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The Importance of Asking Questions

Posted on October 09, 2016 by Ixchel Mazer in Uncategorized

There’s no doubt that the Information Age has provided us with KNOWING.  Lists of step by step instructions, demo videos, and “how to” illustrations pour through our screen devices. All the answers can usually be found within a few clicks on the google search bar.  While I am certainly a fan of independent online research, … Continue reading The Importance of Asking Questions

Summer Camp: Early Bird Registration

Posted on August 26, 2016 by Ixchel Mazer in Uncategorized

  We are approaching September in all it’s glory and grandeur – falling leaves, our campers are starting the fall term, and we are planning for next year! Kelley and myself have been meticulously investigating how better we can incorporate the Santa Barbara lifestyle into summer camp. Runs along Butterfly and Miramar Beach in the … Continue reading Summer Camp: Early Bird Registration

Care Packages: We LOVE them

Posted on May 24, 2016 by Ixchel Mazer in Uncategorized

Hello parents of campers! We have gotten a lot of questions about one of our favorite topics: care packages. And we at FullSport Academy have this to say about them: WE LOVE CARE PACKAGES!   For new families asking themselves *what is a care package?*; Fear not! We will tell you!   Per Wikipedia, The … Continue reading Care Packages: We LOVE them

Sportsmanship & Youth Independence

Posted on May 23, 2016 by Ixchel Mazer in Uncategorized

  Today, I wanted to talk about two different things: the Draymond Green sportsmanship argument in the NBA playoffs, and how this applies to campers.   The transition from day camp to sleepaway camp can be a new experience for campers and parents alike. Your son or daughter gone for one week? Two? THREE weeks? … Continue reading Sportsmanship & Youth Independence

Endurance in Sports: Are Athletics Getting More Competitive?

Posted on May 17, 2016 by Ixchel Mazer in Uncategorized

So often we hear traditions that interest us: eat pasta the night before the lacrosse game on Saturday. Drink a vitamin water during the game to keep your electrolytes up. Eat a candy bar to up your blood sugar right before the big game. What are these for? To make sure your child is at … Continue reading Endurance in Sports: Are Athletics Getting More Competitive?

Screen-Free Summer? We think a break from technology is necessary!

Posted on May 17, 2016 by Ixchel Mazer in Uncategorized

Wake up, check the phone. Text a friend before you brush your teeth, text a friend while you’re brushing your teeth. Log on to the computer to play Pandora while getting ready for school. Texting on the bus on the way to school. Maybe the school uses laptops? Texting during snack and at lunch. Text … Continue reading Screen-Free Summer? We think a break from technology is necessary!

SUMMER CAMP: We’re getting ready!!!! ARE YOU?

Posted on May 11, 2016 by Ixchel Mazer in Uncategorized

I remember going to camp as a child! I attended summer camp in Michigan, so flying from Southern California to Michigan was always a special treat. I would have my mother book my flights at 6 a.m. (why did she ever agree to this? Crazy lady! Even crazier child I suppose!). LAX was two hours … Continue reading SUMMER CAMP: We’re getting ready!!!! ARE YOU?

Travel Plans? We have you covered!

Posted on May 10, 2016 by Ixchel Mazer in Uncategorized

Traveling as an unaccompanied minor can be a new experience for campers. But we have you covered! For our campers coming from out of state, we have FullSport Academy counselors meet your child at the gate, and a FullSport Academy van to transport campers to our Westmont College. We want to make the transportation process … Continue reading Travel Plans? We have you covered!

Meet Us In May: Saturday, May 14th!

Posted on April 12, 2016 by Ixchel Mazer in Uncategorized

Meet Us In May Meet us at 10:00 am on Saturday May 14th, at the East Beach Picnic Area in Santa Barbara, California! We are ready to answer any and all questions you may have about  our director team’s camp history, in addition to sharing our sports program and presenting our coaches for summer 2016 … Continue reading Meet Us In May: Saturday, May 14th!

Why Camp Friends are Friends for Life:

Posted on February 08, 2016 by Ixchel Mazer in Uncategorized

There’s a special feeling in the air on the opening day of each session– an extra pep in the step, a feeling of excitement that rivals only the first day of school or the first time you lose a tooth.  Families arrive, bringing suitcases and encouraging campers to branch out and enjoy every moment camp … Continue reading Why Camp Friends are Friends for Life: