A number of area high schools and churches will be hosting annual summer sports camps for kids of all ages to help them bone-up on their skills.

Manzano High School’s soccer program will host a Mini-Monarch soccer camp June 6 through June 10, from 9 a.m. to noon, for boys and girls grades 1 through 8. Foot skills, ball control and shooting accuracy will be covered. Manzano coach Todd Alam along with members of the Monarch varsity team will conduct the camp at the Manzano High soccer field in Albuquerque. The cost is $60. Registration information is available online at https://mhs-aps-nm.schoolloop.com/girlssoccer.

Moriarty High School is hosting several youth camps: the Mirage Dance camp gets underway June 7-9, from 9 a.m. to noon, for grades 2-8. The cost is $40.

The Pintos football camp is June 14-16, from 9 to 11.a.m., for ages 6-12; camp will be on the Pintos football field with a focus on agility with 7-on-7 scrimmages for youngsters. Cost is $20.

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Moriarty boys varsity head coach Jordan Allcorn teaching a youngster ball-control skills during a Pintos summer camp. Photo by G. Demarest.

A Pintos co-ed soccer camp is June 21-23, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., all ages welcome. $20.

Pintos volleyball camps run Aug. 1-3. Middle school volleyball camp is 10 a.m. to noon for grades 5 through 7; Cost $40; high school volleyball camp is 1 to 4 p.m. for grades 8 to 12. $50.

Pintos girls soccer camp runs Aug. 1-5, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., for grades 7-12. The cost is $125.

For more information on all Moriarty Pintos summer camps call 832-5951 or log onto mesd.us and click on departments, then athletics.

Mountainside United Methodist Church in Cedar Crest will host an Upward Sports basketball camp, June 15-16 for grades K to 3, from 9 a.m. to noon for grades 4 to 8, from 1 to 4 p.m.; pre-registration cost is $35, or $40 on the day of camp. Lunch is provided. Call 281-5117 for more information.

Ger Demarest
Ger Demarest

Ger has been writing and shooting photos of high school sports for The Independent for 15 years. His dedication to youth athletics goes beyond sports reporting. He is past president of East Mountain Little League and works as a baseball umpire. He lives in Edgewood with his family.