Behn Basketball Camp Mount Ida College in Newton

Behn Basketball Camp Mount Ida College in Newton
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Behn Basketball Camp Mount Ida College in Newton

Behn Basketball Camp returns to Mount Ida College in Newton, Massachusetts offering both a girls and new boys session in 2015! This unique overnight camp is a great way to start the summer, and the perfect introduction to a sleep away camp for a first time camper.

The intense curriculum includes plenty of basketball, but also a chance to talk about how to prioritize athletics, academics, and social life. Our coaches will even provide insight on recruiting and choosing the right college!

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

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


Girls Camp Check-in: Friday, July 10th between 3PM - 4PM. 
Boys Camp Check-in: Friday, July 24th between 3PM - 4PM.  

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.


Girls Camp Closing ceremony:Sunday, July 12th at 10:30AM 
Boys Camp Closing ceremony: Sunday, July 26th at 10:30AM

Parents are invited to attend! Departure: 11AM 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
Camp Meals: All meals are provided. Additional snacks and drinks are available for purchase.
Suggested Spending Money: $25-$50


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.



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.


Mount Ida College is a small, private college near Boston, Massachusetts located at  777 Dedham Street, Newton, MA 02459.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:15 AM Wake-Up
  • 7:30 AM Breakfast
  • 9:15 AM Stretching/Warm Up
  • 10:00 AM BEEF and Lay-up instruction, Shooting Drills with Groups, Catch - Square - Pivot, V Cut - Backdoor Cut
  • 10:30 AM 1 on 1 Tournament
  • 11:00 AM Extra Help or Director's Choice
  • 12:00 PM Lunch
  • 1:15 PM Team Games
  • 2:00 PM Free Throws and Importance Discussion
  • 2:15 PM 15 Free Throw Stretch
  • 2:30 PM Position Play - Offense Only, Point Guards (1 man) - Dribble Pen, Jab Step, Dribble and Kick, Guard Arm
  • 2:45 PM Shell Drill: Individual Defense and Team Defense / Rebounding
  • 3:00 PM 4 vs. 4 Defensive Transition, Circle the Wagon (Boxing Out Drill)
  • 3:15 PM 3 on 3 or 2 on 2 Tourney
  • 4:00 PM Classroom - Goal Setting (Short and Long Term), Nutrition & Strength and Conditioning, College Recruitment and Selection Process
  • 5:00 PM Dinner
  • 6:15 PM Team Practice
  • 6:30 PM Games
  • 7:15 PM Hot Shot Tourney
  • 7:45 PM Great American Shootout
  • 8:15 PM Clean-Up
  • 9:00 PM Dinner and Movie in Auditorium
  • 10:45 PM Bed Check and Lights Out

Camper Reviews

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Our daughter's first camp experience.

Just a note to let you know that our daughter's first camp experience with you last summer was terrific!! She loved the camp, the instructors and the entire basketball experience!!

Camp Dates & Prices

2016 Dates and Prices Coming Soon! Join our email list to be notified when the program is available.

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.