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Villages can partner with NBC Camps to bring a camp to you!

Alaska Native communities partner with NBC Basketball Camps and the NBC coaches teach crucial life skills and provide world class athletic instruction. NBC's goal is to empower youth to discover and reach their full potential.

NBC Camps offers additional programs in conjunction with the NBC Day Camp for athletes in Native Alaskan Villages. These unique programs are designed to provide athletes with great coaching, praise and encouragement to improve their athletic skills and character training.

Highlights Include
  • High intensity basketball skill training
  • Developing future leaders of tomorrow (students eager to become successful in life)
  • Suicide prevention, alcohol and drug seminars
  • Effective parenting – skill training to empower youth to reach highest potential
  • Coaching Clinics
  • Positive environment where campers walk away better athletes and people
  • Staff committed to helping every athlete become the best player and person he or she was designed to be
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Camp Details

Want to have an NBC Camp in your community? Contact Michelle Maguire at or 1-800-406-3926 ext. 304.

NBC Camp's unique curriculum of building athletes from the inside out focuses on hard work, skill mastery, intensity, self-discipline, enthusiasm and the desire to walk away from camp a better player and person. NBC Camps will offer a taste of the NBC Camp product for athletes in Alaska or any Native community. Though a different product from our very comprehensive overnight camps, these day camps will give athletes the accountability and training to help improve their skills and leadership ability without leaving the village.

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NBC will partner with a village to run a camp and both will have different responsibilities to ensure the camp runs smoothly. Below are examples and these are subject to change based on location and agreement.

Responsibilities of the Village:

  • Provide use of gym and facilities for camp
  • A host to coordinate and be point of contact for NBC Coaches
  • Host will arrange lodging, meals and transportation in the village for NBC Coaches
  • Cost of any lodging or meals for coaches
  • Airfare from closest Alaska Airlines hub to Village for NBC coaches

Responsibilities of NBC:

  • Exceptional NBC basketball training
  • Provide excellent life skills training as requested - development of character, hard work, honesty, self-control, nutrition and exercise, and personal goals for future success
  • Full encouragement of NBC and Village to create goodwill as a team
  • Three or more trained NBC Coaches
  • Airfare for NBC coaches to closest Alaska Airlines hub
  • Life skills curriculum and t-shirts for each camper

Coaches typically arrive to the Village the day before camp and leave the day after camp. They love to learn about and experience the culture and hang out with the community.

Previous Camp Locations

Kotlik, Selawik, Gambell, Metlakatla, Stebbins, Toksook Bay, Shaktoolik, Kotzebue, Dillingham, Kasigluk, Chefornak, Akiak, Ketchikan, Kongiganak, St. Mary's Manokotak, Scammon Bay

If you would like to partner with NBC Camps and bring a camp to your community, give us a call! 800-406-3926 or email

Sample Village Schedule
  • 9:00am - 11:30am 8th-12th grade students (Individual Skills)
  • 11:30am - 12:45pm 1st-3rd grade students (Fun basketball - fun is the most important skill at this age)
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Coaches Lunch
  • 2:15pm - 5:00pm 4th - 7th grade students (Individual and Team Skills)
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Coaches Dinner
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm 8th-12th grade students (team skills/competition skills)
  • *Last Day Program times vary to accommodate community BBQ or travel

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When NBC partners with a village, the village will provide the basketball facilities which are typically at their local schools.

Camp Questions & Answers

How do we get NBC Basketball Camps to our community?

Contact NBC Camps and we can help plan a camp in your community based off of community needs, dates and funding.

What ages of campers can attend Alaska Village camps?

Kids from Kindergarten through 12th grade can attend our camps. This is a great opportunity for local kids to experience a great NBC Basketball camp with out traveling out of their community. NBC comes to you!

Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 5.00 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    So thankful!

    This was a great week for all kids who participated in the basketball camp. Having people who come from another town and, or city, and acknowledges the challenges and problems we face here in our regional communities, like suicide, is not a regular thing. The guys and ladies who were here to hold the event were very respectful toward the kids, our culture and problems we face here in our communities. Most people come here to our town just to chase that currency and have no respect for the people and culture. We need more people like these NBC coaches to come here for our youth. Imagine how much it would cost, and does cost, to send our children to other locations to participate in camps like this. The people of our community should feel honored to have respectful people like these coaches, who came to our community to help teach our children how to be better on, and most of all, off the court. Thank you for coming to our town and doing something great for our children and passing on a powerful and positive message. Our community is very thankful!

    — Jesse, Kotzebue

    • 5/5.
    Loved it!

    Thank you for this program. My son loved it!

    — Christina, Kotzebue

    • 5/5.
    Life Changer

    Fred, Thank you so much for coming out to Nelson Island School and working with our children. The skills that you, Justin, and Katie teach go far beyond basketball skills. In a few days, our children also have a stronger sense of ownership, responsibility, and respect for themselves, their fellow teammates, and their overall attitude towards life. The message shared is also one of love. As you share your talents and skills in basketball, you also share the message that each one of them is a valuable person in their own right. Your ministry here is making a positive difference; you are truly changing lives. Thank you for your hard work and all that you do. Thank you, Daryl

    — Daryl Daugaard, Toksook Bay principal

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    • 5/5.

    Please let Fred know we are all grateful for all that he and his team at NBC have done for all of us here in our region and the great State of Alaska. Basketball has been something that has given so many kids and families hope out here when all seems lost and so desolate. It breathes fire into our communities and builds camaraderie and teamwork and in the end the competition, though fierce, is friendly and new friendships are born. What I really appreciate about Fred and his work is that it is always more than basketball. It is about people and making them feel valued and worthwhile and to me that is worth more than anything we can teach our kids. Life in the village is very hard and we deal with so many struggles and basketball seems to be something that reaches across the generations and is fun and is something that everyone seems to get. Although it is not traditional it is a means for getting the message across to the kids and with all of our problems our communities face it helps sends that positive message that we so need right now.Thank you Fred and it warms my heart to see all the familiar names in your letter. It really is wonderful what has started out here and I hope we can keep it going. Quyana.

    — Gail AlstromSt. Mary's

Camp Coaches

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    Director Thomas Jones

    Thomas Jones, a recent graduate of Oklahoma Wesleyan University with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies where his team made 3 National Tournament appearances -- 2 straight years in the Sweet 16 and his most recent year in the Elite 8 round, and finished with an overall record of 34-3 in his senior season. He is a former assistant coach at Eagle River High School, has trained athletes in NBC programs such as College Prep Camp, Pure Shooting, Complete Player, and Crowell's Life Skills Camps since 2013. Thomas continues to pursue his love for coaching and helping young athletes as a skill and development trainer in Oklahoma and surrounding areas. He also continues to give back to his college program by doing skill development with his former teammates.

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    Coach Jessie Craig

    Jessie is a women's collegiate basketball coach and an amazing teacher of the game. She coached both boys and girls high school basketball in the state of Alaska. She has been a master teacher and director at Girls College Prep Camp, NBC Camps in Thailand, and many camps throughout the US.

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  • Coach Wallace Ungwiluk

    Wallace, from Gambell, Alaska on St. Lawrence Island, is currently playing college basketball in the state of Oregon. He has been with NBC Camps as a camper and a coach since the 8th grade and it has changed his life for the better. He has coached complete player camps, pure shooting, skills camps in Native Villages of Alaska and attended NBC's Elite College Prep Basketball Camp. He wants to be a role model for children and show them that they too, can achieve their dreams!

NBC Basketball Camps Native Alaskan Villages

Thomas Jones, Director

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