Etobicoke Basketball - Sport Specialty Camp
True North Basketball Sport Specialty Camp is a recreational day camp for girls and boys of all skill levels, ages 7 to 12 years old. Operating Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Rosethorn Junior School, we provide a safe and encouraging environment in which young athletes can learn, practice, and compete.
Each morning, campers will participate in a variety of camp-wide sport activities including flag football, ball hockey, soccer and baseball. During the afternoons, campers will focus on the fundamentals of dribbling, passing, shooting, and rebounding. By rotating positions during drills and scrimmages, players will have a chance to play guard, forward, and centre. In addition, several team concepts will be introduced including team defence (man-to-man vs. zone), setting screens, cutting without the ball and of course, the pick and roll. Come test your skills at horse, bump and our end of week 3-on-3 tournament!
|Week #||Dates||Day||Drop Off Time||Pick Up Time||Extended Care||Location||Sign Up!|
|Week 1*||June 29 - July 3||Mon - Fri||8:30 - 9:00am||3:30 - 4:00pm||8:00 am - 5:00pm||Rosethorn Junior School||Register|
|Week 2||July 6 – 10||Mon - Fri||8:30 - 9:00am||3:30 - 4:00pm||8:00am - 5:00pm||Rosethorn Junior School||Register|
|Week 3||July 13 – 17||Mon - Fri||8:30 - 9:00am||3:30 - 4:00pm||8:00am - 5:00pm||Rosethorn Junior School||Register|
|Week 4||July 20 – 24||Mon - Fri||8:30 - 9:00am||3:30 - 4:00pm||8:00am - 5:00pm||Rosethorn Junior School||Register|
|Week 5||July 27 – 31||Mon - Fri||8:30 - 9:00am||3:30 - 4:00pm||8:00am - 5:00pm||Rosethorn Junior School||Register|
|Week 6*||August 4 – 7||Tues - Fri||8:30 - 9:00am||3:30 - 4:00pm||8:00am - 5:00pm||Rosethorn Junior School||Register|
|Week 7||August 10 - 14||Mon - Fri||8:30 - 9:00am||3:30 - 4:00pm||8:00am - 5:00pm||Rosethorn Junior School||Register|
|Week 8||August 17 - 21||Mon - Fri||8:30 - 9:00am||3:30 - 4:00pm||8:00am - 5:00pm||Rosethorn Junior School||Register|
*Indicates a 4-day week due to Canada Day (Wednesday July 1) & the Civic Holiday (Monday August 3)
Your first registration at Basketball Camp will cost $360. Week 1 (July 2 - 5) and Week 6 (August 6 - 9) are short four-day weeks due to statutory holidays. As a result, these weeks cost $288/child.
- We offer Multi-Sibling and Multi-Week discounts. Any additional weeks of camp (whether for the same child or a sibling) will be discounted by $60/week.
- Note that these discounts will automatically be applied between different sports camps (ie. Baseball, Flag Football, Multi-Sport, Soccer and Basketball).
- Drop your child off as early as 8 AM and pick-up between 4 PM - 5 PM for an additional $75/week per child.
- Applicable Taxes: registration fees are subject to 13% HST
- Please click here for information about our cancellation policy and payment options.
We have access to the gym at Rosethorn Junior School, which will be used primarily for basketball camp. However, occasionally we will be taking advantage of the outdoor nets as well.
- Scouting Reports
- Outstanding Coaches
- Weekly Tournament
- Camp T-Shirt
- FUN Fridays
- Prizes and Giveaways
At the end of each week, players will receive a personalized Scouting Report detailing their strengths and areas for improvement. Players will be scouted on their dribbling, defence, passing and shooting, giving them an opportunity to demonstrate skills and techniques learned throughout the week.
What to Bring
- Lunch/Snacks: All campers must bring their own morning lunch and snacks. Please note we are a nut-free camp.
- Basketball or athletic shoes.
- T-shirt, jersey or singlet.
- Water bottle.
- Note: All basketballs and equipment will be provided.
A Day at Camp!
If a camper needs to be dropped off before 8:30am, we offer extended care from 8:00am for a small additional fee.
Between 8:30 - 9:00 parents will drop off their children and sign in with our staff. Short activities such as dodge ball, soccer and trivia, will take place until camp begins at 9:00am.
Instructors will lead campers through a warm up and dynamic stretching.
Sport of the Day
Campers will be divided into groups and coaches will teach sport skills before facilitating games and competitions. The sports will change every day (including, for example, flag football, ball hockey and soccer). We will take water and sunscreen breaks regularly!
After finishing their lunch, campers will get a chance to participate in organized lunch time activities.
Basketball Specialty - Skill Rotations
Skill Groups: All campers are divided into Skill Groups based on age and skill level. Campers will move from station to station with their group throughout the week.
Stations: Each day of the week features stations designed to focus on a specific range of skills. Types of stations include: dribbling, passing, defence, shooting, and position-specific practice.
Campers will gather for a short water and snack break
On Monday campers will be divided into teams each coached by an instructor. The teams compete in a round-robin from Monday to Thursday and battle for the Championship on Friday afternoon.
Formal camp activities end at 3:30 pm. Parents are welcome to pick up their children between 3:30 and 4:00 pm.
If a camper cannot be picked up by 4:00 pm, we offer extended care until 5:00 pm for a small additional fee.