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Soccer camp at fairgrounds

WESTPORT -The Essex County Youth Bureau will be hosting a Youth Soccer Camp Aug. 1-5 at the Essex County Fair Grounds in Westport. British soccer coaches from Challenger Sports will provide the instruction for the camp.

"We are very excited about having the opportunity to host a soccer camp in Essex County," Michael Mascarenas, Director of Community Resources, said. "The youth soccer program in Essex County is our largest athletic program with nearly 700 youth across the county participating annually. We are encouraging parents to sign their kids up quickly as we anticipate the camp will fill up fast."

The camp will be open for youth ages 6-14. Ages 6-10 will operate 9 a.m. until noon. Ages 11-14 will run 1 through 4 p.m. The cost for the week long cam is $120. If you would like to host a British Soccer Coach for the week, you will receive an $80 rebate to be used toward the cost of the camp. All camp participants will receive a free ball and T-shirt. Campers who sign up online will receive an official British soccer jersey free of charge. Informational flyers are being delivered to schools and will be sent home with students.

Participants are asked to sign up online at www.challengersports.com. You can also find the Youth Bureau camp link on the Essex County Web site. Applications can also be mailed in to challenger sports.

Please contact the Essex County Department of Community Resources at 873-3630 for more information.

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