The summer is all about customizing player participation with unique out of school time experiences that build on kids’ strengths, promote long term engagement, and expose them to new people and places. Our goal is to connect 100% of our year-round travel program participants to quality summertime opportunities – camps, clinics, conferences, outings – through our extensive and growing partner network. Further, we run other camps and clinics available to 4-18 year old Lawrence kids.

11th Annual Sport & Wellness Academy

2-Week Sport & Wellness Academy

July 11th – 14th  &  July 18th – 21st (Monday – Thursday)

Cost: $20 per week or $40 for two weeks!

This camp, now in its 11th year, connects 200 elementary and middle school youth to 2 weeks of soccer play, volleyball instruction, fitness games, nutrition education and special guests like the Lawrence Public Library, Police and Fire. 

This camp is staffed by 30+ Coach Mentors, including Beyond Soccer high school and college players as part of our Youth Summer Jobs Program (#LeadershipThroughSports). A special thanks to long-time partners; New Balance, Essex County Community Foundation – Greater Lawrence Summer Fund, City of Lawrence, Lawrence Summer Feeding Program, UMass Ext. Nutrition Education Program, BCH FitKit, Commonwealth Motors, Enterprise Bank, Everyone’s A Player. More than 1,000 youth have participated since its inception and its provided more than 150 kids with youth jobs!

Parent Testimonials

Summer Futsal is Back!

Futsal will run every weeknight this summer!

Cost: No cost!

This summer Director of Soccer Development, Chris Marin, is committed to keeping kids moving, playing and engaged at all ages. Summer futsal is all about fun and fast footwork. We are offering morning and evening options to help with family work schedules and thanks to a Summer Nights grant we will be offering evening sessions  to rising 9th – 12th graders every day of the week!

6th Annual Lawrnce Sports Leadership Academy is Back!

Lawrence Sports Leadership Academy

August 8th, 9th & 10th!

See the separate LSLA website for more info about this awesome, collaborative, two-week, multi-sport camp experience! Beyond Soccer, Everyone’s A Player, and LHS Athletic Department founded LSLA. This is not just a program of Beyond Soccer, but we share it here to ensure all kids know what is available over the summer months!

Camper Testimonials

6th Annual Lawrnce Sports Leadership Academy is Back!

Volleyball clinics are running 3 nights a week!

Cost: No cost!

You can sign up TODAY! See the schedule on the Beyond Volley Clinic page that runs at the Lawrence YWCA, the new O’Connell South Common Sport Court, and the grass courts. Registration is required.

If you know anyone interested in playing volleyball and want more information, email Beyond Volley Director Leti Valdez @ [email protected] or fill out the Interested Player Form, and a Beyond Volley staff member will get back to you.

Please also know that a big part of our Summer Volleyball Clinics is run by a cohort of youth hires who are current or past participants or alumni who work to grow the sport of volleyball! #LeadershipThroughSports

Other Beyond Soccer Summertime Programs

In addition to our largest summer camps- LSLA & our Annual Soccer & Wellness Academy– Beyond Soccer also runs the following summertime programs to make sure our kids have consistent opportunities throughout the summer for engagement and healthy activity:

  • Lawrence Travel Soccer Academy
  • Futsal on the Front (or @ the SportsHUB)
  • Beyond Fit – Visit Health & Wellness
  • Si Se Peude Soccer Clinics run by our Summer Coach Mentors
  • Lawrence Public Schools – Coming in summer 2020!
  • Lawrence Recreational Department – Coming in summer 2020!

3rd Party Summer Camp Partners!

We also partner with the following organizations that generously provide summer camp scholarships for many of our youth to attend camps, both in and outside the Lawrence City limits. These partners have made it possible for 100’s of Beyond Soccer kids to attend summer camps!

Thank you to our summer partners!