Students in grades 2-12 from the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District and surrounding area have found a fun way to stay active this summer through the Oyster Bay Summer Sports Program. Now in its 18th year, the program is sponsored by the Oyster Bay Booster Club and the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District athletic department. It features 16 mini camps that students can choose from based on their grade level.
This year, the summer program kicked off on June 27 and will run through Aug. 19. Each camp runs for a full week and is led by certified coaches and physical education teachers from the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District. In addition, several Oyster Bay High School alumni assist with the program. Thus far, students have participated in weeklong camps of baseball, boys volleyball, fencing, girls basketball, girls softball and project adventure. The remainder of the summer will consist of boys basketball, boys lacrosse, co-ed cheerleading, co-ed tennis, co-ed track and field, girls field hockey, girls lacrosse, girls volleyball, a multi-sport camp and wrestling. All camps are held at either Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School, James H. Vernon School or Oyster Bay High School.
The unique program allows students to make new friends, participate in new activities and stay physically active while school is out. In addition, those who participate in a specific sport camp can meet many of the varsity and junior varsity coaches with whom they may play for in the future.
“Being new to the district, I think this program is an amazing opportunity for Oyster Bay-East Norwich students and surrounding residents,” said Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics Eric Bramoff. “It’s important to give students a safe outlet to stay active and explore their athletic abilities during the summer. This is a tremendous resource for the community. Thank you to the Oyster Bay Booster Club.”