Northern Vermont Hoop Camp

Sunday, June 17-Thursday, June 21, 2018

Residential Camp for Boys grades 6th-12th

Day Camp for Boys 4th-12th

(Full Day: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm option available)



Miles Smith, Camp Director, Head Men's Basketball Coach

Miles Smith '09 is in his third year as head men’s basketball coach at Johnson State College. 

In his first season, Smith led the Badgers to a 10-17 overall record and 9-9 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) record. The Badgers gained the fourth seed in the NAC Tournament, hosting and winning their first round game before losing their NAC semifinals game in overtime. Following the season, Smith was named NAC Coach of the Year and had two players named to the NAC Second Team All-Conference. 

Prior to taking the helm at Johnson, Smith was the first ever head men's basketball coach and admissions recruiter at the newly co-ed Wilson College in Pennsylvania. Prior to that, Smith spent one year at The College of New Jersey. As an assistant coach, he was responsible for player development, scouting, game day preparation and management, and recruitment of potential athletes for the Lions.

Smith also spent three seasons as an assistant basketball coach at Mercer County Community College, where he was involved in all aspects of the program, including player development and recruitment, and providing academic support for student-athletes. In 2010, he helped coach the Vikings to the Region 19 Championship and an appearance in the NJACC National Tournament.

Smith is a 2009 graduate of Johnson State College, earning a Bachelor's degree in Anthropology and Sociology. Prior to Johnson State, Smith also attended Mercer County Community College where he graduated with an associates degree in Liberal Arts in 2005. Smith was a four year starter throughout his collegiate career, and was named team captain and President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) during his senior year at Johnson State.

About the Camp:

In addition to the Johnson State College coaches, the staff will include members of the Johnson State College men’s basketball team and other current and former collegiate basketball players and coaches. The full-day option runs from 9:00 am-8:30 pm.  Any child dropped off before 8:30am or picked-up later than 9:00 pm will be subject to an additional fee.  Final games and awards ceremony will be held on the last day of camp.  Residential campers are provided three meals per day at the Johnson State Dining Hall.  Full-day campers are provided lunch and dinner.  Meals are available on a cash basis at the dining facility for parents wishing to eat with their children. Roommate requests are available and must be requested by both families.  We will attempt to satisfy all requests, but roommate choices cannot be guaranteed.


The residential camp is $425 per week.  The full-day option is $295 per week.  Multiple child discounts are available ($25 per child).  ALL FEES ARE DUE WITH REGISTRATION.  Please send registration and payment to Northern Vermont Hoop Camp, Johnson State College, 337 College Hill, Johnson, Vt. 05656.


The Northern Vermont Hoop Camp takes place on the Johnson State College campus in Johnson, Vermont. Johnson sits atop 350 hilltop acres in the heart of the Green Mountains. JSC is central to many major ski resorts and is 25 minutes from Stowe, 15 minutes from Smugglers’ Notch Ski Resort, 45 minutes from Burlington and about 2 hours from Montreal. 

Facilities & Amenities:

Court sessions take place on four full court basketball surfaces. Campers stay in JSC’s residence halls, enjoy the food at the all-you-can-eat Stearns Dining Hall, and can swim in in our 8 lane swimming pool. Campers also take advantage of training room staff onsite and our campus movie theater. 

Registration and Check-In Info: 

Check in will take place on Sunday June 17th from 8:30am-10:30am at the SHAPE Athletic Facility. Campers will receive their room assignments, keys, and their camp shirt as well at this time. Any campers who needs to pay a balance may make that payment at this time as well. Campers will not be allowed to attend camp if they have not paid the camp fee. There will be a camp meeting in Carter Gymnasium at 10:00am, and lunch will be served in Sterns Dining Hall at 11:20pm to 1:00pm. All campers should be prepared to play on the first day as we will have a skill instruction station as well as tryout games for teams on the first day.  Day campers will need to be picked up at 8:30pm on Sunday, June 17th. Every day after that day camper pick up time will be 8:30pm. Day campers can arrive to campus in the gym for 8:30am. Camp will begin at 9:00 am. 


Camp will end Thursday June 21st. There will be a camp awards ceremony at 11:30am in Carter Gymnasium. Checkout will take place in Senators and Governors lobby from 12-1:30pm.

What to Bring:

  • Linens
  • Pillows
  • Fan
  • Alarm clock
  • Toiletries: soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, shower shoes (highly recommended), any eye care needs (such as eyeglasses, contacts with case/solution, etc.)
  • Cell phone/charger

What Not to Bring:

  • Cash (all money should be put in the camp canteen at registration)
  • Computers
  • Electric gaming systems
  • Electronic games
  • Radios
  • Televisions
  • CD players
  • IPods/MP3 players
  • Electric devices
  • Refrigerators
  • Microwaves
  • Toaster ovens


Campers Receive

  • Camp T-Shirt
  • Report Card
  • Camp Awards

Sample Daily Schedule

Pre 7:00am                      Possible workout with Counselors/staff in SHAPE

7:15am                            Wake-up Call

7:30am – 8:30am            Breakfast

8:00am –9:00am             Open Gym, Day Campers Arrive

9:00am – 9:15am            Roll Call/Stretch and Warm Ups

9:15am – 10:15am          Individual Improvement skills and drills

10:15am – 10:30am        Team Practice

10:30am – 12:00pm        5-on-5 games

11:30pm – 1:00pm          Lunch/pool/rest and relax

1:30pm – 2:00pm            Open gym/Movie

2:00pm – 2:30pm            Lecture/Demonstration

2:30pm – 3:30pm            Contests

3:30pm – 4:30pm            Individual Position Specific instruction/Strength and agility

4:30pm- 6:00pm              Dinner/Rest & Relax

6:00pm – 6:30pm            Open Gym

6:45pm – 7:45pm            5-on5-games

7:45pm – 8:00pm            Final Word/Day Campers Depart

8:30pm – 10:00pm          Movies/Relax/Read/

10:30pm - 11:00pm         Floor Roll Call/Lights Out              



Parents are invited to observe at any time.