Important Information:

  • Day camps are open to boys and girls ages 9 – 17.
  • Day camps are Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • BE ON TIME! All campers should arrive by 8:30 a.m. for morning sign-in and daily attendance.
  • It is recommended that campers bring a box lunch every day. Drinks will be available for campers to purchase.

What to bring to camp:

  • Sneakers
  • Socks
  • Shorts
  • Two (2) t-shirts
  • Lunch
  • *NO cell phones
  • *NO jewelry


All campers will need transportation to and from camp daily:

  • Click here for directions to the Celtics Training Facility.

Celtics Camps Staff:

Dave Cowens, Director/Boston Celtics Consultant:

Dave Cowens, former star of the Boston Celtics, NBA Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player, member of the 1974 and 1976 World Champion Boston Celtics and distinguished member of those players honored by having their numbers retired. Inducted into the NBA Basketball Hall of Fame Dave has also been voted one the top 50 players ever to have played in the NBA. He has served as the Assistant coach of the San Antonio Spurs, Head Coach of the Charlotte Hornets, Head Coach of the Golden State Warriors, General Manager and Head Coach of the WNBA Chicago Sky and the first assistant Coach of the Detroit Pistons.

Dave has directed camps for over 40 years and his philosophy of how the game should be taught and played is instilled in the daily camp program.

Dave is a Celtic Legend and a Boston Celtic Consultant.

Joe Amorosino, Director, General Manager/Supervisor:

For more than 45 years he is known as one of the top fundamental and motivational lecturers. Known for his individual and team defensive lectures, he is truly an outstanding teacher of fundamentals in all aspects of the game of basketball. Joe brings a passion to the court that is inspiring and at the same time teaches the mind set needed to become a better player. Joe is one of the longest running basketball camp administrators in the country and has coached basketball at all levels. He has been inducted into four halls of fame including: Sharon High School Athletic Hall of Fame where he played both basketball and baseball, Quincy High School Basketball Hall of Fame where he coached for many years, Plymouth State University Athletic Hall of Fame and the Massachusetts Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame.

Joe was recently honored by the Massachusetts Basketball Coaches Association receiving the 2015 Presidential Service Award for his over 50 years of dedication and commitment to high school basketball.

James Bakeman, Camp Director:

James Bakeman is Head boys' Varsity basketball coach at Stoneham High School. Previously he was the Head boys' Varsity coach at The Austin Preparatory School from (2008-2015). He is also an English Teacher at Minuteman High School in Lexington, MA (2003-Present). James has 18 years of high school basketball coaching experience under his belt, and was the 2007-08 Massachusetts Coaches Association Div 4 North Assistant Coach of the year. He is a graduate of Salem State College (MAT - English), is a Site Director at Celtics Camps since 2012, and was Co-Director of the Fast-Break Basketball School (Melrose/Burlington 1999-2009).

Rich Cormier, Camp Director:

Rich Cormier was born and raised in Rockland, MA and graduated from Rockland High School in 1999. He graduated from Boston University in 2003 and earned his Master’s Degree in Sports Psychology from Boston University in 2004. He has been a Social Studies teacher at Norwood High School in Norwood MA for the past 12 years where he also serves as Dean of Students. Rich is now in his 9th season as the Boys Varsity Basketball Coach at Norwood High School. His team won the MIAA Division II Sportsmanship Award in the 2012-13 season. He has been coaching high school basketball for 14 years and directed and coached camps across Massachusetts the past 15 years. This will be Rich’s 5th summer as a Program and Site Director for the Celtics Camps.

Cori Hughes, Clinician/Lecturer:

Cori Hughes is the head women’s basketball coach at Salve Regina University in Newport, RI. In her nine years at Salve, Hughes has lead her Seahawks to three NCAA Tournament appearances, won three Conference Championships, coached six 1,000 point scorers, and has been name Coach of the Year by both The Commonwealth Coast Conference and Cox Sports RI.

A former Division I/four year scholarship basketball player, Hughes was the first junior in Boston University Women’s Basketball history to be named a captain.

She has been coaching for over 20 years at the collegiate and high school levels; and over the past 25 years, has both instructed and lectured at countless camps and clinic throughout the Northeast.

Scott Mackenzie, Lead Coach/Lecturer:

Scott Mackenzie is a five year Celtics Camps staff member. He is in his 17th year as a Guidance Counselor at Lynnfield High School in Lynnfield, MA and 12th year as the Varsity Boys Basketball Coach. He is a two time Cape Ann League Coach of the Year and 2012 Massachusetts Basketball Coaches Association Division 4 Coach of the Year. Scott has guided his teams to two Cape Ann League championships and a spot in the Massachusetts Division 4 State Championship game in 2013. With 16 years of high school coaching experience in both basketball and baseball, Scott has instructed at player camps across the state.

Scott has both a B.A. degree In History/Secondary Education and a Masters Degree in School Counseling. He is passionate about the opportunity to teach and coach young players of any and all ages and levels.