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Basketball camps for boys and girls age 7 through 8th grade 

More than 350 camps held since 1988; more than 1000 campers taught last summer! We are entering our fifth decade of fun! Both Summer and School Break camps available.

Our Philosophy


Girl shooting ball.

Camp is an energetic, upbeat, cutting-edge experience, full of fun, incentives and competition — with emphasis on the skills necessary to play the greatest game in the world. Skilled basketball players are made, not born.

Boy dribbling ball

We focus on repetition, muscle-memory work, building positive self-esteem, teaching solid technical skills, promoting both individual and team concepts, teaching self-discipline and “putting the FUN in FUNdamentals!”  

Happy camper with trophy

No camper finishes camp without: a heart full of aspirations, a head full of knowledge and positive memories, hands full of mementos and a personality built on a foundation of positive reinforcement.

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Camp by the Numbers


33

years

1000+

campers last summer

10:1

(…or less) camper to coach ratio

9

locations currently scheduled

Boy shooting jumping

Why Families Love Us

Campers compete in a nurturing atmosphere that offers instruction and play in small groups based on experience, ability, age and size.

  • Suited for all shapes, sizes and skill levels — from beginners to the aspiring star.
  • Convenient locations.
  • Summer camps include over 32 hours of instruction…about the same amount of practice time a typical middle-schooler will have in a month at school or a full season in youth-league play.
  • Maximum 10:1 camper-to-coach ratio.
  • You don’t have to pack a lunch. We furnish concessions — low-cost drinks, snacks and lunch (pizza).  
  • Each camper receives a T-shirt and a full-size, red-white-and-blue indoor/outdoor Lone Star Hoops basketball.
  • Over 200 awards presented from ball-handling to shooting, effort to improvement, attitude to enthusiasm.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“At age 10, my daughter Sedona was invited to attend a LSH camp. She was very tall, a bit uncoordinated, and very self-conscious.  She had been told that she had no real future in basketball — exactly opposite of Jan’s opinion; he celebrated her size and potential.  With the camp’s “can-do” approach, I saw an immediate change in her confidence and overall self-esteem.  She practiced the camp drills, soaking up the motivation, spending time working on the fundamentals and believing in herself.  After 3 years with LSH, she advanced to other advanced camps, played four all-state years in high school and accepted a division I scholarship. She is at the University of Oregon, but still has fond memories of her camp days at LSH.”

– Tambra Prince

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“… I love camps that emphasize fundamental play, competition and fun! “

“As a former collegiate player and current HS coach of 20 years, I love camps that emphasize fundamental play, competition and fun!  At LSH, boys and girls have the opportunity to attend a camp where they can leave they gym a better player and teammate everyday.  Lone Star Hoops is where my own son started building the basic foundations of his game and his positive approach to hard work and play.”

— Coach Vickie Benson

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“… you could see his personal growth over the years, both physically and emotionally”

“When my son began playing basketball in elementary school, he was not as athletic as others in his class and tended to be a little shy.  Since Lone Star Hoops believes in building up self-esteem along with basketball skills, you could see his personal growth over the years, both physically and emotionally.  It became his favorite Summer activity and he continued attending every year he was eligible.  In HS, his skills are vastly improved and he is making strong contributions to his team, much of it due to the foundation built attending LSH basketball camps!”

— Frankie Solis Turner

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“I spent three years attending Lone Star Hoops, an experience that helped catapult me to another level of play, including a state tournament appearance, a college scholarship and a trip to the NCAA playoffs.  I feel the foundation for my success started at LSH, where  fundamentals were constantly reinforced in a fun-filled environment of drills, games and competition.”

— Collin Mangrum

Our History


Lone Star Hoops was originally known as “Lone Star Camps for Basketball Basics” and was founded in 1988 by Jan Jernberg with a single camp in south central Texas.  The name was officially changed to Lone Star Hoops in l993 and the camp was incorporated in l998.  In the past 33 years, LSH has organized, promoted and implemented over 350 full-day camps for boys and girls. These future players had the opportunity to participate in a state-of-the-art “big-time camp at a small-time price.”  Our best source of publicity has always been word-of-mouth recommendations from satisfied campers and parents.