On July 15 through 19, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Shepherd’s Grove will sponsor an Ambassador Soccer Camp, which will be held at Crean Lutheran High School here in Irvine, for both foster kids and anyone in the local community. Far from being your typical sports camp, the goal at every Ambassador camp is to:
- Provide the highest quality soccer instruction.
- Provide a positive and loving Christian environment. Each coach has the opportunity to demonstrate the love of Christ through activities and therefore has a positive, life-long impact on the children.
- Challenge and present children with the opportunity to put their faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. The camp includes Bible times, testimonies and assemblies that clearly present the Good News.
- Have fun! The desire is that soccer camp is a positive experience for children, moms, dads, coaches and all involved!
Beyond being an amateur event, each camp is run by a team of international coaches who come from Ambassadors Football programs around the world. It is not unusual to have coaches in a camp from Africa, Brazil, England, Ireland, Holland, and many other parts of Europe. The learning takes place on and off the ﬁeld as children gain a greater understanding of both soccer and the Gospel.
We need your help! Here are the ways you can still get involved in the Soccer Camp:
-Sponsor a child. It costs $125 per child to attend, but any amount is appreciated. The total cost for the camp is around $10,000
-Be a host family for coaches. We need five households to house soccer coaches for one week.
-Help at the camp! We need lots of volunteers ages 16 or older to help at the camp each day! Students can receive community service hours, and you can help whether you play soccer or not!
-Sponsor snacks for the camp!
If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Curtis Drever, Director of Missions & Outreach, Curtis@irvinepres.org or stop by the Outreach table on the courtyard on Sunday.