Basketball camp gives youngsters chance to develop

Registration for Penticton Lakeside Basketball Camp on Wednesday

The fourth annual Penticton Lakeside Basketball Camp is all about developing skills.

Registration for the camp, aimed for kids aged seven to 13, is being held at Penticton Secondary June 13 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Dustin Hyde, former Pen High Lakers senior boys basketball coach and current coach for the Grade 9 girls, will be running the camp. Hyde said the individual growth he sees after four consecutive days (three hours each day) of camp is incredible.

“Players have daily skills and drills along with fun competitions and games,” said Hyde. “I have a number of high school aged basketball team members from Pen High to help me coach the camp, demo the drills and act as positive role models — the youth love this.”

In the past three years, the camp has attracted 30 kids and Hyde is always looking for more. While the camp is geared to kids in Grades 2 to 6, he has also accepted those in Grade 7. Players must provide their own basketballs for all the sections. The camps are expected to be held at Uplands Elementary School July 9 to 12 from 9 a.m. to noon for the first section [Grades 2 to 3] and 1 to 4 p.m. for the second section [Grades 4 and 5.] Hyde will place students in lower [Grade 1] or higher [Grades 6] in sections depending on situation.

The cost per player is $75 and includes a T-shirt. There will be two registration nights at Penticton Secondary School in the common area. Entrance to Pen High is off Eckhartd Avenue. The people registering and paying on these evenings will get first priority. Payments are due on these registration dates.

After these dates are completed, phone and email registration will be allowed.  Cheques are payable to Penticton Minor Hoops Basketball Camp. Those not able to attend the registration may also email Hyde at or call him

at 250-490-0050.