About Hotshots

Hot Shots Sports Camp

Hotshots Sports Camp started 18 years ago in the Summer of 2002. Our goal was to establish a sports camp with high-level instructions in a great Jewish environment. We succeeded in offering amazing skills sessions in Basketball and then added Floor Hockey in subsequent years. Our camp has competitive league play and skills session in a fun and calm environment where davening and learning are key components of our day.

The camp was started by Rabbi Steven Penn. He has over 25 years of informal and formal education background. Currently he is the Lower School Principal at Yavneh Academy. In past summers he was the Head Counselor at Camp Mesorah, and Head of Sports in Camp Nesher. He brings a great understanding of children and camping.

This year we are happy to welcome Chad Mekles to Hotshots Sports Camp as Head of Basketball Operations. Chad is the Founder of CMEK, Chad organizes and runs basketball and sports programs, leagues, youth clinics, tournaments, birthday parties, school-break camps, Summer Camp, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and AAU travel teams for boys and girls in various facilities throughout Bergen County, New Jersey and the tri-state area.