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 returns in 2015 to The Governor’s Academy in Byfield, Massachusetts. This is always one of our best attended and well received weeks of the summer. The extra time spent at an overnight camp allows for more opportunities to improve and have fun.

This camp offers half-day, day, extended day and overnight options. Overnight and extended day campers will attend August 2-August 6, 2015. Full Day and Half Day campers will attend August 3-August 7, 2015.

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

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

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. Over the past 18 years she has cultivated an expert group of directors, some of which have been with her for all 18 years, to help teach her curriculum at our various locations. Her passion for teaching, attention to fundamentals, and love of basketball has helped develop a unique...

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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

Complete Skills

This program is intended to help players develop athletically. The individual camp is a great opportunity for young basketball players looking to develop and refine their fundamental basketball skills. This program also includes a curriculum for intermediate/advanced players looking to 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.

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Camp Philosophy

The largest and most successful basketball camp in New England, Behn Basketball has grown throughout Eastern Massachusetts for the past 18 years with a reputation of excellent teaching focused on fundamentals. Our experienced coaches create an intense yet comfortable atmosphere that encourages learning and development. The goal is for each player to leave camp with improved skills, increased confidence, and acquired knowledge on how to practice and succeed. And of course we have fun too!


Camp Hours

Check-in

Overnight Campers Check-in: Sunday, August 2nd between 3PM-4PM
Extended Day Campers Check-in: Sunday, August 2nd at 6PM
Day/Half Day Campers Check-in: Monday, August 3rd between 8:30AM-9AM

Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week. In addition, campers will be evaluated and then split up into smaller groups according to age and ability.

Check-out

All Campers Closing ceremony: Thursday, August 6th at 2:30PM 
Parents are invited to attend! Departure: 3PM Immediately following the closing ceremony. 

 

Overnight Campers

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

Supervision

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 Campers

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

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

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

Thursday:
♦ Commuter Camper 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 Campers

All full day and half day campers should arrive on Monday between 8:30AM-9AM. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.

Full Day Campers:
♦ MON-THURS 9AM-3PM.
♦ Lunch is provided.

Half Day Campers:
♦ MON-THURS 9AM-12PM.
♦ Lunch is not provided.

 

Transportation

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.  

Scholarships

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, as a group by mail or fax, each camper will receive a $20 discount. If 10 or more campers register together, as a group by mail or fax, each camper will receive a $40 discount. 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. Late or individual registrations are not eligible to receive the group discount.

*Please note, this information is subject to change.

Facilities

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: Complete Skills
Age Group: 6 - 15
Gender: Co-Ed
Full day and half day campers check-in on Monday, August 3rd. Camp will develop and enhance the basketball skills for boys and girls of all ages and abilities.
FULL DAY 9AM-3PM (Lunch included) $339.00
Availability: Wait List

HALF DAY 9AM-12PM (Lunch not included) $190.00
Availability: Wait List

* 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.