Meet Our Director
Welcome to NAISMITH BASKETBALL CAMP! Where memories are made, skills are developed and lasting friendships are formed.
After 35 dedicated years, Roy and Marti Dahl have passed the Naismith torch/basketball to Fred Bosco. As a longtime Naismith parent and coach with over 20 years experience as an elementary and secondary school educator focusing on physical education, leadership and coaching, Fred is well suited to become Camp Director. He is excited and proud to bring his passion for the game to his new role.
The Dahl family has created an amazing camp and Fred is grateful for the opportunity to carry on their wonderful traditions to ensure that staff and campers continue to refer to the camp they know and love as...
“THE BEST WEEK OF THE SUMMER!!!!”
About Our Program
Meet Our Coaches / Counsellors
Initially, campers are placed on teams based on their age. On the first day, they take part in a jamboree where coaches then place campers on teams according to age and ability. A typical day is as follows:
8:00 am - Breakfast
8:50 am - Warm-Ups
9:00 am - Teaching Station - Shooting
9:45 am - Team Practice
10:30 am - Fitness Station
11:15 am - Teaching Station - Ball Handling
12:15 pm - LUNCH
1:15 pm - 3 on 3 Game
2:15 pm - League Game
3:15 pm - NBA Two Ball
4:15 pm - Regatta
5:15 pm - DINNER
6:30 pm - League Game
7:30 pm - Free Time
8:30 pm - Evening Program
10:00 pm - Evening Snack
10:30 pm - LIGHTS OUT!
The Campers are divided into groups by age. Our youngest campers are in the CNBA, followed by the NBA, NCAA, and the oldest campers are in the CIS division. The teaching sessions are tailored to the age and ability level to ensure that camera are challenged to improve their fundamental basketball skills. During their time at Naismith, campers are coached and supervised by outstanding coaches and counsellors, who choose to come back to Naismith year after year and share their expertise with our campers.
About Our Coaches
The Naismith coaching staff have been selected from Ontario's leading school and club coaches, to facilitate our main goal of providing the best individual basketball skills instruction possible. Not only are they outstanding coaches, they are excellent teachers and leaders, who instill qualities of discipline, co-operation, team play, motivation and sportsmanship.
Our teaching stations are organized and led by “master” coaches, who have had successful coaching and teaching experiences at various university and secondary school basketball programs. All of our coaches are certified through the National Coaching Certification program and those that are not teachers all have had police checks.
The Directors know each coach intimately and many return year after year – as they share a common passion – basketball and kids. Throw in a Muskoka waterfront setting and it is magic!
About the Counsellors
All cabins are supervised by a qualified counsellor, a graduate of Naismith, over the age of 18. Most are superb basketball players, and all have had leadership roles in their schools and community. The skills they have developed enable them to organize and lead and evening recreation program, “Colour Wars”, designed to create a fun atmosphere where it is easy for campers to get to know each other.
Our Counsellors sleep in the cabins and eat all meals with their campers, ensuring that they are safe, clean, rested and well fed. Counsellors also act as assistant coaches and demonstrate at the teaching stations.
About Our Facilities
Located in the heart of Muskoka, Camp New Moon, on the beautiful Lake of Bays, near Baysville, Ontario ranks second to none in summer camp facilities. Is it fully equipped with 9 outdoor courts, 28 camper cabins each equipped with washrooms and electricity, and separate male and female showers. There is also a rec hall with a stage to accommodate 300 people, a fully equipped medical and training centre, and a fabulous dining hall that overlooks the lake to serve our great food (vegetarian meals on request).
During free time, campers are encouraged to use the waterfront to swim, canoe, kayak or waterski. Qualified lifeguards are on duty and Camp New Moon provides certified waterski and wakeboard instructors.