SHORT HILLS, NJ - The Summer Olympics are coming to Short Hills this week at Fundamentals Sports Camp. Starting Monday, the campers will divide into countries and participate in a variety of sports from the Olympic Games. 

Senior campers will take on a leadership role through mentoring the younger campers. Mentors will research various facts about their countries to share, while younger campers are divided into countries by a spin of the globe. 

The Olympic Creed provides a driving force for the week's activities that go beyond winning. The creed states, "The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well."

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Fundamental Director Greg Bartiromo sees this week as a chance to apply the creed to sports and beyond. "The values of the Olympics are taught and found in every lesson and competition, and we hope that our campers learn these values and bring them back to the other places they play sports in their lives”

Fundamentals Sports Camp has been teaching character education through sports since 1998. The goal of FUNDAMENTALS is to provide quality sports education to young children. At FUNDAMENTALS, children spend most of the day learning the skills and concepts of a variety of sports and games. However, it is the sports curriculum “off the field” that sets FUNDAMENTALS apart from other sports day camps. 

Informal discussions on sports current events, character building, sportsmanship and choosing role models are held daily. FUNDAMENTALS teaches children the values of teamwork and commitment which are the essential elements of success in sports, as well as in life. Learning these lessons in a friendly, encouraging atmosphere through sports and games makes learning them fun. This is what sports should be about! This is what FUNDAMENTALS SPORTS CAMP is about! Additional information is available at