Orlando Magic Basketball Camps Frequently Asked Questions

Feel free to reference some of our most frequently asked questions below. However, should you still need help, do not hesitate to email us at camps@orlandomagic.com.

1) What types of programs does the Magic offer?
2) Who are the instructors?
3) Where are the sessions located?
4) What is the Magic’s affiliation with the National Basketball Academy?
5) What do I need to bring to camp?
6) Do you offer pre or post-camp care?
7) What does a typical camp day consist of?
8) How are participants separated during camp?
9) Will the Magic players be there?
10) What is the cancellation/refund policy?
11) Can you tell me more about my child’s free ticket?
12) Do you offer overnight camps?
13) I am not from Orlando. Can I still come to camp?
14) I want to host an Orlando Magic camp in my country. Is this possible?
15) Are scholarships available?
16) I still have a question. What should I do?


1) What types of programs does the Magic offer?
The Orlando Magic proudly offers a variety of youth basketball programs for players of all skill levels. These include camps, clinics, leagues, tournaments and private training. Whether you’re new to the game or a seasoned veteran, we surely have a program that will suit your basketball needs.

2) Who are the instructors?
The Magic’s youth basketball staff is comprised of a variety of basketball experts. Instructors include current and former college players, local college and high school coaches, professional and semi-pro players, referees, trainers and other basketball personnel. All are rigorously screened to ensure participant safety and an overview of playing/coaching credentials can be viewed in our Meet The Staff section. (Note: For Junior Magic, leagues are operated by third parties. For questions pertaining to their coaches and staff, please check with the individual league.)

3) Where are the sessions located?
Locations vary by program and physical street addresses are always listed online and/or on the program collateral. All programs are held indoors in clean, well-lit and air-conditioned gymnasiums.

4) What is the Magic’s affiliation with the National Basketball Academy?
The National Basketball Academy – or TNBA – is a professional training organization that partners with various NBA teams across the county. The Orlando Magic has partnered with TNBA for select programming and works hand-in-hand with the Academy to ensure participants receive high-level instruction and an exciting basketball experience.

5) What do I need to bring to camp?
Participants should come dressed in a T-shirt, athletic shorts and sneakers. Each should bring a refillable water bottle and full day campers must bring a bagged lunch. Participants should leave valuables at home as the Magic cannot be responsible for such items. They may of course bring any medications they may need.

6) Do you offer pre or post-camp care?
Unfortunately we do not as the rental agreements we have in place require us to be in and out of the facility by a certain time. Therefore, participants should be dropped off no earlier than 20 minutes prior to the start of the session and must be picked up promptly at its conclusion.

7) What does a typical camp day consist of?
While at camp, participants will experience the following activities: a dynamic stretch and warm-up to ensure players are prepared for the day’s activities; a round of stations to reinforce fundamental skills such as ball handling, defense, shooting and rebounding; conditioning drills to improve quickness, agility and endurance; a skills lecture and application; 5-on-5 exhibitions to apply learned skills in a live game setting; and various contests and fun competitions.

8) How are participants separated during camp?

Following an initial evaluation, campers are grouped by age and ability to ensure that each individual is playing alongside others of a similar skill level. For beginners, an emphasis is placed on developing sound fundamentals while more advanced players will be challenged to improve their overall skill set. Magic Basketball Camps are suitable for both boys and girls of all skill levels within the specified age ranges.

9) Will the Magic players be there?
When possible, select Magic players will visit certain programs to interact with participants. Additionally, Magic celebrities such as STUFF, the Magic Dancers and Magic alumni may also visit from time to time. While the Youth Basketball Department makes every effort to secure player visitation, appearances are in no way implied nor guaranteed and remain subject to availability due to the players’ rigorous practice, game and offseason training schedules.

10) What is the cancellation/refund policy?

Policies change from time to time and may vary based on the program. For the most current information, please inquire via the phone number and/or e-mail address found on the particular program’s webpage and/or collateral.

11) Can you tell me more about my child’s free ticket?
As a perk of every program, all participants are entitled to a free ticket to an Orlando Magic home game! You will be contacted by the Magic via the information provided at registration with details on how to redeem your child s free ticket. You will also have the opportunity to purchase additional discounted tickets for family and friends and can upgrade your tickets if you so choose. Tickets will be delivered to redeemers via e-mail. (Also, should you have interest in season ticket packages, partial plans or group outings, please contact Youth Basketball Sales & Service Manager Michael McLain.

12) Do you offer overnight camps?
Each July, the Magic hosts an overnight camp at Webber International University (both about 45 minutes southwest of Orlando). In addition to standard camp amenities, overnight campers receive three all-you-can-eat meals per day as well as housing in the university s dorms. Boys and girls are housed separately with a full staff on hand 24 hours a day. The overnight camp is perfect for those coming in from out of town or for anyone who wants a richer camp experience.

13) I am not from Orlando. Can I still come to camp?
The Magic embraces diversity and welcomes participants from all over the world. In the past few years alone, the team has hosted campers from countries such as Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Panama, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Spain, Turkey and many more. Whether coming as an individual or a group, Magic camps are open to all. (For those traveling in groups, please e-mail Youth Basketball Sales & Service Manager Michael McLain at mmclain@orlandomagic.com for assistance and information on potential discounts.)

14) I want to host an Orlando Magic camp in my country. Is this possible?
The Magic regularly hosts camps and clinics abroad. Recent trips include those to Canada, France, India, Panama and throughout the Caribbean. To learn more about how we can bring the excitement of Magic Basketball to your country, please e-mail Youth Basketball Sales & Service Manager Michael McLain at mmclain@orlandomagic.com..

15) Are scholarships available?
Must show proof of free or reduced-price lunch eligibility and be a Central Florida resident. Scholarships will be awarded on a first come, first served basis pending availability of preferred camp and proof of need-based eligibility. Due to the limited number of scholarships available, please note that completing an application and providing proof of eligibility does not guarantee receipt of a scholarship.

Go to www.orlandomagic.com/campscholarship for details.

Please e-mail campscholarship@orlandomagic.com with any questions.

16) I still have a question. What should I do?
Please feel free to email us at camps@orlandomagic.com so that we may assist you.