Bring your college, high school, AAU, or travel basketball team to hold a basketball camp with Dominicans. Your team will develop the skills from a basketball camp, grow from crossing cultures, and develop a bond that can only be formed by group travel abroad.
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Our 8-day Dominican Republic Basketball trip allows your group to hold a basketball training program or basketball camp in a Dominican neighborhood, and your group would play side-by-side with Dominican players while your coaches will coach side-by-side with Dominican coaches.
Day One: Arrival to the Dominican Republic and orientation
Day Two: Basketball training, late afternoon visit to the local beach
Day Three: Basketball training and late afternoon optional surfing lessons
Day Four: Basketball training and evening Dominican-American basketball game in which we invite the local community to attend
Day Five: Basketball training and late afternoon optional zip lining
Day Six: Basketball training and evening relaxing at the hotel
Day Seven: Excursion for snorkeling and more; evening Dominican-American basketball game in which we invite the local community to attend.
Day Eight: Return to the United States
This camp will be held in a Dominican community, perhaps at a local school, and your team will be exposed to part of the Dominican Republic that few Americans ever get to see. Whether or not your players speak Spanish, they will bond with their new Dominican friends.
In the evening, your team will reflect on their day with the rest of their team. We will have a bilingual Dominican educator and guide with us who will facilitate a discussion after dinner to ensure that we are getting the most out of our journey.
Our sports and educational tours have the opportunity for community service as well. While some groups may want to specifically run a basketball camp and little else, others may want to help paint a school, teach English to local children, or help run a summer camp for Dominican children. For community service projects, we work side-by-side with local schools and non-profit organizations in furthering those goals. In the Dominican Republic, school is only a half-day, so we are able to work with schools and organizations in trying different approaches to curriculum and enrichment with our different groups.
Here is a Sample Itinerary for a basketball program that includes community service:
6:00 am: Wake-up for coach-directed workout on the beach
7:30 am: Breakfast
8:45 am: Depart for Basketball camp
9:00 am: Dominican and American players divided into groups for workouts led by bilingual Dominican and American coaches
9:15 am: Skills development clinics: shooting, ball handling, passing (as determined by team leader)
10:00 am: Tournament. 5 v 5 tournament comprised of American and Dominican players
12:00 pm: Lunch
1:00 pm: School volunteer work: painting, building benches, teaching English, and running an afternoon summer camp for children
3:00 pm: Depart from school
3:15 pm: Visit local supermarket
3:30 pm: Visit to the beach
5:00 pm: American – Dominican community basketball game
6:30 pm: Dinner
7:30 pm: Reflections
We place safety first. We have 24/7 security at our hotel. We have our Dominican educator and guide with us 24/7, and our bus driver is also with us 24/7. They eat their meals with us, and stay at the same hotel as us. In the event of an emergency, we have a team in place that is intimately familiar with the local resources that we need.
Our program is also designed around economic sustainability. We stay in locally-owned hotels and eat in locally-owned restaurants so that the money we spend there stays there. We create Dominican jobs and pay fair trade wages.
In addition to a basketball program, we have other sports programs:
- Dominican Republic Baseball Training Opportunities
- Haiti Soccer Camps
- Volleyball in the Dominican Republic
Beyond sports specific programs, there are a wide array of additional programs we offer:
- Haiti volunteer opportunities
- Service learning program
- High school service trips abroad
- Service trips for college students
- Dominican Republic volunteer opportunities
- Non-Religious Mission Trips
- Women’s Weekend
Let us help you get started on a trip that is likely to prove life changing for many. Call us learn more at (866) 881-1249 or visit our contact page.