Selkirk Saints host summer volleyball and basketball camps

By Contributor
July 12th, 2010

This summer, the Selkirk Saints Athletic program at Selkirk College will host its second annual volleyball camp and its first annual basketball camp. Placing a focus on learning new skills and developing important traits such as attitude, teamwork and work ethic, the camps will offer opportunities for youth to explore, learn and excel in the world of sport. “We are excited to be able to offer these camps to our youth this summer,” explains Selkirk College Athletic Director Kim Verigin. “The instructors of the camps have a lot of experience—the level of instruction will be very high and athletes of all levels will have an opportunity to improve their game in a way that is intense, but fun!”

The Saints have joined forces with Six Pack Volleyball University out of Kelowna and will be offering the Volleyball Camp from Aug. 23 – 26 for grades four to twelve. The instructors are all qualified coaches and excellent players—having successful seasons as B.C. Provincial Team coaches and playing volleyball on Canada’s National Team and various college and university teams.

They have also partnered with Kootenay Basketball’s Head Instructor and Head Coach of the LV Rogers junior boys team, Vivian Kingdon, to offer basketball camps for boys and girls ages ten to seventeen from Aug. 30 – Sept. 2.

“This is our first basketball camp and we wanted to offer something for everyone,” says Verigin. “Whether you are one who wants to learn the basics of the game and advanced skills, or one who takes the game more seriously, these camps will suit your needs.” Verigin adds, “Both camps also include t-shirts, daily lunches and a variety of prizes.”

The registration deadline for the Saints colleyball camp is Aug. 6, and the deadline for the basketball camps is August 13. For detailed information and registration forms on each camp, visit www.selkirk.ca/athletics/campusrecreation/summercamps. General inquiries can be directed to Kim Verigin at 250.365.1304.

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