Three types of options made available to public and university staff, early registration discounts run through May 1

COLUMBUS, Ohio The Ohio State department of athletics is offering registration fee discounts on a number of its 2009 summer sports camps.

Discounts currently are being offered in various sports camps, including but not limited to football, track and field, women’s soccer and women’s volleyball.

Discount packages include:

 Early registration participants registered by May 1 are eligible for a lower rate
 Sibling discount multiple children from the same family can enroll in a specific sport camp and receive a reduced fee
 Group Discount get your friends or teammates to register with you and receive a special group price
* OSU employees also are eligible for additional discounts on certain camp fees.

Each year, more than 8,000 youth attend Ohio State athletics sports camps during the summer months. Campers receive instruction from Ohio State coaches and student-athletes and use Ohio State’s world-class facilities.

“The summer camps are a great way for young athletes to hone their skills and advance themselves in the sports they love,” Lori Walker, Ohio State women’s soccer head coach, said. “Our summer camps provide great instruction and introduce campers to Ohio State’s training methods. With the economic situation right now, we want to make sure parents have the opportunity to budget for summer events beneficial to their children.”

For more information on Ohio State camps and discount packages for specific sports camps, please call 614-247-CAMP or  visit