High school to host basketball camp

Two basketball coaches running camp out of Mount Baker Secondary School gym in July.

Kieren Britton and Garold Gipman are excited to offer the East Kootenay Basketball camp in July at Mount Baker Secondary School.

Kieren Britton and Garold Gipman are excited to offer the East Kootenay Basketball camp in July at Mount Baker Secondary School.

Summer is a time for camps, and with that in mind, a pair of basketball coaches are setting up some sessions for in July to help athletes hone their skills on the court.

Garold Gipman and Kieren Britton are heading up the East Kootenay Basketball Camp, which will be run out of the Mount Baker Secondary School gym in the first two weeks of July.

“Our mission is to provide children with a fun and safe environment where they have a chance to learn the skills of basketball,” said Gipman. “We aim to teach children sportsmanship, leadership, cooperation and team work through the sport of basketball, in order for them to use these skills on and off the court.”

Gipman emphasizes that the camps will focus on individual attention in all parts of the game, starting with foundational skills. Attendees will be divided by their age categories while participating in daily skills competition and games, with a tournament between teams at the end of the week.

As campers leave, they will receive a jersey and an individual workout and skill development program that they can follow on their own time.

Sessions will run Monday to Friday on July 2-5 and July 8-12. The first camp will run will be for ages 7-11, while the second camp for ages 12-17 will run afterwards. There is a registration fee of $150.

Anyone wishing to sign up for the camp, or require additional information can contact Gipman at ekbasketballcamp@gmail.com