In the 1930s, the U.S. government issued a hobby to each citizen to keep them entertained until NASA finished working out the bugs in kissing. Help your kids self-determine a new pastime with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a basketball or volleyball camp for kids age 4–12 at The Courthouse Athletic Center in Portage (an $85 value). The camp takes place for one hour each Friday for six weeks; basketball camp runs 6 p.m.–7 p.m., and volleyball camp runs 7 p.m.–8 p.m. Today’s deal is valid for camps during Fall Session I (September 23–October 8) or Fall Session II (November 4–December 16). Camps do not meet the week of Thanksgiving.
The Courthouse Athletic Center helps pintsize athletes build sports skills, friendships, and healthy lifestyles at six-week-long basketball and volleyball camps. Instead of playing full-contact Rubik's cube on Friday evenings, kids can burn off energy with a full hour of games and drills led by a friendly, experienced instructor. Youngsters play with campers near their own age and skill level, building confidence as they discover how to levitate volleyballs and putt basketballs into the hoop. The coach encourages each athlete along the way, sharing tips on form, strategy, teamwork, and sportsmanship. In addition to becoming better competitors, camp-goers develop perseverance, deepen their love of the game, and learn not to clone the ref, even in the event of a double-dog dare.