The summer is supposed to be downtime for students, but kids in Lampasas and Gatesville have plenty to do.

From today until the end of the July, six different athletic camps are being offered to area children in Lampasas, culminating with the Badgers’ three-day Big Blue Football Camp.

The longest running camp of the group — the Badger Quest Strength and Conditioning Camp — begins today and runs every Monday through Thursday until July 24 and is conducted by Speed Killz Period. It is open to all incoming sixth- through 12th-graders.

On Tuesday, the Badger Baseball Camp embarks on its three-day run, beginning each day at 6 p.m. All third- through ninth-graders are welcome.

The Lady Badgers’ first of two volleyball camps begins Wednesday and is exclusively for students in the fifth through eighth grade. High school students will participate in a separate camp, starting on July 25.

In between the two, the Lady Badgers will host their girls basketball camp. The three-day camp for incoming third- through ninth-graders begins June 23.

The Big Blue Football Camp gets underway July 29.

All camps take place at Lampasas High School, and more information, including registration forms, can be found at the school’s athletic website.

In Gatesville, the start to summer is equally busy.

The Hornet Maker Strength and Speed Camp begins today and runs through July 31, and Gatesville’s football camp also begins today.

Both the boys track and baseball camps run June 16-19, while the boys basketball and boys soccer camps start June 23 and June 30, respectively.

The Hornets three-day football camps begin July 28, and rounding out the list is the boys tennis camp, which gets under way Aug. 4.

For the girls, basketball and soccer camps kick off today, while softball and track begin June 16.

Following a monthlong hiatus, the final two camps close out the summer with volleyball camp starting July 28 and the girls tennis camp beginning Aug. 4.

All camps will take place at Gatesville High School and will be conducted by the respective sport’s coaching staff. More information is available on the school’s athletic website, and late registrations are being accepted.

Regardless of school, there are specific requirements for each camp with some requiring kids to furnish their own equipment.

Gatesville also is hosting an all-comers track meet June 21 at McKamie Stadium. The meet is open to anyone 5 or older and includes virtually all track and field events.

Registration is available from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on the day of the event and is included for any child participating in the Hornets boys or girls track camps.

First-, second- and third-place ribbons will be awarded in each age division for both males and females.

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