2-Day Camp for Each Age Group: Between July 27-30, 2023

Camps will take place @ Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.

Hello Parents and Guardians,

We hope all is well!  It’s registration time for our 2023 Emerald Gems 8th Annual Free U.S.V.I. Youth Basketball Camp!  This year, our long-time NBA personnel and collegiate level camp coaches are back and would like to spend time with as many of our campers as possible, teaching them the game they love the most!  Therefore, we’re also asking you to help us share the camp information with other parents and players. 

The Camp is July 27 & 28 for Ages 8-13 and July 29 & 30 for Ages 14-17 from 9-3pm, at Ivanna Eudora Kean High School. Please register by Monday, July 10th.

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, basketballs, and more. Due to the pandemic, it’s been more challenging to secure donations of these items. Therefore, we do our best to provide as much as we can to our campers.

We’re looking forward to seeing our returning campers and meeting 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.


Registration deadline is Monday, July 10, 2023, and is incomplete until all of your forms have been received. You can scan/email them to emeraldgemsfoundation@gmail.com.

All Forms must be completed and received before your child participates in the Camp.


  • Check-in required to record attendance.
  • Face masks are preferred, but not required.
  • Recommend hand washing and/or sanitizing throughout the camp day.



  • 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



  • Ages 8-13: July 27 & 28 from 9-3pm
  • Ages 14-17: July 29 & 30 from 9-3pm

Thank you and we hope to see you and your children soon!

Milt and Shalaun Newton
Emerald Gems Foundation, Inc.