Summer Basketball Camps for Kids in Wilmington, North Carolina

by Maria Magher

A summer basketball camp is an option for kids who love to be active and spend time with new friends. Several basketball camps are in the southeastern North Carolina city of Wilmington, which is a relaxed beach town that has opportunities for water fun in the off-hours. Older and younger children can find a basketball camp that suits their interests in Wilmington.

Believe to Achieve Basketball Camp

The city of Wilmington offers several summer camps each year, including the Believe to Achieve Basketball Camp for boys and girls ages 8 to 15. The camp meets for three hours for four days, and it costs $30 per student. The camp emphasizes building character while also teaching basic basketball skills and good sportsmanship.

UNCW Basketball Camps

The University of North Carolina at Wilmington hosts several sports camps during the summer, including one basketball camp for boys and one for girls. The team camps are offered to school teams that are participating together; they cost $275 for four days, which includes eight games plus lodging and meals. Campers are also provided a T-shirt and beach time. Games are divided by age level and ability. Day camps are also available for boys.

Brett Blizzard Basketball Summer Camps

Blizzard Athletics offers three summer basketball camps: one for boys ages 10 to 14, one for girls ages 10 to 14, and one for both boys and girls ages 8 to 14. All camps meet for 3 1/2 hours for four days and cost $130 per person. Camps teach kids basic game skills and provide opportunities for kids to play in both a fun and competitive environment.

Halo Sports Basketball Camp

Impact Church hosts this and other camps as a way to encourage young people through sports. Basketball camp lasts five days and it is divided into two age groups: 5 to 9 and 10 to 13. The cost for the week is $100, and the camp meets for three hours each day. In addition to promoting friendship and camaraderie, the camp teaches kids basic skills such as shooting, passing and dribbling through contests and games. Because the camp is sponsored by a church, religious themes are raised.

About the Author

Maria Magher has been working as a professional writer since 2001. She has worked as an ESL teacher, a freshman composition teacher and an education reporter, writing for regional newspapers and online publications. She has written about parenting for Pampers and other websites. She has a Master's degree in English and creative writing.

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