Imagine being a young soccer player who gets to attend a sleep-away camp at the base of majestic Mount Currie, waking up each morning and train with a former US and international captain with Premier League and World Cup experience? Registration is now open for Rise and Shine Captains Camps in Pemberton, with US international/former Watford FC/Whitecaps FC captain Jay DeMerit.
Rise and Shine Captains Camps in Pemberton
This August, DeMerit is looking for 40 kids to come to Pemberton where they will open their minds to new ideas, make bonfires and roast marshmallows, and become better soccer players and leaders with coaches that have all played pro.
Camp #1 open to 20 boys ages 13-15 (only a few spots remain). August 15-17 starting at 10:00am Monday and wrapping up at 5:00pm on Wednesday. Parents are invited to join Jay and his parents for a quick Q&A on the 17th.
Camp #2 open to 20 boys ages 16-18. August 22-24 starting at 10:00am Monday and wrapping up at 4:00pm on Wednesday. Parents are invited to join Jay and his parents for a quick Q&A on the 24th.
How to Register
You don’t have to be the best player on your team or in your town, but you should have the desire to develop leadership skills and be registered for a gold level or higher team. Apply online through this link. Successful applicants will be invited to register (cost $750).
Accommodation and Meals
Participants will each have a comfy twin bed, “glamping” in a 10’ x 10’ wall tent, shared with one other camper. There will be washroom trailers, a hot tub, several outdoor showers, and laundry service will be provided. Meals will be prepared and enjoyed at the DeMerits’ cabin.
About the Camps
At the Rise and Shine Captains Camps, the curriculum is specifically built around creating a balance of elite soccer training on the field, and all encompassing life skills training off the field.
Participants will enjoy nutrition education through hands-on cooking classes and preparation of meals, and they’ll get their creative juices flowing by designing and building their own training equipment.
On the soccer side, Jay will be teaming up with former professionals of MLS, German Bundesliga, and the top leagues in England and Scotland to make sure all of the coaches experiences can be passed on to each player.
Application deadline is July 15, 2016. You can also enter a draw to win admission. Follow the Rise and Shine Foundation on Facebook for more information.