By age 8, John Stuart Mill had learned Latin and Greek, and had written a political treatise barring those with no knowledge of Latin or Greek from his tree house. Prime your child for excellence with today's Groupon to Rhodes College. Choose between the following options:
- For $100, you get one week of all-sports camp from June 13 to 17 (a $200 value). This camp is open to boys and girls ages 5–14.
- For $100, you get one week of boys' basketball camp from June 20 to 24 (a $200 value). This camp is open to boys entering grades 3–9.
Mike DeGeorge—a 20-year camp-captaining veteran and head men's basketball coach at Rhodes College—teaches everything from specialized skills to sportsmanship at the school's athletic camps. Alongside a supporting staff of other Rhodes coaches and athletes, as well as a wise-cracking sentient basketball named Terry, DeGeorge enlightens the minds of 5–14 year olds to friendly sports such as soccer, volleyball, disk golf, kickball, and more at the all-sports camp. The camp aims to promote positive attitudes rather than competition, as kids learn to have fun athletically from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
For parents looking to strengthen hoop-to-son relationships, Rhodes College's weeklong basketball camp fine-tunes a slew of fundamentals for players entering third to ninth grade. Coach DeGeorge and his athlete-stocked staff lead drills to perfect court prowess, focusing on dribbling, shooting, and referee flattery. Though often incorporating team play, the camp aims to amp up each swishbucketer's personal offensive and defensive arsenal. Lunch is not provided at either camp, and some athletic gear will be needed to participate.