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 both in Lawrence and #beyond the City limits. One main objective is to connect at least 90% of our year-round Lawrence Soccer & Beyond Volley participants to quality summertime opportunities (i.e., camps, clinics, conferences, outings) through our extensive partner network, plus engage new first-time players, as young as 4 through our signature summer events, like the Annual Sports & Wellness Academy. Further, we ensure that 100% of these activities and experiences are run by youth who have grown up in our programs through our growing Summer Youth Jobs program!

The Dates & Locations are Set... for the 12th Annual Sport & Wellness Camp


Monday, July 10th – Thursday, July 14th

Monday, July 17th – Thursday, July 20th

This camp is heading into its 12th year. It connects 200 elementary & middle school youth to 2 weeks of soccer play, fitness games, and special guests like the Lawrence Public Library, Police, and Fire Departments. 

This camp is staffed by 30+ Coach Mentors, including Beyond Soccer H.S. & college-aged players as part of our Youth Summer Jobs or #LeadershipThroughSports Program. A special thanks to long-time partners; New Balance, Essex County Community Foundation – Greater Lawrence Summer Fund, City of Lawrence, Lawrence Summer Meals Program, UMass Ext. Nutrition Education Program, BCH FitKit, Commonwealth Motors, Enterprise Bank, EAP, MassHire, Nordson Corporation. Almost 2,000 youth have participated since its inception!

Testimonials and Pictures from last year’s Sport & Wellness Experience

The DCR Summer Nights Program Will Be Back in 2023! #TY Department of Conservation & Recreation! #DCR & Other Summer Partners!

A Full schedule will be provided and will be included here, in a follow up email after registration, as well as on the home page schedule of our website!

Every weeknight this summer!

Cost: No cost!

Again, this summer Director of Soccer Development, Chris Marin, is committed to keeping kids moving, playing, and engaged at all ages. This will include futsal (small-sided soccer played on the DCR Riverfront Park, soccer at the Pavilion Park, cooking and fitness in Beyond Soccer’s enrichment space, & so much more). We learned that these evening options (in addition to our signature camps above and below) help with family work schedules, and thanks to a repeat Summer Nights grant, evening sessions will be offer to middle and high school youth every day of the week! Other funders like New Balance Foundation and ECCF’s Greater Lawrence Summer Fund also mean the youth ages 4-10 will also have multiple play nights and weekend programs!

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

Other Past & Soon to be Returning Beyond Summertime Programs

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

  • Lawrence Travel Soccer Academy
  • Beyond Fit – Visit Health & Wellness
  • Si Se Peude Soccer Clinics run by our Summer Coach Mentors
  • Lawrence Public School Program Partnerships
  • Volleybond – See Volleybond Page!
  • Special group outings
  • Movie Nights
  • 4-Week Crochet night
  • CPR & First Aid Training
  • Job Training and Summer Financial Literacy Programs

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!

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