2016 Bears Basketball Camp

One-week day camp for boys and girls, ages 9-15, of all skill levels.
Session I: July 11-15  •  Session II: July 25-29

Hours: M-F, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (No extended care available)
Fees: $215 per session, per child
Contact: Mark Edwards, (314) 935-5168

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Bears Basketball Camp is grouped by gender, age, and skill level. All activities will be conducted inside the beautiful air-conditioned facilities of the Washington University in St. Louis Athletics Complex and the new Sumers Recreations Center.

Members of the Washington University Basketball staff will provide fundamental teaching while college players and high school coaches will serve as camp counselors. To assure the best possible teaching environment, only a limited number of participants are accepted.

Because of ongoing construction, we will have to restrict the number of campers accepted so that we will be able to provide the best possible teach environement.


Full session fees, per child, are due at time of enrollment. Limited enrollment – programs are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration and Payment
Registration will be done online by credit card payment. Those desiring to pay by check should contact the camp office at (314) 935-5168.

Refund Policy
Refunds are available through the start of the camp session. Two weeks prior to the registered camp session, a $60 fee/session is applied. Less than two weeks prior to the registered camp session, a $80 fee/session is applied. Once camp has started, there are no refunds.


Check-In for all enrolled campers will take place on the Monday of each session, between 8:30 - 9 am. Once a camper reports for camp, they will be expected to spend the entire day at camp unless arrangements are made by a parent or guardian.

Location and Facilities
Bears Basketball Camp is located in the Athletics Complex at the west end of the Danforth campus of Washington University in St. Louis, off of Big Bend Boulevard and Forsyth Boulevard.

Parking, Drop-Off and Pick Up Map
Specific areas are designated for parking and another for drop-off and pick-up. Download the Parking, Pick-Up and Drop of Map. Directions will also be sent to enrolled campers by email.

What to Bring
• water bottle
• money for snacks and twice weekly pizza lunches
• swimsuit and towel (swimming is offered as an option)


Instructors and counselors will be present daily from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., but will not serve in a supervisory capacity before 9 a.m. or after dismissal.

On Friday, the campers will be dismissed at 4 pm, following the Awards Ceremony. We invite you to join us for any of the camp activities.

Morning Session:
9 a.m. Camp Assembly
9:20 a.m. Defensive Instruction
9:40 a.m. Team Practice
10 a.m. Skill Instruction
10:30 a.m. Shooting Instruction
11 a.m. League Games
12 p.m. Lunch:
Campers may choose to bring a snack lunch, go home with a parent, or eat at a campus dining facility. On-site lunch hour supervision will be provided.
Afternoon Session:
1 p.m. Camp Assembly
1:20 p.m. Skill Stations
2:20 p.m. League games
3:30 p.m. Swim or film (optional)
4:30 p.m. Dismissal

Awards Ceremony
We invite you to join us at 3 p.m. on Friday for the camp Awards Ceremony. Please park in the garage located off of Big Bend Blvd off Snow Way. See parking map.

Optional Swimming and Film Session.
An hour of swimming is offered for two days of each camp session. Campers who choose to go swimming should bring swimsuits and towels. Those who do not swim will be given an alternate activity.