PREP FOOTBALL: Area teams host summer camps

Below are youth football camps for each Catawba County high schools listed in alphabetical order:

Bandys Football Camp
Bandys High School has announced that the Trojan Football Camp will take place from July 24-26.

The cost of the camp is $40,which includes a camp T-shirt. The camp is opento all rising third through eighth graders. Camp times will be 6-8:30 p.m. on the July 24-25 and 8:30-11:30 a.m. on July 26. Registration starts at 5 p.m.

For more information, contact athletic director Brandon Harbinson at 828-241-3171.

Bunker Hill football camp

Bunker Hill High School will be hosting its football camp on July 14-17 from 8:30 a.m. until noon daily. The camp is for eighth grade and under.

The camp will be instructed by Bears varsity football coach Travis Connor and other members of the Bunker Hill coaching staff. The cost of the camp is $50, which include a camp T-shirt.

For more information, contact Lee Miller at 828-381-8985.

Fred T. Foard Football Camp

Coach Tom Harper and the staff and players at Fred T. Foard High School will be holding the 2nd Annual Junior Tiger Football Camp on July 28-31 from 8:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. daily.

The camp will focus on the fundamentals and technique of each position as well as agility, flexibility, speed work, teamwork and sportsmanship. Each camper is encouraged to bring cleats, T-shirt, sneakers and a great attitude.

The camp costs $60.00. Checks are to be made out to Foard Football. For more information, call 828-409-0908.

Hickory Football Camp

The Mike Helms Football Camp will take place July 28-30 from 8:30a.m. until noon each day. Registration will be held at the Hickory High School Football Stadium for rising third through ninth graders.

The cost of the camp is $50 per camper, which includes snacks, drinks and a camp T-shirt. Camp instructions provided by the Hickory Varsity Football Coaches.

Each camper should bring a pair of shorts or sweats, a T-shirt, and if possible, a pair of cleats or tennis shoes. Most importantly,each camper must bring with him or her a great attitude and a willingness to learn. Awards will be presented for first, second or third place in each age group in the camp’s annual punt, pass, kick and 40-yard dash competitions.

For more information, contact coach Mike Helms at 850-2435, coach Whisenant at 322-5860 or coach Blake at 381-1665.

Maiden Youth Football Camp

Maiden High School will be hosting a Youth Football Camp on July 28-30. The camp costs $50 pre-registered and $60 forwalk-up registration. The school encourages campers that will be entering the third through eighth grades.

For more information, contact head coach Frank Snider at

St. Stephens football camp

St. Stephens High School is hosting the Indian Football Camp on Aug. 4-7 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. daily at St. Stephens football stadium.

The camp is for second through eighth graders and costs $40. It will be led by St. Stephens head coach Wayne Hicks, Arndt head coach Lee Vanderlinden, St. Stephens Optimists football coaches and the coaching staffs at St. Stephens High and Arndt Middle.

The purpose of the camp is to give the football players in the St. Stephens community an opportunity to meet and become familiar with the coaching staff at the high school and the middle school. The proper fundamentals of offense, defense and special teams will be stressed.

Campers should bring athletic shoes or cleats, shorts and T-shirt. Each camper should also bring a water bottle.

For more information, contact Hicks at 828-962-2080 or 828-256-9841.

NOTE: Newton-Conover High School held its youth football camp this past week.