Camp Overview

Good Shepherd Lutheran welcomes you to participate in our third annual Soccer Bible Camp to all children in the community ages 4 through those going into 8th grade. Kids will be learning soccer skills and practicing valuable drills by experienced, competent coaches. They will also be learning important Bible lessons in a fun Christ-centered environment. This is a great way to meet some new friends, get active, and stay connected to our Savior.

Children of grades 5th through 8th will be jogging with their group and coaches to Lions Centennial Park three blocks from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at 6:00pm and returning between 8:05 – 8:10pm. Children Pre-K through 4th will be on our property set up in three groups at three different field locations.

We have three days of regular camp. The fourth day will be a day for BBQ, coaches and parents vs kids scrimmages, and awards. The dates for this year’s camp are Monday, June 25th through Thursday, June 28th, 2018.  The camp runs from 5:45 pm to 8:15 pm each day.

Monday through Wednesday, there will be a free meal offered from 5:15 pm to 5:45 pm for all participating players and their families, as well as all Good Shepherd congregation members. On Thursday, the BBQ meal begins at 5:45, and scrimmaging goes afterwards until everyone is too tired out to continue (Last year 20-30 kids were still going strong by 7:30…  at that point not many coaches were still able to keep going).

If you have not attended previously, please read throug this entire webpage before registering.

Registration

The registration fee for the camp is $10 which will include a T-shirt and a waterbottle. Participants are encouraged to wear the T-shirt each day and bring the waterbottle to stay hydrated.

We are limited to 120 participants. Each age group can hold up to 30 participants. If we reach 30 in any of the age groups (PreK – K, 1st – 2nd, 3rd – 4th, 5th – 8th), the registration form will close that age group from further registrations. If you have any interest, we encourage you to sign up quickly!

Fill out one form for each participant you are registering. The fee of $10 per participant should be brought in the form of cash or a check to the front desk at Good Shepherd during business hours of 8am to 6pm. Payment should be brought by June 11th, the registration deadline.

You may also mail a check, along with a sheet of paper clearly showing the names of the participants you are paying for addressed to:

ATTN: Soccer Bible Camp
Good Shepherd Lutheran
4800 S Southeastern Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57103

A second option is available for families with kids in the schoool or ECC at Good Shepherd. Contact Erin Ellingson (opsdir@gswels.org), the Operations Director at Good Shepherd, and ask her to charge the appropriate amount to your ProCare account. She will record your names for registration.

Click here to register!

What To Bring

All items are recommended to be able to fully participate in the sport and for safety:

    • Athletic shorts
    • Shin guards
    • Running shoes/Soccer cleats
    • Your own soccer ball (make sure your name is written on it)
      • Size 3 Ball for Pre-K – Kindergarten, Size 4 Ball for 1st – 4th Grades, Size 5 Ball for 5th – 8th Grades

Sample Schedule

5:45-6:00 Introduction and Opening Devotions

Pre-k – 4th Grade Schedule 5th – 8th Grade Schedule
6:00-6:30 Skill Development 6:00-6:10 Jog to Lions’ Centennial Park
6:30-6:45 Bible Lesson 6:10-6:30 Skills Practice
6:45-7:15 Games for Skill Development 6:30-6:45 Bible Lesson
7:15-7:30 Bible Lesson + Water Break 6:45-7:15 Skills Reinforcement
7:30-8:00 Games / Scrimmaging 7:15-7:30 Bible Lesson + Water Break
7:30-8:00 Games + Scrimmaging
8:00-8:10 Cool-down 8:00-8:10 Jog back to Good Shepherd School
8:10-8:15 Closing and Prayer
8:15 Sign-out

Safety Information

We make a concerted effort to create a safe environment for all ages and have never had as much as a minor injury after three years of camp. However, there is the possibility of injury in participating in sports such as soccer. In the event of non-serious injury, one of our first-aid trained volunteers will administer aid, as we contact the guardian/parent listed first on the registration form.

In the event of a serious injury, we request permission for our soccer staff to provide whatever necessary for the well-being of the child and notify you immediately. This permission will be requested on the registration form.

Drop-off

Each day of camp, please enter the gym to sign-in your child.  For safety of all children Pre-K – 4th grade, you will be listing all names of those you authorize to pick up your child during registration. Your child’s coach will have the registration form throughout the camp. Children will be with their coach or Bible lesson teacher at all times during the camp.

Children should be signed-in before 5:45 pm. The registration table will be available from 5:00 to 5:40 pm, which is the entire time the meal is being offered. Children may join their group and coaches at 5:40, but please supervise your child until that point if you stay for the meal or arrive earlier.

Pick-up

Children will be picked up at 8:15 pm from their group area at Good Shepherd. For Pre-K – 4th grade, whoever checked the child in, must check out by signing the coaches sheet. For 5th through 8th grade youth, you will need to simply sign out on the registration form. If you wish to pick up your child from the 5th – 8th groups early, keep in mind they will be at Lions Centennial Park until about 8:00 pm.

Weather Policy

In the event of light rainy weather we will continue with the soccer camp. Camp participants are welcome to continue participating if they are comfortable doing so.

In the event of heavy rain or any lightning and thunder, we will be moving inside to continue the camp utilizing the gymnasium and classrooms with modifications to camp schedule.

Watch the weather to make your own decision on whether you still wish to send your children, but regardless we will keep them active in soccer during the scheduled time no matter what!

BBQ Fellowship Event on Thursday

After three days of training and drills, we will be having a free fellowship event to eat some good food and to wrap up. This fourth day of camp will be a day for BBQ, coaches and parents vs kids scrimmages, and awards. This event will begin with the BBQ at 5:45 and conclude with scrimmaging between coaches and kids at around 6:15. There is no set ending time.

We hope to see you there!

 

Address:

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, School, and ECC
4800 S Southeastern Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57103