Member Registration

Member registration for Summer Sports Camps will start Monday, May 8 at the Main Desk of The Clark Sports Center.

Non-member Registration

Non-member registration will begin Saturday, May 20 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 2016 Sports Camps registration form (PDF, 94kb) 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 group fitness rooms, sports performance area, pools, and an eight lane bowling alley. Outdoor athletic facilities include tennis courts, two softball fields and many multi-purpose playing fields.

Where To Meet & What To Bring

Baseball, Basketball, Circus Theatricks, Golf, Golf Adventure, Gymnastics & Dance, Lacrosse, Little Athletes, Little Swingers Golf, Soccer, Summer Rec Sampler, Volleyball
Gym Floor/Lobby

Bowling
Bowling Alley

Sports Performance, Speed, Agility & Quickness
Fitness Center

Mini Golf Adventure, Yogi Explorers, Summer Camp Extras
Main Lobby

Jr. Lifeguard, Competitive and Developmental Swim Camps
Aquatic Center

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, July 17–Friday, July 21
Time: 1:00–4:00pm
Grades: 3–6
Cost: $85 Members or $110 Non-members
Location: Gym Floor & Baseball Fields
Limit: 24

This camp will be coached by Cooperstown Elementary PE instructor Bud Lippitt with assistance from Sports Center staff. 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).


Bowling Camp

Dates: Monday, July 10–Friday, July 14
Time: 9:00am–12:00pm
Grades: 3–12
Location: Bowling Alley
Cost: $85 Members or $110 Non-members
Limit: 24

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


Boys & Girls Basketball Camp

Dates: Monday, August 14–Friday, August 18
Time: 9:00am–5:00pm
Grades: 3–8
Location: Gym Floor
Cost: $125 Members or $150 Non-members
Limit: 60

Boys and Girls Basketball camp will be directed by Scott Whiteman and Jessica Lorence, with assistance from Cooperstown Girls Varsity coach Mike Niles. This will be a full day camp and campers should bring a snack and a lunch. This camp will emphasize basic basketball fundamentals through drills, demonstrations, and daily contests. This camp will have rec breaks, play games and enjoy swimming and bowling. Sneakers, shorts, a bathing suit, towel, and a water bottle are required.


Competitive Swimming Camp

Dates: Monday, August 14–Friday, August 18
Time: 9:00am–12:00pm
Ages: 8–18
Cost: $85 Members or $110 Non-members
Limit: 60

Designed and directed by USA Swimming certified coaches, this competitive swim camp emphasizes stroke and skill development, as well as aerobic fitness. Daily activities will focus on stroke technique and drills, competitive starts, turns, and a variety of strength and flexibility exercises. Participants must have at least two years in a competitive swim program to be eligible for this camp.


Circus Theatricks Camp

Dates: Monday, July 10–Friday, July 14
Time: 9:00am–3:00pm
Grades: 3–12
Location: Gym Floor • Each child should bring a lunch.
Cost: $275 Members or $300 Non-members

Circus show starts at 3:00pm on Friday, July 14, for parents & guests!
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…Whether you’re a curious circus fan, wanting to know, “How do you do that?” or a serious young adult looking for guidance into a career in Theatre… Circus Theatricks can help you develop your sense of confidence, bag of tricks, and build your skills on any level — from process to performance!

Who’s Seano?
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. When not teaching, he keeps a full schedule as a variety arts performer, working on stage, television, and the occasional feature film. A former Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus clown, Sean’s “theatricks” include a wide range of ground skills proficiency, including juggling, slapstick, pratfalls, stilt-walking, unicycle, rolling globe, rola-bola, tumbling, partner acrobatics, magic and more!

Early in his career he discovered his niche: “family entertainment and education through the arts.” He’s honored to have worked with the Walt Disney Organization, Nickelodeon JR. Television, and the national and international theatrical tours of Scholastic’s Magic School Bus Live. He has performed at the International Children’s Arts Festival in Singapore, on the streets in Holland, and at the Golden Week Family Festival.


Developmental Swim Camp

Dates: Monday, August 7–Friday, August 11
Time: 9:00am–12:00pm
Ages: 6–12
Cost: $85 Members or $110 Non-members
Limit: 60

Discover the fun in competitive swimming, with drills, games and competitive stroke improvement. The week will culminate in a mock swim meet on Friday. Camp participants must be able to swim comfortably in water that is at least 8 feet deep, swim 25 yards of back crawl, and 25 yards of front crawl. A skills assessment will be held on the first day to ensure participant safety: any children that do not pass will not be able to continue the camp.


Golf Camp

Dates: Monday, August 21–Friday, August 25
Cost: $85 Members or $110 Non-members
Location: Gym Floor & Fields
Limit: 12 per session

Session One • Grades 4–6, 9:00–10:00am
Session Two • Grades 7–9, 10:30–11:30am

Clark Sports Center employee 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 12:00 noon when parents will need to pick up their child.


Golf Adventure Camp

Dates: Monday, August 21–Friday, August 25
Time: 9:00am–4:00pm
Grades: 6–12
Cost: $250 Members or $275 Non-members
Location: Course Locations TBA
Limit: 8

This camp will play 5 area courses in 5 days with Coach Bruce Miller. This camp is for golfers who have had some experience playing 18 holes on a golf course. Campers will learn proper etiquette and will be assisted in strategies of the game and also have fun playing different courses. Campers will meet at The Clark Sports Center and be driven to all the courses. Greens fees and lunch are included at each course. This Camp will play rain or shine. We will suspend play for thunder and lightning. Campers must have their own equipment.


Gymnastics and Dance Camp

Dates: Monday, July 17–Friday, July 21
Location: Gym Floor

Level One
Ages: 4–6
Time: 11:15am–12:15pm
Cost: $55 Member
$80 Non-member
Limit: 24

Level Two
Ages: 7–13
Time: 9:00–11:00am
Cost: $85 Member
$110 Non-member
Limit: 40

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 Camps

The Jr. Lifeguard program teaches children the knowledge and skills that professional lifeguards possess. Including, but not limited to, personal fitness, teamwork, personal water rescue, and basic lifeguarding techniques.

Junior Guards Year 1
Dates: Monday, July 24–Friday, July 28
Time: 1:00–5:00pm
Ages: 10–14
Cost: $90 Members or $115 Non-members
Limit: 12

Junior Guards Year 2 and Beyond
Dates: Monday, July 31–Friday, August 4
Time: 1:00–5:00pm
Ages: 11–14
Cost: $90 Members or $115 Non-members
Limit: 12

Boost the skills learned in Year 1 in preparation for Cadets. Participants will participate in an American Red Cross Citizens hands-only CPR course.

Junior Cadets
Dates: Monday, August 21–Friday, August 25
Time: 1:00–5:00pm
Ages: 14–17
Cost: $125 Members or $150 Non-members
Limit: 8

For the future lifeguard who has participated in at least 1 prior year of junior lifeguards. Train and learn real lifeguard skills (pre-lifeguarding course training: this course does not certify the participant as an American Red Cross Lifeguard). Pre-requisite skills required. Participants can earn an American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer Certification.


Lacrosse Camp

Dates: Monday, July 24–Friday, July 28
Time: 1:00–3:00pm
Grades: 4–10
Cost: $85 Members or $110 Non-members

This Camp will be directed by Jim Peterson who has coached and played Lacrosse for many years. From 1977-1980 he played for the St. Joseph HS in NJ, from 1980-1981 he played at Rutgers University, New Brunswick,NJ and Keene State College in Keene, NH. From 2002-2003 he was a player at Camp Lejeune,NC. From 2004-2009 he was a coach/player in Okinawa,Japan. From 2007-2012 was a player at Patriot Lacrosse, USA. 2009-2012 Assistant Lacrosse coach at SUNY Oneonta. 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 needed. Participants will need to provide their own lacrosse sticks.


Little Athletes

Dates: Monday, June 26–Friday, June 30
Grades: K–2
Cost: $20 Members or $45 Non-members
Location: Gym Floor & Fields
Limit: 20 per session

Session One • 8:30–9:30am
Session Two • 9:45–10:45am
Session Three • 11:00am–12:00pm

This camp will be directed by Clark Sports Center staff Jessica Lorence with longtime teacher and coach Sherri France. Campers will learn fitness, fun, lead-up games, and friendly competition as well as plenty of physical activity . Campers will learn fundamentals of a new sport each day! Campers should be prepared to be indoors and outdoors. Campers need to have water bottle, and sneakers and ready to have some fun!

NEW PROGRAM FOR ADULTS!
Monday, June 26–Friday, June 30

If your child is participating in Little Athletes, take an hour for yourself, on us!
Don’t want to sit around while your child is at camp? Get up and get active! Bring your sneakers and workout attire. Try our sample package this week; rock climbing, bowling, group fitness, pickleball or a zip line among other things. We have an array of activities planned for you while you wait for your child to finish their camp. There is no cost for you to participate. Meet in the lobby adjacent to the gym floor.


Little Swingers Golf Camp

Dates: Monday, August 21–Friday, August 25
Time: 8:30–9:00am
Grades: 1–3
Cost: $30 Members or $55 Non-members
Location: Gym Floor & Fields
Limit: 10

Clark Sports Center employee Scott Whiteman will direct this camp. The camp will focus on introducing children to the game of golf. Campers will learn basic fundamentals with details about the proper swing, setup, and proper etiquette. Campers must have their own equipment.


Mini Golf Adventure Camp

Dates: Monday, July 17–Friday, July 21
Time: 1:00–4:00pm
Ages: 7–9
Cost: $150 Members or $175 Non-members
Limit: 9

Play 5 Mini Courses in 5 Afternoons!
For the mini golf enthusiast! Our Mini Golf Adventure Camp is dedicated to visiting the many surrounding mini golf courses. Some of the distant places we will be visiting include Gobblers Knob in Cobleskill, Mister Shake in Richfield Springs, and The Oneonta Sports Park in Oneonta. The other 2 afternoons will be spent mini golfing and playing around in our own backyard at The Cooperstown Fun Park and Barnyard Swing in Cooperstown.


Soccer Intermediate Camp

Dates: Monday, July 24–Friday, July 28
Time: 9:00am–12:00pm
Grades: 4–6
Cost: $85 Members or $110 Non-members
Location: Gym Floor & Fields
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 7–Friday, August 11
Time: 9:00am–12:00pm
Grades: 7–12
Cost: $85 Members or $110 Non-members
Location: Gym Floor & Fields

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.


Speed, Agility & Quickness Camp

Dates: Wednesday, June 28–Friday, August 11
Wednesdays and Fridays [7 week program]
Time: 12:00–2:00pm
Grades: 8–12
Cost: $150 Members or $300 Non-members
Location: Meet at the Fitness Center Desk
Limit: 20

Each session will cover speed and agility work. Athletes will work on developing their footwork, changing directions, explosiveness, balance, proper body mechanics, reactions, and quickness. Incorporating these skills into game related situations also helps improve tactical awareness of each player. Sports Performance Coordinator Adam Swartout will lead the camp.


Sports Performance Camp

Dates: Tuesday, June 27–Thursday, August 10
Tuesdays and Thursdays [7 week program]
Time: 12:00–2:00pm
Grades: 8–12
Cost: $150 Members or $300 Non-members
Location: Meet at the Fitness Center Desk
Limit: 20

The Sports Performance Camp will provide young athletes with a summer-long training program to improve flexibility, core strength, agility, endurance, speed, and overall body strength. All sports are welcome. Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Adam Swartout will lead the camp.


Summer Rec Sampler

Dates: Monday, July 17–Friday, July 21
Time:8:00am–5:00pm
Grades: K–8 Groups: K–2, 3–5, 6–8
Cost: $150 Members or $175 Non-members
Limit: 20 per group

Join the Clark Sports Center this summer in our first ever summer recreation sampler. This program is open for participants that are in Kindergarten to 8th grade. Our summer rec sampler will include daily activities that will keep participants going all day long. Participants will swim, explore nature, indoor rock climb, play tennis, and take part in exciting field games. Join us for a fun filled week and explore what the Clark Sports Center has to offer. Campers should bring a snack and lunch.


Tennis Camp

Date: Monday, July 24–Friday, July 28
Cost: Level 1 & 2 – $40 Members or $65 Non-members
Level 3 – $85 Members or $110 Non-members
Location: Tennis Center
Limit: 20 per level

Level One
Ages: 6–7
Time: 10:00–10:45am

Level Two
Ages: 8–9
Time: 11:00–11:45am

Level Three
Ages: 10–14
Time: 12:00–1:30pm

This 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. Terry McKane, Varsity Tennis Coach from Mt. Markham High School, will be leading the sessions of Tennis Camp.


Volleyball Camp

Dates: Monday, August 7–Friday, August 11
Cost: $85 Members or $110 Non-members
Location: Gym Floor
Limit: 18 per session

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

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

Volleyball Camp at The Clark Sports Center is a fundamental based offering for beginners in the 1st Session and advanced beginners in the 2nd Session. The camp will focus on all aspects of the game and feature the popular teamwork portion. This fun and meaningful experience is directed by The Clark Sports Center’s Health, Fitness and Racquets Director, Rich Jantzi. Rich has been the Varsity Volleyball Coach at Cooperstown since 2002.



Volleyball Skills Clinic

Dates: Monday, August 7–Friday, August 11
Time: Hitting: 12:30–1:00pm, Setting: 4:00-4:30pm
Cost: $25 Members or $50 Non-members
Location: Gym Floor
Limit: 8 per session

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 24–Friday, July 28
Time: 1:00–3:30pm
Grades: 2–12
Cost: $85 Members or $110 Non-members
Location: Cooperstown HS Wrestling Room
Limit: 30

This camp will be lead by Cooperstown Physical Education and Modified Wrestling Coach Bud Lippitt. Bud brings many years of competing and teaching experience in the sport of wrestling to this exciting camp. He will be assisted by Varsity Coach Mike Croft. 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.


Yogi Explorers Camp

Dates: Monday, August 14–Friday, August 18
Grades: 1–4
Cost: $85 Members or $110 Non-member
Limit: 10

Level One
Grades: 1–2
Time: 8:30–10:00am

Level Two
Grades: 3–4
Time: 10:30am–12:00pm

This camp is designed to be a FUN, enriching, and creativity-boosting experience that includes yoga, mindfulness and relaxation, journaling, crafts, cooperative games, and outdoor time (weather permitting). Children will enjoy a non-competitive and supportive environment where they will stretch, strengthen, and explore both their bodies and minds, and create lasting memories, new friendships, and a foundation for overall well-being!