2nd annual volleyball camp coming to Slave Lake

Pearl Lorentzen
Lakeside Leader

Right after the August long weekend, there will be a volleyball camp in Slave Lake. This will be the second year that H.I.T.T. Volleyball, from Calgary, holds a camp here.

H.I.T.T owner Carsten Stanjeck is looking forward to returning to Slave Lake and encourages parents to register their kids as soon as possible. Last year, 15 or 16 students were turned away because they registered too late.

“We absolutely love coming up there,” says Stanjeck. He enjoys the scenery and the people.

“All our coaches are super experienced,” says Stanjeck. The coaches expect about 24 to 28 kids per age group. As of early last week, there were already 12 kids signed up for the morning session.

The camp runs from Tuesday (August 4) to Saturday (August 8). In the morning, Grade 5 to 7 and any Grade 8s without experience learn volleyball basics. In the afternoon, the class is for experienced Grade 8s and Grade 9 to Grade 12 students.

Last year, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy athletic director Joe Kirby was instrumental in getting the first camp off the ground. St. Francis and another school also did team training with H.I.T.T.

Overall, the camp is similar this year, but with COVID-19 health precautions. This includes limiting the number of students.

To register contact at Michelle Vekved micvek4@gmail.com.

Students at last year’s volleyball camp in Slave Lake.

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