After Grovetown High School held a baseball camp last summer, Warriors coach Mike Jones saw a reciprocal effect right away.
"A lot of the kids that showed up came and watched our (players) during summer ball," he said. "Our players thought that was pretty neat.
"The kids they were teaching to field a ground ball were watching them do it."
The team -- and the children -- enjoyed the camp so much that the program has decided to hold an inaugural Christmas Camp, scheduled for Monday and Tuesday at the school's baseball field.
Greenbrier High also plans to hold a clinic Monday and Tuesday.
The camp for children in kindergarten through eighth grade costs $30 and runs from 9 a.m. until noon daily. Registration starts at 8 a.m.
Jones said the camp provides exposure to the community, fundraising, and improvement of players, both those attending and those on the team.
"It's a developmental thing, too, where our kids get to (teach) the things we try to teach them on the field because our kids are the instructors," Jones said.
As for exposure, Jones noted that it's important for the second-year school to get its name out there.
"It helps build a relationship for the future," he said.
The Warriors aren't the only ones who will be giving up part of their vacation for a camp.
Greenbrier's camp, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. both days, will be held on the school's baseball field and in its indoor hitting facility.
The cost of the camp for boys in grades second through eighth is $75, or $25 for each additional sibling, and includes a T-shirt. Team rates are also available. Snacks and cold drinks will be served to participants.
Baseball camps are not the only ones going on during the holidays.
Augusta Preparatory Day School will hold a Holiday Sports Camp Monday toThursday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.
The camp is for boys and girls in grades second through seventh. The cost is $200. Family discounts are available. Campers can attend as many sessions as they would like, and camp fees will be adjusted accordingly.
The camp will be directed by coaches Myran Hunt and Moe Bailey and will feature team games, such as soccer, basketball, volleyball and football, as well as recreation games such as kickball, dodgeball and "Capture the Flag."
Participants should bring a sack lunch each day. The Family Y also will be holding events during the holidays.
The Marshall Branch, 1202 Town Park Lane in Evans, will hold its Holiday Camp in two sessions: Monday through Thursday and Dec. 27-30.
The camp for ages 5 to 12 will last from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily, with early drop-off at 6 a.m. and late pickup at 6 p.m. The cost is $25 per day or $85 per week for members, or $40 per day or $120 per week for nonmembers.
Attendees should bring a lunch and a snack. The cut-off for signing up is today.
Team Power Basketball will hold its TP Christmas ALL-N-ONE 2010 Basketball Camp at Patriots Park Monday-Thursday and Dec. 27-30.
The camp is for boys and girls ages 5-17, and the $105 cost per child includes lunch.
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