Frequently Asked Questions:
Is it an overnight camp?
What if I have to arrive late, leave early, or even miss a day?
You may if necessary. However, you must communicate with your team coach as we take attendance multiple times throughout a camp day. Missing days is discouraged, as it affects team and group activities.
How do I enroll?
You can Register Online– Look for the Registration Link on our website.
Do we have financial aid or scholarships?
Unfortunately, we don’t have any at this time. We are hoping to have this kind of assistance in the near future. We can accept payment plans. Please contact us.
Who can attend the camp?
Deaf, hard of hearing, hearing, and CODA children within the age group of 8-18 are all welcome.
What is the Refund Policy?
No refunds are available less than a month before camp begins.
Can I walk up and register on the spot?
The camp quickly fills up in advance, and due to popular demand in recent years, walk-up registration is not guaranteed.
What is a typical day like?
Competitive basketball activities within a highly structured and organized learning environment. Daily fundamental teaching stations, contests, competitions, and individual instruction. Team format. Each team has a permanent coach for the week. Schedules can be distributed upon request at the registration table. ALL campers receive equal amount of playing time.
What is the makeup of your staff?
The staff is comprised of adults who are experienced teachers and coaches. Attendance is taken several times throughout the day. We have day and night attendants in the dorms where the campers will be closely supervised. We have a certified life guard on site during pool hours.
What should I bring?
Comfortable, cool clothing and possessions that are labeled with your full name
Pillow, sheets, and blanket for twin long bed
Bath towel and personal hygiene items
Swimsuit and sunscreen
Basketball gear, including basketball shorts and shoes
Camp store money
Do not bring valuables – we’ll provide a valuable experience!
How are campers grouped?
“Tryouts” are the first thing in the morning on the first day and campers are grouped accordingly- by size, age, and ability. Additionally, coaches will divide their teams into units based upon the ability to ensure competitive equality.
What is the Camp Store?
The Camp Store sells snacks, chips, & drinks during the day. Upon check-in/arrival on Saturday evening, you will be asked if you want to deposit any money to start an account. Whatever amount you wish to deposit will be the amount of credit you have in the store. Be sure to let us know within 7 days after the camp if you want your camp store funds to be returned to you. After that, the funds will be considered as donations towards the camp. If you want your money back, we will charge a small fee to mail the money back to you.
Are parents permitted to attend and watch daily activities?
Yes, parents are welcome as long as it is not on an all-day, every day basis. Please let us know in advance.
How can we check for pictures or updates?
Check out STARS BB CAMP SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: Deaf Sports Academy
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