“Dear Coach Newlen, Not only have you helped me with tennis and basketball, but you have made me appreciate the importance of sportsmanship, attitude and self-esteem. I feel so fortunate to have such a caring coach who has such a special connection with each of his players. I hope to see you over the summer!”
13-year-old camper after attending camp 

“Jeanette and I wish to express our appreciation for the excellent basketball camps you direct. Jeff was able to attend two sessions and the quality of instruction is evident. I hope Jeff will have the opportunity to attend future camps and clinics.”
W. L.

“Thank you so much for running the basketball camp. It was really fun. In fact, it is my favorite basketball camp I’ve been to. Have a great summer and please tell all the counselors ‘Hi’ for me.”
12-year-old camper

“I am writing to tell you how impressed I was with the basketball camp my son attended. It is obvious to me now why there was such a large turnout for this camp. There have been many different programs my kids have been involved with over the years that I have been dissatisfied with for a variety of reasons. However, this camp was well organized, well staffed, and could not have been run more smoothly. It makes me feel good, as a parent, to have chosen this camp. It gave my son a very positive opportunity to practice and learn more about his favorite sport. When I picked him up from camp on the last day, he had a big smile on his face and asked if he could return again NEXT summer.”
Karen Kuhn

“Knowing the Newlen family for over twenty years, I was delighted when my children became old enough to attend the Making of a Champion basketball camp.  Most important to me was knowing the camp coached by Mark Newlen, and supported by his wife Kim and daughter Kali, would be led in Christian love.  I looked forward to my children being at this camp in which Coach Newlen teaches the fundamentals of sportsmanship and of basketball.  I can’t think of a better camp for my children to learn to love basketball as well as to learn to play basketball.  This camp is our family’s favorite; and, my son and daughter have already calculated how many more years before their two younger brothers can come to this camp with them!”

Jacquelin Aronson, parent of current campers