August 13 – 16, 2024

*Registration opens on March 19th.

South Kingstown Recreation Center
30 St. Dominic Rd., Wakefield, RI 


*This camp is SOLD OUT! 


August 13-16: Tuesday-Thursday 9am-3pm, Friday 9am-12 noon

Boys and Girls entering 2nd-8th grade. Players will be separated by age and ability.

For this camp you must register through the SK Recreation Department here.

Search "Higher Learning" on the SK Parks and Recreation site, and click on REC7513 - The Elite Summer Basketball Camp SU23 to register.

Our South Kingstown Basketball Camp is designed to cater to two groups of participants: Experienced Players and Junior Ballers.

For Experienced Players:

  • Skill Enhancement: Our camp provides a structured and fast-paced environment for experienced players, typically at the travel level and in rising grades 4-8, to enhance their basketball skills. Beyond the fundamental skills of ball handling, passing, and shooting, players will engage in competitive games of 1 on 1, 3 on 3, and 5 on 5.
  • Application of Concepts: During competitive games, players will have the opportunity to apply concepts learned in drill stations to real-game situations. They will learn how to set and use screens, as well as develop an understanding of playing in a motion offense.
  • Experienced Coaching Staff: All coaches are experienced adults who provide expert guidance and instruction to help players refine their skills and elevate their game to the next level.

For Junior Ballers:

  • Introduction to Basketball: Our camp offers a structured setting for boys and girls in rising grades 2-3 who are looking to learn the fundamentals of basketball.
  • Focus on Basic Skills: Junior Ballers will focus on fundamental skills such as dribbling with both hands, passing, shooting form, defense, and rebounding. These skills are taught in a supportive and encouraging environment, ensuring that each player receives the attention they need to develop their skills effectively.
  • Adjusted Baskets: Baskets will be adjusted down to 9 feet to accommodate the skill level of Junior Ballers, allowing them to participate in skill competitions and play 1 on 1, 3 on 3, and 5 on 5 games at an appropriate height.

Both groups will benefit from a structured environment where they can develop their basketball skills, build confidence, and enjoy the game of basketball. Whether you’re an experienced player looking to take your game to the next level or a junior baller just starting out, our camp has something for everyone. Join us and take your basketball journey to new heights!

Daily Schedule:

9:00am Warmup
9:30am Ball handling
10:00am Stations (passing, shooting, defense)
10:45am Morning games
11:45am Lunch
12:30pm Free Throws
12:45pm Competition of the day
1:30pm 1 on 1 or 3 on 3
2:00pm Afternoon game
3:00pm Dismissal


  • Air-conditioned facility
  • T-shirt included
  • Adjustable hoops for younger players

Please email Eric Simonelli: simoedconsulting@gmail.com

Mike Gleason: Former Head Varsity Coach of Westerly High School, current RI Warriors AAU 9th grade Head Coach, President of Chariho Travel Basketball and 6th girls head coach. 

Eric Simonelli: President of Warwick Youth Basketball, Co-Director of Higher Learning Basketball and is an Independent Educational Consultant.  He is the former Director of College Counseling at La Salle Academy, State Champion Varsity Boys Basketball Coach at La Salle Academy and the Prout School. Eric was a Division III All American at Endicott College and Former Collegiate Assistant Coach at Roger Williams and Salve Regina University.