2022 Emerald Gems Camp Flyer

2022 7th Annual U.S.V.I. Youth Basketball Camps

July 26 – July 29, 2022 – Ivanna Eudora Kean High School

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.


Please register by Thursday, June 30, 2022. Registration is incomplete until all of your forms have been received. You can scan or email them to emeraldgemsfoundation@gmail.com. Access each below:



  • Check-in required to record attendance.
  • Face masks are preferred, but not required.
  • Hand washing and/or sanitizer throughout the day.
  • Doors and bathrooms will be sanitized throughout the day. Gym will be sanitized before the next session/day.



Apparel and basketball shoes are not guaranteed.  
If your child secures a camp spot, you will receive a confirmation email by June 30th.
  • FREE: Camp is FREE and lunch is provided.
  • For Ages 8-13:  First come, first served for up to 40 camp spots.
  • For Ages 14-17:  Up to 40 campers will be selected. Local coaches may assist with the selection process. Must complete a Registration Form to be considered.
  • Please Note: If your child secures a camp spot, you will receive a confirmation email by June 30th.


  • Proud native of St. Thomas U.S.V.I. and Co-Founder of Emerald Gems Foundation, Inc.
  • Worked for the NBA for over 20 years: Assistant General Manager of the NBA Milwaukee Bucks – 2021 NBA Champions
  • Former General Manager of the NBA Minnesota Timberwolves; and University of Kansas 1988 NCAA Men’s Basketball National Champions

Campers will work on proven skill techniques and drills designed to improve their game and basketball knowledge.  They will also compete in 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 games, in addition to shooting and skill competitions.  NBA personnel will instruct the campers. 


Emerald Gems Foundation | P.O. Box 1818, Minnetonka, MN 55345

For questions, please contact emeraldgemsfoundation@gmail.com