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Mid Atlantic Field Hockey Camp celebrates 36 years at Cape Henlopen State Park

Aug 07, 2013
Photo by: Dan Cook The Mid Atlantic Field Hockey Camp finished its 36th year at Cape Henlopen State Park this week. Twenty- five counselors coached more than 225 campers during the three-day camp.

The Mid Atlantic Field Hockey Camp ran for its 36th summer at Cape Henlopen State Park July 21-25 and July 28-Aug 1.

Sanctioned by the United States Field Hockey Association, MAFHC promotes the sport of field hockey while teaching the techniques of movement, dribbling, passing, shooting, tackling, and offensive and defensive tactics.

Camp director Frannie Slabonik, who has been involved with MAFHC for 36 years as a camper, counselor and director, welcomed more than 225 campers to the camp this session.

"We had a waiting list this session," said Slabonik. "We were able to fill every slot."

Joining her as field hockey directors were Kiley Kulina-Strohm and Denise Gobrecht, who has been involved with MAFHC since its inception in 1978.

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Camp director Frannie Slabonik has been involved with the Mid Atlantic Field Hockey Camp for each of its 36 years. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Camp director Frannie Slabonik reviews the evening's match-ups with field hockey director Kiley Kulina-Strohm. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
MAFHC coaches Mary Atkins, left, and Kayla Bixler battle during the annual coaches' game while thrilled campers look on. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Breanna Kulesza,12, of the Conrad School of Science tries her skill at a control drill. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Kristin Cunningham, 13, of St. Ann's in Middletown drives the ball to a teammate during the match-up with South Columbia School of Pennsylvania. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Caroline Donovan of St. Ann's in Middletown drives a pass. Donovan is the granddaughter of Ron and Pat Donovan of Lewes. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Anna Erskine, left, of Friends School in Wilmington battles for the ball with Lauren Tyre of MOT Charter School. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Courtney Oberholtzer of Susquenita School gets prepared to make a save. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Great friendships were made at the MAFHC. Shown are pals Abbie DeFino, left, of the Gunston School and Lorin Donovan of Archmere. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Chase Strohm, 4, talks over her hockey experience with Annie Nelson, who has been a coach at MAFHC for 20 years. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
MAFHC goalie counselor Melissa Efe gets intense to make a save during the counselor game. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
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