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College Basketball Prep Camp is one of the most elite basketball training camps available


NBC College Prep Camp (CIC) prepares serious high school athletes for college basketball and college life. The 5-day CIC basketball training camp is designed to be the country’s most comprehensive and advanced basketball training program. Athletes are accepted through an application and recommendation process.

CIC stands for Crowell's Intensity Camp after NBC founder Fred Crowell, and his son Jay. CIC is structured to help athletes excel in all areas - both on and off the court. This camp reveals what is necessary to play at the college level. CIC instruction centers on skill development, speed, and strength improvement, and specialized position training. The camp provides an in-depth focus on shooting & scoring, attacking the basket, ball handling, learning how to maximize your athletic potential, leadership training, building confidence, and insight on how to compete at the next level.

Highlights Include
  • A High Level of Play: The players who attend CIC have either been invited, due to individual accomplishments, or have met the application standards.
  • Position Specific Training: to better understand and master your position
  • A Better Understanding: Learn more about the game of basketball through positive chalk talks and breakdown of game.
  • Real college practices
  • Personal Excellence: CIC trains you not only to be a better player but to be mentally tough and confident.
  • Great Gear: CIC t-shirts, and full uniform are part of the CIC uniform package included in camp cost
  • Evaluation of your skills and areas to improve.
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Camp Details

College Basketball Prep Camp will be moving to Vanguard University in Southern California to allow national and international players easier flight access into Orange County or LAX.

College Prep Camp is an elite camp that provides an in-depth focus on how to prepare for college hoops, shooting & scoring, attacking the basket & ball handling, learning to maximize your athletic potential, leadership training, building confidence, recovery, and team play. Campers are ranked throughout the week and should have a mentally tough attitude when rankings are determined.

Read below for 2024 camp information and how to apply to attend Boys CIC.


Boys College Basketball Prep Camp
Dates: July 28-August 1 | Ages 14-19


Below you will find dates and details on the application process.

Check-in: 1:00 pm | Check-out: 3:00 pm
Tuition Cost: $1300
*overnight only

How to Attend CIC

There are several steps in the application process. All steps must be completed to be considered for College Prep Camp (CIC):

  1. Fill out this Application Form (you may upload your letter and highlight videos in this application)
  2. Obtain a recommendation letter from someone who knows both your character and basketball skills (not a family member). This can be sent to cic@nbccamps.com or attached to your application in step 1.
  3. Register below with your $300 deposit

Deposits are refundable if you are not accepted.
Deposits are non-refundable after July 1.

Missing items will delay the application process.

Our staff will review your application. We will either send you a notification you have been accepted or we will schedule an interview with our staff to have a personal interview.


For those flying into Southern California, there will be a shuttle leaving around 11:45 am on the first day of camp from the John Wayne International Airport in Orange County (Airport code SNA). If you arrive after 11:45 am, you must make your own travel arrangements. Extra shuttle fees apply. If a student is flying into LAX, please contact Uber or a direct service for transportation to Vanguard University.

There will be a shuttle from camp to John Wayne International Airport in Orange County (Airport code SNA) after camp on the final day. Flights should be after 5:30 pm. If you make early flight arrangements, you will be responsible for your own transportation. Extra shuttle fees apply.

It is recommended to check with camp staff before booking flights or travel.

Email all travel details to cic@nbccamps.com. (More travel details in the camp packet)



The University will not accommodate early arrivals or late departures in 2024. Please contact CIC before making final travel arrangements if there is any question about their arrival and departure times. Contact cic@nbccamps.com


Roommates for this site need to be requested at least two weeks before camp begins. If you have no preference, we will match you with a camper. Contact nbc@nbccamps.com if you need to add a roommate request.
Housing - The information below is subject to change each year.
Air conditioning: Usually yes but may vary - campers may still to bring a fan.
Lost Key Fee: Yes
Campers per room: 2
Bathrooms: Campers share a common bathroom on their floor
Supervision: coaches of the same gender stay in the dorms for supervision.


Ratio: approximately a 1:10 staff-to-camper ratio
Groupings: Campers are grouped by age, skill, and experience.
Equipment Needed: Players should supply their own athletic equipment and have at least one pair of well-broken-in basketball (court) shoes. Campers do need to bring their own ball (clearly labeled with their name). Each student will need to bring bedding items such as pillow, sheets and blanket or can purchase linens and bedding for camp for an additional $30 for the week.
Medical Protocol: Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.
Allergies/Dietary Restrictions/Medical Concerns: please include this on your registration so campus staff and camp staff can be prepared for your camper's arrival and meals.


All registered campers are required to have a parent or legal guardian fill out the mandatory Health & Release Forms online before arrival at camp. This camp does NOT require a doctor's signature on the forms.


A detailed Camp Information Packet containing check-in location and address, on-site staff contact information, a checklist of things to bring, site-specific forms, and more will be emailed to all registered campers before camp. To check if your Camp Information Packet is ready, click here.

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CIC Sample Schedule
  • 7:00 am Wake up
  • 7:15 am Recovery/Morning Workout Series/Ball Handling, Speed & Agility
  • 8:00 am Breakfast
  • 9:00 am Individual Development (Skill breakdowns by position, and basketball scenarios)
  • 11:20 am Chalk Talk
  • 12:00 pm Lunch
  • 2:00 pm College Practice Session Rotation
  • 4:45 pm Recovery/Cool Down
  • 5:00 pm Dinner
  • 6:15 pm Evening Program
  • 7:30 pm Evening Competition/Live Play/Closing Tournament
  • 9:30 pm Recovery/Cool Down/Daily Recap: Goals and Journaling
  • 10:45 pm Lights out


NBC College Basketball Prep Camp will be moving to Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, California to be closer to the talent located in the Southern California area and beyond. Located very close to Orange County airport and LAX, students from around the world, can easily fly into this new location.

Camp Questions & Answers

Who will coach at College Prep Camp?

We select college coaches and college athletes who have strong ties to NBC Basketball and College Prep Camp. They integrate their basketball culture with College Prep Camp basketball culture to provide one of the best camps to prepare athletes for the next level.

Is CIC an exposure camp?

CIC is not intended to be an exposure camp. However, there are athletes every year who commit to a college or University based on the connections and networking they establish at College Prep Camp. If you are a strong player, the College Prep Coaches will make sure you get connected.

Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 4.96 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    Great Motivator

    My camper loved the drills, chalk-talk, coaches that motivated him. For my son it was great having him play with other people at and above his level. Thank you for this opportunity. My son came home with motivated, energized and ready to work hard for the upcoming school season.

    — Michelle, Parent

    • 5/5.
    Camp is taking me to the next level

    I am able to learn from some of the best coaches in the world and better myself not only as a player but also as a man. The skills I've been taught at this amazing camp have been a big reason I have been able to earn a scholarship to attend college and play basketball. So in a way, this camp is a big reason I get to go to college which will impact my life in an amazing positive way.

    — Bradley G.

    • 5/5.
    All Amazing

    This camp experience is life changing, the coaches are amazing, the campus is beautiful, and the food was great. I am very positive that I am going back home a better person/player than I was before.

    — Hakeem G.

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    • 5/5.
    Challenged my son!

    It challenged my son. He worked hard and it was a good experience. Also- the bus driver that drove them from Tacoma was extremely courteous!

    — Grayson L.

    • 5/5.

    Positive encouragement, you gave to my son and all the campers.

    — Terrence R.

    • 5/5.
    How to be successful

    I learned post moves, the importance of being a good teammate, effort as well as triple threat. I want to come back because I learned many different concepts on how to be successful in the game.

    — Shane N.

    • 5/5.
    On and off the court

    I learned every aspect of the game and and stuff for the rest of my life. I learned all positions on offense and how to handle myself with basketball and off the court.

    — Evan P.

    • 5/5.
    New things!

    CIC has a great atmosphere with great coaches that push you. It always taught me new things that I can apply in life and in basketball.

    — Xavier P.

    • 5/5.

    My confidence has gotten better after this camp. I want to come back because I want to continue to improve my game.

    — Devon J.

    • 5/5.

    The level of competition is great. I got better and learned new things.

    — Jack L.

    • 5/5.
    Most beneficial Experience

    As a former camper and coach at NBC Camps, I can’t think of a situation that would be more beneficial for a young basketball player than the CIC camp. Fred and Jay, and their staff are committed to making each camper the best player, and best person they can be. They will work incredibly hard on the court, but the most inspiring changes will be made in their mind and heart. This is the first step to success in life. I believe and live by the values they teach in this intensive camp.This camp is for those who want to be to best on and off the court.

    — Ryan Carr

    • 5/5.
    Love this camp

    Amazing! I can't wait to return next year and show how much I will have improved. I'm hungry and ready to do whatever it takes!

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.
    Most Amazing camp

    CIC was an amazing experience! I learned so much and would love to come back as a coach in the future. Most amazing camp I've ever experienced.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.
    Loved it

    WOW! That pretty much sums it up. CIC has it all. Great coaches, great competition, great atmosphere. It is a top tier camp that I believe easily holds its own and surpasses any other basketball camp in the country on any level. You just can't beat it - all of the life skills and basketball skills learned make this a well rounded camp and will help a player not only develop as a better player, but also as a better person.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    NBC Camps provided me with great instruction and wonderful role models. Not only was I able to share another week with my older brother Ryan, but I enjoyed getting to know Michael Knight and Jay a little more. They were supportive yet also challenged me.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.
    A privilege to attend

    This camp has excellent coaching and staff. I appreciated the caring and encouragement. They treated us very well with very nice facilities, and gear. I appreciated that they kept us well fed. Everyone is treated with respect and expected to perform to the best of their ability. It was a privilege to attend CIC. Thank you!

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.
    Best camp

    There is no better coaching on the planet. Not only did every coach have an extreme knowledge of the sport of basketball, but they were also knowledgeable about the skills required in life. The life skills learned at camp were just as good and important as the basketball skills that I learned.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.
    Really intense

    The CIC camp is one of the most intense camps I've attended. The workouts were great and I'm still doing push ups everyday.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.
    Best Camp Ever

    This is the best camp I've ever been to the staff is great the coaches are first rate. It is just an amazing environment! The life lessons they teach you will stick forever. The life lessons are by far more important than anything they could have taught me basketball wise. I am truly greatful for CIC basketball camp.

    — Ben W.

    • 5/5.
    Play at the next level

    I like this camp because not only does it teach you about the game of basketball but it teaches you how to become a better person, inside and out. If you want to play at the next level (college), this is the best camp for you to go to.

    — Justin W.

    • 5/5.
    Well worth flying across the country!

    This is the third year I have sent my son to NBC camps, with Crowell Intensity Camp being the choice this year. Each year he has improved dramatically and the experience has proven an advantage for Sean as he competes for playing time on a talented varsity team. It is worth flying him across the country for this experience, and I will do so again.

    — Pat C.

    • 5/5.
    Best experience of the year

    We travel at great expense from Hawaii every year to attend NBC Basketball Camps. The profound impact of these camps, the staff, the coaches, and the other campers greatly overshadows the impact of the coaches and teams my daughter experiences during the other 50 weeks of the year.

    — Matt D.

    • 5/5.
    Plans to carry on goals after camp

    I would recommend this camp to others seeing that it helped me to become a better player. Not only am I stronger and more informed on my skills, but I have acquired plans and knowledge to continue to become a better player after the camp had ended.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.
    Highly recommend

    NBC Camps are amazing. They teach basketball skills and life skills in a created environment that is comfortable and enjoyable. Every year I look forward to going to an NBC Camp. The level of competition is great, the staff is always energetic and enthusiastic, and you meet a lot of new kids every year. I would highly recommend NBC Camps if you want to become a better athlete/basketball player and overall person. It is an amazing experience to be a part of one of their camps.

    — Anonymous

Camp Coaches

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    Camp Director Jay Crowell

    Coach Jay Crowell and his father Fred began CIC in 2001. Jay, a former point guard at the University of Georgia, has also directed several other NBC Camps over the years including Auburn Pure Shooting and Upper Columbia Academy in eastern Washington.

    View Jay's Bio
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    Camp Director Rhett Soliday

    Rhett Soliday was named the 2013-2014 NAIA National Coach of the Year after leading the Vanguard Lions to the 2014 NAIA National Championship. Soliday has been Head Coach of the Vanguard Basketball program since 2010. Prior to Vanguard, Soliday had served as an assistant coach at University of California, Irvine for four years and at Concordia University for four years.

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    Coach Justin Downer

    Justin Downer is the Head Coach at Point Loma and two-time PacWest Conference Champion. He has three years coaching at the NCAA D1 level. He has developed multiple NBA draft picks including Nico Mannion & Josh Green.

    View Justin's Bio

College Basketball Prep Camp - CIC

Jay Crowell, Camp Director
55 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Costa Mesa, California 92626
Questions? Call 1-800-406-3926

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: College Prep Camp
Age Group: 14 - 19
Gender: Boys
The total tuition for CIC camp is $1,300 USD. Start your registration by paying the $300 deposit, then complete the CIC Application & recommendation (found in the details tab above). If you register online, you can go back online to pay your balance once you have been accepted or call our office at 1-800-406-3926 to make payment arrangements. All balances for CIC are due on 06/01/2024.
Overnight $300.00
Availability: Yes

*Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
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