Frequently asked questions

When is the camp?

Eurocamp Barrow 2019 starts at 4pm on Sunday 28th July 2019.  Registration opens at the Hoops Basketball Centre at 1pm that day, we start training at 4pm.  Camp closes at 12pm on Friday 2nd August 2019 and parents should collect players at that time.

What age range does the camp cover?

We cater for players aged 10 to 23 inclusive.

What standard does the camp cater for?

Eurocamp welcomes players of all abilities.  We have had complete beginners through to players representing their Countries.  We do this by having a development group and an advanced group, each split into smaller coaching groups according to ability.

Does the camp cater for girls as well as boys?

Yes we do, in 2018 we had 30+ girls on the camp.

What can I do to prepare myself for camp?

Develop your fitness before camp, do not wear new boots for the first time (major cause of blisters)

What can I expect to be doing on a daily basis?

Each full day at camp includes three 1 hour coaching sessions on a variety of topics.  You will also be involved in a coaching session for your particular Championship team and will play two championship games each day.  We also host Allstar games, Staff vs Campers game, England vs Rest of the world games as well as 1 v 1, 3 v 3, and 3 point shooting  competitions.

Is there medical provision at the camp?

Yes, we have fully qualified nurses working on site.  We can call on a local physio if required and have an agreement with a local G.P. for any campers who are ill.  The A and E Department of our local hospital is 5 minutes away.  We have a qualified sports therapist on site throughout the camp.

What about meals?

 We will dine in the canteen at Chetwynde School and meals will be provided by Orian, the catering wing of Cumbria County Council.  We look forward to working with them for many years to come.  

What are the security arrangements at night?

We have at least 6 members of staff on duty overnight. All staff are Enhanced CRB checked, most also have Safeguarding Certificates.  At night the perimeter fence is secured to restrict access to unwanted visitors.

Are smoking and alcohol allowed?

No.  Hoops is a no smoking venue as are all of our dorms and outside venues.  Alcohol is not permitted under any circumstances, even for over 18's.   Any camper flouting this rule will be sent home.

Is there a camp shop?

Yes, it is based in Hoops and will be open from 8am - 10pm.  It sells sweets, chocolate, canned drinks, bottled water, fruit and other light snacks.  We also stock a limited amount of basketball apprel including T Shirts, Shorts and replica NBA jerseys.

What should I do about valuables?

We recommend that you don't bring anything valuable.  If you do, items can be lodged with the camp bank and will be kept in our safe.  We cannot accept any liability for lost or stolen items if they are not handed to us.

What about spending money?

We operate a bank system.  At check in, you can deposit your money with us.  From then on, you sign for anything purchased at the shop and we deduct what you have spent from your balance.  Any money left is returned to you before you leave.  This removes the need to carry cash around at camp and potentially lose it.

Do you supply water?

At meal times, all drinks are provided by us.  Outside of meal times, water is available to purchase at the camp shop.  In 2018 we will trial the provision of bottled water to all campers.  This will be reviewed.

Can you suggest a clothing list?

Plenty of socks are an absolute must.  Basketball training clothing (vest, t shirt, jersey etc) are really the only things required.  Consider a hoodie/joggers for during recreational breaks.  Many seasoned campers use flip flops at these times to let their feet breathe.  For our awards presentation, we expect campers to be smart casual - a shirt and jeans or dress for girls is acceptable.  All residential campers will need a sleeping bag or duvet, a pillow and towel(s).

For any questions not covered here, please contact us.

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