Westwood - Behn Basketball Community Camp - Girls & Boys Weeks Westwood, Massachusetts

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Behn Basketball Camp is coming back to Westwood in 2019! In coordination with the Westwood Recreation Department, Behn Basketball Camp is again offering two weeks this summer. And the camp is full day, 9am - 3pm! One week for girls and one for boys. Girls will be July 22nd to July 25th. Boys are July 29th to August 2nd.

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 T-shirt
  • Making friends and having fun
Meet your coaching staff
Camp Director

Jill Johnson - Girls Week

Coach Jill Johnson in her 10th year working Behn Camp. She is from Mansfield, MA where she was a high school star for four years on both the soccer and basketball teams.  She attended college at Framingham State University, where she continued her career in both soccer and basketball.

Coach Johnson was a four year starter and team captain of the soccer team at Framingham State during my senior season. For three seasons, she was a MASCAC all-star in soccer.

In basketball, Coach Johnson was a four year starter and a two year captain.  She continues to teach the love she has for both sports through coaching, clinics, and camps.

Currently, Coach Johnsin is a third grade teacher in Mansfield at the Jordan/Jackson Elementary School.

Camp Director

A.J. Stephens - Boys Week

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.

Learn more about Westwood - Behn Basketball Community Camp - Girls & Boys Weeks

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

Hours: 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M., Monday through Friday. There is a brief awards ceremony on Friday at 2:30.

Camp Store: We sell beverages, snacks, and pizza at lunch time. We also sell Behn Camp clothing.

What to Bring: Campers should wear comfortable clothing (shorts & a T-shirt), socks, and sneakers. You should bring a water bottle but we will provide coolers as well.

Gender:  Girls and Boys only weeks.

Pricing and Ages: $370 (ages 8-16)

Registration will be done through the Westwood Recreation Department beginning in late March.  To register, please contact them directly at 781-461-0070 or register on line (in March) by clicking here

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 9:00-9:10 Roll Call
  • 9:10-9:25 Agility stations
  • 9:25-9:50 Hot Shot
  • 9:50-10:20 Defense principles: Introduction to Shell Drill
  • 10:30-11:10 Team Practice
  • 11:10-12:00 Games
  • 12:00-1:00 Lunch / Staff-Camper Game
  • 1:00-1:30 Lecture
  • 1:30-1:45 Free Throws
  • 1:45-2:00 1 on 1
  • 2:00-2:20 Full Court Drills
  • 2:20-2:50 Games
  • 3:00 Dismissal
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Camper Parent

  • 5/5.

We are looking forward to next year already - she's out in the driveway as we speak keeping up with what she learned! Enjoy the rest of the summer and we'll definitely see you next July - no doubt about it!

Camper Parent

  • 5/5.

Just a short note to thank you for running such a fabulous camp for girls. I think you are such a positive, uplifting role model for young girls.

Camper Parent

  • 5/5.

I just wanted to let you know that Shanna enjoys your program and loves basketball and you are helping to make a little girl's dreams come true.

Westwood - Behn Basketball Community Camp - Girls & Boys Weeks

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Camp Schedule, Fees & Registration

Registration will be done through the Westwood Recreation Department and will begin on late March.  To register, please contact them directly at 781-461-0070 or register on line (March) at the following web link.

This camp must comply with regulations of Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the local board of health.