Basketball Summer Camps for Kids

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Basketball Summer Camps for Kids
Summer basketball camp is a great way to beat the summer heat. (basketball boy 3 image by Paul Moore from Fotolia.com)

Summer basketball camp is the perfect way for kids to break up their summer vacations. They can meet new friends, get some quality exercise and learn new basketball skills. There are camps for kids with a lot of basketball ability and there are camps for kids for kids who are just learning the game and want to have fun. They range in length from camps that meet for a few hours on a weekend to overnight camps that last for a week.

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Nike Basketball Camp

Nike, the shoe and activewear company, offers basketball camps for kids of all different ages and skill levels throughout the summer. The camps are run by college and high school coaches and offer complete supervision, often having some of the best camper-to-counsellor ratios of all camps. There are different camps for boys and girls, as well as different durations (day camp, extended day and overnight). Also, at each Nike camp, campers receive a Nike T-shirt, workbook, evaluation and certificate.

Nike Basketball Camps

US Sports Camps, Inc.

750 Lindaro Street, Suite 220

San Rafael, CA 94901

800-645-3226

ussportscamps.com/nikebasketball/

NBC Camp

Summer campers looking to get basketball and more out of their camp experiences should check out NBC Summer Basketball Camp. NBC, which claims to operate the largest and most popular overnight camps in the world, offers camps throughout the United States as well as in other countries. They offer both day and overnight camps, as well as position-specific camps. Not only does NBC focus on basketball skills, they also put a strong focus on teamwork and motivation.

NBC Camp

5000 Auburn Way S

Auburn, WA 98092, U.S.A.

800-406-3926

nbccamps.com/camps/basket_ball/basket_ball.htm

College Camps

No matter where you live, chances are the local college offers a basketball camp for your child. Most are weeklong day camps, but some larger schools offer overnight camps. Camps are often run by the head coach of the college or university. For example, in Connecticut, Jim Calhoun Camp is offered at the University of Connecticut for four weeks in the summer and has day and overnight options. Also in Connecticut, Yale University offers James Jones Basketball camp, a day camp for players ages 6-14. Contact the school's athletic department to learn about its summer basketball camp.

Jim Calhoun Basketball Camp

P.O. Box 1177

Avon, CT 06001

860-486-2720

jimcalhouncamp.com

James Jones Bulldog Basketball Camp

Yale University

Lanman Center

70 Tower Parkway

New Haven, CT 06510

203-623-7560

ems.resrunner.com/teamjones10

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