CORONA DEL MAR — Although the wall of the gym reads "Home of the Sea Kings," Thursday afternoon belonged to 152 Little Sea Queens, whose parents packed the bleachers to watch their young cheerleaders perform at the final day of cheer camp at Corona del Mar High School.
The wood floor boomed with the stomping of small feet at the second-annual event as parents lined the gym, documenting the performance with cameras.
"She's my little girl," Kevin Sharp said of his 8-year-old daughter Sydney. "She did great — smiled the whole time. She's having a blast."
Sharp, still wearing Hoag Hospital scrubs, said he wouldn't miss his daughter's performance.
The summer hadn't been an ideal one for Sydney, who had her tonsils removed about a month earlier, but the camp made her summer a little better.
"This has been good for her," Sharp said.
Even though each girl wore matching white T-shirts reading "Corona del Mar Little Sea Queen Camp 2011," few looked the same. Many had personalized their wardrobe with tassels, bows and knots.