This month, Ilwaco High School will host huge basketball camps that have previously taken place elsewhere. The all-day BNB camp will come to Ilwaco, with girls basketball games on June 18-21 and boys basketball on June 25-28. Ilwaco girls basketball coach Ned Bittner said “fifty-plus” teams will show up.
In the past, the camp has taken place at North Beach and Soap Lake. Soap Lake will also hold BNB camps this year, hosting boys’ basketball on June 18-21 and girls’ basketball on the 25th through the 28th. North Beach is no longer hosting a camp, and Ilwaco plans to host it annually, Bittner said.
Games will take place at IHS, Hilltop, and Ocean Park Elementary. Teams will play through midnight, and have breakfast, lunch and dinner at the camp. There will also be a three-point shooting contest. Games will have two halves, each with a 20-minute running clock. BNB’s website describes its event as “a camp run by coaches, for coaches.”
Ilwaco will also host its annual summer “Battle at the Beach” tournament. The girls tournament will be June 15-17. The boys tournament will be June 22-24.