SOCCER BIBLE CAMP
Serving our church and the community for the past five years with Bible lessons, soccer skills, and a great opportunity for fellowship together.
Thank you to all who came to this year’s camp! We’ll see you next year!
Good Shepherd Lutheran welcomes you to participate in our fifth 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 a potluck, coaches and parents vs kids scrimmages, and time to get to know families from the community and church. The dates for this past year’s camp were Monday, June 17th through Thursday, June 20th, 2019. 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, all are welcome to bring a dish to pass for the pot luck meal, beginning 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 through this entire webpage thoroughly before registering.
The registration fee for the camp is $5 for a camp themed water bottle and Good Shepherd drawstring bag and $15 for both of those along with a camp themed t-shirt. 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 $5 or $15 per participant should be brought in the form of cash or a check (written out to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church) to the front desk at Good Shepherd during business hours of 8am to 6pm. Payment should be brought by June 10th, 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 school or ECC at Good Shepherd. Contact Erin Ellingson (firstname.lastname@example.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.
Please register at the bottom of this webpage! Fill out the form once for each child you are registering.
What To Bring
All items are recommended to be able to fully participate in the sport and for safety:
- Athletic shorts/ T-shirt (Those who sign up to purchase a shirt are encouraged to wear it after the first day of camp)
- Shin guards
- Soccer shoes/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
|Pre-k – 2nd Grade Schedule||3rd – 4th Grade Schedule||5th – 8th Grade Schedule|
5:15-5:45 Light Meal Beforehand / Sign In
5:45-6:00 Introduction and Opening Devotions
Skill Development, Break
Jog to Lions’ Centennial Park
Games for Skill Development
Bible Lesson, Water, Sing
Drills, Games, Scrimmage possible
Games / Scrimmaging
Bible Lesson, Water
Bible Lesson + Water Break
Games + Scrimmaging
Jog back to Good Shepherd School
|8:10-8:15 Closing and Prayer|
We make a concerted effort to create a safe environment for all ages and have never had as much as a minor injury after four 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.
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.
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.
In the event of rain we will cancel the event for the day. The size of our camp cannot be adequately accommodated inside our facility. An email will be sent out, as well as a Facebook post, as soon as a decision is made no later than 2pm on the day of the camp. Please watch weather forecasts to be prepared for the chance of a cancellation.
Pot Luck 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 wrap up our week together. This fourth day of camp will be a day for grilling, coaches and parents vs kids scrimmages. All families attending are encouraged to bring a dish to pass and come enjoy fellowship together after a long week of fun. This event will begin with the meal 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!
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