Recreation Calendar lists upcoming events first followed by ongoing events in rotation, in alphabetical order, as space permits. Send items to Recreation Calendar, P.O. Box 921, Bradenton, FL 34206; e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 745-7097.
June 8-25: The Braden River High basketball program will hold a basketball came June 8-25 at the high school gymnasium. Braden River head coach Jason Mickan, assistant coaches and Pirates players will provide campers with the fundamental skills to help aid them in their individual development. Participants will improve through individual instruction, skill stations, competitions and team games. Awards will be given each day for "Camper of the Day", "Hustle" and "Best Attitude." The camp is open to all students entering third through ninth grades. The cost is $315 for all three weeks (1 week-rate $120, 2 week rate $220). Includes a camp T-shirt, daily awards and a basketball (if registered before June 1). There is a 10 percent discount for Manatee County school board members. Family rates and financial aid available. Registration forms can be found at edline.net/pages/sdmcbradenriverhs/News/Summer_Drivers_Ed_Ap.
June 15-19: The Manatee High baseball coaches will host a baseball camp from 1-5 p.m. June 15-19 at G.T. Bray park. The camp is for players ages 8-12, and the cost is $100. Visit MHSCanesBaseball.com or email MHSCanesBaseball@gmail.com to register.
June 15-19: Rosedale Golf & Country Club will host its annual Summer Junior Golf Program on June 15-19. The series is open to all skill levels and is designed to help young golfers work on their game and have fun. The "Young Birdies" Class for ages 5-10 will run from 9-10 a.m. each day, followed by the "Older Eagles" class for ages 11-18 from 10:15-11:15 a.m. The cost is $75 per student with a $5 discount for multiple children from the same family. Students must have their own clubs, though beginners may get by with a wood, an iron and a putter. For information or to sign up, call Rosedale pro shot at 941-756-0004.
July 27-31: The Mustang Golf! Camp hosted by the Lakewood Ranch High School golf team at The Links at Greenfield Plantation will be held from 9 a.m.-noon July 27-31. Personalized instruction will be provided for male and female juniors at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Camp sessions will include practice on the range, putting green and short-game practice areas. On July 31, juniors will play the course at Greenfield Plantation and an awards presentation/banquet will take place afterward. Camp instructors include Mustangs boys head coach Dave Frantz (U.S.G.T.F. Teaching Professional, FHSAA Coach of the Year, Florida Coaches Hall of Fame) and present and former members of the boys and girls golf teams at Lakewood Ranch. The camp is open to all boys and girls ages 6-16, and the cost is $150. A discount price -- $25 off -- is available for families with more than one child. Range balls, equipment (if needed), beverages and healthy snacks are included. Participants are urged to wear "softspikes" if possible, tennis shoes if not. Also, shorts, shirts with collars, towel, sunscreen and water bottle are necessary for all campers. Trophies, T-shirt, certificates, etc. will be awarded to every participant. For more information, email Frantz at email@example.com.
July 27-31: The Braden River High football team will host a football camp for incoming sixth- and ninth-graders from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 27-30 at the football stadium. The cost is $125 for all four days or $40 per day. Participants should bring cleats, athletic shoes, athletic shirt, socks, water/Gatorade and sunscreen. Head coach Curt Bradley and varsity players will be the camp instructors. The camp will include individual position drills, 40-yard dashes, one-on-one competition, and 7-on-7 flag football games. Each camper will receive a Braden River football draw string bag if registered before July 24. Registration forms can be found at edline.net/pages/sdmcbradenriverhs/News/Summer_Drivers_Ed_Ap.
Ongoing: The Esplanade Golf and Country Club at Lakewood Ranch has announced its monthly tennis program rates that allow for unlimited access to the tennis courts. The fee is $90 plus tax for singles or $125 plus tax for families. For more information, contact director of tennis Jason Golden at 941-306-3500, ext. 739, or firstname.lastname@example.org.