For the summer of 2021, the NBBA ran day and evening basketball camps over an 8-week period starting July 5 for girls 8-11, girls 12-14, boys 8-11, and boys 12-14 (as of July 20, indoor camp age groups were 8-11 and 12-16).
Camps were outdoors for 3 weeks at Barrhaven Fellowship Christian Reform Church (with no registration fees), followed by 5 weeks of indoor camps at Ottawa Christian School (for girls) and Redeemer Christian High School (for boys). Indoor fees were $110 for day camp, $50 for evening camp.
NBBA summer camps are targeted to girls and boys ages 8-14 (grades 3 to 8), see Club Policies. In the past, evening camps were held indoors on Tuesday and Thursday nights. In 2020, we were able able to secure funding from the provincial government to offer virtual basketball camps free of charge over the summer (see the announcement).
Weekly camps were designed to be delivered via video, social media and printed material, including daily virtual interaction with 4 camp counsellors. A Junior camp was geared to players aged 8-11, and a Senior camp for players aged 12-14. Players could participate in as many sessions as they liked.
With the release of OBA Phase 3 Return to Play Guidelines, we were able to offer an additional option for players to do our summer camp outdoors with the counsellors in daily, weather-dependent 2-hour sessions with safety measures in place. Each session was divided into 4 groups (one per counsellor), which rotated through different stations.