Summer Sports Clinics & Camps at Mill Creek MetroParks

Give your youngster the opportunity to try out a new recreational activity or to hone skills in one they already enjoy.  Sports clinics and camps at Mill Creek MetroParks encourage fun learning and enjoyment of activities & sports at sites throughout the park.

Registration is now open!

To register you may call or stop by at the facility listed with each clinic/camp or you may download a copy of the registration form and send the form and fees to Wick Recreation Area | 1861 McCollum Road | Youngstown, OH 44509  | Attn: Recreation Staff. Space is limited.  Additional fees apply after the deadline, wherever a deadline is listed.

You will receive a confirmation after your registration is complete with both forms and fees. Confirmation will include specific information/directions for clinic/camp sites.  Some programs may have multiple drop off and pick up sites during the week to allow for a diverse sampling of activities throughout the park.  

Please Note: Cancellations less than 48 hours prior to the clinic/camp are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Cancellations less than one week, but before the 48 houe deadline will have a 10% cancellation fee. Cancellations a full week prior will receive a full refund.

Programs are held rain or shine as long as safety permits. Every effort will be made to reschedule dates if severe weather dictates that one of the program dates cannot be held.   Refunds will be issued on a pro-rated basis if whole day cancellations due to weather are made by Mill Creek MetroParks and a suitable rescheduled date cannot be made.

Volleyball Clinic

Ages 8-13 / Fee: $30 R; $40 NR

June 17- 19 | 5:30 – 7:00 pm 

Held at Wick Recreation Area

Fun, activity filled opportunity to learn the skills of this popular outdoor summer game with instructor Caleb Campbell, Assistant YSU Women’s Volleyball Coach. Learn how to be successful focusing on basic skills – how to pass, set, attack and serve. Bring your own water bottle. Limited space. For more information or to register/pay call Wick Recreation Area 330.740.7114 by 6/12

Batting Clinic

Ages 7-14 / Fee: $20 R; $25 NR

June 26 & 27 | 10 am – Noon

Held at Wick Recreation Area

Instructed by Coach Craig Antush. Players of all experience levels will benefit from the focus on learning and improving hitting mechanics. Spaces are limited to provide one-on-one instruction with Craig. Bring bat, helmet, glove & a water bottle. For more information or to register/pay call Wick Recreation Area at 330.740.7114 ext. 282  by 6/21.

Mill Creek Activity Sampler

Ages 7–12 / Fee: $90 R, $105 NR

July 8 – 11 | 10 am – 3:00 pm 

Various Locations throughout the Park

Youth will enjoy an active exploration of Mill Creek MetroParks and get to try out the various sports, activities and games offered throughout the park. Pickleball, soccer, batting, volleyball, hiking, golf, yoga, and a boat ride are just part of the fun!  Each day will be in a different area of the park. Dress for the weather and wear active, comfortable, closed toed shoes.  Bring a water bottle, sack lunch & drink, raingear (sunscreen, bug repellant & hat optional), For more information or to register/pay call Wick Recreation Area 330.740.7114 by 7/3.

Archery Camp

Ages 8-14 / Fee: $60 R; $70 NR

July 22 – 25 | 6 – 8 pm 

Held at MetroParks Farm

Program is a basic introduction of the fundamentals of archery including safety guidelines. Class is taught by ODNR certified instructors. All four evenings of participation is expected. Snack provided. Bring a reusable water bottle. All participants will shoot nightly. Parents are encouraged to stay and observe. Equipment provided.  For more information or to register/pay call Wick Recreation Area 330.740.7114  by 7/18

CANCELLED BY CHALLENGER SPORTS – International Soccer Camp

Ages 3-14

August 5 – 8 | Times  and Fees vary by age group

Held at Wick Recreation Area

See program details and fees and register at: https://tinyurl.com/MillCreekSoccerRegistration

Mill Creek MetroParks is partnering with Challenger Sports to bring their new International Soccer program to the area.  Players of all abilities will receive high-level soccer coaching from a team of international experts. Camp includes individual foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, small-sided games, coached scrimmages, and a daily tournament. Register early – limited space in each age group. Early registrants receive a soccer ball, t-shirt and jersey while supplies last.  Register/pay online at challengersports.com. For details, call Wick Recreation Area, 330.740.7114 ext. 282.

Beginning Tennis Clinic

Ages 6-12 / Fee: $30 R; $40 NR

August 6 & 7 | 10:00 am – Noon

Held at Volney Field

Tennis is a skill that can last a lifetime. This clinic for beginners will be instructed by Audrey Schweers, Poland Swim Club Head Tennis Pro, on MCMP’s newly renovated courts at Volney Field. Introduction to tennis skills will focus on proper grips, footwork, strokes, volleys and serves, as well as etiquette and rules. Fun drills and games help to increase understanding and comfort with skills and techniques of playing. Bring a water bottle & racquet. Sunscreen recommended.  For more information or to register/pay call Wick Recreation Area 330.740.7114 ext. 282 by July 30.

Attire

  • Dress for the weather
  • Clothes that are comfortable for being active outdoors
  • Closed-toe, comfortable, athletic style shoes
  • Jacket for rain/ chilly days

What to Bring to Camp

  • Reusable water bottle
  • High energy snack for short clinics
  • Sack lunch and drink for all day clinics/camps
  • Sunscreen – best if applied prior to arriving
  • Hat (optional)
  • Any medication necessary (inhaler, Epi-Pen, et.)

** Please leave electronic devices at home

For further Information or to register by phone with a credit card please call 330.740.7114 ext. 282