Frequently Asked Questions
How do I reserve a spot for camp?

Complete the online application. The only way to reserve a spot is to register online and complete the information. At a later date, insurance information and medical forms are required for your son to participate. Our day camps will sell out.

What is the cancellation/refund policy?

We are usually able to refund your camp registration costs if you have a scheduling conflict or other matter arise. However, we will no longer be able to provide any refunds after May 19 (one month prior to the start of camp).

What time is check-in?

On the first day of camp, (June 19 & 21), check-in will begin at 8 a.m. just inside the main entrance to John Paul Jones Arena. On the days following (June 20 & 22), 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 should I bring?

Campers should dress comfortably each day in shorts, t-shirt and proper basketball / 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.

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 the camp bank?

Gatorade, fruit, candy and other items are available throughout the day at our camp store. Parents are able to deposit money into their son’s camp “bank” account when registering. Your son will then be able to use the amount deposited in his account throughout camp instead of having to carry cash. All items in the camp store sell for $1.

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 with 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. The day camp is the only camp that we hold for boys ages 7-14 (up to 8th grade). If you are traveling from out of town and need lodging, we recommend visiting the lodging page at visitcharlottesville.org. The Cavalier Inn, Inn at Darden and English Inn are located close to John Paul Jones Arena, and many others are a short distance as well.

I have a 14 year-old who is entering the 9th grade. Is he able to attend the day camp?

This is a gray area by NCAA standards. All boys who have not yet begun the 9th grade at the time of camp are eligible to attend the day camp, however, if your child is an advanced player the high school camp would probably be more beneficial. We will host a one-day clinic for high school boys on a Saturday in August.

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?

Lunch is provided each day and we will try our best to accommodate your son’s dietary needs. Please let Katharine Palmer (kpalmer@virginia.edu) know of any special circumstances in advance of camp so that proper accommodations can be worked out.

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 Joanne Boyle’s basketball camps. Her camp website is: http://www.joanneboylebasketballcamps.com

I have a question not addressed on this page.

If you have additional questions, contact Katharine Palmer in the Virginia men’s basketball office via e-mail (kpalmer@virginia.edu) or at 434-982-5422.