Additional Camp Information
Forty-Two Years of Experience...
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Camp begins on Sunday evening with a meeting and team selection. Daily sessions for all campers are from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Overnight campers also will have evening basketball sessions, movies, and activities. Campers wishing to swim will be required to a swim test. Family and friends are invited to attend any camp session and the closing ceremony at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday in the Jerry Welsh Gymnasium at Maxcy Hall, followed by the camp cookout for campers, staff, and families.
A Day in the Life of a Camper
9:05-9:15 a.m. Opening remarks and group warm-up/stretch
9:20-10:20 a.m. Stations
10:25-11:25 a.m. Team practice
11:30-12:30 p.m. Game 1
12:35-1:20 p.m. Lunch
1:30-2:15 p.m. Game 2
2:20-2:50 p.m. Conditioning
3:00-3:30 p.m. Situations/ fast break tournament
3:40-4:30 p.m. Game 3
4:30-4:45 p.m. Closing remarks – commuters dismissed
5:00-6:30 p.m. Dinner
6:45-9:00 p.m. Evening activities in Maxcy
Times and schedule subject to change.
Accommodations and Meals
Participants stay in spacious dormitories on the SUNY Potsdam campus. Residence hall staff will be available around the clock to make your stay pleasant and comfortable. Residents must provide their own blankets, pillows, sheets, and towels.
Campers will receive three complete, well-balanced meals each day Monday through lunch on Thursday. Commuters will receive lunch each day Monday through Thursday.
Campers will need basketball or court shoes (no running shoes), appropriate game/practice attire, towels and a swimsuit if they wish to swim during free time.
Facilities are, without question, one of the strengths of our program and will enable each player to realize his or her full potential! Participants will be afforded the luxury of playing in the North Country's basketball "mecca," SUNY Potsdam's Maxcy Hall. The complex consists of six full-size indoor courts and numerous outdoor baskets, including four full-size outdoor courts.Swimming will be available at the Maxcy Hall pool.
Due to the implementation of new U.S. immigration requirements for entering the country, participants or their parents/guardians are advised to check on current U.S. immigration requirements prior to coming to Potsdam.
Important Insurance Information
The attendees of this program assume all risk incidental to the use of the facilities, its appurtenances and the surrounding grounds and shall be solely responsible for any and all incidents and injuries to persons and property (including death) arising out of or in connection with the program and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the People of the State of New York and the State University of New York in any claims related to the incidents or injuries. All attendees should provide their own insurance coverage. Please check with your insurance provider.
Group discounts are available to individual campers who register as part of a group of five or more people. There are two ways to register groups:
- By Mail:
Mail a minimum of 5 registrations* together in one envelope to:
389 VHE, SUNY Potsdam
44 Pierrepont Avenue
Potsdam, NY 13676
*Please complete an International Basketball Camp registration form for each camper. A minimum payment of $50 must accompany each registration. (Please note that SUNY Potsdam is no longer able to process international checks. International group members are asked to mail money orders only, payable in U.S. funds.)
Send a complete list of 5 or more group members' names to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Basketball Camp Group" in the subject line. Any campers not named in the e-mail will not be included in the group and therefore will not receive the camp discount.
Group members have a 24-hour period in which to register online** at: www.potsdam.edu/community/camps/basketball. Any campers who fail to register within the 24-hour window will not be allowed to apply the $25 group discount. Please note that your 24-hours begins when your group e-mail is sent. If fewer than five group members register within the 24-hour window, no one will receive the discount.
**Online registration is required for the online groups. Telephone registrations are NOT accepted.