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2024

Recommended Summer Camps

One of the most common questions I get asked from parents is what summer camps and clinics should they send their son/daughter to. I used to send a template email I laying out all the opportunities in the area that have a solid reputation for delivering skill instruction, fun, and reliability. Now, I've compiled them in a much easier and accessible format:

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HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH CAMPS

First and foremost, I always recommend young players attend their home high school youth camp. The camps are not just a chance to get better, but it's also an opportunity to get to know your school's varsity staff, interact with the current varsity players, and learn the program's culture, community, and emphasized skills. It's almost never worth it to go to an independent camp or AAU event instead of your high school's own youth camp.

3rd-8th Grade Boys and Girls

Check your local high school for info

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Our Monfre Basketball Summer Camp is a jam-packed 3 days of basketball skills, competitions, games, and fun. With a staff-camper ratio of 5:1 your son will get high-level, personalized instruction in all areas of the game. To maximize development and encourage creativity, our camp emphasizes LIVE COMPETITION: contests, small-sided games, 1v1, 3v3, and 5v5.  Our staff includes some of the top coaches and high school players in the area. This combination of teaching and mentorship will make our camp the highlight of your son’s hoops summer. 

4th-8th Grade Boys

August 5 - 7

Sussex, WI

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SUMMER PERFORMANCE CAMP

I've yet to hear anyone come away from a 24:Up event with a bad experience. The Pat Connaughton affiliated club offers a wide range of skill and camp opportunities. 24:Up delivers elite teaching with a family atmosphere, a unique environment to find these days. At every camp or clinic you'll find 24:UP alumni working as either coaches or counselors to help mentor the next generation.  The performance academy includes skills as well as strength and agility work. 

3rd-8th Grade Boys and Girls

Ongoing During Summer

New Berlin, WI

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SUMMER BASKETBALL CLINICS

Yusef Gray, a former standout player at Milwaukee Vincent and coach at Marshall, has teamed with some top area coaches to host a youth summer clinic.  If you take a look at the players Coach Gray has worked with you'll see he continually helps develop top talent.  He's got a knack for making intense workouts fun and beneficial at the same time.

1st-9th Grade Boys and Girls

TBA

West Allis, WI

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COMPETITION CAMPS

CARROLL UNIVERSITY

Carroll head coach Taylor Jannsen has years of experience working with youth players prior to his jump to leading a college program.  His competition camp emphasizes teaching the game through variations of 1 v 1, 3 v 3, and 5 v 5.  This camp will deliver plenty of live play reps...the most valuable commodity of a young player looking to improve.

5th-9th Grade Boys and Girls

Multiple Sessions

Waukesha, WI

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JUNIOR SKILLS CAMP

CARROLL UNIVERSITY

Carroll head coach Taylor Jannsen has years of experience working with youth players prior to his jump to leading a college program.  His years of work developing the Pewaukee Youth program has helped that program capture three straight state titles.  Don't miss this great opportunity to have your son or daughter work with Coach Jannsen and his staff and players.

1st-6th Grade Boys and Girls

Multiple Sessions

Waukesha, WI

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CARTIER & DOYLE BASKETBALL CAMP

Former Brookfield East teammates Patrick Cartier ('18) and Hayden Doyle ('21) offer a one-day camp to start of the summer. Cartier and Doyle are not only some of the top basketball talent to come out of the area, but they are also excellent role models for area youth.  Both are playing college ball and this camp is a great opportunity for kids to learn from current players. 

4th-9th Grade Boys and Girls

2024 Date TBA

Brookfield, WI

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KIDS BASKETBALL CAMP

Seasoned trainer Thomas Shumpert is offering a basic fundamentals camp specifically designed for kids 4-7 years old.  Coach Shumpert has been running camps in the Milwaukee area for over 14 years and is one of the best.  It's not often an experienced trainer (used to working with professionals) runs programing for kids this young, so don't miss this great opportunity.

K4-2nd Grade Boys and Girls

TBA

Oak Creek, WI

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TRAIN LIKE A PRO CAMP

The most immersive and intense camp experience available to high school kids in the area.  The four days with NBA trainer Thomas Shumpert includes housing, meals, transportation, 2-4 pro work outs per day, guest speakers, non-basketball entertainment activities, and more. This is the only camp of its kind in our area and it fills up fast.

9th-12th Grade Boys

TBA

Oak Creek, WI

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TYLER HERRO BASKETBALL CAMP

This one-day camp packs the full basketball experience into a fun-filled four hours. Combine/skill work followed by competitions and finally playing full games to end the day.  Miami Heat star and former Whitnall standout Tyler Herro jumps right in with the campers and gives them an experience they won't forget. The Tyler Herro Foundation offers dozens of scholarship opportunities to ensure the camp is accessible to as many kids as possible.

3rd-8th Grade Boys and Girls

August 9, 2024

New Berlin, WI

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NIKE BASKETBALL CAMPS

Coach Lou Chapman runs a series of excellent camps throughout the entire state. The camps are day-long and are packed with skills, games, agility, and team-building.  The camp also evaluates each player on day one to ensure they are separated into appropriate skill groups. Coach Chapman pours energy and intensity into each camp and has a knack for getting that same intensity out of each camper. Your kid will fall asleep on the way home. 

3rd-9th Grade Boys and Girls

Ongoing During Summer

Statewide

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Chapman Basketball Academy

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CBA runs an extensive array of camp opporunities each summer, including day camps, elite camps, shooting camps, and rookie camps. Highly recommended would be shooting camps led by Steve Novak, scoring camps led by Joe Chapman, and guard camps led by Travis Diener.  All former pros, excellent teachers of the game, and great mentors. 

Ongoing During Summer

K-12th Grade Boys and Girls

Southeastern Wisconsin

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SLABY SUMMER CAMP SERIES

Coach Troy Slaby is an up-and-coming skills trainer and coach based out of the Sports Enhancement Academy. His camp is a robust 7 sessions with each one covering a different facet of the game.  His camps combine skills, competition, intensity, some of the top players in the area, and high level coaching from former college players...the perfect formula for a productive summer camp.    

3rd-8th Grade Boys and Girls

Ongoing During Summer

Stoughton, WI

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"NOTHING BUT NET" CAMP

One of the best minds in Wisconsin basketball, Coach Forrest Larson has been running one of the top summer camps for over 30 years. Learning is guaranteed when your son or daughter attends a Forrest Larson camp.  He's got a unique ability to motivate and make the learning process and fundamental work fun. Most camps include multiple seasoned varsity coaches in addition to Larson. 

3rd-8th Grade Boys and Girls

TBA

TBA

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ADVANCED SCORING CAMP

Seven-time state champion coach Derek Berger runs an annual Advanced Scoring Camp out of Slinger. Coach Berger's state title teams were known for their fast-paced, dynamic scoring ability and his camps take campers through that development process: reading defenses, reading screens, creating space, developing scoring habits and utilizing effective footwork.

4th-12th Grade Boys and Girls

TBA

Slinger, WI

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SUMMER PLAYMAKER ACADEMY

Coaches Drew Dunlop and Jake Grossman have worked with some of the top players ever to come out of the Milwaukee area. Their new facilities in Waukesha and Muskego give young players a taste of training like a professional. Their academy and ongoing skill sessions are designed to mirror game-like situations to demand quick decision-making under pressure. 

5th-12th Grade Boys and Girls

Ongoing During Summer

Waukesha and Muskego, WI

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SUMMER SKILL SESSIONS

Luke Meier has been a staple in the Milwaukee basketball skill scene for over 15 years. A former collegiate player and coach, Luke brings substantial wealth of knowledge and depth of experience. As the name implies, RealWork won't have your son or daughter dancing around invisible defenders or standing in long lines. They'll receive the same instruction Luke provides to the NBA/NCAA players he's trained. It's not uncommon to have a pro stop by and jump in a drill.

3rd-12th Grade Boys and Girls

Ongoing During Summer

Brookfield, WI

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BRYAN DONALDSON CLINICS

Former Whitnall and Concordia standout Bryan Donaldson has worked with some of the top players in the area over the last 8 years.  He is often hired by high school programs to run skill work for their youth and high school players. At times in the summer he runs open clinics and camps.

4th-12th Grade Boys and Girls

TBA

Southeastern Wisconsin

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SUMMER CAMP SERIES

Former Wisconsin Badger standout Brian Butch hosts numerous opportunities in the Fox Valley Area for players to work on their craft. He offers specialty camps ranging including shooting, scoring, post play (of course), and even a camp designed specifically to learn how to attack pressure defense.  Additionally, he hosts a special youth session designed for K-4th Graders.

K-12th Grade Boys and Girls

Ongoing During Summer

Fox Valley Area

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SUMMER CAMP SERIES

Former UW-Green Bay sharp shooter Ryan Borowicz has built the premier basketball training center in Wisconsin, complete with shooting cages and a robust offering of summer camps and clinics. All the offerings at the Driveway are excellent, but don't miss an opportunity to try his one-day, four-hour shooting camp. He utilizes film breakdowns, form drills, footwork, and shooting games to help young players take their shot to the next level. It's worth the drive to the Driveway to learn from a career D-1 50% 3pt shooter.

K-12th Grade Boys and Girls

Ongoing During Summer

Hobart, WI

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B.I.G. DREAMS ACADEMY

Trainers Ace Valeriano and Sam Tretow run one of the only true full-service basketball academies in the area. 9 full weeks, 3 hours of basketball per day, strength and agility training, film breakdowns, nutrition, all in one place. Groups are split by age group and sell out fast every year.

5th-12th Grade Boys

Throughout Summer

Franklin, WI

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DAVIS BROTHERS CAMP

Former Wisconsin Badgers Johnny and Jordan Davis are hosting their third annual Davis Brothers Basketball Camp in collaboration with FoxBall Training. Great opportunity to work with and learn from the former La Cross Central star tandem.

3rd-12th Grade Boys and Girls

TBA

La Crosse, WI

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Summer Camp Series

Wisconsin Lutheran runs youth camps throughout the summer, including an attacking camp, a shooting camp, and a 3 on 3 small sided games camp . Their camps do a great job emphasizing personalized feedback and workout plans the kids can take home. 

4th-9th Grade Boys

Throughout Summer

Milwaukee, WI

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KEVON LOONEY BASKETBALL CAMP

Milwaukee native and current Golden State Warrior Kevon Looney runs an annual summer camp in collaboration with the Running Rebels Community Organization. The camp is always staffed by some of the top coaches in the area and is priced to maximize accessibility to all community members.

4th-9th Grade Boys and Girls

TBA

Milwaukee, WI

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 BASKETBALL CAMP

Mark Your Moment is best known for its high level showcase events, but Coach Andrew McNairy and his team at MYM are just as committed to developing the next crop of area talent. Fresh off the NJCAA Division DII National Championship with Milwaukee Tech, Coach McNairy and his staff will have your son or daughter working on their craft the same way they do with their collegiate athletes.

1st-8th Grade Boys and Girls

June 19-22, 2023

Oak Creek, WI

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 SUMMER CAMP SERIES

M14 recently expanded into the Milwaukee area. They offer a wide array of camp offerings, from scoring camps, point guard camps, shooting camps, and even a camp dedicated to defense.  Coach Mike Shepski and his staff do a great job of keeping the kids engaged with questions and interactive drills. All their camps are four consecutive 3-hour days and provide a thorough curriculum in the focused area.

3rd-8th Grade Boys and Girls

Throughout the Summer

New Berlin, WI

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Chapman South Summer Camp

Chapman South camps are run by Dave Mentkowski, one of the most respected skill development coaches in the area. You won't find unusable, complicated skill traps at Chapman South. Coach Mentkowski knows what fundamentals matter for young players to be successful, but more importantly, him and his staff know how to teach them.

3rd-8th Grade Boys and Girls

June 25-27

Franklin, WI

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LWL Scoring Camp

Living Word Lutheran is hosting a Scoring Camp dedicitaed to offensive skills, scoring, and shooting.  Living Word Lutheran has one of the top youth programs in the area and their scoring camp is always well attended, giving players opportunities to compete and play. 

2nd-8th Grade Boys and Girls

August 5-8

Jackson, WI

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LAKE COUNTRY BASKETBALL ACADEMY

Coaches Kevin Koski and Julio Marshall are both former college players who run a variety of camps each summer. There is both a 3rd-8th grade fundamentals camp as well as a rookie K-3rd fundamentals camp.  They also run a competitive games camp in July for 2nd-8th graders.  Their camps always include some unique games designed to increase agility, awareness, and athleticism in addition to basketball fundamentals.

K-8th Grade Boys and Girls

July and August Sessions

Hartland, WI

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SPORT FOUNDATIONS BASKETBALL

Coach Marc Sherry runs a thurough four-week summer camp that works progressevilly from skill to application.  His camps emphasize live competition and developing situational awareness and basketball IQ.  Coach Sherry has coached at all levels and is also a sports performance expert.  His camps are consistently some of the best around.

3rd-8th Grade Boys and Girls

TBA

Verona, WI

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