NBC Basketball Camp at Olds College

NBC Basketball Camp at Olds College
NBC Basketball Camp at Olds College

Build your basketball skills this summer at Olds College in Olds, Alberta. Let the NBC Camp coaches help you elevate your basketball skills, mental toughness, confidence and leadership. Let us help you reach your goals on and off the court.

Since 1986 NBC Camps at Olds College has drawn thousands of athletes from all around Alberta and beyond.  Olds College is located just 45 minutes north of Calgary.  These basketball camps help produce some of the most skilled high school and college athletes in the province.  Last year there were 140 NBC Camps alumni playing for Alberta college and universities.  NBC teaches basic basketball fundamentals to less experienced kids and challenges advanced players with instruction to match their skills. With four different camp choices, find the summer basketball camp perfect for you.

Highlights Include

  • Premier basketball instruction by some of the best coaches in Alberta
  • Wonderful facilities for basketball games, activities and skill development
  • Outstanding cafeteria with lots of options and delicious food
  • Motivational and Fun evening program each night featuring videos, games, speakers and skits
  • Competition at every level. Whether you are an elite player or a beginner there are always several other kids who are right where you're at.
  • Atmosphere of enthusiasm, Christian values and hard work
  • Personal Coaching evaluation, all meals and lodging, careful supervision, six to ten hours per day of basketball skill work, fundamentals, games, tournaments, events and leadership training
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Camp Director

Mark Boston

Mark Boston is a graduate of the University of Alberta where he received his Education degree.  He is a fantastic coach and has been a key part of NBC Camps as a master teacher, director, and international tour player and coach.

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Mark is a skilled administrator and will bring a high degree of competency and energy to Olds. During the school year he currently owns and operates a pre-school in Edmonton.

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Shawn Stetson

Shawn Stetson

Shawn works full time at NBC Camps as the Canada Director.  He has run NBC Olds since 2001, and now oversees several NBC locations throughout North America.  A former...

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Shawn works full time at NBC Camps as the Canada Director.  He has run NBC Olds since 2001, and now oversees several NBC locations throughout North America.  A former basketball player at the University of Calgary, he is passionate about creating an amazing camp experience for kids who come to NBC.


NBC Coaching Staff

We select outstanding people we believe are of high integrity and character, work ethic and willingness to pour their lives into helping athletes be their best. We work hard to hire...

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We select outstanding people we believe are of high integrity and character, work ethic and willingness to pour their lives into helping athletes be their best. We work hard to hire college players and coaches, along with high school coaches who are dynamic and competent teachers of the game.

The NBC Difference
Unlike other camp programs where skills training falls under the expertise of the camp director, NBC Camps has built a program of training to help each camper walk out of camp a better player and person.  Our site directors work as event managers helping to run a great week of camp and facilitating the implementation of our specific camp expectations.   Our basketball instruction is based on skill curriculum and talent development we believe are essential to take your game to the next level.   Though coaching styles and drills may change, our master teachers receive DVDs, lesson plans, and detailed training on how to maximize this week of camp.  Coaching at camp is much different than coaching a team.  With over 40 years experience, our goal is to give you the best basketball and life skills instruction possible.


Coach the game at a world-class level.  FAB 4
• Protect the ball
• Play with quickness and intensity
• Play Smart
• Finish the play


Teach by living valuable skills for life.   LIFE 4
• Guard your heart
• Live with love & intensity
• Be smart by seeking out wisdom
• Finish strong, never give up

TEC Method
The ability to know, understand, and apply is the heart of NBC’s Teach, Encourage, Correct method.  True teaching takes place when the student knows how to reproduce the skill and self-correct the skill when it is wrong.

Camp Details

NBC Camps offers three outstanding basketball skill weeks at Olds College for summer 2016. Find the best week to help you make big changes. Click the button below "more details" to find out camp descriptions, dates, and pdfs with information such as what to bring, check-in times and more.

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For more information on each of our camp programs at Olds College, please choose the program type below that best suits you and click "More Camp Details."

Complete Player  Basketball  Camp PDF of more Camp Details
Dates: Session 1 runs  August 1-5  & Session 2 runs August 14-18
Daily Times: Overnight | Extended Day 8:30am- 9:30pm
Age Group: Session 1 Boys and Girls 9-15 years old & Session 2 Boys and Girls 9-18 years old

Complete Player Intensive Basketball  Camp PDF more Camp Details
Dates: August 7-11  
Daily Times: Overnight | Extended Day 8:30am- 9:30pm
Age Group: Boys and Girls 12-18 years old

Position Specific Basketball Camp PDF more Camp Details
Dates: August 1-5  
Daily Times: Overnight | Extended Day 8:30am- 9:30pm
Age Group: Boys and Girls 9-15 years old


NBC Camps at Olds College has become the most popular basketball camp in the country and helping produce some of the most skilled high school and college athletes in the province.  NBC teaches basic basketball fundamentals to less experienced kids and challenges advanced players with instruction to match their skills.


Complete Player Basketball Camps
Complete Player Camps focus on total skill development from offense to defense, team skills, and athleticism. Complete Player camps trains the beginner to advance basketball player to become excellent. Camps include Intensity Night, games and tournaments, personal skill and athletic assessment, training includes comprehensive basketball skill instruction, goal setting, leadership, developing confidence and mental toughness, the importance of personal faith and how to elevate your life and game.

Complete Player Intensive Basketball Camps
Complete Player INTENSIVE Camp are for athletes ages 12-18.  We recommend  that your son or daughter attend a Complete Player Camp first though this is not required.  We require your son or daughter meet three of the following criteria in order to attend.

1. They are in good shape and can play 6 to 8 hours per day.   2. They are a good athlete 3. They have played basketball for at least a couple years   4. They have competed on an organized team.      

Position Specific Camps- -Point Guard, Wing and Post/Forward Training
Position Specific Camps focus on advanced training for the post, and guard positions during morning sessions. Afternoons are dedicated to putting what you learn into game situations and interacting with other positions.



Olds College is located in the quiet and tranquil town of Olds, Alberta. The dining facility, dorm rooms, and beautiful college gym are all part of the same building complex. Evening programs are held in the modern alumni centre. The new Ralph Klein Centre is home to a 3 court gym allowing campers to stay almost exclusively on site. Campers will be staying in very nice residential dorms. Each room accommodates two campers, with nearby private shower facilities. These rooms do not have linen and bedding provided and are not air-conditioned and we suggest you bring a fan. You do not need to request a roommate before camp begins. When you sign up for a room, have your preferred roommate with you. If you have no preference, we will match you with someone of the same gender and similar age. The college food service provides multiple all-you-can-eat entrees for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00 am Wake Up
  • 7:30 am Breakfast
  • 8:00 am Ball Handling
  • 9:00 am AM Session: full court transition, post and guard stations, shooting stations, 5 man motion offense, inbound plays/ games and tournaments
  • 12:00 pm Lunch
  • 1:30 pm PM Session: offensive attack moves, defensive positioning, court awareness/ 3v3 and 5v5 games
  • 5:00 pm Dinner
  • 6:30 pm Evening Program and Leadership Groups
  • 8:00 pm Night Basketball Event
  • 10:00 pm Lights Out

Camper Reviews

Kaeden B.Parent Complete Player

  • 5/5.
Loved Camp!

Wow, where to start. The coaching was amazing. The staff seemed fantastic-NBC does a great job of hiring. The level of discipline was commendable. If this is what NBC Camps does to children like my son, then I commend you for doing such a great job of influencing the basketball players of tomorrow.

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Anna M.Parent Jr. Camp

  • 5/5.
I Loved Camp!

Amazing focus on life skills, lessons, and values. Team unity, comfortable environment. Positive attitude and effort in all aspects of life. My daughter had an amazing time at camp!

Ben G.Parent Complete Player

  • 5/5.
I Loved Camp!

We love the passion the coaches and leadership have for the game and for our kids!

Ryan N.Camper Total

  • 5/5.
Best Camp!

Coaches were very engaged with the campers and really wanted us to get better. NBC goes the extra mile and teaches us how to be a better person in our community and no other camp does that! Best camp I have been to hands down!

Kyla L.Camper Total

  • 5/5.
I Loved Camp!

The food was delicious! The structure of the day was extremely well planned. We had lots of fun, but at the same time, they ensured we had worked hard!

Josiah C.Parent Complete Player

  • 4/5.
Liked Coaches!

We liked the food and coaches. Need to add, that its better to bring cash for camp, not a great credit card set up.

Keegan S.Camper Complete Player

  • 4/5.
I Liked Camp!

felt encouraged and had personal growth. 

Evelien B.Parent Complete Player

  • 4/5.
Character and Leadership!

Builds character and leadership. New dorms are being built, hopefully they will have A/C. Was really hot.

Barbara-Siu J.Parent Complete Player

  • 5/5.
Camp Was Awesome!

We liked the leaders and the program in the intensive camp.

Tony L.Parent

  • 5/5.
Really impressed

Having attended intensity night, I left stunned at how engaged the kids were at participating in such hard work. The attitude of the coaches and all the kids was very impressive. 

Dawson F.Camper

  • 5/5.

I cannot believe the energy of everyone there! It was an amazing experience and I was able to learn so much.


Addison M.Camper

  • 5/5.
Loved it

The coaches are great! They know their stuff and make it not only a great basketball experience but a great life experience as well. It was so much fun I was sorry the week was over! 

Glenda H.Parent

  • 5/5.

The instructors are very skilled and helpful with the campers. They created a positive atmosphere and helped my son with his confidence. He was inspired and will definitely come to future camps.

Avery K.Parent

  • 5/5.
So impressed

I have never been more impressed at any camp as I was when I attended the demonstration at the end of the camp for parents. Other sports organizations should really consider adopting the leadership and direction this camp has; emphasizing the importance of off-court leadership, friendships, social pressures, and dedication. I was impressed how the girls responded to the coaches, who commanded a great amount of respect and attention at all times. Well done NBC!


  • 5/5.
Fabulous experience

When I picked my son up the first thing he said was, "I want to go back next summer." NBC was a fabulous experience.


  • 5/5.
Loved camp

I just really like camp, the coaches, and meeting new friends! My favorite part of camp is all the evening programs and even intensity night.


  • 5/5.
Great experience

NBC camps was a great experience for me because I learned a lot not just on basketball but also on life, it taught me to make good decisions.


  • 4/5.
Really valuable

NBC helped me fall back in love with the game. They made it fun again and helped show me what was really important.


  • 5/5.
Made me better

Camp always pushes me to work my hardest and push past personal boundaries. It refocuses my goals and helps me think about some decisions I'm going to have to make about my future.


  • 5/5.

Lots of fun! I learned lots about my sport (basketball), people are great, coaches are knowledgeable, met some new friends and just lots of fun!

Debbie M. Parent

  • 5/5.
Still talking

Both my daughters are still talking about their experience at the Olds camp this summer and are looking forward to next summer's camps (we are having to work our trip to Hawaii around next years positions camp).

Isleta R. Parent

  • 5/5.
Genuine Commitment

This was my sons first time at an NBC camp and he had a wonderful experience. The caliber of instruction and character building was second to none and he will definitely be back next year and plans to attend the VA in Edmonton throughout the year. I was so moved by the closing parent program and the genuine commitment to our children and their families was evident. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all of you who make these life giving experiences for our children possible.

Cindy K.Parent

  • 5/5.
well informed

Never have I felt so informed regarding a sporting activity for my child,- and I have 6 children so this says alot.


  • 5/5.
Most phenomenal camp

The most phenomenal camp my daughters have ever attended. My oldest has attended 4 years in a row and we'll be back again next year!!!


  • 5/5.
Fantastic atmosphere

I came to camp expecting to feel outdone by everyone. I don’t have as much experience as other girls and thought for sure I would constantly be feeling intimidated or inadequate. Instead, I was met by many other people who came there with the same motive. To learn. It was a fantastic atmosphere filled with positive attitudes and wonderful people. Not once was I discouraged, even when I didn’t follow a drill there were always people there to help me. It was fun, while we learned. A perfect combination.


  • 5/5.
No other camp compares

There is no other camp in Alberta that we have found that took our kids to this level of basketball and citizenship. Come prepared for a hard core basketball challenge.


  • 5/5.
Fantastic experience

It’s rare and refreshing to experience the benefits of hard work, discipline, and laughter all under one roof and in only 5 days! NBC is a fantastic experience!


  • 4/5.
Welcoming environment

 As the parent of a first-time camper, I was most impressed with the organization and welcoming environment when we got there. On the final day, I was thrilled to see how excited my daughter was after the five days - from the new skills she developed in the game, but also the emotional growth she experienced.


  • 5/5.
Better player and person

 As a camper of 4 years, I can say that NBC Camps has changed me into a better person. Not only have my basketball skills increased dramatically, but I believe I've become a much better person to everyone around me and have strengthened my relationship with God. I can't wait until NBC every summer because I meet so many new people. The coaches are definitely one of the greatest parts of camp because they're there for you for anything and you really become great friends with them.


  • 5/5.
Scheduled for next summer

NBC camp was a fantastic experience for my son. He appreciated the positive, encouraging environment, and the intensity of the physical training and skills work. The focus of striving for excellence in all areas of life with instructors demonstrating this in their behavior and interactions with campers made the experience positive on all levels. We will be looking at the schedule for next summer! Thank you.


  • 5/5.
Changed my life

NBC camp changed my life, I found out a lot about myself as a person as well as a player. At camp you get to interact with people who are similar to you as well as different from you. The coaches are T-O-U-G-H tough, and I would recommend this camp to all basketball players. 


  • 5/5.
Best weeks of my life

NBC camp was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Over the week I went, I learned more about basketball, but more importantly about myself, then I could ever imagine. All of the coaches were amazingly friendly, and it was so easy to talk to them about anything. I made a ton of new friends at camp, many of whom I have kept in touch with, and a few who I think I will see on the court this year. Thank you NBC for one of the best weeks of my life!!!

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