My son participated in the second week of camp U10. As a Canadian living in a foreign country, we were worried for many reasons: the lack of language (we don't speak English to him at home), the different mentality, the level of soccer (higher or less than what he is used to..), and all the other regular stuff parents worry when they send their offspring off to camp…
We were thrilled by the way he was accepted by the coaches and the other children, communication was really OK- using English, hand gestures, and international soccer words (his English improved immensely!!), and the soccer level was impressive. The coaches were well trained, have diplomas in an array of sport related subjects (especially soccer, but happily not only soccer), they were understanding and had a great positive attitude towards the children and the parents. The wonderful report we received at the end of the camp, reflected exactly that: positive feedback, and pointers for personal improvement.
We are totally impressed and of course feel that our money was well spent: the risk was higher than the average Canadian, since we come from abroad, and it could easily be the wrong choice.
Adam can't stop talking about the camp, and was sad he couldn't continue for another week (at least…).
I'm happy to say, that we decided that we will make every effort to return again next year. The experience was so great, we want to have it again!
Special thanks to his coaches: Ian and Joe. They are the main reason this experience was so meaningful.
Thank you from the bottom of our heart. This camp was defiantly the highlight of our summer!