Elite Frequently Asked Questions

Is this the right camp for my son?

If your son is looking for the best Instruction, Competition, and Exposure, then look no further than Hoop Group Elite. We offer the best instruction, competition, and exposure! Over 950 college coaches and scouting services attended in 2010. 517 campers received scholarships in 2010. The best high school and college coaches in the country work our camp.

Which session is best for my son?

Call us at (732) 502-2255 to help place your son in the right session of camp. We offer a wide variety of camps including our Traditional Elite Camps, Academic Elite Camps, and Future All American Camp. No matter your ability or age, we have the camp that’ll put you in the right setting and receive the best instruction.

Can parents attend and watch camp?

Yes! Parents are more than welcome to attend and watch camp. There are hotels that are close by so that parents can stay during the time that their child is at camp.

Should I put down a deposit to reserve my place in camp?

Yes, you should put down a deposit of at least $250 to guarantee your spot in camp.

When is full payment due?

The remainder of the cost must be paid 2 weeks before the start of camp.

Can I sign up when I get to camp?

Maybe.  Some of our camps sell out and we are not able to accommodate anyone trying to sign up that day.  In the case that we do have spots available, payment must be made with cash, money order or credit card (American Express, Visa and Mastercard only).  We strongly recommend you sign up early.

What is included in the cost of camp?

The cost of camp includes room, board, meals, tuition, and trainers fees.  All campers receive a reversible jersey that must be worn for the duration of camp.

What is cancellation insurance?

You can purchase cancellation insurance for $50 per session of camp. Make sure to read the full Cancellation Insurance Policy.

When should I arrive on the first day of camp?

Check in times for the first day of camp will be announced in the confirmation emails sent to you prior to camp. If you do not receive a confirmation email at least 2 weeks before camp, please call our office to ensure we have the correct email on file.

What do I need to bring to camp?

Please see our Camp Checklist for a full list of items recommended to bring and items recommended to be left at home.

What do I need to bring to registration?

You must bring your medical form and injury waiver to check in. For Academic Elite you must email or fax the academic recommendation form signed by a school official to office@hoopgroup.com or 732-502-9636.

Are there trainers on the premises?

Yes, we have an EMT on call 24 hours per day.  In addition, Albright has a minimum of two trainers while all athletic activities take place.

My son has food allergies. What does he need to do?

If your son has specific dietary or allergy related concerns be sure to stop at the trainer’s table during camp check in to let our staff know. He should also let his coach know.

Is camp split up by age and ability level?

Yes, camp is split up by age and ability level.

When are tryouts?

Tryouts are on the first day of camp.  Our staff will be evaluating players throughout the day to make sure they are placed in the right league.

If my son doesn’t perform well in tryouts, will he still have the ability to change leagues?

Possibly.  There are opportunities to “move up.” His play over the remainder of the week will determine this.

Who will be working the camps?

Our staff is second to none.  We employ current Division 2 and Division 3 coaches at all of our weeks and strive for a 1:9 coach : camper ratio. We do not allow college students to coach. Our Senior Staff has been working our Camps for many years and includes some of the best High School and College Coaches in the game today.

Will college coaches be in attendance?

Yes, there will be college coaches at every session of camp.  All of our July sessions are during the “live” recruiting period and are well attended by Division 1 coaches.  Our sessions in June and August are well attended by Division 2 and 3 coaches. In addition there are scouting services at all camp sessions.

Where will my son stay during camp?

Your son will stay in college dormitories.  All rooms are doubles (you may request a triple) so he will have a roommate.

Are the dorms air conditioned?

Dorms at Albright College are air conditioned.

Can my son pick his roommate?

Yes, we encourage that he come with someone he knows and that they room together.  However, all roommate requests should be made 2 weeks prior to camp to ensure our staff has time to accommodate you.

What if he doesn’t know anyone?  Can he come alone?

Absolutely.  Many of our campers come to camp without knowing anyone. If no roommate request is made, every effort will be made to match your son up with someone who is around the same age and also from the same area.

Is there supervision in the dorms?

Yes, we have at least 2 coaches stationed on every floor of the dorms that campers are staying on.  Coaches will be on duty until late in the evening patrolling the dorms.  We also have a Director of Security at all sessions to keep issues to a minimum.

Where is camp located?

Camp sessions for 2016 will be at Albright College.

Is there public transportation available to get to camp?

Yes, please see our Transportation page for more information about public transportation to our camps.

Is there Shuttle Service available to and from the airport?

Yes, Airport Shuttle Services are available from Philadelphia International Airport through DeSantis Transportation. They can be reached at 610-375-8202. Let them know that you are going to the Hoop Group Elite Camps to obtain the Hoop Group Elite rate.

When is camp over?

Camp ends with our awards ceremony at approximately 2:30 PM on the last day of each camp.  Our Camp Schedule varies slightly depending on which camp you are attending. Check out our different schedules on our Daily Schedule’s Page.

Will my child stay well hydrated?

There are water fountains available at all courts as well as a “water hole” where Gatorade is sold.  We remind our campers throughout the week to make sure they stay hydrated.

Do I need to bring money to camp?

It’s a good idea.  Campers can purchase drinks throughout the day and additional food at night.