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UMFK Bengal soccer and basketball camps offered this summer

March 30, 2009


The University of Maine at Fort Kent Athletic department will offer a week-long day co-ed soccer camp and a girls and boys basketball camp this summer. Registration is open to children entering kindergarten through eighth grades. 

The Bengal co-ed soccer camp will be held from Monday, June 29 through Thursday, July 2.  Daily soccer sessions will be split into age groups with the kindergarten through grade two in the morning session from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The cost of the camp is $40 per camper. Grades three through eight will attend the session from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The cost is $55 per camper. 

The Bengal basketball camp for girls is scheduled for Monday, July 13 through Thursday, July 16 and the boys are scheduled for Monday, July 20 through Thursday, July 23.   

Daily times for the basketball sessions for kindergarten through grade two will be from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. The cost is $60 per camper. Grades three through eight will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. This session includes a daily lunch and the cost is $80 per camper. 

In-depth and individualized instruction in an extremely competitive, fun environment will be offered during both camps.  

Both camps will feature experienced college and high school coaches and players who will work closely with campers, stressing fundamentals and improvement of skills. Guest lectures, demonstrations, contests, and games will round out the week-long camp.                         

The camps continue to be popular with local residents as well as visitors who spend their                           summers in the Valley.                         

In addition to the camps, UMFK will host high school basketball team weekends for both boys and girls. The boy’s team weekend will be scheduled from Friday, June 26 to Sunday, June 28 and the girl’s weekend will be Friday, July 24 to Sunday, July 26.          

The high school basketball team weekends will offer teams the opportunity to get competitive games and daily instruction at one location. For more information on the boy’s team, contact Eric Werntgen at (207) 834-7828 or and for the girl’s team, contact Lucas Levesque at (207) 834-7876 or 

To reserve a spot or for more information regarding the summer camps call toll-free at 1-888-879-8635, ext. 7828 or on the UMFK website at: for the basketball camp or for the soccer camp.                                                             ######