BOONEVILLE — The campus of Northeast Mississippi Community College is fully opening up this summer with athletic activities for children around the area.

Northeast is planning to put on 15 total camps during the months of June and July after having only a limited number of events for local youngsters last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A majority of the offerings come from the tradition-rich men’s and women’s basketball programs, which will host a combined 10 camps inside legendary Bonner Arnold Coliseum.

Team camps for high school varsity and junior varsity squads take place from June 1-2 for girls and Friday, June 18 for boys. A play date for middle school girls clubs is also on the docket for Friday, June 11.

Girls camps for individual basketball players are available on June 3-4 for grades 5-8, July 12-15 for grades 7-12 and July 16-17 for grades K-4. Opportunities for boys include June 14-17 for grades PK-5, June 21-24 for grades 5-12, July 5-8 for grades 3-12 and Monday, July 19 for grades 9-12.

Northeast’s baseball and softball programs will hold their annual youth camps at the same time from June 7-9 at the state-of-the-art “Field of Dreams” complex. Baseball is for kids in grades 1-6 while softball is for ages 6-12.

Softball is also planning an uncommitted showcase for athletes in grades 7-12 for Wednesday, June 9 plus a specialized pitching camp that will meet for three consecutive Wednesdays beginning on June 16.

Football is bringing back its summer camp for the first time in five years on Friday, June 18 at Tiger Stadium. It will teach the fundamentals and basic techniques of the sport to boys in grades 1-8.

Entrants are expected to bring their own gear such as cleats, tennis shoes, a helmet, a hat or visor, gloves, and a bat as applicable. Each camp will place an emphasis on the ideals of sportsmanship, leadership and citizenship as well.

Early registration for all camps is highly encouraged. Visit the camps page at www.nemccathletics.com for prices and for information on how to sign up for each event.

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