Snow Valley Basketball

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The Snow Valley Basketball Camp at UC Santa Barbara is for campers who want to train with other like minded individuals in a focused and competitive environment. Our coaches believe that athletes who put in the extra effort and push their limits are the ones who reach their basketball goals. Let's get better this summer!

Highlights Include
  • Improve development and basketball IQ with lectures from top coaches.
  • Personal evaluation and individual report card gives you more opportunity to keep improving in your own backyard.
  • Daily games against players of similar abilities - games until 10PM! Put in the work and win on the court at camp.
  • Build your intensity and improve your confidence on the court!
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Camp Directors

  • Manasa Chanaiwa

    Co-Director Manasa Chanaiwa

    Since 1988 Coach Chanaiwa has been helping players improve their fundamentals and reach their goals. Chanaiwa is USA Basketball licensed and takes his passion to various countries across the globe, becoming a true ambassador of the sport.

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  • Pete Rivas Sv Cali

    Co-Director Pete Rivas

    Founder of The Works Basketball Academy and longtime instructor at Snow Valley Basketball Schools, Coach Rivas brings a wealth of knowledge to the game and is passionate about helping good basketball players become great. He is USA Basketball licensed and also Camp Director for the Nike Basketball Camp at FPA which has hosted over 1,300 ballers to date.

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  • Kerry Carter

    Co-Director Kerry Carter

    Coach Kerry is a graduate of Saint Mary’s College where ha finished First Team All West Coast Conference and earned All Academic Honors. After Saint Mary's, Coach Kerry played professionally in Spain, Germany, Italy, and Israel. He is also a a crowd favorite at the prestigious Drew League in LA.

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Uc Santa Barbara Thunderdome Inside

UC Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara, CA

Snow Valley California Basketball Schools is back in Santa Barbara, adding a stunning new facility to its roster.Campers attending the UCSB session will have an incredible opportunity to train and compete in one of the country's greatest college basketball arenas. UCSB's Thunderdome has quickly beco ...

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Camp Details

We offer the greatest array of teaching talent around to help you become a better player. As the longest running basketball school of its kind, you'll receive more instruction in the fundamentals and more chances to improve your skills than anywhere else in the world. This rigorous daily format includes fundamental instruction, clinics and team games that will leave each camper with renewed energy and enthusiasm.

Looking for more dates? Our Snow Valley Basketball Camp at Westmont College is hosting one boys week and one girls week of camp this summer! Westmont College is located in the beautiful foothills of Santa Barbara boasting incredible views of Santa Ynez Mountains: Snow Valley Basketball Schools at Westmont College

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All Campers Check-in: Sunday between 12pm-2:30pm at Tropicana Del Norte Dorms
Check-out: Thursday between 11am-12pm

Overnight Campers

Housing & Roommates: Campers will reside in Tropicana Del Norte dorms on campus. Campers stay 1, 2, or 4 per room in a 3-bedroom suite. All suites are 3 bedroom/2 bathroom with a shared living room, microwave, refrigerator and wi-fi. Roommates are assigned by age or roommate request. If you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please do so as soon as possible. Roommate requests are not guaranteed, if you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!

Bathrooms: 2 per suite Linens: Not provided Air-conditioning: Yes Pool: No Suggested Spending Money: $40 (Cash only)

Supervision: The staff live in the dormitories with the campers and participate in evening activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.

Extended Day Campers

On the first day of camp, all extended day campers should arrive dressed and ready to play. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.

♦ Extended Day Campers stay until 8pm.
♦ Dinner is provided.

♦ Extended Day Camper Hours are 8am-8pm.
♦ Lunch and dinner provided.

♦ Extended Day Camper Hours are 8am-12pm.
♦ Breakfast is provided. Check-out immediately follows closing ceremony.

Daily Schedule: SUN 12PM-8PM MON-WED 8AM-8PM THURS 8AM-12PM

Personal Player Report Cards

Snow Valley Basketball programs feature staff and players whose own high school and college coaches were important in their basketball development, so they know how to help you achieve your basketball goals. Snow Valley treats each player as an individual. A Personal Player Report Card will be kept on your camper throughout the week, and given to them at the conclusion of camp. This report card will note particular strengths and weaknesses, and offer suggestions for individual improvement once they have left Snow Valley.

Daily Basketball Play

Daily game competition against other players of similar age and ability levels will be scheduled. Every participant will play a minimum of one half of every game. In addition to games, a minimum of nineteen clinics concerning individual and team fundamentals will be presented during the week long session. Drills are a big part of each clinic. We design our program to have an eight to one player to coach ratio and guarantee your son or daughter will receive an excellent week of BASKETBALL INVOLVEMENT.


Transportation is not directly provided by Snow Valley Basketball Camps to/from camp but we have gathered local transportation information to help you finalize your travel itinerary.

Driving: For general driving directions to UC Santa Barbara, visit


If you are flying, we recommend Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) or Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Santa Barbara Municipal Airport: SBA is located 1 mile from UCSB and operates the following carriers: Alaska Airlines, American Airlines and United Airlines. From the airport, campers can travel by rental car (if traveling with a parent or guardian), commercial and courtesy shuttles, and taxis.

Los Angeles International Airport: LAX is located 105 miles (2 hr drive) from UCSB and flies all major domestic and international airlines; please visit for a detailed list of airlines. From the airport, campers can travel by rental car (if traveling with a parent or guardian), taxi, bus, or train:

  • LAX Recommended Group Transportation: Estimated fares range between $45-$175 one way.
  • Prime Time Shuttle: Prime Time Shuttle offers a wide variety of service vehicles that offer you comfort, convenience and style while getting you to camp. Choose a ride share or private vehicle to pick you up at LAX. Estimated fares range between $215-$300 one way. For more information and to book: | 310-536-7927 ext 7039 |
  • Santa Barbara Airbus: The Santa Barbara Airbus will drive you directly from LAX to the Santa Barbara Hyatt Hotel. The prepaid cost is $49 one way/$94 round trip. For more details and to book, visit
  • Amtrak: Amtrak picks up at LA Union Station and drops off at Santa Barbara Amtrak where you can take a private vehicle, tax or Uber/Lyft to camp. The Amtrak cost varies on average between $25-$50 one way. For more information and to book, visit


There are a variety of hotel and lodging options and varying price points near UCSB for parents and families to stay during the camp week. For more information and to book lodging near UCSB, visit

Registration Packet

A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact numbers, and a checklist of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the Spring. The US Sports Camps health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.


We cannot offer scholarships due to NCAA regulations. Our affiliation with NCAA coaches and schools puts us in a position where any scholarship money can be seen as an inducement to a future collegiate athlete. This puts our coaches and our host universities in jeopardy of damaging their status with the NCAA and incurring penalties at the hands of their organizing body.

Group Discounts

If five or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $20 discount. If 10 or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $40 discount. Teams can register online or via mail/fax.

To register your team online: Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.

To register your team via mail/fax: Click "Get Brochure" above and print the application. All applications must be received at the same time via mail or fax. If all members of your group pay with a Visa or MasterCard, feel free to fax your applications to 415-479-6061 to expedite processing.

*Please note, this information is subject to change.

Sample Daily Schedule
  • 6:00 AM Point Guard & Post Clinic
  • 7:00 AM Breakfast
  • 8:00 AM Organization and Warm-up
  • 8:45 AM Clinic - Offense
  • 9:35 AM Clinic - Defense
  • 10:35 AM Clinic - Shooting
  • 11:30 AM Team Practice
  • 12:30 PM Lunch
  • 1:15 PM Clinic - Offense
  • 2:30 PM Central Division Games
  • 3:45 PM Eastern/Central Division Games/Break for Western
  • 4:45 PM Dinner
  • 6:00 PM Organization & Individual Athleticism
  • 6:30 PM Clinic - Defense
  • 8:00 PM Western Division Games
  • 10:45 PM Lights Out

Camp Reviews

    • 4/5.
    Professional coaches!

    My child felt that the coaches treated him like an adult and like a serious athlete, which really set the tone for the entire camp. He felt that the coaches conducted the entire camp in a professional and fun manner and he wants to go back next year.

    — Maria L. Parent, 7/28/2018
    • 5/5.
    Best Camp!

    This camp was everything my son needed to improve and get better for his upcoming season. The skills and drills he learned were a total game changer for him and I cannot thank the Snow Valley Camp staff enough. Thanks for the best camp ever!

    — John F. Parent, 7/18/2018
    • 4/5.
    Loved Camp!

    The next tournament he played, he got game MVP, so he noticeable improved. My son has not stopped talking about the camp since he has gotten home, such a wonderful experience for him.

    — Tom L. Parent, 7/27/2018
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    • 5/5.

    The coaches are next level at this camp, everything was top-notch

    — Diana R. Parent, 7/20/2018
    • 5/5.
    My son's 4th year at this camp.

    My son has attended your basketball camp for 4 years now. He really loves it.

    — Michelle M., Parent, 8/31/17
    • 5/5.
    The best camp ever!!

    Thank you for running such a professional and fun camp full of morning to night activities for our boys. And thank you for feeding them so well! You're the best camp ever!!

    — Stephanie K., Parent, 8/12/17
    • 5/5.
    I loved the coaching, defensive drills, and friends I made at camp.

    The highlights of my camp experience were the friends I made, the defensive drills, and the way I was coached during the games. It was great to see the diversity in this year's camp compared to last year. All the girls were nice and respectful, as well as skilled. Every girl at camp was good and it was fun to be able to play against a more competitive competition than I usually do. All the coaches were great. I really liked my coach because she coached us through out all the games, when we were down she coached us back into the game. She explained what we were making mistakes on and helped us correct them. Finally, the defensive drills were fun because the coaches who were teaching the drills were very energetic, which caused us to have a lot of energy as well.

    — Logan M., Camper, 8/6/17
    • 5/5.
    The dorms were clean and roomy.

    The tournaments made my son feel more engaged and made for a much a better experience. Food was good and the dorms were clean and roomy.

    — Yolanda S., Parent, 8/6/17
    • 5/5.
    I got to work with a retired NBA player.

    The camp experience was fun and exhausting and helped my skills. I got to work with a retired NBA player and benefited from all the footwork drills we practiced.

    — Matthew D., Camper, 8/4/17
    • 5/5.
    Our daughter's first overnight camp experience and she loved it!

    This was our daughter's first overnight camp experience, so we weren't sure how she would do. She came home and said that her favorite things about the camp were 1) she loved that it was all girls - she goes to co-ed basketball day camps here and is often one of only 2-3 girls in the upper division, 2) THE FOOD - this was a new experience for her. We liked that she received the report card, and are working with her to understand that these are thing that she can work on to improve her game.

    — Lisa W., Parent, 8/3/17
    • 5/5.
    Great camp experience!

    Great camp experience! I loved all of the offensive skill work!! Great instruction and instructors!

    — Daniel S., Camper, 8/1/17
    • 5/5.
    The food was fantastic!

    Everyone was very nice and the food was fantastic. He picked up some great tips- thanks so much!

    — Suzy G., Parent, 8/1/17
    • 5/5.
    I really enjoyed the nutrition class.

    I really enjoyed the nutrition class we had, which really did make a big difference for players on and off the court. I also loved being able to hang out with each other and have breaks through the day to recover.

    — Warren Z., Camper, 7/30/17
    • 5/5.
    I really enjoyed the discipline.

    I really enjoyed the discipline and the teaching of the drills to increase their skill.

    — Ralph B., Parent, 7/31/17
    • 5/5.

    Every aspect of this camp was exceptional!

    — Sid G., Parent, 7/29/17
    • 5/5.
    We really appreciated the personal attention.

    This was our son's 2nd time attending this camp, and he enjoyed his experience so much last year he convinced a friend to join him this year. Although the two boys had different skill levels, they both grew tremendously at their own level and had fun doing it! My son felt a connection with his coach and really appreciated the personal attention.

    — Terri W., Parent, 7/28/17
    • 5/5.
    Days full of great basketball instruction.

    The highlights for my son were simply having days full of great basketball instruction.

    — Lisa E., Parent, 7/28/17
    • 5/5.
    My son got to attend the same camp I did in 1978!

    My son got to attend the same camp I did in 1978! Thanks to all the great coaches. My only suggestion would be to bring back the pool!

    — Larry A., Parent, 7/25/17
    • 5/5.
    My son learned a big lesson in perseverance.

    My son was homesick and wanted to come home. But the coaching staff stepped up and made it a very rewarding experience for him. He improved his game and learned a big lesson in perseverance.

    — Mark F., Parent, 7/25/17
    • 5/5.
    Snow Valley has taken my son's game to the next level.

    My son has attended for 2 years. Snow Valley is always where he gets back to fundamentals. The training has helped him take his game to the next level whether it be on a club team or school team.

    — Sasha M., Parent, 7/25/17
    • 5/5.
    I've never seen my son so happy to be so exhausted!!

    My son told me this was one of the most intense athletic experiences he has ever had, and he loved every minute of it! I've never seen him so happy to be so exhausted!! His coach used to play in the NBA and he loved the cutthroat games and ball handling clinic. The coaches were positive and gave tremendous individualized feedback that has really made a positive and lasting impact on his game. Thank you!

    — Lori R., Parent, 7/24/17
    • 5/5.
    My son had little basketball experience.

    My son was able to learn a lot without a lot of previous experience with basketball. He loved it!

    — James S., Parent, 7/24/17
    • 5/5.
    My son liked working with professionals.

    My son liked working with professionals, great drills, loved the food, nice dorm rooms. He suggests adding more ball handling time. He said he only had one clinic on this, but really could benefit from doing more ball handling.

    — Jennifer G., Parent, 7/24/17
    • 5/5.
    Everything was awesome and super rewarding.

    My son said he loved the games, playing cutthroat and the awesome food. And getting an award was super rewarding for him as well. He also feels like he improved his defense a ton this week. Everything was awesome and super rewarding. Keep it up!

    — Sam N., Parent, 7/24/17
    • 5/5.
    The food was "off the hook".

    My son had a blast. He learned a lot of basketball and said the food was "off the hook." He loved all of the coaches and wants to come back.

    — Margot H., Parent, 7/24/17
    • 5/5.
    The coaches were friendly and highly experienced.

    Making friends and being able to learn new skills were definitely the highlights of my week at this camp. It was a privet age to be coached by friendly and highly experienced coaches in an environment that was completely new for me. Maybe they could add a talk on what this camp can help you achieve in the future? That would be extremely useful as many high school students would be attending this camp to increase their experience as players.

    — Kaashvi A., Camper, 7/22/17
    • 5/5.
    My daughter is on a travel team and she learned a lot from this camp.

    My daughter learned a lot at the camp. We are interested to see how she applies what she learned with her travel team. She learned she can push herself and work hard!

    — Shea I., Parent, 7/21/17
    • 5/5.
    I enjoyed getting to play with more skilled players.

    I enjoyed cut throat because I got the chance to play against older, more skilled players.

    — Ella E., Camper, 7/21/17

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Basketball Camp at UC Santa Barbara

Tropicana Del Norte Dorms 6525 El Colegio Rd. Santa Barbara, California 93108
Camp Phone: 1-800-433-6060

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Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Basketball School
Age Group: 11 - 18
Gender: Boys
Camp runs Sunday-Thursday.
Overnight $745.00
Availability: Open

Extended Day 8am-8pm $595.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
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