ELS Nike Basketball Camp at Curry College

ELS Nike Basketball Camp at Curry College

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

Improve your basketball skills and train alongside other American athletes at the Nike Basketball Camp at Curry College in Boston this summer. The ELS language program includes 2-50 minute classes, Monday through Friday, designed to improve your English conversational skills and confidence.

Highlights Include

  • Ages 9 – 18; boys and girls welcome
  • Campers come from around the world to live and train with American children passionate about sports
  • Wide range of shooting, offensive, defensive, and team play drills
  • 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, skills evaluation and certificate of participation.
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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 

Campers are evaluated on day one and placed into smaller groups based on their age and ability.  All skill levels welcome.Sport Instruction offered for 3+ hours a day, monday through Friday. 10:1 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.  


Session prices include Nike Basketball instruction, ELS English Language instruction/materials, on-campus housing and meals. Additional options such as round trip airport transfers ($100 each way), weekend stayover(s) ($275 per weekend), weekly evening activities ($150 per week) or linens ($35 per week) can be added for an additional fee during the registration process.

ELS Language Classes

The ELS language program 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 engaging 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 American teammates, coaches and staff.  Offered daily the two 50 minute classes enable each student to fully engage in a full day of sports 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. 

More Important Camp Details

How to Register

Using the sessions below, you can build a 1,2,3 or up to a 6 week camp program. Additional options like airport transfers, weekend stays, linens and activities can be added during the registration process.  If you would prefer to complete a Nike Sport Camp application, please download and follow the instructions listed.

Check In & Check Out

Check-in is always on a Sunday. The last day of a session is on a Friday. We ask all international camper to try to arrive on Sunday and depart on Friday.  We can accomodate early arrival and late departures due to flights, but there is an additional charge of $125 for this.  We can't accept early arrivals prior to June 25, or late departures beyond August 4th. This can be done at the time of registration.

Overnight Campers Check-in: Sunday between 12PM-2PM 
Day Campers Check-in: Sunday between 1:30PM-2:30PM  
All Campers Check-out: Friday between 4PM-6PM

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. 


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

Supervised evening activities included Monday – Thursday.  These include on-campus social activities like ping pong, board/card games, video games, movies, pick up sports, volleyball etc.and a camp dance on Thursday.

Optional off-campus activities can be pre-purchased or ordered directly at camp. Please refer to your 2017 camp registraion package for details on how to order. Preview the 2017 Curry activity calendar to see the list of fun evening activities planned this summer.  

Campers staying multiple sessions will need to add a weekend stayover to their package.  The cost is $275 and includes room and board on Friday and Saturday, all meals and a Saturday excursion.  All weekend 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 is $100 each way.  Campers will be met at the airport and driven back to camp by licensed 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. 


At the same location, there is a  NIKE Softball Camp, NIKE Baseball Camp, NIKE Volleyball Camp, NIKE Soccer Camp, NIKE Tennis Camp, NIKE Golf Camp, and US Sports Football Academy. All sports camps are directed by the owners: Mehdi Belhassan. Many campers who play more than one sport are able to play 1 week of Basketball along with an additional week in any other sport (without ever having to move locations… they can even stay in the same dorm room!)

When mixing sports, campers must participate in at least 1 full week of each sport. Sports can not be mixed during the week. This is because each sports camp is an Intensified Training Program and should not be interrupted mid week.

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.


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

  • 7:25am Breakfast
  • 9:00am - 11:30am ELS Language Class
  • 11:30am - 1:15pm Lunch and Break
  • 1:30pm - 4:30pm Basketball Training; scrimmages, full court play, competitions for All Campers
  • 4:45pm Dinner, Rest, Shower Free time
  • 6:30pm Evening Activity
  • 10:30pm Lights out

Camper Reviews

Timothy A Parent

  • 5/5.
Thank You from Indonesia

July 26, 2016: This camp is well run. Everything was arranged well. We felt very welcomed. We are from Indonesia, we flew from Indonesia to Boston for our holiday and this was the first time for my son to join a US basketball camp and he enjoyed it a lot. I hope my son can ask some of his friends from Indonesia to join the camp together next year smilesmile

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Lilian CCamper

  • 4/5.
Enjoyed new friends and hanging out with staff.

July 15, 2016: I mostly enjoyed meeting new people and learning new languages and about different cultures. I loved getting to know the counselors and the staff and hanging out with them. I wish me and my sister could go for multiple weeks!

Kurt B.Parent

  • 5/5.
Highly recommend camp

Thank you so much for the activities and professional supervision during our daughter's stay at  the Curry/Nike Basketball and ELS camp. The improvement to her game was exceptional. The positive mentoring, coaching and ethics during and after practice with the interaction of the Boston activities with new international and USA friends was dearly conveyed by our daughter as a 100% fulfilling experience with good memories.We highly commend your program and most importantly, your staff. People are the key. Thank you again for a job well done. 

  • 5/5.
Coach was awesome.

August 5, 2016: The coach was awesome, Coach Herman from Spain. (Not sure if that's how you spell it). I felt welcomed and can't wait to go back next year. My favorite part was going to different courts and the playoffs. Plus meeting new people from different places.

  • 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.

Parent Parent

  • 5/5.
The best camp

August 8, 2016: Of all the sports camps we have paid for over the years, this camp BY FAR was the best. The cost was worth every dime on day one alone! Thanks for having such a great staff who improved our son's skills, but more importantly, his confidence!

  • 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 flexibility 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. 

  • 5/5.
Plan to return

Hi, I am responding for my two boys.  Pedro and Antonio.  They loved the experience (did the ELS and basketball program) and we are already planning for them to return next summer - this time for an even longer stay. 

Parent Parent

  • 4/5.
Thank you Coach

Head Coach David Harrison deserves major recognition. He connects with kids - is knowledgeable, pushes them just right, encouraging, inspiring, professional and a great sense of humor. Thank you Coach Harrison!

Camp Dates & Prices

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

Day ELS + Sport $695.00
Availability: Open

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