Typical MVP Basketball Camp Day
|8-9:00 am||Drop Off||1:00 pm||Guest Speaker|
|9:00 am||Roll Call and Stretching||2:00 pm||Team Skills Instruction|
|9:15 am||Teaching Stations||2:30 pm||Team Practice|
|10:00 am||Skills Contests||3:00 pm||League Competition|
|10:30 am||Team Practice||3:45 pm||Daily Giveaway|
|11:00 am||League Competition||3:45 - 4:00 pm||Camp Dismissal|
|12:00 pm||Lunch||4-5:30 pm||Extended Hours (Optional)|
Weekly Friday Schedule
|9:30 am||First round playoffs in all divisions except Junior MVPs|
|10:30 am||Second round playoff games|
|1:45 pm||Junior MVP’s Exhibition games|
|2:00 pm||League Championship games for older divisions|
|2:30 pm||Junior MVP’s Awards Ceremony|
|3:00 pm||Awards Ceremony for all older divisions|
|3:45 - 4:00 pm||Camp 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 un-paid 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 gym teachers, AAU coaches, or college players that demonstrate outstanding enthusiasm as well as knowledge of the game.
Q: Does MVP provide busing?
A: MVP’s has a busing program to bring central Westchester kids to our northern Westchester camp during the last week of June. Then when camp shifts to White Plains in July we have one bus each week from a different southern Westchester location. 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 of the same gender who are in the same year in school together in the same division. As far as placing campers on the same individual team, 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. Please do not make requests for confident and highly skilled friends to be teamed together as this may throw off the competitive balance of the league.
Q: Can parents come and watch?
A: Parents are welcome to stop by anytime. A visitor’s pass may be required as you enter the building. Parents are encouraged to watch the Friday playoff games and/or the awards ceremony that follows starting at 2:30pm for the co-ed 6 – 8 year olds and 3pm for the older age groups.
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 two or more. 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. Then everyone goes through a week of skill development, games, and Friday playoffs. Returning campers continue to sharpen skills and gain experience from playing with a new team, a different coach, different guest speakers, and another shot at winning the individual and team competitions.
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 is large, and this helps create stronger competition, narrower age groups, and more diversity. MVP has longevity, more than twenty years in the community. 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. 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-aways and tells his mom “I only want to go to MVP. Because it’s the most fun!”
Fees and Discounts
Base Price: 5-day camps $400 / week
Base Price: 3-day Skills Academy $240
Discounts are calculated using multiple children and/or multiple weeks
5% off if paying for 2 or 3 weeks from your household
10% off if paying for 4 or more weeks from your household
Additional 5% off if paying by April 30. Just enter coupon code EarlyBird at checkout
Optional Extended Care
4–5:30 PM - Extra $15/day
Tuition assistance available based on need
MVP provides lunch daily at no additional charge. We also provide cold drinks throughout the day. In addition, we have refrigerators for storing brown bag lunches. Parents are welcome to inquire during registration about our daily lunch schedule and decide if the menus meet your children's dietary needs. You can read more about this year's menu of the blog pages of this website.
MVP very much appreciates volunteers to help serve lunch. If any parents of an MVP Camper would like to donate their time for an hour during the week, please ask for the volunteer sign-up sheet when you register for Camp on Monday morning.