Wakefield hosts sports camps

Wakefield Country Day School in Huntly has two upcoming sports camps in addition to an equestrian camp.

A premier soccer camp run by Wakefield Boys Middle School Soccer Coach Lavonne Adkins from July 26 to July 29 will be held at the school from 9 a.m. to noon. It’s open to boys and girls ages 10 to 14. Cost is $60. Players should bring shin guards, cleats, a soccer ball, drink/water bottles and snacks. For more information, contact Adkins at 540-675-3470 or ladkins@embarqmail.com. A registration form is required and is available by calling Wakefield at 540-635-8555, ext. 232.

A boys lacrosse camp is scheduled from Aug 2 to 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $85. The camp is for rising eighth grade through rising 12th grade boys. Rising seventh grade boys may sign up, but if the camp is full they should expect less playtime during games.

Players will work extensively with coaches and former high school players to improve their lacrosse skills through drills and in-game practice. The camp staff will include Adrian Wassel, a WCDS graduate and Virginia All-State (VISAA) midfielder; Patrick Brown, a WCDS graduate and Virginia All-State (VISAA) defender; Camp Head Coach Filippo Parlagreco, a three-time Virginia state semi-finalist (VISAA), former stand-out attack player from Highland School and future WCDS head coach; and Camp Director Damian Wassel, former WCDS head coach.

Each player is guaranteed playtime in at least one full field game each day; playing time in multiple scrimmages and game situation drills; extensive drill and practice experience each day; conditioning work each day; one-on-one attention in their primary position; video analysis and radar speed clocking of their shot; practice experience at other positions; and one reversible penny to keep and take home at the end of the camp. Goalies can expect extra one-on-one attention.

Each player should bring all necessary equipment including cleats and non-cleat athletic shoes (Equipment may be rented for an additional fee but supplies are limited); a large water bottle with the player’s name on it, lunch and snacks each day; sunblock (at least SPF 30); and a clean towel each day. Water bottles can be refilled as needed.

Campers are encouraged to attend for the full week. However, if necessary, campers may attend on a per-day basis and must indicate that upon registration. Campers who are attending four or more days of camp must pay the full fee. Campers attending three or fewer days will pay a $20 per day fee plus a (onetime) $10 supply fee.

In the event of cancellations due to weather, the camp will be extended through Saturday, Aug. 7, to make up for missed time. Beyond that, the fee will be prorated on a per-day basis.

An equestrian camp for children ages 4 and up will be held at the Meadowbrook Farm Equestrian Center. Session I runs from July 27 to July 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. The cost is $125. Saturday’s session includes an open house and hoedown from 2 to 4 p.m. Session II runs from Aug. 15 to Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $125.

The camps will be run by Meadowbrook Farm Equestrian Center. Camp activities include a mounted lesson, grooming, tacking and untacking, games and activities, barn chores and a farm tour.

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