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Join this upstate New York overnight summer camp in 2019 as it celebrates its 49th year of operation! Receive collegiate-style instruction from Head Coaches Jim Bechtel and Brittany Cohen and learn life skills that you can apply both on and off the court such as developing friendships, playing your best, and being a good teammate.

The Complete Skills Camp helps players of all abilities develop athletically, refine fundamental basketball skills and enhance their skill set at the post, wing or guard position.

Highlights Include
  • Train at Maxcy Hall, SUNY Potsdam's premier athletic facility
  • Work with a great teaching staff to help you become a more skillful player
  • Learn life skills including developing friendships, playing your best, and being a good teammate
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Camp Coaches

  • Jim Bechtel Suny Potsdam

    Co-Director Jim Bechtel

    Jim Bechtel enters his third season as SUNY Potsdam's head men's basketball coach. He is the 10th head coach in program history. Bechtel comes to SUNY Potsdam after building a strong program at SUNY Canton. He has NCAA Division I, II and III experience.

    View Jim's Bio
  • Brittany Cohen Suny Potsdam

    Co-Director Brittany Cohen

    Brittany Cohen enters her third season as SUNY Potsdam head women's basketball coach. Cohen, a Fayetteville native, was a two-time SUNYAC Player of the Year and a WBCA Honorable Mention All-American with the Red Dragons. She averaged over 15 points-per-game and nearly six assists-per-game.

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Camp Details

JULY 14-17, 2019

Overnight Campers Check-in: Sunday between 2PM-5PM
Day Campers Check-in: Sunday between 5PM-6PM at Maxcy Hall
Camp Begins: Sunday at 6PM. Dinner is not provided.
Awards Ceremony: Wednesday at 4PM. Check-out following at 4:30PM

*Day and Overnight camp prices will increase $30 on May 1.

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Check-in for overnight campers will take place on Sunday between 2PM-5PM. All overnight campers should be prepared to check into their rooms immediately following camp check-in. Day campers will check in from 5PM-6PM.

Camp begins on Sunday with a meeting and team selection. The All-Camp meeting will begin at 6PM in Maxcy Hall. Please note that the camp will not serve dinner on Sunday, so families should plan to have dinner off campus on their own.



Campers will reside in the dorms on campus and are assigned by age or roommate request. 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: Not provided
Pool: No
Room Key Deposit: $5
Suggested Spending Money: $50/week


All campers eat in a central dining room on campus. Overnight campers receive three complete, well-balanced meals Monday through Tuesday, and breakfast and lunch on Wednesday. Please note that the camp will not serve dinner on Sunday; families should plan to have dinner off-campus.


Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.


On the first day of camp, all day campers should arrive dressed and ready to play. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.

♦ Day Campers stay until 9PM.
♦ Dinner is not provided.

♦ Day Camper Hours are 8:30AM-4:30PM.
♦ Lunch is provided.

Daily Schedule: SUN 6PM-9PM MON-WED 8:30AM-4:30PM


Transportation is not provided by the camp. For directions, visit http://www.potsdam.edu/about/visit/directions.

Closest Airports: Massena, Ogdensburg, Watertown

Closest Major Airports: Syracuse, Ottawa (CA)


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. Forms mailed in prior to the camp start date will not be accepted. If you are bringing special medications, please include written instructions on the reverse side of the health form.

Under New York State Department of Health (DOH) regulations you cannot be admitted to camp without having your health forms completely and correctly filled out. The State of New York 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.

*Please note, this information is subject to change.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 8:15 AM Breakfast
  • 8:30 AM Day Campers Arrive
  • 9:05 AM Opening remarks and group warm-up/stretch
  • 9:20 AM Stations
  • 10:25 AM Team practice
  • 11:30 AM Shooting Series
  • 12:35 PM Lunch
  • 1:30 PM Game 1
  • 2:20 PM Position Skill Development
  • 3:00 PM Situation/Fast break tournament
  • 3:40 PM Game 3
  • 4:30 PM Closing Remarks
  • 4:45 PM Day Campers Depart
  • 5:00 PM Dinner
  • 6:45 PM Evening Activities in Maxcy Hall
  • 9:00 PM Back to dorms
  • 10:00 PM Lights out

Suny Potsdam Basketball Gym

SUNY Potsdam is located in Potsdam, NY, a quaint college town in beautiful northern New York. Ottawa and Montreal are about 80 and 100 miles away. Syracuse is approximately 150 miles from Potsdam. SUNY Potsdam’ outstanding facilities include 10 indoor and outdoor courts, modern resident halls, and a wonderful dining facility.

Basketball instruction and play will take place in the Maxcy Hall athletic complex on the SUNY Potsdam campus. Facilities are on-site and consist of 4 outdoor courts and 6 indoor courts. If off-campus facilities are needed, campers are transported in the morning by school bus and will return to SUNY Potsdam for lunch and the end of the day closing meeting at 4:30.

Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 4.75 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    Kudos to all that were involved!

    July 24, 2017: Got to meet a lot of new people and my coach Nicole was great. I learned a lot and can't wait to put some of my new techniques into the game. Everything seemed very well organized. Kudos to all that were involved!

    — Jaeleigh J. Camper

    • 4/5.
    See you next year

    July 24, 2017: Lots of fun, friendly staff, good food, made new friends, and improved basketball skills. Food on campus is awesome and he loved every meal. Coaches do an awesome job including everyone and encouraging you to do better. We wish camp could have been longer. See you next year!

    — Katie L. Parent

    • 5/5.
    My daughter loved the dunk contest

    July 23, 2017: My daughter loved the dunk contest, playing with her team, and hanging out with friends in the dorm. She had a fantastic time at this year's camp and is already looking forward to next year. Thanks so much!

    — Heather H. Parent

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    • 5/5.
    He learned so much in just 4 days

    July 22, 2017: The atmosphere was incredible. My son is 8 years old and will be going back until he is a senior in high school. He learned so much in just 4 days!

    — Greg B. Parent

SUNY Potsdam Summer Basketball Camp

Jim Bechtel, Co-Director
Maxcy Hall
Tupper Lake Dr.

Potsdam, New York 13676
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 8 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Camp prices increase $30 on May 1st.
Overnight $395.00
Availability: Yes

Day 8:30am-4:45pm $250.00
Availability: Yes

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-645-3226 we would be happy to help you.
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