Curley Boo's Camp Experiencing Growing Pains

Published 06/18 2014 09:36PM

Updated 06/18 2014 10:15PM

WMBD/WYZZ-TV - PEORIA, Ill. - It's the kind of problem most basketball camps would like to have.

Curley Boo Johnson started his "Skills For Life" Academy Basketball Camp seven years ago with 96 boys. This year the former Harlem Globetrotter is expecting 700 boys and girls to fill up his August camp.

So he's having to move from the Peoria Academy to Dunlap, where he'll go from having one basketball court to four.

 "I'm very happy with the way (Peoria Academy) extended their hospitality to us," said Johnson. "But we basically blew the roof off, the doors off and had to move. Dunlap was a great location with the high school and middle school."

The camp is Aug 4-8 with the boys camp running between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. The girls camp runs from 2-6 p.m. For more information go to

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