CHADRON, Neb. — May 21, 2018 — Despite the transition to a summer schedule, the next two months are a busy time for Chadron State College athletics, as several programs prepare to host thousands of youth on campus for summer camps.
The programming is already in progress, beginning with the CSC wrestling Summer Training sessions which began May 9, and run every Wednesday through July 18, with the exception of July 4. Those are evening sessions lasting from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30, and cost $20.00 per session.
The next camp to come to campus will be the boys’ basketball “Lil Eagle Elementary Camp” beginning May 29, and running through the 31st. From 8:30 to noon in the Chicoine Center, campers will receive instruction in all the fundamentals of the game: shooting, dribbling, passing, defense and rebounding. A t-shirt is included in the $20 per day fee.
Things really get rolling in June, when girls basketball and football offerings begin. The girls’ Complete Player Overnight Camp, for grades 6-12, takes place June 3-5 in Chicoine, with a cost of $160 for overnight accomodations, and $130 for commuters. Football offers three consecutive sessions of team camps, beginning with its six, eight, and nine-man camps June 3-6. The football camps are $200, or 150 for commuters. Also that week is the girls’ basketball Future Eagles Elementary camp, for grades K-5, which runs two mornings, June 6-7, for $25 per day or $40 for both days.
Boys’ basketball Summer League starts June 4 as well, with game nights every Monday evening for four weeks, followed by an optional, double-elimination tournament, on July 1. The cost is $225 for the first four weeks, or $275 to participate in the tournament also.
The football camp schedule culminates on June 14 with the Eagle Prospect camp, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The prospect camp, at a cost of $50 if paid by June 1st, is designed for players seeking a higher level of competition, and concludes with a recruiting presentation by CSC football staff.
A high school boys basketball team camp follows on June 15-16. For $350, each team will receive a five-game guarantee, plus instruction and much more. Individuals may register for overnight accommodations and meals for $75.
The CSC Wrestling Summer Camp, with last year’s roster numbering over 500 campers, is scheduled for June 17-20 at the Nelson Physical Activity Center. For $130, or $185 with overnight accommodations, campers receive use of the facilities, wrestling instruction, a camp T-shirt, and awards. During the camp, each team will be entered into a dual meet schedule allowing for as many matches as possible.
On June 22-23, the girls’ basketball camp season concludes with a team camp for grades 7-12. For $250, teams of six or more receive a five-game minimum guarantee, instruction, and use of the facilities. Meals and rooms are available to campers for $80, and coaches stay free with seven or more campers.
Boys’ basketball camps finish out the month with high school and middle school training. The high school camp, June 24-25, is geared toward competitive 9th-12th graders, with two full days of instruction, college prep meetings, and film and notes sessions for $100 overnight and $85 commuting. Middle schoolers receive three full days of instruction and competition for either $200 or $165, depending on overnight stay, and that camp is scheduled for June 26-28.
The summer concludes with volleyball camps in July. On the ninth, there is a middle school skills camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The high school skills camp runs July 22-24 and costs $200 with room. The volleyball team camp, July 19-21, is brand new in 2018, and it features team training and competition with options for customization specific to each team’s needs. The team camp is $165 if staying on campus.
Additional details, along with mandatory waiver forms, are located at ChadronStateSportsCamps.com. Campers and their transportation providers should be aware of the expanded construction zone around Elliott Field, preventing vehicle traffic along the campus’s southern edge.