Basketball Camp Questions & Answers

  1. What types of basketball camps do you offer?
  2. What basketball camp should I choose?
  3. Are the campers placed into groups based on age or ability?
  4. What are the ratios?
  5. What is the safety like at your camps?
  6. Should I be concerned there are boys and girls at camp together?
  7. What does my tuition include?
  8. What if I sign up but need to change the week of camp I am attending or even the location?
  9. Do you offer scholarships?
  10. Do you offer group discounts?
  11. What are the differences between overnight, extended day, and day camp options?
  12. When will I receive my registration packet?
  13. What is your cancellation/refund policy?
  14. What is the optional Cancellation Protection fee?
  15. May I purchase the Refund Protection with a credit voucher?
  16. Are you hiring any coaches for your camps?
  17. If my son/daughter is attending an Overnight Camp, what will the dorm arrangements be like?
  18. Is transportation to and from the camp available?
  19. Do you have services for early drop-off or late pick-up?
  20. What are the medication policies?
  21. What do I do if I get homesick?
  22. What if I have dietary needs?
  23. What if I have a physical disability?
  24. Is there religion at your camp?
  25. What should I bring to camp?
  26. What forms do I need to fill out for camp?
  27. Is a physical required to attend camp?
  28. What activities should a parent attend?
  29. Can my kids bring snacks to camp?
What types of basketball camps do you offer?

Complete Player Camps– These are our complete basketball camp program including Intensity station, tournaments and skill training for beginning to advanced based on each camper’s age and ability. We highly recommend these camps.  

Day Camps– These camps offer a taste of the full overnight camp experience and designed for people who would benefit best from a day camp that works to build your skills.

Pure Shooting & Offensive Skills Camps– These camps are NBC Camps' shooting school camps designed to help you become an offensive threat. Camp includes video analysis of your shot with evaluation and workouts on how to improve. 

Position Specific Camps– These camps train athletes to excel at specific positions: guard, wing, and post. Campers select the position for the week and receive comprehensive training for that position. 

All-Star & Elite Camps–These camps are for athletes selected as All-Stars from previous attendance at NBC Camps. However, athletes who are advanced and who would like to attend can contact the site director for consideration.

College Basketball Prep Camps (CIC Boys & CPC Girls) –This is our most advanced training and designed for serious and dedicated athletes. Training is extensive and will prepare you to know what you need to do to play at the college level.

HS Advanced Skills Camp–This is for advanced high school athletes who want a very competitive camp experience. Campers will form teams to compete against top high school teams. This camp will involve position specific training and intense tournaments and games. These camps include zone defense and offensive training.

HS Team Camp- This camp attracts high school teams from all around the Northwest for competition, tournaments, skill building and team unity. 

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What basketball camp should I choose?

First, determine your skill level. New and younger athletes are recommended for the Complete Player Junior Day Camps. Camp is rigorous and best experienced when old enough to be away from home. We recommend our Complete Player Basketball  to solid athletes ages 9-18. Advanced players (those who are some of the top players in their age bracket who are 14 and older should consider our All-Star Camps, College Basketball Prep Camp or High School Advanced Skills Camps. We recommend everyone attend a Complete Player Camp before attending a Pure Shooting Camp or Position Specific Camp.

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Are the campers placed into groups based on age or ability?

Both. Master Teachers divide campers into groups based on age first. Then campers are evaluated by the staff as they go through a series of skill testing drills. Campers who would clearly benefit from being moved to a higher group will be asked if they would like to move. Campers who were not selected, but feel they would benefit from moving to a higher group can request further evaluation from the Master Teacher. NBC Camps always tries to honor the requests of the camper while maintaining what is best for the group.

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What are the ratios?

We typically have 10 campers to each coach plus we have more staff on campus including trainers, directors, and assistants.

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What is the safety like at your camps?

Safety is our first priority.  We work very hard to make sure our camps are safe.  Campers are under careful supervision. Staff are personally hired by directors and everyone receives extensive scrutiny, including background checks.  The NBC Camps Leadership teams have children.  We understand, as parents, what safety should be required - safe facilities, safe staff, and safe interactions with other campers.  We work extremely hard to go above and beyond safety expectations.  Because we believe in the value of overnight camps, we also know the privilege you give us as parents to host your children overnight.  This is a privilege we treat with the highest regard.  Our goal is to love your kids like we do our own and expect nothing less.

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Should I be concerned there are boys and girls at camp together?

There is no need for concern at NBC Camps. We are not a dating camp and campers are kept segregated during the majority of the week. Campers are supervised at all times and interacting with campers of the opposite sex is not allowed. NBC Camps is a serious program designed for only those who want to improve in their sport.

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What does my tuition include?
  1. Room and board (extended day campers receive lunch and dinner only)
  2. Super cool, highly coveted NBC Camps T-shirt
  3. Exceptional teaching and individualized skill training
  4. International Tour Team Tryout (14 years and older)
  5. Workbook for goal setting, including take home training
  6. Personal coach’s evaluation
  7. Workout plan
  8. Athletic skills testing
  9. NBC Camps' commitment to working hard to provide the best possible camp experience we can
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What if I sign up but need to change the week of camp I am attending or even the location?

Moving from one week of camp to another week or even a different location is typically not a problem and very easy to do. Please call 1-800-406-3926 and we would be happy to make any changes you need. If the camp you are switching to costs more, you will need to pay the balance. If it costs less, we will refund the difference. The only time we should not be able to help you move is if there is the camp you desire to move to is full.

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Do you offer scholarships?

Athletes who cannot afford the cost of camp may request financial assistance through our scholarship program. If you feel you qualify for financial assistance, please send a request to this email address: Gail@nbccamps.com. For scholarships in 2018 we suggest you begin requests in March. 

If you would like to donate to help under privileged athletes attend camp please contact Gail Wright at Gail@nbccamps.com

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Do you offer group discounts?

Yes we do! If you have 5 or more campers, we can offer $10 off per camper. 

Download this form- the 5+ Discount Form.

You can email it to nbc@nbccamps.com or mail to:

NBC Camps
10003 N. Division Suite 100
Spokane, WA 99208

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What are the differences between overnight, extended day, and day camp options?

For locations with Overnight options: The overnight option includes a 30-plus hour program, all meals, housing, and basketball activities.

The Extended Day option (typically from 9AM – 9PM) includes a 30-hour plus program, lunch, dinner, and basketball activities. 

For locations with Day options only: The day camp option (typically 9AM-3/4PM) includes 20-plus hour program and does not include lunch.  May vary by location.

The first and last day hours of camp may vary. Please see specific camp web page for more details.

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When will I receive my registration packet?

Registration packets will be emailed out the first week in May. Registration packets include information on when to arrive to camp, what to bring, directions, health forms, etc. Once available, packets can also be downloaded from our website on camp webpages. Go to 'Get Ready for Camp'

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What is your cancellation/refund policy?

Camps Cancellation Policy

If you have to cancel, for any reason, we will issue you a camp voucher worth all camp fees paid less the $15 registration fee.  This voucher is good for any NBC Camps Event (summer camps, Varsity Academy, clinic) which occurs before December 31, 2018. Your camp voucher is only transferable to an immediate family member.  Cash refunds or more flexible camp credits will only be given with the purchase of Cancellation Protection. ( See explanation below)

Cancellation Protection

The Cancellation Protection fee can be purchased for $50 per camp session, and is the only way to receive a refund in the event of a cancellation if you cancel before the cancellation protection deadline. If you cancel before the cancellation protection deadline, you will receive a refund of all Camp Tuition payments made less the registration fee ($15) and the cancellation protection fee ($50). If you cancel after your Camp Cancellation Protection due date, we will issue you a camp voucher for all camp tuition fees paid, valid for any NBC Camps event which occurs before December 31, 2018.

Cancellation Protection Refund Deadlines:

You must cancel before this date if you purchased the cancellation protection to have your card refunded.

  • May or June Camps, you must cancel by May 1.
  • July Camps, you must cancel by June 1.
  • August Camps,  you must cancel by July 1.

After these dates, the cancellation protection will be for a camp voucher only.


Because we rent our facilities, we pre-purchase our rentals based on enrollment.  If you cancel too close to the start of camp we cannot refund you regardless if you purchase cancellation protection and can only offer you the opportunity to use all your monies (less the registration fee) for next year's camps. Make sure you know you will not receive cash back if you cancel too close to your camp start date.

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What is the optional Cancellation Protection fee?

The Cancellation Protection fee can be purchased for $50 per camp session, and is the only way to receive a refund back to you in the event of a cancellation. If you cancel by your Camp Tuition balance due date, you will receive a refund of all Camp Tuition payments made less the registration fee ($15) and the cancellation protection fee ($50). If you cancel after your Camp Tuition balance due date, we will issue you a camp voucher for all camp tuition fees paid less the ($50 cancellation fee and the $15 reg. fee)  valid for any event occurring before December 31, 2018. 

Because we rent our facilities, we pre-purchase our rentals based on enrollment.  If you cancel too soon before the camp starts we cannot refund you regardless if you purchase cancellation protection and can only offer you the opportunity to use all your monies (less the registration fee) for next year's camps.

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May I purchase the Refund Protection with a credit voucher?

No, the refund protection may not be purchased with a credit voucher.  A credit voucher may only be used for camp tuition. 

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Are you hiring any coaches for your camps?

Our camp directors hire and train their staff members directly.  Please visit our 'Summer Employment' section for more information.

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If my son/daughter is attending an Overnight Camp, what will the dorm arrangements be like?

When a camper signs up for an overnight camp, they are placed in a typical college dormitory in a double room.  We pair campers with their roommate request. If that cannot be accommodated, or there is no specific request, campers will be placed with a camper the same age.  Each overnight camp is monitored and supervised in the dorms by our camp staff.

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Is transportation to and from the camp available?

Airport transportation is not available for camp unless you are attending Boys All-Star and Boys & Girls College Prep Camp.

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Do you have services for early drop-off or late pick-up?

We do not offer early drop-off or late pick up services.

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What are the medication policies?

We have trainers at each site. We urge the parent and camper to talk with the trainers if there are any pre-existing conditions you are concerned about. It is our policy that trainers keep all medication and monitor dispensing for your child’s safety.

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What do I do if I get homesick?

First of all, we strongly suggest you come to camp with a friend. Having a familiar roommate and friend greatly reduces the likelihood of homesickness. We also strongly recommend our extended day camp for those who may experience homesickness. At NBC Camps, we believe the more you overcome your fears, the more courageous you will be. Therefore, we encourage campers to work through their homesickness through positive thinking, keeping active, developing friendships, and talking with staff. If the camper’s homesickness becomes too disruptive, the trainer and/or site director will contact the parents. In rare cases, a child may be sent home at the parents’ expense. Every effort will be made to support and encourage the camper to complete his or her week at camp.

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What if I have dietary needs?

We at NBC Camps are very flexible and are willing and ready to work with campers and their parents to accommodate certain dietary needs. If your child has food allergies or dietary needs please contact the NBC Central Office at 1-800-406-3926 and we will get you in touch with the Camp Director. The Director will make sure that the information will be passed on to the Food Service Manager in charge and special dietary needs will be accommodated.

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What if I have a physical disability?

If you have a physical disability that requires special attention other than what can be provided by a physical trainer, please contact the NBC Central Office at nbc@nbccamps.com.

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Is there religion at your camp?

NBC Camps is a sports camp based on Christian principles of compassion, tolerance, respect and belief in Christ. Athletes of all faiths have attended our camps. We believe every person should pursue his or her own personal faith. Part of our life skills training involves encouraging athletes to know what they believe. Studies show students who have a strong personal faith do better in school, make better life choices, and are less likely to be involved in drugs and alcohol. On the final night of camp, coaches share how God has helped them become a stronger athlete and person. Our hope is for athletes to be complete physically, mentally and spiritually.  If you have questions or concerns about this topic, please contact Jennifer Ferch at jennifer@nbccamps.com.  She would love to answer any questions.

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What should I bring to camp?

This information is also available in our registration packets.

  • Signed Medical Release waiver
  • Basketball clearly marked with your name and phone number
  • Basketball Shoes (2 pairs - one for inside play and one for outdoor courts.  Do not bring brand new shoes as these will cause blisters)
  • Warm-ups
  • Athletic Gear
  • Bedding and Pillow
  • Toiletries and Towel
  • Swim Suit (some locations offer optional swimming during free time)
  • Letter Supplies (a stamped envelope, letter and pen.)  This is an all-camp required activity regardless if you are a day or overnight camper. Do not fill out letter before hand, parents can help younger athletes fill out the address portion.
  • Small Fan
  • $40-$80 Spending Money
  • Water Bottle
  • Alarm Clock
  • Small bag to carry your shoes and ball around campus

Please do not bring electronic equipment such as cd/dvd/MP3 players, TVs, jewelry or radio. Cell phones may be allowed during evening break only.

Day Campers must bring a lunch and snack.

Please ensure all your items are clearly marked with your contact information. We recommend Label Daddy.

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What forms do I need to fill out for camp?

Please print a copy of our Medical Release Waiver, sign and bring it to camp. All campers need a signed Medical Release Waiver to compete. Medical Release Waivers are available in your registration packet or click here to download the form.

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Is a physical required to attend camp?

No, a physical is not required to attend an NBC Camp.  However, you must completely fill out the Medical Release Waiver and bring it with you the first day of camp. 

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What activities should a parent attend?

Parents are always welcome at NBC Camps. We would like all parents to be sure to attend our parent orientation held on the first day of camp during the registration process. We would also like all parents to attend our closing ceremonies program on the final day at camp. Parents may want to spend most of the day at camp the final day watching closing tournaments and games. Parents may pay for a buffet they can eat with their campers on the final day. For parents who live close by, you may wish to attend our Intensity Station on the third night of camp. Intensity Station is held mid-week.  Be sure to attend the parent orientation on the first day of camp to learn the specific times for camp events.

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Can my kids bring snacks to camp?

Yes, you may bring snacks to camp but please do not bring anything with nuts due to food allergies of many campers. 

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