Campers Turn Out in Record Numbers
July 20, 2007
LAWRENCE, Kan.–At the conclusion of Junior Jayhawk Camp this week, the women’s basketball summer camp schedule came to a close. Throughout the summer, over 1,000 kids participated in the four camps sponsered by University of Kansas Women’s Basketball Head Coach Bonnie Henrickson.
The total turnout for the Elite Camp (June 14-16), Individual Camp (June 24-27), Jayhawk Jamboree (June 30) and Junior Jayhawk Camp (July 16-19), marked the highest attendance for Henrickson’s camps since she arrived in Lawrence four summers ago.
The four-day long Junior Jayhawk Camp featured over 110 boys and girls. The first through fifth graders worked on their basketball skills through fundamental drills and five-on-five games as well as being treated to fun events such as movie sessions, contest day, carnival day, a tour of the athletic facility and a special visit from Big Jay, the Jayhawks’ official mascot.
The University of Kansas women’s basketball staff also hosted the Jayhawk Team Jamboree on Saturday, June 30 on the KU campus. A total of 47 teams representing Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Iowa participated in four games in one of four competition pools. The jamboree was the second year KU hosted the event which saw 17 more teams than its inaugural showing in 2006.
Henrickson’s Elite Camp took place June 14-16, with over 100 campers attending. The tremendous turnout – which doubled last year’s mark – included campers from several states including California, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Mississippi and Texas. During Elite Camp, participants were attended to by all members of the KU women’s basketball coaching staff as well as current members of the KU team, high school coaches, professional players and college coaches from other universities.
Coach Henrickson’s Holiday Clinic is fast approaching. The camp begins in early January and is eligible for all boys and girls between first and eighth grade. More information will be posted on www.bonnieball.com as it becomes available.