Ninety six youngsters, aged 6 to incoming freshman, attended the Calvert Football Team Contact Camp held at Serenity Farm on July 22nd to July 25th. There were three divisions – Traditional Camp – 6-10, Advanced Camp – ages 9-13, and Freshmen Camp for incoming 9th graders.
The Calvert Football Team Contact Camp was designed to assist the area youth football programs in their preparation process leading into the upcoming football seasons. Camp instruction was provided by the vastly experienced football coaches of Calvert High School; along with many current and prior college players. Many of Calvert’s finest accompanied the coaches.
The camp protocol followed the needs and demands of the youth level athletes. Coaches and players from each age group took advantage of a highly organized practice that covered the very basic but essential fundamentals of the game. The skills addressed were directed from the thoughts and plans of many youth league coaches in the county but operated and structured through the organization of the Calvert football staff. The goal of the camp was to present a healthy and positive football experience for players, coaches and the community in a highly organized team format.
On Saturday, July 25, the campers had a picnic, with a cookout and competitions. During the picnic, the players met with this year’s Farming 4 Hunger inmates, who work on the farm, for a life sharing session. One of the inmates is incarcerated for distribution of opiates and he also happens to be a graduate of Northern High School and ex-football player. Many inmates shared and today lives were fed at the farm.
Margit Miller / Calvert Beacon
Pictures by Debbie McIntosh / McIntosh Images