Camp Highlights from past years,
    21st Annual PA / MD Camp  call Mike Gaffey at 717-903-0732

Basketball Camp
Our goal: To provide intense and intelligent instruction to our campers while making sure they have the best week of their summer!
2022 dates, July 24th to July 28th
  at Alvernia College,   400 St. Bernardine St,   Reading, PA   19607

SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON:                                                                           Driving directions: click HERE

 Shooting and Individual Skill Improvement

Boys ages  9-18 are eligible.  In the past, our events have been attended by players from not only Pennsylvania and Maryland, but also from Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, North Carolina, Canada, the District of Columbia, New York, New Jersey, Vermont, Michigan, Florida and Ohio.

***Special Emphasis On*** 
 -Individual Improvement and Growth

AIR-CONDITONED: the Gym and the Dorm Suites

Last year the campers lived in 2 and 3 bedroom campus apartments with a full kitchen and living room which included a refrigerator!! Our facilities are by far and away the best in the nation!

All campers will be supervised 24/7 by our camp staff in the gym, cafeteria and dorm suites!!
Campers will be grouped according to age for all games, fundamental stations and competitions!


-Receive  Fundamental Instruction as well as play 3 games per day!

-Have the opportunity for private instruction after each meal.

- At least 4 coaches are stationed on each floor of the dorms

- At least 2 room checks each night performed by the coaches on each floor at 10:00 and 11:00pm

- The room list (attendance sheets) are turned into Coach Gaffey each night before any coaches can go to bed.

-Receive a reversible numbered jersey.

-Have all you can eat meals in the air conditioned cafeteria

-Receive  over 15 hours of Fundamental Instruction from High School and College Coaches.

-Live in air conditioned dormitory two room suites, eat in air conditioned (all you can eat and drink) cafeteria and play in an air conditioned gym!

-Be provided the opportunity to improve by playing against  top notch competition.

-Participate in our camp "one on one" contest

-Play in "March Madness" style tourney at the end of the week!

-Participate in our camp "free throw and "hot shot" contests

-Participate in our camp "3 on 3" League

-Receive a two page Individual Instruction packet to take home and use to workout

-Have the opportunity to work with "Hall of Fame" coach Emery Cook 3 hours a day!

-Participate in “Hot Shot Contest”

-Participate in “1 minute “speed” Shooting Contest”

-Have the opportunity to be nominated for Defensive and Hustle Awards

-Provide Unprecedented Living Quarters with a Private Bathroom

-Feature College Coaches teaching at some of the stations!

The One-on-One Challenge Board is always very popular with both the NBA (high school) and the NCAA (junior high).  Each player has his name on a card on the board and challenges those above him in an attempt to reach the top.  As players win and lose they change positions on the rungs on the board.  This competition is on-going throughout the week.

Camp Directors:

Mike Gaffey: Head  Basketball Coach at Bishop McDevitt High School

Scott Gaffey Asst. Director: Ephrata High School

Charlie Fisher Asst. Director: Manheim Central




Danny Walck :Hempfield High School

Joe Stasyszyn: USA Basketball

Pete Conrad : Head Basketball Coach at Palmyra High School

Tim Bean : Palmyra Varsity Asst. and former PSU Harrisburg Asst.

Earl Hazel: Hempfield Youth Basketball

Billy Clapper: IMG Academy in Florida

Justin Edwards: Hershey Junior Varsity Coach

Wes Soto : Varsity Asst. at ELCO High School

Pat McGlynn: Director of Yorkballers AAU program

Emery Cook :  Hall of Fame Former Head Coach at Susquehanna Twp.

John Achille :  Former  Coach Lampeter Strasburg High School

Chris Hughes: Varsity Asst. at Middletown HS

Mike Williams : BCIT Tech, New Jersey

Mark Linebaugh:  Asst. Men's Basketball Coach Dickinson

John Marczak : Former Illinois State Asst. Coach

David Archer : Susquehanna Twp. H.S.

Mike Miller : Alvernia University

Chris Franklin: Harlem Globetrotters

Scott Duncan:  Former Penn State Harrisburg Asst. Coach

Rahsaan Carlton: Penn State Harrisburg Athletic Director

Jason O'Connell: Head Men's Basketball Coach Carin University

Jon Showers: Asst. Desales University
       Warren Goodling: Former Hempfield Head Coach
       Scott Gaffey: Ephrata High School (Camp Alum)

JD Achille: Varsity Asst. at Lower Dauphin HS(Camp Alum)

Ian Frazier: Varsity Asst. Palmyra HS (Camp Alum)

Brad Rideout: Castleton University

Jeremy Snyder: Asst. Varsity Coach at Westminster HS

Kenny Stone: Head Coach at Stevens Tech
        Joe Forlizzi: Varsity Asst. Bishop McDevitt H.S.

Damon Blair-Jones: Head J.V. Coach Bishop McDevitt H.S.
        Joel Falcone: Head Girls Coach Bishop McDevitt H.S

Chris George: Head Coach Northern Lebanon.


Coach Mike Gaffey, is currently the Head Boy's Basketball Coach at Bishop McDevitt High School. His record in his first 7 and a half years years at McDevitt was 138-59 which has included the first District Title in 29 years and the school's first ever state Semi-Final appearance in the 2015-16 season! This year at Bishop McDevitt ...Gaffey recorded his 400th win at the High School and college levels last year vs. Steel High! Before coming to McDevitt Gaffey was an Asst. at Harrisburg Christian and the Head Coach at PSU Harrisburg. In 2011-12 the PSU Harrisburg team made it to a second straight NEAC Conference title game (setting a school record for wins in a season) and was awarded the NCAA trophy for being the number one ranked team in the country for steals while also finishing 2nd in the country in turnover margin and 4th in the country in assists per game! Gaffey was also named NEAC Conference "Coach of the Year" for the programs quick turn around in the 2010-2011 (last place to first in 3 years) season and  has also mentored 5 NEAC All-Conference selections in Kenton Alston, David Reisinger, Nick Liddell Steve Jones and Lancaster Lebanon League grad Jordan Gatchall in his five seasons at the division 3 school. PSU Harrisburg also led the league in scoring at 80 plus per game in 2010-11 and 2011-12. In addition, he was named the Lancaster-Lebanon League 2006-07 "Coach of the Year" while coaching at Annville-Cleona.  His 1996 Palmyra team won the last school  Boys District Championship in 63 years! In addition, Gaffey has worked the Individual Instruction station for coach Jim Boeheim at the Syracuse University Basketball Camp from 1991-2011 as well as working the Individual Improvement station at Tom Izzo's Michigan State Camp in the summer of 2015.



Coach Charlie Fisher: He is currently the Head Coach at Manheim Central High School...Before Manheim Central he was the Head Coach at Ephrata H.S. He has made 2 district playoff appearances and one League playoff appearance during his time in the Lancaster Lebanon League as a Head Coach as well as "Coach of the Year" honors. He has been an administrator at camp for 7 years now and runs the 3 on 3 concept station. He also oversees the contestants for "Basketball Shuffleboard" which is a popular camp contest! He is a graduate of Reading High School and Lebanon Valley College. His 2021-22 Manheim Central team has reached as high as 6th in the AAAAA District 3 power Rankings in January of 2022.



CCoach Scott Gaffey: He is currently the Head Basketball Coach at Ephrata HS. His 2021-22 Ephrata team has tripled their win total from the previous season and won more games than the past 2 years combined! Their recent surge has included a league win and a win over league rival Cocalico for the first time in 4 years! This past season Ephrata has reached as high as 13th in the AAAAA District 3 playoff rankings in January of 2022. Before coming to Ephrata, he was the youngest 6A Head Coach in the State of Pennsylvania at Mifflin County H.S. Before becoming a Head Coach, he helped on a Manheim Central staff that won their first State Playoff game in school history. Previous to that he was a Varsity Asst. at Bishop Mcdevitt H.S. and helped guide the team to the PIAA "Elite 8". In High School at Harrisburg Christian he made 62 three point shots in one season and helped guide the team to their first ever State Playoff appearance in school history! He attended college at st. Bonaventure University and worked Basketball Camp for Mark Schmidt in 2015. He currently directs the PAHOOPS AAU program in Ephrata. At camp he runs the 2 Ball Handling station.


Dear Player:


Our week of camp is unique for aspiring young players because we have you train and compete at a high level of competition. We have numerous AAU players that will come to us at the end of their summer schedule to stay sharp and learn the game for the next level. The player development with an emphasis on citizenship and sportsmanship have helped the camp sell out the past two years!


Some of our more popular alumni include: The two top players in the Central PA Area!! (Ryan Hughes of Middletown and Connor Hostetter of Manheim Central)... Seattle Seahawks Lineman....Jordan Hill who attended camp for 5 years from 7th grade through 12th grade and Tristan Crawford (2,000 point scorer) from AAA Steel-High. In addition, Ryan Hill (attended from 5th grade through 12th grade) who signed with Division 1 Bucknell University was the MVP in 2008.  The camp had players attend from the following programs: Hempfield, Central Dauphin, Central Dauphin East, Steel High, Susquehanna Twp, Lampeter Strasburg, Cedar Crest, Lebanon, ELCO, Lebanon Catholic, Bishop McDevitt, Susquenita, Upper Dauphin, Dallastown, York Catholic, York Suburban, Holy Ghost Prep, Harrisburg High, Hazleton,Wyoming Valley West, Berks Catholic, Governor Mifflin, Wilson, Wyomissing, Allentown Central Catholic, Parkland, Easton, Simon Gratz, Philadelphia GAMP, Oxford, Hatboro Horsham, St. Mary's, Palmyra, Hershey, Harrisburg Christian and West York!


That gives you an idea of the competition level at our camp. In addition, we will provide you with the "workout routine" that you need to perfect your game for next year's season! The PA vs. Maryland Camp provides extra help after every meal in addition to the intense and intelligent instruction that is received during the course of a normal camp day.


Yours in Hoops,


Mike Gaffey

Camp Director

717-903-0732 cell


Here are some of the Instruction items included:


Playing "Big"

Using Body


Establishing Post Position


Outlet Passing

Offensive Rebounding

Low Post Moves

High Post Moves


Passing and Post entry Passes

Screening/Using Screens

Post Defense (Front, side and anticipating left shoulder spin)

Perimeter Defense

Shot Blocking

Talking/Defending Screens (Including the 4 types of ball screen defense0

Help and Recover vs. Penetration

"Beef" Shooting Instruction

Slip Screening

Backcourt moves for guards to get around your defender

Dribble Drive motion offensive concepts

How to defend inbound under the basket

Game speed shooting off the catch, off the bounce, off the curl, off the fade

step back jumpers

daily dozen lay ups

intro to the euro step move

basketball weight training daily

speed and agility training daily






$410.00 by May 1st

$415.00 by June 25th

$440.00 between June 26th and July 24th

Commuter Rates:


-$295.00 if received by May 1st

-$310.00 if received by June 25th

-$315.00 if received between June 26th and July 24th



Four or more players from the same school who send in their registrations together will receive a $10.00 discount off of the camp fee. Six or more players from the same school or team receive a $15.00 discount off the camp fee.

A $ 115.00 non-refundable deposit must accompany your application and the balance of your camp fee is to be paid on or before the first day of camp. If you need to cancel, you must do so in writing 14 days prior to the start of camp. You will have the choice of a refund (minus the deposit) or a full credit good for the next year. However, no refunds or credits will be issued if you cancel after 14 days prior to camp.




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 call Mike Gaffey at 717-903-0732

Registration is from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Physical Education Center on Sunday, July 24, 2020. The camp will start promptly at 7:00 pm with an orientation meeting. Please call ahead and let us know if you will be arriving after 7pm on July 24th. Camp will dismiss at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, July 28 2022.


*****Call ahead for transportation from the Reading Airport and the Reading Bus Station to the campus*****