Webers announce Joseph T. Wezwick Illumination Award

Each year, Weber’s Bulldog Basketball Camp presents an Illumination Award 🏆 at the end of the week to a special camper who “lights up” the camp, both on and off the court. It’s our largest and most prestigious award, and always goes to the person who made the brightest 💫 🌟 and most positive impact on the coaches and players throughout the week.

This year, the award has been renamed in honor of a very special camper-turned-coach, who was a part of our basketball program for over a decade.

Joseph T. Wezwick was Coach Bill Weber’s younger cousin by marriage, and he started coming to this camp when he was just 11 years old. Joseph played many sports, but basketball was, by far, his favorite. He didn’t live in Maryland — but in fact, almost 500 miles away in South Carolina. However, Joe said of all the camps he had ever been to (and there were many), our camp was his favorite. So, every summer his dad would drive him and a friend up to Maryland to attend for a week or more. As Joe got older, he started working at the camp, where he was able to coach his younger cousins, the same way he had been coached all those years before.

Joseph was only 25 years old when he passed away, suddenly, on June 8, 2021. This has been a huge loss, not just for his family and friends, but for everyone who was ever lucky enough to play basketball with, or coach alongside of, Joe here at camp. The Weber family recently spent spring break vacation with Joseph. Together, we did a lot of what we love most – shot hoops and watched the thrilling NCAA Final Four games on TV. So many of our family’s memories with Joseph are synonymous with joy, fun, and a shared love of basketball. That is why this month, we felt it was only fitting to rename our biggest and brightest 🏆 in his honor.

The first-ever Joseph T. Wezwick Illumination Award will be handed out a week from today, Friday, July 16th to the child who “lights up” camp — the same way Joseph did for so many wonderful summers. Joseph’s camp teams never won the Championship title in all the years he attended. However, we think he would be proud and honored to know that his name will now be on a Championship Friday trophy at the end of each and every week.

The Weber family misses him terribly, and it is our hope that every camper who attends next week, and every week after, has as much fun at our camp as Joe did each and every single year.

🏀 🌟 🏆

-The Weber’s Bulldog Basketball Family


2020 Camp Update

Dear Camp Families,  

After much study, prayer, and with heavy hearts, we have decided Weber’s Bulldog Basketball Camp cannot operate for the 2020 Summer Season. At the heart of this decision is the safety of our campers, staff and their families. We care too deeply for all of you to risk opening for camp operations this summer, which would have marked the 24 th year for Weber’s Bulldog Basketball camp.

No one is more disappointed about this decision than myself and my own family. My 10-year old son has been living and breathing basketball every minute of each day for the past year and it pains me to think of him being home, playing NBA2k20 for the entire month of July instead of actually playing real basketball and working hard to try and get his team to the ACC Championship game every single Friday.  

We have closely followed information put out by the CDC and studied our Governor’s plan for reopening Maryland to help inform this decision. Our goal has always been to make camp an enjoyable experience for all. Unfortunately, the game of basketball requires children to be in close proximity and share equipment.   

Weber’s Bulldog Basketball Camp is committed to refunding all balances and deposits paid through the AACS portal and The Edge Training Academy’s website. I have been assured those refunds will begin processing very soon from both parties. We appreciate your understanding and patience in awaiting confirmation of this process.  

We will now move forward in planning for the summer of 2021. We do want to stay connected with you and your families this summer, so please look for updates on our website and social media platforms.   Thank you for the trust you have given us and for your constant support.

We know that you and your families voted us, “Best Sports Camp” in the Annapolis area in 2018 & 2019, and we really appreciate the accolades. No doubt that we would have met your expectations, once again, this summer. 

We can’t wait to see you all next year and to see the progress each and every one of you has made! Please stay safe, stay active and keep enjoying the game of basketball!  

Yours Truly,   Bill Weber Weber’s Bulldog Basketball Camp, Owner