Cedarcrest and Mount Si High School Summer Sports Camps 2018-19

The following is information about upcoming sports camps for Lower Valley children to be hosted by Cedarcrest High School’s athletic program. All camps will be held at facilities on the Cedarcrest High School campus, located at 29000 NE 150th St. in Duvall.

Registration forms for all of the below mentioned camps, along with information on where to mail your checks, are available now by going onto the Cedarcrest High School website and downloading them there. The site can be accessed at right by going to our news links, and when you get there, scroll over to “Sports” and a pop up menu will open up with a link to the camp webpage, under “Sports Camps.” Click on that link and it will take you there, then click on the links to the respective camps to download the necessary forms, which include a registration and emergency medical form, both of which need to be filled out and signed by you in order for your child to participate in any of these camps. These forms may also be available inside the main offices at Riverview School District schools, so stop by and check if interested.

Information for upper Valley sports camps being offered by Mount Si High School athletic programs is below.

With that, here’s this summer’s CHS sports camp information.

Basketball: Cedarcrest’s basketball camps will take place after the school year ends. Sessions are scheduled June 27 and 28, then after taking that weekend off, resume on July 1 and 2. The boys’ sessions are in the morning, with the girls in the afternoon, as follows:

-Middle school boys (grades 7-9) from 8-9:45am
-Older elementary-age boys (grades 4-6) from 10-11:45am
-Younger elementary-age boys (grades 1-3) from noon-1:30pm
-Elementary-age girls (grades 1-5) from 2:30-4:30pm
-Middle school girls (grades 6-9) from 4:30-6:30pm

Each four-day session costs $80 and checks are to be made out to the school. The camp fee includes t-shirts, a camp basketball, and campers will also have a chance to win prizes during the course of the camp. All sessions will be inside the school’s gymnasium. Campers will learn advanced basketball fundamentals that will help them succeed on the court, both within the Red Wolves’ youth travel ball program and in the future as CHS high school players. Shooting, ball-handling, defense such as screening, passing and footwork will be among the concepts discussed. Boys’ sessions will be instructed by players and coaches led by Red Wolve boys’ head coach Joe Ayers, while girls’ sessions will be instructed by players and coaches led by CHS girls’ head coach Brad Knowles. Both teams this past season made the Northwest 2A District playoffs in their first seasons as members of the Wesco 2A/3A Conference, and have made a commitment to work closer together to further youth basketball in the lower Valley. Campers are asked to dress in proper basketball gear, including clean court shoes.

If you have questions, here’s who to contact:

-For the boys’ camps, Ayers can be reached at (425) 445-6355 or by email at coachayers@outlook.com
-For the girls’ camps, Knowles can be reached at (425) 941-0127 or by email at bdk2276@comcast.net

Volleyball: CHS’ volleyball program will be hosting their camp July 22-24. There are two sessions scheduled for the three days, each with a different cost.

-The camp for middle school girls (grades 6-8) will be from 9am-noon each day and costs $75
-The camp for elementary-age girls (grades 2-5) will be from 1-3pm each day and costs $50

Checks are to be made out to the school. The camp will be held inside Cedarcrest’s gymnasium. The fee includes a camp t-shirt. Campers will learn fundamentals that will help them advance their games in the sport of volleyball, and have success both at the youth level and at the high school level. Players and coaches from the Red Wolve program will be instructing the camp. Skills to be discussed include footwork, passing, setting, arm swing mechanics and defense.

Campers are asked to wear proper volleyball shoes and bring your own water bottle with your name on it.

For more information, contact the school at (425) 844-4800.

Wrestling: Cedarcrest’s wrestling camp this year is July 8-10. Sessions all three days are from 9am-noon at CHS’ wrestling practice facility, located inside the school next to the gymnasium. Boys and girls are invited this year to learn skills and fundamentals that will help them succeed on the mat in what is fast becoming a very strong, and very diverse, program within the 2A high school scene in the Puget Sound area.

Each session costs $90, but if you register additional kids, each additional sibling costs $50, and all checks are to be made out to the school. That fee includes a camp t-shirt. Such things as technique, conditioning and mental focus will be discussed. The camp will also include opportunities for kids to compete against one another.

Campers will be instructed by Cedarcrest coaches and wrestlers, led by head coach Mark Ward. The Red Wolves this past season had success, with several of their boys making the state Mat Classic meet, and also made history and broke barriers at the same time, with five girls competing for the first time as part of the Cedarcrest program, one of whom also made postseason. Those five girls will likely be among the athletes who will be on hand instructing campers, so girls who participate this year can learn from their peers.

Campers are asked to dress in proper wrestling attire and also wear clean shoes to the camp. If you have questions, coach Ward can be contacted at (206) 718-3664 or by email at wardmar@rsd407.org.

Football: The Red Wolves’ football camp is from July 15-18, and is divided into two sessions, as follows:

-Elementary-age boys (ages 7-11) all four days are from 4-6pm
-Middle school-age boys (ages 12-15) all four days are from 6-8pm

Each of the four-day sessions costs $80 with checks payable to the school. This fee includes a t-shirt. The camp will be held inside Cedarcrest’s on-campus stadium. Campers will learn fundamentals and skills that will help them succeed on the field both within the CHS youth football feeder program, and as high school players in the Red Wolve high school program. Such things as proper tackling, blocking, conditioning, stance and starting positions, will be discussed. It is important to note that this camp is a non-contact camp, so parents can be assured their kids will be safe during the course of the camp.

Campers will be instructed by coaches and players from the Red Wolve program. The team finished 3-6 this past season and is slowly regaining competitive footing within the 2A Northwest District, and it is hoped that increased interest and turnout in the coming years can help this trend.

For more information, contact the school, (425) 844-4800.

Soccer: Cedarcrest’s soccer camp will be from July 8-11. This is a co-ed camp, open to boys and girls grades kindergarten-eighth, with each day’s session taking place from 9:30am-noon inside Cedarcrest’s on-campus stadium. The camp costs $100 for the four days with checks payable to the school. This fee includes a camp t-shirt, and snacks and drinks will be provided on the final day of the camp.

Campers will learn advanced skills and fundamentals that will help them succeed both within youth soccer in organizations such as the Snoqualmie Valley Youth Soccer Association or its select program, Cascade FC, and in the future at the high school level within Cedarcrest’s program. It is anticipated there will be a five-camper per staff member ratio, so more individualized instruction can be expected, which will also help kids further improve their skills. Campers will be grouped by age and skill level also helping more individualize the instruction.

Campers will be instructed by coaches and players in the Red Wolve boys’ and girls’ soccer programs, led by their head coaches, boys’ coach Cesar Sanchez and girls’ coach Alex Hickox. The boys this season are holding up well within the Wesco 2A/3A conference in their first season as members in the league in over 20 years, while the girls came close to winning the league title last fall in their first season as Wesco members.

Campers are asked to wear proper soccer gear (for turf-based fields) and also bring a water bottle and soccer ball with their name on it. For more information, contact the school at (425) 844-4800 or email the coaches:

-Hickox can be reached for girls’ questions at alex_hickox@hotmail.com
-Sanchez can be reached for boys’ questions at sanchezc@rsd407.org

Volleyball:Mount Si High School’s volleyball program has announced their summer camp for Valley youth volleyball players.

The camp, geared for girls in grades 2-8, will be held at Chief Kanim Middle School July 12-14. There are two sessions being offered – a half-day from 9am-noon each of the three days or a full day from 9am-4pm for each of the three days. Accordingly, fees are different for the two sessions – $148.50 for the half-day camp and $198 for the full-day camp. You can register at the Si View Metro Parks website, listed at right in our news links.

Campers will learn fundamental and advanced skills through drills and games that the high school players do in their practice every day. They will be instructed by members of Mount Si High School volleyball’s coaching staff, and current and former players. Discipline, teamwork, and skill development will be the main emphasis. Campers will hone in on the fundamental skills of volleyball including passing, serving, attacking, setting, and overall knowledge of the game. All levels all welcome.

Mount Si’s program, led by head coach Bonnie Foote and assistants Dave Bachman and Cristin Stahlberg, has developed into one of the top programs in Kingco 4A. Foote, who is nearing 20 years as Mount Si head coach, has led her team to the state tournament several times as a 3A school in recent seasons, and has sent a number of players onto the college level; notably, that list includes Marissa Hill, who starred at NCAA Division II Western Washington University, Maggie Olson, who did the same at Western’s D-II regional rival Central Washington University, Sarah McDonald, who played for NCAA Division I University of North Carolina-Charlotte and Zoe Gogan, who played for Division I Washington State University and Montana State University.

Foote also founded the locally-based RidgeValley club volleyball program, which has become a chief vehicle for developing players at the youth level to prepare them for play within the Wildcat high school program. RidgeValley has teams in the U-12 through U-14 age levels and many of the program’s players this season attend schools in the Snoqualmie Valley School District.

For more information on the camp, contact Aaron Colby at Si View Metro Parks, again at the link listed at right in our news links.