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Homesickness Common for Campers, But Parents Can Help

It is common for campers and parents to feel a tinge of homesickness at some point during the camp session. So, how can parents help? The American Camp Association® (ACA) recommends the following do's and don'ts families can use to help deal with homesickness.

Packing for Sports Camp: Tips to Make Sure Your Child is Prepared

Making sure you pack everything your child will need sports camp this summer can be a challenge.  Luckily, there are some tried-and-true items that you can send to camp with your children to ensure they are prepared for almost anything.   In addition to packing all the sports equipment your child will need, here's a head-to-toe summer camp packing list.

Soccer Training Academic Opportunities Around the World, Part 1

Looking for play your favorite game in an exotic location? Teams in Europe, South America and Asia offer fantastic opportunities for soccer players. World-class soccer training programs in Italy, England, France, Spain, Mexico, Brazil and China have opened their doors to young players looking to hone their soccer skills.

The Costs, the Benefits: Elite Training in China

A visit to China raises questions about training very young children for acrobatics and high-level sports competition. Do the Chinese offer a model Western sports parents want to imitate?  How are their choices different from ours?

Raising An Elite Athlete A Financial Challenge For Most Parents

Supporting an elite athlete is expensive. At the level of national and international competition, the level where it becomes understandable that a young athlete would concentrate on one sport, we are a nation of elites, and the phenomenon is fueled by private coaches, private clubs, corporate sponsorship, and parental sacrifice. How can you manage it financially?

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