Thank you for your interest in The Intensive Basketball Camp. If you are unable to find an answer to your question in our FAQs, please use our Contact Form or call us at 612-353-5000.
What makes The Intensive Basketball Camp different?
We believe that The Intensive Basketball Camp is the most challenging and life-changing basketball camp in the country. Our training model operates on the principle that intense challenges bring about significant change, so we provide a structured, accountable environment that focuses on developing a complete basketball player through both physical and mental training. Through 4 practices and workout sessions per day that include shooting practice, skills practice, intense practice, skills review, live gameplay, and performance training (running, strength training, agility, plyometric strength), players will be fully immersed in the game of basketball for 10 days with only their individual improvement to focus on. They will also learn how positive character traits—Discipline, Dedication, Sacrifice, Hard Work, Responsibility, Accountability, and Service—contribute to their success as an athlete and as a human being.
No other camp emphasizes the development of life skills as a key part of the curriculum. The J7 training philosophy—Discipline, Dedication, Sacrifice, Accountability, Hard Work, Responsibility, Accountability, and Service—guides each activity at The Intensive Basketball Camp. We show players how to work harder than they ever thought possible, giving them the physical and mental tools, as well as the self-confidence, to take on the challenges brought on by competition and life. Additionally, we provide daily seminars before each evening session that focus on a variety of topics, including mental attitude, college recruiting, scouting an opponent, leadership, overcoming adversity, social media use, money management, nutrition, goal setting, developing a personal philosophy, visualization, and service to others.
What ages can attend the camps?
The Intensive Basketball Camp is open to boys ages 13-18. Athletes share rooms with campers close in age and train with athletes the same age and/or skill level.
What is the daily schedule?
The daily schedule at The Intensive Basketball Camp varies from day-to-day in order to challenge the athletes. We use unpredictability and constant change as a tool to test the athletes, so they never know what they'll face when they wake up. A sample of the daily schedule is posted on our Daily Schedule page. Once your player is at camp, a daily schedule will be posted on site each evening containing all information that is needed for practices and activities the following day.
How can I contact the central camp office?
Our camp headquarters is located in Minneapolis, MN. Call us at 612-353-5000 or use our Contact Form.
Our office hours are not consistent due to the Director's varying daily schedule, but if we do not answer the phone, please leave a message and we will get back to you the next business day. All emails will be answered within 24 hours.
Can I request a roommate?
Campers who desire to share a room must stand together in the registration line at check-in.
What airport do you provide shuttle service from?
Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP)
Are there religious services at your camp?
Each Sunday, athletes may attend the religious service of their choice if their place of worship is within walking distance. Campers cannot be transported via vehicle to any religious service.
When can I visit my camper? Is there something special on the last day?
You are welcome to visit your camper(s) any day. Your camper will know his daily schedule and can tell you the best time to visit. PLEASE NOTE: Campers are not allowed in vehicles at any time while they are at camp. This includes riding with any family member or friends. Plan your visits accordingly.
What happens if my child gets sick during camp or gets hurt right before? Do I get a refund?
If your athlete gets sick or hurt during camp, trained staff are on duty 24 hours a day to help. We encourage any sick or hurt campers to visit our athletic trainers and tell our staff about their ailments. If an athlete gets sick or hurt right before camp, please call the main office number as soon as possible. A Cancellation Request Form must be filled out in order to formally cancel your application. Please call the main camp office at 612-353-5000 with any questions.
What is your cancellation policy?
Please view our Terms and Conditions for our full cancellation policy. Call the main camp office at 612-353-5000 with any questions on our cancellation policy. If a camper becomes ill, gets injured, or decides to leave camp, you must contact the main office about any possibility of camp credit. You may also download our Cancellation Request Form.
What kind of food should the camper expect?
Three meals will be served daily. There will be pizza, subs, sports drinks and snacks available for purchase in the evening from the camp store.
Can I make specific food requests (e.g. vegetarian, allergies) for my son/daughter?
If a camper has a food allergy or specific diet request, please call the main office at 612-353-5000 and we will do our best to accommodate your specific needs. This request needs to be made a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the check-in date.
How does my athlete get to and from your camps?
Transportation to and from camp is your responsibility. We provide a shuttle service to and from designated airports. In your confirmation materials there will be a travel form to send back. Once our office has received your itinerary, we will arrange for a shuttle accordingly. Please check your travel form for the correct airport or bus station.
*Campers are not allowed to enter a vehicle while they are at camp, even if it is with a parent/guardian.
Can my athlete bring an air conditioner?
No. Air conditioners are not allowed at any camp. Fans are permitted. We also rent box fans at check-in. These are first-come, first-serve, so we cannot guarantee we will have one available to you.
Do I need to send bed linens with my athlete? What size?
Call the camp office at 612-353-5000 or email us for information.
How do I register and pay?
You can register online at http://intensivebasketballcamp.com/register. A non-refundable deposit is due at registration. Your entire balance is due 3 weeks before camp begins. Your balance can be paid at any time by credit card, money order, or personal check. Personal checks must be received 14 days prior to the start of camp. They will not be accepted at check-in.
What does tuition include?
Tuition includes 3 meals a day, housing, and training for the duration of camp, in addition to a water bottle, lanyard, camp workbook, t-shirts, and laundry service.
Do you offer discounted rates?
Yes. We offer different discount rates for groups, family, early registration, and past campers returning for another camp. Call the main office at 612-353-5000 to discuss your specific situation.
Do you offer financial aid?
No. We do not offer financial aid for any of our camps. However, if you have specific questions about how to raise money or how to pay for camp, call the main office at 612-353-5000. We will be happy to offer advice on fundraising and sponsorship ideas.
Where do I find my confirmation materials after registering for camp?}
After registering for camp, you will find confirmation materials as an attachment in a confirmation email. Please note that the email address you provide at the time of registration will be used as the main line of communication for any last minute changes or materials needed. Nothing will be sent via US Mail unless requested by contacting the main office. Please note that there are required forms that need to be completed and MAILED to our camp office.
When is my full balance due?
The non-refundable deposit is due at sign-up, and the remainder is due in full 3 weeks before camp begins. Campers who still owe a balance at check-in will not be allowed to participate.
Can I pay some of my fee every month or do I need to pay all at once?
You can make payments online, mail a check, or call our main office at 612-353-5000 and make payments with a credit card at any time. We will keep track of your balance, and you can view your account online. You are only required to pay the non-refundable deposit at the time of registration.
What is the staff to camper ratio?
We maintain a camper to staff ratio of 10:1 or better.
My son takes medication. Will the staff be able to remind him or her to take it?
No. Our trainers can keep your athlete’s medication with them. However, they will not be able to remind them or track them down to take/use it. He or she will be required to sign off on the day/time the medication was taken.