Sports camps return in June -- here's updated list

The basketball day camp is a popular way for youngsters to improve their skills while having fun.

By Mike Kilen
GCU News Bureau

Summer sports camps at Grand Canyon University are back after a year hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Twenty camps are planned now that the NCAA has approved their return, beginning June 1. To register, click here.

Bryce Drew

The camps are popular because they teach the participants the fundamentals of a sport from GCU players and coaches, who play a big part in the camps, said Theon Carrier, Director of Camps.

Men’s basketball coach Bryce Drew “is a big camp guy,” Carrier said.

“Hopefully they have a good time, but outside of the fun they have they are working on those interpersonal skills and group skills that are important in life and sports,” he added.

It’s an important aspect of GCU’s mission.

“It’s another way to give back to the community and invite people to see what we have going on here,” Carrier said. “Hopefully they will want to be get involved in other things here, not just in sports.”

Summer sports camps (updated May 20)

Soccer (girls)

Elite ID Camps (June 5-6, July 10-11): 3-10 p.m., ages 13-19

Day Camps (July 26-29): 8 a.m.-6 p.m., ages 6-13

Striker & Goalkeeper Camp (June 7-9): 6-9 p.m., ages 12-18

Soccer (boys)

Prospect Residential ID Camp (June 18-21. July 16-19): 7 a.m.-10 p.m., ages 10-18 (tentative)

Basketball (boys)

Team Camp I (June 4-5): 7 a.m.-10 p.m., ages 14-18

Day Camp I (June 7-10): 9 a.m.-3 p.m., ages 6-14

Team Camp II (June 11-12): 7 a.m.-10 p.m., ages 13-18

Elite Camp (June 16): 10 a.m.-5 p.m., ages 10-18

Shooting Camp (June 17): 9 a.m.-noon, ages 10-18

Day Camp II (June 23-26): 9 a.m.-3 p.m., ages 6-14

Basketball (girls)

Future Lopes Camp II (June 14-16, June 21-22): 9 a.m.-3 p.m., ages 6-14

Daddy/Daughter Camp (June 20): 2-5 p.m.

Baseball (boys)

Summer Kickoff Prospect Camp (June 8-10): 6-9 p.m., ages 13-18

Softball (girls)

Progressive Skills Camp (June 15-16, June 22-23): 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m., ages 12-18

Volleyball (boys)

All Skills Camp (August 7-8): 9 a.m.-3 p.m., ages 12-18

Volleyball (girls)

Elite Camp (July 9-11): 7 a.m.-10 p.m., ages 12-18

Little Lopes Camp (July 11): 1-3 p.m., ages 5-10

Junior Lopes Camp (July 12-13): 8-10 a.m., ages 8-12

Lacrosse

Grand Canyon Top 50 Camp (June 5): 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Day Camp (July 18-20): 9 a.m.-3 p.m., ages 14-18

Grand Canyon University senior writer Mike Kilen can be reached at [email protected] or at 602-639-6764.

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