PWHS Basketball 2021 Summer Camps for boys and girls

Instructional, Competitive, Challenging, and Fun.

Directed by PW Varsity Head Coach Jim Donofrio

NOTE: This year there will 2 half-day camps to maintain the safest environment possible.
 

Click here to register online

The Morning Camp – Warriors League and Heroes League

Session I: June 21 – 25

Session II: July 19 - 23

Days: Monday through Friday (5 days)

Warrior League: Entering grades 4-6 as of September 2021*

Heroes League: Entering grades 6-8 as of September 2021*

Time: 8:30 am – 12:00 noon

Cost: $125.00 per camper

Max Space: 64 campers

The Morning Camp is made up of two different age groups:

  • The Warriors League is for boys and girls entering grades 4 through 6, and will run from 8:30 am to 12:00 noon, Monday through Friday. (Advanced 3rd graders will be considered). Maximum spots available: 32
     
  • The Heroes League is for boys and girls entering grades 6 through 8. It runs at the same time as the Warrior League. Maximum spots available: 32

The Afternoon Camp – Champions League

Session I: June 21 – 25

Session II: July 19 - 23

Days: Monday through Friday (5 days)

Grades: entering grades 8-10 as of September 2021*

Time: 12:30 – 4:00 pm

Cost: $125.00 per camper

Max Space: 56 campers

Champions League is for boys and girls entering grades 8 through 10. This camp will run Monday through Friday from 12:30 – 4:00 pm. Maximum spots available: 56

*These grade levels relate to the grade your child will be entering in September 2021; not their current grade.

General Camp Information

Coach Donofrio started his first basketball camp in 1998 with a total of 28 campers. His goals for that first year still hold for today's camps: make sure each camper feels welcome, comfortable, and confident, and is participating in all drills, skills, clinics, and games while having a great time doing it. With that, they work to follow these guidelines each camp:

· Daily skills & fundamentals training/workouts

· Daily teaching clinics (topics change with each camp) by PW Coaching Staff

· Daily Half & Full Court team games.

· Low camper to coach ratio = less standing, more learning and playing

· 2 Gyms, 5 Full Courts, 14 Baskets

· The opportunity to play and learn with current and past PW players.

· Different leagues created based on age levels to ensure fair competition.

· A highly positive culture that emphasizes teamwork, perseverance, & fair play.

· Motivational talks about championship mentality, pride, humility, & hard work.

Covid Adjustments

In the summer of 2019, we averaged 100 campers each week. Last year, 2020 saw us have to cancel all summer camps for the first time since they began 22 years prior. We are fortunate that we are able to go ahead once again with our camps, but in order to maintain the safest environment possible, we are not going to conduct our full day, 9 am to 3 pm camps this summer. Instead, we are going to hold two camp session per day for two different age groups:

Which Camp is Best for My Child? Why the crossover in age groups?

We understand that a "one size fits all" approach doesn't work when it comes to placing your child in the appropriate age group.  Some of the kids are big for their age, and some are smaller.  Some of the kids are advanced in terms of their skill levels and natural ability, and some are just starting out.  With that in mind, we create a crossover in terms of the age range at each camp level so you and your child can decide which is best for him or her. 

Example #1: A 6th grader with solid skills but with a smaller frame often tastes greater success and enjoyment playing in the Warrior league instead of the Heroes League. 

Example #2: There may also be kids entering 8th grade who will be great competing against the older kids of the afternoon camp, but at the same time, there may be incoming 8th graders who, in terms of physical size and skill will be much better off in the morning Heroes camp. 

Example #3: We have had some campers who are entering 3rd grade in the fall whose skill level and confidence had them competing just fine with entering 4th and 5th graders.    In the end, you know your child the best when it comes to their physical, emotional, mental, and basketball skill maturity level.

If you have any questions at all as to which camp you believe your child should join, please don't hesitate to call or email Coach Donofrio and he will be more than happy to discuss it with you.  And remember, when it comes to the morning sessions, we can always make adjustments once we see the kids in person.   

Ultimately, we want each camper to feel comfortable and taste success throughout the week, so choosing the proper level is something we take seriously and work to get right.  

Basic Information

  • Location: Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, Gym West (located at the western end of the high school).
     
  • The doors of Plymouth Whitemarsh High School's Gym West will open at 8:00 am for Morning League campers, who are invited to arrive at this time and shoot around until we get started at 8:30 am.
     
  • We may have snacks and drinks available to purchase. We ask that morning campers be picked up between 12 - 12:20 pm, as the afternoon campers are being dropped off for their start at 12:30 pm. Drop off and pick up will be at the Gym West main entrance.
     
  • Use of the facilities will include any or all of the following: PWHS Gym West (the 'new' gym); PWHS Gym North (by the pool); and bathrooms.
     
  • Campers will either be at Gym West or Gym North throughout the day. All campers will be reunited at Gym West at the conclusion of each camp day.
     
  • PLEASE ADVISE COACH DONOFRIO IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON BRINGING YOUR CHILD LATE OR PICKING HIM OR HER UP EARLY ON ANY PARTICULAR DAY. PLEASE ALSO CALL AHEAD OF TIME TO ADVISE IF YOUR CHILD WILL NOT BE ATTENDING A PARTICULAR DAY, IN ORDER FOR US TO KEEP ATTENDANCE. (610-405-9573)
     

Refund Policy

A full refund will be awarded prior to the start of camp. If a child withdraws from camp after attending the Monday session, a 50% refund will be awarded. No refunds will be offered beyond that time.

As coaches, we always enjoy the opportunity camp week offers to meet the players of the future and influence them in as positive a fashion as we can. Should you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to contact me at 610-825-1500 ext. 1330 or jdonofrio@colonialsd.org. On the next few pages, you will find registration and payment information.

Registration and Payment Options

  1. Online Registration and Payment

    Click here for online registration
     
  2. Mail-in Registration and Payment

    Click here to fill out and print the mail-in application

    Applications should be sent to

Jim Donofrio

434 Volpe Road

Plymouth Meeting PA, 19462

3. Venmo Payment Option

In addition to paying through our website or mailing in a check, you can also pay via Venmo. My Venmo account listing is @JDonofrio-PW.

Questions

Please direct questions to Coach Jim Donofrio at 610-825-1500 ext. 1330 

OR

Click here to send Coach Jim an e-mail

 

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