Governor’s Academy - Behn Basketball Camp Byfield, Massachusetts

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Behn Basketball Camp is back at the Governor's Academy in Byfield. This four day camp coincides with our overnight program at the same and is always one of our best weeks. We are excited to begin our 23rd season and hope we can help you reach your goals this summer.

The largest and most successful basketball camp in New England, Behn Basketball has grown throughout Eastern Massachusetts for the past 22 years with a reputation of excellent teaching focused on fundamentals. Our experienced coaches create an intense yet comfortable atmosphere that encourages learning and development. The goal is for each player to leave camp with improved skills, increased confidence, and acquired knowledge on how to practice and succeed. And of course we have fun too!

Highlights Include

  • Emphasis on fundamentals
  • Focus on proper shooting technique
  • Learning team play on both offense and defense
  • Appreciation of competition and good sportsmanship
  • Official Behn Camp T-shirt
  • Making friends and having fun

The Governor's Academy has hosted us for in their beautiful facility for several years.  The campus includes a large field house with four full courts plus an additional gym with two full courts.

Meet your coaching staff
Camp Director

Behn Coaching Staff

Since 1993 Sarah has grown Behn Basketball to be the largest and most successful camp in New England. Over the past 18 years she has cultivated an expert group of directors, some of which have been with her for all 18 years, to help teach her curriculum at our various locations. Her passion for teaching, attention to fundamentals, and love of basketball has helped develop a unique group of loyal coaches who return to camp summer after summer.

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Sarah's basketball career began at Foxboro High School where she was an All-America selection in basketball and soccer.  Sarah set the Massachusetts state scoring record in 1989 with 2,562 points for her High School career. She was named the Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior.

At Boston College, Sarah was the first BC woman in school history to surpass the 2,000 point plateau. She set a Big East freshman scoring record (428 points) and was the league's "Rookie of the Year."  Sarah was the first Boston College player ever to earn All-America honors as a freshman. She is the only four-time All-America basketball player in Boston College history.

As a senior at BC, Sarah became women's basketball all-time leading scorer in the Big East, men or women with 2,523 career points.
Sarah was inducted into the Boston College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998.  In 2003, Boston College retired Sarah's jersey, the only female athlete at Boston College to have her jersey retired. Sarah has been Named One of Top Ten Athletes in BC History by Sports Illustrated.

Prior to starting camp, Sarah played professional basketball in Ettlebruck, Luxembourg, where she was the leading scorer in central Europe with 35 points per game.

Currently, Sarah is in her first year as Head Women's Basketball Coach for the University of Massachusetts in Lowell.

Learn more about Governor’s Academy - Behn Basketball Camp

Overnight Check-in: Boarding campers check in Sunday afternoon between 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Extended day campers check-in on Sunday at 6:00 PM. Any outstanding medical forms are due at this time.

Day Check-in: Monday morning 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM. Any outstanding medical forms are due at this time.

Day Hours: Full-day camp run from 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. The half-day program runs from 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, Monday through Thursday.

Dismissal: Camp ends at 3:00 PM Thursday afternoon. There is a brief awards ceremony beginning around 2:30.

Extended Day:  Extended Day is from 9:00 AM to 8:30 PM.

Governor’s Academy: Governor's Academy is set on a 500-acre campus in a beautiful New England setting.  The field house is 48,000 square feet featuring multiple courts and an indoor track.

Dorms and roommates: Girls and boys will stay in separate dorms.  Rooms are set-up in blocks of single rooms with a few one room doubles. We do our best to accommodate all roommate request and can cluster groups of friends.

Meals:  Three square meals are provided daily for our overnight guests. Day camper tuition includes lunch.

Camp Store: We sell beverages, snacks, and pizza as a late night snack for our overnight campers. We also sell Behn Camp clothing.

Coed: This camp is for girls and boys.  Competition will be separated by age and ability.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:30 Breakfast
  • 9:00 Morning Announcements
  • 9:15 Positional Drill Stations
  • 9:45 Team Practice
  • 10:30 Break
  • 10:45 Hot Shot
  • 11:00 Games
  • 11:45 Free Throws
  • 12:00 Lunch - Half Day Campers Dismissed
  • 1:00 Team Practice
  • 2:15 Games
  • 3:00 Day Campers Dismissed
  • 3:15 Lecture
  • 4:00 Extra Help / Free Time
  • 5:00 Dinner
  • 6:15 3 on 3 Tourney
  • 7:00 Basketball Games
  • 8:00 Movie
  • 10:00 Lights Out

A registration packet with complete details will be emailed to you after you complete registration.  If you do not receive the document or have any additional questions, please call our office anytime at 1-877-BEHNCAMP.

Read camper reviews

Parent of CamperParent

  • 4/5.

My daughter, Sabrina Paolino, attended your camp last week at the Governor's Academy and she can't stop talking about it! She really learned a lot and improved her skills greatly by the end of the week.  I had the opportunity to watch a few of the scrimmages and your coaching staff was great. My son, Brady, will be attending next year as well!  Many thanks for making my daughter's week very memorable.


  • 5/5.
Next year

I had a great time with my coaches and want to make sure Tony comes back next year.  Thanks for the extra help and I promise to keep working on my free-throws!

Governor’s Academy - Behn Basketball Camp

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Byfield, Massachusetts 01922


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Camp Schedule, Fees & Registration

Register below for BEHN Basketball Camp through our registration partner US Sports Camps.

BEHN - Byfield - Governor's Academy   Jul. 17 - Jul. 21, 2016 Register

Programs: General Skills

Age Group: 8 - 16 Gender: Co-Ed

Camp will develop and enhance the basketball skills for boys and girls of all ages and abilities.

EXTENDED DAY 9AM-8:30PM: $499.00 Availability: Open
OVERNIGHT: $645.00 Availability: Open
BEHN - Byfield - Governor's Academy   Jul. 18 - Jul. 21, 2016 Register

Programs: Complete Skills

Age Group: 6 - 15 Gender: Co-Ed

Full day and half day campers check-in on Monday, July 18. Camp will develop and enhance the basketball skills for boys and girls of all ages and abilities.

FULL DAY 9AM-3PM: $339.00 Availability: Open
HALF DAY 9AM-12PM: $190.00 Availability: Open

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-877-BEHNCAMP we would be happy to help you.