Sports camp to be held in February break

Weyburn Soccer and Sports Camp Canada have joined into a partnership to be able to offer Nike Camps in Weyburn during the February break for children aged six to 12 years.

The main focus of this week is to provide a fun, safe environment where kids can come and enjoy sports with their friends and will make some new friends as well.

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Jason Roy and Tyler Hillstead had an idea of putting soccer interests aside and see what other organizations might be interested in a multi-sport camp.

“Talking with other sport organizations in Weyburn and Nike, we all thought between all of us we could fit in a week-long sport camp and the interest was there for something like this,” said Hillstead.

“Now not only is Nike Sport Camps new to Weyburn, this organization is also new to Saskatchewan. With my experience with being a director with Happyfeet Saskatchewan and my time as an executive with Weyburn Soccer, I was happy to take on the position of Camp Director.”

Hillstead added he was motivated by the idea of a multi-sport camp in a multi-sport approach for youth, as he believes they will become better athletes playing multiple sports instead of just one.

“Also our country has a big problem with youth obesity that I feel together as a group of sport organizations working together we have a better chance of getting youth more active in our community. I know that we will deliver a fun, safe week of sports and will need the community to buy into this to be able to offer more in the future.

“We have very qualified staff and some of Weyburn’s finest coaches coming together to make this week the best experience for each camper,” said Hillstead.

Hillstead is the camp director and the lead camp instructor will be Jacquie Williams. Camp staff Arliss Sidloski, Hailey Neiszner and Logan Bettes are all high school students who are very active and successful at the Comp through sports.

“I am very grateful to these organizations for stepping up and providing coaching leadership and equipment,” said Hillstead.

Throughout the week and depending on what day they register, children will get a chance to participate in the following sports:

• Gymnastics - Weyburn Gymnastics Club

• Cheer - Weyburn Assoc of Cheer Coaches (WACC)

• Baseball - Weyburn Minor Baseball

• CrossFit - Iron Bar Fitness

• Volleyball - Heidi Vogel

• Soccer - Weyburn Soccer Association 

• MMA - Weyburn MMA club

• Lacrosse - Weyburn Lacrosse Association

• Football - Weyburn Minor Football Association 

• Basketball - Jacquie Williams

• Yoga

The camp will be held at the Weyburn Comprehensive School gym, and will be transported to and from the gymnastics building and crossfit location on their days.

Camp will start each day with an early drop off at 8:30 a.m. with a 9 a.m. warm-up, followed by a sport activity from 9:15-11:45 a.m., with a snack break in between. There will be lunch at noon, which children have the option to stay for or to go home.

The afternoon starts with warm up at 1-1:15 p.m., followed by sports activity from 1:15-3:15 p.m., and then pickup from 3:30-4 p.m.

There are different options available for registration to help better suit the needs of the families. A single day is $60; the full week mornings only is $150, the full week afternoon only is $150, and the full week is $250.

Children can be registered at www.sportscampcanada.com