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How are campers divided up?

Campers are split up by age group and skill level.

Grades 3-4, Grades 5-6, Grades 7-8, Grades 9-10, Grades 11-12

Rooming will be selected according to age groups, familiarity.

What is the ratio of counselors/coaches to campers?

6:1 – At Step It Up, we pride ourselves on providing hands-on instruction and personal attention to each and every one of our campers.

What other programs are offered besides basketball?

While our camp focuses mainly on basketball, at Step It Up we take a unique approach to teaching the game. Our on-the-court, off-the-court approach incorporates a core curriculum designed to improve basketball skills and IQ. We supplement this training with activities such as seminars on life skills, nutritional seminars, life talks, yoga, meditation and guest speakers. We encourage our players to constantly reach higher and to challenge themselves intellectually in ways they never knew possible

The most valuable tools that our players attest to leaving camp with is a heightened sense of self, a vastly improved basketball IQ and overall knowledge and understanding of how ball is meant to be played, a newfound hunger/passion for life, how to push through on “off days, how to lead, how to be led, a respect for their craft and “the process” and how small daily gains are the most sustainable, long lasting gains.

How does Step It Up Basketball Camp ease the transition for first-time campers?

Should parents request it, we reach out to our campers and form a connection the minute they sign up for camp. A phone call and/or a meeting will take place in order to let you and your child know what you can expect at camp, and what our unparalleled curriculum entails. Step It Up is a family and we want your child to feel that right away.

Is there a camp mom?

Yes! Yogev’s mom, Guila is our camp mom. But, at camp, she isn’t just Yogev’s mom, she is everyone’s mom. Guila guides, comforts, and listens to our campers as only a mom can. Night or day, Guila is always on call to soothe or lend a hand whenever and wherever she’s needed.

Is the infirmary staffed?

Our infirmary is staffed with a full-time registered nurse with certifications in CPR and First Aid.

Where is Step It Up located?

On the 200-acre campus of Colby-Sawyer College in New London, which is settled in the Lake Sunapee region of New Hampshire. Our campus boasts gorgeous facilities that include: 6 indoor courts, 3 outdoor courts, weight room, swimming pool, a lake for stand up paddling/kayaking/swimming, olympic track, turf field, soccer/football fields, tennis courts, baseball field, rock climbing wall, hang out areas and more.

How’s the food at camp?

Your children aren’t going to miss the food at home! Step It Up serves a wide variety of nutritionally balanced meals, with options covering every major food group. Every meal is buffet style and includes but not limited to a choice of protein, carbohydrate, vegetables and a salad bar. Our menu includes Chinese Food, BBQ, Italian, Grilled Chicken with Mash, Mexican Day, Pizza Day, Ice Cream Day and Icees for dessert and a great Shabbat menu.

In addition to our 3 meals, campers also receive a power snack at 4:00 pm to help prepare them for the second part of the basketball day. At Step It Up we take our food very seriously.

What if my child has special dietary needs or food allergies?

We will make sure all precautionary measures will be taken. If your child needs a special diet, our chef will work with your family to design a customized diet for your child. Our menu is fully Kosher (under supervision of Rabbi Chayim Zirkind of Brandeis University, Boston, Massachusetts). We can cater to gluten free campers, vegetarians and our menu is also nut free!

What if my child has special/additional needs?

At Step It Up, we have the utmost respect for the additional needs of our campers, whether they are medical, emotional, or physical.

All necessary measures will be taken to ensure that appropriate arrangements are made to preserve the integrity of your child’s experience.

Please contact us to discuss any specific needs your child may have.

Are there field trips?

In addition to our intensive training program, we take the time to rejuvenate ourselves and embark on several one-day excursions. These trips include zip lining along the treetops of New England, navigating aerial rope courses, water parks, amusement parks, major league baseball games and a fun day in Boston, NBA Basketball Hall of Fame, enjoyable games, and more.

How can I contact my camper during his stay at Step It Up?

Feel free to e-mail your camper anytime at campemail@timetostepitup.com with your camper’s name in the Subject Line. Campers will have the opportunity to respond during their weekly phone calls back home. You will also have the emails and phone numbers of our camp directors, camp mom, associate camp directors and on site secretary.

What is the electronics policy at camp?

Cellphones and laptops are not allowed in camp. We will collect all cellphones and laptops during check-in and return them for a few hours each Friday. We want our young athletes to be focused and independent, not dependent on technology.

Don’t worry though—your children will have a scheduled time to call home once a week.

Campers may bring iPods and handheld gaming devices on the condition that they use them during designated hours only. If a camper is using an electronic item during non-designated hours, if found to be abusing the privilege, or if the device becomes a distraction, the device will be confiscated and secured. The device will be returned to the camper upon departure.

Will my child need spending money at camp?

For your camper’s safety, we do not recommend that you send your son to camp with a wallet full of money. But, we do have Step It Up Bucks. Step It Up Bucks can be used in our Canteen to purchase drinks and snacks for his room, or even deodorant, soap and shampoo if he runs out. We also have a Camp Store which is stocked with Step It Up merchandise including: jerseys, t-shirts, shorts, sweatpants, basketballs, tank tops, slides, bags and more. Campers can also use this money on field trips.  We recommend $50-$100 per week. Optional!

Where do campers generally come from?

For summer 2017, we are expecting campers from 10 countries and 20 states.

States: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington.

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

How are campers divided up? +

Campers are split up by age group and skill level.

Grades 3-4, Grades 5-6, Grades 7-8, Grades 9-10, Grades 11-12

Rooming will be selected according to age groups, familiarity.

What is the ratio of counselors/coaches to campers? +

6:1 – At Step It Up, we pride ourselves on providing hands-on instruction and personal attention to each and every one of our campers.

What other programs are offered besides basketball? +

While our camp focuses mainly on basketball, at Step It Up we take a unique approach to teaching the game. Our on-the-court, off-the-court approach incorporates a core curriculum designed to improve basketball skills and IQ. We supplement this training with activities such as seminars on life skills, nutritional seminars, life talks, yoga, meditation and guest speakers. We encourage our players to constantly reach higher and to challenge themselves intellectually in ways they never knew possible

The most valuable tools that our players attest to leaving camp with is a heightened sense of self, a vastly improved basketball IQ and overall knowledge and understanding of how ball is meant to be played, a newfound hunger/passion for life, how to push through on “off days, how to lead, how to be led, a respect for their craft and “the process” and how small daily gains are the most sustainable, long lasting gains.

How does Step It Up Basketball Camp ease the transition for first-time campers? +

Should parents request it, we reach out to our campers and form a connection the minute they sign up for camp. A phone call and/or a meeting will take place in order to let you and your child know what you can expect at camp, and what our unparalleled curriculum entails. Step It Up is a family and we want your child to feel that right away.

Is there a camp mom? +

Yes! Yogev’s mom, Guila is our camp mom. But, at camp, she isn’t just Yogev’s mom, she is everyone’s mom. Guila guides, comforts, and listens to our campers as only a mom can. Night or day, Guila is always on call to soothe or lend a hand whenever and wherever she’s needed.

Is the infirmary staffed? +

Our infirmary is staffed with a full-time registered nurse with certifications in CPR and First Aid.

Where is Step It Up located? +

On the 200-acre campus of Colby-Sawyer College in New London, which is settled in the Lake Sunapee region of New Hampshire. Our campus boasts gorgeous facilities that include: 6 indoor courts, 3 outdoor courts, weight room, swimming pool, a lake for stand up paddling/kayaking/swimming, olympic track, turf field, soccer/football fields, tennis courts, baseball field, rock climbing wall, hang out areas and more.

How’s the food at camp? +

Your children aren’t going to miss the food at home! Step It Up serves a wide variety of nutritionally balanced meals, with options covering every major food group. Every meal is buffet style and includes but not limited to a choice of protein, carbohydrate, vegetables and a salad bar. Our menu includes Chinese Food, BBQ, Italian, Grilled Chicken with Mash, Mexican Day, Pizza Day, Ice Cream Day and Icees for dessert and a great Shabbat menu.

In addition to our 3 meals, campers also receive a power snack at 4:00 pm to help prepare them for the second part of the basketball day. At Step It Up we take our food very seriously.

What if my child has special dietary needs or food allergies? +

We will make sure all precautionary measures will be taken. If your child needs a special diet, our chef will work with your family to design a customized diet for your child. Our menu is fully Kosher (under supervision of Rabbi Chayim Zirkind of Brandeis University, Boston, Massachusetts). We can cater to gluten free campers, vegetarians and our menu is also nut free!

What if my child has special/additional needs? +

At Step It Up, we have the utmost respect for the additional needs of our campers, whether they are medical, emotional, or physical.

All necessary measures will be taken to ensure that appropriate arrangements are made to preserve the integrity of your child’s experience.

Please contact us to discuss any specific needs your child may have.

Are there field trips? +

In addition to our intensive training program, we take the time to rejuvenate ourselves and embark on several one-day excursions. These trips include zip lining along the treetops of New England, navigating aerial rope courses, water parks, amusement parks, major league baseball games and a fun day in Boston, NBA Basketball Hall of Fame, enjoyable games, and more.

How can I contact my camper during his stay at Step It Up? +

Feel free to e-mail your camper anytime at campemail@timetostepitup.com with your camper’s name in the Subject Line. Campers will have the opportunity to respond during their weekly phone calls back home. You will also have the emails and phone numbers of our camp directors, camp mom, associate camp directors and on site secretary.

What is the electronics policy at camp? +

Cellphones and laptops are not allowed in camp. We will collect all cellphones and laptops during check-in and return them for a few hours each Friday. We want our young athletes to be focused and independent, not dependent on technology.

Don’t worry though—your children will have a scheduled time to call home once a week.

Campers may bring iPods and handheld gaming devices on the condition that they use them during designated hours only. If a camper is using an electronic item during non-designated hours, if found to be abusing the privilege, or if the device becomes a distraction, the device will be confiscated and secured. The device will be returned to the camper upon departure.

Will my child need spending money at camp? +

For your camper’s safety, we do not recommend that you send your son to camp with a wallet full of money. But, we do have Step It Up Bucks. Step It Up Bucks can be used in our Canteen to purchase drinks and snacks for his room, or even deodorant, soap and shampoo if he runs out. We also have a Camp Store which is stocked with Step It Up merchandise including: jerseys, t-shirts, shorts, sweatpants, basketballs, tank tops, slides, bags and more. Campers can also use this money on field trips.  We recommend $50-$100 per week. Optional!

Where do campers generally come from? +

For summer 2017, we are expecting campers from 10 countries and 20 states.

States: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington.

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

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