurturing environments throughout the Capital District and beyond. Circus Theatricks can help you develop your sense of confidence, bag of tricks, and build your skills on any level– from process to performance!
Sean Fagan wears many hats as the Artistic Director of Circus Theatricks, introducing young people of all ages to circus, theatre, and the visual arts in school programs, summer camps, after-school enrichment settings, and private coaching. A former Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus clown, Sean’s “theatricks” include a wide range of ground skills proficiency, including juggling, slapsticks, pratfalls, stilt-walking, unicycle, rolling globe, rola-bola, tumbling, partner acrobatics, magic and more.


Competitive Swim Camps

Dates: Monday, August 5 through Friday, August 9 and Monday, August 19 through Friday, August 23
Time: 9:00–12:00
Location: Pool Area
Cost: $80 Members or $180 Non-members
Limit: 50 each week

Developmental Competitive Swim Camp

Grades: 1–12
Dates: August 5 –August 9

Advanced Competitive Swim Camp
Grades 1–12
Dates: August 19–August 23

Developmental Competitive Swim Camp
will suit swimmers who have some or no competitive swimming experience! Using drills, games, and other fun activities, campers will develop skills that are foundational for swimming all four competitive strokes. Campers must be at least a Deep Level II swimmer or be able to swim 25 yards of both front and back crawls. If swimmers need to have abilities evaluated, please contact the Aquatics Department prior to the camp. This camp will be instructed by The Clark Sports Center Swim Team Coaches Sally Zaengle, Lindsey Bailey and Matt Phillips and Cooperstown High School Girls Varsity Swim Team Coach Katy Haseley.

Advanced Competitive Swim Camp will suit the intermediate to experienced swimmer who has had prior competitive swimming experience. Campers will be provided with an opportunity to develop their competitive swimming skills and techniques. This camp will also focus on starts/finishes, turns, and dryland workouts. This camp will be instructed by The Clark Sports Center Swim Team Coaches Kristen Griger, Lindsey Bailey and Matt Phillips, along with guest coaches.


Golf Camp

Dates: Monday, July 22 through Friday, July 26
Location: Gym Floor & Outdoor Fields

Level One
Grades: 4–6
Limit: 12
Time: 9:00–10:00am
Cost: $90 M/$190 NM

Level Two
Grades: 7–9
Limit: 12
Time: 10:30–11:30am
Cost: $90 M/$190 NM

Clark Sports Center coach Scott Whiteman will direct this camp. Campers will receive excellent instruction as well as a 9 hole round of golf at the end of the week. The camp focuses on teaching the correct swing to help produce the most efficient swing for maximum power. Parents will need to provide transportation to the Meadow links golf course on Friday at 9:00 am. Campers must provide their own equipment. Campers must be picked up at noon on Friday.


Gymnastics and Dance Camp

Dates: Monday, July 8 through Friday, July 12
Location: Gym Floor

Level One
Ages: 4–6
Limit: 24
Time: 11:15am–12:10pm
Cost: $80 M/$180 NM

Level Two
Ages: 7–13
Limit: 40
Time: 9:00–11:00am
Cost: $80 M/$180 NM

Long time instructor and coach Betty Gavin-Singer will direct this camp. The program will provide first class instruction in an exceptional environment. Improved self-image, increased body awareness, and enhanced health and fitness are some of the outcomes for those engaged in these activities. Proper stretch and warm up will be in the daily program.


Jr. Lifeguard Camp

Dates: Monday, July 8 through Friday, July 12
Time: 1:00–4:00pm
Ages: 10–14
Location: Pool
Cost: $80 Members or $180 Non-members
Limit: 40

Want to be a lifeguard but not old enough yet to enroll in an American Red Cross Lifeguarding training course? Get a jump start on your future as a lifeguard with our new summer camp that allows kids to learn the skills of a lifeguard through the program: GuardStart: Lifeguarding Tomorrow!          

Areas that will be covered in this week long camp are: prevention of aquatic accidents; fitness and swimmer skills; response in an emergency; leadership skills; and professionalism of a lifeguard. Participants will learn in an environment that will allow them to have fun through activities, games, and skills to become successful lifeguards. This camp will be led by Lifeguard Instructors Lindsey Bailey and Matt Phillips.


Lacrosse Camp

Dates: Monday, August 19 through Friday, August 23
Time: 12:00–3:00pm
Grades: 4–10
Location: Gym Floor & Outdoor Fields
Cost: $80 Members or $180 Non-members
Limit: 40

This camp will be directed by Jim Peterson who has coached and played lacrosse for many years. This is an introductory camp for the sport of lacrosse which will focus on individual fundamental skills; cradling, ground balls, passing, catching, dodging and shooting. No prior experience is necessary. Participants will need to provide their own lacrosse sticks.


Last Chance Summer Camp

Dates: Monday, August 12 through Friday, August 16
Time: 9:00am–5:00pm
Ages: 10–15
Cost: $205 Members or $305 Non-members
Limit: 9

This camp offers an opportunity for participants to get their “last chances” at enjoying summer activities before returning back to school. Campers will enjoy a few day trips to waterpark attractions that include Water Safari, Great Escape–Indoor Waterpark, and Tubby’s Lazy River Tubing; backed with a couple of days of summer activities including the Sports Center’s popular slip-n-slide and outdoor games.


Soccer Intermediate Camp

Dates: Monday, August 12 through Friday, August 16
Time: 9:00am–12:00pm
Grades: 4–6
Location: Gym Floor & Outdoor Fields
Cost: $80 Members or $180 Non-members
Limit: 60

Frank Miosek will direct this camp. Frank has coached for over 30 years at all levels. Area coaches and Sports Center Staff will be assisting coach Miosek. This camp will focus on all the fundamentals necessary for campers to improve their skills and take their game to the next level. Coach Miosek will lead a team of coaches to instill proper fundamentals for your child. Spikes, shin guards and water bottles are required.


Soccer Training Camp

Dates: Monday, August 5 through Friday, August 9
Time: 8:00am–12:00pm
Grades: 7–12
Location: Gym Floor & Soccer Fields
Cost: $80 Members or $180 Non-members
Limit: 60

Camp will be led by Frank Miosek and assisted by local coaches, high school players, and college players. Goalie instruction will be taught by former college goalie, Scott Whiteman. This camp will deliver first rate instruction, superior team competition, and strategic and tactical skills needed for the motivated individual trying out for school soccer teams. Spikes, shin guards, and water bottles are required.


Super Juniors Soccer Camp

Dates: Tuesday, July 30 through Friday, August 2 [4 day camp]
Location: Gym Floor & Soccer Fields

Level One
Grades: K & 1
Time: 8:00–10:00am
Limit: 60
Cost: $80 Members or $180 Non-members

Level Two
Grades: 2 & 3
Time: 10:00am–12:00pm
Limit: 60
Cost: $80 Members or $180 Non-members

This popular camp will be directed by coach and teacher Sherri France with assistance from Scott Whiteman. Campers will get their fill of fitness, fun, lead-up games, and friendly competition. Join the excitement and be a part of the world’s fastest growing sport! This camp will have a series of stations teaching the children basic fundamentals of passing, dribbling, positioning, and goalie instruction. Spikes, shin guards, and water bottles are required.


Girls Softball Camp

Dates: Monday, August 5 through Wednesday, August 7
Time: 9:00am–12:00pm
Grades: 3–7
Location: Gym Floor & Outdoor Fields
Cost: $60 Members or $90 Non-member
Limit: 40

The Clark Sports Center is very excited to add Girls Softball to our list of summer camps! Division One Head coach Angel Santiago and assistant Coach Jessica Seamon of Nicholls State University will be directing this superb camp. Santiago is known as a hitting specialist and Seamon is known as a pitching specialist. Seamon is a native of Richfield Springs, NY and was an elite pitcher at the high school and college levels. Participants in this camp will receive instruction in hitting, pitching, field and positional play. Campers should have gloves, and proper softball attire.


Tennis Camp

SESSION ONE
Dates: Monday, June 24 through Friday, June 28
Location: Tennis Center

Level One
Ages: 6–7
Time: 10:00–10:45am
Cost: $40 M/$80 NM
Limit: 20

Level Two
Ages: 8–9
Time: 11:00am–11:45pm
Cost: $40 M/$80 NM
Limit: 20

Level Three
Ages: 10–14
Time: 12:00–1:30pm
Cost: $80 M/$180 NM
Limit: 20

SESSION TWO
Dates: Monday, July 15 through Friday, July 19
Location: Tennis Center

Level One
Ages: 6–7
Time: 10:00–10:45am
Cost: $40 M/$80 NM
Limit: 20

Level Two
Ages: 8–9
Time: 11:00am–11:45pm
Cost: $40 M/$80 NM
Limit: 20

Level Three
Ages: 10–14
Time: 12:00–1:30pm
Cost: $80 M/$180 NM
Limit: 20

Tennis Camp will introduce tennis to youths over a week-long training period. The camp will establish solid fundamentals and basic tennis skills including stroke production, proper footwork, game strategy, conditioning, sportsmanship, and court etiquette. The Varsity Tennis Coach from Mt. Markham High School, Terry McKane will be leading the sessions of Tennis Camp.


Volleyball Camp

Dates: Monday, July 8 through Friday, July 12
Location: Gym Floor
Cost: $80 Members/$180 NM

Session One
Time: 1:00–2:30pm
Ages: 10–13
Limit: 18

Session Two
Time: 2:30–4:00pm
Ages: 14–18
Limit: 18

Volleyball Camp will consist of focused offensive and defensive skills training, game-like drills, and learning teamwork through competitive play in a fun and meaningful experience. The camp is directed by The Clark Sports Center’s Health, Fitness and Racquets Director Rich Jantzi, who coached the CCS Varsity Volleyball team to a Section Three Class C championship, Regional Championship, and earned 2009 Section Three Coach Of The Year honors.


Volleyball Skills Clinics

Dates: Monday, July 8 through Friday, July 12
Location: Gym Floor
Cost: $25 Members/$50 NM Per Clinic

Hitting Clinic
Time: 12:30–1:00pm
Ages: 10–18
Limit: 8

Setting Clinic
Time: 4:00–4:30pm
Ages: 10–18
Limit: 8

The Skills Clinics require a fee additional to the Volleyball Camp and will feature focused small group training in hitting and setting. The clinics will be led by CCS Varsity Volleyball Coach Rich Jantzi.


Wrestling Camp

Dates: Monday, July 22 through Thursday, July 25
Location: Gym Floor
Cost: $80 Members or $180 Non-member

Grades: 3–6
Limit:20
Time: 1:00–2:45pm

Grades: 7–12
Limit:20
Time: 3:15–5:00pm

This camp will be run by Cooperstown Physical Education teacher and modified wrestling coach Bud Lippit. Bud brings many years of competing and teaching experience in the sport of wrestling to this new and exciting camp. He will be assisted by Sports Center staff and local area coaches and wrestlers. This camp will focus on introductory skills for younger campers and more extensive skills for older campers. A great experience for your child to learn the sport of wrestling or continue to cultivate their talent in a great sport.