Illinois Basketball Camps
Featured Basketball Camps in Illinois
Discover Basketball Camps in Illinois
On this page you can find links to over 200 basketball camps in Illinois.
Many of the local and national camps also provide year-round basketball training.
That may sound like a lot, but don’t stress. Take a deep breath and I’ll walk you through the camps!
But, before we jump into the bball camps…
Finding basketball camps can be a challenge. Here’s three tips to help you through the search:
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2. Illinois Basketball Camps Map
There’s a really helpful map at the bottom of this page. Find basketball camps near you!
Remember to browse the entire camps list because not all are listed on the map. Locations tend to change!
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2016 Illinois Basketball Camps
The Prairie State (kinda boring nickname, just saying) has many, many summer camps for youth players.
There’s also a lot of year round-training.
Perfect if you want to continue your son or daughter’s basketball training after the summer (or before)!
Pro tip: Just browsing though the camps in Illinois, I saw a ton of camp discounts you can take advantage of.
Make sure to start your camp search at least 2 months in advance to take advantage of the early bird registration discounts.
Procrastination is your enemy when it comes to saving money on camps!
Also, consider signing up for multiple camps for a discount. Or bringing a sibling to camp to save even more cash!
Of course, you’ll have to check the specific camp you’re interested in to see if they offer those type of discounts 🙂
Chicago Bulls & Sky Camps
The Chicago Bulls Basketball Camp (also called the Bulls Academy) may be one of the top youth programs put on by an NBA team.
For starters they have 20+ summer camps throughout Chicago-land.
And every summer camp either has a current or former Bulls player show up to camp.
Sign up for the camp and players will get an exclusive United Center Experience. Plus, there’s a lot more Bulls “swag” given away at the camp.
If your camper also plays baseball, you can sign up for a joint camp that’s part basketball and part baseball. Perfect for dual sport athletes!
The Bulls Academy has a lot more than just summer camps.
You can also sign up for basketball leagues for boys and girls of all ages. And get private year-round basketball training from qualify basketball instructors.
Rent out their hardwood courts for special events. Or try out for one of their travel teams, if that’s something your son or daughter is interested in.
Unfortunately the WNBA team Chicago Sky doesn’t currently have any camps listed.
Still, check out their website for community programs like the 1,000 basketballs for the Chicago-land community. They also have basketball clinics throughout the year!
Girls - Learn from the best players on the planet!
Chicago Sky Basketball Camp
Check out programs the Chicago Sky puts on for the community. See if they have a basketball clinic currently available!Website
National & Celebrity Camps
A National Camp is a term I use to describe camps that are held in multiple states.
No specific National camp dominates Illinois. They all have a similar amount of camps throughout the state.
Hoop Mountain is also an interesting camp option.
Typically geared for players who want to play at the highest level and who have the academics to take them there, Hoop Mountain puts on specialty and showcase camps.
Specialty camps they have available include Point Guard Camp, Perimeter Camp, Big Man Camp, and the Noah Shooting System.
Here’s a great elite camp for ya.
PGC Basketball has one of the best basketball training programs in the country. Their camps are located mainly in greater Chicago.
PGC’s camps are for the more advanced player and they actually have a quiz you can take on their website to determine if their camp would be right for your son or daughter.
As far as Celebrity camps in Illinois, the Bulls Academy will be your best bet for consistently finding Bulls players.
Outside of that, Duke legend Christian Laettner has a basketball academy that focuses on the passing element of basketball.
Here’s something pretty cool that a see a handful of Pro players do.
Dwayne Wade gets back to his roots and travels from Miami to New Lenox to host a special summer camp. Definitely worth a look is your camper is a D-Wade fan!
|Nike Basketball||45+ States||Official Website||More Info|
|Advantage Camps||Worldwide||Official Website||More Info|
|Hoop Mountain||US and Kuwait||Official Website||More Info|
|Skyhawks Basketball||Several States||Official Website|
|Five Star||Worldwide||Official Website||More Info|
|Point Guard College||70+ Locations||Official Website||More Info|
|Otter Basketball Training||Several States||Official Website|
|Breakthrough Camps||40+ States||Official Website||More Info|
|Midwest Elite||Greater Midwest||Official Website||More Info|
|Dwyane Wade||Ft. Lauderdale||Official Website||More Info|
|Christian Laettner Basketball Academy||IL, MN, FL, WI, NY||Official Website|
Basketball Camps Local To Illinois
“When winter asks what you did last summer…what’s going to be your answer?”
That’s the motto of the Illinois Basketball Academy.
They have a handful of summer camps in Naperville and Oak Brook that specialize in Strictly Shooting and Strictly Ball Handling.
They also provide individual and small group sessions.
Consider trying out for their competitive elite basketball team if you’re really looking to take your game to the next level.
Based in Chicago, I wanted to mention RMG Hoops because they have a very flexible training schedule that I’m seeing more and more from basketball organizations.
In additional to traditional summer camps like their Back to School week long camp, RMG Hoops has you pay a flat fee for six 90 minute workouts that can redeemed throughout seven weeks.
That’s quite a mouthful of options, but if that’s something you’re interested in, check out their site for the details!
Don’t forget about local high school camps during your search.
A good example is Benet Academy Camps in Lisle.
Benet Academy has five different bball camps to choose from including a shooting camp, fundamental camp, and an accelerated skills camp.
|Illinois Basketball Academy||Naperville & Oak Brook||Official Website|
|George Shimko Basketball School||Bridgeview||Official Website|
|The Gym||Springfield||Official Website|
|RMG Hoops||Chicago||Official Website|
|Doug Bruno Girls Basketball||Naperville||Official Website|
|Benet Academy||Lisle||Official Website|
|Play Hard Hoops||Greater N Chicago||Official Website|
|M14Hoops||Aurora & Naperville||Official Website|
|John Ulrich Basketball||Palatine||Official Website|
|Illinois Elite Basketball Academy||Lake Zurich||Official Website|
Colleges & Universities With Basketball Camps
University of Illinois Fighting Illini have several camp options for both boys and girls.
Including a Parent/Child camp which is always popular.
It’s a great way to bond and learn new basketball drills with your son or daughter. You can also take the drills learned at camp and practice them at the home court!
The Illini also have a day camp, individual overnight camp, and a team camp for high school aged players.
Northwestern University is another popular college bball camp in Illinois.
Men’s basketball offers two different camp sessions. The camps seem like fairly traditional college camps.
Discount alert: You can sign up for two weeks of the Northwestern bball camp and save some cash with a discount!
I also like how Northwestern focuses as much on general life skills like sportsmanship that players can use off the court as they do basketball skills.
Great all-around education for campers!
Northwestern’s Women’s basketball has a pretty cool dual sport camp.
Players can play basketball half the day and soccer the other half. Great way to introduce her to both sports or increase her current skills.
We’ve been talking about all the big name colleges, but don’t discount the smaller schools.
Quincy University is a good example. Located in Quincy (duh), they offer a Father-Son camp, a day camp, a shooting clinic, a team camp, and an Elite camp.
Lots of options for a small school!
Also, if you’re an advanced player with college ambitions, remember that many of the smaller schools use their Elite camps to recruit for roster spots.
Hit up those elite camps if you’re trying to get recruited!
Popular College Camps
University of IllinoisChampaign Website
Illinois State UniversityNormal Website
Northwestern UniversityEvanston Website
|Bradley University||Peoria||Official Website|
|Chicago State University||Chicago||Official Website|
|DePaul University||Chicago||Official Website|
|Eastern Illinois University||Charleston||Official Website|
|Illinois State University||Normal||Official Website|
|University of Illinois||Champaign||Official Website|
|University of Illinois at Chicago||Chicago||Official Website|
|Loyola University of Illinois||Chicago||Official Website|
|Northern Illinois University||DeKalb||Official Website|
|Northwestern University||Evanston||Official Website|
|SIU Carbondale||Carbondale||Official Website|
|SIU Edwardsville||Edwardsville||Official Website|
|Western Illinois University||Macomb||Official Website|
|Augustana College||Rock Island||Official Website|
|Aurora University||Aurora||Official Website|
|Benedictine University||Lisle||Official Website|
|University of Chicago||Chicago||Official Website|
|Concordia University||River Forest||Official Website|
|Dominican University||River Forest||Official Website|
|Elmhurst College||Elmhurst||Official Website|
|Eureka College||Eureka||Official Website|
|Greenville College||Greenville||Official Website|
|Illinois College||Jacksonville||Official Website|
|Illinois Wesleyan University||Bloomington||Official Website|
|Knox College||Galesburg||Official Website|
|Lake Forest College||Lake Forest||Official Website|
|Millikin University||Decatur||Official Website|
|Monmouth College||Monmouth||Official Website|
|North Central College||Naperville||Official Website|
|North Park University||Chicago||Official Website|
|Principia College||Elsah||Official Website|
|Rockford College||Rockford||Official Website|
|Wheaton College||Wheaton||Official Website|
|Judson Universit||Elgin||Official Website|
|Olivet Nazarene University||Bourbonnais||Official Website|
|Lincoln Christian University||Lincoln||Official Website|
|University of St. Francis||Joliet||Official Website|
|Saint Xavier University||Chicago||Official Website|
|Trinity Christian College||Palos Heights||Official Website|
|Trinity International University||Deerfield||Official Website|