NBC Basketball Camp at Whitworth University

NBC Basketball Camp at Whitworth University
NBC Basketball Camp at Whitworth University

Experience the best in basketball and life skills training this summer at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. NBC Camps has the tools to help you become a better player.

NBC Camps is the leader in providing the best sports instruction along with valuable life lessons.  Since 1971, over 250,000 athletes have attended NBC Camps, the largest overnight basketball camp in the world.  Come and experience the total camp for the total athlete.

NBC Camps is the largest overnight basketball camp program in the world. We focus on total skill development emphasizing training the total athlete. Our camps elevate skill level through intensive skill training. We break down each skill into specific portions which ingrain the skill and creates "muscle memory." The intensity of our camps help maximize the "heightened" environment necessary for growth. Our camps are high energy, fun, and unlike any other camp experience. Come elevate your game and change your life.

Complete Player Camps: Complete Player Camps focus on the crucial keys to becoming a great player. We break our teaching into four focus areas: Individual offense, defense, shooting and team skills. Campers are separated into teaching groups and teams based on their age and ability. These camps are not for the beginning basketball player. Athletes who attend must have a decent ability to dribble and be in able to play for at least 6 to 8 hours a day. We recommend our junior camps to younger or more beginning athletes.

Complete Player Camps emphasis extensive skill development, intensity, enthusiasm, leadership, and team. Many athletes who have attended our program go on to play at the college level and beyond. NBC Camps full-time staff work year round to make NBC Camps the premier basketball camp in the world.

Team Camp: Bring your Varsity or JV high school team to NBC Team Camp for an amazing week that will be the start of a great season. NBC Team Camp is a unique and exciting program focused on helping your team develop confidence, mental toughness, and the winner’s mindset. You leave camp not only having played lots of games, but with the tools, encouragement, mentoring, enthusiasm and team unity you need to have the best season of your life.

Position Training Weekend Camp:  Guard,  Wing and Post Development: Designed for an intensive weekend experience to elevate your skills at the point, wing or post, this camp is a quick yet comprehensive training session packed with top ways to evelate your game.

Junior Camp (July 14-17 & August 1 -3): These camps offer fun and fundamental basketball and athleticism training at a level appropriate for the younger age group and beginning players.  The goal is to provide a solid fundamental basketball foundation and create a FUN and memorable camp experience.  Overnight option allows campers to sleep in the dorms and eat all meals on campus.  See Details Tab for information and times.

Highlights Include

  • Great facilities on the beautiful Whitworth University Campus
  • Outstanding staff and coaches that will get to know you and help you improve
  • In-depth skill training that will make you a better player
  • Learn critical life skills teaching points that challenge you to be your best on and off the court
  • Great competition and basketball training
  • An atmosphere of encouragement, skill mastery, intensity, great fun, enthusiasm, Christian values and leadership training on and off the court
  • Personalized basketball evaluation
  • NBC Camps reputation as the best basketball camp in the world

Dates & Prices

Camp Details


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Complete Player  - June 23 - 26

Pure Shooting & Offensive Skills - July 7 - 10  

Complete Player Junior - July 7 - 10

High School Girls Basketball Team Camp - July 14 - 17

Advanced Girls High School Skills - July 14 - 17

Complete Player Junior - July 14 - 17

Complete Player - July 21 - 25

All-Star & Elite - July 27 - 31

Complete Player Junior - August 1 - 3

Positoin Specific - August 1 - 3

Pure Shooting & Offensive Skills Day - August 4 - 7

Complete Skills INTENSIVE Day - August 18 - 21

More Details


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) 509-244-2211

Spokane Airport Shuttle (Owner: Jim) 509-276-9177

If you have ever been to Spokane, you will probably know about the amazing Davenport Hotel one of the most beautiful hotels anywhere. A few staff who love NBC Camps have offered us a special NBC rate which is good anytime of the year except during Hoopfest. If you are coming to Spokane, or just want a night away, please check out the NBC Rate. You can also let your friends know about the discount as well. Click this link for the NBC Camps Discount.

NBC Special Room Rate


Whitworth University's 200-acre campus of red brick buildings and tall pines offers a beautiful, inviting and secure environment. Campers will be staying in the university dorms. Each room has 2 beds available with nearby private shower facilities. These rooms are not air-conditioned and we suggest you bring a fan. The quality cafeteria facility provides an all-you-can-eat salad bar with fresh fruit, hot entrees with beverage, sandwich and cereal stations. Campers alternate being bussed to nearby local gyms to provide maximum competition. Whitworth is located seven miles north of downtown Spokane, Washington.

Roommates for this site need to be requested before camp begins. If you have no preference we will match you with a camper of same gender and similar age. Contact nbc@nbccamps.com if you need to add a roommate request.

Meet Camp Coaches

John Fazio
Camp Director

John Fazio

John has been involved with NBC Camps since 1995 and a full time Camp Director since 2000.

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John runs a basketball training program in Spokane called Varsity Academy. He has several years of experience conducting individual training and coaching AAU basketball.

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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...

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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.

Danny Beard
Camp Director

Danny Beard

Danny, Senior Vice President of NBC Camps directs the Team Camp and Positions Camp at Whitworth University.

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Danny was Southern Illinois Athlete of the year, Kansas State standout, clinician for the Uganda African Olympic Team, and coach of the NBC Thunder Team.

Camper Reviews


  • 5/5.
Best camp

NBC Camps, unlike other basketball camps I have been to, focused not only on basketball but also leadership skills and what it takes to be successful.

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  • 5/5.
Life changing

r“Jamie has been attending NBC for 3-4 years now; clinics, Varsity Academy, summer camps and hopes to be a Junior Counselor one year. It is not summer vacation anymore without attending NBC Camps. It is one summer event she looks forward to every year. She always walks away with more positive basketball fundamentals and life skills. If this is your first time sending your child, you will not be disappointed. My 10 year attended by herself as an overnight camper and became lonesome, the staff was very helpful in assuring she was comfortable and accommodated her request to have a roommate(s) and assured me as a parent she was taken care of. ALL NBC staff seem to have the same enthusiasm as the first day of camp to the very last day at closing. I strongly believe NBC Camps are life changing transformations for all kids who attend. Looking forward to my daughters attending in the future. Thank you.”


  • 5/5.
Awesome coaches

“This is a great place to learn how to be a better person and a better basketball player. The coaches are always positive and lifting you up and they really care about you.” - 


  • 5/5.

“I really like that NBC Camps incorporate life lessons and skills as well as basketball skills. To improve your physical skills in a sport, you often need to improve your attitude and thought process first. NBC Camps do a great job teaching that concept!” - 


  • 5/5.
Great camp

 I had a great time and learned stuff to elevate my game. The staff was great at helping me improve with every little detail.” 


  • 5/5.
Fantastic experience

I thought the entire experience was fantastic! I loved being able to play all day then doing other activities after camp rather than just go back to our rooms. Camp not only showed me the skills to be a better player, but game me the mindset to be the best I can be.” 


  • 5/5.

“It was a lot of fun. The coaches were outstanding and very good coaching ability which helped me personally. Really good food. Thank you.”

Haley M.Camper

  • 5/5.
One of the best weeks of summer!

I love NBC camp! It is one of the best weeks of the summer! I always feel inspired and motivated after attending camp. I LOVE the coaches and staff! Can't get enough! 


  • 4/5.
Growing as a player and as a person

I attended NBC camps as a student athlete and am excited to see my daughter now attend NBC camps. She had every bit as much fun as I did. Listening to her talk about her growth as a player and a person was very satisfying. See you next year!

Shelbie R.Parent

  • 5/5.
Best camp in the region

NBC camps are a vast improvement over other camps in the area. They work on the whole player, not just basketball. My daughter came away more knowledgeable about basketball as well as knowing a positive attitude makes a difference. 

Cindy S.Parent

  • 5/5.
Thoroughly Impressed

We were thoroughly impressed with the staff, facilities, and overall experience of our son at NBC Camp on the Whitworth University Campus. We saw him grow in his confidence as well as mature even more into a young man of integrity and faith.

Ali Camper

  • 5/5.
So worth it!

NBC Camps teach you how to be an all around great basketball player and an outstanding person. They teach you about encouragement, life skills, and importance in yourself, your family, your friends, and much more. The coaches and staff are super! They will help you understand something better if you are having trouble with anything and they are a great influence on the players to be a better person and basketball player. You also play many fun games and do tons of fun activities. NBC camp is so worth it!


  • 5/5.
Absolutely loves NBC

 I would highly recommend NBC Camp to anyone who is looking to really improve their game. The coaches are amazing and my son always leaves this camp so happy and feeling more confident in his basketball abilities. He tells me that NBC is the only bball camp he absolutely loves and looks forward to. And we've tried a few. Thanks NBC Camps!

Ethan Camper

  • 5/5.
Whole lot more

NBC camp was a week of high energy, fun activities, goal setting and personal development. I only thought it was a basketball camp, but I came away with a whole lot more. I'm now more goal oriented and focused on the things I want to achieve as basketball player and as a person.


  • 5/5.

 I would recommend this camp to everyone!! This has helped my daughter with many of her basketball skills and her life skills. She came home with new ideas and a wonderful confidence about herself!

Caroline Parent

  • 5/5.
Summer highlight

My daughter has attended NBC Camps for the last 3 summers and it has helped her improve dramatically each year! She has been motivated to push herself outside her comfort zone and challenge herself beyond what she thought was possible in her intensity and focus! She has become a fearless competitor because of the excellent instruction in fundamentals, self-discipline, and goal-making, as well as the encouragement in her spiritual walk. She has also met many new friends that she continues to stay in contact with. NBC Camp has become the highlight of her summer and she can't wait to go back each year!

Kate N.Camper

  • 5/5.
Thank you

NBC Camp was probably one of the best camps I have ever been to. They taught life skills along with basketball and team work. The coaches and staff were all really nice and ready to help. I would encourage all to try for the Golden Ruler because it really challenges you. I did it and it was hard, but I am so glad I did it. Thank you!

Rich R.Parent

  • 5/5.
Better players and people

NBC Camp is more than a basketball camp! I have brought three kids the past two years and I have seen growth from them as people as well as basketball players.


  • 5/5.
Won't be disappointed

My daughter has gone to NBC camps for 3 summers and it has been an awesome experience. We see the vast improvement each time basketball season comes around. If you are thinking about sending you child, DO IT! You won't been disappointed.

Camp Dates & Prices

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