Athletic department to host summer camps

The Van High School athletic department is making sure that area kids will have plenty of activities and events to keep busy during the summer months, hosting a series of athletic camps in virtually every sport the district participates in.

Softball

Van Lady Vandal softball camp, open to current first-eighth graders, will take place June 5-7 at the VHS softball field. The camp will take place from 9 a.m. – noon daily.

Softball camp costs $45 and will include a t-shirt. Additional information about the camp can be obtained by emailing Coach Robert Klick at Robert.klick@vanisd.org.

Boys Basketball

Van boys basketball camp, open to current first-eighth graders, will take place June 6-8 at Van High School. The camp will take place from 9 a.m. – noon each day.

The camp will cost $45, which will include a camp shirt and ball. Anyone interested in attending the camp can contact Coach Ben Kinnison at Benjamin.kinnison@vanisd.org.

Tennis

The annual Van Vandal Tennis Camp, for students ranging from ages 7-14, will take place June 12-15 at the J. Musgrave Tennis Center. The camp will be broken down into two sessions daily, with kids 7-10 taking the court from 8:30-9:45 a.m. and kids 11-14 taking the court from 10-11:30 a.m.

Tennis camp costs $40 and will include a t-shirt. Questions can be directed to Melissa Wells at 903-806-7548 or via email mgwells361@aol.com.

Baseball

Van Vandal baseball camp, for students ranging from currently in first through eighth grades, will take place June 13-15 at the VHS baseball field. The camp will be broken down into two sessions daily, with first-fourth graders taking the field from 9-11 a.m. and current fifth-eighth graders taking the field from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Baseball camp costs $45 and will include a t-shirt. Additional information about the camp can be obtained by emailing Coach Rob Thomas at robert.thomas@vanisd.org.

Volleyball

The annual Lady Vandal Volleyball Camp, for students ranging from incoming fourth graders through ninth grade, will take place July 24-26 at Van High School. The camp will be broken down into three sessions daily, with kids in the fourth-sixth graders taking the court from 9-11 a.m., ninth graders taking the court from 9 a.m. – noon, and seventh and eighth graders taking the court from 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Volleyball camp costs $45 and will include a t-shirt.

Registration forms (available online) and payments should be sent to: Van High School, ATTN: Head Volleyball Coach, 985 North Maple, Van, TX 75790.

Lady Vandal Strength and Speed

The Van athletic program will put on a strength and conditioning program for all incoming 7th-12th grade Lady Vandals free of charge throughout the summer.

Strength and conditioning dates will include: June 12-15, June 19-22, June 26-29, July 5-6, and July 17-20.

The sessions will run from 8:30 - 10 a.m. each scheduled day, with student-athletes meeting in the high school gym/weight room.

Registration forms and additional information about all summer athletic camps and registration forms can be found by visiting www.vanschools.org/athletics, and following the “Summer Camps” link.