Eagles Nike Girls Basketball Camp University of Mary Washington

Eagles Nike Girls Basketball Camp University of Mary Washington
Eagles Nike Girls Basketball Camp University of Mary Washington

Nike Basketball Camps are back at the University of Mary Washington in 2015. Head Eagles Basketball Coach, Deena Applebury, and her staff will once again direct a week of high intensity, competitive and fun basketball training for developing players of all abilities. Camp will run from July 15-19, 2015.

University of Mary Washington boasts one of the nicest basketball gyms on the east coast and provides the perfect setting to get better this summer. 

Highlights Include

  • Individual instruction from skilled players and coaches
  • Emphasis on fundamentals through a variety of skill development drills
  • Analysis of each player's skill-set and areas for improvement
  • Unique camp experience on a beautiful college campus
  • Official NIKE Camp T-shirt, NIKE Workbook and other great prizes!

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Deena Applebury
Camp Director

Deena Applebury

The architect of 10 of the greatest seasons in UMW women’s basketball history in just 11 years at the helm, Deena Applebury has in a very short time brought UMW women’s basketball to the forefront in NCAA Division III basketball circles and earned one of the highest career winning percentage in NCAA Division III history.

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In 2004-05, she led the Eagles to a 23-7 overall record, an improvement of 11 wins and six losses from her first season, in 2003-04. Applebury also led the Eagles to their first-ever Capital Athletic Conference championship, and to the second round of the NCAA Tournament, that year. For her impressive breakout season, Applebury was named by her peers as the CAC Coach of the Year.

2005-06 saw the Eagles climb to even greater heights, winning their first 27 games en route to the NCAA Sweet 16. Applebury was named CAC Coach of the Year, and was consensus Atlantic Region Coach of the Year as well. 2006-07 raised the bar once again, as Applebury was named the WBCA National Coach of the Year. The Eagles won 31 games, tied for the most in the nation, and advanced to the NCAA Division III Final Four.

In 2008, the Eagles were ranked #1 in the nation en route to a 28-3 record and Sweet 16 appearance. In 2009, using almost a completely new lineup, she led UMW to a 23-6 record and third straight CAC title and fifth straight NCAA Tournament appearance. The 2010 season saw equally impressive results, as UMW tied for the CAC regular season championship and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

The 2011-12 season proved historic as Applebury led the Eagles to 30 straight wins en route to its second-ever Elite Eight appearance and a 30-1 record. The Eagles won the CAC regular season and Tournament championships, and Applebury was named Coach of the Year by the CAC, VaSID and The Richmond Times-Dispatch for the state of Virginia, and as region coach of the year by D3Hoops.com and the WBCA.

Applebury’s career record at UMW of 257-62 (.815 winning pct.) is punctuated by a 221-40 mark over the past eight seasons (.864 win pct.).

Applebury is a graduate of Versailles High School in Versailles, Mo., and gained her Masters in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Physical Education from UM-St. Louis in January of 2003. She received her Bachelors of Science in Education from UM-St. Louis in 1999 and graduated cum laude. She was also a member of the Riverwomen women’s basketball team for two years. As a player, Applebury averaged 19.8 points, 3.9 rebounds per game and posted the fourth best single season output in school history with 534 points her senior year.

Some of Deena's accolades:

Russell Athletic WBCA National Coach of the Year

Russell Athletic WBCA Region Coach of the Year
2005-06, 2006-07, 2011-12

D3Hoops.com Region Coach of the Year
2005-06, 2006-07, 2011-12

Richmond Times-Dispatch State Coach of the Year
2006-07, 2011-12

CAC Coach of the Year
2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2011-12

VaSID State Coach of the Year
2006-07, 2011-12

Camp Details

Complete Skills

This program is intended to help players develop athletically. The individual camp is a great opportunity for young basketball players looking to develop and refine their fundamental basketball skills. This program also includes a curriculum for intermediate/advanced players looking to enhance their skill set at the post, wing or guard position. Emphasis is placed on fundamental development, shooting, offensive moves, defense, rebounding, team play, and more.

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Camp Hours

All Campers Check-in: Wednesday, July 15th between 12PM-1PM at Anderson Center
Closing Ceremony: Sunday, July 19th at 12:30PM 

Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week. In addition, campers will be evaluated and then split up into smaller groups according to age and ability. Parents are invited to attend the closing ceremony! Departure immediately following at 1PM.


Overnight Campers

Housing & Roommates

2 campers per room. If you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please do so as soon as possible. Roommate requests are not guaranteed, if you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!

Bathrooms: Shared
Linens: Not provided
Air-conditioning: Yes
Pool: No
Suggested Spending Money: $40


Campers are supervised 24 hours a day. The staff live in the dormitories with the campers and participate in evening activities. Staff rooms are designated with signs for safety. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund. 


Extended Day Campers

On the first day of camp, all extended day campers should arrive between 12PM-1PM dressed and ready to play. On all other days, the arrival time is 8:45AM. Departure on other days is 9PM. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.

♦ Extended Day Campers stay until 9PM.
♦ Dinner is provided.

♦ Extended Day Camper Hours are 9AM-9PM.
♦ Lunch and dinner provided.

♦ Extended Day Camper Hours are 9AM-1PM.
♦ Lunch is not provided.
♦ Check-out immediately follows closing ceremony.

Daily Schedule: WED 1PM-9PM, THURS-SAT 9AM-9PM, SUN 9AM-1PM



Transportation is not provided by the camp to or from any airports. If you are flying to or from camp, we recommend using an airport shuttle service. Please schedule flights as close as you can to the check-in times on the first day and check-out times on the last day.

Registration Packet

A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact numbers, and a checklist of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the Spring. The US Sports Camps health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp. 


We cannot offer scholarships due to NCAA regulations. Our affiliation with NCAA coaches and schools puts us in a position where any scholarship money can be seen as an inducement to a future collegiate athlete. This puts our coaches and our host universities in jeopardy of damaging their status with the NCAA and incurring penalties at the hands of their organizing body.

Group Discounts

If five or more campers register together, as a group by mail or fax, each camper will receive a $20 discount. If 10 or more campers register together, as a group by mail or fax, each camper will receive a $40 discount. Click "Get Brochure" above and print the application. All applications must be received at the same time via mail or fax. If all members of your group pay with a Visa or MasterCard, feel free to fax your applications to 415-479-6061 to expedite processing. Late or individual registrations are not eligible to receive the group discount.

*Please note, this information is subject to change.


The William M. Anderson Center is a sparkling multipurpose facility that is instantly one of the most impressive Division III basketball arenas in the nation and a great place to hone your skills and improve your game. Overnight campers will reside in the dormitories on campus where staff act as resident advisors and supervise campers at night. 

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00 AM Wake-up, shower
  • 7:45 AM Breakfast (Overnight campers only)
  • 9:00 AM Extended Day Campers arrive; Stretching and conditioning
  • 9:15 AM Skill development stations
  • 10:30 AM Lecture
  • 11:00 AM Full-court games
  • 12:00 PM Lunch, rest
  • 1:00 PM Team practice
  • 2:00 PM Full-court games
  • 3:00 PM Skill Development Stations
  • 4:00 PM Skill contests; Day Campers depart
  • 5:00 PM Free time
  • 5:30 PM Dinner
  • 6:30 PM Back to gym, league games
  • 9:00 PM Extended Day Campers depart
  • 10:00 PM Overnight Campers to rooms; Lights Out!

Camper Reviews

Madison G.Camper

  • 5/5.
I learned more about myself and became a better player

I loved the camp and all the people I met. The coaches and players were so nice and very helpful. I learned more about myself and became a better player physically and mentally. Overall, I really enjoyed the camp.

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Sarah B.Parent

  • 5/5.
My daughter had a great time.

My daughter had a great time/experience at this girls basketball camp. She was thrilled to win the heart & hustle award. You guys did a GREAT job in making her feel important & valued as a player even though she was just starting out.

Emma C.Camper

  • 5/5.
The coaches inspired me to play my best.

The coaches are very dedicated and inspired me to play my best. They taught basic techniques and strengthened my skills. It was so much fun!

Mark C.Parent

  • 5/5.
Fantastic job!

My daughter loves this camp every year - fantastic job! She loved the chance to play up in hopes of being an Eagle one day

Morgan M.Camper

  • 4/5.
All of the counselors were amazing!

I loved playing in the camper vs counselor game! And all of the counselors were amazing.

Shelby S.Camper

  • 5/5.
Lip Sync was a blast!

I enjoyed meeting so many new people. Lip Sync was a blast! The defensive stance taught to us is very effective!

  • 5/5.
I would love to go again.

This is a fun camp! It gives you really good basketball & college experiences. You meet new people & develop better basketball skills. I would love to go again. 

  • 4/5.
Friendly learning environment

Great camp. I would recommend it to anyone. Great competititon as well as a friendly learning environment for all the players.

  • 4/5.
I really loved the Nike camp.

I really loved the Nike camp. I made friends, had lots of fun, and learned so much. My high school coach tells me that my game has improved tremendously. Thank you all so much!!  

  • 5/5.

The girls returned yesterday and they had an amazing experience.  They really found the camp beneficial and enjoyable.  This was such a worthwhile investment.  

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.