Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are taking all necessary precautions in designing the 2020 Collegiate Summer Camp Series to be safe for all campers and staff. Stay tuned for more information on this summer’s camp series. We will announce the structure for this year’s program and begin accepting camper applications when we are able. Thank you for your patience! #WeArePYB
Collegiate Summer Camp Series
Week-long camps hosted on the campuses of Philadelphia’s premier Colleges and Universities.
The Collegiate Summer Camp Series (CSCS) is a series of 1-week long camps hosted on the campuses of Philadelphia’s premier colleges and universities. These camps provide over 500 middle school aged young people from throughout the Philadelphia region with a dynamic experience. Each 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. camp day includes basketball skill-development and gameplay, an hour of academic enrichment, positive coaching and mentorship (including current or former college athletes), a healthy breakfast and lunch with nutrition information, and more. During the summer months, it is PYB’s intention to combat the summer slide and to provide our city’s boys and girls with a fun and safe environment to grow.
2019 CSCS Recap
“PYB’s Collegiate Summer Camp Series just keeps on getting better each year. As part of our mission to counter the effects of summer malaise that our city’s young people often experience, we executed a 7-week summer camp experience that served over 500 young people ages 9 through 14 from various communities across the Philadelphia region. Over the course of 7 weeks, we hosted our camps on the campuses of Jefferson University – East Falls Campus, the University of Sciences, St. Joseph’s University, Drexel University, Temple University, Friends’ Central School, and La Salle University. In comparison to past years of the CSCS, this year’s energy was the highest and most contagious. This may have been due to the continuity of our staffing model, our program team this summer was comprised of all individuals (1 exception) who have been a coach and/or mentor in one or more of our past core programs. This combination of experienced coaches and mentors coupled with a strong program schedule made for an engaging and exciting summer camp experience.” Kyle Lafferty, Program and Human Resources Manager
#AGoodMeasureFoundation – An FIS Group Foundation
A Good Measure Foundation, an FIS Group Foundation, was the Presenting Sponsor of the 2019 Collegiate Summer Camp Series! As the Presenting Sponsor, they visited camps where they facilitated the off-court portion and taught their student-athletes about careers in finance, banking and investing! During an interactive exercise, the young kids ‘bought’ stocks of companies such as Nike, Apple and Under Armour, and learned how their money could grow over time! We are delighted they support PYB and align with our mission! For more information on A Good Measure Foundation, please visit here.
“FIS is an asset management firm in Philadelphia and we’ve had the pleasure of partnering with PYB this summer. We taught the youth of the community financial literacy terms. It has been a pleasure! The coaches, mentors, and staff of PYB have been openly inviting and accommodating to our curriculum. The students themselves have been great and will openly discuss the concepts. We loved teaching them the goal of building wealth and investing money for the future. All-in-all, it has been a great experience and we are looking forward to next year!” Shalonda Epps, New PYB Board Member and FIS Group Portfolio Analysis & Manager
PYB’s 2019 Collegiate Summer Camp Series was made possible by the support
of our generous sponsors. Thank you!
Dear Friends of PYB, June 1, 2019, marks the beginning of the 5th year of operations for Philadelphia Youth Basketball, and we are proud to report that the start-up phase of building a robust and relevant organization has been achieved. This foundational work, which...