Member Registration

Member registration for Summer Sports Camps will start Monday, May 2 at the Main Desk of The Clark Sports Center.

Non-member Registration

Non-member registration will begin Saturday, May 14 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 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, Lacrosse, Little Swingers Golf, Soccer, Volleyball
Gym Floor/Lobby

Bowling, Yogi Explorers
Bowling Alley

Sports Performance, Speed, Agility & Quickness
Fitness Center

Jr. Lifeguard
Main Lobby

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 15–Friday, August 19
Time: 9:00am–12:00pm Grades: 3–6
Location: Baseball Fields • Cost: $80 Members or $180 Non-members • Limit: 24

This camp will be coached by Assistant Athletic Director Scott Whiteman 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).

This camp may be cancelled on a day due to severe weather. Please check online or call
(607) 547-2800 for updates. Refunds for any day cancelled will be available.


Boys Basketball Camp

Dates: Tuesday, July 5–Friday, July 8 [4 days]
Time: 1:00–3:30pm Grades: 3–8
Location: Gym Floor • Cost: $80 Members/$180 Non-members • Limit: 60

Boys Basketball camp will be directed by Assistant Athletic Director Scott Whiteman and Jessica Lorence 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.


Girls Basketball Camp

Dates: Tuesday, July 5–Friday, July 8 [4 days]
Time: 9:30am–12:00pm Grades: 3–8
Location: Gym Floor • Cost: $80 Members/$180 Non-members • Limit: 60

Girls Basketball camp will be directed by Assistant Athletic Director Scott Whiteman and Jessica Lorence 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.


Boys & Girls Little Tots Basketball Camp

Dates: Tuesday, July 5–Friday, July 8 [4 day camp]
Time: 8:00–9:00am • Grade: K–2 Limit: 40
Location: Gym Floor • Cost: $40 Members or $80 Non-members

Boys & Girls Little Tots Basketball camp will be directed by Assistant Athletic Director Scott Whiteman and Jessica Lorence 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.


Bowling Camp

Dates: Tuesday, July 5–Friday, July 8 [4 days]
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 Athletic Director 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 11–Friday, July 15 • Each child should bring a lunch.
Location: Gym Floor • Circus show starts at 3:00pm on Friday, July 15, for parents & guests!
Level 1
Grades: K–2 • Limit: 20
Time: 9:00–12:00am (9:00am-4:00pm on Friday)
Cost: $150 members or $300 non-members

Level 2
Grades 3–12 • Limit: 50
Time: 9:00am–3:00pm (Until 4:00pm on Friday)
Cost: $275 members or $350 non-members

Seano’s Summer Circus OLYMPIC Spectacular returns for it’s fifth summer anniversary! Run away with us and explore this athletic artform and together we’ll reach new dreams, soar to new understandings, and Go for the GOLD!!

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!

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.
Seano worked for many years in South Florida where he had the opportunity to study with José Quintero, Charles Nelson Reilly, and Burt Reynolds. Their guidance and encouragement led him to relocate to New York City where he spent ten years working in the business. Since 2001, Seano has called the Capital Region of New York State home. He continues to work at many of the professional and community theatres in the area.

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.


Golf Adventure Camp

Golf Adventure Camp
Dates: Monday, August 8–Friday, August 12
Time: 9:00–4:00pm • Grades: 7–12 • Limit: 8
Location: Clark Sports Center • Cost: $175 Members or $300 Non-members

This camp will play 5 area courses in 5 days with Assistant Athletic Director 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 and also have fun playing different courses. Campers will be driven to each course except Wednesday, August 10. 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.

On Wednesday, August 10, campers must be dropped off at 9:00am, and picked up at 4:00pm at the Otsego Golf Club. Located at the North end of the lake.


Golf Camp

Dates: Monday, August 22–Friday, August 26
Location: Racquetball Courts & 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 Assistant Athletic Director 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. The golf and picnic will finish at noon and parents will need to pick their children up then. Campers must provide their own equipment.


Gymnastics and Dance Camp

Dates: Monday, July 18–Thursday, July 21 [4 days]
Location: Gym Floor
Ages: 4–6 • Limit: 24
Time: 11:00am–12:00pm • Cost: $50 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 Camps

Dates: Monday, August 1–Thursday, August 4
Time: 12:30–4:30pm • Ages: 10–14 • Limit: 9
Cost: $80 Members or $180 Non-members
Location: Camp Minnetoska (Campers will be picked up at CSC)

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.

Campers will learn the basic skills and knowledge of prevention of aquatic accidents, specific responses to an aquatic emergency, teamwork, and professionalism of a lifeguard. This camp will have a waterfront environment that will allow Jr. Lifeguards to have fun through activities, games, and skills to become successful, future lifguards. Camp will be led by American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructors Matt Phillips and Lindsey Bailey.


Lacrosse Camp

Dates: Monday, July 18–Thursday, July 21 [4 days]
Time: 1:00–3:00pm • 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 22–Friday, August 26
Time: 8:30am–9:00am • Grades: 1–3 • Limit: 10
Location: Outdoor Fields
Cost: $30 Members or $80 Non-members

Clark Sports Center Assistant Athletic Director 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: Tuesday, July 26–Friday, July 29 [4 days]
Time: 9:00am–12:00pm • Grades: 4–6
Location: Outdoor Fields
Cost: $80 Members or $180 Non-members • Limit: 60

Frank Miosek will direct this camp with assistance from Clark Sports Center Athletics staff Jessica Lorence. 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.

This camp may be cancelled on a day due to severe weather. Please check online or call
(607) 547-2800 for updates. Refunds for any day cancelled will be available.


Soccer Training Camp

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

Camp will be led by Frank Miosek and assisted by Jessica Lorence. 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.

This camp may be cancelled on a day due to severe weather. Please check online or call
(607) 547-2800 for updates. Refunds for any day cancelled will be available.


Speed, Agility & Quickness Camp

Dates: Tuesday, June 28– Thursday, August 4. Tuesdays and Thursdays. [6 week program]
Time: 12:00–2:00 Grades: 8–12
Location: Meet in the Fitness Center
Cost: $150 Members or $300 Non-members • 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. Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Adam Swartout will lead the camp.


Sports Performance Camp

Dates: Monday, June 27– Wednesday, August 3. Mondays and Wednesdays. [6 week program]
Time: 12:00–2:00 Grades: 8–12
Location: Meet in the Fitness Center
Cost: $150 Members or $300 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. All sports are welcome. Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Adam Swartout will lead the camp.


Super Juniors Soccer Camp

Dates: Monday, June 27–Friday, July 1
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 along with Jessica Lorence. 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, June 27–Friday, July 1
Session 2: Monday, July 25–Friday, July 29

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 will be leading the sessions of Tennis Camp.


Volleyball Camp

Dates: Monday, June 27–Friday, July 1
Location: Gym Floor
Cost: $80 Members/$180 Non-members

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 27–Friday, July 1
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 11–Friday, July 15
Grades: 2–12 • Limit: 30
Time: 1:00–3:30pm
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.



Yogi Explorers Camp

Dates: Monday, August 15–Friday, August 19
Cost: $80 Members or $180 Non-member
Location: Bowling Alley & Outside in nice weather

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

Level Two
Ages: 3–4 • Limit: 10
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!