Craig sports briefs for May 31, 2013: Summer youth volleyball camp at Moffat County High School

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Volleyball camp starts in mid-June

A volleyball camp for girls entering first through eighth grades will take place from June 17 to 19 at Moffat County High School.

The camp will focus on all aspects of the game, but with a special focus on fundamental skills. It’s open to players of all skill levels and will allow for more the development of new and experienced players.

First-grade girls will have camp from 8 to 9 a.m., with second-, third- and fourth-graders each taking an hour afterward. Fifth- and sixth-graders will be from 1 to 3 p.m., and seventh- and eighth-graders will finish each day from 3 to 5 p.m.

The camp costs $40 before June 3, and then the cost jumps to $50. Money and forms can be mailed or dropped off to Sara Linsacum, 585 Taylor St. For more information, Linsacum can be reached at sara.linsacum@moffatsd.org or 970-819-7434.

Parks and Recreation summer children’s camps

Craig Parks and Recreation is putting on two upcoming summer sports camps for local youths.

First is the British Soccer Camp, now a staple in Craig in the summer, from July 8 through 12 at Woodbury Sports Complex.

The camp is for boys and girls ages 3 to 16 and of all skill levels. It is run by young professional soccer players from England. Players will be divided into age groups.

To register, go to www.challengersports.com and search for the City of Craig Parks & Recreation British Soccer Camp. The price varies based on the age of the participant and the different camp levels. All registration costs increase by $10 after June 28.

A cheerleading camp for first- through sixth-graders also begins July 22.

The program will have practices Mondays and Thursdays and last through the end of the football season in October. First- through third-graders will work in one group, while fourth- through sixth-graders will be another.

The cost for cheerleading camp is $60. The registration deadline is July 17. For more information call 970-826-2004.

Booster club hosting mud run and mud volleyball event

Moffat County is getting in on the obstacle course races that have stormed the nation over the past couple years.

The Moffat County Booster Club is sponsoring the inaugural Moffat County Dirty Dawg Dash and Dig on July 13 at Loudy-Simpson Park. It will combine the mud volleyball tournament hosted by the Craig Chamber of Commerce with a 5-kilometer muddy race and obstacle course.

Teams of six to 10 people can sign up for the volleyball tournament, which costs $200 per team. People can sign up for the 5K individually ($40) or as part of a team of four to 10 members ($35 each).

The two events will combine for one all-day mud fest. The cutoff to sign up is July 1, after which the cost will rise significantly, event organizer Sara Linsacum said.

For more information, Linsacume can be contacted at sara.linsacum@moffatsd.org or 970-819-7434.

Water aerobics classes at city pool for the summer

Residents looking to get a unique kind of exercise can attend water aerobics in either shallow or deep water this summer.

Water aerobics offer a low-impact form of exercise, making it easier on bones and joints while offering resistance to improve fitness and flexibility.

The classes run from June 3 to Aug. 15 and will be at the Craig Swimming Complex, 605 Washington St. Shallow water classes will be Mondays and Wednesdays during the summer from noon to 1 p.m. and from 6 to 7 p.m. Deep water will be Tuesdays and Thursdays at the same times.

Those interested can sign up for an entire session ($45), both sessions ($80) or choose to attend individual classes, which will cost $4 each. For more information, call Craig Parks and Recreation at 826-2029.

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