SCHOOL COMMITTEE NEWS: Wildcat Summer Camps Have Best Year Yet, Nearly 500 Kids Participated

WILMINGTON, MA — This summer’s sports camps offered by the Wilmington High School’s Athletic Department had the highest participation rate, total revenue and total profit since the camps began in 2009.  Interim Superintendent Paul Ruggiero announced the news to the Wilmington School Committee at their August meeting.

In its ninth year, the camps brought in $82,750 in total revenue and $44,247 in profit, an increase of nearly $8,000 over last summer.

496 children participated in the camps, an increase of 15 students over last summer.

11 camps were offered: Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Field Hockey, Flag Football, Volleyball, Boys Lacrosse, Girls Lacrosse, “All Sports,” Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer and Track.

All camps, which were held at the Middle School, ran for five days in a week for a total of 28 hours, with the exception of Track and Volleyball, which ran for four days and 24 hours.

The cost of the camps were $175 per week for each sport, with the exception of Track and Volleyball, which cost $150.  Additional camp enrollment was discounted $25 per clinic.

All funds generated by the camps are designated to the Athletic Department.

“As we look to the future, we will continue to make some modifications/betterments to the camps and we are sure they will continue to grow,” said Ruggiero.  “It’s a great program. The kids love it. The coaches and staff do a great job… We hope to bring it back to the High School next summer.”

Several School Committee members offered praise for the program and complimented Wilmington Athletic Director Tim Alberts and his predecessor, Ed Harrison, for organizing the camps.

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