2015 City Lax Summer Academy
We just wrapped up our first ever City Lax Summer Academy!
The camp was a six day, 5 night intensive lacrosse and leadership experience that included middle school boys and girls from Denver City Lax, and several other urban lacrosse programs from around the country.
Summer Academy took place at the base of the Flatiron Mountains on the beautiful CU-Boulder campus. Participants were pushed to challenge themselves both on and off the lacrosse field. Lots of daily lacrosse combined with enrichment activities introducing participants to new ways in reaching their individual potential.
Outdoor experiences included a low and high ropes Challenge Course, requiring personal awareness, communication, teamwork and problem solving; and a mountain excursion to Lincoln Hills Cares near Nederland introduced participants to fishing, horseback riding and archery plus a hiking tour of this scenic property with historical African American roots.
Classroom sessions on Nutrition, the Growth Mindset and Building Character, had participants learn about and discuss fueling the body and mind, taking ownership of oneself, decision making, changing habits, and developing a willingness to risk new challenges and activities to stretch and expand existing knowledge and skills. A college campus tour gave participants a first hand perspective of a university environment and a sense of what their academic and social lives might look like.
A major theme at Summer Academy was that everyone has the ability to grow and make positive changes. The final evening on the lacrosse field CU head coach Ann Elliot helped sum up the necessary tools. It takes a positive attitude, hard work and perseverance by never giving up to discover our interests and realize our individual talents.
Thank you to the amazing camp staff members and donors who made this camp possible!