Hello Parents and Guardians,
We hope your children had a successful school year and your summer is off to a great start! We’re excited to host our 7th Annual Free U.S.V.I. Youth Basketball Camp July 26 & 27 for Ages 8-13 and July 28 & 29 for Ages 14-17. Our Camp is led by NBA personnel and because the NBA schedule ran later than usual last year because of the pandemic, we had our Camp during Labor Day weekend. Our first priority was to host the Camp in the safest environment possible, and we did by implementing COVID protocols. This year, as many are, we’re working towards a new normal, but safety is still important.
The Emerald Gems Annual U.S.V.I. Youth Basketball Camp remains free, and although not guaranteed, our campers typically receive a jersey, shorts, shoes and basketball. Due to the pandemic, it’s been more challenging to secure donations of these items. However, this year, some items will be donated and others Emerald Gems Foundation, Inc. has the funding to provide them.
We’re so excited to see our campers again and to meet new ones too, along with their families. At our Camp, we will continue to focus on fundamentals of the game; teaching our youth on how to become better basketball players; and what it takes to succeed and be a positive contribution to society.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Emerald Gems does not require a proof of vaccine for COVID-19. Emerald Gems does take the health of all participants seriously. Therefore, because COVID-19 is easily transmissible, if your child has received a positive COVID-19 test during or within two weeks prior to the Camp and or is showing symptoms of COVID-19 on any day of the Camp, they should not participate.