HOW DO I REGISTER MY CHILD FOR CAMP?
There are three ways to register for camp:
1) Via our website, www.basketballcity.com, click on the sign-up button. Complete the application with the camper’s personal information and fill in your credit card information.
2) By phone – call (212) 233-5050 and speak with Michael Collins.
3) Pay online, by a check, money order, or cash – in person or by mail (fill out the application along with the payment).
CAN I REQUEST MY CHILD BE PLACED WITH HIS FRIEND?
No. A lot of planning and work goes into making all the teams equal, which helps the staff teach the game better. Requesting that a camper be paired with another camper would effect the balance of the camp.
DOES MY CHILD NEED A MEDICAL FORM?
Each camper MUST submit a completed medical form and send to Basketball City prior to camp or bring it on the first day of camp in order to participate. ALL CHILDREN MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED TO ATTEND CAMP. Please note that this form can be the one given to you by Basketball City or a similar medical form completed by your child’s physician.
WHAT AGES ARE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR YOUTH PROGRAMS?
Boys and girls ages 7 to 17 can register and participate in our programs unless specified otherwise.
ARE THE PROGRAMS CO-ED?
All of the youth programs are co-ed.
WHAT ARE THE HOURS OF CAMP?
All camps run from Monday to Thursday or Friday from 9am to 4pm, Friday 9am – 3pm (unless otherwise noted).
WHAT IS A TYPICAL CAMP DAY?
9:00am – 9:20am: Attedance/Registration
9:20am – 9:40am: Camp Dynamic Warm Up
10:00am – 11:30am: Stations
11:30am – 12:00pm: Team Talk/Contests
12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch
1:00pm – 2:00pm: Guest Lecture
2:00pm – 2:30pm: Division Contests/Game Situations/Team Practice
2:30pm – 3:40pm: Afternoon League Game(s)
3:40pm – 3:55pm: Camp Cool Down/Stretch/Yoga
3:55pm – 4:00pm: Hustle Awards, Announcements & Dismissal (3pm Fridays)
Schedule is subject to change!
IS THERE BEFORE AND AFTER-HOURS CARE?
Basketball City offers a daily After Care Program at the Facility from 4:30pm – 6:00pm. Parents may register for one day or up to five days per week. Transportation is not available for campers in After Care. A late fee of $25/every half hour will be charged for pick-ups after 6:00pm.
IS THERE TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE?
We do not provide transportation.
Hunter College – The 6 train (68th Street stop) stops directly in front of Hunter College. The M66 bus stops at 68th Street and Lexington Avenue (traveling East) and at 67th Street and Lexington Avenue (traveling West).
Basketball City facility – F Train (East Broadway Stop). Then walk down to South Street, make a left and walk up to Montgomery Street.
DO CAMPERS GET LUNCH?
Basketball City Facility – Lunch can either be brought from home that will be stored in a locked refrigerator. It can also be purchased for $10 a day. We will have a catering company providing the food.
Hunter College – Lunch is NOT included in the camp package. Each child is required to bring a bagged lunch that will be stored in a locked refrigerator. Please note that glass bottles of any kind are prohibited.
IS THERE A CAMP STORE?
There will be a camp store this summer at the Downtown Facility ONLY, where you can purchase BasketBall City gear, drinks and snacks. However, we are not responsible for any lost money. Water is provided at all times during camp hours.
HOW DOES THE CANTEEN ACCOUNT WORK?
There will be a camp store at the Downtown Facility ONLY. A parent or camper will have a chance to deposit money into an account and when he or she wants can purchase a drink or a snack. however, we are not responsible for any lost money. Water is provided at all times during camp hours.
WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH THE CAMP FEE?
The camp fee includes all coaching and instruction plus a reversible jersey.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EACH WEEK?
Each week of camp has its own personality. Generally there is a current or former NBA person that highlights a particular week, however the structure of the camp remains constant.
HOW MANY WEEKS DOES A TYPICAL CAMPER ATTEND?
We have a wide variety of participation from our campers. Some kids spend the entire summer with us or others come from out of town just to attend one week of camp. Generally, our customers spend between 2 to 4 weeks at the Basketball City camps.
IS MY CHILD AT A DISADVANTAGE IF HE ONLY ATTENDS ONE WEEK?
No, our camps are designed to function on a weekly basis with each camp having a unique agenda. If your child is only participating in one week, he or she will not miss out on anything that would prevent them from getting the most out of the camp.
HOW ARE THE GROUPS DIVIDED?
The groups are generally divided by age. If necessary, additional consideration will be made based on talent level. The camp director must approve all such moves.
DO THE GIRLS AND BOYS PLAY TOGETHER?
The boys and girls participate in camp activities together. Our coaches are professionals who create parity in each group and assure that everyone receives equal playing time and attention.
WHO TEACHES THE CAMPERS?
Basketball City prides itself on having the #1 summer basketball staff in New York City. The staff is made up of local current/former college coaches, high school/AAU coaches, former/current professional players and current/former college players. Everyone on our staff has extensive knowledge of the game of basketball as well as experience teaching and coaching kids.
ARE THERE LOCKERS AVAILABLE?
Lockers are available at the Downtown facility ONLY. Do NOT bring any jewelry, valuables or loose cash.
WHAT SHOULD MY CHILD BRING TO CAMP?
Campers should wear basketball attire to camp. This includes sneakers, shorts and a t-shirt or reversible jersey. Do NOT bring any jewelry, valuables or loose cash. An on-site camp phone will be accessible to all campers.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
Any changes to the original week(s) of camp registered must be made two weeks prior to the start of the camp. You can switch these weeks as long as it is done prior to the two week deadline. Any difference in the price of the two camps must be paid in full.
ARE THERE ANY REFUNDS?
No, due to the long-term planning and staffing that goes into each camp, we do not issue refunds. If you cancel a week of camp and give us notice four weeks prior to the start of camp you will receive Basketball City credit, less a $75 administrative fee, good for any Basketball City youth program available for one year. If there is a medical emergency contact the camp director, Michael Collins.
Sign up for our Spring 2023 programming. Summer Camp 2023 registration at Basketball City is now open. With that comes a host of NBA Players, past present and future. This summer we will be partnering with The NBPA and Five Star to bring you three weeks of programming. You will be able to sign up by clicking on the register button below or above. Above are some FAQs regarding our camps this year. Throughout the year we will always offer private & small group lessons. Basketball City also offers shooting sessions and rentals for our Dr. Dish Shooting Machines. We will be offering weekend programming, school vacation clinics & more during the 2021 – 2022 school year.
Click on the links below to sign up for any of our programs or contact Michael Collins at [email protected] or (212) 233-5050 for more information. Please add you email below to join our email list for upcoming events!
BasketBall City is proud to be an Official Facility Partner of the Jr. NBA. The Jr. NBA is the official basketball participation program of the NBA, WNBA and NBA Development League. The Jr. NBA teaches the fundamentals and values of the game at the grassroots level to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for all.
Please check our social media and website for more updates on camp and future programming.
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