Sports Camps of America Residential Camps are designed for those individuals who want to excel to a higher level or soccer and basketball. Our aim is to help enhance the skills and prepare kid for their highest level of competition, both on and off the field. Our camp is located at LaLumeire School just outside LaPorte and Michigan City, Indiana.


The Sports Camp Administrator is Paul Miceli, who has dedicated his life to coaching kids. Paul has played professionally with the likes of the Chicago Sting, Santos of Brazil and trained with Jueventus of Italy. He now passes on the knowledge and skills he learned playing and coaching professionally. He started Sports Camps of America with the idea of exposing kids to the fun and exciting side of sports that he has experienced.


The soccer instruction is based on the international philosophies of creativity, quickness, agility and teamwork. The hand picked staff bring years of collegiate and professional play. Players will benefit from the 10/1 ratio. Individual skills will be the focus to improve on over all game. All coaches are Sports Camps of America certified. All activities are fully supervised.  


What do the kids need to bring?

Letís start with the essentials.

Soccer shoes (indoor and outdoor) Running shoes, sandals and shoes you can get dirty and muddy. Shin guards

Cloths: Kids will go through 2-3 changes a day. That means 3 shirts, 3 shorts, 3 pairs of sox, 2-3 pairs of underwear.

In the evening it may get cooler so a light jacket or sweats. A sweatshirt, one set of dark clothing (like a ninja), swim suit, towel to bathe and for the beach.

Toiletries: Soap, tooth paste, shampoo and any special needs they may have. Donít forget contact cases if needed. If there is any special medicines that kids need to take, please give to Paul at check in with a detailed schedule on use. Sun block and bug repellant.

Rooms: Bed sheets, pillow, sleeping bag, teddy bear, fan, alarm clock and flashlight. Optional: disposable camera with name on it. Playing cards, paper and pen to write mom. (Donít forget stamps.) Super soakers.

Money: Washers and dryers take quarters. If you want kids to learn to wash and dry send quarters and detergent. There are pop machines and we do order pizza one night. Kids who want pizza, pay for pizza.

Payphones are available at certain times. If you want the kids to call, send with a phone card or they will use 1-800-collect.

Food   Kids are welcome to bring snacks, such as Gatorade, water bottles, twizzlers, beef jerky. Do not send a 711, the kids  are only here for 7 days.


Directions: From Illinois

Using Toll road I-80/90

Exit at the LaPorte exit (#49)

After the toll booths and at the end of the exit road turn right (north) onto Highway 39

Proceed 1.2 miles to the stoplight at the intersection of US 20 and Highway 39

Turn right onto US 20 East

Using I-94

Exit at the LaPorte/South Bend exit (#40A)

Proceed east on US 20 toward South Bend (do not be fooled by the LaPorte sign pointing to Indiana 35!!!)

After 3.6 miles, at the intersection of US 20 and Highway 39, continue straight on US 20 East


After 1 mile, watch for a green "LaLumiere School" sign on the right side of the road indicating a left turn

Turn left onto Wilhelm Road

At the first intersection (Wilhelm/650N) turn right onto 650N

After the S curve (slowly!) turn into the second gate on the left (labeled "Gate 1")