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Kids Talk About Sports Camp 2018

posted Jul 26, 2018, 4:32 PM by Kristin Snell   [ updated Jul 26, 2018, 4:44 PM ]

by Diana Pasquini, San Juan Ridge Family Resource Center

Now in its 9th year, FRC’s SPORTS CAMP gives kids the opportunity to have fun while running, jumping, kicking, and throwing on the beautiful Oak Tree School Campus. Year after year kids return to rekindle old friendships and forge new ones as they laugh and play on the field, in the Lodge, or in the games room. We are grateful to Coach Ivy Pera, Counselor Jack Greenwood, camp supporters and donors, parents, and especially the relentlessly cheerful Sports Campers who warmed our hearts and brightened our days. 

“I like to play Capture the Flag, Dodge Ball, Sharks & Minnows & Gaga Ball. I taught the whole camp how to play Gaga Ball. Everybody liked it. Jack is fun and really good at playing lots of games. Ivy is a really good coach. She always lets us play new games and teaches us new stuff.”

Sullivan Umphress

Kindergarten-Yuba River Charter School


“I like Gaga Ball best. There’s all these cones. If you hit the ball out of the cones with your hand you’re out. I won three out of four rounds just by staying near the cones. I like Capture the Flag too. You have to try to capture the other team’s flag. I was on the yellow team and the green team. It’s fun to play whether you win or lose!”

                                                                            Jem Gross

                                              1st Grade-Grizzly Hill School


“This is my third year at Sports Camp. I really like the games, especially Dodge Ball, Gaga Ball, and the water balloon tosses. Ivy and Jack teach all the kids what they need to know about sports. I like making new friends and I’m coming back next year.”

Namirah Faris

2nd Grade-Haiku School - Maui, HI


“My favorite sports are basketball and soccer. We play Dodge Ball every day. The last time we played it I was the last person out on my team. My favorite sport to play is Gaga Ball. It’s fun and I’m very good at it. I actually won Gaga Ball once.”

                                                                       Theo Renner

                         2nd Grade- Ananda Living Wisdom School


“I like that we get to play a lot of games. I like mostly everything about Sports Camp. I get to see all my friends that I made last year. I really do love it here.”

Leaja Rose

3rd Grade- Forest Charter School


“I like everything about Sports Camp! I really like hanging out with my friends, Leaja, Namirah, Sophia, Izzy & Luc. All the games are fun. My favorite games are Capture the Flag, Gaga Ball, Dodge Ball and Soccer. Ivy and Jack are good coaches. They’re very kind and fun. I’m coming back next year.”

                                                                 Gayatri Debecker

                           5th Grade-Nevada City School of the Arts


“I like that we do so many fun activities. I love Dodge Ball, Capture the Flag, and Gaga Ball. And I like that we switch different partners so that we don’t make just one friend. This is my first year at Sports Camp and I want to come back next year.”

Izzy Wells

5th Grade- Ananda Living Wisdom School



“I like what we do. I especially like the happy counselors. Every day I come to find everyone with a smile on their faces, being happy. I definitely recommend Sports Camp for other kids!”

                                                              Gabriel Johnson

 6th Grade-Monterrey Bay Charter School-Pacific Grove, CA


“Sports Camp is fun! I get to hang out with people. I enjoy playing sports and I just like being here. It’s a good summer activity.”

Sienna Goodman

7th Grade- Grizzly Hill School


“I like Sports Camp because it’s active. It’s fun to hang out with friends and it’s fun to play sports. Dodge Ball is my favorite because you get to hit other people, but you don’t hurt them. I’ve been coming to Sports Camp for seven years and I’ll be coming back next year.”

                                                                     Gopal Wilson

                             8th Grade- Yuba River Charter School


“I’ve been going to Sports Camp for 9 years and this is my second year as a counselor. I make sure the kids are having fun. The kids get to meet new people and make new friends. They’re able to be outside and play a lot of games they like. All the kids are really nice and Ivy is a really good coach. The kids have a lot of fun and everybody gets along. I even get to play sometimes. It’s really fun.”

Jack Greenway

10th Grade-Nevada Union High School