In Hoops4Life Basketball/Life Skills Camps, each camper experiences at least one classroom session per day which is led by a camp director. Classroom sessions focus on building social skills, but also include other themes and points of emphasis which differ each session. While the structure of our classroom sessions are similar in nature, the curriculum for each week does not require multiple week attendance- each session starts assuming most of the campers are in their first experience- yet is varied to provide a unique and fresh experience to our many returning campers who attend multiple sessions. Hoops4Life Basketball/Life Skills Camps now has four unique courses which are scheduled in different areas throughout the summer (see full course schedule below). Campers are encouraged to attend multiple sessions, and will not repeat courses unless they travel to a camp at a different location.
Hoops4Life Basketball/Life Skills Course #4: “Integrity, Loyalty, and Social Responsibility”
Campers will learn how integrity and loyalty can be strongly impactful to their growth and maturity, and how these concepts directly impact interpersonal relationships. This course will emphasize how to stay true to your values by acting and responding with integrity. The importance of developing loyalty will be highlighted. First, in terms of how this allows you to stay true to your commitments, your goals, and your word. Second, in how it impacts relationships with teammates, family members, friends, and others you come into contact with in your life. The social skills addressed in this course will specifically emphasize how to deal with others from a place of integrity and our shared responsibility to making the world a better place.
A Typical Classroom Session Looks Like:
A review of the daily quotation related to the course theme
Short video clip connected to the course theme
A participatory thinking activity or partner talk
A review of the social skill, and an interactive skit which we call “theatre sports” with directors and staff to highlight the skill
Take home extension of the day’s learning/homework assignment (short, verbal, connected to the day’s lesson)