Children ages 5 - 11 took the field at Kinnaird Park Community Church for the High Power Soccer Camp on July 9. The camp has about 90 participants and runs through Sunday

High Power Soccer Camp celebrates 12 years in Castlegar

About 90 children taking part in annual soccer camp at Kinnaird Park Community Church

For the 12th year, Kinnaird Park Community Church is hosting the High Power Soccer Camp, running from July 8 to 12, with two hours outdoors and one hour indoors from 9 a.m. to noon and Sunday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The theme of this years camp is “Roller Coasters” and there are multimedia presentations, a live band, and Bible teachings in addition to the soccer games and drills. Events include a barbecue, an area called The Zone, a final soccer game and a Slip ‘n Slide.

Volunteer Marilyn York said she was but one of the 70 and 80 volunteers who cook, clean and help run the event. She is also “The Versinator.”

“The ‘Versinator’ is the person who teaches the children bible verses,”said York. “When I’m the Versinator,there are two little characters behind me who are all dressed up and they erase words from the verse so that children have to learn the verse without the words [displayed].”

“This is the first time I’ve actually been the coordinator but I’ve been a coach for about eight years,” said Katrina Leffelaar. “It’s cool because a lot of the past campers are now assistant coaches.” Leffelaar was working with director Matt Fontes to ensure things ran smoothly.

All the children receive a t-shirt, water bottle, soccer ball, backpack and team picture.

Organizers would like to thank the following sponsors for their support: Coleman Excavating, Safeway, 7-11, Shoppers Drug Mart, Kootenay Market, Kootenay Valley Water & Spa, EZ Rock, CIBC, City of Castlegar Public Works and the Castlegar RCMP.

Kinnaird Park Community Church can be reached at 250-365-3430 and are located at 1250 26th Street in Castlegar.

 

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