June 18, 2013
Lawrence Summer Kids' Camp - Indiana’s leading summer camp organization, has joined Indiana Youth Cricket to introduce our great game to children during this summer.
On June 6, cricket was first introduced to staff and campers during a half day afternoon session which was ended with a small scrimmage game. Jatin Patel of USYCA & INYCA led the program at the day camp, which has 40 to 60 children and 14 volunteer coaches, some of them now certified in “Basics of Cricket,” which will allow them to introduce the sport to many future camps.
Ryan Davis, the LSKC Director who is in his 16th year with the camps, including seven as Director, brings his creativity and charisma to the program. He is also the Youth Leader at Lawrence United Methodist Church and a Scoutmaster with Boy Scout Troop 16. Davis said, "Cricket can bring variety and adventure to our kids camp which already has many other sports to try and learn. Many of our campers may know cricket from a school program, but we'd like to give them the opportunity to learn more during our summer camps."
IYCA's Jatin Patel said, "LSKC is a highly reputed summer camp program and always willing to help cricket community programs here in Indiana. It’s just great to see cricket camps during summer kids’ camps. This can expose to kids, staff, volunteers and parents. It’s great opportunity to bring cricket to local communities where American families can enjoy this outdoor game."