Session 2 & 3 Info








Any and all boys ages 9-18 years (elementary-high school) – admittance limited based on availability.



Camp tuition is due in full at the time of registration. A 3% processing fee will be added at checkout.


For a cancellation that occurs more than two weeks before the start of your camp session, you may receive a partial refund. $100 of your camp tuition (plus the online processing fee of 3%, added at checkout) is non-refundable regardless of the date of cancellation with no exceptions. If you cancel prior to the two-week cut-off, you may choose to receive a refund for all except for the non-refundable portion of your tuition or you may choose to apply your entire tuition toward the immediate next summer's Duke Men’s Basketball Camp (non-transferrable). Use of the camp credit is still subject to availability at the time of registration for the following summer's camp. If there is an increase in camp tuition, the registrant must pay the difference between the current tuition and the tuition at the time of the original registration/cancellation. A camper may not choose the camp credit option and then later elect for a partial refund.

There is no refund for cancellations within two weeks of the camp session’s start date.


Day campers participate in the same activities as boarding campers except for breakfast in the on-campus cafeteria and overnight in the dorms. Day campers are expected to have breakfast prior to their arrival at Cameron Indoor Stadium each day between 8:00 and 8:15am and to be picked up either after their evening game or after the evening program which ends at approximately 8:30pm. Day campers must check-in each morning and check-out with an adult each evening at the Managers’ Stand in Cameron Indoor Stadium. If the camper does not check in or out, the camp will place phone calls to the camper's home and emergency phone numbers until the camper is located. Day campers are not permitted in the dorms.


Please label all belongings.

     •  Basketball shoes
     •  At least five pairs of basketball shorts
     •  At least five pairs of athletic socks
     •  At least five t-shirts
     •  Pajamas (optional)
     •  Toiletries and shower shoes (campers share hall bathrooms in the dorms)

Each camper is responsible for bringing his own linens and towels, we recommend:

     •  Sheets (twin, extra-long)
     •  Pillow and pillow case
     •  Blanket
     •  Bath and face towels

Campers are permitted to bring cell phones, iPads, etc. to camp but we strongly recommend that these items be left locked in the camper's dorm room or be stored in the camp bank. The camp is not responsible for lost items. If your camper chooses to carry a bag around to gyms, please make sure the bag is clearly identifiable and labeled with his name.

For campers who need to carry medication with them throughout the camp day, we recommend a string backpack labeled clearly with the camper’s name.


Check-in takes place from 10:30am until 1:30pm in Cameron Indoor Stadium on the first days of Session 2 & 3 of camp. If you arrive after 1:30pm, please come to the Camp Office to check in.

Do I need to bring a health form with me?

The only medical information we require is the answers to the medical questions and the health insurance information collected on our online registration form. There is also a liability release and permission to treat to which you would have had to agree as a part of the online registration process. No additional health/physical form is required.

What do I do if my child has an allergy, medication to take, or other medical condition that I would like to discuss with your camp's medical personnel?

Our camp training staff, headed up by our head Duke Men's Basketball team trainer, Jose Fonseca, will have a table set up during check-in. They are there to discuss any of your camper's medical concerns including allergies and the administration of medication. They  will also collect medications to be administered at that time.

What size sheets do I need to bring?

Extra-long twin sheets (the standard in college dormitories) will work best. Some campers prefer to bring sleeping bags and sleep inside them on top of the bed. Don't forget your camper's pillow and towels, either.

Can I help my camper move into his or her dorm? What is the best place to park for unloading?

Yes, parents and family are welcome to help their campers get set up in the dorms on check-in day and to help them get moved out on the last day of camp. There will be camp signage personnel directing you to parking.

How does the camp bank work?

We will collect money for your camper's camp bank at our registration tables. Your camper can then access his bank envelope during games and free time when the concession stand is open. In order to get his envelope, he will need to tell our camp bankers his name and birthdate. The banker will then hand the camper the envelope. The camper will use whatever amount he needs, put their change in the envelope and return the envelope to the bank. The camp bank does not keep track of how much is spent, we only ensure that the money is kept safe and then is available to the campers when the concession stand is open.

How does supervision work in the dormitories?

There is at least one camp coach staying on each floor of the camp dormitories. These coaches will ensure that all occupants of each room are present in their dorm rooms just prior to lights-out. The coaches will be staying in a room on the hall overnight. Each room may be locked from the inside and only the campers have keys to their room (we have  access to spare and master keys in case of emergency or lost keys but our coaching staff does not). The campers lock their rooms at night. The exterior doors of the dormitories are also locked with key-card access. Our coaches and staff are the only ones with key cards to the dorms. Our campus is also always monitored by campus police just as it is for our students during the school year.

Will someone wake my camper up in the mornings?

Yes, the dorm coaches will knock on each door in the mornings to be sure that the campers are awake for breakfast.

Can I take my camper off-campus for a meal?

Yes. You are welcome to take your camper off-campus, but you must sign him out at the Managers' Stand in Cameron Indoor Stadium so that we can verify that he is leaving with a parent or other authorized adult and so that we can make note for any camp attendance check that he may miss.

Can I join my camper in the cafeteria or the dorms?

No, we cannot allow parents or family members in the cafeteria or in the dorms after move-in. Only our campers and our coaches and camp personnel are allowed in the cafeteria and dorms with our campers. Parents and family members will be allowed back in the dorms to assist their campers during check-out.

Will my camper be able to go back to his dorm room during the day?

Campers are able to go back to their dormitories once during the day, during lunch. After that, the next time they will be back in their dorms is at night after the evening program.

Can my camper bring his cell phone or iPod around camp during the day?

We do not have restrictions against cell phones and iPods at camp. However, we strongly recommend that these devices be left locked in the dorm rooms during the day. Cell phones and iPods are not permitted to be used during camp lectures, stations or games so the time that the device could be used is limited. Additionally, we have had many instances of such devices' being misplaced during camp days.

Which Duke players will be around camp during my session?

We almost always have former and current Duke Basketball players around our camp. However, due to the busy nature of most of their schedules, we are not able to announce which players will be around during which weeks. In many cases, we do not know that our former players will be in town until a couple days in advance and we would not want to announce their presence, have their schedules change and disappoint campers. It is commonplace for our current players who are on campus in summer school to serve as guest coaches and referees for camp games. So you can certainly expect to see some familiar Duke Basketball faces.

What is the best way for my camper to keep track of his key?

Over the many years that we have run our camp, we have found that the best way to keep track of a camp key is to untie the camper's shoelace, unlace it from one of the shoelace holes, thread the key onto the lace, and re-lace and tie the shoe. A lot of campers use lanyards but we have found that a key on a lanyard is just as easily lost as a key on its own.

What happens if my camper loses his key?

If a camper loses his key, he should report it to the Managers' Stand or the Camp Office right away. We can get a spare key to him within a couple of hours. The charge for a lost key is $100. We will contact parents or families to collect this $100 after the camp session is over. The fee goes directly to the replacement of the door lock and keys; our camp does not profit in any way from funds collected for lost keys. If the key is found before the end of the camp session, you will not be charged.

How will I know where and when to pick up my camper on the last day of camp?

There is no set location to pick up your camper on the last day. What we typically recommend is that you consult the game schedule and find out where your camper's last game is played and meet up with your camper there. However, you and your camper are welcome to make other arrangements to meet up and check out on the last day of your session.


All campers must be checked out and picked up by 2:00pm on the last day of camp. On the last day of each session of camp, check-out will take place for boarding campers near their dorms and for day campers in the Managers' Stand in Cameron Indoor Stadium. Parents should arrange a meeting place with their campers prior to check-out - often the best meeting place is the location of the camper's final camp game as that final game is your camper's last activity for the camp session. Boarding campers will be required to have their rooms inspected and to turn in their room keys prior to departure.


Our primary goal in forming camp teams is to ensure balanced competition. Teams are assigned based on date of birth and height and are adjusted by our coaching staff during evaluation games on the first day. We do not honor team assignment requests.


Only campers and Duke Basketball Camp staff are permitted in the cafeteria and dormitories. The exterior doors are locked and accessible only through key-card access by our camp staff. Individual rooms are secured with a traditional lock and key and the campers have these keys. They are able to lock the rooms from the inside at night. In the dorms, there is at least one camp coach on every hall and a medical trainer in each dorm. The campus is monitored by Duke Campus Police just as it is during the school year.


When you have successfully completed the online application and your credit card payment has been accepted, you will receive a confirmation email to the address associated with your online account. This email confirms your camper's admittance into camp. There is nothing sent by standard mail. If you believe that your registration went through successfully but you have not received your confirmation email, please check your junk email folder. If you still cannot find your confirmation, please email us at

You will receive an additional email closer to camp time with some additional information and reminders.


Unfortunately, we are limited by NCAA regulations and are unable to provide financial assistance to our camp.


The Camp is financially responsible to Duke University the day after each session ends for the replacement of locks for any missing keys. If you or your camper do not turn in your key by check-out, you will be notified of a $125 balance on your camp account that can be covered by credit card online with an associated $5 processing fee. The Camp does not profit from the collection of these fees.


We have certified athletic trainers available around the clock during camp sessions including in each of the gymnasiums in which camp activities are taking place and overnight in the dorms. Our athletic trainers will be available during check-in to answer any questions you may have about your camper's medical care.


For security reasons, visitors are not allowed in the dormitories except for during check-in and check-out. Additionally, visitors are not allowed in the dining hall. Family and visitors are welcome to observe daily camp activities and are invited to sit upstairs in Cameron Indoor Stadium during any of the camp lectures, stations, or games.


Friends and family are welcome to send mail to campers, which will be handed out during camp. The camp address is: 

Camper's Name
c/o Duke Basketball Camp
Box 90556
Durham, NC 27708-0560


Coach K and Duke Basketball Camp have a zero tolerance policy on bullying. All campers are expected to conform to this and all standards of behavior established by the camp director. Disruptive behavior could result in dismissal.




10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  Check-In and Move-In
2 p.m.  Introduction/Assembly in Cameron
3-5:15 p.m. 
Evaluation Gagmes
5:15 p.m.  Dinner
6:30 p.m.  Meet in Cameron – Station Lines, Dismiss to Stations
8:15 p.m.  Evening Program/Lecture
8:45 p.m.  Dismiss to Dorms/Floor Meetings
10 p.m.  Lights Out!


7 a.m.  Wake up
7:15 a.m. 
Breakfast (start-time based on dorm)
8:30 a.m.
  Meet in Cameron – Attendance
Dismiss to Skill Stations
10:05 a.m. 
Meet in Cameron
Dismiss to Morning Games/Lunch
*Attendance taken at each game
*Video presentation in Scharf Hall from 11-12:30 p.m.
*Go to LUNCH from your game or video presentation (11-12:15 p.m.)
1:30 p.m.
  Meet in Cameron – Attendance
Dismiss to Stations
4 p.m. 
Meet in Cameron
Dismiss to Free Time – Individual Work, Challenge Games
5 p.m.  Dinner (start time based on dorm)
6:20 p.m.  Meet in Cameron
Dismiss to Evening Games
*Attendance taken at each game, first set of Games
8:30 p.m. 
Meet in Cameron – Attendance, Evening Program/Lecture
9 p.m.  Dismiss to Dorms
10:00 p.m.  Room Check/Lights Out!


7 a.m.  Wake up
7:15 a.m. 
Breakfast (start-time based on dorm)
8:30 a.m.
  Meet in Cameron – Attendance
Dismiss to Skill Stations
9:30 a.m. 
Meet in Cameron for Closing Remarks
Dismiss to Final Games

*When not playing, boarding campers may return to dorms, clean room, and finish packing.
*Check-out prior to 10 a.m. will be at Camp Office in Cameron.
*Regular check-out will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. near the dorms.
*Campers must be out of their rooms by 2 p.m.



Duke Basketball campers stay in Duke University student dorms. The dorms we use DO have wi-fi available and ARE air-conditioned but are not outfitted with refrigerators or microwaves.

Boarding campers are only permitted to return to their dorm rooms during lunch time and at the end of the camp day. Day campers are not permitted in the dormitories.


Our dorms use standard metal keys (not card keys). Campers are advised to tie their keys onto their shoelaces – over the 30+ years of our camp this has proven to be the best way to keep track of a key. 

If a camper loses his key or does not return the key at check-out, a $125 balance will be added to his online account. This covers the cost of replacing the entire lock, not just the key which is university protocol. Our camp does not profit from the collection of lost-key fees.


The rooms available for our camp's use are single- and double-occupancy. We do not have triple-occupancy rooms available so, unfortunately, will not be able to meet requests for triple rooms. A camper may request a single room if that is his preference. 

Roommate requests can be made on the online registration form (please try to ensure spelling accuracy so we can easily locate the roommate on our roster).

If two campers request one another and are both successfully registered for the same session of camp at the time roommate assignments are made, the request will be met. If you have made the roommate request via the online registration form, there is no need to also submit it via email. Our goal is to meet every roommate request but requests are not guaranteed.

If no roommate request is made, your camper will be assigned either a single room or a double room with another camper in his age group – regardless, he will be placed on a hall with other campers his age and, most often, with other campers on his camp team. We assign rooms based on age (by birthday), placing our youngest campers in the dorms closest to Cameron Indoor.


Because our camp rooms are singles and doubles, we do not have other options to accommodate larger groups. If you include a “Group Name” in the “Group” field on your registration form, we will make every attempt to place those in the same “group” near one another in the dorms. Listing names of other campers in this “Group Name” field will also act as an indicator to us as we make assignments. However, it is not guaranteed that group rooming requests will be met.


For boarding campers, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in the on-campus cafeteria, the Brodhead Center. There are a wide variety of healthy food options offered at each meal. This facility is peanut free (with exception of individually packaged peanut butter).

In Sessions 2 & 3, day campers are served lunch and dinner while boarding campers are served breakfast, lunch and dinner daily with the opportunity to purchase pizzas each night. The first meal served at in Camp Sessions 2 & 3 is dinner on check-in day and the last meal is breakfast on check-out day. Snacks and beverages may be purchased from the concession stand located in Cameron Indoor Stadium. Campers are welcome to have non-perishable snacks and drinks in their dorm rooms but the rooms are not equipped with refrigerators. 

The Brodhead Center cafeteria is staffed by the same company that serves Duke Students throughout the school year so they are very much accustomed to accommodating various dietary restrictions/food allergies.

Should your camper have any dietary restrictions and/or food allergies that you feel should be brought to our attention, let us know in advance on the online registration form.

The form has fields for the type of restriction / allergy and the procedure our camp staff should follow in case a reaction occurs at camp. We also ask that those campers and their families visit with our camp medical training staff at check-in so that they can discuss, in detail, the condition and any specific concerns. If the camper has an epi-pen for emergency use, we ask that you bring one for us to have in the camp training room in Cameron Indoor Stadium and we also ask that the camper bring along a string backpack clearly labeled with his name so that he can carry the epi-pen with him as he goes from place-to-place on campus. 

Please feel free to contact Kenny King @ if you have additional questions or concerns regarding the cafeteria.