Sayre School, for the first time in its long history, has invited the public to participate in a six-week, multi-sport series of camps this fall.
The camps are open to rising first- through fifth-graders.
The camp sessions are scheduled for six consecutive Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon, and will be led by varsity coaches from Sayre School.
The camps run from Sept. 24 to Oct. 29 and will feature baseball/softball, soccer, tennis, lacrosse, track/cross-country and basketball.
The first five camps will be held at Sayre’s athletic complex located at 300 Canebrake Rd. off Athens-Boonesboro Road.
The basketball camp will be at the school’s gym on North Limestone.
New athletic director Erik Johnson spearheaded the idea, saying “the camps are designed to showcase Sayre School and the athletic program to the community and to expose children to a wide range of sports.
“The camps offer a chance for people in the community to see our athletic complex and to learn from experienced and knowledgeable coaches.
“Also, today’s kids are increasingly pushed to specialize in one sport. We feel that especially younger kids are best served cross training and playing multiple sports.
“We hope that through the exposure they get at this camp, they can get passionate about, and participate in, more than one sport.”
Assisting Sayre’s varsity coaches at the camps will be some of the school’s varsity athletes.
The camps are open to Sayre lower school students as well.
Each camp will emphasize warm-up, basic skills, instruction, scrimmages, snacks and prizes, and, of course, fun.
Families can sign up for all six camps. There is a limited number of two-camp options.
The Multi-Sports Camp schedule and head varsity coaches are:
Sept. 24: Baseball / Scott Sutton; Softball / Dawn Chenault
Oct. 1: Soccer / Joseph Porter
Oct. 8: Tennis / Ted Hall
Oct. 15: Lacrosse / Erik Johnson
Oct. 22: Track & Cross-Country / Colleen Cornelius
Oct: 29: Basketball / Ted Hall
Info: www.syareschool.org or 254-1361.