NBC Basketball Camp at Upper Columbia Academy

NBC Basketball Camp at Upper Columbia Academy
NBC Basketball Camp at Upper Columbia Academy

NBC Camps at Upper Columbia Academy will transfer to the campus of Whitworth University.

NBC Basketball Camps at Upper Columbia Academy will not be open this season.  We will be conducting camps at two locations

NBC Whitworth University Spokane, Washington -- we have added camp weeks to this location to accommodate campers from Spangle.  Boys All-Star will be hosted at this campus in 2014.

NBC North Idaho College Coeur d 'Alene, Idaho-- please check out the two camps available at this location.

Dates & Prices

Camp Details


irst day schedule typically includes:

Check-in  12:30-2:00 pm

Orientation 2:00-2:30 pm

Basketball  2:30-5:00 pm

Dinner  5:00-6:30 pm

Fun Activitiy  6:30-8:00 pm

Evening Program  8:00-9:00 pm

Lights Out  10:00 pm

More Details

Final day events typically include:

Lunch  Noon-1:00 pm

Basketball  1:00-3:00 pm

Closing Ceremony  3:00-4:00 pm


Flying into All-Star Camp?


Due to the increased volume of out-of-town campers for this week of camp, NBC Camps helps coordinate shuttle service.  If you fly into the SPOKANE airport, an NBC representative will be waiting at the airport to greet you and help you coordinate your shuttle pick-up to the camp with other incoming athletes.  The shuttle is pre-arranged by NBC CAMPS and can be purchased for $25 each way.  A shuttle back to the airport at the end of the week will also be coordinated by NBC CAMPS.  Payment should be submitted upon arrival to camp.  Check (made out to NBC Camps) is preferred.  Please no unaccompanied minors, check with the airlines before making arrangements.

You can provide your flight information when you register OR at any time up until two weeks before your camp.  You will be contacted before your camp to confirm final travel arrangements.

Please note:
1. NBC CAMPS coordinates the shuttle service, but does not assume responsibility for the actual transportation to and from the airport and an NBC REPRESENTATIVE may or not be in the vehicle.
2. In order to be met by a NBC representative and receive assistance with your transportation to the camp, you will need to arrive the morning that your camp begins (preferably between 9:00am and 11:15am and the shuttle will depart by Noon), as the camp check-in begins at 12:30pm.  We are not able to assist you if you arrive a night early. Your return flight home should depart after 5pm on the final day of your session.  If you have a late arrival or early departure on the final day, we may be able to assist you, but there may be an additional fee.
3. If there are less than 4 campers that are in need of transportation assistance on a given start/end date, we reserve the right to coordinate other shuttle arrangements with the family.

Please coordinate all flight information with the Camp Director John Fazio at jfazio@nbccamps.com   subject: uca camp airport shuttle

Flying to any other week of camp?

If you are flying to camp and need transportation from the airport, here are a couple of shuttle options for you to consider:

Busy Bee Plains Taxi (Owner: Randy)



Spokane Airport Shuttle (Owner: Jim)


Sample Daily Schedule

  • 6:55 am Wake Up
  • 7:30 am Ball Handling
  • 8:00 am Breakfast
  • 8:45 am Morning Instruction Stations
  • Noon Lunch
  • 1:30 pm Afternoon Games & Instruction
  • 5:00 pm Dinner
  • 6:30 pm Fun Activity
  • 8:00 pm Evening Program/Life Skills Building
  • 10:00 pm Lights Out

Meet Camp Coaches

John Fazio
Camp Director

John Fazio

John has been involved with NBC Camps since 1995.  First as a coach, then Master Teacher and camp emcee. He was hired in 2000 as a full time employee of NBC Camps.

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John is the Site Director for NBC Camps held at Whitworth University in Spokane. He also runs a basketball training program in Spokane called Varsity Academy. John has several years of experience conducting individual training and coaching AAU basketball.

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NBC Coaches

NBC Camps coaches are known for their hard work, great attitude, and commitment to helping you reach your potential on and off the court.  Our curriculum focuses on helping you master...

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NBC Camps coaches are known for their hard work, great attitude, and commitment to helping you reach your potential on and off the court.  Our curriculum focuses on helping you master even the most difficult skills as well as developing leadership, mental toughness, and confidence.

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.


Ben Rotert

Ben Rotert has been with NBC Camps since 2007. He has been in a leadership role in camp directing within NBC Camps since 2009. Ben will be stepping into the Site Director role for several camps this summer at UCA. He has a great sense of organization and understands what it takes to give campers the best environment to grow on and off the court. Ben is a coach at heart and loves any...

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While attending Whitworth University, Ben held a semester long internship within the NBC Central office before becoming involved in leadership.  He is currently on staff at Spokane Falls Community College.

Camper Reviews


  • 5/5.

We sent both of our daughters to their very first overnighter camp, the coaches and director made us feel very comfortable leaving them for the week and the experience they both had has been priceless. 

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  • 5/5.
Looking for a Challenge?

If you are looking for a camp that challenges your physical fitness, improves your basketball ability and makes you think about how you can be a better human being on and off the court, then NBC Camps are for you. Truly a stretch of the mind, body and spirit.


  • 5/5.
Increased level of play and confidence

NBC All-Star Camps have made such a positive change in my son... He comes home from the camps with such a positive attitude in both life and basketball. His level of play keeps going up as well as his confidence in his ability to defend and get the ball to the basket. The coaches have the greatest balance of teaching and helping teenage boys learn how to use their talents and make them shine. My son is a better basketball player thanks to NBC Camps and he will continue to go every summer till he graduates. Thanks to you all who give your time to do this. Parent of 16 year old camper

Noah Camper

  • 5/5.
Great environment and staff

NBC All-Star has a great learning environment that gives you tools to be great on and off the court. It is great to meet with kids that like basketball and want to work to be better. Great positive messages. The Staff really cares about what they do and helping me be better. Thanks.

Jason Camper

  • 5/5.
Intense competition

I would highly recommend the All Star camp, I enjoyed playing with other skilled players who challenge me with intense competition on the court and who were great guys off the court.

Eli and IsaacCampers

  • 5/5.
Look forward to camp every summer

NBC Camp works on basketball skills but also on life skills. You have a lot of fun and make new friends. It's a great experience we look forward to every summer!


  • 5/5.
Hard word and tons of fun

My child absolutely loved this camp and said it was harder than she had ever worked before, but also tons of fun. A perfect balance for the person I want her to be. Thank you...we'll definitely be back.


  • 1/5.
Signed up again!

I liked it so well at the first camp I came home and signed up for another one!!


  • 5/5.
Increased confidence

 My daughter's overall self confidence was boosted! She was inspired and came home ready to take on the world!


  • 5/5.
Best camp around

The best camp around for the money. You will definitely see your athlete progress to the next level, not only physically, but mentally as well. The connection between the sport and life lessons and how to become a better athlete and person is invaluable.

Camp Dates & Prices

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