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How much will the camp cost?
The cost of the camp will be $295, but just $270 if you pay by April 30, 2011.
Will there be any discounts?
Register before April 30, 2011 and receive a $25 discount. Sign up for more than one session and receive a $25 discount. There will also be a sibling discount of $25. And if you have a group of three or more, please call us for our special group discounts..
Can I get a refund if my son/daughter is unable to attend the camp?
A $100 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your child’s place in our camp. If, for whatever reason, your child will be unable to attend the camp, we will refund all but $100 of your tuition. However, if your child is unable to attend because of a medical or physical condition, please provide us with a letter from your physician and we will be more than happy to provide a full refund.
My child is tall for his/her age and usually plays center or forward for his/her school or organized team. Is Philly Point Guard Camp still a good place for him/her?
Philly Point Guard Camp is for any student-athlete who needs to work on his/her skills and who wants to become a better player. Not only will we be helping our young student-athletes think the game of basketball, but we will also be helping them improve their ball handling skills. No matter how tall your young student-athlete is now -- unless he/she is expected to be exceptionally tall and will only need to catch and shoot the ball from the pivot – he/she can only benefit from learning the skills and the finer points of the game from our exceptional staff.
Does my child have to be a budding superstar to attend Philly Point Guard Camp?
No. Each young student-athlete will be grouped by age and ability. While we do emphasize that your young student-athlete needs to have some ability – being able to shoot and handle the ball a little bit – we understand that not every player has a strong left hand or can hit 65% of their 3-pointers at the age of 6. All we ask is that your young student-athlete comes with a good attitude and is willing to work hard and learn.
What is the earliest I can drop off my son/daughter at the camp?
Our day will begin at 9 a.m., but campers can be dropped off as early as 8:30 a.m. If this will be a problem, please don’t hesitate to call us to see if there are other options.
Will you be having 5-on-5, 4-on-4, 3-on-3, 2-on-2 or 1-on-1 basketball tournaments?
No. We will be emphasizing the finer points of the game so there will be special-skills competitions. We will have a no-dribble tournament, a foul-shooting competition, and a skills competition. We believe that each student-athlete needs to work on their skills and their conditioning and that leaves very little time left in our day to be holding other competitions. While we will be doing 1-on-1 skills during our morning and afternoon stations, our main focus in game situations is that the players move the ball up and down the court -- in a north-south direction and not an east-west direction -- and that they trust their teammates. The no-dribble tournament stresses teamwork and voids any kind of ballhogging.
Will there be trophies?
While we don’t want one player to think he/she is better than any other player, we do believe that positive reinforcement is a good thing. So, yes, we will present trophies to all the winners of our special-skills tournaments. But we will also be awarding trophies to the boys and girls who, during the week, best epitomize what Philly Point Guard Camp is all about: giving it everything they had, was an excellent listener, an excellent teammate, an excellent leader and someone who will be a credit to any basketball team.
Are meals included in your price?
No. Because of the many dietary needs of our young student-athletes, there is no way we can accommodate all those needs. But you have the choice of either brown-bagging a lunch or purchasing pizza from us on a daily basis. We will also provide snacks and 20 oz. Gatorades as well. The cost of the pizza will be $2.50 a slice or $6 for all you can eat.
What does my son/daughter need to bring to camp?
Your son/daughter needs to be wearing basketball shoes in good condition, basketball shorts (no cutoffs), clean T-shirt or basketball shirt, sweat socks and their game!
Will Philly Point Guard Camp be offering any of the above-mentioned items for purchase?
Yes. If you are unable to bring any of the above-mentioned items, shorts and shirts will be available for purchase either at the camp or online. If you need any item prior to camp, please give us at least two weeks notice and we will order those items for you and hopefully have them in time for the first day of camp.
Is there anything that my son/daughter should not bring to camp?
Please do not bring CD players, MP3 players, jewelry, other electronic equipment, and please do not bring a bad attitude!
Will my son/daughter need to bring money each day?
That is strictly up to the parent/guardian. We will be selling pizza, beverages and snacks during the day. And we will have shorts, shirts and hoodies available for purchase. We would suggest that if your son/daughter is to buy something from the store, that either you or your son/daughter make that purchase either before of after camp. If that doesn’t work out for you, then maybe give your son/daughter a note giving us permission to sell the requested items to them.
When should we show up on Opening Day?
Please arrive between 8:25 and 8:45 a.m. to register and pick up your gear. Parents, please feel free to stay the first day as we address the campers and let them know what is in store for them the rest of the week.
Can parents/guardians attend the last day of camp?
On the last day, we will have a closing ceremony in which the championships of all the competitions will be decided and the trophies and awards will be distributed. If you wish to attend, please feel free to do so. Figure on getting to the camp site by 2:30 p.m. If it will be earlier or later, we will let you know via e-mail.
What should I do if my son/daughter cannot attend camp that day?
Please call us before 9 a.m. to let us know if your son or daughter will be unable to attend the camp on that particular day. We will be holding roll call each day.
Will I be able to contact my son/daughter during the day?
If you need to contact your child during the camp, please call our office at 215-806-7757. If you leave a message, we will get back to you as soon as possible. Please do not call your child directly on his/her cell phone.