George Fox University - Portland area OR Basketball Camps

George Fox University - Portland area OR Basketball Camps
George Fox University - Portland area OR Basketball Camps

If you're serious about improving your basketball game, NBC Basketball Camps at George Fox University, just outside Portland, Oregon, is where you want to be this summer. Campers learn skills that change the way they play in an environment of intensity, competition, and lots of fun.

NBC Camps runs four overnight camp options at George Fox University for athletes who love basketball and want to work hard. Our coaches are experienced and skilled at helping players improve on and off the court.  Reach your full potential, build your confidence and experience the NBC difference for yourself, register today!

Highlights Include

  • Three full court gyms - a perfect camp facility with lots of room for games and instruction
  • Multiple leagues so that you train with your appropriate age group and skill level
  • Goal setting, mental toughness, confidence under pressure, skill mastery, enthusiasm, self-discipline, Christian values, and great fun
  • Personal assessment of athletic and basketball skills with outstanding coaches
  • 6 to 10 hours per day of basketball skill work, games, tournaments, basketball instruction and leadership training
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Mark Johnson
Camp Director

Mark Johnson

Mark is a former member of the George Fox University Men's Basketball Team and longtime NBC Camper, Coach, Master Teacher, and Assistant Director.  Mark coached the girls' varsity basketball team at St. Paul High School and is currently a teacher and coach in Newberg.  He has been... 

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directing NBC Camps as well as Varsity Academy and day clinics in the Portland area for the past several years.

Mark organizes an incredible camp and takes pride in hiring outstanding coaches that invest in the lives of campers.  He is passionate about connecting with young athletes through the game of basketball while helping them take their skills to a higher level.

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NBC Camps coaches are known for their hard work, great attitude, and commitment to helping you reach your potential on and off the court.  Our curriculum focuses on helping you master...

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NBC Camps coaches are known for their hard work, great attitude, and commitment to helping you reach your potential on and off the court.  Our curriculum focuses on helping you master even the most difficult skills as well as developing leadership, mental toughness, and confidence.

The NBC Difference
Unlike other camp programs where skills training falls under the expertise of the camp director, NBC Camps has built a program of training to help each camper walk out of camp a better player and person.  Our site directors work as event managers helping to run a great week of camp and facilitating the implementation of our specific camp expectations.   Our basketball instruction is based on skill curriculum and talent development we believe are essential to take your game to the next level.   Though coaching styles and drills may change, our master teachers receive DVDs, lesson plans, and detailed training on how to maximize this week of camp.  Coaching at camp is much different than coaching a team.  With over 40 years experience, our goal is to give you the best basketball and life skills instruction possible.


Coach the game at a world class level.  FAB 4
• Protect the ball
• Play with quickness and intensity
• Play Smart
• Finish the play
Teach by living valuable skills for life.   LIFE 4
• Guard your heart
• Live with love & intensity
• Be smart by seeking out wisdom
• Finish strong, never give up


TEC Method
The ability to know, understand and apply is the heart of NBC’s Teach, Encourage, Correct method.  True teaching takes place when the student knows how to reproduce the skill and self-correct the skill when it is wrong.

Camp Details

For over a decade, NBC Camps has made its Western Oregon home in Newberg at George Fox University.  These camps are well known for their skilled and caring coaches and the engaging way the NBC staff works to make each player's experience a great one. Find out more details like what to bring, and check in times by clicking the 'More Important Camp Details' button below.   

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Position Specific – Guard & Post Basketball Camp 
Dates: July 9 - 13
Daily Times: Overnight | Extended Day 9:00am-9:30pm
Age Group: Boys and Girls 11-18 years old

Complete Player Basketball Camp - Competition Emphasis 
Dates: July 9 - 13
Daily Times: Overnight | Extended Day 9:00am-9:30pm
Age Group: Boys and Girls 11-18 years old

Complete Player Basketball Camps
Dates: July 16 - 20
Daily Times: Overnight | Extended Day 9:00am-9:30pm
Age Group: Boys and Girls 14-18 years old

Complete Player Junior Basketball Camps
Dates: July 16 - 20
Daily Times: Overnight | Extended Day 9:00am-9:30pm
Age Group: Boys and Girls 8-13 years old



Complete Player Camps focus on the crucial keys to becoming a great player. We break our teaching into four focus areas: Individual offense, defense, shooting and team skills. Campers are separated into teaching groups and teams based on their age and ability. Complete Player Camps emphasize extensive skill development, intensity, enthusiasm, leadership, and teamwork. Many athletes who have attended our program go on to play at the college level and beyond. NBC Camps full-time staff work year round to make NBC Camps the premier basketball camp in the world.

Postion Specific - Point and Post Camps require a more advanced knowledge of the game and provide specific instruction and drills for guard, wing, and/or post positions. Athletes learn offensive and defensive strategies and techniques for improving at their preferred position.

NBC Camps is the largest overnight basketball camp program in the world. We focus on total skill develop, emphasizing training the total athlete. Our camps elevate skill level through intensive skill training. We break down each skill into specific portions which ingrain the skill and creates "muscle memory."  The intensity of our camps helps maximize the heightened environment necessary for growth. Our camps are high energy, fun, and unlike any other camp experience. Come elevate your game and change your life.



Bound on three sides by a residential area, the Newberg campus of George Fox University borders Hess Creek. George Fox University campers will be staying in beautiful residential dorms. Each room accommodates two campers with nearby private shower facilities. These rooms are not air-conditioned and we suggest you bring a fan. You do not need to request a roommate before camp begins. When you sign up for a room, have your preferred roommate with you. If you have no preference, we will match you with someone of the same gender and similar age. The cafeteria facility provides an all-you-can-eat salad bar with fresh fruit, hot entrees with beverage, sandwich and cereal stations. George Fox has a large gym that features three full courts. Campers will alternate using offsite gyms to provide maximum space for games and training.

George Fox does have a pool available to the campers. It is a park & recreation public pool that is next door to the campus. They will only use this pool as a group and have sufficient supervision.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00 am Wake Up
  • 7:30 am Breakfast
  • 8:00 am Ball Handling
  • 9:00 am AM Session: full court transition, post and guard stations, shooting stations, 5 man motion offense, inbound plays/games and tournaments.
  • 12:00pm Lunch
  • 1:30 pm PM Session: offensive attack moves, defensive positioning, court awareness/ 3v3 and 5v5 games
  • 5:00 pm Dinner
  • 6:30 pm Evening Program and Leadership Groups
  • 8:00 pm Night Basketball Event
  • 10:00 pm Lights Out

Camper Reviews

Casey R. Parent Complete Player

  • 5/5.
Motivated my son!

The camp motivated my son to be a team player and work hard. I liked to see him give other players high fives and verbal praises when they were playing together. Good examples were obviously set.

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Makayla G. Parent Complete Player

  • 5/5.
Nice coaches!

NBC has very nice coaches and staff that put the campers safety and their happiness first

Chad C. Parent Complete Player

  • 5/5.
Amazing staff!

Mark and his staff were amazing with the kids

  • 5/5.
Great organization!

Too many things to list, but the passionate focus, leadership and organization was evident at all the events attended~throughly impressed by the professionalism in every detail!

Alma L. Parent Complete Player

  • 4/5.
Emphasis on personal development

I like the fact that there is an emphasis on personal development as well as basketball skills. The organization is great. Intensity night is so much fun to watch!

Oni E. Parent Complete Player

  • 4/5.
Good level of energy!

I always love how much emphasis you put on appreciateing parents and the level of energy that is brought to efficiency.

Kyle PCamper

  • 5/5.
Favorite part.

Intensity night at camp is my favorite part. 

Emma CCamper

  • 5/5.
Recommend to my teammates.

There are so many skills camps out there.... this one is the camp I recommend to my teammates and others wanting to further their basketball career. Great camp, awesome coaches, NO DRAMA, great morale!

Aiden GCamper

  • 5/5.
Improved as a Player!

The coaches and staff were awesome. I feel like I improved as a player and enjoyed everything. Intensity night was hard, but good.

Wyatt SCamper

  • 4/5.

NBC Camps create a great teaching environment. 

Carissa LCamper

  • 5/5.
So much fun!

I had so much fun and intensity night was a blast. 

Evan ECamper

  • 4/5.
Want to come back.

I want to come back to camp because of the intensity level and everyone pushing each other to be better. 

Xander MCamper

  • 5/5.
Love Camp!

I love camp because all we have to think about is basketball and getting better .

Lauren PCamper

  • 4/5.
Great Experience!

Camp was a great experience and I learned a lot. 

Dylan MCamper

  • 5/5.
Helpful Drills

Camp had good competition and helpful drills. 

Avery S.Camper Complete Player

  • 5/5.
Amazing Experience

NBC GFU Camp is such an amazing experience because it makes me a better player each and every time I come.

Brye L.Camper Complete Player

  • 5/5.
Great Atmosphere

NBC Camp at GFU has such a great atmosphere while getting to play basketball.

Gabe B.Camper Complete Player

  • 5/5.
Great Coaching

Coaching was on point. Mark Johnson and staff are great and everything was well organized.

Tanya M.Parent

  • 5/5.
Camp Experience

My daughter says "Nothing should be improved.  It was perfect!"

Jane E.Camper Position Camp

  • 4/5.
Learned a lot.

Would like more rest time, but it was still very fun. I learned a lot.

Isaiah F.Camper

  • 3/5.
Not perfect, but pretty good.

It was almost always productive but there was a few times when we could have been doing something more.

Linda F.Parent

  • 5/5.
Best Camp!

Just wanted to thank you for putting on such a great camp at NBC George Fox this year. My daughter said that it was her best camp ever, and she has been to a lot of camps.  The speakers really had an impact on her.  Pretty inspiring!

Jada H.Camper Complete Player

  • 3/5.
Was Hard

Camp was hard (emotionally) in the beginning but slowly got better. This was my first time away from home.

Kayla MCamper Complete Player

  • 5/5.

This camp is just really put together and awesome. I loved it!

Sydney G.Camper Complete Player

  • 5/5.

Liked camp because of the amazing environment.

Hollie J.Camper Position Camp

  • 5/5.
Third Year!

This is my 3rd year and I still learn something new.

Drew W.Camper Complete Player

  • 3/5.
Camp was okay.

Sometimes I felt a little burnt out and we had to wake up really early.

Craig O.Camper Complete Player

  • 5/5.
I Loved Camp!

I liked the focus on character traits as well as basketball. Great all around camp that helps kids become basketball players, as well how to compete in a professional manner.

Rachel D.Camper Complete Player

  • 5/5.
I want to come back!

I love how encouraging my coach was. She was such a good coach and one of the main reasons I want to come back!

Hannah R.Parent Complete Player

  • 5/5.
I Loved Camp!

This is the second year that my daughter attended this camp. I was completely surprised after the first year that she wanted to come back, because the camp was incredibly tough and Hannah isn't always as intense as we think she should be and know she is capable of being.

Krista B.Camper Complete Player

  • 5/5.
I Loved Camp!

It is so encouraging and I learned how to improve my game, and be more confident!

Joey H.Parent Complete Player

  • 5/5.
Very Happy!

Loved the parent meeting. Very happy with the positive encouragement and Christian values that are incorporated.

Tanner J.Camper Complete Player

  • 4/5.
I Liked Camp

Great food. Overall great experience.

Camp Dates & Prices

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-406-3926 we would be happy to help you.