Member Registration

Member registration for Summer Sports Camps will start Monday, May 4 at the Main Desk of The Clark Sports Center.

Non-member Registration

Non-member registration will begin Saturday, May 16 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 2015 Sports Camps registration form (PDF, 121kb) 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, Golf Adventure, 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 3–Friday, August 7
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 Scott Whiteman with assistance from Sports Center camp 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).


Boys Basketball Camp

Dates: Wednesday, July 29–Friday, July 31 [3 days]
Time: 1:00–3:30pm Grades: 3–8
Location: Gym Floor • Cost: $60 Members/$160 Non-members • Limit: 60

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


Girls Basketball Camp

Dates: Wednesday, July 29–Friday, July 31 [3 days]
Time: 9:30am–12:00pm Grades: 3–8
Location: Gym Floor • Cost: $60 Members/$160 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: Wednesday, July 29–Friday, July 31 [3 day camp]
Time: 8:00–9:00am • Grade: K–2 Limit: 40
Location: Gym Floor • Cost: $30 Members or $60 Non-members

This Camp will be directed by Sports Center staff, Coach Scott Whiteman with assistance from Sports Center camp staff. The camp will emphasize basic fundamentals through drills, demonstrations, dribbling, and shooting. Sneakers and shorts are required.


Bowling Camp

Dates: Monday, July 6–Friday, July 10
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 Kenney. 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 6–Friday, July 10 • Each child should bring a lunch.
Location: Gym Floor • Circus show starts at 3:00pm on Friday, July 10, for parents & guests!
Level 1
Grades: K–2 • Limit: 20
Time: 8:00–10:00am (Also 2:00-4:00pm on Friday)
Cost: $100 members or $200 non-members

Level 2
Grades 3–12 • Limit: 50
Time: 9:00am–3:00pm (Until 4:00pm on Friday)
Cost: $250 members or $350 non-members

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 10–Friday, August 14
Location: Pool Area
Developmental Competitive Swim Camp
Ages: 6–14 • Limit: 30
Time: 8:00–10:00am
Cost: $60 Members or $160 Non-members

Age Group Competitive Swim Camp
Ages: 9–18 • Limit: 20
Time: 9:00am–12:00pm
Cost: $80 Members or $180 Non-members

This year the Aquatics Department will be putting on an incredible swim camp for two overlapping groups. Developmental Competitive Swim Camp will guide newer, as well as first year swimmers, through fun activities to master the skills that will ultimately make them incredible swimmers. The Age Group Competitive Swim Camp will participate in some of the same games and activities, but also move on to some drills that help with stroke mastery. Both sessions will be instructed by The Clark Sports Center Sharks Swim Team Coaches Sally Zaengle, Katy Haseley, Lindsey Bailey, & Matt Phillips.


Dive Camp

Dates: Monday, August 17–Friday, August 21
Time: 9:00am–12:00pm • Ages: 9–18 (must be a Level 3 swimmer or higher) • Limit: 12
Location: Pool Area • Cost: $80 Members or $180 Non-members

Diving Camp is an introductory springboard dive camp that will focus on the basics of forward and back approaches, different types of dives and dive positions, and entries into the water. Dryland training, nutrition, and a dive officials viewpoint of technique will also be included. Sally Zaengle, who has both coached and officiated high school diving since 2002 will lead this camp. Aaron Idelson, Cooperstown’s boys high school diving record holder will be on staff to demonstrate and assist along with Cooperstown Girls High School Swimming and Diving coach Katy Haseley.


Golf Adventure Camp

Golf Adventure Camp
Dates: Monday, August 24–Friday, August 28
Time: 9:00–4:00pm • Grades: 6–12 • Limit: 6
Location: Clark Sports Center • Cost: $150 Members or $250 Non-members

Golf Adventure Camp will play 5 local courses in 5 days with Athletic and Assistant Athletic Directors Barry Gray and Scott Whiteman. 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 while having fun playing different courses. Campers will be driven to each course and will have lunch at each course. This camp will play rain or shine. We will suspend play for thunder and lightning. Campers must have their own equipment.


Golf Camp

Dates: Monday, August 17–Friday, August 21
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 29–Friday, July 3
Location: Gym Floor

Level One
Ages: 4–6 • Limit: 24
Time: 11:00am–12:00pm • Cost: $60 M/$160 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 Camps

Year 1
Dates: Monday, July 13–Friday, July 17
Time: 1:00–4:00pm Ages: 10–14 Limit: 20
Cost: $80 Members or $180 Non-members • Location: Pool

Year 2
Dates: Tuesday, July 28–Friday, July 31
Time: 1:00–4:00pm Ages: 12–14 and 2nd Year Jr. Lifeguard Limit: 20
Cost: $80 Members or $180 Non-members • Location: Pool

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!          

This year’s Jr. Lifeguard Camp is split into two separate camps. Year 1 Jr. Lifeguards will learn the basic skills and knowledge of prevention of aquatic accidents, fitness and swimmer skills, and responses to an aquatic emergency. Year 2 Jr. Lifeguards will review year 1 skills with the addition to leadership skills, and professionalism of a lifeguard. Both camps will have an environment that will allow Jr. Lifeguards to have fun through activities, games, and skills to become successful, future lifguards. Both sessions will be led by American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructors Matt Phillips and Lindsey Bailey.


Lacrosse Camp

Dates: Monday, July 20–Thursday, July 23 [4 days]
Time: 9:00am–12:00pm Grades: 4–10 Limit: 40
Location: Gym Floor & Outdoor Fields
Cost: $80 Members or $180 Non-members

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

Coach 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 13–Friday, July 17
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 10–Friday, August 14
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.


Sports Performance Camp

Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 30– August 13 [7 week program]
Time: 10:00–12:00 Grades: 8–12
Location: Downstairs Pit Area
Cost: $90 Members or $200 Non-members • 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. 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 Sports Performance Coordinator, Kevin Mallery, will supervise the program. Participants must bring a water bottle.


Super Juniors Soccer Camp

Dates: Monday, July 13–Friday, July 17
Location: Gym Floor & Soccer Fields

Level One • Grades: K–1
Time: 8:30–9:30am 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

Cost: Level 1 & 2: $40 M/$80 NM, Level 3: $80 M/$180 NM
Location: Tennis Center

Level One
Ages: 6–7 • Limit: 20
Time: 10:00–10:45am

Level Two
Ages: 8–9 • Limit: 20
Time: 11:00–11:45am

Level Three
Ages: 10–14 • Limit: 20
Time: 12:00–1:30pm

Session 1: Monday, July 20–Friday, July 24
Session 2: Monday, August 10–Friday, August 14

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 29–Friday, July 3
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 29–Friday, July 3
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 3–Friday, August 7
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. 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.