History & Philosophy
At the Packer Soccer Camps, “Kicks for the Fun of It” is a lot more than a phrase. It's a way of life. And for the kids who will attend this year's camps, it means an experience they'll never forget. Each camper takes away a lot more than a complete understanding of the game of soccer. After summer ends, friendships and the memories will always remain.
Who We Are
The Packer Soccer Camps were organized in 1978 in response to the growing popularity of the world's favorite sport. Despite the number of schools and camps already in existence, Dick Packer and Peter Gogolak perceived the need for an environment in which young soccer enthusiasts could truly enjoy the game of soccer. After all, soccer should be as much fun to learn as it is to play.
It is a program that has been singled out and described in the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, television and newspapers. It is a program unlike any other to which campers return week after week, year after year.
As a result, the Packer Camps provide continuous individual attention, lots of group exercise and frequent inter-squad scrimmages. Dick Packer supervises every Camp. Along with a staff of outstanding coaches, he helps campers of every age and ability to learn to play and love the game
What We Do
The Packer Soccer system is designed to offer each camper an opportunity to quickly reach his or her own potential in soccer skills and enjoyment.
There is a very low campers-to-coaches ratio. Progressive training techniques are used, as are the best facilities. Team competition, small groups, films, supplemental instruction and practice periods combine to create a program that ensures every camper will realize his/her maximum physical and mental benefits
of the camp.