Barnwell Recreation Dept. holds four camps

  • Coach Carol Massengale works with Payslee Mead on how to hold her hands during the city’s volleyball camp.

More than 50 youth participated in sports camps hosted by the City of Barnwell’s Parks and Recreation Department this summer.

Camps were held for tennis (ages 7 and up), basketball (ages 7-18), volleyball (age 7 and up) and football (ages 7-14). This year the city partnered with Barnwell High School for three of the four week-long camps as varsity coaches led the football, tennis and volleyball camps.

“The high school has worked phenomenally with us,” said Pamela Davis, the city’s parks and recreation director, who was really impressed with the training and coaching provided by the coaches as they taught the kids the fundamentals of the games. “They worked hard and the kids had fun.”

Football camp, which concluded last week, had the largest group with 23 participants while tennis had six, volleyball had 13 and basketball had nine participants.

Volleyball was a new camp this year, but proved to be successful. Davis said she hopes to expand that camp to two weeks next summer in order to break up the ages more.

While camps are over, registration is underway through July 28 at Barnwell City Hall for the city’s fall recreational football and cheerleading teams. Basketball registration will start in October, she said.