Basketball Camp

A great way to learn the game and improve your skills!


BARRHAVEN: Longfields-Davidson Secondary School: 149 Berrigan Dr, Nepean, ON K2J 5C6

KANATA: Earl of March Secondary School: 4 The Parkway, Kanata, On K2K 2B6


Boys and girls ages 7 to 12 years
AGE-RESTRICTED CAMP: All campers must be 7 or older at the start of the camp week.

Dates and Rates

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Basketball skills, drills and games in the morning and swimming/off-site activities in the afternoon.

Basketball Camp is a great introduction to the game for beginners and recreational players using modified equipment for younger players. Lower nets, smaller balls and smaller courts are all designed to help players learn the game more quickly. Under the instruction of our basketball coaches, you'll learn the basics and improve your basketball fundamentals through drills and games, regardless of your ability! Each week will be capped off with full games.

Dribbling, Passing and Catching, Pivoting, Lay-ups, Shooting, Guarding, and Rebounding.

Preparing for camp

On the Thursday before each week of camp you'll receive an email from us reminding you that you're registered for camp for the upcoming week. At that time, we'll also remind you to download this week's "Gator Tales". Gator Tales is our weekly publication which includes: a packing list, emergency contact information, afternoon outings schedule, lunch menu, theme day schedule and more.

Sample schedule

Each day is packed with special activities and every day and every week is different to accommodate campers who are with us for several weeks throughout the summer.

7:30 to 8:30am Pre-Camp DROP OFF (free of charge: children choose between supervised quiet time for reading and playing board games or sports activities and games in the gym)
8:30 to 8:45 am

Large Group Game: this helps the kids warm up before we take attendance.

8:45 to 9:00 am Attendance
9:00 am sharp Campers going off-site depart by school bus (eg. swim camp, horseback camp). On-site camps remain at the school.
9:00 to 9:40 am ROTATION 1:
Scatter: kids are divided into their specialty camps and start programming with their counselors.
9:40 to 10:20am ROTATION 2:
Specialty Camp Time (as chosen weekly)
10:20 to 10:50 am Snack Break (please send drinks/snacks with campers)
10:50 to 11:30 am ROTATION 3:
Specialty Camp Time (as chosen weekly)
11:30 to 12:00 PM Daily Optional Time: campers participate in gym activities of their choice to play with counselors.
12:00 to 12:30pm

Lunch (lunch plan available for a fee)
Buses return from off-site camp locations
12:30 to 1:30pm

Flagpole (camp dance, singsong, jokes) and prepare for afternoon activities.
1:30 to 4:00pm

Whole-camp activities: see schedule below (typically public swims, no lessons provided)
4:00 to 4:30pm

Snack (free Gatorade available, cash snack bar available)
4:30 to 5:30pm

Post-Camp - PICK UP (free of charge: children choose between supervised quiet time for reading and playing board games or sports activities and games in the gym)

Weekly themes

For a more detailed look at our weekly themes, emergency phone numbers, etc. please check out our Gator Tales.

Afternoon schedule by camp location

5 and 6 year olds DO NOT ATTEND OUR AFTERNOON SWIMS. They will instead visit local splash pads or remain at the school for afternoon activities including arts and crafts, movies, sports and cooperative games.

7 to 12 year olds will travel by school bus to some local-area swimming pools.

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Longfields-Davidson Walter Baker Swim Gator Games (at camp) Kanata Wave Pool Walter Baker Swim Gator Games (at camp)
Earl of March SS Glen Cairn/Beaverbrook Pool Gator Games (at camp) Kanata Wave Pool Glen Cairn/Beaverbrook Pool Gator Games (at camp)
St Peter Catholic HS Bearbrook Pool Swim Francois Dupuis Pool Swim Gator Games (at camp) Bearbrook Pool Swim Gator Games (at camp)

* field trips subject to change based on availability and the size of each group.

Swim safety

Safety is our number one concern.
We understand your concern for the safety of young swimmers. Please be sure to read our complete "swim safety rules and policies."

Quest for the Gator Cup

One of the traditions we are most proud of is our weekly "Quest for the Gator Cup". Since 1996, this fierce, but friendly, competition has pit our Safari friends (Iguanas, Parrots, Treefrogs, Cheetahs, Elephants, and Gators) against one another in a week-long competition that we call the "Quest for the Gator Cup". Each team consists of campers of all ages and from all Specialty Camps and their counselors. At the end of each week, every camper receives a commemorative ribbon celebrating their participation in this one-of-a-kind event.

The Gator Cup is sure to be the highlight of every camper's week and something they will remember for years to come.

Camps fill quickly. Register today
to avoid disappointment!