Camp Philosophy

What has made Sure Shot the premier basketball camp at the Jersey Shore for the last 34 years?

Established in 1991, Sure Shot Basketball Camp is the largest and most qualified basketball camp in the shore community. With hundreds of athletes and over 50 coaches, Sure Shot provides athletes with the time and quality instruction necessary to improve their game.

Camp Director Ike Dweck, who played college basketball at East Stroudsburg University, PA, established Sure Shot Basketball Camp to give back to the youth of our community what he had learned over his career. Ike has been the director for all 33 years and continues to keep the camp exciting, fresh and new for all our boys and girls. With instruction, awards, NBA Pro appearances, T-shirts, shorts and more, this year’s Sure Shot guarantees to be our best camp yet!

Proven Instructional Program

“You can practice shooting eight hours a day, but if your technique is wrong, then all you become is very good at shooting the wrong way. Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise.”

This Michael Jordan quote on basketball training encapsulates the coaching philosophy at Sure Shot: You need to do it right or it’s just wasted effort. For young players, properly learning the fundamentals is the foundation for good basketball. There is an effective, natural way to play basketball. But to get there, young players must refine their gross motor skills, their hand-eye coordination and learn how to position themselves on the court to maximize their effectiveness. Sure Shot teaches smart basketball. Our athletes learn what it takes to play as a coordinated team that wins games.

Additionally, 34 years of teaching excellence has made Sure Shot one of the Jersey Shore’s best instructional camps with high school & college instructors.

Lectures & Skills

Athletes divide into small instructional groups and are taught the basic skills of basketball.


We are proud of helping local campers grow as basketball players and more importantly grow as young adults, gaining maturity, learning proper sportsmanship and etiquette, and working together as a team to accomplish a common objective. For Sure Shot coaches, basketball is more than a game. Basketball is an opportunity to teach our youth about the lessons of life, how to maximize your talents, how to push yourself to be your best and accepting winning or losing with the same maturity and graciousness. After your child participates at Sure Shot, you will see him in a different light, more mature, less impulsive, and serious about achieving success in life.

For more information on Sure Shot Basketball Camp, call Ike Dweck at 917-349-3999 or email

Sure Shot Basketball Camp
PO Box 333
Deal, NJ 07723