Silver Lake Summer Hoop Basketball Camp

About Us 2018

 

The Silver Lake Summer Hoop Basketball Camp will be hosting 2 weeks of SLAM DUNK fun and excitement at two separate locations. Week One is for Boys and Girls entering Grades 1-6 and will be held June 25th to June 29th at the HALIFAX Elementary School located in HALIFAX, MA. The second week is for Boys and Girls entering Grades 1-8 and begins on July 16th to July 20th at the Silver Lake High School on RT. 27 in Kingston.

The Camp at Silver Lake Regional High School will also offer a special  workout session for grades 10-12 boys and girls during week two. This will be lead by varsity high school coaches as well as local college coaches. This program will entail weight training, conditioning, and basketball drills. Any player planning to play basketball at the high school level is urged to attend. 

Dick Steele Girls' Basketball Coach at Silver Lake Regional High School is the director of the camp and has over 30 years of experience coaching boys and girls at the high school level. Dick's camp experience is second to none. He has worked Red Auerbach's Camp, Celtic Rookie Camp, Dave Cowen's Camp, Larry Bird's Camp, Sarah Behn's Camp, Coordinator of Championship Basketball Camp and has been a guest lecturer at many of the local camps in the Eastern Mass area.

For those not familiar with the Silver Lake Summer Hoop Program, it actually began 30 years ago in Weymouth where Dick and Jerry Morelli began what many consider the longest continuous running day basketball camp in Eastern Massachusetts. The idea was to create the feel of an overnight camp without the expensive cost and the fear of sleeping away from home. The Camp was structured like an overnight camp without the late afternoon and evening sessions. Many of the staff hired is the same staff (coaches and counselors) that work the overnight camps. The camp was a hit right away and still is today. A few years after Dick was hired as Girls' coach at Silver Lake Regional High School, Jerry Morelli (then the basketball coach at Boston College High School) began Silver Lake Summer Hoop and for the last twenty years the camp has been running strong. Many parents feel the instruction at the camp is outstanding. Scheduled to work along with Dick this year is Silver Lake's head coach Sean Donovan and his assistants.

The camps structure is similar to the overnight camp. Campers are grouped by ability as well as age. Parents should not worry about their children becoming overwhelmed. This camp meets the needs of the inexperienced as well as the experienced player. All will be challenged through drills, instruction, and games, games, games.

The Summer Hoops Program was also the first to create a camp for First Graders to grade 3 age groups, initially called Biddy Basketball Camp, the name however has been changed to Future Stars because the younger campers did not want to be associated as "Little Biddies". This camp is run in conjunction with the all day camp. Each week is divided into 2 sessions (A.M. and P.M.). Parents can sign children up for one or both sessions. Portable baskets that can be lowered and smaller sized basketballs make this camp a real hit. Grade 3 can sign up for Future Stars or All Day camp.

The Silver Lake Summer Hoop Camp also provides scholarships to youth basketball groups to help raise money for their program. The camp has in the past made donations to many groups including the High School Boosters Club.

Please contact (781)294-1215 for more information or any questions and/or concerns.