Resources

  • Summer Camp—Not So Taxing with Childcare Credit

    By Otesa Miles The running, jumping and layup shooting your camper does at Shaka Smart Basketball Camps may qualify for a childcare tax credit. When it comes time to file taxes, you should ask a tax professional for specific advice, but below we’ve outlined the basics for you with the help of Eric Stamper of […]

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  • Camp App Makes Registration a Breeze

    Photo by Sarah Mattozzi  By Otesa Miles There’s an app for that. Yes, even for Shaka Smart Basketball Camps. Have you wondered how camp staffers register hundreds of campers, record deposits to their Camp Bank account and give them team assignments in less than an hour? Thanks to Richmond-based Shockoe.com everything parents need for a smooth […]

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  • Parents: What to Expect the First Day of Camp

    Photo by Steven Casanova By Otesa Miles The first day of Shaka Smart Basketball Camps is full of excitement as campers meet their coaches and new teammates. Parents, we’d like to share with you a few things to keep in mind, which will hopefully answer your questions about our summer basketball camp. Registration: To kickoff […]

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  • Your Basketball Camp Checklist

    Photo by Portia Black By Otesa Miles Parents always ask, “What should my child bring to Shaka Smart Basketball Camps?” Our answer is usually: “not much, we’ve got most things covered.” To answer your questions, we compiled a checklist of a few things that might be helpful when you drop your camper off with us […]

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  • Take the Kids, Leave Your Wallet—More Low-cost RVA Activities

    The scalding summer temperatures don’t have to burn a hole in your wallet! There are plenty of free or cheap activities around the Richmond area for kids of all ages. Check out your neighborhood library and the libraries in other ‘hoods as well. Every summer, these book warehouses also host musical events, poetry slams and […]

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  • Skip the Summer Slide: Ways to Keep Up With Academics

    The heat may be inevitable during June, July and August, but the so-called “Summer Slide” isn’t. The “Summer Slide” is what some education experts call the loss of skills some students experience when they’re out of school for summer vacation. Studies show that most students lose some math skills, while those with fewer economic resources […]

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  • Richmond Parenting Resources

    Parenting can be a fun, exciting experience. It can also feel as if you’re juggling seven balls…while walking a tightrope. To help parents and guardians manage, there are numerous local resources available. Hotlines and Advice Lines Here are a few places to call if you need help or advice: Dominion Parent Power Line: (804) 545-1928 […]

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  • CoachSmart.com – Your youth community connection site

    Want to know more about Shaka Smart Basketball Camps? Interested in fun family outings? Looking for basketball tips or quick, healthy ideas? If so, Shaka Smart Basketball Camps has launched CoachSmart.com to provide this information and more! Visit the site and be sure to sign up for our enewsletter and come back often. For the […]

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