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Summer Camp: Preparing kids for the game of life, on and off the court

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Bill Hanzlik started his summer camp in 1986 because girls basketball camps were not offered at that time. Bill, having three daughters and being a former NBA player and coach, wanted to provide an opportunity for girls to work on their basketball skills in the summer. That vision grew into a boys camp within a few years and snowballed into a two-week summer basketball camp for players in 2nd – 9th grades.

This camp is Denver’s longest running youth basketball camp and features some of the best and brightest coaches in the sport. There are former high school coaches, current college coaches and current and former college players. It’s a dream come true for the players in attendance. Plus, Bill makes sure he’s there every day and brings tons of prizes with him. Players can win Denver Nuggets tickets, Colorado Rockies tickets, National Western Stock Show tickets, Water World tickets, Molten backpacks, Gold Crown sunglasses, Denver Nuggets gear…and much more! This camp emphasizes fun while learning and includes drills, games and an end-of-camp tournament that always brings out the competitive spirit in the players and coaches.

Looking for a volleyball camp this summer, too? Similar to Bill’s basketball camp, the Gold Crown Volleyball Camp began as an opportunity for youth players in Denver to work on their skills in the summer. This camp boasts current college coaches and players from Metro State University at Denver. Participants will learn how to bump, set and spike while playing games and having fun. There are multiple sessions available to balance competition and maximize everyone’s experience. Players will compete each day for prizes and will have an opportunity to go home with some great gear.

Denver Nuggets/Bill Hanzlik Basketball Camp

WEEK 1: July 8th – 12th

COED 2nd – 4th: 10 am  – 12 pm
BOYS 4th – 6th: 1 pm – 4 pm
BOYS 7th – 9th: 5 pm – 8 pm

WEEK 2: July 15th – 19th

COED 2nd – 4th: 10 am – 12 pm
GIRLS 4th – 6th: 1 pm – 4 pm
GIRLS 7th – 9th: 1 pm – 4 pm

Gold Crown Volleyball Camp

June 24th – 27th

GIRLS 3rd – 6th: 9 am  –  12 pm
GIRLS 7th – 10th: 9 am – 12 pm OR 1 pm – 4 pm

Want to bring a friend or group of friends? Check out our Buddy Pass option to help you save on registration. We also offer camp scholarships on an as needed basis. If you have any questions, you can email

Register at See you at camp!

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