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Top Ten Reasons to send Your Daughter to an Overnight SUMMER BASKETBALL CAMP ~ by Dee Dee Deeken, Camp Director 1 Just Get Better!! If you think practice is hard, try sitting on the bench…and that is why I LOVE summer!!

There are so many things to

love, right? Warm weather, sunshine, Dairy Queen, watermelon, the beach, staying up late, and sleeping in…those are just a few. But when I was a kid, one of my most favorite things was basketball camp. I loved the competition and knowing that I was actively doing something to improve my skills as a basketball player. The desire to be a better ballhandler and a smarter passer, to be able to score from anywhere on the court, to get quicker and stronger, to learn the nuances of the game, to be the best I could be -- fueled me…. and basketball camp provided the spark that launched me into the rest of the summer with renewed dedication and determination to JUST GET BETTER.

2 Girls need to feel empowered Young people today face challenges that didn’t even exist when I was growing up! And helping kids develop the skills to confidently deal with adversity is critical to 44 Vol. 6, Issue 1

their development and decision-making skills.

According to a United Nations

Report, girls who participate in sports are more likely to stay engaged in school, develop a sense of identity, and access new opportunities.

There is strong evidence

that participation in sports also creates more leadership roles for women; develops greater




among individuals; improves self-esteem; and can challenge gender stereotypes and discriminatory practices.