2017 CAMP DATES ARE SET!
Week #1: Monday, July 31, 2017 thru Thursday, August 3, 2017
Week #2: Monday, August 7, 2017 thru Thursday, August 10, 2017
Beyond Soccer and Everyone’s A Player (EAP), in collaboration with the Lawrence High School Athletic Department, developed a two-week camp at the high school campus for 124 middle and high school youth in August 2016. The Academy’s chief objective is to introduce Lawrence youth to a meaningful sports camp experience which otherwise would be unavailable, or unaffordable. It offered 4 different sports (tennis, soccer, basketball and field hockey), plus speed and agility, nutrition education, motivational speakers, leadership development and team-building components.
In 2016-2017 the Academy will also provide a select group of Lawrence High School juniors, nominated by their high school sports coaches for demonstrated leadership qualities, with camp employment stipends in exchange for their 5-month Sports Ambassador service. Their Ambassador responsibilities will range from organizing small fundraisers to spreading important messages to younger students about the importance of sports and fitness. We want to expand participation to 300 students in 2017, and 400 students in 2018, over a 3-week period.