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Gryphon Basketball Recreation Camp | Ages 7-10 & 10-14

Gryphon Camps offer a variety of camps that are categorized into Activity Camps or Sport Camps. Basketball Recreation Camp sits within Sport Camps umbrella.  

Summer Camp Registration now open!   

If your desired Camp week is full, please join the waitlist and we will contact you if and when an opening is available. 

New Minimum/Maximum Age Requirements

Each camp has a minimum and maximum age requirement to ensure campers are grouped with others within the same age range.  If you have questions or concerns about age requirements, please contact the Gryphon Camps Office at camps@uoguelph.ca or 519-824-4120 Ext. 56131.

  • Minimum Age: Campers must be no younger than the minimum age or be turning that age by the upcoming September 1st. 
  • Maximum Age: Campers must be no older than the maximum age by the end of the calendar year (December 31st).  

Our 7-10 year olds in Basketball Camp will have groups of 3 staff with 24 campers (a ratio of 1:8)

Our 10-14 year olds in Basketball Camp will have groups of 2 staff with 20 campers (a ratio of 1:10)

Basketball

Players will be divided into two groups, ages 7-10 & 10-14 in order to focus on the improvement and progression of basketball fundamentals.

Basketball

Players will be divided into two groups, ages 7-10 & 10-14 in order to focus on the improvement and progression of basketball fundamentals.

Small Groups

Players will be divided into small groups for a more personalized approach to skill development to allow quality time with high level coaches.

High Level Coaching

Coaching will be facilitated by our Men's & Women's Varsity Basketball Team & Head Coaches.

Skills

Small groups allow for instruction at a skill level appropriate to each player 

Basketball
Small Groups
High Level Coaching
Skills

Basketball (Recreational) | All Genders, Ages 7-9 & 10-14

The Gryphon Basketball Camp is designed to assist participants who have a love of the game by demonstrating and teaching a wide variety of basketball skills and techniques. No previous experience is required for this program. This updated camp design will separate campers into groups with similar skillsets. This allows skill sessions to be successful and promote optimal individual growth. We will have two different age groups 7-10 years and 10-14 years. Basketball Camp will have recreational swimming twice a week.

  

Basketball Camp aims to:

  • Build on the basics 
  • Promote a fun, inclusive love of the game
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of tactical aspects of basketball
  • Include opportunities for leadership
  • Geared towards players who are looking for an action-packed, fun, game-based experience
  • Fundamental skill development
  • Overall game tactics 
  • Participants will be divided into groups by age and ability

Basketball Camp (Recreational) - July 8-12/24 - Ages 10-14

The Gryphon Basketball Camp is designed to assist participants who have a love of the game by demonstrating and teaching a wide variety of basketball skills and techniques. No previous experience is required for this program. This updated camp design will separate campers into groups based on abilities. This allows skill sessions to be successful and promote optimal individual growth. Campers will have the opportunity for recreational swimming twice during the camp week.

Activity Details

33769 - July 8, 2024 to July 12, 2024

Basketball Camp (Recreation) - Aug 6-9/24 - Ages 10-14

The Gryphon Basketball Camp is designed to assist participants who have a love of the game by demonstrating and teaching a wide variety of basketball skills and techniques. No previous experience is required for this program. This updated camp design will separate campers into groups based on abilities. This allows skill sessions to be successful and promote optimal individual growth. Campers will have the opportunity for recreational swimming twice during the camp week. Note: This is a four day camp due to the Civic Holiday on Monday August 5th

Activity Details

33770 - August 6, 2024 to August 9, 2024

Basketball Camp (Recreational) - Aug 12-16/24 - Ages 7-10

The Gryphon Basketball Camp is designed to assist participants who have a love of the game by demonstrating and teaching a wide variety of basketball skills and techniques. No previous experience is required for this program. This updated camp design will separate campers into groups based on abilities. This allows skill sessions to be successful and promote optimal individual growth. Campers will have the opportunity for recreational swimming twice during the camp week.

Activity Details

33771 - August 12, 2024 to August 16, 2024

Basketball Camp (Recreational) - Aug 19-23/24 - Ages 7-10

The Gryphon Basketball Camp is designed to assist participants who have a love of the game by demonstrating and teaching a wide variety of basketball skills and techniques. No previous experience is required for this program. This updated camp design will separate campers into groups based on abilities. This allows skill sessions to be successful and promote optimal individual growth. Campers will have the opportunity for recreational swimming twice during the camp week.

Activity Details

33772 - August 19, 2024 to August 23, 2024

Meet the Coaches


Chris O'Rourke Head Coach, University of Guelph Men's Basketball 

  • The 2021-22 season marked Chris O'Rourke's 25th season in charge of the men's basketball program at the University of Guelph
  • As the longest-tenured head coach in USPORTS men's basketball, Chris O'Rourke has served as the driving force behind some of the greatest moments in Gryphons basketball history
  • In 2003, he coached the Gryphons to the OUA West divisional title and would lead them to a silver medal at both the conference and national championships
  • During the 2005-06 season, O'Rourke became just the third Gryphon coach ever to be named OUA West Coach of the year
  • During his tenure as head coach of the Gryphons, Chris O'Rourke has had 21 players named OUA all-stars, two OUA Rookie of the Year recipients, one OUA MVP and two players named All-Canadians
  • Outside of his Gryphon coaching career, O'Rourke also has extensive experience working with the Ontario Basketball Association as well as Canada Basketball

Read Coach O'Rourke's full bio.


Megan Reid Head Coach, University of Guelph Women's Basketball 

  • Megan Reid was named interim head coach of the Gryphons women's basketball program in May of 2022.
  • Reid has played a key role with the Gryphons women's basketball program since coming on board for the 2017-18 season.
  • Megan arrived at U of G with a decorated coaching career at both the collegiate level (as the lead assistant of the Mohawk College women's basketball program for eight seasons) as well as at the high school level (as a lead assistant coach of the senior boys basketball team at John F. Ross Collegiate Vocational Institute in Guelph, as well as the head coach of the junior girls team at John F. Ross).  On four separate occasions, Megan helped guide John F. Ross basketball teams to AAAA OFSAA appearances.

Read Coach Reid's full bio.

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