Nike Basketball Camp La Jolla Country Day School

Nike Basketball Camp La Jolla Country Day School
Nike Basketball Camp La Jolla Country Day School

Learn and improve from one of the most prominent high school basketball coaches in the nation, Terri Bamford, at an original Nike Girls Basketball Camp location. La Jolla Country Day School will host a co-ed shooting camp and girls only complete skills camp this summer.

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.

The Shooting Camp program gives campers the opportunity to focus on improving their shooting skills. Emphasis is placed on: technique, footwork, shooting drills, shooting off the dribble, shooting off the pass, shooting games, free throw shooting, and post/perimeter shooting.

Highlights Include

  • 8:1 camper to coach ratio
  • Superior instruction from LJCDS Head Women's Coach, Terri Bamford and staff
  • Daily emphasis on fundamental shooting development, team play and more
  • In depth discussions of basketball situational play, including time and game management
  • Official NIKE Camp T-shirt, NIKE Workbook and other great prizes!
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Terri Bamford
Camp Director

Terri Bamford

A longtime Nike Camp director, Coach Terri Bamford has run basketball camp at La Jolla since 2007. One of the most prominent high school basketball coaches in the nation, Bamford is committed to teaching and helping young players of various skill levels to improving their game. 

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Head women's basketball coach Terri Bamford has been teaching and coaching Country Day students since 1997. After serving as the Lady Torreys' assistant varsity basketball coach for two seasons, she was named the head women's basketball coach in 1999. Since then, Coach Bamford's squads have posted an impressive 324-75 record, won nine League titles, nine San Diego Section CIF titles (2001-2008, 2010), has made eight consecutive Southern Regional Championships, while winning four (2001-2004, and 2008), and made five State Final appearances (2001-2004, and 2008), winning State Titles in 2001 and 2002.  Coach Bamford was named the CalHi Sports Coach of the Year in 2001, the Breibart Hall of Champions Coach of the Year in 2002, and San Diego Union-Tribune's Coach of the Year in 2003 and 2007.

Under Coach Bamford’s direction, twenty players have earned All-League and All-CIF honors including three San Diego Section Players of the Year (2003, 2008, and 2010), one McDonald's All- American, 2004 and seven McDonalds All-American nominees (2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, and 2010). Seventeen of Bamford’s players have gone on to play Division I basketball.

Coach Bamford is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine with a B.A. degree in Psychology.  Coach Bamford played basketball for the Lady Anteaters of UC Irvine, and has directed and coached the NIKE Basketball Camps at Country Day since 2007. 

Camp Details


Shooting Camp: June 13th-15th
Complete Skills Camp: June 20th-24th


Shooting Camp

Campers Check-in: Monday at 3:15PM 
Closing Ceremony: Wednesday at 7:30PM
Camp Meals: Not provided. 
Camp Hours: MON-WED 4M-8PM

Complete Skills Camp

Campers Check-in: Monday at 8:15AM 
Closing Ceremony: Friday at 12PM
Camp Meals: Please pack a lunch or bring lunch money.
Half Day Camp Hours: MON-THURS 9AM-12PM and FRI 9AM-1PM
Full Day Camp Hours: MON-THURS 9AM-3PM and FRI 9AM-1PM

Click the "More Details" button below for a sample daily schedule and information on facilities, camper evaluation, and registration.

More Important Camp Details

Camp Meals

Shooting Camp: Meals are not provided. Campers are encouraged to eat prior to arrival.Lunch is not included but will be available for purchase. Complete Skills Camp: Meals are not provided. Half day campers are ecouraged to eat prior to arrival. Lunch will be available for purchase for full day campers. Full day campers are asked to bring a packed lunch or lunch money. 

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.

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.


Located in beautiful La Jolla, La Jolla Country Day School is just minutes from the ocean and many wonderful attractions. La Jolla's safe, clean, and top-notch gym facilities offer an ideal place to fine tune your basketball game, all while having fun!

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 9:00 AM Stretching and conditioning
  • 9:15 AM Instructional stations
  • 10:30 AM Lecture
  • 11:00 AM 1 on 1 games
  • 12:00 PM Lunch, Rest
  • 1:00 PM 3 on 3 game
  • 2:00 PM Full-court games, Drills, Stations
  • 3:00 PM Day Campers depart

Camper Reviews

  • 5/5.
Best camp!

This was the best camp my daughter ever attended...she loved it!

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Krista P.Parent

  • 5/5.
Coach Bamford does a great job.

My kids have attended the camp for the past 4 years. Coach Bamford does a great job of teaching and inspiring the campers.

Tatiana A.Camper

  • 5/5.
Awesome Camp!

Awesome Camp! I enjoyed the way I had fun and learned the game of basketball at the same time. The coaches were great.

Julia P.Camper

  • 4/5.
Everyone was really nice and positive all week.

Everyone was really nice and positive all week. I thought it was a good experience and will tell everyone about the camp.

Kelley H.Parent

  • 5/5.
Thank you for being so positive!

Thank you for being so positive & the asst. coaches were all amazing. Each of them were so accomplished & inspiring. Most camps coaches are hourly teens with limited training. Learning how the coaches achieved their success was great for my daughter! Coach's speeches were amazing. It was so great for my daughter to hear that even when you don't think you are good, you can achieve amazing results! 

Mary S.Parent

  • 5/5.
The best camp my daughter ever attended.

This was the best camp my daughter ever attended...she loved it!

  • 5/5.
Always an A+

This basketball camp is well organized, provides great attention to the children, and offers challenging instruction to improve their skills. Always an A+. Thank you, Coach Bamford! 

  • 4/5.
Counselors were knowledgeable and enthusiastic.

Great teaching my girls improved their skills greatly. Counselors were knowledgeable and enthusiastic. 

  • 5/5.
Every day was a highlight for my daughter!!

My daughter loved both camps. Every day was a highlight for her!! We wish there were more weeks of camp she could attend!

  • 5/5.
I had a very positive experience.

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

  • 4/5.
The coaches were incredibly motivating.

The counselors/coaches were incredibly son would practice outside until dark after a full day of camp. We will definitely sign up again.

  • 4/5.
Plenty of individual attention.

We really appreciated the personal written comments and action plan that was sent home on the last day of camp. That shows individual attention in a large group of kids. 

Camp Dates & Prices

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