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Best of New York Family 2003

Best Soccer Camp

  • N.Y.C. Soccer Academy

    Columbia University, Baker Field, 212-502-3451;

    In New York, soccer can be cutthroat; fortunately, folks at the N.Y.C. Soccer Academy never forget why kids play. Founded by the head coaches of Columbia’s soccer teams, this summer day camp for kids from 6 to 17 is known for the first-rate instruction—schools like Bronx Science, Riverdale, and Horace Mann use the camp for preseason training. But the emphasis is on having fun: Most of the teaching is done in scrimmages instead of drills. Four weeklong sessions (each costs $275 and accommodates up to 200 kids) are held between June 16 and August 20.

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So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).