SUMMER BASKETBALL CAMP

Registration Open | Rosters Available

2022 Dates
  • Session 1 | June 13-17 | MINI (AM) | GENERAL (PM)

  • Session 2 | June 20-24 | MINI (AM) | GENERAL (PM)

  • Session 3 | June 27-July 1 | GENERAL (AM + PM)

  • Session 4 | July 4-8 | GENERAL (AM + PM)

  • Session 5 | July 11-15 | ALL GIRLS (AM + PM)

  • Session 6 | July 18-22 | BIG KIDS (AM + PM)

  • Session 7 | July 25-29 | MINI (AM) | GENERAL (PM)

  • Session 8 | Aug 1-5 | MINI (AM) | GENERAL (PM)

  • Session 9 | Aug 8-12 | GENERAL (AM + PM)

  • Session 10 | Aug 15-19 | GENERAL (AM + PM)

A.M. = 9-Noon
P.M. = 1-4 pm​

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About Summer Camp

Buzzardball summer camps are weekly basketball camps available for boys and girls in Grades K-8. This has been the most popular camp offered by Buzzardball. Each week is built on fun and age-related basketball activities that culminate with the ALL-STAR Thursday and Friday competitions. Young campers and beginners will learn the basics while older kids will enhance their skill set, but also have the opportunity to serve as mentors to the youngsters.
 

For Every Kid!

MINI
This camp is available for Boys and Girls in Grades Pre-Kindergarten through 2nd Grade. This is a great introduction to basketball and the Buzzardball experience. Not only will the campers learn the basic skills (dribbling, shooting, passing, rebounding, and defense), but this camp is built around keeping everything FUN and SAFE.
 

BIG KIDS
This camp is available for Boys and Girls in Grades 4th-8th Grade. This week was designed for the more serious basketball player. The fun doesn't go away, but the activities are based around just playing the game of basketball. That involves several individual and team competitions using the different basketball skill sets. This week also features 2 v 2, 3 v 3, and 4 v 4 mini tournaments.
 

ALL GIRLS
This camp is available for Girls in Grades K-8. This week was designed for just the girls. When it was introduced in 2005, this was the most popular camp during the summer. I have said it many times, but girls are great to coach. Their attitudes and ability to have a great time makes this week very special. I am expecting this week to sell out this summer.

Week Breakdown

Monday

  • Introductions

  • Skill work (Dribbling, Passing, Rebounding)

  • All Campers Receive a camp t-shirt and cinch Sack

  • Introduce Scrimmages using Buzzardball rules
     

Tuesday

  • Photo Day

  • Skill Work (Shooting + Defense)

Wednesday

  • All-Star Rosters announced

  • Team competitions

  • Sign up for ASTH Events

  • Practice team events

  • Scrimmages


ALL-STAR Thursday

  • Individual Events include FREE THROW, HOW MANY, JUMP ROPE, KNOCKOUT, BACK + FORTH, 2-BALL, 3-PT COMPETITION, and RAPID FIRE

  • Team Events include 4-3-2-1 and Team Rapid Fire

  • All-Star Scrimmages

  • Photos are available for campers to take home (Camp Photo, Sibling, Friend Photos)


ALL-STAR Friday

  • Basketball Tournament. All teams guaranteed TWO (2) games

  • Semifinal | 1 vs. 4 | 2 vs. 3

  • Consolation + Championship

  • Post-Game Festivities including Yo-Yo Yogurt for ALL campers

  • Each week a Photo Board is created to honor the kids in the camp

...and more!!!
  • Big Intro

  • Daily Stretching and Warm-Ups

  • Small-Sided Competitions Using Basketball Skills

  • Daily Snack

  • Red Licorice

  • Instagram Story Updates

  • Buzzardball Headbands for ASF Winners

  • Fathead Giveaways - each summer Fatheads are purchased of some of the top players in the NBA. Over the course of the summer, the Fatheads are given away in a drawing amongst the campers

  • Hall of Fame Introductions - this happens for graduating 8th Graders who have gone to Buzzardball over the course of their childhood

  • Don’t be surprised if a game of KICKBALL or DODGEBALL breaks out in camp.

Pricing

$225 General | 1st Time Campers 

  • Applies to First-Time Buzzardball Campers attending General Sessions.

  • Beyond your child’s first session, they instantly become a Veteran


$200 General | Veteran

  • If you participated in the 2022 Winter League or any year of Buzzardball Summer Camp, this rate is a way of saying THANK YOU for your support. Applies to General Sessions

$250 Mini | Fixed Price

$200 Big Kids + All Girls | Fixed Price

Note: If you have a PK-2nd Grader who wants to attend a GENERAL session and you are a Buzzardball Veteran, then you are open to the $200 registration

Registration Includes
  • Traditional Buzzardball T-Shirt - 2022 Theme

  • Year #26 Celebrates AMERICA 

  • Camp Photo | Group, Individual, Friends, Sibling

  • Daily Snacks

  • All-Star Thursday/Friday Festivities

  • A Complete Youth Basketball Experience

  • Infusion of Life Skills

Frequently Asked Questions
  • What if I don't have or want to use PayPal for payment?

    • When you get to the end of your registration, there is a link at the bottom of the PayPal page that will allow you to use your debit or credit card​

    • You can also use Venmo at SCBUZZARD

  • Can my child attend ALL DAY (both AM+PM)?

    • Yes! If your child attends both sessions, make sure to register for both AM + PM sessions

    • Send a lunch with your child. We will have coaches on hand to eat lunch with the kids during the hour break between sessions

BUZZARDBALL COACHING STAFF

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STEVE BUZZARD

Buzzardball Director

Steve Buzzard is entering his 27th year as director of Buzzardball's Summer Hoop Camp. In 1994, the camp was instituted as a summer program that featured a total of 30 kids over a four-week period. Last summer, Buzzardball had nearly 800 campers over an eight-week period in 2022, the Summer Camp reached new heights by offering morning and afternoon camps over a span of 10 weeks from June to August. Nearly a record 1000 campers will attend Buzzardball this summer.

To learn more about Steve, please visit www.buzzarball.com

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TOPH BUZZARD

Assistant Director

This is Toph's second year as Buzzardball's Assistant Director. After marrying his wife Bailey in 2019, Toph and Bailey are now parents to Peyton who was born on July 3rd, 2022. Toph graduated from Jesuit High School in 2014 and Azusa Pacific in 2018. He and his family now live in Roseville. Toph took over for dad at St. Michael's as he will enter his second year as the PK-4th Grade P.E. teacher, intramural director, and assistant athletic director.

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MAX BUZZARD

10th Year

Max knows Buzzardball inside and out. Since he was five years old, Max was a camper and now is entering his 10th year as an assistant coach. Max graduated from Granite Bay High School and was able to have an incredible college journey at Oregon State, American River College, Humboldt State, and a semester in Italy. He is well rounded and a true asset to the program. 

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NICK SMOLICH

6th Year

We strongly believe that Nick would be in the Top THREE all-time for the most sessions of Buzzardball attended as a camper. We have loved from Day One. Still hard to believe that he is a grown-up. Nick graduated from Jesuit High School and will be a Senior at St. Mary's College in Morga, California.

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PEYTON JOHNSON

5th Year

Peyton has been around Buzzardball a long time! That's why he is a perfect fit for the Coaching Staff. He and his older brother Cade attended Buzzardball for many years. Peyton graduated from Rio Americano High School where he was a four-year basketball player and this fall will be a Junior at the University of Arizona.

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DYLAN LILLIE

5th Year

Everyone loves the energy of Dylan Lillie. He brings it every day. While Dylan was more of a participant in Buzzardball's Winter League as a kid, Dylan is a great fit for the Coaching Staff simply because of his energy. Dylan graduated from El Camino High School where he played on the Varsity Basketball Team and he currently will be entering his second year as a staff member at St. Michael's Episcopal Day School in Carmichael.

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MICHAEL CHAMBERS

5th Year

Michael Chambers is a great asset to the Buzzardball Coaching Staff. As a camper, he is part of the Buzzardball Hall of Fame. He knows Buzzardball! Michael graduated from Jesuit High School and will currently be entering his second year at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where he runs cross country for the school.

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COLE KAESER

3rd Year

Cole is on the Buzzardball list of Blue Print Campers. A very talented athlete, Cole understood what Buzzardball was all about. He, along with others on the staff, is a member of the Buzzardball Hall of Fame. Cole graduated from Rio Americano High School where he played baseball and currently will be entering his second year at the University of Oklahoma.