NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Some summer camps for kids are still deciding whether to cancel or open, and if so, how. One local soccer day camp made the decision to go virtual and connect kids with pro players. Ten-year-old Landon Olivers would usually be signing up for summer soccer camp in Brooklyn this week, but this year, it was canceled due to COVID-19. “Very, very disappointed, and I was sad ’cause I spent most of my time playing soccer,” Landon told CBS2’s Natalie Duddridge. RELATED STORY: Fresh Air Fund Working Tirelessly To Find Safe Way To Bring Children Outdoors Amid Coronavirus Pandemic One of the camp organizers, Darrius Marcellin, saw how easily kids adapted to school online and decided to offer camp online. He called on some of his pro-athlete contacts around the world to help coach young players over Zoom, like Katie Zelem, the captain of England’s Manchester United women’s team. “I play mid-field, so when we hosted our first webinar, we had a lot of people in there and they were asking specifics, like what I eat before games, leading up to games,” Zelem said. RELATED STORY: Summer Camps Moving Forward With Coronavirus Safety Plans Despite Uncertain Future… Read full this story
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