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

Head Eagles Basketball Coach, Deena Applebury, boasts one of the highest winning percentages in NCAA DIII history. Deena invites girls of all abilities to UMW in Fredericksburg, VA for a week of high intensity, competitive, and fun basketball training.

The Complete Skills Camp is intended to help players of all abilities develop athletically, refine fundamental basketball skills and 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.

Highlights Include

  • 8:1 camper to coach ratio
  • Superior instruction from UMW Head Women's Coach, Deena Applebury, and staff
  • Unique camp experience on a beautiful college campus and top-notch sport facility
  • Daily emphasis on fundamental shooting development, team play and more
  • Official NIKE Camp T-shirt, NIKE Workbook and other great prizes!
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Deena Applebury
Camp Director

Deena Applebury

The architect of the greatest seasons in UMW women’s basketball history in just 12 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.

The Eagles returned to the CAC Championship in 2014-15 for Applebury's 10th 20-win campaign.

Applebury’s career record at UMW of 277-69 (.800 winning pct.) is punctuated by a 241-47 mark over the past nine seasons (.837 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.

Applebury, her husband Johnny, and son Zack live in Spotsylvania.

Camp Details

2016 Complete Skills Camp: July 13th-17th

All Campers Check-in: Wednesday between 12PM-1PM at Anderson Center.
Closing Ceremony: Sunday at 12:30PM 

Click the "More Details" button below for information on day and extended day camp hours, meals, dorming, supervision, and facilities.

More Important Camp Details

Overnight Campers

Housing & Roommates

Campers will reside in Arrington Hall on campus. Campers stay 2 per room and are assigned by age and roommate requests. 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 dressed and ready to play. 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 12PM-9PM, THURS-SAT 9AM-9PM, SUN 9AM-1PM



Day Campers

On the first day of camp, all extended day campers should arrive dressed and ready to play. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.

♦ Day Campers stay until 5PM.
♦ Lunch/Dinner is not provided.

♦ Day Camper Hours are 9AM-5PM.
♦ Lunch is provided.

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

Daily Schedule: WED 12PM-5PM, THURS-SAT 9AM-5PM, SUN 9AM-1PM


Camper Evaluation

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.


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.

UMW Disclaimer

Due to the risks associated with lithium ion batteries causing fires when charging or using hover boards, the University of Mary Washington prohibits hover boards on campus.

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, each camper is eligible for a $20 discount. If 10 or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $40 discount. Teams can register online or via mail/fax.

  • To register your team online: Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.
  • To register your team via mail/fax: 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.

*Please note, this information is subject to change.


The new William M. Anderson Center is the home to Eagle basketball and volleyball. The 2,000-set arena is complete with every imaginable detail, from top-notch locker rooms for teams, concessions and comfortable seating for fans, and video message boards. Also included is a luxurious President's box for game viewing. The site served as host for four rounds of the 2012 NCAA women's basketball tournament, the sectionals of the 2014 NCAA men's basketball tournament, and has also hosted events such as concerts and an appearance by First Lady Michelle Obama.

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

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.

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Madison G.Camper

  • 4/5.
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.

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

Emma C.Camper

  • 4/5.
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!

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

Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 8 - 17
Gender: Girls
Availability: Open

Availability: Open

DAY 9AM-5PM $365.00
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.