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Oklahoma City Community College offers summer sports camps for kids

Oklahoma City Community College offers sports and general activity camps through the months of June and July.
By Josh Wallace, Staff Writer Published: June 12, 2014

This is Ryan Orland’s second year as a counselor at Oklahoma City Community College’s summer camps.

“I mean, it’s the best job I’m going to have,” Orland said. “I get to play basketball and capture the flag for a couple of hours.”

The college holds weekly camps for children and young adults throughout June and July.

Sports and recreation specialist Eric Watson said the camps are offered in three categories: sports, a general activity camp and the fit kids camp.

The sports camps range from traditional activities, like basketball, to more creative offerings such as a jazz and hip-hop dance camp.

Becky Capps, the mother of Jacob Stearns and Nicholas Capps, dropped off her two boys about 7:30 a.m. on the second day of camp. The brothers were enrolled in basketball camp, and both said they liked learning new things every day.

Becky Capps cited several reasons for choosing OCCC.

“One, it’s convenient; two, it’s reasonably priced. You’re looking at $100 to $65 a week. I mean, you can’t go to day care for that,” Capps said.

She said she’s a fan of all the activities available, that both her sons enjoy going, and she feels confident in the staff.

Rounded approach

Watson said the counselors for the general activity and fit kids camps are state-certified physical education teachers. He said he wanted a more rounded approach to exercise and activity in both camps, not just a heavy emphasis on sports.

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