Comox Valley hoops camp in July

For 22 years the Comox Valley Summer Basketball Camp has been in Courtenay. Organized and run by Larry Street, the head boys basketball coach at G.P. Vanier, the camp has been a fixture in the basketball culture of the Valley, and a part of  the development program for enthusiasts for many years.

Coach Street has coached for 35 years at the high school level, boys and girls. He has coached seven Provincial teams, been to the high school B.C.s nine different times with five different schools, and has helped develop the Vanier program for the past 18 years.

He also understands the players’ perspective having played Varsity at SFU, and still competes at the World Masters Games for B.C. teams.

Joining Street is Don Herman, the Provincial-winning senior girls’ coach at Maple Ridge high school. He has worked the Comox Valley camp for the past eight Julys, and thoroughly enjoys visiting the Valley every summer.

As well, former Towhees Taylen Busch (Okanagan University College player) and Sherri Houlden (present girls coach at Vanier) will be hanging their whistles around their necks for the players at the camp.

For 15 hours participants are given first rate instruction by savvy professionals, as well as lots of fun games, activities, and awards.

” We like having this camp here so that local residents don’t have to travel to Victoria or the Mainland,” Street said. “Also, the price is right, and still one of the least expensive in all of B.C, working out to less than $6 per hour.

“The primary theme for this summer is developing the individual player … working on facets of the game that players can work on by themselves in the off season, and relaying the latest in basketball trends from the world of basketball,” Street added. “Check out the information below, and sign up your youngsters soon.”

At: G.P. Vanier Senior Secondary and Lake Trail Junior Secondary.

For: Ages 8 to 18, Grades 4 to 12.

When:    Monday,  July 4 to Friday, July 8

Times:    Boys 9 a.m. to noon  (Grade 4-7 at Lake Trail,  Grade 8-12 at Vanier). Girls 1-4 p.m. (all at Vanier).

Cost:    $110  per  participant.

This includes a T-shirt and 15 hours of quality instruction by 85 years of coaching experience. Prizes, videos, and lots of games. Please bring your own basketball.

Registration forms are available at G.P. Vanier, community centres and all district school offices. You can also e-mail and ask for a form to be sent.

For more information contact Street at 250-338-4943 or e-mail

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