Cheer and Spirit Camp gives youth opportunity to build comradery

Kevin PowellCity, Parks & Recreation

Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department, along with G-Force Athletics, will be holding a Cheer and Spirit Camp, providing the basics of cheerleading and teamwork.

Cheer and Spirit Camp participants will dance, cheer, learn chants and motion drills and perform jumps and basic stunts in addition to learning cheerleading techniques. Campers will follow a progressive format and learn correct body mechanics while learning these skills. The camp will be held 9-11 a.m. Monday-Friday, June 11-15, at G-Force Athletics, 725. N. Second St., and is open to children six years-old to 12 years-old. Cost is $115 per camper.

Registration can be done online at or at any Parks and Recreation facility, including: Sports Pavilion Lawrence, 100 Rock Chalk Lane; the Community Building, 115 West 11th St.; East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 East 15th St.; Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 West 27th St.; Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Drive, Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St. or the Administrative Offices, 1141 Massachusetts St.

For more information on the camp, please contact Jo Ellis, recreation instruction supervisor, at (785) 330-7355.