Frequently Asked Questions


7:30am Breakfast

8:30am Roll Call at RAC – Commuter Campers Check-in

9:00am Warmup/Stretching

9:15am Individual Skill Instruction Stations

11:00am Team Games

12:00pm Lunch

1:00pm Roll Call at RAC

1:15pm Camp Contests

2:45pm Individual Skill Instruction Stations

3:30pm Team Games

5:30pm Dinner/Commuter Campers Check out

6:30pm Roll call at RAC

6:40pm Fundamental Work/ Drill and Review Shooting/Passing/Ball Handling/Footwork

7:15pm 2 vs 2 Competition/3 vs 3 Competition

8:15pm Lecture

9:15pm Campers Back to Dorms

11:00pm Lights Out

Any paperwork (i.e., immunization form ) that has not been previously submitted.

Any medications – properly labeled.

$80 check (made out to: Steve Pikiell Basketball Camp) for room key deposit, which will be returned to you when your camper returns their room key at the end of camp

8 pairs of socks

1 pair of good basketball sneakers

5 T-shirts

3 pairs of shorts

1 sweatsuit/warm-up suit

1 sweatshirt or light jacket

casual clothing only if desired

athletic supporters and underwear

3 towels

1 blanket

2 sheets (Twin XL mattresses are 80 inches, which are extra long)

1 pillow

1 pillowcase

bathroom articles

portable fan (dorms are not air-conditioned so a fan is strongly suggested)

alarm clock

money to deposit into the camp canteen

water bottle


If two campers request one another and are both successfully registered for the same session of camp at the time roommate assignments are made, the request will be met. If you have made the roommate request via the online registration form, there is no need to also submit it via email or phone. If a roommate request changes, please contact us. We assign roommates based on the requests made on the online form. If no roommate request is made, your camper will be assigned a double room with another camper in his age group.

We live in regular Rutgers dorms. Each floor has a large bathroom to accommodate the entire floor. A wall separates each shower. The dorms are not air-conditioned, so bring a fan for comfort. Air conditioners are not allowed. The hall lights are left on all night, but if you feel that your son might need more light you may want to bring a night light.

There is approximately a 10:1 ratio of campers to staff. Staff members sleep in the dorms with the campers. The Rutgers police are on campus 24 hours a day. The campers travel with their teammates and coach throughout the day.

We highly discourage campers from bringing MP3 players, iPads, electronic games, laptops, and other valuables. If campers bring any electronic devices, it will be at their own risk and may only be used in their dorm room.

If cell phones are brought to camp, they need to be stored in the camper’s room and not brought to any basketball events. Campers typically use them at night or when they are at the dorms. In the event that you need to reach your son during camp, you may leave a message at our basketball office, 732-770-2584. We will have other emergency numbers for camper parents at check-in. As with electronic devices, the camp is not responsible for any personal items.

Our medical staff is available to the campers 24 hours a day. The campers are told on the first day of camp where to find the medical staff during all hours of the day.

We eat all of our meals in a Rutgers cafeteria. All of the food is served buffet style. It is an all-you-can-eat environment at each meal. There is a wide selection at meals; even picky eaters will be able to find something to eat! There is also a vegetarian selection at each meal. Rutgers typically has a pasta bar at dinner, a salad bar at all meals, lots of fruit and drinks, ice cream, the regular hot food service, a sandwich bar, etc. There are many options and everyone should be able to find something they like. IMPORTANT: Please notify the camp administrators at 732-770-2584 or by email at stevepikiellcamps@gmail.com to alert the camp of any food allergies.

Parents, family, and friends are all welcome to watch anytime during the week of camp.

We have a camp store (Canteen/Camp Store) that is available to all of our campers. We DO NOT encourage campers to carry cash. We ask that parents make a cash deposit into the canteen at registration. Your son then charges against that amount all week. At the awards ceremony on the last day of camp, we refund the money that your son has not spent. At the camp store, we sell pizza, snacks, and drinks.

Campers are divided into random, age appropriate teams.

Under no circumstances can we allow three or more campers to a room. We can only accommodate two campers to a room due to University policy. Campers will be assigned to dormitory floors by age.

In the event that you need to reach your son during camp, you may leave a message at our office, 732-770-2584. We will have other emergency numbers for campers’ parents at check-in.

No, campers are divided according to age into camp teams.

No refunds will be granted after June 1, 2019.  Partial refunds or credits will be given for medical reasons only.   A $150 ADMINISTRATIVE FEE IS HELD REGARDLESS OF THE DATE OF CANCELLATION.  All cancellations must be submitted in writing and will not be accepted over the phone. Credits are good for one year (2020 Camp Sessions) and are not transferable.