Hoop Mountain Academy Camp

Dates: July 28th, 2017 - July 30th, 2017
Price: $410.00
Grades: 5th-12th (Fall '17)
Location: Illinois Wesleyan University (Bloomington, IL)
Contact/Director: Dan Gibbs - hoopmountain.dgibbs@gmail.com or (630)539-2100

Hoop Mountain Academy is a high level instructional camp that will focus on individual skill work to develop players games. There will be an emphasis on individual player skill development. This camp is for players looking for an all-in-one camp to take their basketball game to the next level through skills work, teaching stations, 5-on-5 games, 3-on-3 games, film sessions, lectures, individual skill training, and more. At this camp players will receive outstanding instruction from some of the top coaches in the Midwest. Campers will learn in small groups from our coaches so the can receive personalized feedback and detailed instructions.  

The Hoop Mountain Academy provides an environment where players can learn from some of the best teachers in the game. All coaches at the Academy are Hoop Mountain certified and range from college coaches to varsity high school coaches to current and former collegiate and professional players. Every staff member shares one thing; the desire to help our campers improve their basketball skills

The summer camp is for boys basketball players entering the 5th-12th grade (Fall 2017) for overnight and commuter campers. Players will be divided by age and skill level so campers will be playing against players of similar ability and size. All campers will receive a free Hoop Mountain jersey. The camp will conclude with an awards ceremony. Each camper will receive a book of drills so they can take home the Hoop Mountain experience with them and continue to work on their skills once camp is over.  




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Price & Discounts

►Price: $410

►Commuter Price: $50 discount 

►Attend two camps and save $35 (use coupon code MCD2)

►Attend all three camps with the Triple Threat Camp Pack

When signing up, the full amount can be paid or a $150 deposit.

Attending Multiple Camp Sessions

Our camps run back-to-back so campers can attend multiple camps without missing any of the action and no wasted time in between. When the first camp ends, the second camp will start shortly after like a normal camp day. 

►Campers can attend the Hoop Mountain Academy Camp, as well as the Shooting & Scoring Camp and/or one of the three Positional Camps (Point GuardPerimeter, or Big Man).

►Camp sessions are designed to go together so players can fully master their game. 

►Two hours in-between camps where stay over campers will be supervised and be provided lunch. 

Coaching Staff

Our coaching staff consist of top college and high school coaches as well as college and professional players. Our coaching staff is with us year after year to provide the same top level of coaching and instruction. Each of our camps have coaches that are specific to that certain camp. 

Our coaches are passionate about teaching the game of basketball and helping our campers improve their skills.

We offer a very low 7:1 players to coaches ratio that is one of the best in the country. All of our camps will have a certified athletic trainer present at all times. 



Campers will eat all meals at the Illinois Wesleyan dining hall. Meals are all-you-can-eat buffet style with a wide variety of options.


Overnight/Commuter Options

Overnight campers will stay in an air-conditioned Illinois Wesleyan dorm. Dorms are supervised by the Hoop Mountain staff and are only used by our camp. Each floor of the dorm has several members of our staff staying on it and each floor is broken down by campers age. You can make a roommate request on the registration form or we will put you with a player of a similar age. 

Commuter campers will not miss any of the basketball action. They will get the same great camp experience minus the dorm room and breakfast. Commuter option is $50 less.


Illinois Wesleyan University

We have been running camps at Illinois Wesleyan University since 2000. Located in Bloomington, Illinois right in the middle of the state. Conveniently located right off of highways 55, 74, and 39. The safe and secluded campus is located within two hours of Chicago and two and half hours of Indianapolis and St. Louis. 

All basketball activity will be held indoors at Illinois Wesleyan's Shirk Center. The Shirk Center is one of the best athletics facilities in the country with seven full-size basketball courts all indoors under one roof. Below are pictures of the field house, main gym, and practice gym that will be used.  


Sign Up Via Mail/Brochure

To sign up for the camp via mail, please use the camp brochure. To sign up online use the blue register button above. 

Noah Shooting System

For an additional $15 campers can add on 3 sessions with the Noah Shooting System. Noah is a shot tracking system used to help players shots, specificly the shot distance and arc. More information on Noah can be found here

Daily Schedule


"Hoop Mountain basketball camp provided me with so much good basketball knowledge that I have put to use outside the camp. Hoop Mountain was one of the best basketball experiences I have ever had in my life. As an incoming freshman, all of the drills, ideas, and tips I got about basketball have helped my transition into a high school player."

-Tim Cooney, St. Louis MO


"This was the best basketball camp I have ever attended. I already knew a lot about basketball, but this camp me learn new drills and fundamentals that I never new about."

-Ryan Sills, Swath Creek MI


"What separates Hoop Mountain from the rest is its coaching staff and its fundamental instructions. Each and every coach was knowledgeable and gave attention to every player to improve his game."                      

-Tommy Bahnick, Vernon Hills IL


"Hoop Mountain was a great camp with excellent coaches and competition."

-Brian Fabrizius, Arlington Heights IL


"I really enjoyed the overall experience. From the great coaching to the drills, there wasn't a part that I did not enjoy. It was my favorite basketball camp."

-Will Henry, Nashville TN