By Brandon HENSLEY
Summer will be here soon enough and there are plenty of options for parents to keep their kids out of the house or off their smartphones.
The Crescenta Valley High School baseball program offers both a summer and winter camp. This summer’s camp with be held June 15 through June 18 from 9 a.m. to noon every day. Phil Torres, the head coach of the CVHS baseball team, runs the camp along with former and current coaches and players, including those who have had college and professional experience. Players are taught the fundamentals in all aspects of the game at Glendale’s famed Stengel Field. The Falcons baseball camp is for ages 7 to 13, and costs $175. For more information, visit cvfalconbaseball.homestead.com.
In the gym, youth players can break a sweat at Coach Z’s Basketball Camp. From July 13 to July 17, Shawn Zargarian, the head of Falcons basketball, will host his annual camp at Crescenta Valley High School. Boys and girls ages 6 to 13 will receive instruction from former and current Falcon players, and then scrimmage in the afternoon. Camp will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. For more information, email Coach Zargarian at email@example.com.
Another annual basketball camp, this one in Altadena, is run by Jonathan Young and his Foothill Hoops organization. Foothill Hoops, a year-round league for players, will hold three different sessions this year, all at John Muir High School, for kids 6 to 15. Registration is $195. There is a $25 discount for a sibling and $45 discount for each additional sibling. Also, there will be a discount available if your player signs up for both the Foothill Hoops summer league and one of the camps. Camp sessions run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The session weeks are June 8-12, July 6-10 and July 27-31. For more information, including financial assistance, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit foothillhoops.org.
To stay cool in the pool, Rose Bowl Aquatics offers its annual swim camp. The Anderson Adventure Camp H2O offers 13 one-week sessions of co-ed summer camp for children entering first grade to seventh grade. The dates for the one-week sessions go from June 1 to Aug. 28. Rates are $60 per day, and extended day care, which goes from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., is $12 per day.
Visit rosebowlaquatics.com for more information.