Long Beach Poly

Ron Palmer Basketball-Academic Camp Returning To Long Beach

The 10th Annual Ron Palmer Summer Basketball and Academic Camp will take place at Long Beach Poly High School beginning July 31 thru August 3, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., for boys and girls ages eight to 15.

The difference between the Palmer camp and most youth camps is a focus on academics in addition to basketball skills taught by Poly legend Ron Palmer. The camp will feature math and language arts classes in the morning and basketball instruction plus intramural play in the afternoon. Daily lunches, snacks, T-shirts, school supplies, and the Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation one day workout clinic are also included in this year’s Camp.

The cost of the Camp is $125; applications are available at smartballsummercamp.com. For more information call camp director Erroll Parker at (562) 477-2976.

Mike Guardabascio
An LBC native, Mike Guardabascio has been covering Long Beach sports professionally for 13 years, with his work published in dozens of Southern California magazines and newspapers. He's won numerous awards for his writing as well as the CIF Southern Section’s Champion For Character Award, and is the author of three books about Long Beach history.