Review: Heroes of History- Thomas Edison

We have really learned to enjoy biographies over the years, and so we were thrilled to be able to review Heroes of History - Thomas Edison with its Digital Unit Study from YWAM Publishing.
Christian Heroes {YWAM Publishing Review}
This fantastic series includes several prominent historical figures including Abraham Lincoln, Ben Carson, John Smith, Christopher Columbus, Harriet Tubman, Lewis and Clark, and more.  We've actually enjoyed reading other titles from this publisher's Christian Heroes series, including George Muller, who was a particular favorite.  
 Heroes of History focuses on 27 (currently) men and women who have shaped our history as presidents, inventors, writers, explorers, scientists, etc.  Ages 10 and up should be able to comfortably read these books independently- but younger children will enjoy you reading aloud. We opted to use this book as a read aloud and then I had my sons complete some of the Digital Study Guide while my daughter (age 8) just enjoyed the story. 
The Thomas Edison book we received is 200 pages long, and my children really enjoyed the background on Edison, whose teachers believed he was "addled" but went on to hold over 1300 patents in his lifetime. I think Edison's story is a great one of perseverance for any child, but if you have a child who is struggling in school or with general anxiety about their intelligence, they might especially enjoy hearing about how Edison's mother never gave up on him and how he overcame his early struggles with education. 
Each book in the Heroes of History has a digital study guide, which makes reading comprehension really easy to do.  The activities in the digital study guide include Key Quotes (we didn't memorize these, but we did enjoy them), Chapter Questions (vocab, facts, etc) which we did aloud after each chapter, Display Corner (ideas for making a collection of stuff, we didn't do this), Student Explorations (essay questions, art projects, etc), Community Links (places you can visit or people to talk to related to your hero), Related Themes to Explore (current events, other reading in various subjects your student can do based on their enjoyment of the book you're working on), a Culminating Event (idea for the end of your study) and a Social Studies section.  The Social Studies portion was my favorite.  It included 5 different portions, Terms/Vocab, Places, Geography of New Jersey, Timeline, and research questions.  I think just doing this section would give your child/student a great depth of knowledge based on the book, and I really enjoyed how it included a lot of ideas from various subjects that we study.  You can use the questions in any section orally, as we did with the comprehension questions, or you can print out anything you'd like.  There is an answer key, which is always helpful if you've got children doing the study on their own.  
We really enjoyed this particular book about Thomas Edison and found him to be a great source of inspiration.  We also really enjoyed having the Digital Study Guide to go along with the book.  I think it would be really helpful if you had a large report due about an historical figure, as well, since the related themes section gives you a wealth of other resources to explore and there are some fun project ideas in the Student Explorations.  We've enjoyed each book that we read from this series so far, including Thomas Edison, and recommend them highly for you and your kids. 
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Early Language at PWA

At Prince William Academy we believe that in the global world in which our children are growing up, it is crucial to provide them with the skills that they will need to take an active and responsible role in the world.

By living and going to school in a region rich with cultural opportunities, our students have the chance to access vibrant cosmopolitan cities in which visitors from many countries interact, share their cultures and participate in discussion and policy development.

By offering children early exposure to a diverse array of cultural experiences and instruction in other languages, our goal is that PWA students will broaden their horizons, gain stronger commitments to their own cultural heritages, and be ready to play an active role in a global future.

At PWA we believe that it is crucial for all children to have the opportunity to gain fluency in more than one language and culture. Not only does language learning support academic achievement and provide cognitive benefits to students, it affects attitudes and beliefs about language learning and provides entry to other cultures.  Beginning at age two, our students study Spanish each day in addition to a world language selected by their parents.  This year we are offering Mandarin, Arabic, and French.  Our goal will be to introduce Farsi and Urdu in the future as our school community needs dictate.

There is a large body of research demonstrating that language learning provides students with academic advantages.[1]  The American Council of Teaching Foreign Language (ACTFL) has compiled an extensive body of research on the benefits of dual-language instruction programs. The research, grounded in historical context and current literature, notes that students who learn a second language have increased student achievement results compared to peers, improved cognitive skills, and overall positive attitudes for other cultures.

Counter-intuitively perhaps, it is clear that time spent learning a second language bolsters the learning of the first language too, as students, especially young children, develop cognitive tools that allow them to apply lessons from one language directly to the second.  To achieve bi-literacy and ensure competence in cross-cultural communication, Prince William Academy aims to instruct students in the two languages beginning at age two, making the most of the innate ability of young children to learn language, and contributing to their increased cognitive skills and higher achievement in other academic areas.[2]  Our effort from preschool through eighth grade promotes bi-literacy, grade-level academic achievement, and positive cross-cultural attitudes and behaviors in all students.[3]

A growing body of research indicates that language instruction provides multiple advantages to students, including:

·       Students achieve well above grade level, even years after their participation.
·       Students become proficient in another language and develop deeper cultural awareness.
·       Non-native English speakers and native English speakers in instruction programs perform as well as or better than their peers educated in other types of programs.  For example, both native Spanish speakers and native English speakers in instruction programs perform better than their peers both on English standardized achievement tests and Spanish standardized achievement tests.

There is also evidence that early language learning improves cognitive abilities and that bilingualism correlates with increased cognitive development and abilities.[4] There is also a correlation between bilingualism and attentional control on cognitive tasks. Furthermore, a correlation between bilingualism and intelligence and between bilingualism and meta-linguistic skills, memory skills, problem solving ability and improved verbal and spatial abilities exists.[5]

Culture is an integral part of language learning, as the language provides a window into that culture and offers students the opportunity to engage actively with it. Research demonstrates that learning a target language helps young children develop positive attitudes to that language and the people who speak it.[6]   At Prince William Academy, students view second language learning and the insights gained into another culture as a normal part of their schooling.  

At Prince William Academy, language acquisition is not just about learning a new language or being able to communicate with another person in a different language.  Cultural understanding and an ability to compete globally is what drives our intensive language studies and compliment our robust curriculum.

Learn more about our friends at Prince William Academy here.  PWA is an advertiser on PwcMoms.com.

Armstrong, P. W., & Rogers, J. D. (1997). Basic skills revisited: The effects of foreign language instruction on reading, math, and language arts. Learning Languages, 2(3), 20-31
Johnson, C. E., Flores, J. S., & Eillson, F. P. (1963). The effect of foreign language instruction on basic learning in elementary schools: A second report. The Modern Language Journal, 47(1), 8-11.
Turnbull, M., Hart, D., & Lapkin, S. (2003). Grade 6 French instruction students’ performance on large-sclar reading, writing, and mathematics tests: Building explanations.  AlbertaJournal of Educational Research, 49(1), 6-23. From PsychINFO database.
[2] Stewart, J.H., Foreign Language Study in Elementary Schools: Benefits and Implications for Achievement in Early Childhood, Education Journal, 2005, 33(1), pp. 11-16.
[3] Dual Language Education of New Mexico, available at http://www.dlenm.org/archive/2007/dlenm/101.html.
[4] Foster, K. M., & Reeves, C. K. (1989). Foreign Language in the Elementary School (FLES) improves cognitive skills. FLES News, 2(3), 4.
[5] Bamford, K. W., & Mizokawa, D. T. (1991). Additive-bilingual (instruction) education: Cognitive and language development. Language Learning, 41(3), 413-429. From ERIC database.
[6] Bamford, K. W., & Mizokawa, D. T. (1989). Cognitive and attitudinal outcomes of an additive-bilingual program. U.S.; Washington:  ED305826
[6] Morgan, C. (1993) ‘Attitude change and foreign language culture learning’ in Language Teaching, 26 (2), pp. 63-75.

Summer Bowling Options

The popular website "Kids Bowl Free" offers free games of bowling all summer long for your registered children.  There aren't any bowling centers near us that participate, but if you know the kids are going to be spending some time at Grammy's house or with the cousins, you can check to see if the bowling center near them is participating.

The AMF Summer Games program isn't completely free, but for just $4.95, kids ages 15 and under can bowl three games per day all summer long.  Add an adult summer games pass for $14.95 and you can bowl with your kids, too.  

For either program, make sure that you sign up online before summer begins and passes run out.


In Summmmmmerrrrrrrrr

We are excited about Summer....and all things warm and hot.....and laying on the beach.

Just like Olaf.

And speaking of Olaf, well, that reminds us of our super fun Frozen Dance Camps that we've hosted for you guys at Showcase Dance Studio.  And they've got fun summer camps, too! Check it out!


Review: Talking Fingers

Typing is, without a doubt, an indispensable skill in the world we live in. We've tried a few both free and paid typing programs- always looking for something that will really engage the kids, so I was really excited to be invited to try  " Read, Write & Type" from Talking Fingers Inc.

What I like most about this program is that it isn't just a typing program. Each key is taught using the sound it makes, and then students are encouraged to practice based on the sound they hear, as well. In 40 lessons, your child will not only have learned touch-typing, but also been reinforced in reading, phonics, and spelling. The concept is really quite brilliant, and they've clearly worked hard to make the process fun, as well.

Each lesson is lead by "Lefty", "Rightway", and Vexor, the quizmaster. There are numerous other characters who are introduced along the way as well. This program is definitely a 180 from the way I learned to type, which included a series of made up words I had to execute with a piece of paper taped over the keyboard so I couldn't see my fingers. Definitely a step up!!

Okay, it's more like an elevator up. Work with me here, people.

Each lesson is designed to introduce the sound the child is learning to type, reinforce their typing and recognition with short exercises, and then they type a story. The modules are fun and engaging for younger children. It's obviously designed with your younger student in mind- but my 2nd grader really enjoyed the program.

At the end of each lesson, there's a quiz from Vexor. The rate at which your child progresses is determined not only by their score here, however, but how they do within the lesson. If they're having a difficult time, more practice will be offered, whereas if they're breezing through with no issues, less practice will be given. As the parent, your account allows you to choose what percentage is required to pass and also provides you with one of two reports, a student report that shows percentages and an RWT report that shows their last usage statistics. Neither of these make it really easy to drill down on specific problem areas to me, but they provide a great overview of how your child is doing.

If you're looking to teach your 6-9 year old typing while reinforcing other skills, we really enjoyed this program. Plus, a single online license lasts 5 years and is only $35! Sibling discounts are available, as are classroom licenses and CD rom options.

My daughter is really excited that her typing speed and accuracy are improving.  I am really excited that her spelling and reading are being reinforced.  All in all, I would say we're both really happy with the way this program is going for us, and in about 40 hours of work, she should be a typing ace! This would be a great "I want to play on the computer" game, or a fun summer study, too!

Talking Fingers Inc. Review

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Check out Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at CCA

Update: We were able to attend the show last night (April 15th) and it was just a ton of fun.  On Facebook I said that it was a lot like having your friends put on a show and including a bunch of their favorite inside jokes- except that in this case your friends were quite talented and their jokes were all actually funny.  The narrator is incredibly talented (this play is ENTIRELY song- there's not dialogue at all) and so are her assistants.  What my kids liked most, however, was the humor.  They've already decided they would be a fantastic 3-person camel for Halloween, and I thought my boys were going to fall out of their seats laughing when some of the brothers started beat boxing and singing "Bad Boys, Bad Boys" from Cops.  
The students definitely took a few liberties with historical accuracy, but we really enjoyed the fun, easy-going atmosphere of the play and the extent to which the characters interacted with the audience, whether they were playing up a joke or running laps around the audience.  Also popular with my kids were Pharaoh Elvis and the fact that Jacob was in a wheelchair, which they thought added a lot of credibility to him being old.  Unfortunately, Jacob was also in an air cast, so I think this was more necessity than creative costume decision, but the kids liked it anyway.  

The set was beautifully done and very well used, and overall we thought the show was great! We had a lot of fun.  If there was a downside, I would say it was some microphone issues, but the crew was displaying the lyrics to each song on large screens that flank the stage, so even if you couldn't hear perfectly, you could still follow the whole story.  We went opening night, though, so I'd imagine they'll have those kinks worked out tonight!! This was definitely the most fun high school performance I've ever been to, and I loved how they utilized the whole school in some way- from the Elementary schoolers up through high school.  Just a heads up, they did open with a prayer and end with an altar call (just so you know it's coming).  It's a story based on the Bible, though, so I don't think that was a shocker for most of the crowd.  

On April 15th and 16th , Christ Chapel Academy’s (CCA) Performing Fine Arts Department will put on their rendition of a famous biblical story:  Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.  The student led play will begin at 7pm each night. 

The biblical story of Joseph is a familiar one to many.  Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musicalize the Biblical story of the young man whose brothers are jealous of their father's favoritism toward him and the beautiful coat he receives as a gift. They sell him into slavery in Egypt, telling their father he has been murdered, but he ultimately becomes important to the Pharaoh through his ability to interpret dreams. This bible story is put to 24 catchy songs complete with choreographed dance and song.

The play is produced and directed by CCA Performing Fine Arts Instructor, Harmony Barbour and student directed by CCA Students Michael Carpenter and Bria Alston. 

Tickets are on sale in the main school office and will be sold at the door.  Prices are as follows:

$3 Children |  $5 Adults  | $15 Family (3 students or more)

About Christ Chapel Academy

Christ Chapel Academy is dedicated to unleashing the leadership potential within each student.  Academically rigorous programs, a vibrant christ-centered community, and a unique multicultural learning environment make CCA a great option for parents who want a smaller school but don’t want to sacrifice big opportunities for their student(s). 

To learn more about Christ Chapel Academy, visit www.christchapelacademy.org


Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Presents: Circus Xtreme!

On Wednesday night we were fortunate to be able to go check out "Circus Xtreme" at Eagle Bank Arena (formerly the Patriot Center) in Fairfax.  Let me start by saying that Eagle Bank is a fantastic venue.  It's a quick drive, parking is free, and it's not DC.  That is all :) My boys ended up having lacrosse practice, so we brought our friends Stacey and Kyla with us.  These two are in first and second grade, and they really enjoyed the show!

One thing that always impresses me about Ringling Bros shows is the sets and the costuming.  Everything is so well done and thought-out.  It's also always impressive to me how they're able to use lighting and inter-scene skits or dances to make it so you don't even realize they're resetting for the next act.  These performers are so well rehearsed and the crew is so quick and well-oiled that you don't even realize where the new set up came from when the lights shift.  I would say that the way they organize is part of the magic!

As you may or may not have read, this is the last year that Ringling's famous asian elephants will be performing.  The elephants are now all moving down to the conservation center in Florida and will not be touring after this show.  The elephants are beautiful, and I like how they took the time to have their trainer talk about how the behaviors they showcase are part of normal elephant behavior, not things their bodies shouldn't be doing, and about the conservation center.  There were some other animal acts, as well, including camels, horses, tigers, poodles (in fact, an oodle of poodles!), and snakes- but just during a dance scene.

But what I really love about the circus isn't the animal acts, it's the human performers, and the amazing things that they can do! From strong men lifting 500 plus pounds with their teeth to the human cannonball to "circus sky divers" there's a little bit of everything and it all looks incredible! Some of it I'd love to try someday (the sky diving act actually was some kind of bungee cord routine in glow-in-the-dark costumes and while I could never flip like that, it looked really fun!) but there are others that scare the bejeezus out of me, like the high wire.  This is an awful cell phone picture, but it's a four-person stack on top of a tiny rope.  Nope.  Not now, not ever.

The group of guys that trampoline around each other and into a "house" structure was back, and my daughter really loves them.  New this year (I believe) were the biking performers who did jumps and flips and all kinds of craziness on the circus floor.  It was really cool, and I was really glad I didn't bring my sons, because I think they would've made me stay late so they could turn in job applications to try to learn how to do that.  My daughter is already petitioning for a backyard trampoline setup.

You've still got time to check out the circus, visit their website for ordering details and showtimes.  The circus will be at Eagle Bank Arena through April 17th with various showtimes and ticket prices.

Summer Camp at Daytime Playtime 2016

This summer, Daytime Playtime is happy to offer some very unique camps for their students. They have a variety of camps for different age groups. They are offering half-day camps and full day camps. These camps are entertaining, informative and the children will have lots of fun.  Daytime Playtime camps are focused on engaging students to explore, discover, work in teams, imagine and experience in a fun and creative way so they won’t even notice they are learning new skills and facts!  

Daytime Playtime summer camps offer the most flexible schedule you will find in this area. You can choose how many days, what days, AM/PM session, in whichever weeks works for you. 
There is a registration fee of $25
Cost of Summer Camps at DTPT:
5 days a week am or pm sessions:  $185.00 a week.
3 days a week am or pm sessions:  $125.00 a week.
1 day a week/droop in session am or pm: $45.00 a day
Full day camps are available for 5 days a week:  $255.00 a week (Parent must provided Lunch)

Discounts: Daytime Playtime offers a 5% discount for any family enrolling two or more children as well as a 5% discount for enrolling a child for two or more camps. The discount will be applied to the second and consecutive camps.  Please note you must register for all camps at the same time to receive the discount.  No discounts will be giving if enrolling in multiples camps separately.

Referrals: If you refer a friend you will get a $25 credit in your account. 

Outside play: The children will be having outside activities everyday and water will be part of the fun, so please make sure they apply sunscreen before coming to the camp and always bring an extra set of clothes, bottle of water and a towel. All items need to be label with name and last name.

 Come join Daytime Playtime to have a great fun summertime!


Review: Times Tales

More educational supplement reviews!! As we're heading into SOL time here in Virginia, I hope that these reviews will be helpful to all of you, not just homeschoolers! This one is particularly good- The Trigger Memory Co. provided us with the digital version of Times Tales for us to use in our home school, and we have really enjoyed it. I used the product with my 10 year old 4th grader, who already "knew" his times tables and wasn't super interested, but my 8 year old second grader really likes the program and has asked to use it each day.

Times Tales is, admittedly, a little weird at first.  I learned my multiplication tables the old fashioned way- my mom ran through flashcards until I cried, she yelled, and I tried again.  Eventually I got really fast at them, and then the dreaded cards went away, not to be seen or heard from again until my own children needed to learn.  Times tales, however, takes a very different approach.  If you have a learner that doesn't like route memorization or that does better with visual learning, this might be exactly what you've been looking for- whether you need a refresher before testing or you need to teach multiplication from scratch.

Each multiplication fact is told as a story.  In the first CD or digital download, the student is introduced to a cast of characters like Mr. and Mrs. Week (who only go out together).  Once they memorize the characters and confirm they know each one, they are able to move on to learning the "tales" portion.  Here's my daughter explaining a little more:
We've really enjoyed Times Tales for helping Savannah learn her multiplication facts, and we think that it's a great option, especially for kids that have not enjoyed learning facts in more "traditional" ways, or parents who just want to make multiplication fun from the outset! Another thing I really like about this program is that it moves seamlessly from online to offline.  The program includes printable resources that make a lot of sense- they start with the images of the characters your children have learned and then move to math facts with regular numbers, allowing your child to move from the stories to the written math to traditional math easily and without tears.  Additionally, the program is very easy to use- Savannah was able to use this as a supplement to her regular math curriculum without my assistance, which is always nice when you have three learners who need you.  At this point, after being taught how to open and run the program, she can do it entirely independently, although she's quite comfortable with her math facts after only a few hours using Times Tales and doesn't really need it anymore!

You can purchase a digital download of Times Tales for just $19.95 right now, and there's no waiting or shipping because it's instantly delivered to your computer.  If you're a classroom teacher, they also have classroom bundles available that include mini flip charts and a classroom sized flip chart, as well as a CD to print all of the hard-copy reinforcements that I mentioned earlier.  We really liked using Times Tales and think you'll like it, too! It's a little different, but if it's your learning style, it's the perfect way to learn your math facts in a fun way with no tears!

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Summer Camps!!!

Golf Camp at DPGolf Academy
Location: Bristow
Days: Monday-Friday throughout the Summer
Times: Select all day (9am-4pm), morning (9am-12pm) or afternoon (1pm-4pm)
Cost: $399 (full day), $210 (mornings), $199 (afternoons)
Ages: 6-12
Description: We use the highly successful U.S. Kids Golf teaching model in our Junior Golf Camps, providing young players with a structured, kid-friendly road map for having fun while learning to play golf. All of our Junior Golf Programs, including Summer Camps, offer 3 levels of learning.
Each level includes instruction and check points in five areas: Putting, Around the Green, Full Swing, Knowledge, and Scoring Your child’s progress is checked and evaluated in a relaxed and fun environment. Each child receives a U.S. Kids Golf Hat. Achievement pins are earned and added to their hat when a skill component is completed.

Camp at Daytime Playtime
Location: Haymarket
Days: Select 1-5 days all summer long
Times: Select half (AM or PM) or full day camps
Cost: Ranges from $45 (one day drop in) to $255 (all day all week)
Ages: 3 to 5 years
Description: Each week will include a fun theme like "Blooming a Garden" or "Fun with Dr. Suess" or "Children's Book Club".  Parents may select the number of days and whether they would like AM, PM, or all day camp for their child.

Camp at Showcase Dance Studio (Younger kids)
Location: Manassas
Days: 1 Day Mix and Match Classes July 11-August 3
Times: Vary by class
Cost: $10 per class or bundle 12 for $110
Ages: 4 and up
Description: Pick from fun, themed, half hour classes including Pom Pom, Hoppin to the Beat, Tappin Beach Party, Be My Ballerina and Jazzy Jungle

Camp at Showcase Dance Studio (Older Kids)
Location: Manassas
Days: Select the days/intensives that work for you
Times: Vary by class
Cost: Vary by class
Ages: 7 and up
Description: Pick from jazz intensives, master classes, stay strong classes, and more to keep your dancer in tip-top shape this summer

Music Camp at Bach to Rock
Location: Bristow
Days: Mon-Fri throughout June, July, and August
Times: 9am-5pm
Cost: Prices range from $80-$400 depending on full/half day and number of days camp is
Ages:4 and up
Description: Become a rock star for the week at one of our spring break music camps here at Bach to Rock in Bristow. Choose between Glee (Vocal), Rock Band (Instrumental), or Recording arts camps! Students will be split into groups and instructed on how to sing/play the instrument of their choosing. They will come together to create a band name, design t-shirts, and record a cd together in our state-of-the-art studio. The bands will come together to put on a special performance at the end of the week! Choose half day or full day options! Read more about pricing and details / Enroll online at https://bristow.b2rmusic.com/ .

Golf Camp at General's Ridge
Location: Manassas
Days: Monday-Friday June 27-July 1 OR July 18-22 OR August 15-19
Times: Choose Full or Half Day (9am-12pm or 9am-4pm includes lunch)
Cost: $149 (half) or $249 (full)
Ages: 6-17
Description: http://www.generalsridge.com/store

Camps at Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center
Location: Manassas
Days: Monday-Friday throughout June, July, and August
Times: Choose full or half day camp options starting as early as 6:30am
Cost: Prices range based on selected camp and length
Ages:5.5-15 years old
Visit http://www.freedom-center.com/camps/summer-camps/ to register or for more details.

Edgemoor Art Studio Camps
Location: Lake Ridge
Days: Monday-Friday throughout the summer (choose your week)
Times: Ages 3-6 from 9am-12pm, ages 7 and up from 1pm-4pm
Cost: $195 including all materials and a snack
Ages: ages 3 and up
Description: http://www.edgemoorartstudio.com/CAMPS.html

Adventure Links at Hemlock Overlook
Location: Clifton, VA with Pick-Up Locations in Manassas, Gainesville, Centreville and many more.
Days: Monday-Friday for Day and Residential Camp, Sunday-Saturday for Expeditions
Times: 8AM to 5PM
Cost: $495-$1995
Ages: 7-17
Description: Adventure Links at Hemlock Overlook has been providing summer camps in Northern Virginia since 1997. We offer adventure-based day camps, residential camps and traveling expeditions for rising 2nd - 12th graders. Our activities include canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, caving, outdoor living skills, sailing, mountain biking, and many others. Our summer camps focus on challenging campers, creating lifelong bonds, and playing with purpose.
Check out our camp schedule and website! For more information, contact us at summer@adventurelinks.net or (571)281-3556.  

Chip Rohr Soccer Camp
Location: Linton Hall School campus, Bristow, VA
Days: Mon-Fri, July 18-22, July25-29, Aug. 1-5, Aug 8-12
Times: 9 AM-4 PM
Cost: $195 per child per week. Discounts for multiple children or multiple weeks
Ages: 6-13

Description: Soccer fun for kids! A Day Soccer Camp for boys and girls with emphasis on kids having fun through age-appropriate soccer activities and games. A day at camp includes morning skill & tactical activities, lunch break, daily swim period, soccer videos, indoor and outdoor small-sided games, popsicle break!   www.chiprohrsoccer.com