Greetings Thunderhoops family!

We hope everyone is staying safe and adjusting to the ever-changing new normal.

As you may be aware, the Provincial Government has announced the closure of overnight camps in Ontario for the summer of 2020. Day camps will have to follow a strict protocol that includes physical distancing. Due to the nature of basketball, it would be impossible to keep campers apart and safe.

To ensure the safety of our campers, coaches and support staff, Thunderhoops Basketball Camp will be cancelled for this year. This would have been our 27th summer running Thunderhoops, and we will miss seeing your smiling faces.

We encourage you to keep working on your game. Don’t let your skills fade, now is the time you can separate yourself from the pack. Work hard, everyday.

Paul and Marty

2021 Camp Dates Cancelled

For Boys & Girls Grades 3 – 9

Thunderhoops Basketball Shooting Camp is in its 27th year of operation and is one of the largest basketball day camps in Ontario. In its 27 years, Thunderhoops has grown from a one week camp of 60 campers to a camp of three weeks, accommodating 600 campers. Thunderhoops is in its second generation of campers. Campers, who attended in the early days, are now bringing their children to Thunderhoops. How cool is that?! Thunderhoops has sold out the last 20 years in a row. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, Thunderhoops’ diversified program caters to the needs of all players. Paul and Marty have developed what they feel is the most efficient method of teaching young people how to shoot the basketball, and how to put them in a position to score. Improving the camper’s confidence and self-esteem happens naturally through the programming at Thunderhoops. Thunderhoops has taught over 9500 campers over the past 26 years.

Coach McCrone and Coach Hopper were honoured in 2001 by the City of Orillia for their contribution to City Basketball programs. The Barrie Royals Basketball Association presented the pair with the prestigious “Kort” award, for their outstanding contribution to basketball in the City of Barrie.

2021 Overnight Camp Date Cancelled


Coaches Marty & Paul


  • Written evaluation
  • Guest instructors
  • Daily skill contest and prizes
  • 1 on 1 competition
  • Full court games
  • Referee clinic
  • Personalized attention & instruction
  • Tuck shop available
  • Daily 4 on 4 competition
  • Guaranteed ratio of 10
  • Defensive fundamentals camper or less per coach
  • Adjustable hoops


  • A Thunderhoops Sponsor Package
  • A Thunderhoops Basketball
  • A Thunderhoops T-Shirt
  • A colour team picture
  • Gatorade all day
  • A cold drink at lunch


The real value of team sports is in the opportunity to learn life skills which prepares each participant for the demands of adult life. I thank you sincerely for providing this opportunity for so many kids during their formative years.