This past Spring, as I watched my 12 & 10-year-old nephews teaching Lyon how to kick the soccer ball, a light bulb went off in my head. What valuable lessons could they learn in developing their own soccer camp for young children?
To say that these boys are amazing individuals is an understatement. I’ve known them since they were infants and every year, I’m blown away by their maturity, athleticism, wonderful hearts, and go-getter attitudes. So, when the idea of the pair of them working together to do what they love & make a little extra spending money – the family went to work!
I reached out to Lyon’s classmates first, and within days – the camp was fully booked. Lucas and Gabriel planned on 3 half day camps at the beginning of June. Their agenda consisted of soccer drills, fun games like duck-duck-goose and follow-the-leader, and of course – snack time and playground time. These 3-year-olds could not have looked more adorable in their soccer ensembles with their new balls.
Here are some of the highlights of the camp:
I just love the way their custom t-shirts came out! Kyu and I decided to sponsor the shirts for all of the individual campers this year.
In the end, we were so proud of the way Lucas and Gabriel planned and coordinated this camp. They decided to donate half of the camp proceeds to the Atlanta Community Food Bank, and the impact this experience made on the two of them was immeasurable.
You can find the article on the boy’s donation here.
Next year, they’re thinking bigger. Larger scale, more players, more organized structure, possible sponsorship opportunities, and of course – a bigger cut to the Atlanta Community Food Bank for all of their hard work. We can’t wait!