Record Numbers Turn Out For Summer Camps

July 14, 2006

LAWRENCE, Kan. — The University of Kansas Bonnie Henrickson Women’s Basketball Camps have been a huge success this summer with the highest turnout since she arrived at KU two seasons ago. The summer kicked off with the Elite Camp on June 16-18, which included 50 of the top high school players in the area. Individual camp, which targets all players between the fifth and 12th grade, brought in 280 participants. The Jayhawk Team Jamboree was held on July 1, and attracted 38 high school and AAU teams from six states including Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado and Arkansas. The Jamboree provided a professional atmosphere in which teams competed against some of the top teams from the Midwest. The 2006 summer camps wrap up July 17-20 with the Junior Jayhawk Camp, which is designed to teach fundamental skills and rules of the game to aspiring players. Over 80 boys and girls entering grades 1-5 have already signed up for what should be a great camp. “It has been fun and exciting for our staff as the interest level in our camps, and our program overall, has increased,” Henrickson said. “Our camp director Katie Capps does an excellent job creating an atmosphere that is professional and fun.”