Summer Day Camp Begins!

Kids in the Game Summer Day Camp is officially under way! School may be out for summer but KinG programming is in full stride at Good Shepherd School in Inwood. This week marks the halfway point of a camp that has already been filled with new friends, camp songs, fun games, Zumba dance-offs and barbecues. In our 2nd year of hosting Summer Camp at Good Shepherd School, we have settled in and have many returning campers and counselors. The mix of experienced campers and children attending their first-ever summer camp has led to a summer full of new experiences and activities. KinG leverages the organized games used in all of our recess and after school programs during the school year to structure a well-rounded experience for the summer.

According to Michael Murphy, President and founder of Kids in the Game,

“The best thing about Summer Camp is that the attendees get a chance to learn a bit of everything. Girls and boys will learn about and develop skills in all kinds of different sports, including basketball, baseball, football, volleyball, soccer, and many others. In addition, they will also participate in arts & crafts, dance, piano, singing, and more. The diversified approach that our camp takes allows students a chance to discover new talents, as well as develop what they already know.”

One of the most exciting new talents that all of our campers have discovered this summer is the sport of Lacrosse. Earlier this fall, Kids in the Game was awarded a Soft-Stick Lacrosse Grant from US Lacrosse. This grant provided safe, beginner-oriented equipment, as well as a training program to teach the sport of Lacrosse. Throughout the summer, the kids have learned the basic skills and fundamentals of Lacrosse and are now able to play full games and even occasionally take on the counselor team!


Along with their daily dose of sports, the campers are also exposed to arts & crafts and music daily. One of the most exciting times of the week for the campers is when they know that Coach Leo will be teaching a Zumba Kids lesson. Two days a week, KinG brings in a specialized Zumba Kids instructor that teaches an hour long class full of expression, choreography, and the occasional, off-script, dance party.


In the second half of camp, we expect plenty of great stories, deeper friendships, and more new activities. The campers have already begun to talk about the upcoming Hawaiian Luau Day, the annual Hula-Hoop competition, and the Zumba dance performance at the end of the year. Camp runs through August 15th of this year and online registration is still open. Check us out at or contact us directly at