D1spects teaches children the values of teamwork and dedication through competitive football and basketball leagues. Although kids try out, each is guaranteed at least one quarter of playing time during each game. Players even get to experience answering questions like the pros do, with on-camera interviews taking place on the sidelines. At the end of the season, kids have a chance to compete for the playoffs and earn medals for their achievements.
A non-profit organization, Camp Village expands children's mental and physical abilities through one-week summer day camps. During the summer months, instructors and counselors lead children in 30 activities spanning a full spectrum of the sciences, arts, and outdoor adventure. On any day, children may transition from swimming or horseback-riding to drama, music, and dance. Campers might develop technical prowess in rocket building and media production, or hone language skills in French, Spanish, and binary code. The roster of offerings also includes the Eastern fitness disciplines of tae kwon do and yoga. To accompany these wide-ranging activities, staffers also take campers off-site for at least two field trips each week, heading to institutions such as the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, attractions such as Maxx Fun Family Entertainment Center, and annual events such as the National Black Arts Festival. Learning doesn't stop once school comes back into session; the organization extends its summery mission with year-round after-school programs.
One glance at the scorecard, and it's obvious Wolf Creek Golf Club isn't for the faint of heart. The course is an imposing 7,028 yards from the back tees, but distance with the driver, long irons, and golf-ball trebuchet aren't enough to conquer the course alone. The rating and slope of 73.5 and 142, respectively, don't tell the whole tale: lofty as they may be, players must play the course for themselves to truly appreciate its clever mix of length and strategy. Low flatland holes and holes strung along wetland areas characterize the par 72 layout, all tied together by meticulously maintained fairways and greens.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Total length of 7,028 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 73.5 from the back tees * Course slope of 142 from the back tees * Four sets of tees per hole * View the scorecard
Golfers across Texas, Arizona, and Georgia get an expert's opinion on their local private and public courses through AvidGolfer Magazine. The professionals also offer some basic instructions, in-depth product reviews, and careful explanations of why a lower score is better. Besides expert advice, the magazine releases an annual passbook that grants subscribers entry into several local courses.
Coach John "Q" McQueen scored 1,524 points during his collegiate career at Cabrini College, good for second most in school history. His all-around skill set was impressive, showcasing fundamentals to dominate opponents and score at ease. After that, John played and coached hoops in Europe, scouted for a cartoon Martian team, and later wrote a motivational book titled "Living Proof". Today, coach John runs Drillz and Skillz Hoopz, a youth basketball camp and clinic where youngsters learn the fundamentals of the game in addition to learning about character and ethics.
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes
Pro Tip: Wear or bring sneakers and workout clothing
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Recommended Age Group: All Ages
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
Many fencing clubs cater mostly to children. The Atlanta Fencers' Club loves our active Youth /Teen program, but some of our best fencers are 50+, 60+, and 70+.
I'm a first-timer. How do you get me ready for the experience?
We want your first fencing class to be a positive, memorable experience. You will be given an introduction to the basic fencing techniques, rules of the game, dress out in full fencing gear and have an exhilarating bout. Of course, there will be photo ops at the conclusion.
What is the one feature of your business that you're most proud of?
We have had numerous successful competitive fencers over the years, including one two-time Olympian, and a World Champion. A number of our teen fencers have become excellent collegiate fencers at major universities.