St. Peter’s Church To Host Community Basketball Camp

St. Peter’s United Methodist Church in Wellington will host its inaugural basketball camp later this month, where boys and girls in second through sixth grade will develop their skills in a fun and positive environment.

The camp, which is open to the public, will run from July 23 through July 27 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the St. Peter’s gymnasium, located at 12200 W. Forest Hill Blvd. in Wellington.

The camp will be led by coach Mike Purtell, who has more than 15 years of experience coaching basketball, including varsity head coach at Pope John Paul II High School, junior varsity head coach at Spanish River High School, head coach at the Bak Middle School of the Arts, a former coach at Dwayne Wade Basketball Camp and coach for the Upward Basketball & Cheerleading Program at St. Peter’s.

Typical sessions will include shooting, ball handling, passing, defensive skill development, skills competitions, and half court and full court games. Rewards and prizes at the end of each session will recognize hard work, sportsmanship and teamwork. The cost is $150 per child with a $10 discount for each additional child in the family. Every child must bring lunch and snacks each day.

For more information or to register, visit or call Shelly Albright at (561) 793-5712.