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Women’s Basketball Camps: Everything You Need to Know

Attending a basketball camp is a great way for high school basketball players to learn from experienced coaches and develop the skills needed to compete at the next level. Depending on where you’re at in the recruiting process, some girls basketball camps can help you gain exposure to college coaches and potentially earn a scholarship offer! Use the list of girls basketball camps below to find girls basketball camps near you. Get answers to top questions about women’s basketball camps or search all women’s basketball recruiting events here.

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7 results
IMG Academy
Calendar icon Jan 1, 2023 Dec 31, 2023
Bradenton, FL
Ages / Grade Level: 10yr – 18yr
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Calendar icon Oct 4, 2023 Oct 4, 2023
Denver, CO
Ages / Grade Level: 14yr – 18yr
Division: NCAA D2
$750 – $1400
Colorado Mesa University
Calendar icon Oct 8, 2023 Oct 8, 2023
Grand Junction, CO
Ages / Grade Level: 2nd – 8th
Division: NCAA D2
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Calendar icon Oct 11, 2023 Oct 11, 2023
Denver, CO
Ages / Grade Level: 14yr – 18yr
Division: NCAA D2
$750 – $1400
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Calendar icon Oct 15, 2023 Oct 15, 2023
Kutztown, PA
Division: NCAA D2

Did you know that college coaches can send you camp invites directly through NCSA? Create an NCSA Recruiting Profile.  

Top questions about women’s basketball camps 

What are the different types of women’s basketball camps? 

There are four types of women’s basketball camps that can help you sharpen your skills on the court and get recruited by college coaches. Women’s college basketball coaches and third-party organizations hold basketball camps for beginner to elite level athletes.

The types of basketball camps

Skills camps:  

Specialty camps / clinics: 

Elite basketball camps: 

Basketball exposure camps: 

How do basketball camps work? 

Girls basketball camps typically span between one and five days. These multi-day long affairs are broken up into a variety of skill sessions like dribbling, shooting, passing, ball handling or defense. Attendees showcase the skills they learn during competitive 1-on-1 or 5-on-5 games.  

If the camp is advertised as an overnight camp, there will be morning and evening basketball sessions for players to participate in. Campers are provided with meals and typically stay overnight in a college dorm or facility.  

Can basketball camps help you get recruited?  

Basketball skills training camps aren’t going to get you a scholarship. They will help you develop the skills and basketball IQ you need to impress college coaches! To get offers, coaches need to see you play in person. Skills and exposure-style camps, showcases or tournaments will increase your chances of getting recruited.  

How do you choose the right girls basketball camp? 

All high school girls’ basketball players can benefit from attending camps, if it matches their skill level. You want to avoid camps that are too easy or too advanced for you. If you’re an NCAA basketball recruit, make sure you’re attending camps that match your playing ability and recruiting objectives. Those just starting out, or looking to make the varsity team next season, should focus on camps that are going to give them a good player to coach ratio and repetitions.  

The right basketball camp should match your playing ability and recruiting goals

When should you start going to basketball camps for college exposure? 

Be ready to attend exposure-style basketball camps your sophomore year. This is about the time NCAA D1 and top D2 programs (realistically) start recruiting players. This doesn’t mean you can forget about the basics. Keep working on your basketball skills as you attend these camps. The goal is to get college coach exposure, not get exposed!  

Why should you attend a college basketball elite camp? 

Getting an invite to a college basketball elite camp can be a great way to impress the staff with your basketball skills and show you’re interested in their program. Current college players work at these camps which can give you a look into the team’s culture and their personalities.

Keep in mind, coaches want to make a profit from camps. Coaches will send out mass emails and camp invites to their entire list of recruits for these events. It’s up to you to determine where you rank on their list before you go. 

4 reasons to attend an elite basketball camp

Reasons to attend an elite basketball camp:

  1. Get evaluated
  2. Build relationships
  3. Interact with the team / players
  4. See the campus and facilities

Basketball training camps

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IMG Academy girls basketball camps are available year-round for ages 12-18 and ages 10-18 for summer camps, with programs for everyone from the novice athlete to the aspiring pro. IMG Academy is the largest and most innovative leader in athletic and performance development. From D1 commits to hosting the 2020 WNBA season, IMG’s basketball program sees a caliber of training and competition unlike anywhere else.

What are the best women’s basketball camps?

The basketball camps that set themselves apart from the rest will offer a low coach to player ratio, a high level of competition and experienced coaches. In addition to IMG Academy, here are some other great basketball camps for high school girls to attend:

Be on the lookout for basketball camps that are put on by WNBA players or former standout college players like Elena Delle Donne, Breanna Stewart or Jackie Stiles. Learning from some of the top basketball minds in the nation can greatly impact your game and confidence level. 

How much are women’s basketball camps? 

Camp fees range from $100 to $1,000+ for a few days of basketball training. Be strategic with the camps you choose to attend. To be worth the cost, camps should challenge your skills and boost your recruiting exposure. 

What are some of the factors that affect the cost of a basketball camp? 

What are the benefits of going to an overnight basketball camp? 

Day camps are more convenient for local attendees (and less expensive). Overnight camps are beneficial for an athlete’s overall development. Below are 3 reasons to attend overnight basketball camps:  

  1. Learn how to be independent and self-reliant. 
  1. Prepare yourself for the college lifestyle. 
  1. Longer training sessions, giving you more opportunities to learn and receive feedback from experienced coaches. 

What is a basketball clinic? 

A basketball clinic is a shorter, more affordable camp. Basketball clinics, like basketball shooting clinics, are tailored towards a specific group of players or skills. If your budget is tight, clinics can be a great option! Some local schools and professional sports teams offer FREE basketball clinics. Find basketball clinics near you using our event finder above.

Are there other ways to improve your basketball skills? 

We know attending multiple basketball camps can get expensive. Showcase and tournament fees add up. There are other ways to develop your skills and take your game to a higher level.  

Here are 2 popular basketball camp alternatives:  


Get noticed by college coaches by attending a basketball camp. They are also great for developing needed skills. Create an NCSA Recruiting profile to receive and respond to women’s college camp invites.

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Learn more about the different types of women’s basketball events:  

Women’s basketball showcases
Women’s basketball tournaments