Holiday Break Camps Planned for Sportsplex

Holiday Break Camps Planned for Sportsplex
Posted on 11/25/2008

There will be no time for boredom over the upcoming holiday break. The Village of Orland Park Recreation Department is offering a number of sports camps between Christmas and New Year's, both to keep area youngsters busy during break and to help sharpen their sports skills.

"The village's Sportsplex will host a number of camps during break that will appeal to different age groups," said Orland Park Athletic Supervisor Quincy Bejster.

"You don't have to be a Sportsplex member to enroll in any of the village's programs," Bejster added, "We have rates for members, village residents and non-residents."

Dodge Ball Camp is offered from December 29 to December 31. Students age six to eight will meet from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. while those age nine to eleven will take the floor from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The cost for village residents is $30. Non-residents pay $45 and Sportsplex members pay $25. The camp is limited to 20 participants.

On Deck Academy will offer a Winter Baseball Camp at the Sportsplex, Monday, December 22 and Tuesday, December 23. Two sessions are available, one for seven and eight year olds and the second for those age nine to eleven. The cost for village residents is $42, $63 for non-residents and $37 for Sportsplex members.

All inclusive sports camps are also on the Christmas break agenda at the Village Sportsplex.

"Our ‘Hawk' sports camps focus on skill development in basketball, soccer and baseball. They cover the fundamentals, including hand-eye coordination, foot-eye coordination, team work and sportsmanship," Bejster explained.

Mini-Hawk and Skyhawk Camps cost $55 for village residents, $82 for non-residents and $50 for Sportsplex members.

The Tiny Hawk Camp, for youngsters age 42 months through four years, will be held Monday and Tuesday, December 29 and 30 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Parental involvement is not required but is welcomed. Children must be toilet trained to participate in the Tiny Hawk Camp. The cost is $30 for residents, $45 for non-residents and $25 for Sportsplex members.

Five to seven year olds are invited to register for the Mini Hawk Sports Camp that will be held December 22 and December 23 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon.

Those age eight to ten may register for the Skyhawk Sports Camp, offered from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon, December 29 and 30.

New to the Orland Park Recreation Department's winter break camp line up is the Volleyball Professionals Camp offered December 29 through December 31. Participants will improve skills and gain court experience. Those in third through fifth grade will meet from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. while junior high students in sixth through eighth grade will meet from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Students in kindergarten through second grade will meet from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. The cost for residents is $45, $67 for non-residents and $40 for Village Sportsplex members.

The village's new gymnastics vendor, United Gymnastics Academy, will offer a gymnastics camp at the Orland Park Sportsplex December 29 through December 31. Open to all skill levels, the camp is tailored for students in kindergarten through sixth grade. The camp will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon each day. The fee for residents is $60 and $90 for non-residents.

Registration is available at the Village of Orland Park Sportsplex, 11351 West 159th Street or at the Franklin E. Loebe Recreation Center, 14650 South Ravinia Avenue. For more information, call 645-PLAY or 403-PARK.