Frequently Asked Questions
When is camp?
Session I: June 22-23, 2020
Session II: June 24-25, 2020
How much is camp?
Camp is $250/camper, which includes a t-shirt (provided on the first day of camp), a basketball (provided following the conclusion of camp), lunch each day, water, and select Gatorade products.
How do I reserve a spot for camp?
All participants must register for camp online through our website. Registration for our 2020 camp sessions will open at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, April 15, 2020.
Can my camper attend both sessions?
Unfortunately, due to limited space, campers are only permitted to attend ONE session. Our camp aims to provide as many campers with the opportunity to attend camp as possible.
What is the cancellation/refund policy?
We are able to process refunds (less an $15 administrative fee) until Friday, May 15. Following that date, we are not able to offer refunds.
What time is check-in?
On the first day of camp, (June 22 for Session I & June 24 for Session II), check-in will begin at 8 a.m. just inside the main entrance to John Paul Jones Arena.
On the days following (June 23 & 25), campers may begin to arrive at 8:30 a.m. Camp will begin each day promptly at 9 a.m. on the main floor and end there at 4 p.m.
Parking is free in the main surface lot in front of John Paul Jones Arena on the days of camp.
Parents are welcome to stay at watch and any point during camp, except during the lunch hour. (We will not have food available to parents).
What forms are required for my child to attend camp?
When you register for camp, you will be required to upload the following COMPLETED forms:
What should I bring?
Campers should dress comfortably each day in shorts, t-shirt and proper basketball or tennis shoes. Water will be provided. You are also encouraged to bring a water bottle or sports drink if you would like. Lunch is provided each day; however you are also encouraged to bring money to use for snacks at the camp store. All food and drink items in the camp store sell for $1.
What is included in my camp fee?
In addition to basketball instruction and games, all campers will receive a Nike t-shirt, Nike basketball and lunch each day. The t-shirt will be available for pick-up when you check-in; the basketball will be available to take home at the conclusion of camp.
What is a typical schedule for camp?
A typical schedule might look like this:
9 a.m. – Roll Call
9:25 a.m. – Warm ups: ball handling, defensive stance
9:40 – Stations led by UVA Coaching Staff
10:30 a.m. – Water Break
10:45 a.m. – Team Practice
11 a.m. – Games
11:55 a.m. – Lunch
1 p.m. – Roll Call
1:10 p.m. – Cavalier Shootout (or another contest)
2 p.m. – Water Break
2:15 p.m. – Games
3:45 p.m. – Back to Main Court for Closing
Do you have any overnight camps?
No, we do not have any overnight camps available. The day camp is the only camp that we hold for boys ages 7-14. If you are traveling from out of town and need lodging, we recommend visiting the lodging page at visitcharlottesville.org. The Inn at Darden, Holiday Inn on Emmett Street, Hyatt Place and English Inn are all located within 2 miles of John Paul Jones Arena, and many others are a short distance as well.
What kind of medical care is available?
Certified athletic trainers are on site throughout camp. Please be sure to include any information that will be important for them to know when filling out your son’s medical history form. If medication needs to be given, or there is a special circumstance our medical staff needs to be aware of, you will be able to meet with an athletic trainer the morning of check-in.
What if my son needs to leave early?
All campers are expected to stay on the premises for the duration of camp and will not be able to leave for any reason. If you have a special situation where your son will arrive late or will need to be picked up early, please let our staff know so proper arrangements can be made.
What if my son has a food allergy?
Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate any allergies or special dietary concerns. Campers with food allergies or restrictions should bring their own lunch each day. We will have a refrigerator on-site where campers can store their lunches during the day.
In the past, our camp lunches have included Chick-Fil-A sandwiches and pizza.
Are girls able to attend camp?
Because our program is the Virginia men’s program, we hold camps and clinics for boys. We encourage any girls who are interested in Virginia basketball to attend one of Tina Thompson's Basketball Camp. Her camp website is: http://tinathompsonbasketballcamps.com/
I have a question not addressed on this page.
If you have additional questions, contact Tony Bennett Basketball Camps via email at email@example.com or call the Virginia men's basketball office at 434-982-5401.