Kosher/Shomer Shabbat Program

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Step It Up has become the destination for the Jewish basketball player grades 5-12 as well as NCAA players from all over the country.

Summer 2015 we have players arriving from 18 states and 10 countries: 
States: California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas,Virginia, Washington.

Countries: Brazil, Canada, France, Israel, Luxembourg, Panama, Russia, Spain, Venezuela, USA.


Shacharit, Mincha and Maariv flow naturally into our daily schedule (BELOW) and Shabbat serves as a rest day for the entire camp. Our full time head of Jewish life from Yeshiva University is there to supervise minyanim and keep the boys focused.


Optional learning is offered daily after Mincha, on Shabbat and available throughout the week.


All food is Glatt Kosher and prepared on site by our in house caterer. We are also able to provide special meal options for any athletes that have dietary restrictions.


Step It Up provides a truly unforgettable Shabbat experience.

Friday night davening is followed by a traditional meal with reflective discussion of the week’s experiences, divre torah, zmirot and benching. Shabbat morning shul will be led by our YU Rabbi. After lunch boys have the option to rest, learn or grab a pick up game. At 5:30 pm we get together for Mincha followed by Seuda Shlishit, Maariv and Havdalah.

Motzei Shabbat, the boys prepare for the next basketball week. This time also serves as laundry night for many. You’d be amazed at how quickly they pick it up! Doing your own laundry is just one of the everyday life skills taught at Step It Up. We  take full advantage of our time with the boys to instill these skills as a supplement to our basketball curriculum.


LOCATION & FACILITIES: Click here to view

About Our Camp:

From the moment your child steps into camp, he is treated like a serious athlete. We cater to the aspiring basketball player at every stage in the game and every level of physical fitness. Our camp is designed to enhance basketball skills, encourage teamwork and sportsmanship, and inspire confidence in every aspect of our players’ lives.

How We Do It:

By gathering the highest qualified trainers and skill development coaches using state of the art equipment and developing both the mental and physical aspects of the game, we are able to enhance our players skills both on and off the court.

Our programs are customized for each individual player to enhance growth and achieve success.

Our Team:

Step It Up coaches are experts in their areas of focus. We have compiled a roster of over 30 current and former college and professional players, coaches, and sports specialists. We understand that an athlete’s success is attributed to more than just their performance on the court. We strive to encourage mental strength, persistence, and determination among all of our athletes. Each athlete will be challenged to define their goals, while continuously being encouraged and supported throughout the program.

Additionally, all of our coaches and counselors are continually background checked to ensure that your child is not only coached by the best in the industry, but is also in a safe environment while away from home.

2015 Daily Schedule:

  •    7:45 am – Wake Up/Shacharit
  •   8:45 am –  Breakfast
  •    9:45 am - Mechanics and Form Shooting
  • 10:00 am - Ball Handling/Passing
  • 10:40 am -  Position Specific Skill Development
  •  11:10 am -  Team Practice
  •  11:50 am -  Footwork and Court Positioning
  • 12:20 pm –  Speed & Agility/Strength Training
  •   1:00 pm –  Lunch
  •   1:30 pm -  Mincha
  •  2:00 pm –  Afternoon Electives
  •  4:00 pm –  League Games/Group Skill Development
  •  8:00 pm –  Dinner
  •  8:45 pm –   Maariv
  •  9:30 pm –   Evening Activity
  • 10:30 pm –  Room
  • 11:00 pm –   Lights Out (Bed time and evening activity adjusted for grades 5-8).
*Afternoon Electives. 
THINK – Bar Mitzvah lessons, SAT Prep and tutoring are available.
WORK - Private basketball instruction.
CHILL – Swimming, tennis, beach volleyball, ping pong and more.

In the midst of our intense training, we can’t miss out on the stunning and memorable opportunities surrounding us, so we’ll be sure to take time to rejuvenate ourselves on several one-day excursions, doing everything from ziplining along treetops to feeling the power of Niagara Falls up close.


FAQ’S: More Questions or concerns? Click here to view


June 26, 2014 – August 7, 2014

Please contact us for options.

4 weeks – $5300
6 weeks – $7300

Sibling Discount – 2 kids from the same family receive 5% discount.

Ages:    Middle School: Grades 5-8    High School: Grades 9-12    College: Freshman – Seniors   

*Athletes will be split up by grade and skill level.

Additional Needs:

At Step It Up, we have the utmost respect for the additional needs of our athletes, whether it be medical, emotional, or physical. Please contact us to discuss the specific needs of your child.

Any and all measures necessary will be taken to ensure the appropriate accommodations are made to preserve the integrity of your child’s experience. Please inquire for more information.



When should my camper arrive to camp?
Busses will leave from Long Island, NYC and Teaneck, NJ on the morning of June 25, 2014. Bus will depart at 8:00 AM
Flights… Counselors will accompany campers on an arranged group flight from Florida and Israel. Email us for flight details.
UNACCOMPANIED MINORS will be picked up by a Step It Up coach from the accompanying flight agent.
If you need your camper to be escorted by an airline representative on and off of his flight all the way to our Step It Up staff, contact the airline to reserve an agent.
FOR PLAYERS TRAVELING WITHOUT AN ACCOMPANYING AGENT, a Step It Up representative will meet them at baggage claim with a sign.

Submit Your Flight Info Here!

Camp Check-In will take place at the Hogan Sports Center @
Colby Sawyer College
541 Main St
New London, NH 03257
Follow us at camp all summer… LIKE our FACEBOOK Page / Follow us on INSTAGRAM Username: StepItUpAllDay and gain instant access to what’s happening all summer at Step It Up. Pictures will be updated daily as well as a weekly email update and videos uploaded throughout the week.View everything from our skill sessions to game highlights to the beach workouts and nightly activities.

Can I extend the duration of camp once my child is at camp?

Email with subject line Extending Stay.

Emergencies? Camp Mom / Guila Berdugo at 561.245.0363


Outgoing Phone Calls: Campers are able to call home on Fridays between the hours of 2:00 -2:30 pm US Eastern Time.

To ship mail/packages: 

Colby Sawyer College

Step It Up
c/o Camper’s Name
541 Main St
New London, NH 03257
VISITING DAY – July 23, 2015 12:00 – 6:00 pm
 12:00 – 1:00 pm – Parents/Family arrive
  1:00 – 2:00 pm – Lunch
  2:00 – 3:00 pm – Tour of Campus and Introduction to program
  3:00 – 4:30 pm – Training Sessions
  4:30 – 5:00 pm – Get to know the staff
  5:00 – 6:00 pm – Watch Step It Up in action
We would love to see you all there!