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What is an Intensive and What is an Elective?

INTENSIVE PROGRAM: Campers choose a “major” from our Intensive Program and work closely with expert coaches for approximately 3.5 hours per day, developing individual and team skills crucial to a player’s growth. Time is also devoted to agility, speed, and conditioning to ensure that athletes are strong, fit, and confident when the game is on the line.

At enrollment, each camper selects one intensive per week, from our sports or enrichment option. Each camper will choose their major for the week. Every day, campers will participate in their intensive for about 3 hours. The intensives are designed to offer professional instruction so each camper will develop their skill, conditioning, and knowledge (“game sense”) to improve their performance.

Our coaches have many years of experience in their sport and have many assistant coaches at camp to provide support so our coach-to-player ratio is exceptional.

Our goal at the end of every week is that each camper feels they are better equipped to train for and perform in their sport and they have learned something that will propel them into their season.

ELECTIVE PROGRAM: Our Elective Program ensures that our campers get the most out of their experience, providing them with additional time in the areas that they enjoy most and an opportunity to experience activities they have always wanted to try.

Intensive Sports


Led by experienced coaches, our comprehensive program focuses on building a strong foundation of basketball skills, including shooting, dribbling, passing, defense, and game strategies. Campers will engage in skill building drills, friendly competitions, and thrilling scrimmages, all aimed at honing their abilities and fostering teamwork and sportsmanship.

Our younger campers will be taught core basketball fundamentals, develop a basic knowledge of the game and have fun! Instruction will focus dribbling, passing, shooting, defense, rebounding and more. 

More experienced players will focus on the fundamentals as well as spend time on additional offensive and defensive skills and techniques through drills, skill challenges and team games. Campers will also have the opportunity to work on skills associated with their individual positions (guard, forward, and center).

Elective Activities

Facilitated by counselors and coaches, our approach to our electives is combining a bit of instruction with recreational gameplay giving campers the opportunity to play old favorites or try new things while still being competitive and having fun with their friends. Elective Activities include:

Beach Volleyball
Flag Football

Street Hockey
Strength & Conditioning
Water Sports on the Lake
Lawn Games
And so much more…

Evening Activities

Nights at Next Level are a very special time when the entire camp comes together. Each evening is more epic than the last.

Every week, campers enjoy some of Next Level Summer Academy classics like our Welcome Campfire. The rest of the week we mix it up with camper favorites to be sure they are smiling.

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