Whitworth University - Spokane WA Basketball Camps

Whitworth University - Spokane WA Basketball Camps
Whitworth University - Spokane  WA Basketball Camps

If you love basketball, NBC Camps offers programs that will help you improve. At Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington there are many basketball training options. Transform your skills, intensity, confidence, and mental toughness at NBC Camps!

NBC Basketball Camps at Whitworth University has been a leader in providing top-notch sports instruction along with valuable life lessons for 20 years. This is one of the most popular locations NBC offers. These basketball camps in North Spokane will give you the tools to improve your skill level, leadership, character, confidence and take your game higher, all while having a fun experience you will absolutely love! NBC offers a variety of choices including specialized training for high school players, middle school and elementary. Whether you are mastering the fundamentals or working on advanced skills, we have a summer camp for you to discover the NBC Camps difference.

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Highlights Include

  • Outstanding staff and coaches that will get to know you and help you improve your game
  • Encouraging environment, skill mastery, intensity, great fun, enthusiasm, Christian values and leadership training on and off the court
  • Personalized evaluation, 6 to 10 hours of skill work, instruction, games and tournament play per day
  • Specific types of camps to best meet your basketball needs-- select the camp details to find the best fit
  • Great camp experience at an amazing college campus
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Meet Camp Coaches

John Fazio
Camp Director

John Fazio

John is the camp director for one of the largest NBC Camps locations, Whitworth University in Spokane. He has run a basketball training program called Varsity Academy since 2000  which trains 150 athletes per year.

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In addition to camps and clinics, he has more than 15 years of experience conducting individual skills training and AAU/YMCA coaching.  John has taken two high school varsity travel teams overseas with NBC International Tours.  He is a USA Basketball Gold Licensed Coach and the head coach for the Whitworth University Men’s Club Team. He has been involved with NBC Camps since 1995, and a full-time employee since 2000.

Prior to joining NBC Camps, John worked as a television sports anchor at KVEW News in Kennewick, Washington.  He is married, has three children and lives in Spokane.

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Danny Beard
Camp Director

Danny Beard

Danny, Senior Vice President of NBC Camps directs the Team Camp at Whitworth University.  Danny was Southern Illinois Athlete of the year, Kansas State standout, clinician for the Uganda African Olympic Team, and coach of the NBC Thunder Team. 

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Danny has been involved with NBC Camps for 40 years and takes great pride in building lasting friendships within the community and basketball networks.  He is very involved with Hoopfest, the world's largest 3-on-3 tournament.  He is married and has three children and is also an ordained minister.

Kyle Gigstead

Kyle Gigstead

As a former NBC Camper at Whitworth University himself, Kyle loves how NBC Camps teaches basketball. Kyle has coached at NBC’s Varsity Academy, as well as numerous NBC Camps and clinics. Kyle has a Bachelor’s degree in Theology from Simpson University and recently completed his Master’s in Sport and Athletic Administration at Gonzaga University.

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While finishing his Master’s degree, Kyle completed internships with Gonzaga Athletics in the Sports Information Department and at the NBC Camps Central Office. Kyle played varsity basketball at Ellensburg High School and has extensive experience on staff with Young Life. He has been married to his wife Jenna for four years and they have two children.

Kyle Johnson

Kyle Johnson

Kyle has been a part of NBC Camps for his entire basketball career, first as a camper, then international tour team member, and most recenlty as a camp director and master teacher. ...

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Kyle has been a part of NBC Camps for his entire basketball career, first as a camper, then international tour team member, and most recenlty as a camp director and master teacher.  He has coached AAU tournament teams and youth teams.  Kyle is passionate about coaching and connecting with young athletes and helps with NBC's Varsity Academy and basketball clinics.  He led Colfax High School to a state championship his senior year and went on to play for Spokane Community College.


NBC Coaching Staff

We select outstanding people we believe are of high integrity and character, work ethic and willingness to pour their lives into helping athletes be their best. We work hard to hire...

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We select outstanding people we believe are of high integrity and character, work ethic and willingness to pour their lives into helping athletes be their best. We work hard to hire college players and coaches, along with high school coaches who are dynamic and competent teachers of the game.

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 45 years of 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
We want each athlete to leave camp a better player and more confident person.  The ability to know, understand and apply is the heart of NBC’s Teach, Encourage, Correct method. 

Camp Details

NBC Basketball Camps at Whitworth University has been a favorite for many years due to the variety of different options offered to campers of all skill levels and ages.  To find out more information about NBC Basketball Camps at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington including what to bring, check-in times, and more details, please click below.

More Important Camp Details


We provide many different camp dates and camp types to meet your basketball needs.  If you have questions regarding which camp to attend, please contact the camp director John Fazio through the NBC Camps Central Office for more information.

Camps are listed by camp types, not by date.

Complete Player Basketball Camp (4-day)/(5-day)
Dates: Session 1 runs June 26 - 29 & Session 2 runs July 17 - 21
Daily Times: Overnight or Extended Day from 8:30am-9:00pm  (Director will provide exact drop off and pick up times - first day check-in is 12:30)
Age Group: Session 1 Boys and Girls 9 - 15 years old & Session 2 Boys and Girls 9 - 18 years old
Complete Player Basketball Camps cover the essential components of the game including: individual and team offense, individual and team defense, shooting, ball handling, and more.  We work on overall player development and help players improve both on and off the court.

Crowell U Basketball Camp (4-day)
Dates: June 26 - 29
Daily Times: Overnight or Extended Day from 8:30am-9:00pm  (Director will provide exact drop off and pick up times - first day check-in is 12:30)
Age Group: Boys and Girls 13-18 years old
Crowell U Camp is a program designed to help players improve at playing any position that is asked to play on the court. This camp features heavy involvement and teaching by NBC founder Fred Crowell. Coach Crowell has been coaching basketball for over 50 years including time as a division one head coach.  This is an advanced teaching course and only serious athletes that desire to work hard and improve should attend. While there will also be a concurrent Complete Player Camp in progress, the Crowell U. Camp will keep its own schedule and gym space. 

High School Basketball Girls Team Camp (4-day)
Dates: July 5 - 8
Daily Times: Overnight
Age Group: Girls High School  
NBC High School Team Camp is unique in that it not only offers teams ample games and court time, but also places great value on team unity and individual position skill development.  There are opportunities to move leagues day-by-day to provide the best competitive environment and experience for teams. 

Advanced Player Camp (Competition Emphasis) (4-day)
Dates: July 5 - 8
Daily Times: Overnight
Age Group: Girls High School
For high school age female players that want to improve their skills and get tons of live game experience, we offer the Advanced Player Camp.  This camp runs in conjunction with our high school girls team camp and individual campers that attend are divided into teams for the week under the coaching of an NBC Camps staff member. 

Pure Shooting & Offensive Skills Basketball Camp (4-day)
Dates: July 10 - 13
Daily Times: Overnight or Extended Day from 8:30am-9:00pm (Director will provide exact drop off and pick up times - first day check-in is 12:30)
Age Group: Boys and Girls 12 - 18 years old
Using the Crowell Pure Shooting system, there is a heavy emphasis on teaching shooting fundamentals as well as shot correction at this camp.  We also work on individual offensive skills such as attacking the basket, ball handling, and finishing.

Boys All-Star and Elite Player Basketball Camp (5-day)
Dates: July 24 - 28
Daily Times: Overnight or Extended Day from 8:30am-10:00pm (Director will provide exact drop off and pick up times - first day check-in is 12:30)
Age Group: Boys 13 - 18 years old
This camp is one of our more advanced and intense camps.  Former all-star and award winners are invited to attend, but if you are an experienced player who is serious about getting better, you can also submit a coach's recommendation for acceptance. The teaching is geared toward advanced players and the intensity level is a step up.

Girls Middle School All-Star and Elite Player Basketball Camp (5-day)
Dates: July 24 - 28
Daily Times: Overnight or Extended Day from 8:30am-10:00pm (Director will provide exact drop off and pick up times - first day check-in is 12:30)
Age Group: Girls 12 - 15 years old 
A new offering at NBC Whitworth, we are inviting serious middle school age females to experience a fun and challenging week of camp.  This group will operate primarily independent of the Boys All-Star Camp but will have a similar camp structure, high intensity, and competition emphasis.

Position Training Weekend Basketball Camp (3-day)
Dates: July 28 - 30
Daily Times: Overnight
Age Group: Boys and Girls 11 - 18 years old
For those looking for a shorter weekend camp and a focus on specific instruction, this is a great opportunity to learn how to be more effective at the position you play most often.  Gym times will be geared toward guard play and post play and athletes can choose where to train.  There will also be live play and competition to apply what is being learned.

College Prep Basketball Camp (CIC) (6-day)
Dates: August 1 - 6
Daily times: Overnight only 
Age Group: Boys 14 - 20 years old
College Prep Camp is our most intense and high level camp.  Athletes are screened for approval, staff is comprised of high level/college level coaches, and the camp experience is designed to prepare athletes for play and life at the next level.  For the past 15 years, this has been one of the most challenging basketball camps you will find anywhere.

14-Day Ultimate Basketball Camp Experience
Dates: July 24 - August 6 (Includes All-Star Camp, Weekend Supervision, & College Prep Camp)
Daily times: Overnight only 
Age Group: Boys 14 - 20 years old
*Note: To register for this camp, you must first begin be registering for College Prep Camp.
This Experience begins with the All-Star Camp and ends with College Prep Camp, so athletes must first be accepted through the College Prep Camp requirements.  This arrangement is perfect for players flying in or from far away.  Athletes are supervised over the weekend between camps, and will have classroom sessions as well as some on-court training opportunities.

Girls College Prep Basketball Camp (6-day) - Now at Skagit Valley College!
Dates: August 1 - 6
Daily times: Overnight only 
Age Group: Girls 14 - 20 years old
This camp is for serious high school players and/or incoming college athletes.  Players must be acceptance.  Athletes will be pushed and challenged to the limit to help them improve their game and gear up for the possibility of competing at the college level.

There are also several NBC Day Camps offered at Whitworth each summer. 

NBC Basketball Day Camps at Whitworth University provide a taste of NBC overnight basketball camps in a 9am-5pm time frame including a comprehensive overview of basketball skill development and life skills training.



Whitworth University's campus of brick buildings and pine trees offers a beautiful, inviting and secure environment. Campers will be staying in the university dorms. Each room has 2 beds available with nearby private shower facilities. These rooms are not air-conditioned and we suggest you bring a fan during warmer weeks. The cafeteria facility provides an all-you-can-eat salad bar with fresh fruit, hot entrees with beverage, sandwich and cereal stations. Whitworth provides 24-hour security around campus.  The campus is located just seven miles north of downtown Spokane, Washington.  Roommates for this site need to be requested at leaset one week before camp begins. If you have no preference, conference services will match you with a camper of the same gender and similar age. Contact nbc@nbccamps.com if you need to add a roommate request.

Travel Assistance

We only provide travel assistance for our All-Star Camp week and the Boys College Prep Camp. Please contact John Fazio at jfazio@nbccamps.com for information.

If you are flying to camp and need transportation from the airport, here are a couple of shuttle options for you to consider:
Spokane Airport Shuttle 509-276-9177
Busy Bee Plains Taxi 509-244-2211

All-Star Camp

Due to the increased volume of out-of-town campers for this week of camp, NBC Camps helps coordinate shuttle service.  If you fly into the Spokane airport, an NBC representative will be waiting at the airport to greet you and help you coordinate your shuttle pick-up to the camp with other incoming athletes.  The shuttle is pre-arranged by NBC CAMPS and can be purchased for $25 each way.  A shuttle back to the airport at the end of the week will also be coordinated by NBC CAMPS.  You may purchase the NBC Shuttle at online registration or call 1-800-406-3926 at any time.  Please, no unaccompanied minors.  Check with the airlines before making arrangements.
Once you have purchased the NBC Shuttle please send  flight information to jfazio@nbccamps.com  Purchase of NBC Shuttle must be made two weeks prior to camp.  You will be contacted before your camp to confirm final travel arrangements.
Please note:
1. NBC CAMPS coordinates the shuttle service but does not assume responsibility for the actual transportation to and from the airport and an NBC REPRESENTATIVE may or may not be in the vehicle.
2. In order to be met by an NBC representative and receive assistance with your transportation to the camp, you will need to arrive the morning that your camp begins (preferably between 9:00am and 11:15am and the shuttle will depart by Noon), as the camp check-in begins at 12:30pm.  We are not able to assist you if you arrive a night early. Your return flight home should depart after 6pm on the final day of your session.  If you have a late arrival or early departure on the final day, we may be able to assist you, but there may be an additional fee.
3. If there are less than 4 campers that are in need of transportation assistance to a given start/end date, we reserve the right to coordinate other shuttle arrangements with the families.
Please coordinate all flight information with the Camp Director John Fazio at jfazio@nbccamps.com. Subject: All-Star Camp Airport Shuttle.

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, games and tournaments.
  • 12:00 pm Lunch
  • 1:30 pm PM Session: offensive attack moves, defensive positioning, court awareness/ 3v3 and 5v5 game
  • 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

Jennie G.Parent All-Star & Elite

  • 5/5.
Well Done!

My son loved NBC Whitworth Camps. As a parent, I thought you did an excellent job.  This was our son's first experience at an NBC camp in the US. He was made to feel very welcome, and he absolutely loved the additional intensity. The coaches were excellent, we were delighted with every aspect. Well done.

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Hillary D.Camper Pure Shooting & Offensive Skills

  • 4/5.
Personal & Physical.

I liked the fact the camp worked on personal skill as well as physical skill.  I am at a stage in my game that the mental part of the game is very important

Maddie W.Camper Crowell U.

  • 5/5.
Encourages players.

The NBC Camps are so good at encouraging players and pushing them to do their best. I felt so pumped and energized during camp because the coaches know how to keep you going.

Ellie R.Camper Complete Player

  • 4/5.
Liked it!

This camp challenged me and was really fun.  No camp is perfect, but more games would be fun.  But I loved the games we did play.

Trentyn K.Camper Complete Skills

  • 5/5.
Great camp.

I like how the coaches really got to know us and helped us build on our strengths and work on our weaknesses. And we love the character building and that God is at the center. The small groups were great!

Tori W.Parent Pure Shooting

  • 5/5.
Friendly And Knowledgeable!

Friendly and knowledgeable coaching staff who were positive an encouraging to kids. Provided individual instruction to kids when needed and seemed to help each kid improve regardless of ability levels. I was impressed to hear many coaches calling students by their names. Excellent teachers of the game! High intensity drills and activities to keep the kids motivated and engaged. Loved the showcase at the end of camp!

Kevin J.Camper All Star

  • 5/5.

I like NBC Camps because the intense encouragement everyone has for each other and the work we put in during the week.

Madisyn W.Camper Complete player

  • 4/5.
Opened my eyes

NBC Camps opened my eyes to the different positions I can play!

Owen A.Camper Complete Player

  • 5/5.
Encouraging Staff!

NBC Whitworth has very encouraging staff, and the food was awesome! Very good teachers that helped hone my skills!

Zachary D.Camper Pure Shooting

  • 5/5.
Loved Camp!

Really liked the focus on shooting. It helped my skills. Wish I had done this a couple years ago!

Aleeka S.Parent Complete Player

  • 5/5.
Well Organized And Efficient!

Very well organized and efficient. Great attitude and atmosphere for campers, and parents!

Jaclyn A.Parent Complete Player

  • 5/5.
Loved Camp!

My son was nervous to attend camp. I was shocked at how much he enjoyed his time there. He is really looking forward to next year!

Brenick S.Parent Complete Player

  • 5/5.
Enthusiastic And Organized!

Enthusiastic and organized coaches! Also liked the location, dorm rooms worked really well, nice bathrooms. Both kids really liked their roommates. I liked the location of rooms to meals and gyms!

Ralynn L.Parent Pure Shooting

  • 5/5.
Goal Oriented!

Focus was on basketball and the kids were taught to be goal oriented!

Emma R.Parent Pure Shooting

  • 4/5.
Did A Great Job!

The camp coaches did a great job of being very positive and encouraging on the court. They taught aspects of the game that other coaches have not taken the time to teach my daughter! They helped her enjoy being on the court again and helped her build confidence! She wants to return again and she was not sure about playing at all before attending the this camp!

Earl C.Parent All Star

  • 4/5.
Well Organized!

Everything was well organized. The coaches were terrific. The camp store concept was helpful. The teaching method was effective, building stronger individuals rather than just basketball players.

Tamra W.Parent Complete Player

  • 5/5.
Loved Everything!

I loved everything about it! All staff was friendly but I feel that my daughters coach went above and beyond! Made my daughter feel so comfortable, talked about post high school career and motivated my daughter to work harder. I also loved the leadership seminars. I feel both my kids took things away from that they put into use immediately and will last a lifetime. Thanks to all for organizing this camp!

Sam B.Camper All Star

  • 5/5.
Changed My Life

This camp was such a blessing to me. I have learned a lot from the coaches and other leaders of the camp, especially how to win the moment to making decisions the right way.  NBC camp changed my life and has taught me to think deeper.  It has encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone and live more courageously.  I know this camp helped me once again, in all areas of my life.

Camp Dates & Prices

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