Typical MVP Basketball Camp Day

8-9:00 amDrop Off1:00 pmGuest Speaker
9:00 amRoll Call and Stretching2:00 pmTeam Skills Instruction
9:15 amTeaching Stations2:30 pmTeam Practice
10:00 amSkills Contests3:00 pmLeague Competition
10:30 amTeam Practice3:45 pmDaily Giveaway
11:00 amLeague Competition3:45 - 4:00 pmCamp Dismissal
12:00 pmLunch4-5:30 pmExtended Hours (Optional)

Little Hoopers Camp Day at a Glance:

9:30 AM: Drop-off/Warmup and stretching with music

9:45 AM: Skill of the day (introducing fundamentals of shooting, dribbling, passing, defense etc.)

10:00 AM: Age appropriate PE style games (ie. dribble knock out, sharks and minnows, obstacle courses, athletic movement)

10:20 AM: Rule of the day (introducing basic rules of the game – ie. you must dribble when you move with the ball)

10:30 AM: Snack Time/Age Appropriate Basketball Trivia!

10:45 AM: Shooting games with coaches and music

11:00 AM: Age appropriate PE style game #2

11:20 AM: Contest of the day (based on skill of the day) for prizes!

11:30 AM: End of session/Pick-up

*Little Hoopers campers will also have water/bathroom breaks after each activity.

Weekly Friday Schedule

9:30 amFirst round playoffs in all divisions except Junior MVPs
10:30 amSecond round playoff games
1:45 pmJunior MVP’s Exhibition games
2:00 pmLeague Championship games for older divisions
2:30 pmJunior MVP’s Awards Ceremony
3:00 pmAwards Ceremony for all older divisions
3:45 - 4:00 pmCamp Dismissal

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the camper to counselor ratio?

A: All children are on their own team of up to ten players and have their own head coach for the entire week. Additional staff, including two Camp Directors, two Asst. Directors, five Commissioners, one Trainer, several paid support staff, and both paid and unpaid program interns, brings the ratio closer to 5:1.

Q: What should my child bring to camp?

A: Campers should wear sneakers, shorts, and any t-shirt the first day. From Tuesday on they will wear one of two team shirts that we provide. A water bottle with their name on it is a must, but any snacks or drinks are optional. Most divisions play on outdoor courts at some time during the day so sunscreen is important. Our trainer has sunscreen in the event you forget.

Q: Who are your coaches and what are their backgrounds?

A: Our coaches come back year after year and are the heart and soul of the program. Their backgrounds vary depending on the age group. Varsity coaches and professional players teach the older boys and girls, while the younger age groups often have certified PE teachers, AAU coaches, or college players that demonstrate outstanding enthusiasm as well as knowledge of the game.

Q: Does MVP provide busing?

A:  There is busing for one week each from four different locations, Greenburgh, New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, and Yonkers. The schedule varies from year to year. Please call (914) 946-1231 for details.

Q: Can my camper be placed on the same team as a friend?

A: We can always keep friends in the same grade together in the same division. As far as placing campers on the same team within a division, parents of boys and girls 12 and under may make such a request by phone or email in advance of camp ONLY if they feel strongly that their child’s personality and/or confidence level requires such a request. We believe children gain more from forming new relationships than from depending on old ones.

Q: Can parents come and watch?

A: Due to Covid-19 Safety Guidelines, we cannot guarantee that spectators will be permitted at this time. In a typical summer, parents are more than welcome to come and watch games as well as attend our weekly Friday award ceremonies.

Q: Do many children attend for just one week or do they come for the whole summer?

A: At least 30% of all kids attend just one week, but a growing number take advantage of multiple week discounts and come for three or more weeks. Each Monday we start with a mix of new and returning campers and all new teams are created. New arrivals will have teammates prior to lunchtime on Monday, and their coach will lead the new team through icebreakers so they can get to know each other and form friendships.

Q: Do you have a nurse or trainer?

A: MVP has a Certified Athletic Trainer on site from 9am – 4pm daily. The trainer has special qualifications for handling all types of medical situations arising from sports activities and can hold and administer medications such as Epi Pens if we get parent authorization. Many MVP coaches also have CPR training through their certifications as teachers and/or coaches.

Q: Why MVP and not another local basketball camp?

A: MVP has size, and this helps us create narrower age groups and better competition. MVP has longevity, with more than 25 years in Westchester County. MVP has accolades, like a prestigious “Best of Westchester” award and proclamations by both White Plains Mayor Thomas Roach and Westchester County Executive Bob Astorino for its community involvement. MVP has diversity, with kids from the most affluent towns getting to compete against children from under-resourced communities where MVP's scholarship program is active. But if you really want to know “why MVP?” you should ask one of the many campers who has been to numerous local basketball camps and several expensive sleep-away camps and tells his parents “I only want to go to MVP. Because it’s the most fun!”

Fees and Discounts

Base Price: MVP 5-day camps (coed, ages 6-16, full day) $425 per week

Base Price: Little Hoopers 4-day camps (coed, ages 4-5, half day 9:30-11:30 AM) $175 per week 

Scholarships available

Lunch: Please note that buffet style lunches will NOT be served for summer 2021 as recommended for Covid-19 safety guidelines. Campers/parents may choose an individually marked bagged lunch option at $40 per week, or campers can bring their own individually marked bagged lunch.  Lunch options may include items like sandwiches, chicken nuggets, pizza and more as well as a side and a drink each day - more lunch details will be shared with camper families 1 week prior to your registered camp week(s).

Discounts
Discounts are calculated based on the total household tuition for multiple children and/or multiple weeks

5% off with code "earlybird" through March 31, 2020! (can be combined with multi-week/child discounts)

Additional 5% off if paying for 4 or more weeks total from one household

Lunch Program

Please note that buffet style lunches will NOT be served for summer 2021 as recommended for Covid-19 safety guidelines. Campers/parents may choose an individually marked bagged lunch option at $40 per week, or campers can bring their own individually marked bagged lunch.  Lunch options may include items like sandwiches, chicken nuggets, pizza and more as well as a side and a drink each day - more lunch details will be shared with camper families 1 week prior to your registered camp week(s).

*Please consider a $40 donation to sponsor 1 week of lunch for a scholarship camper! (at checkout)