For the past 42 years, the Potsdam Bears International Summer Basketball Camp has attracted over 12,950 campers from the small towns of Northern New York, 20 different states, the provinces of Ontario and Quebec, and around the world. Players will learn the fundamentals of basketball from experienced instructors. Last summer 350 players between grades 4-12 learned skills through individual and group instruction from a staff of over 75 top college and high school coaches.
Since many of the campers are from Canada, this co-ed camp is truly international in flavor. It is one of the only camps in the country where students from both countries have an opportunity to learn about their neighbors and play on the same team. Although both boys and girls attend camp in the same sessions, the skill groups and teams are not co-ed. Campers will be grouped by age and/or ability level to ensure their maximum development. In addition, an Olympic-size pool, a state-of-the-art weight and exercise room, indoor and outdoor tracks and a modern athletic training room are available for all campers.
The camp will be held on the SUNY Potsdam campus in Potsdam, New York from July 14-July 18. Cost of the camp is $405 for residential campers and $265 for commuter campers. A non-refundable deposit of $50 (U.S. funds) is required to reserve your spot in the camp. The balance of payment is due on July 8, 2013. Each camper will receive an informational packet in the mail upon registration, which also contains required health history forms. Group discounts are available.
You can register online or you can contact the Center for Lifelong Education and Recreation Office at 315-267-2167. Visit our website for details at: www.potsdam.edu/community/camps/basketball.