Pocono Invitational Basketball Camp

About Us


Operating since 1963, Pocono Invitational is the longest running basketball camp in the Nation. For over 60 years, Pocono Invitational has helped players of all levels improve, develop, and become students of the game. Pocono Invitational offers campers a unique blend of the traditional camp experience in the beautiful Pocono Mountains along with expert level basketball instruction from the top high school & college coaches across the country. From Dr. J to Karl-Anthony Towns; from Carol Blazejowski to Sue Bird; from Bob Knight to Geno Auriemma, our alumni list of over 100,000 players and coaches reads like a who’s who in the history of the game. Add your name to that list! Campers today…Stars Tomorrow.

Basketball, It's What we do


60 Years and counting

Through 60+ years and over 100,000 campers, Pocono Invitational takes great pride in our history and looks forward to our future!


#1 development basketball camp in the U.S.

High level instruction paired with repetition at the most unique basketball facility on the planet!


Family Owned and operated

As a family operated camp, we take great pride in treating your Son/Daughter as we treat our own. Join the Pocono Invitational family today!

Our History

Since 1963, Pocono Invitational has been the premier instructional basketball camp in the nation, dedicated to fulfilling dreams of players, coaches, and parents by providing the best instruction, competition, and exposure.

The once head coach at St Anthony High School, Bob Kennedy, ran his first camp at the Trenton CYO in 1963. Almost immediately, he had the pioneering vision of creating a full-summer, sleep away basketball camp. A few years later, Bob, and his wife Pat, made the leap of faith and purchased Camp Dent Boy Scout camp in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.

After a few early struggles, their dream became a reality as the camp began to flourish. Boys and girls from across the country came to this unique setting in the beautiful Pocono Mountains to measure their skills against great competition and learn from the nation's best coaches.

From these pioneering roots, Pocono Invitational has grown to encompass almost every facet of grassroots basketball. Today our camps and clinics have been an integral part of thousands of players' journeys to high-school, college, and beyond. Our over 100,000 alumni include a Who's Who in basketball…our alumni have graced the highest levels in the game, including 66 NBA and WNBA alumni, 36 former campers in the NCAA Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, and 63 members of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.

Whether you are a high-school All-American or a young player just starting out, Pocono Invitational has a program for YOU!

Campers Today…Stars Tomorrow

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