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Beginning Your RV Camping Experience

Camping can be a wonderful get-away from the boring daily routine. It’s a good way to discover many interesting places around our great country. If you are adventurous and love to take off and drive wherever the road takes you, you never know what you will find. If you have decided to buy your first camper or RV, take things slow. Shop around for one that is not too large or expensive. Find out as much as you can about your new purchase. Do some studying to learn how to hook up all the electric running lights and connections on the camper and tow vehicle or the RV. Next take a few trial runs in city driving and highway driving to get the feel for handling your camper.

Take just a few days for your first camping trip. Whether you want to stay at one place or try a different place everyday, make sure that you are familiar with all water and electrical connections at each campsite. There are many campground guidebooks and RV directories. Have a plan as to where you are going beforehand. That could save you a lot of stress later.

Try to get to the campground before dark, so you can clearly see how each space is set up. Also, make note of shower and bathroom and general store locations. Check into the office and find out about all their rules and regulations. Ask them if you can register for one night and then add another night for the next day if you decide to stay. This way you will be able to leave the next morning if this place does not work for you. Even if you will not be able to stay for another day for whatever reason, at least you will know if this place is a good or bad destination for you.

If you are planning to spend a long time at one place and use it as a base from which to visit many attractions in the area, you would be wise to learn everything you can about it. Even if it has a really good discount offer, it may not be worth it if you are having a terrible time there.

No matter what time of year it is, there are always good campgrounds all around the whole country. As we are moving into late fall and winter now, this may be the best time to take a trip. It will cooler up here in the north but warmer as you head south. There will probably be smaller crowds also.

Do your homework first and you can expect to have great time with many happy memories. Proper preparation can make your Rv motoring trips the stuff of dreams or when not properly prepared a travel nightmare.

How to Get More From a Basketball Camp This Summer

Regardless of skill level, all basketball players look at the summer as their chance to make the biggest improvements in their game.

The summer is when you get to work on skills, techniques, and aspects of your game that you don’t get a chance to during the season, and players do so by either working out in the gym or driveway, playing on a traveling team or in pick up games, or by attending a basketball camp.

If you are attending a basketball camp however, you need to make sure that you make the most of your experience, because not all camps are created equal. Here are some ways to think about so that you can get the most benefit from your basketball camp experience this summer.

1) Exposure vs. Development

Some basketball camps cater to players who are looking to get noticed by college coaches (think Five Star, Nike), while others focus on developing skills (think Point Guard College, Hoop Group). There are benefits for either approach, but just be honest with yourself about your goals going in. Are you looking to get noticed, or are you looking to get better?

2) On Court vs. Off Court Development:

Not every basketball camp approaches skill development the same way. Some spend all of their time on the court doing drills or playing games, while others spend time developing players with the use of video analysis, leadership training, and breaking down basketball related concepts in the classroom. You can usually get a preview of the basketball camp weekly schedule, so make sure you ask for it up front and see exactly what they offer.

With so much of the game being mental, it’s important to consider the value of spending time learning how to think the game, and not just play it. So make sure you ask about whether or not off the court instruction is a big part of the basketball camp experience as well.


As you plan for another summer on the hardwood, think hard about your options for how you’re going to spend your time. If attending a basketball camp is part of your approach, make sure you take a few of these thoughts into consideration, so you can get the best experience possible for your development.