Boys Basketball Camp

This camp will emphasize the fundamental skills of basketball and participants will receive individual instruction in every phase of the game. In addition to individual skill work, there will be game periods every day and campers will participate in a variety of contests designed to teach the importance of team play and competition. Campers should wear basketball or court shoes, and appropriate shirt and shorts.
  • Ages: 8–14
  • Fee: $325
  • Date and time: July 23-27, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Meet your Camp Staff

Camp Director Deon Mingo is the head coach of the Newark Academy Boys’ Varsity Basketball Team. He is an experienced varsity head coach who has coached in both the Super Essex Conference and Essex County tournament, as well as in the Non-Public B, Newark Academy’s designation for postseason play. In his three year tenure as head basketball coach at Essex County North 13th Street Tech, Coach Mingo’s teams won the division and he was named North 13th Street’s “Coach of the Year.” He was also an assistant coach at Rutgers University - Newark for one season and, from 2008-2012, Coach Mingo was an assistant coach at the Dwight Englewood School, one of Newark Academy’s prep rivals. As part of a staff that took over a program that had won two games the season before, Coach Mingo helped engineer a turnaround that saw the Bulldogs go 22-5 and 21-1 in his last two seasons and played in the 2012 state championship game.  As a collegiate player at Bloomfield College, Coach Mingo helped the Deacons to back-to-back Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference titles and consecutive NCAA Division II Championship berths. 
  • Newark Academy assistant basketball coaches
  • Area high school and college athletes
For more information, please contact Director of Summer Sports Camps Liz Bona Beach at or (973) 992-7000, ext. 211.