RIPLEY – Next week, area youngsters will have the opportunity to share the Death Valley turf with Ripley head coach Eddie Smolder and Viking players.  Smolder and his staff are hosting their first annual Ripley Viking Football Camp on Friday, July 3 at Memorial Stadium.  

The camp will be the culmination of the Vikings’ three-week summer practice period, and will promote football skills and fundamentals. The camp is for all those entering 2nd through 8th grade.  Campers will learn football fundamentals and techniques, offensive and defensive positions, work with new coaching staff and players, and will learn what it takes to be a champion.

Cost of the camp is $25, which includes both the camp and the camp t-shirt that will be provided.  

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with the camp running from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

For more information, please e-mail Coach Smolder at: