Lady Pirates host camp for future Charlestown stars PDF Print E-mail

Charlestown Lady Pirates Basketball hosts a youth basketball camp every year for students who are interested in perfecting their fundamental skills such as shooting, passing, catching, and working as a team. During the week, the Charlestown High School Girl’s Basketball Team works with younger students to build their skill levels and ability to play the game of basketball. Not only does it give kids abilities to better their basketball skills, but it allows them to grow as young adults by providing them with communication skills, team bonding, and life lessons.


The younger girls (ages K-2) participated in passing drills, catching drills, shooting drills, footwork and contests, while older girls (third graders) participated in defense, offense, running, shooting drills and triple threat. Many kids win prizes for contests against their peers.

When asking two of the campers what their favorite part about the basketball camp, third grader Taylor Wooten-Burnett, third grader at Jonathan Jennings said,” Having older basketball players help me better my basketball skills!”

Also, Layla Hammond, kindergartener at Jonathan Jennings said, “The competitions, the one where you drop the ball and I have to go get it!”

This camp allowed the basketball players to become responsible for younger kids while doing the things they love. Many parents came in to watch as they instructed activities for the kids to participate in. The Lady Pirates are also had a camp this past week for the fifth through eighth graders.

Working with younger kids helps the basketball community and program grow. They are expecting a really bright future with the basketball program. The last day they had a competition while going through an obstacle course. Many kids loved the activities they did and the competitions they participated in. They had many students from Jonathan Jennings Elementary School and Pleasant Ridge Elementary School join the kids camp this year. This camp was a huge success, and they hope to have more successful camps through the summer and into the next school year.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 June 2017 10:09