CHS Sports Camps

Cedarcrest High School and the Riverview School District have announced their schedule of summer sports camp offerings for lower Valley families.

Camps are being offered for a number of different sports, all being taught by players and coaches within the various Red Wolve athletic teams in those sports. All camps will be held at Cedarcrest High School, 29000 NE 150th Street in Duvall, at various locations on the campus. More information about where specific camps are being held, along with dates, times, camp costs and more, is listed below with each camp.

If you would like to register, head here and click on the appropriate camp link at the bottom of the page, print out, fill out and send back with payment the form to the address which is listed on that form. Or you can click at right in our news links on the Cedarcrest High School link, and once on the school website, click on “Athletics” at the top menu bar and once on that page scroll down for the mentioned links.

With that, here is this year’s information. We should by the way also mention that we are working with Mount Si High School to get their camp information for upper Valley families, and will have that for you as soon as we receive it.

Basketball: The Red Wolve boys and girls’ basketball teams are offering camps once again this season, with a focus on helping young players improve their skills and prepare for future play as CHS players. The camp runs from June 27-30 and is aimed at players in grades 3-9, although the boys are also offering a camp for players in grades one and two.

Sessions are as follows, and the times for each session are for all four days of the camp:

-The boys’ grade 7-9 session is from 8:00-9:45am
-The boys’ grade 4-6 session is from 10:00-11:45am
-The boys’ grade 1-3 session is from noon-1:30pm
-The girls’ grade 3-6 session is from 2:30-4:30pm
-The girls’ grade 7-9 session is from 4:30-6:30pm

All sessions are being held at Cedarcrest High School’s gymnasium, and the camp costs $80 per session per camper. Checks should be made out to the school. The camps, to be conducted by the Red Wolve program’s coaches and players, led by boys’ head coach Mark Prince and girls’ head coach Brad Knowles, will teach young players fundamental skills such as ball handling, screens, passing, footwork, passing, shooting, live ball and dead ball moves, and more. Campers will get a chance to hone their skills in game situations as well, and will also be able to fine-tune their play in one-on-one, two-on-two, three-on-three, and five-on-five competition.

The registration fee includes a t-shirt and basketball. Players are asked to bring clean indoor shoes and also dress for basketball play as well.

CHS’ boys and girls basketball teams both made the Northwest 2A District playoffs this past season, and both teams have, in recent seasons, produced college talent, such as boys’ star Zach Taylor, who went on to star with the NAIA Carroll College program in Montana, and girls’ star Susan Kenney, who tore it up on the college floor for two years with the NWAC’s Centralia College team.

Questions about the boys’ camp can be directed to Prince at (425) 268-1560 or by email at mcprince4@msn.com, while girls’ camp questions can be directed to Knowles at (425) 941-0127 or by email at bdk2276@comcast.net.

Soccer: Cedarcrest’s soccer camp, for boys and girls, will be held at the end of July, with some new changes instituted for this year. The main camp will be from July 24-26, but if your son or daughter is a goalkeeper, there is a new goalkeeper-specific session that has been scheduled for July 27 as an add-on to the initial three day camp.

The camp, to be held from 9:30am-noon all four days at the CHS stadium, is open to boys and girls’ players in grades K-8 and will teach the kids fundamentals that will help them succeed in the sport both at the school and youth levels within such programs as Cascade FC, the Snoqualmie Valley Youth Soccer Association, Crossfire FC or Eastside FC.

Campers will be grouped by age and skill level, with an anticipated five camper to one coach ratio. Instructors will be from both the school’s boys and girls’ soccer teams, headed by boys’ head coach Cesar Sanchez and girls’ coach Alex Hickox, both of whom have been very successful this school year with Red Wolves soccer. Hickox led his CHS team to the Cascade Conference girls’ championship last fall, and Sanchez is leading his CHS boys’ squad to a very strong finish this spring within league play. The two programs have also produced college talent, led by girls’ former goalkeeper Maggie Richey, who is playing in NCAA Division I at Utah State University, and boys’ former defender Chris Cole, who is playing with a top NCAA Division II team nationally at Seattle Pacific University.

The three-day camp costs $75, but if you want your son or daughter to participate in the goalkeeper camp as well, the four-day package costs $90, with checks payable to the school. Players are asked to wear tennis shoes, turf shoes or soccer cleats that are turf-compatible, and are also asked to dress for the weather and bring both a water bottle and soccer ball, although extra soccer balls will be available.

Questions about the boys’ camp can be directed to Sanchez at sanchezc@rsd407.org and the girls’ camp questions can be directed to Hickox at alex_hickox@hotmail.com.

Football: CHS’ football camp is set for July 17-20. The camp is geared for players ages 7-15 and will instruct players on the fundamentals that will help them prepare for the fall season both at the high school and at the youth football level within the CHS youth program.

Sessions are split in two, with times listed being for all four days:

-The session for younger players (ages 7-11) will be from 4:00-6:00 pm
-The session for older players (ages 12-15) will be from 6:00-8:00 pm

Each session costs $80, with checks payable to the school. The camp will be at CHS’ stadium.

Players will learn skills in such areas as tackling, blocking, conditioning, proper use of gear, stance, and more. This camp is a non-contact camp ensuring players will learn these new concepts in a safe environment. Instructors will come from the Red Wolve football program, led by head coach Billy Ojeda. CHS last season went 5-5 and just missed qualifying for the postseason, but has produced college players in recent seasons, including Division I player Jared Klingenberg at the University of Idaho.

Players should bring a water bottle and wear either tennis shoes or field-turf approved football cleats.

Questions about the camp can be directed to Ojeda at (425) 844-4857 or by email at ojedaw@rsd407.org.

Volleyball: Cedarcrest’s volleyball camp is set for July 10-12, with sessions being held inside the high school’s gymnasium. The camp, open to girls grades 2-8, is designed to help young players learn volleyball skills and fundamentals they can use at both the school and club levels, including with such organizations as Valley View Volleyball, based in the Lower Valley, or the Upper Valley’s RidgeValley program.

The camp is split into two sessions, with each session’s time listed being for the full three days:

-The session for older players (grades 6-8) is from 9:00 am-noon
-The session for younger players (grades 2-5) is from 1:00-3:00 pm

Campers will be taught skills such as arm swing, footwork, conditioning, passing and setting, sportsmanship and offensive and defensive positions.

The older girls’ session will cost $75 to participate in, while the younger girls’ session only costs $50 to enroll. Checks are payable to the school. Campers will be taught by coaches and players from the Red Wolves’ program, led by head coach Kelsey Fish. The Red Wolve program has, in recent seasons, produced college talent, including setter Hanna Halverson, who had a successful college career at Whatcom Community College and herself is now in club coaching.

Players are asked to bring a water bottle and wear proper volleyball shoes.

Questions about the camp can be directed to Fish at (509) 881-0020 or by email at fishk@rsd407.org.

Wrestling: The perennially successful Red Wolve wrestling team will be hosting a camp also from July 10-12, with their sessions being held inside the school’s wrestling room next to the gymnasium. The camp is open for boys and girls in grades K-8, and will be held all three days from 9:00 am-noon.

Campers will be taught wrestling skills and fundamentals that will help them be successful in the sport, including techniques and conditioning, and will be instructed by some of the best in the sport at the 2A level in Washington high school wrestling. The Red Wolves have consistently sent wrestlers to the state Mat Classic tournament, and once again did so last season. They also have produced college talent, in the form of recent grad Carlos Toledano, who just wrapped up a successful college career with two schools back in the Midwest.

Campers will also be able to test their skills out in match-based situations, so they’ll get a chance to wrestle other campers during the course of the instruction.

To participate, it will cost $90 for the first camper, and $50 per additional sibling. Checks are payable to the school. The camp cost also includes a camp t-shirt. Campers are asked to wear proper wrestling clothing and shoes.

Questions about the camp can be directed to Cedarcrest head coach Mark Ward, who will be directing this camp, at (206) 718-3364 or by email at landscriber@hotmail.com.

Cheer: The CHS cheer camp is set for July 17-20, with sessions scheduled for the school gymnasium. The camp is open to girls who will be in elementary grades K-5 this fall in the Riverview School District, and will cost $65 to participate, with checks made out to the school.

The sessions, to be held each day from 4:00-5:30 pm, will teach campers cheers, chants, and skills they will use for a halftime dance which they will likely get to perform this fall during a scheduled CHS home football game.

The camp cost includes a t-shirt, group photo and a daily craft project the kids will also be using as part of their instruction. Campers are asked to bring water, and wear a t-shirt, shorts and tennis shoes. Hair must be styled in a pony-tail and jewelry is not allowed in the camp sessions.

Questions about the camp can be directed to coach Tracy Graves at (206) 910-9218.