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Soccer. Football to the rest of the world. All it requires is a ball, a field, and a couple of sticks for the goals. Cleats and shin guards and other equipment is non-essential, making soccer a popular sport in any type of community. Simplicity is beauty. While Americans still have quite a lot to learn about the game, everyone else has embraced the sport fully. Its value in society far exceeds simply providing physical exercise.

At camp, soccer brings together staff members from all different activities. Anyone can attend if they have a good alarm clock.

Nothing starts my day off with more energy than waking up at 6am to play soccer.

(Photo: South Africa, 2007)