BLOOMFIELD, NJ – More than 75 kids took to the court to learn the fundamentals of the game during the first day of the second session of the Bengals Basketball Summer Camp on Monday, July 8 at Bloomfield High School. 

The camp is designed as a co-ed basketball camp that teaches basic basketball fundamentals and features game and tournament competition under the direction of Michael Passero, Boys Varsity Head Coach at Bloomfield High School and former four-time state champion.

Other staff members include Zac Dearwater, Girls Varsity Head Coach at Bloomfield High School.  Dearwater is a 2019 North Jersey Section 1, Group 4 Champion and 2019 Essex County Girls Coach of the Year. 

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“We love for the kids to have fun, build their skills, practice and play in games, which are things they may not be able to do outside on a 92-degree humid day,” Dearwater told TAP.  “Today, we started with the basics and showed them little things and help them build their confidence so they get better each day and show improvement by the end of the camp.” 

The camp, open to boys and girls entering grades 4 through 9, hosted week one from Monday, June 25 through Friday, June 28.  Week two continues through this Friday, July 11.

“We provide a very good, fun environment for these kids and they’ll be able to take away knowledge that they can use leading into their high school basketball experience,” Dearwater added.

With top notch instruction and an impressive array of camp alumni who have gone on to play at the high school and collegiate level, this camp should produce some amazing future Bengal ballers.