ELS Nike Basketball Camp at Curry College

ELS Nike Basketball Camp at Curry College
ELS Nike Basketball Camp at Curry College

The ELS and Nike Basketball Camp provide young athletes with a fun way to practice and improve their English while enjoying their favorite sports.

Explore, encourage and enjoy learning and living alongside other American athletes at the Nike Basketball Camp at Curry College in Boston this summer. 

Highlights Include

  • Ages 9 – 18; boys and girls welcome
  • Campers come from around the world to live and train with American athletes
  • Excellent coaching staff and collegiate athletes, along with professional ELS certified teachers
  • Optional ELS Classes for beginner, intermediate levels. Ten 50-minute lessons per week
  • Enjoy fun evening camp activities with American teammates
  • Airport transfers from Boston Logan can be arranged
  • Official Nike Basketball Camp T-shirt
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

David Harrison
Camp Director

David Harrison

David Harrison is back as the Director of the Nike Basketball Camp at Curry College for the 2nd consecutive summer.  David is currently the Assistant Coach at Bristol Community College in addition to being Co-Director of AAU Basketball Boston Bobcats. 

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Previous experience includes assistant coaching at Indiana University Southeast and NCAA D-1 Camp Director at Illinois University, Dayton University and Oklahoma State University. David Harrison played basketball all through college and played over 700 games and achieved two championships in his 13+ professional career that spanned through Europe, United States, Asia, Middle East and South America.

Camp Details

Nike Basketball Camp Philosophy

Play the sport you love and get better this summer with our excellent Nike Basketball Camp staff of collegiate athletes and veteran coaches. On the first day campers are evaluated on the courts and placed into smaller groups based on their age and ability. Train for 12+ hours/week. All skill levels welcome. 8:1 athlete, coach ratio. Training includes everything from fundamental skill enhancement through drills, scrimmages, and full court play, as well as court visualization and team communication training.  

ELS Language Classes

Take your English conversational skills to the next level and become more experienced in your communication technique with help from professional ELS instructors and new friends.  Explore, encourage and enjoy learning and living the American culture, practicing your English and playing the sport your love at one of our Nike Sports Camps!

The ELS language classes help students develop their speaking and conversational English skills in and out of the classroom. Different from more intensive programs, which focus heavily on grammar, these sessions focus on ways to engage the students in an active use of English.  Using sports as the common theme, professional ELS instructors use video and rich media sources to generate natural conversation, and to encourage this practice outside the classroom with their new American teammates, coaches and staff.  Offered daily the two 50 minute classes enable each student to fully engage in a full day of sprots while practicing their English and grammar in a non-threatening environment. Campers are evaluated at the first class. Classes are formed/grouped based on speaking proficiency and age.  Program is appropriate for beginner, and intermediate levels. Classes offered Monday – Friday immediately following lunch (See detailed sample schedule under More Details.)

More Important Camp Details

How to Register Online.  

Using the sessions listed below, you can build a 1,2,3 or up to a 6 week camp program.  After you add each session to your cart, you will be asked a series of questions like whether you need linens, (if you want linens, please select the option and it will automatically add $35 to your camp tuition.) If you are staying multiple weeks, you will want to add a weekend stayover in between your sessions for $275.  If you want to add the activity package, you will want to click yes, and the system will add $150 to your tuition price.  Please note, each session runs from Sunday to Friday.  If you want to connect multiple sessions together, you must add the weekend stayover option.  If you would prefer to complete a Nike Sport Camp application, please download and follow the instructions listed. Click the link for the 2017 all-inclusive price list for Nike Basketball and ELS Language Camp pricing.

Check In & Check Out

Arrival day is Sunday. Departure day is on Friday. Extra night is $125.  Campers may arrive early or stay an extra day, with prior approval. (Please add this option, when you enroll in camp.) All campers must depart camp by August 4th.  

Accommodation & Roommates

Typical College Dorm Room. 2 campers to 1 room. Air conditioning, shared bathroom. American roommate can be requested. Please note we will do our best to accomodate all requests, but there are no guarantees.

Linens and Laundry

Bed sheets, pillow, and towels are provided. Onsite facilities available. $2.50/wash and dry. 

Meals

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included everyday expect check-in and check-out days. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated if alerted before camp.

Weekday Activities

Off-campus evening activities are planned daily.  These activities are completely optional, but most international campers like to attend.  A full schedule is included in the  camp information package that is sent to all registered campers beginning April 1.  The cost to add these activities is $150 per week.  You can choose this option as you register online. Preview the 2017 list of the fun evening activities.  

Weekends & Trips

Campers staying more than one session, will want to add a weekend stayover to their package.  The cost is $275 and includes room and board plus a chance to Explore Boston, visit an amusement park or join a whale watching excursion.  Preview the 2017 weekend excursion calendar.  All campers participate in the Saturday excursion.  

Airport Transfers

Round-trip airport transfers are available from Boston Logan International Airport. To add this to your camp program, select the option as you enroll.  The cost for one way is $100; round trip is $200.  Campers will be met at the airport and driven back to camp by our transportation staff. Campers should plan their flights to arrive on Sunday (the first date of camp) and plan their flights to depart on Friday, the last day of a camp session. If you need to arrive a day early, or depart a day late, there will be an additional cost of $125/extra night added. Note: if you are participating in the last week of camp (July 30 - August 4) you must plan to depart camp byAugust 4th. Please provide flight information when registering or at least 4 weeks prior to camp start date. Please send flight information to travel@ussportscamps.com 

Unaccompanied Minor Services

We contract transportation through a licensed transportation company. If your child is considered an unaccompanied minor by the airline, you will need to complete and sign a waiver that provides us with permission to meet your child at Customs.  Many airlines request the name of this person who will be meeting your child when you book your flight.  We are not able to provide this information until one-week prior to arrival. Please email international@ussportscamps.com to request the waiver and to confirm flight information.

Medical Insurance

For an additional $60, add supplemental health coverage. On-site school nursed and trainers available for on-site injuries. You must be medically insured while at camp. If your health insurance will not cover you while in America, you must find alternative coverage whether that is the one US Sports Camps provides or otherwise.  

Wi-Fi & Communication

Wi-Fi access in common areas and dorm rooms available to campers. Camp office provides computer access for Skype and Email.

Spending Money

Suggested $100/week for spending money.

Parents: Come & Stay in Boston!

If your planning a family vacation while your campers are at camp, downtown Boston is just 20 minutes from Curry College. If you're looking for a hotel nearby Curry College, we recommend the Homewood Suites by Hilton in Canton, MA, located a couple miles from campus. Please call 781-828-4700 to reserve your room.

After Registering

A detailed camper welcome packet containing health & release forms, emergency contact info, and a packing list will be emailed to all registered campers in Spring 2017. Our health and release forms require a doctor's signature and will be collected on the first day of camp. International campers must have proof of health insurance valid in the US in order to attend camps. Campers not providing complete immunization and health forms signed by a doctor will not be allowed to participate in camp until these are provided. 

These Nike Sport Camps are operated by MB Sports Camps. Nike and the Swoosh design are registered trademarks of Nike, Inc. and its affiliates and are used under license. Nike is the title sponsor of the camps .  US Sports Camps, Inc. is a marketing and registration service for these camps, and it and Nike have no control over the operation of the camps or the acts or omissions of MB Sports Camps.

Facilities

Curry College, located in Milton, Massachusetts, is one of New England's most beautiful college campuses. Located only seven miles outside of downtown Boston, its outstanding facilities include indoor and outdoor basketball courts, air conditioned dorms, and excellent dining facilities located near residence halls. The convenient campus layout means courts, dining halls, and dorms are just a short walk away!

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 8:30am - 8:45am Breakfast
  • 8:45am - 10:00am Nike Basketball Camp
  • 10:00am - 10:15am Break
  • 10:15am - 11:30am Nike Basketball Camp
  • 11:30am - 1:00pm Lunch and Break
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm ELS Classes
  • 2:45pm - 3:00pm Break
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Basketball Training; scrimmages, full court play, competitions
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Dinner, Rest, Shower Free time
  • 7:15pm - 9:00pm Evening Activity
  • 10:15pm Lights out

Camper Reviews

  • 5/5.
Thank You

Hi USSC, we cannot thank you enough for the wonderful camp our daughter participated in over the summer.

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  • 4/5.
Was Amazing

Nike basketball camp was amazing, the coaches are great, great practice, and an amazing learning experience. 

  • 4/5.
My game improved a lot!

I had a very positive experience at the Curry College Camp. My game improved a lot thanks to the help of the extremely nice staff.
 

  • 5/5.
The kids were great!

My son was the youngest camper and the smallest camper so I worried about his being accepted and he was easily immersed into the games/drills by all. The kids were great and he had a wonderful time.

  • 4/5.
My son enjoyed the camp.

My son enjoyed the camp and we really appreciated the personal written feedback given at the end of the camp.
 

  • 5/5.
Came home happy and Speaking English!

My son attended 3 weeks of camp and loved it.  He met many new friends and he came home so happy and speaking English!  The basketball coach was very knowledgeable and helped him on his shooting. He's been playing on a team here in Turkey and the coaches really think he improved. Everything was so easy. Thank you for offering a great experience for my son. 

  • 5/5.

This camp was one of the best camps ever. It was the most fun camp I have ever been to and I met a ton of new friends. The coaches were nice and knew what they were talking about. I will definetly be back next year!!

  • 4/5.
love basketball

It was nice to meet people you ordinarily wouldn't meet in your usual day to day and share a common goal which is to become a better player regardless of where you come from. The only thing that matters here is that we all love basketball!!!

  • 3/5.
Activity schedule was strict

Overall the camp was amazing and I had a lot of fun playing my sport, Basketball, but I wish I had more felxibiltiy in my activities schedule. I wanted to go shopping a second time, and they wouldn't let me. But it's okay, we went to a water park and that was also fun. 

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Basketball and Language
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
To create multi-week sessions, add desired sessions by date to your camp cart, then answer questions in registration process to add additional items such as airport transfers, linens and evening activities for each session. An all-inclusive package for 2 weeks is $2,835, a 3-week program is $4,290 etc.
Overnight $995.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Basketball and Language
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
To create multi-week sessions, add desired sessions by date to your camp cart, then answer questions in registration process to add additional items such as airport transfers, linens and evening activities for each session. An all-inclusive package for 2 weeks is $2,835, a 3-week program is $4,290 etc.
Overnight $995.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Basketball and Language
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
To create multi-week sessions, add desired sessions by date to your camp cart, then answer questions in registration process to add additional items such as airport transfers, linens and evening activities for each session. An all-inclusive package for 2 weeks is $2,835, a 3-week program is $4,290 etc.
Overnight $995.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Basketball and Language
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
To create multi-week sessions, add desired sessions by date to your camp cart, then answer questions in registration process to add additional items such as airport transfers, linens and evening activities for each session. An all-inclusive package for 2 weeks is $2,835, a 3-week program is $4,290 etc.
Overnight $995.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Basketball and Language
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
To create multi-week sessions, add desired sessions by date to your camp cart, then answer questions in registration process to add additional items such as airport transfers, linens and evening activities for each session. An all-inclusive package for 2 weeks is $2,835, a 3-week program is $4,290 etc.
Overnight $995.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Basketball and Language
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
This is a one week session. The all inclusive price for one-week is $1,380. Please answer the questions during the registration process to add linens, airport transfers and evening activities. These are optional add-ons.
Overnight $995.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.