Cedarcrest High School announces summer sports camps for Lower Valley kids

Cedarcrest High School has announced information and dates for their summer sports camps, offered to Lower Valley children. For all of these camps, registration forms and more information are available by going to the high school’s website, linked at right in our news links, or you can contact camp directors at the information we will list in each of the camp write-ups. All camps will be held at the Cedarcrest campus, which is located at 29000 NE 150th St. in Duvall.

Basketball: The CHS basketball camps for boys and girls from first through ninth grades will take place June 23-26 in the school’s gymnasium. The boys’ camps are in the morning, while the girls’ camps are in the afternoon. Consult the registration information sheet on the CHS website for the specific camp you’re interested in for times for the camps those days. The cost for the camp is $80, and checks are payable to the school. Campers, as part of their fee, will receive T-shirts, basketballs and prizes, and will be taught fundamental skills that will help them succeed on the hardwood including such things as ball handling, shooting, utilizing the screen, and live and dead ball moves.

Campers will get the opportunity to play fun games and work on their skills in a practice and game environment. Instruction will be provided by members of the Cedarcrest High School boys’ and girls’ basketball programs. The Red Wolve basketball teams have been among the top teams the past few seasons within the Cascade Conference, and the girls in 2013 made school history by being the first hoops team from the school to make it to the state tournament’s round of eight.

As noted, consult the information sheets available at the CHS website, or contact the following people for more information:

Regarding the girls’ basketball camp, contact Brad Knowles at (425) 941-0127 or by email at bdk2276@comcast.net.

Regarding the boys’ basketball camp, contact Mark Prince at (425) 268-1560 or by email at mcprince4@msn.com.

Football: The CHS football camp for boys ages 7-15 takes place July 14-17. The camps will be in the late afternoon and evening from 4-6 pm for younger campers (age 7-11), while the older-age camp (12-15) will take place from 6-8 pm. The camp, which costs $85, with checks payable to the school, will teach athletes skills needed to succeed on the gridiron, both within junior football and at the high school level with the Red Wolves high school program. Proper tackling and blocking techniques will be discussed, along with proper stance and starting positions, conditioning and proper use of equipment. The camp is a non-contact camp and will provide campers with drills they can work on at home in their spare time.

As the camp will be held in the CHS stadium, campers will be required to wear either tennis shoes or football shoes that are field-turf approved. Instruction will be provided by members of the CHS football program, headed by head coach and school athletics director Jason Frederick. You can contact him with questions on the camp at the school, (425) 844-4809 or email at frederickj@riverview.wednet.edu.

Registration forms are available as previously noted at the CHS school website.

Volleyball: The Cedarcrest High School’s volleyball program will be holding its camp July 28-30. The camps are aimed at girls in grades 6-9, with the middle school camp (grades 6-8) in the morning from 9am-12 noon, and the high school camp (grade 9) in the afternoon from 1-4 pm, with both sessions being held at the CHS gymnasium. This camp costs $75 and checks are payable to the school. Campers will be taught skills that will help them succeed in youth volleyball, both at the high school level and at the club level within the Puget Sound Region of USA Volleyball. Proper footwork, passing and setting, arm swing, proper offense and defense positioning and condition all will be discussed as part of the camp instruction.

Campers are asked to wear proper court shoes and bring a water bottle with their name on it. Instruction will be provided by members of Cedarcrest High School’s volleyball program, headed by head varsity coach Kelsey Fish, who also is the coaching director for Valley View Volleyball Club, a local girls’ club volleyball program.

Registration information is available as previously mentioned at the CHS school website, or for more information, contact Fish at (509) 881-0020 or by email at sunfish7712@gmail.com.

Soccer: The Red Wolves’ soccer camp will be July 7-9 at the CHS stadium. The camp is open to boys and girls in grades K-8 and will be held in the morning from 9:30am-12 noon all three days. Cost for the camp is $60 if you register by June 20, with registrations after that date costing $70, with in-person registration also available for that higher fee the first day of the camp. Checks are to be made out to CHS Soccer. Campers will be grouped by age and skill level, and taught fundamental skills that will help them succeed within youth soccer, whether it’s at the recreational level within the Snoqualmie Valley Youth Soccer Association, school soccer, either at the middle or high school levels, or in club soccer, such as with Crossfire or Eastside FC or Cascade Select.

It is anticipated that there will be a 5-1 camper to instructor ratio, which should allow for more individualized instruction, helping your child learn skills to address specific issues to help them become better players. Campers will get a camp T-shirt, and have an opportunity to get autographs from CHS soccer players, who will be among the instructors for the camp. Daily competitions and games will take place, and there will be free snacks and drinks on the last day of the camp.

Campers are advised to bring proper turf shoes, soccer cleats or tennis shoes, along with shin guards and a water bottle, and also dress for the weather (shorts, sweatshirt, warm-up clothing, etc). Campers are also asked to bring their own soccer ball, with their name on it.

Consult the information sheet for this camp on the CHS website for more information.

Cheerleading: The Red Wolves’ cheer program is offering a camp for students grades K-8 July 14-17. Both sessions are in the afternoon, with the camp for elementary grades (K-4) being from 4-5:30 pm, then the older elementary and middle school grades (5-8) being from 6-8 pm, at the school. Cost for this camp is $65 and if you register your child by July 1, they will get a camp T-shirt. Checks are to be made out to the school.

Campers will learn the cheer routines and dance elements that CHS varsity cheerleaders use throughout the school year at athletic events, and develop lots of school spirit at the same time. The campers will get a chance to show what they learned in the camp by doing an actual performance at a Red Wolves’ home football game this fall.

Campers are asked to wear a T-shirt, shorts, and tennis shoes. Campers are also required to keep their hair in a pony-tail if necessary and no jewelry is allowed.

More information is available at the school’s website, and you can contact Jackie Boak at boakja@riverview.wednet.edu if you have any additional questions.

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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