The idea for the Northern Nevada Blue Chip Basketball Camp came about when Camp Founder Tristan Hill called lifelong friend and NBA veteran forward Luke Babbitt to discuss their shared desire to repay the Reno basketball community that played a critical role in their development into successful athletes and young men. After minor brainstorming, they agreed to round up their childhood teammates and friends from Reno to put on a special clinic. That was in 2015. After a successful camp that year they all gathered at the Boys and Girls club in July of 2016 to do it again. After Tristan’s untimely death in March of 2018, his family, friends and coaches held the camp again in July of 2018, renaming it the Tristan Hill Blue Chip Basketball Camp. Under the directorship of JD Peters, the 2018 camp was everything Tristan would have wanted it to be. Camp 2019 was even better with the addition of adding a life skill with an associated token every day. Stay tuned to see what camp 2020 will bring!
Thanks to an all-star volunteer coaching staff and the ever-generous Boys and Girls Club of the Truckee Meadows, we have been able to keep costs low so we can deliver on the Camp’s mission to provide a meaningful, memorable, and affordable summer basketball experience.
With a registration fee of just $100, we’re providing eighteen hours of quality basketball instruction, yoga and life skills..
For those experiencing considerable financial hardship, we will be offering 20 scholarships that will waive the registration fee completely. For more details, click the “scholarship” link above.
Without a doubt, the most substantial and unique element of our camp offering is the diversity, passion, and combined experience of the coaching staff. A full list of our coaches and their bios can be found in the “Coaches” link above. Each raised in Reno, it wasn’t long ago that our coaches were Reno’s nine-and ten-year-old basketball players–ambitious youngsters with big dreams of championships and scholarships. The staff is extremely proud of all that we’ve accomplished on and off the basketball court, and we can’t wait to pay it forward by sharing our stories, teaching new skills, and creating lasting memories with the rising stars of Blue Chip basketball.
We promise you that it will be a week to remember!
Increase your basketball IQ and love for the game at Reno’s Premier Basketball Camp. Fuse time-tested fundamental basketball concepts with competitive modern drills and games, while leveraging the collegiate and professional experience of the homegrown coaching staff. The Tristan Hill Basketball Camp is like no other camp in the area. Come find out why!