Celtics Camps


Celtics Camps presented by New Balance

If you want your child to learn from the best camp instructors in the country and improve his or her skills both on and off the basketball court, then look no further. Celtics Camps will be back for the Summer of 2018.

Celtics Camps focus on the fundamentals and centered around a mentality of teaching the whole camper, focusing on morality and character rather than the sheer goal of winning. One of the Celtics Camps trademarks is the “Thought of the Day” in which we praise the virtues of good character and integrity, often focusing on self-discipline, perseverance and personal responsibility. Celtics Camps develop players at all levels- elementary, middle school and high school. Our professional staff of educators/coaches and Celtic legends will provide a structured learning experience which will further improve the individual players skills. Players will be exposed to a combination of high-level game situation drills that will further improve their physical and mental game.

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Celtics Camps is a New England sports camp program committed to equal treatment for all individuals. Celtics Camps does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.

For more information please contact Camp Director Joe Amorosino at 508-404-5053.

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My name is Kevin and I was lucky to have attended the Celtics Cowens camps for the last few years. I was equally lucky to have had the opportunity to work and develop my skills under Mr. Joe Amorosino. The skills I learned and utilized as a varsity player were perfected by the excellent drills and personal attention the camp offered.

I had a few weaknesses in my game that Mr. Amorosino worked with me on, specifically my defensive skills. I’m 6’4” and needed to increase my foot quickness and dribbling skills. After I worked with the staff and watched Coach Amorosino’s lectures on defense I was able to enter varsity basketball games with more confidence and ability. Sportsmanship and team play are also stressed at the camps and they invite great guest speakers. Thank you once again to Joe Amorosino and the rest of the Celtics Cowens camp staff!

Celtics Camper, Varsity Basketball Player

My 13 year old son really enjoyed Celtics Cowens Camp, and has attended for three years in a row. His basketball skills were reinforced through daily drills, and he really improved while having fun.

The coaching was excellent and he made lasting friendships. I would highly recommend this camp.


Mother of Celtics Cowens Camper

My 13 year old twins (one girl/one boy) attended the Celtics Cowens Camp and loved it so much they are returning again this year.

I liked the individual attention because they helped and encouraged my kids to do their best. They found the drills fun and competitive.

They really enjoyed the daily scrimmages and were pushed in a supportive way to work harder.

Both of my kids were excited to go back each day and I noticed a real sharpening of their overall skills.

The coaches are friendly, organized and professional. I’m so happy they are going back!

Mom of twin Celtics Cowens Campers

My two boys (ages 11 and 13) have been attending Celtics Cowens Basketball Camp for the past 4 summers. They keep going back because they love the individual attention and know they are learning great fundamental skills with tried and true coaches! I keep sending them back because I love the fact that the program builds their confidence and self-esteem and that they stress the importance of sportsmanship and teamwork - which translates into almost anything in life. And of course having guest appearances from past and present Celtics players and an annual performance by Lucky is always a hit with everyone!

Mom of two Celtics Cowens Campers

Hi Coach Amo,

This is Eric MacKinnon from Salve Regina. I just wanted to send you an email thanking you for having me work camp again this past summer. I have learned so much from your lectures and stories every day. I go home and write things down everyday that I learn and I have pages upon pages of notes from your lectures. Coaching is something that I am already looking forward to after I graduate even though I have one year left of playing. I am already developing a philosophy and can see the defensive principles that you teach being the bread and butter of any team I am working with. Camp has helped me develop friendships in the basketball world that I would never build elsewhere. I know you are busy but I will try to stay in contact throughout the year. Hope you and your family are doing well. Also, if you talk to Dave at all, say hello and give him my best wishes.

Eric MacKinnon
Celtics Cowens Camps Coach
Senior on Salve Regina Basketball Team


My daughter, a 10th grade varsity player, appreciated the fundamentals being reinforced during the week. In addition, she felt the skill building and basic training drills were key to focus on at camp.

From a parent's point of view...she returned each day excited by the positive feedback, hard work and excellent coaching. I know she looks forward to the summer of 2015 to return to Celtics Cowens Camps!

Mother of Lucy, 10th grade varsity basketball player and Celtics Cowens Camper

Dear Joe,

I just had to share this with you. Shane made this 'All about me' poster in the first weeks of 5th grade. She made you her hero! I knew she really enjoyed your camp but I had no idea how much of an impact it left. She even wrote it all down in a news story! I don't think she got all the facts right, but it sure is an interesting 'news story'!

Thank you! It's wonderful for my husband and I to see her so excited about basketball and what the camp experience did for her self-esteem/confidence in all! She has come a long way!

Thank you, Coach Amo! You are truly an inspiration!

Anne and Family
Family of Shane, 5th grader and Celtics Cowens Camper


You have been such a wonder and inspiration to all of us, particularly Hayden! He LOVES your camps.

Have a nice break - you all work so hard there!

See you next summer.

Mother of Hayden, Celtics Cowens Camper

Thirty-five years ago, when I was 16, I was worried about making the JV basketball team. I attended a week of Cowens basketball camp where I learned so much to become a better player…and made the JV team. I went back to camp the next summer, went on to make the varsity team and win a school award for my play.

My son, Jack, was also worried about making the JV team at his high school, so we sent him to camp to learn from the very same coaches as when I had. He had a great time and formed many friendships. He also made the JV team and couldn’t wait to go back to camp.

Cowens camp reignited my and Jack’s love for basketball. We want to thank Joe Amorosino, Dave Cowens and Jim Bakeman for their dedication to the many young players they’ve coached. They will appreciate becoming better ball players right away; it will take a little more time for them to appreciate the non-basketball gifts you have bestowed upon them.

With great appreciation and thanks,

Tom and Jack
Father and son, current and former Celtics Cowens campers

Our son really loved camp this week, it was his first time attending and he learned SO much in just 5 days!

The skills were top notch. Our son was the youngest at camp and he felt confident and excited because the coaching staff was amazing. Every camper is treated equal and the individual attention is just as important as the group and team experience.

The drills were all about learning, and it’s clear that the coaches are all about teaching and team building. It was an incredible week for our son, a memory of a lifetime!

We thank Joe Amorosino for his gracious ability to speak to all of the parents and his superior communication and customer service. He represented the camp incredibly, and we thank the Celtics organization for this amazing memory for our son.

Mother of Celtics Cowens camper

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