Since 1998, ProCamps Worldwide has bridged the gap between pro athletes and their fans with a variety of instructional youth camps and fantasy camps for adults. More than 100 professional and Olympic gold-medal athletes have lent their wisdom during camps conducted across the country. For instance, the NBA's leading scorer, Kevin Durant, dishes details on his skills at a camp in Oklahoma, and Super Bowl champion and Packers linebacker Clay Matthews teaches the careful choreography of backfield disruption in Wisconsin. At fantasy camps, John Calipari and Bill Self—the two coaches who squared off in 2012's NCAA title game—give campers tours of their programs' hallowed halls.
Slowly tiptoeing through a thicket of greenery, a warrior stumbles upon a stack of blocks hidden among glyphs. Lost in an attempt to decipher the etchings, he fails to hear the enemy approach, who then fires his weapon into the warrior's back. The warrior emerges unscathed, though his team has taken a hit in this round of tag in Laser Chase's 4,000-square-foot jungle-themed arena. Between 15-minute laser-blasting bouts, visitors can gather in the viewing area to watch other contests or amble into the arcades for battles on the small screen. Alongside open play sessions, Laser Chase also hosts birthdays, corporate cage fights, field trips, and gatherings with various party packages available.
Dream Adventures USA's guides lead informative, scenic tours down the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers. Up to three sets of sightseeing eyes can climb aboard each Yamaha 110 jet ski for a river trek. Cumberland River voyages, which cover up to 120 miles, include an exploration of Old Hickory Lake's coves, inlets, and dam before breezing through downtown Nashville and stopping at Rock Harbor for lunch. A sampling of up to 60 miles of the Tennessee River loops around Long Island and gives riders a view of the Alabama state line, which glows like the first down marker used on NFL broadcasts. Both tours begin with a brief safety overview and conclude at the original launch site.
Founded by David Medeiros, an award-winning ballroom dancer, Champion Ballroom Center unleashes inner dancers with expert instruction in a variety of dance forms. Forty-five-minute private classes imbue students' foot-brains with knowledge of ballroom, latin, or swing dance styles. Private lessons are helmed by one of Champion Ballroom Center’s seasoned dance instructors, each veterans of the dance floor and classroom alike. Private sessions may be taken with or without a partner, allowing couples to learn the basics of each other’s movements and solo dancers to absorb techniques by osmosis.
Merging Of The Arts' instructor Autumn Bethea teaches kids and grownups how to express themselves in freeform acrylics classes that yield surreal, abstract, and naturalistic masterpieces. Bethea spends each modern-acrylics class imparting wisdom on rudimentary yet essential painting skills, such as color, composition, proportion, and texture, while students brushstroke from a common reference point. After tapping into their own vision and heeding Autumn's advice, pupils wield fast-drying and multifaceted acrylics to whip up a masterpiece and cart it home or sell it to the Louvre on the very same day. Adults can paint and sip their favorite libation on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. or during the more coffee-centric timeslot of Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., whereas children come to express themselves on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.