Frequently asked questions


When is the camp?

Eurocamp Portsmouth 2019 starts at 12pm on Sunday 6th August 2017.  Registration opens at the University of Portsmouth at 12pm that day, we start training at 4pm.  Camp closes at 12pm on Friday 11th August 2017 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.

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, 3 point shooting and Dunk competitions.

Is there medical provision at the camp?

Yes, we have First Aid staff 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. 

What about meals?

 We will dine in the canteen at the University and meals will be provided by the University catering company. We look forward to working with them for many years to come.

What are the security arrangements at night?

We have members of staff on duty overnight.  The University has 24 hour CCTV coverage.  All staff have a valid DBS check.  At night the perimeter fence is secured to restrict access to unwanted visitors.

Are smoking and alcohol allowed?

No.  The University will be a strictly no smoking venue for the duration of the camp.  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 the sports hall at the University and will be open from 8am - 10pm.  It sells sweets, chocolate, canned drinks, bottled water, fruit and other light snacks.  There will be some souvenir Eurocamp apparel on sale too.

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.

Will you wake my child up in the morning?

No.  There are 96 campers that we are responsible for.  We expect a certain level of personal discipline from them, we are not a holiday club.  Waking themselves up in the morning is not much to ask, send an alarm clock if you anticipate any sleeping in.

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.  Bedding is provided. A towel is provided but you may also want a spare one.  

For any questions not covered here, please contact us.


Eurocamp 2019
Dundee: 21 to 26 July

Barrow 28 July to 2nd August

Portsmouth 4th to 9th August