Although NFL training camps do not open until late July, a number of players will host camps of their own this summer in an effort to give back to area youth. The camps provide players the opportunity to share their success and knowledge with the aspiring athletes in the D.C. area by teaching them the fundamentals of football in an enjoyable and engaging atmosphere.
A number of Redskins players including Chris Cooley, Brandon Banks, Brian Orakpo, and Roy Helu will host camps throughout June and July.
Jets QB Tim Tebow, Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald and Giants WR Victor Cruz are set to appear at the 19th annual Colonial All-Pro Football Camp at William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va.
For more information on specific dates, fees, and camp locations, head to www.procamps.com or www.footballcamps.com.
Chris Cooley Camp:
Dates: June 2-3
Times: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Fairfax High School
Ages: Boys and girls ages 7 to 14
Brandon Banks Football Day Camp:
Dates: July 21-22
Times: About 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Georgetown Preparatory School, North Bethesda, Md.
Brian Orakpo Overnight and Commuter Football Camp:
Dates: July 17-20
Times: All day for overnighters; about 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for commuters
Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, Va.
Lardarius Webb Roy Helu Football Camp:
Dates: June 29-July 2
Times: All day for overnighters
Location: McDaniel College, Westminster, Md.
19th Annual Colonial All-Pro Football Camp:
Date: June 24-27, 2012
Location: College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va.
Ages: Boys 8 through rising high school seniors