UNION — If it is summer, it must be time for children’s sports camps and Medomak Youth Football got back in its annual summer game, after time off due concerns around the pandemic, with two days of teaching and learning the game.

The camp is held Wednesday and Thursday, 5 to 7 p.m., the first night at the Union Elementary School field. However, due to inclement weather, Thursday’s camp will be at the PITCH indoor facility in Warren.

Colby Simmons. Zack Miller

The camp, as usual, teaches the fundamental of the game as children enjoy opportunities to catch and throw passes, and actually line up to play the game.

Naomi Miller, longtime president of Medomak Youth Football, said there are 50-plus youngsters at the camp, mostly third- through eighth-graders, but a few kindergartners.

She said the program is “up and running” with registration for the fall season for kindergarten through eighth-grade play.

Children in the Maine School Administrative District 40 area who want to play should visit the organization’s Facebook page for registration information. The season starts for third- through sixth-graders on Monday, Aug. 9 and begins for seventh- and eighth-graders on Monday, Aug. 16.

Miller said Medomak Youth Football has not held a summer camp since 2019 and did not have a fall season last year, but did play flag football.

The Medomak third-fourth (JV) and fifth-sixth (varsity) teams will play in the Coastal Youth Football League, of which Miller is the president, again this year. Medomak Middle School again will play in the Eastern Maine Middle School Football League. The kindergarten through second-graders will play intramural flag football this year, she said.

“Kids and coaches are all in great spirits and glad to be back on the field again,” Miller said.

Owen Dostie. Zack Miller

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