Mt. Ida College Newton Overnight - Behn Basketball Camp - Boys Only Newton, Massachusetts

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Behn Basketball Camp is coming back to Mt. Ida campus in Newton to offer a unique three day, two night, boys only camp. This schedule is a great way to learn and improve in a condensed fashion. And the perfect introduction to a sleep away camp for a first time camper. The girls weekend sold out last year and this is our firs summer offering the camp for boys. Space is limited.

The largest and most successful basketball camp in New England, Behn Basketball has grown throughout Eastern Massachusetts for the past 25 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 Nike T-shirt

Mount Ida is a small camps that has become part of the UMass family. Just minutes from Boston. Located on 72 acres, this beautiful campus has been through a major facility overhall over the last few years.

Meet your coaching staff

A.J. Stephens

Coach A.J "The Beast" Stephens is entering his second summer as one of our basketball camp directors. Stephens is currently the Boys' Head JV Basketball Coach at the Cambridge School of Weston, where he has been for the past 4 years. Stephens also completed his first collegiate season coaching as the top Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Daniel Webster College '16-'17 and is the Founder & Co-Director of the Beast 'Em Basketball Training Academy, a company which teaches life lessons through the game of basketball which includes; year-round AAU, seasonal camps/clinics, individual training, mentorships, academic support, little leagues and a great program to help with college recruitment.

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Stephens basketball camp directing experiences are tremendous:

Director of MBSC Nike Basketball Camps in Boston and also Miami '13, '14 & '15
Director of former 2008 Boston Celtics NBA Champion "Brian Scalabrine's Basketball Camp '16
Director of "Road to becoming a Beast" Basketball Camp '17
Director of Sarah Behn Basketball Camps '17

Prior to his coaching career, Coach Stephens has many years of playing experience. Due to a few injuries before pursuing his D1 career, Stephens ended up playing D3 Basketball at Curry College. His 2012-2013 team went 21-8 overall and 15-3 in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC). Curry won both the regular-season and conference tournament titles. The 21 overall wins and 15 CCC wins were both school records. The team went on to appear in the NCAA Tournament. Stephens finished the season #1 in the conference in rebounds, #3 in the conference in points, #5 in the conference in FG%, and #1 in the conference in double-doubles.

Stephens attended prep school and played one season of basketball at The Storm King School (Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY) under the leadership on Army's All-Time leading Scorer "Kevin Houston", and is a graduate of Westhill High School. At Westhill, Stephens earned First Team All-Fairfield County and All-State honors. He averaged 29.3 PPG and 16.5 RPG as a senior and also averaged 24.7 PPG and 13.2 RPG over his high school career.


Malcolm Wynn

Malcolm Wynn is the former Head Men's Basketball Coach at Curry College.

His 2012-2013 team went 21-8 overall and 15-3 in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC). Curry won both the regular-season and conference tournament titles. The 21 overall wins and 15 CCC wins were both school records. It also marked the second time that Wynn led his squad to a league title and an NCAA Tournament appearance.

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Wynn's coaching resume stretches all the way back to 1984, when he began a 13-year stint as varsity assistant and junior varsity head coach at Brookline (Mass.) High School. In 1994, Wynn also took on the head coaching duties at Roxbury Community College (RCC), and quickly brought himself and the Tigers to national prominence in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).

Over the course of seven seasons, he compiled a stellar 142-42 (.771) record. Wynn led RCC to the 2000 NJCAA Division III National Championship and was subsequently named as NJCAA National Coach of the Year. One year later, he guided the Tigers to a 31-1 record and third-place finish in the NJCAA National Tournament. Starting in 1996, his teams won four NJCAA State Championships and five NJCAA Region XXI Championships. Wynn was also a four-time recipient of both NJCAA Region XXI and District 8 Coach of the Year honors.

Currently a resident of Cambridge, Mass., he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Illinois State University in 1978.

Learn more about Mt. Ida College Newton Overnight - Behn Basketball Camp - Boys Only

This intense format includes plenty of basketball drilling, scrimmages and fun. The weekend is a great chance to bring a friend or a group of teammates to build your game together!

Check-in: Friday afternoon between 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Any outstanding medical forms are due at this time.

Dismissal: Camp ends at noon on Sunday morning. There is a brief awards ceremony beginning around 10:30.

Dorms and roommates: The dorm is mostly one room doubles. Each camper will receive his own room key. We do our best to accommodate all roommate requests. A recreation room is located on the lower floor, including a lounge is available with a television and comfortable seating.

Meals:  Three square meals are provided daily.

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

Gender:  Boys only.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:15-7:30 Wake-Up
  • 7:30-9:15 Breakfast
  • 9:15-10:00 Stretching/Warm Up
  • 10:00-10:30 BEEF and Lay-up instruction, Shooting Drills with Groups, Catch - Square - Pivot, V Cut - Backdoor Cut
  • 10:30-11:00 1 on 1 Tournament
  • 11:00-12:00 Extra Help or Director's Choice
  • 12:00-1:15 Lunch
  • 1:15-2:00 Team Games
  • 2:00-2:15 Free Throws and Importance Discussion
  • 2:15-2:30 15 Free Throw Stretch
  • 2:30-2:45 Position Play - Offense Only, Point Guards (1 man) - Dribble Pen, Jab Step, Dribble and Kick, Guard Arm
  • 2:45-3:00 Shell Drill: Individual Defense and Team Defense / Rebounding
  • 3:00-3:15 4 vs. 4 Defensive Transition, Circle the Wagon (Boxing Out Drill)
  • 3:15-4:00 3 on 3 or 2 on 2 Tourney
  • 4:00-5:00 Team Games
  • 5:00-6:15 Dinner
  • 6:15-6:30 Team Practice
  • 6:30-7:15 Games
  • 7:15-7:45 Hot Shot Tourney
  • 7:45-8:15 Great American Shootout
  • 8:15-9:00 Clean-Up
  • 9:00-10:45 Movie in Auditorium
  • 10:45 Bed Check and 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 (508) 549-0997.

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Mt. Ida College Newton Overnight - Behn Basketball Camp - Boys Only

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Camp Schedule, Fees & Registration

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

BEHN Basketball Camp UMass-Mt. Ida Campus   Jun. 21 - Jun. 23, 2019 Register

Programs: Complete Skills

Age Group: 8 - 17 Gender: Boys

Overnight Skills camp for boys ages 8-17.

Overnight: $369.00 Availability: Open

For additional camp information and dates call us at 508-549-0997 we would be happy to help you.