Pioneers Basketball Camp is for boys and girls going into grades 2-8 in the Fall of 2023.
This one week camp is from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Camp is located at the Valley Forge Middle School gymnasiums.

Pioneers Basketball Camp was founded in 2016 by Conestoga High School boys basketball coach, Sean Forcine. This week-long summer camp aims to teach basketball fundamentals and create a competitive environment for kids to challenge each other, and thus become better players, while having fun.  We adhere to, and teach, the quality of good sportsmanship as well as the values of hard work and teamwork.


Along with teaching basketball skills, we continuously encourage a positive attitude regardless of outcome or skill level.  In fact, the biggest award we give at the end of the week is to the camper who demonstrated a positive attitude with his or her fellow campers and staff during times of adversity and success.

Helping Coach Forcine are other Conestoga Coaches as well as a group of counselors hand-picked from the current Conestoga Boys and Girls Basketball Teams.  The counselors work with the campers throughout the week as their coaches and instructors.

Along with the coaches and counselors, a Registered Nurse is also onsite throughout the entirety of camp to help any children who may need assistance.

A typical day at Pioneers Basketball Camp is as follows:

  • 9:00 am         Campers arrive and have 10 minutes of “open gym” time
  • 9:10 – 9:20      Warm up and stretch
  • 9:20 – 9:55      Morning Dribbling (a variation of ball handling drills and contests are taught everyday at this time)
  • 9:55 – 10:00      Water break
  • 10:00 – 10:30    Competition (a variety shooting or dribbling games depending on the day)
  • 10:30 – 10:45    Snack break and free time (campers must stay in the gym)
  • 10:45 – 11:15     Teaching point from Coach Forcine or Guest Speaker (Teaching points include proper shooting mechanics, triple threat, offensive moves, etc.)
  • 11:15 – 11:45    Great Alaskan Shootout (a week-long shooting competition where all campers and counselors participate in a team environment)
  • 11:45 – 12:20    Stations (a variety of six stations directed by camp counselors)
  • 12:20 – 12:50    Lunch break and free time (pizza, snacks, and drinks are available for purchase each day.  Campers must stay in the gym or cafeteria)
  • 12:50 – 1:45      Team games with your coach for the week (3 on 3 or 5 on 5)
  • 1:45 – 2:00    Contest (a daily tradition where kids take 1 shot to win a small prize or “chance it” from distance to win a larger prize) and review of the day’s teaching point.
  • 2:00 pm            Parent pick up (kids must stay in gym until parent arrives)


Sean Forcine
Camp Director
Conestoga High School Boys Varsity Head Basketball Coach

Sean just completed his first year as the head coach of the Conestoga High School boys varsity basketball team.  For the past 16 years, he has been an assistant coach for the Pioneers varsity team as well as the head coach of the JV team. He graduated from Conestoga in 2001, having played basketball for four years and soccer for two. During his high school career, he started at point guard and shooting guard and was named most improved player as a junior and a co-captain as a senior. Sean has vast experience as a clinician at St. Joe’s, Herb Magee and Sky High basketball camps. In addition, he has played and refereed in local leagues, and holds individual and group basketball training sessions for kids of all ages. Sean currently works as the Director of Creative Services for Orion in Berwyn. He graduated from Lehigh University in 2005 with a B.S. in Marketing and minors in Graphic Design and Psychology. Sean and his wife Jessica reside in Wayne with their sons Jack, Lucas, Nicholas, Ryan and Leo.


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