With summer almost officially here, various Cincinnati Bengals will be holding youth football camps very soon.
Most of them won't begin until after the team finishes up organized team activities, which don't end until after the June 14-16 mandatory minicamp concludes. Just days after the final session, Bengals cornerback Adam Jones is holding a free camp for the first 400 kids that sign up at La Salle High School in Cincinnati on June 18.
Per Bengals.com, Jones' camp is on a first-come, first-serve basis with registration beginning at 2 p.m. at the La Salle football field. Campers must register and sign a waiver to participate in the camp, and all participants will receive a medal, certificate, a team photo with Jones, and an autographed photo of Jones.
The camp is from 5-9 p.m. with free food and instruction from Jones, who is fresh off a Pro Bowl berth this past season. It will also feature many Bengals rookies and veterans.
"Hopefully the kids get there early and be a part of something special," Jones said. "I’ve seen a lot of guys do a lot of camps, but I think I’m one of the first ones to have an all free camp."
Jones also said that the top 10 performers at the camp, "are going to get something that is pretty sweet."
About a month after Jones' camp, Bengals All-Pro receiver A.J. Green will be holding his own camp, the Kroger Unplug and Play A.J. Green Football ProCamp. That two-day camp will take place at Sycamore High School in Cincinnati on July 14-15 and is open to boys and girls of all skill levels in grades 1-8. The cost is $199, according to Bengals.com.
Those at Green's camp will receive an autograph from Green, a limited edition A.J. Green Football ProCamp t-shirt and a camp team photo with Green.