high school bowling camp

Ancilla College is hosting an overnight, weekend bowling camp for high school bowlers June 9 through 11.

Ancilla’s head bowling coach, Al Franklin, will be leading the camp. Current high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors will check in Friday night at the college’s new residence hall facility and take part in an evening orientation session about competition and the mental aspect of sports. Saturday and Sunday will feature short classroom sessions followed by several hours of on-lane bowling instruction at Quick’s Lanes in nearby Plymouth.

High school bowling has dramatically increased in the last five years as there has been a renewed interest in the sport. Colleges like Ancilla now offer intercollegiate teams and many colleges and universities offer bowling scholarships to student-athletes. Internationally, it’s been estimated that 100 million people in 150 countries go bowling on a regular basis. A recent Experian Simmons National Consumer Survey found that over 51 million adults aged 18 and over bowled last year.

The weekend camp fee of $180 covers food, bowling, housing in double rooms. (Each residence hall room is furnished with air conditioning, a private bath, and wireless internet access.) Medical release and emergency contact forms are available from Coach Franklin at alvin.franklin@ancilla.edu, phone (9 am to 4 pm) 443-992-5157.

Campers need to bring a set of sheets, a pillow, comfortable, athletic clothing, and bathroom essentials. Parents can pick up participants after 3 PM at Quick’s Lanes on Sunday, June 11.