Collier County summer basketball camps get into full swing

Dozens of kids follow FBA boys basketball coach Scott Stewart, front, as they warm up for Thursday's session at the First Baptist Academy VBS basketball camp. GREGG HARDY/CSI


There were strong turnouts inside the First Baptist Academy and Lely High School gymnasiums Monday as Collier County boys and girls showed up for the beginning of basketball camp to kick-start their summer vacation.

FBA Lions boys basketball coach Scott Stewart was joined by his father Don and brother Stacey giving instruction to a throng of boys and girls as First Baptist Academy’s five-day Vacation Bible School Basketball Camp got underway. Current and recently graduated FBA boys and girls basketball players were also on hand to teach the kids.

PHOTO GALLERY: View images from the VBS basketball camp at First Baptist Academy

Over at Lely, Trojans boys basketball coach Fritz Jacques got his four-day Team Jacquem Basketball Academy started with some lively drills, as captured by a well-produced video seen on Twitter.

Additional summer basketball camps will be available to Collier County kids, including:

Stewart Basketball Camp: Grades 2-8; Monday, June 10 through Friday, June 14 from 9 a.m. to noon at First Baptist Academy. Cost is $150. For registration info, visit

Seacrest Basketball and All Sports Camp: Held at Seacrest Country Day School by Stingrays boys basketball coach Bill Carufe. Monday, June 10 through Friday, June 14. Half- and full-day options available for Grades 2-8. Morning all-sport session runs from 7:30 a.m. to noon; afternoon basketball session runs from noon to 5 p.m. Full-day program runs from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. $200 per week for full day; $125 per week for half day. Registration deadline Thursday, June 6.

Team Jacquem Basketball Academy: Grades 1-8; Monday, June 17 through Thursday, June 20 from 9 a.m. to noon at Lely High School. Cost is $100. For registration info, visit The Academy prides itself in personalized instruction where fundamentals will be stressed and skills will be advanced.

For the Love Basketball Camp by Scott Stewart: Held at North Collier Regional Park RecPlex for ages 7-15. Four sessions — June 17-21, June 24-28, July 15-19 and July 22-26 — from 9 a.m. to noon. $120 per week. All levels of experience are welcome. Coaches will assess skill levels for participants to ensure each child has an opportunity to sharpen their skills and knowledge of the game. For registration info, visit or call 239-252-4065.

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