Judging from attendance at last week’s summer camp, the community has embraced the recent success of Campbell County High School’s basketball teams.
This year’s camp attracted a record 83 participants, in grade levels K-8, who were eager to take instruction from two coaches that led their teams to the regional tournament last season.
Attendance this year was nearly double that of the 2008 camp.
“We’re really pleased with year two of our camp,” said CCHS Boy’s Head Basketball Coach Barry Jones.
“We took a major step toward this year in gaining trust within the community and built a lot of credibility.
“We’d really like to thank our sponsors (H&H Home Improvement, LaFollette Press, Dr. Jill Browning, WLAF, Byrge Screen Printing, Peoples Bank, Riggs Drug Store, LaFollette Utilities).”
Jones said that he and CCHS Girl’s Head Basketball Coach Ryan Browning plan to offer a three-day offensive moves and skills camp during fall break this year and expand summer camp next year to seperate elementary and middle school divisions as well as a team camp for each group.
“We don’t do a lot of fundraisers, so this helps pay for our team camps,” said Jones, who will be taking his Cougars to Belmont University next week for the second consecutive year.
The Lady Cougars are going to team camp at Tennessee Tech.