Behn Basketball Camp The Governor’s Academy in Byfield

Behn Basketball Camp The Governor’s Academy in Byfield
Behn Basketball Camp The Governor’s Academy in Byfield

Behn Basketball Camp is pumped for another great season in Byfield, Massachusetts. This is always one of our best attended and well received weeks of the summer. This camp is open to boys and girls of all ages. Camp runs July 17th-July 21st with overnight, half, full, and extended day options.

The Complete Skills Camp is intended to help players of all abilities develop athletically, refine fundamental basketball skills and enhance their skill set at the post, wing, or guard position. Emphasis is placed on fundamental development, shooting, offensive moves, defense, rebounding, team play, and more.

Highlights Include

  • Emphasis on fundamentals
  • Focus on proper shooting technique
  • Learning team play on both offense and defense
  • Appreciation of competition and good sportsmanship
  • Official Behn Camp T-shirt
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Dates & Prices

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Behn Coaching Staff
Camp Director

Behn Coaching Staff

Since 1993, Sarah has grown Behn Basketball to be the largest and most successful camp in New England. For almost 20 years, she has cultivated an expert group of directors to help teach her curriculum at various locations. Her passion for teaching, attention to fundamentals, and love of basketball have helped develop a group of loyal coaches who return summer after summer.

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Sarah’s basketball career began at Foxboro High School where she was an All-America selection in basketball and soccer.  Sarah set the Massachusetts state scoring record in 1989 with 2,562 points for her High School career. She was named the Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior.

At Boston College, Sarah was the first BC woman in school history to surpass the 2,000 point plateau.  She set a Big East freshman scoring record (428 points) and was the league's Rookie of the Year.  Sarah was the first Boston College player ever to earn All-America honors as a freshman.  She is the only four-time All-America basketball player in Boston College history.

As a senior at BC, Sarah became women's basketball all-time leading scorer in the Big East, men or women with 2,523 career points.
Sarah was inducted into the Boston College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998.

In 2003, Boston College retired Sarah's jersey, the only female athlete at Boston College to have her jersey retired.  Sarah has been Named One of Top Ten Athletes in BC History by Sports Illustrated.
Prior to starting camp, Sarah played professional basketball in Ettlebruck, Luxembourg, where she was the leading scorer in central Europe with 35 points per game.

Currently, Sarah is in her first year as Head Women’s Basketball Coach for the University of Massachusetts in Lowell.

Camp Details


Overnight Camp Check-in: Sunday from 3PM-4PM
Extended Day Camp Check-in: Sunday at 3PM
Full and Half Day Camp Check-in: Monday from 8:30AM-9AM
Closing Ceremony: Thursday at 2:30PM. Departure immediately following.
Camp Meals: Lunch is provided
Extended Day Camp Hours: 9AM-8:30PM
Full Day Camp Hours: 9AM-3PM
Half Day Camp Hours: 9AM-12PM

Click the "More Details" button below for a sample daily schedule and information on facilities, camper evaluation, and registration.

More Important Camp Details

Overnight Camp

Housing & Roommates

2 campers per room. If you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please do so as soon as possible. Roommate requests are not guaranteed, if you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!

Bathrooms: Shared
Linens: Not provided
Air-conditioning: Yes
Pool: Yes
Suggested Spending Money: $75


Campers are supervised 24 hours a day. The staff live in the dormitories with the campers and participate in evening activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.

Extended Day Camp

All extended day campers should arrive on Sunday at 6PM. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.

♦ Commuter Campers stay until 8:30PM.
♦ Dinner is provided.

♦ Commuter Camp Hours are 9AM-8:30PM.
♦ Lunch and dinner provided.

♦ Commuter Camp Hours are 9AM-3PM.
♦ Lunch is provided.
♦ Check-out immediately follows closing ceremony.

Daily Schedule: SUN 6PM-8:30PM, MON-WED 9AM-8:30PM, THURS 9AM-3PM

Full Day and Half Day Camp

On the first day of camp, all full day and half day campers should arrive between 8:30AM-9AM. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.

Full Day Camp:
♦ Lunch is provided.

Half Day Camp:
♦ Lunch is not provided.


Transportation is not provided by the camp to or from any airports. If you are flying to or from camp, we recommend using an airport shuttle service. Please schedule flights as close as you can to the check-in times on the first day and check-out times on the last day.

Registration Packet

A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact numbers, and a checklist of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the Spring. The US Sports Camps health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp. The State of Massachusetts requires a copy of camp participants’ most recent physical and record of immunizations, shots, etc., in addition to the US Sports Camps health and release form.  


We cannot offer scholarships due to NCAA regulations. Our affiliation with NCAA coaches and schools puts us in a position where any scholarship money can be seen as an inducement to a future collegiate athlete. This puts our coaches and our host universities in jeopardy of damaging their status with the NCAA and incurring penalties at the hands of their organizing body.

Group Discounts

If five or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $20 discount. If 10 or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $40 discount. Teams can register online or via mail/fax.

  • To register your team online: Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.
  • To register your team via mail/fax: Click "Get Brochure" above and print the application. All applications must be received at the same time via mail or fax. If all members of your group pay with a Visa or MasterCard, feel free to fax your applications to 415-479-6061 to expedite processing.

*Please note, this information is subject to change.


The Governor's Academy is a highly-selective, prestigious, co-educational independent boarding preparatory school located at 1 Elm Street, Byfield, MA 01922.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:30 AM Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM Morning Announcements
  • 9:15 AM Positional Drill Stations
  • 9:45 AM Team Practice
  • 10:30 AM Break
  • 10:45 AM Hot Shot
  • 11:00 AM Games
  • 11:45 AM Free Throws
  • 12:00 PM Lunch
  • 1:30 PM Team Practice
  • 3:15 PM Lecture
  • 4:00 PM Extra Help/Free Time
  • 5:00 PM Dinner
  • 6:00 PM Free Throws
  • 6:15 PM 3 on 3 Tourney
  • 6:35 PM Full Court Drills
  • 7:00 PM Games
  • 8:00 PM Movie
  • 10:00 PM Lights Out

Camper Reviews

Sue S.Parent

  • 5/5.
An incredible time!

My daughter just returned from Governor's Academy and had such an incredible time! She has always had the zest for basketball, and now she has gained the confidence and aggressiveness that she struggled with. It's a wonderful feeling for a parent to see her daughter so happy and enthused. Thank you for the positive energy and role modeling that you gave to all your aspiring basketball players.

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  • 5/5.
Thanks for running a great camp!

Thanks for running a great camp at Governor's Academy in July. It was my daughter's first time at sleep-away camp and she can't stop talking about it. She loved her dorm, had fun meeting new friends, and learned a lot on the basketball court.

  • 4/5.
Excellent role models.

My daughter made many friends, especially at Governor’s overnight. You and your staff are excellent role models and she can't wait to share her experiences of basketball.

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: General Skills
Age Group: 8 - 16
Gender: Co-Ed
Camp will develop and enhance the basketball skills for boys and girls of all ages and abilities.
EXTENDED DAY 9AM-8:30PM $499.00
Availability: Open

Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 6 - 15
Gender: Co-Ed
Full day and half day campers check-in on Monday, July 18. Camp will develop and enhance the basketball skills for boys and girls of all ages and abilities.
FULL DAY 9AM-3PM $339.00
Availability: Almost Sold Out

HALF DAY 9AM-12PM $190.00
Availability: Almost Sold Out

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.