Member Registration

Member registration for Summer Sports Camps will start Monday, May 5 at the Main Desk of The Clark Sports Center.

Non-member Registration

Non-member registration will begin Saturday, May 17 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, Circus Theatricks, Golf, Gymnastics & Dance, Little Swingers Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Volleyball
Gym Floor

Bowling
Bowling Alley

Strength & Conditioning
Pit Area

Swimming, Jr. Lifeguard, Diving
Pool Area

Tennis
Tennis Center

Wrestling
Cooperstown Central School Wrestling Room

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, August 4 through Friday, August 8
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 employee Sharky Nagelschmidt with assistance from Sports Center staff Scott Whiteman. 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 hat, glove, spikes, water bottle, and proper baseball attire. (Baseball pants or sweat pants).


Boys Basketball Camp

Dates: Monday, July 30 through Friday, August 1[3 day camp]
Time: 1:00–3:30pm
Grades: 3–8
Location: Gym Floor
Cost: $60 Members/$120 Non-members
Limit: 60

Boys Basketball Camp will be directed by Scott Whiteman with assistance from Coach Sharky Nagelschmidt. This camp will emphasize basic basketball fundamentals through drills, demonstrations, and daily contests. Sneakers and shorts are required.


Girls Basketball Camp

Dates: Monday, July 30 through Friday, August 1[3 day camp]
Time: 9:30am–12:00pm
Grades: 3–8
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 Schools Varsity Basketball Coach Mike Niles and Sports Center’s Staff. This camp will emphasize basic basketball fundamentals through drills, demonstrations, and daily contests. Sneakers and shorts are required.


Little Tots Basketball Camp

Dates: Monday, July 30 through Friday, August 1[3 day camp]
Time: 8:00–9:00am
Grades: K–2
Location: Gym Floor
Cost: $30 Members or $60 Non-members
Limit: 40

This Camp will be directed by 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 7 through Friday, July 11
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.


Circus Theatricks Camp

Dates: Monday, July 7 through Friday, July 11
Each child should bring a lunch.
Location: Gym Floor

Level One
Grades: K–2 • Limit: 20
Time: 8:00–10:00am (Also 2:00-4:00pm on Friday)
Cost: $75 Members or $175 Non-members

Level Two
Grades: 3–12 • Limit: 50
Time: 9:00am–3:00pm (Until 4:00pm on Friday)
Cost: $225 Members or $325 Non-members

Circus show starts at 2:00pm on Friday, July 11, 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 11 through Friday, August 15
Location: Pool Area • Cost: $60 Members or $160 Non-members

Developmental Competitive Swim Camp

Ages: 5–14 • Limit: 50
Time: 8:15–10:15am

Advanced Competitive Swim Camp
Ages: 11–18 • Limit: 50
Time: 10:30am–12:30pm

Both camps will be instructed by The Clark Sports Center Swim Team Coaches Matt Phillips & Lindsey Bailey.

Developmental Competitive Swim Camp
is suited for both swimmers who have either no competitive swimming experience or up to an intermediate competitive swimmer. 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.

Advanced Competitive Swim Camp is designed for the serious swimmer and will suit the experienced to advanced skilled level. Must be able to swim all four competitive strokes, legally and efficiently. Swimmers will learn from technical drills and stroke work ( starts, turns and finishes), the use of mental preparation for competition, adding speed and race pace training, along with the importance of fitness, nutrition and the application of dryland training.


Diving Camp

Dates: Monday, July 21 through Friday, July 25
Time: 1:00–4:00pm
Ages: 9–18 (must be a Level 3 swimmer or higher)
Location: Pool Area
Cost: $80 Members or $180 Non-members
Limit: 12

Diving Camp is an introduction to proper approaches for front and back dives, along with diving preparation, and diving instruction. Dryland training, nutrition, and a dive officials viewpoint of technique will also be included. The camp is led by Sally Zaengle, who has both coached and officiated high school diving since 2002. The camps staff also include Cooperstown Girls High School Swimming & Diving Coach, Katy Haseley, and Cooperstown Boys High School Diving record holder, Aaron Idelson, who will be assisting and demonstrating.


Golf Camp

Dates: Monday, August 18 through Friday, August 22
Location: Gym Floor & Outdoor Fields

Level One
Grades: 4–6
Limit: 12
Time: 9:00–10:00am
Cost: $80 M/$180 NM

Level Two
Grades: 7–9
Limit: 12
Time: 10:30–11:30am
Cost: $80 M/$180 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 technique 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. The golf and picnic will finish at noon and parents will need to pick their children up. Campers must provide their own equipment.


Gymnastics and Dance Camp

Dates: Monday, June 30 through Thursday, July 3 [4 day camp]
Location: Gym Floor

Level One
Ages: 4–6
Limit: 24
Time: 11:10am–12:00pm
Cost: $50 M/$150 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 7 through Friday, July 11
Time: 1:00–4:00pm
Ages: 10–14
Location: Pool
Cost: $80 Members or $180 Non-members
Limit: 20

Want to be a lifeguard but not old enough yet to enroll in an American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course? Get a jump start on your future as a lifeguard with our 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, July 21 through Friday, July 25
Time: 9:00am–12:00pm
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.


Little Swingers Golf Camp

Dates: Monday, August 18 through Thursday, August 21 [4 days]
Time: 8:30am–9:00am
Grades: 1–3
Limit: 10
Location: Gym Floor & Outdoor Fields
Cost: $20 Members or $40 Non-members

Clark Sports Center employee Scott Whiteman will direct this camp. The camp will focus on introducing kids to the game of golf. Campers will learn basic fundamentals. Campers must have their own equipment.


Soccer Intermediate Camp

Dates: Monday, July 14 through Friday, July 18
Time: 1:00–3:00pm
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 11 through Friday, August 15
Time: 9:00am–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. 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.


Strength & Conditioning Camp

Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays, June 30– August 6 [6 week program]
Time: 1:00–2:30
Grades: 8–12
Location: Downstairs Pit Area
Cost: $90 Members or $200 Non-members •
Limit: 20

The Strength & Conditioning Camp will provide young athletes with a summer-long training program to improve flexibility, core strength, agility, endurance, speed and overall body strength. Utilization of foot work ladders, plyometrics, and medicine balls will be part of this fun, yet challenging program. Camp will also feature guest athletes and speakers to talk about nutrition, playing college level sports and several other topics. All sports are welcome. Expect to be challenged. Clark Sports Center Strength & Conditioning Coordinator, Dave Lauria, will supervise the program. Participants must bring a water bottle.


Super Juniors Soccer Camp

Dates: Tuesday, July 14 through Friday, July 18
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.


Tennis Camp

SESSION ONE
Dates: Monday, July 7 through Friday, July 11
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 21 through Friday, July 25
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. Coach McKane has 4 Sectional Titles (most recently 2013), 5 League Titles (most recently 2013), and numerous League and Sectional Winners at singles and doubles.


Volleyball Camp

Dates: Monday, June 30 through Thursday, July 3 [4 day camp]
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, June 30 through Thursday, July 3 [4 day camp]
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, August 4 through Friday, August 8
Grades: 2–12
Limit: 30
Time: 9:00–11:30am
Location: Cooperstown Central School Wrestling Room
Cost: $80 Members or $180 Non-member

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 exciting camp. He will be assisted by local area wrestler Micaiah Abts. 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. Reminder: This camp will meet and take place in the Cooperstown Central School’s wrestling room.