Established 1999. Entering our 17th summer! OCA Accredited Camp
Elite Camps has been running year-round basketball camps and programs in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) since 1999. Now in our 16th year of operation we cater to over 3,000 athletes every year making us one of the largest and longest running basketball camps in Canada. Our year-round programming includes school break day camps, weekly lessons, youth leagues (d-league), after school programs, the Elite Advanced Basketball Academy (EABA), and our new Hoop Dreams Overnight Basketball Camp. We run our programs throughout the GTA including Toronto, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, and Newmarket. Our overnight camp is run out of Camp Walden, near Bancroft Ontario. We are an Ontario Camps Association (OCA) Accredited Camp.
Full-Time Team. Professionally Trained and Certified.
We have a full-time team, dedicated year-round to Elite Camps – to designing, overseeing, and improving our programs and ensuring athlete’s needs are met. This team includes coaches with many years of experience coaching youth basketball skill development, playing experience at the college/university or European professional level, and certified personal trainers and NCCP certified coaches.
During the summer our team grows to over 50 staff. Last summer, in 2012 our summer team included over 35 staff with playing experience at the college/university or European professional level. Of the remaining staff 10 were former campers and/or Academy athletes with a high degree of familiarity with our teaching approach and camp culture. To see a list of all of our staff please click here: http://elitecamps.com/varsity-staff/. To see a list of our directors please click here: http://elitecamps.com/full-time/. To apply to be part of our team please complete our Staff Application Form.
We believe in continuous improvement in athletics and in life and we practice what we preach. We are constantly upgrading our level of personal fitness, our coaching knowledge, techniques, and methodologies to improve the level of services we can offer our athletes. Every year we train and/or certify with leading industry authorities and or certification boards such as CanFit Pro, NCCP, TWIST Sports Conditioning, Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), Ganon Baker, and our recent training this past spring in Washington’s Dematha High School with Alan Stein’s Stronger Team (strongerteam.com) – a world leader in basketball-specific strength and conditioning. We regularly attend conferences, review DVDs and books from authorities in areas such as personal training, athletic conditioning, youth development, basketball skill development and camp management. This dedication helps us keep up with the latest trends and combine new knowledge with our existing knowledge and skills to constantly improve and evolve our “Elite Camps” approach – a proven method that we have built and evolved with over 14 years of basketball instruction, skill development, and camps.
Community Involvement. Swish for the Cure
Helping the fight against childhood cancer.
We are also involved in the community. Through our charity, Swish for the Cure (www.elitecamps.com/charity or wwww.swishforthecure.com) we have raised over $128,000 for the Childhood Cancer Foundation to help fight the battle against childhood cancers. Our annual event, now entering its 6th year also includes a fun day of basketball and other activities for 50 kids with cancer.
Year-round Basketball Camps and Programs for ALL Ages and Abilities!
For a peek into our programs see our highlight video here: http://www.youtube.com/elitebasketballcamps
We have programs for all ages and abilities:
We have fun youth oriented programs including Youth Camp, Girls Camp, and Weekly Lessons for kids ages 5-6, 7-9, and 10-13 – all levels: beginner to advanced. See our videos for: Youth Camp here or Girls Camp here for a sneak peek into some of these programs. We also run fun basketball after school programs at schools across the city.
We offer more intense teen training programs including Teen Camp and Weekly Lessons for intermediate to advanced kids ages 13-16. See this video for a preview: Teen Camp Highlight Videos.
In addition our youth and teen day camps run out of the Greater Toronto Area, we now run the youth and teen camps as an overnight camp out of Camp Walden in Bancroft Ontario: Overnight Highlight Videos.
We also offer specialty camps such as Guard Camp, Shooting Camp, Ball-Handling Camp, and Top 20 Camp which are more advanced and participation is determined by tryout:
Finally, we offer our Elite Advanced Basketball Academy (EABA), a comprehensive European approach to individual basketball skill development and training – a 10 month training program for 4 hours a week. The program also includes games against local rep and high school teams as well participation in American AAU tournaments. See here for a glimpse of the Academy.