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Mid-Atlantic Field Hockey Camp celebrates 39 years in Lewes

115 players improve skills during four day camp
Nearly 120 girls from fifth through 12th grade took part in the first week of the Mid-Atlantic Field Hockey camp at Cape Henlopen State Park July 17-21. The second session will run July 24-28. DAN COOK PHOTO
July 22, 2016

The Mid-Atlantic Field Hockey Camp made its annual visit to Cape Henlopen State Park July 17-21, and the weather and the spirits were high for the 115-plus players who took part in the fun and educational event. Field hockey skills included passing, ball control, shooting, footwork, goal tending, offensive and defensive strategy and many more taught in a fun and relaxed beach atmosphere.

Frannie Slabonik, a physical education teacher and field hockey coach in the Eastern Lebanon County School District, Myerstown, Pa., took over the camp from Richard Miller, who created the camp in 1978. Slabonik has been at the Mid-Atlantic Field Hockey Camp since 1980 as a camper, junior counselor, coach, assistant director and currently camp director. Her sidekick, director Denise “Cobie” Gobrecht, has been a coach at the camp for 39 years. Together they have assembled a premier group of counselors ranging from high school coaches to college players and coaches.

The camp takes beginners and advanced campers from fifth through 12th grade. Graduating high school seniors and college players are utilized as junior counselors for the camp.

For more information about the camp, go to www.midatlanticfieldhockey.com.