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 #2: ”Respect and Positive Relationships”
Campers will examine different situations where respect is important and how being respectful can help foster and build positive relationships with family members, teammates, classmates, and authority figures such as coaches and teachers. This course also emphasizes having a responsible and balanced relationship with technology and social media, and a significant amount of time will be spent addressing the growing presence of technology in the lives of youth today. It addresses themes of using technology and social media responsibly and with good judgment. The social skills addressed in this course will address specific relationship-building scenarios, and how to deal with others in a positive and productive way.
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)