The Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department will hold several specialty youth sports camps this summer on land and at sea. All activities are open to the public.
Ocean Pines tennis pro Erin Starr will lead All Aces Tennis Camp, held July 10-14 and Aug. 7-11 at the Manklin Meadows Racquet Sports Complex at 11443 Manklin Creek Road in Ocean Pines. The five-day camp will be held from 9-10 a.m. for ages 5-10 and 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for ages 11-17.
Participants will be individually evaluated and placed into groups by age and ability. The cost for ages 5-10 is $90 for Ocean Pines residents and $112.50 for non-residents. The cost for ages 11-17 is $130 for Ocean Pines residents and $162.50 for non-residents.
At the Big Wave Beginners’ Surf Camp, little surfers ages 6-15 will learn how to hang ten from professional surf instructor Brian Stoehr and his staff. The one-day sessions will be held at the beach on 36th St. in Ocean City from 8:30-10 a.m. on July 7, 14 and 28 and Aug. 4 and 18. They will also be offered from 5:30-7 p.m. on July 21 and Aug. 11. The cost per session is $65 for Ocean Pines residents and $81.25 for non-residents. Surf boards will be provided.
Stoehr will also teach a three-day Beach Body Board Camp July 11-13, July 25-27 and Aug. 8-10 from 8:30-10 a.m. at the 36th St. beach. Kids ages 7-15 will learn water safety tips and how to read the waves. Participants must provide their own body boards and be able to swim. The cost is $95 for Ocean Pines residents and $118.75 for non-residents.
Those interested in calmer waters can join K-Coast Surf Shop and Walk on Water SUP Co. for Stand-Up Paddleboarding Camp at the Swim & Racquet Club beach, located at 10 Seabreeze Road in Ocean Pines. The two-day camp will be held July 11 and 13, July 25 and 27 and Aug. 8 and 10 from 9-11 a.m. for ages 7-14. The cost is $85 per person, and stand-up paddleboards and personal flotation devices will be provided.
The month will wrap up with the Summer Slam Basketball Clinic at the Ocean Pines Community Center at 235 Ocean Parkway. The clinic will be held July 24-27 and Aug. 21-24 from 5:15-6:45 p.m. for grades 1-3 and 7-8:30 p.m. for grades 4-6. This beginner-level four-day clinic for those just learning the sport of basketball is $65 for Ocean Pines residents and $81.25 for non-residents.
For more information, contact Denise Sawyer, director of marketing and public relations for the Ocean Pines Association, at 410-641-7717 or firstname.lastname@example.org.