ELS Language and Nike Basketball Camp at Curry College

ELS Language and Nike Basketball Camp at Curry College
ELS Language and Nike Basketball Camp at Curry College

Join us at the ELS Language and NIKE Basketball Camp at Curry College. Improve your game, practice your English and meet new friends from all over the world.

The Nike Basketball camp will cover all the technical essentials to get your basketball game on point, including shooting, passing, dribbling, rebounding, footwork and mental readiness on the court. Offensively, we will work on proper shooting technique, jump-shots, lay-ups, ball handling skills, and moving with and without the ball.  Defensive session will work on proper stance, positioning and defensive principles.  International campers can add morning language classes to sharpen their English conversational skills. Plus, exciting evening and weekend activities give international campers a chance to explore Boston, and meet new friends, giving them a summer experience they will never forget!

Highlights Include

  • 30 hours of NIKE Basketball instruction per session
  • Superior instruction & a low Camper to Coach ratio
  • Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play, and more
  • 3 hours of language classes daily during language week, and fun activities that allow you to practice your English.
  • Fun evening camp activities with American children
  • Official NIKE Camp T-shirt, yearbook, and other great NIKE prizes
  • Transportation to all activities and airport transfers
  • Develop your English skills while creating new American friendships

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.

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Wayne Turner

Assistant Coach

Malcolm Wynn


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Camp Details


Campers can choose from a 2,3,4, or 5 week Nike Basketball and ELS language program. The start dates of the programs are 6/28, 7/5, 7/12, 7/19, or 7/26. These combined sport and language programs are highly recommended for campers where English is not the native tongue. Click on more details for more information. 

More Details

We will run 6 consecutive weeks of Nike Basketball camp, starting on June 28, 2015 and ending on August 7, 2015. Campers can combine sessions together to create a multi-week sport only or sport and language camp package. These combination Nike sport and language programs provide the perfect program for international campers who want to improve their English but also want to get better at Basketball. 

Campers looking to create a multi-week SPORT-only session (without a language program) can combine any one of the six weekly sessions together with a weekend stay for a personalized experience.  Click here for a listing of available basketball only camp sessions.

Overview of Basketball + Language Program

  • English classes begin Monday morning, and are held from 0900-1200 Monday through Friday.
  • Students in this program will improve core English skills: speaking, listening, and confidence. Classes are communicative in nature and offer plenty of opportunities for speaking practice in three 50-minute classes per day for a total of 15 classes per week.
  • Four hours of Nike Basketball Training is offered daily (M-F) from 1300-1700. 
  • Program is designed for campers aged 10-18 years old.
  • Students will be evaluated and put into groups based on age, sport exerience and skill and language experience.
  • Weekend programs are included in tuition and are supervised and planned by international staff.
  • Roundtrip airport pickup is included in tuition from the Boston Logan International airport. 
  • All-inclusive tuition: Covers language instruction, sport instruction, housing, meals, roundtrip airport transfers, weekend stayover(s), and activities.

Checkin and Check-out

Camp sessions start on Sunday (Check-in 12:00-1400) and end on Friday (1600-1800)

  • Sport evaluations start at 1500 (Sunday)
  • On check in day, the first meal served is dinner. If you need to eat lunch with your parents, we will give you a list of several nearby restaurants.
  •  After evaluations, showers, and dinner, all campers, staff, and coaches will walk to orientation together. Here we will introduce the coaches and staff, and go over camp rules and procedures. The last meal on Friday is lunch. 
  • Early arrivals & late departures: There is a $100 fee per day to accomodate campers arriving early or staying beyond the final day of their registered session. This fee includes housing and meals. Please note that our camp staff cannot receive early campers prior to Sunday, June 28 (the first day of our first session), nor may campers stay past Friday, August 7 (the final day of our last session).
  • Travel: All international campers will be met at Boston Logan International Airport by camp staff, and will be escorted to their departing flight at the conclusion of their session. This is included in tuition.​ 
  • Online travel forms will need to be completed in order to guarantee pick up at the airport. (No exceptions.)
  • For family or friends wishing to stay nearby, 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.
  • Activities: Pre-organized evening/weekend activities could include: laser tag, bowling, Hard Rock Café, game arcade, a camp dance, and other activities.  Saturday excursions include Six Flags Amusement Park, shopping/tour of Boston and/or whale watching (dependent on weekend). Campers who choose to remain on-campus will enjoy alternate activities such as ping pong, movies, board games, and volleyball. Counselors stay on campus and accompany off campus trips to ensure 24/7 supervision of all campers.
  • Registration Packet: A detailed camper registration packet containing check-in location, health & release forms, emergency contact info, and a packing list will be emailed to all registered campers in spring 2015. Our health and release forms require a doctor's signature and will be collected on the first day of camp. International campers must have health insurance valid in the US in order to attend camps.
  • Laundry: Campers have access to the laundry machines which are located in each building.  We provide the laundry detergent for FREE.  However, the college's laundry machines require them to pay $1.25 for the washer and $1.25 for the dryer.  If campers need help washing their clothes, the counselors are always available to help them.  This is a great experience for the campers to learn how to wash their own clothing!
  • Medical Facility: 3-6 athletic trainers are on-site and around the dorms. A doctor is on-call for emergencies.
  • Spending Money Parents send their child with approximately $100/week of spending money. We hold camper spending money in the camp bank so it is safe.  Campers have a bank ledger which they sign everytime they withdraw money.  At the end of their stay, whatever is left in their camp bank is sent home with them.  If a camper runs out of money, the parents can call into the office (617)391-5139 and give a credit card number to charge more money into their child's bank account.
  • Labels on clothing: We only recommend it so that if he loses it, we know whose clothing it is.  Many parents do not do this as it is very time consuming.  It is not necessary, only a recommendation.  You could always use a permanent marker to at least write his initials on the inside of his clothing if you would like.


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

  • 7:30am Breakfast
  • 8:30am Language assessment (Monday only); Campers to classroom (Monday-Friday)
  • 8:45am Language class begins: Grammar, Listening, Discussion, Vocabulary, Reading, Writing
  • 10:30am Language classes continues: Conversational activities, Writing, Music, Art
  • 12:00 noon Lunch
  • 1:00pm NIKE Basketball: Technical skill development, Tactical skill development, Strength and conditioning, Tournament play
  • 5:00pm Dinner
  • 6:00pm Free time
  • 7:00pm Evening activities
  • 10:00pm Campers to dorms
  • 10:30pm Lights out!

Camper Reviews

  • 5/5.
Was Amazing

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

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  • 5/5.
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!!

  • 5/5.
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!!!

Camp Dates & Prices

This camp is no longer available this season.
Please call us at 1-800-645-3226 if you would like help finding another camp, or join our email list to be notified of 2016 programs.

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.