August 13 – 16, 2024

*Registration opens at the end of March.

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


*This camp SOLD OUT in one week last year.


This camp is designed for two groups of participants:

  • Experienced Players (typically travel level in rising grades 4-8) boys and girls looking to improve their skills in a structured, fast paced environment. Beyond the fundamental skills of ball handling, passing and shooting, players will have competitive games of 1 on 1, 3 on 3 and 5 on 5. During these games they will take concepts used in drill stations and apply them to game situations. Players will be taught how to set and use screens, and ultimately learn how to play in a motion offense. All coaches will be experienced adults.
  • Junior Ballers (rising grades 2-3) boys and girls looking to learn the game of basketball in a structured setting. This group focuses on the basic fundamentals of the game (dribbling with both hands, passing, shooting form, defense and rebounding). The baskets will be adjusted down to 9 feet to allow players to have skill competitions and to play 1 on 1, 3 on 3 and 5 on 5 games.


August 13th-16 T-TH 9am-3pm, Fri 9am-12pm

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 (WAITLIST SPOTS ONLY).

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: emsimonelli@gmail.com

Mike Gleason: Former Head Varsity Coach of Westerly High School, and current Chariho 5th girls travel 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.