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Placerville Recreation and Parks Department: 549 Main St., Placerville. 530-642-5232;
Cameron Park Community Services District: 2502 Country Club Drive. 530-677-2231;
El Dorado Hills Community Services District: 1021 Harvard Way. 916-933-6624

Basketball league 

Cameron Park CSD is offering a High School Spring League. Get your friends together and sign up as team. Games start Thursday April 25 at 6 p.m. Team registration is $400.  League consists of seven games plus playoffs for top four teams. Deadline to register is April 18.  Pre-registration is required and can be done at the Cameron Park Community Services Offices located at 2502Country Club Drive or on line at For more information call 530-677-2231.

Recreational T-ball

Cameron Park Recreation is offering a recreational T-ball league for boys and girls ages 4-5 and 6-7 years old. Registration has begun and can be done at the CSD offices at 2502 Country Club Drive. Games will begin May 4. Program consists of a one hour game every Saturday for 6 weeks. Fee is $55/resident/$60 non-resident.  Registration deadline: April 15.  Pre-registration is required and can be done at the Cameron Park Community Services Offices located at 2502 Country Club Drive or on line at  For more information  call 530-677-2231.

Tennis playday

Cameron Park CSD is hosting a FREE Future Stars tennis program playday. Lance Turner (founder/executive director of Future Stars 2000) and Cameron Park tennis instructor Bob Gram will be offering a FREE tennis program Thursday, April 11, at the Cameron Park CSD gym. Portable nets and USTA transition balls will be supplied. Ages 10 and under will attend from 4-5 p.m.; while ages 11 and up will attend from 5-6 p.m.  he community will have an opportunity to meet Bob Gram and learn about the upcoming future stars tennis program offered through Cameron Park CSD this spring/summer. Balls and racquets will be supplied, participants must wear tennis shoes. Call or email the Cameron Park CSD to pre-register – to allow for appropriate equipment. For additional information visit our, email, or call 530-677-2231.

Youth basketball leagues

Signups are ongoing for the Cameron Park Recreation Dept. Youth Basketball Leagues open to grades 1-12. Grades 1-2 in an instructional league with one hour games on Saturdays. Fee is $95 resident/$100 non resident. Price includes T-shirt. Registration deadline is Dec. 5. Registration fees for 3-12 (one pracice/game per week) is $105 resident/$110 non resident. Price includes jersey. Games begin Nov. 20. Registration deadline is Dec. 7. Also looking for volunteer coaches. Pre-registration can be done at or at the Cameron Park CSD office at 25-2 Country Club Drive. For information call 530-677-2231 or email

Spring softball

Foothill Girl’s Softball League is taking registrations through Dec. 31 for its spring league for girls ages 5-18. For information visit

After school intramural programs

Cameron Park CSD is offering after school intramural volleyball on Mondays and basketball on Tuesdays at the CSD gymnasium for youth in grades 6-8. Program is designed to learn new skills in a fun atmosphere, introducing kids to various games, activities and drills to develop interest and improve. The drop-in fee is $5 or $18 per month. For more information call 677-2231 or go online to 

Boys basketball camp

Join coaches Bob Ackley and Mike Orchard for fun basketball camps sponsored by Placerville’s Recreation & Parks Department Saturday Jan. 5 at El Dorado High’s large gym. Learn proper fundamentals including passing, dribbling and shooting. Campers will participate in drills and individualk/team competition. Grades 4 to 6 is 9 a.m. to noon while grades 7 to 8 are from 1-4 p.m. Cost is $30. Bring water. For information call 530-642-5232 or visit

Coach needed

Pleasant Grove Middle School is seeking an 8th grade girls basketball coach for the upcoming season. Position includes stipend. If interested contact Matt Hardt at 530-672-4400 for further details.

Rec officials

Gold Country Officials, for the past 20 years, has provided basketball and flag football officials for the Placerville and Cameron Park Recreation Departments and takes pride in hiring the youth of El Dorado County. They’re announcing training clinics at the Placerville Rec. Dept. Nov. 11 and 18 at 6:30 p.m. For information call Al Pitetti at 622-5841 or at

Adult 5X5 Basketball

The Cameron Park Community Service District is taking team signups for the next Tuesday evening adult basketball league. The league starts Nov. 20 and will run thru Jan. 22. Deadline for registration is Nov. 13 at 5:00 pm. The team fee is $425. For further information, contact the CSD office at 677-2231.

Wrestling signups

The El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club is accepting signups now for the winter season. Youth in grades K-8 interested in learning the sport, improving skills and competing are encouraged to join. For information or to sign up go to the Website or e-mail

Placerville Tai Chi

Known as mediation in motion, Tai Chi promotes a peaceful mind though slow, gentle movements. Regular practice reduces stress, improves balance and coordination and improves overall health. Master Bruce Bolden has practiced Tai Chi since 1981. Wednesday classes sponsored by Placerville Recreation for ages 15 and up are taught upstairs at Town Hall. The next classes are Nov. 7-28. Beginners meet from 6-7 p.m.; intermediates meet from 7-8:30 p.m. The fees are $50 for intermediate classes, $40 for beginners.

Pee Wee basketball

Children, ages 4-6, learn the fundamentals of basketball during this three-week camp sponsored by the El Dorado Hills CSD, including dribbling, passing, shooting and the importance of teamwork. The camp meets on Thursdays, Nov. 1-15, with two options for times — 5 or 6 p.m. The camp will be held at the Brooks Elementary School gym in El Dorado Hills. Camp fee is $45 which includes a T-shirt, snacks and a gift card from a sponsoring local vendor. The deadline to register is Oct. 26.

Placerville youth hoops

Signups for Placerville Recreation’s youth basketball program are being taken now for the league which includes one practice and one game per week at El Dorado High and neighboring schools. Teams are guaranteed eight games. Practice starts Jan. 2 with the first league games beginning Jan. 12-13. The league runs through mid March. The program’s mission is to provide a fun experience with sportsmanship and teamwork emphasized. The early bird fee is $87, which includes a team shirt; the fee is $97 after Sept. 27. There are five divisions for boys and girls teams. Coaches and assistants are needed and anyone interested should call 530-642-5232 for information.

Hatha yoga

Hatha yoga classes sponsored by Placerville Recreation strengthen weak areas and stretches stiff parts to realign the entire body. Learn to release physical tension and psychological resistance through yoga postures. The class taught by Michael Shaw is designed to introduce new students to basic yoga postures and challenge experienced students. Bring a firm blanket, bare feet and an empty stomach. Wear comfortable clothes and respect a scent-free environment. The next sessions are on Mondays, Dec. 17-Feb. 25, from 10:30 a.m.-noon or 7-8:30 p.m; or Wednesdays, Nov. 7-Dec. 26, from 1-2:30 p.m. The fee is $60.

Adult coed soccer

This coed 7 vs. 7 league plays on Wednesday nights at the El Dorado Hills Promontory Community Park’s synthetic field. The next league season will run Nov. 7-Jan. 9, 2013. The fee is $652 per team which includes playoffs for the top four teams. If enough teams register, two divisions will be created, otherwise a single league will be formed. Call the El Dorado Hills CSD registration desk before the Oct. 26 deadline to register a team.

Step aerobics

This aerobic workout sponsored by Placerville Recreation and taught by Jeannie Jorgensen uses bench steps, interval training, body toning and relaxing stretches. The class meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9-10 a.m., upstairs at Town Hall in Placerville. The next session is Nov. 2-30 Beginners to intermediates are welcome. Bring water, towel and 1- to 5-pound weights. Pre-registration is required. The fee is $33.

Placerville coed volleyball

Four-on-4 or 6-on-6 winter league games sponsored by Placerville Recreation will be played on Thursday evenings at Markham School gym. The 4-on-4 league will have no officials. Register by Dec. 6 for the start of league play Dec. 20. Fee for the 4-on-4 league is $140 per team; the 6-on-6 league fee is $225.

Placerville adult hoops

Winter league play sponsored by Placerville Recreation starts Dec. 19; the registration deadline is Dec. 6. The league includes 4-on-4 teams for $140 per team and 6-on-6 teams for $225.

Mighty Mites basketball

Placerville Recreation is sponsoring a fun and fundamental approach to recreational sports. The basketball camp will be held on Wednesdays, Jan. 1-30, 2013,  5:30-6:15 p.m. at the Markham School gym. Camps are designed for beginning players to introduce skills and develop sportsmanship and positive attitudes. Every player will have a chance to make a basket in games the last two weeks of camp. The fee is $39 with an optional T-shirt fee of $7.

Tennis team camp

Students on high school tennis teams or who are interested in participating will find this camp sponsored by Placerville Recreation a place to learn, grow and have fun in the process. Join El Dorado High tennis coach, Jill Mitchell, to advance your game with conditioning, attention to stroke mechanics, serves, strategy, practice drills and shot selection. Games and competitions will also be included. Sign up for one week or two. Camp will be held at El Dorado’s newly resurfaced tennis courts on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 30-Nov. 1; and Nov. 6-8, from 3:45-5 p.m. The fee is $25 per week or $68 for all three sessions.

Adult softball

The El Dorado Hills CSD is sponsoring Monday night pick-up softball games each Monday for an eight week season. Teams are formed each week and play nine innings under the lights at Promontory Community Park. Cost is $20 per player for the entire season. Show up ready to play and sign in at the field. Seasons run back to back until Nov. 19 so come out as your schedule permits.

Hunter safety

Hunter safety classes for ages 10 and up are taught monthly in the Cameron Park CSD social room by Larry Nelson. Class manuals are available at the CSD or online at Participants may receive their hunter safety certificates the same day. This is classroom instruction only and will include firearm handling. Subjects include ethics, ecology, wildlife management, conservation, survival, first aid and DFG Codes. The next class is Saturday, Nov. 3, from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Bring a pencil and lunch. The fee is $23/$28 non-resident.

Take it to the Hoops camp

Join Bob Ackley and Mike Orchard for a fun basketball camp for boys in grades 4-8 to learn the fundamentals of the game of basketball, including passing, dribbling and shooting. Participants will take part in drills, individual and team competition to prepare for playing on your next team. The next camp is Jan. 5, 2013 at the El Dorado High gyms. Boys in grades 4-6 meet from 9 a.m.-noon; boys in grades 7-8 meet from 1-4 p.m.. The fee is $30. Please bring water. For more information call 530-642-5232 or visit

Masters swimming

AquaSol coach and competitive master swimmer Janine Joy is coaching the Masters team at the Union Mine High School pool Monday through Friday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The focus is on stroke technique, endurance and preparation for meets or open-water swims. All levels of swimmers are encouraged to join as Joy develops a strong Masters team from this area. The monthly cost for instruction five times a week is $75. For more information visit

Adult open gym hoops

Drop in any Monday or Thursday evening at the El Dorado Hills CSD gym from 8:15-10 p.m. for pick-up games. Fee is $4 per visit or buy a five-visit punch card for only $15. Call the El Dorado Hills CSD for more information.

Lap swim

Morning lap swim is available at the Western Slope Aquatic Center’s warm outdoor pool on the Union Mine campus Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 5:30-7:30 a.m., and Saturday from 7-9 a.m. The cost is $5 per visit or $40 for a monthly pass. For more information call Pat at 916-452-9622, ext. 101, or e-mail Pool manager Steve Skidmore will be available at these times or can be contacted at 530-626-1467.

CAYTO lessons

Free tennis lessons sponsored by CAYTO are offered on an ongoing basis at Ponderosa High School on Saturdays from 4-5:30 p.m. Participants need to reserve a spot as classes fill quickly. The classes are designed to target players in grades 2-8. Equipment is provided. For more information or to reserve a spot contact Jo Reiken at 530-903-0983.

Hunting contest

A contest is underway for El Dorado County students aged 12-16 for a 4-night, 3-day pheasant hunt with parent/guardian at R&R Pheasant Hunting Resort ( in Seneca South Dakota, which is one of only a few Cabela’s certified hunting destinations. This is the fourth year that the contest has taken place. The program goal is to tie together academic achievement with the enjoyment of the shooting sports, much as school sponsored sports are tied together with required grade averages for participation.  Contest entry consists of a Xerox copy of an official report card with each grade equal to or higher than “B” for that reporting period.  One entry is allowed for each report card grading period, and student’s phone number must appear on entry. Deadline for receipt of entries is June 12, 2013.  The hunt will take place during September 2013. Contest rules, procedures, and entry boxes are available at Big Horn Gun Shop (530-642-1892), Newtown Firearms (530-626-9945) and Sterra Gun Exchange at 4100 Cameron Park Drive, Ste. 109 (530-672-0202). Students unable to visit one of the entry box locations can mail their entries to Big Horn Gun Shop, 6271 Pleasant Valley Road, El Dorado, CA 95623. Deadline for receipt of mailed entries is also June 12, 2013.



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