Nike Girls Basketball Camp at West Chester University

Nike Girls Basketball Camp at West Chester University
Nike Girls Basketball Camp at West Chester University

One of the original Nike Girls Basketball Camps, West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania just outside of Philadelphia. With its top notch coaching staff and premier facilities, West Chester University is the ideal location to improve your basketball game this summer.

 Whether you are a younger play or an older player, this camp provides an incredible opportunity to hone your skills, compete with other players of the same ability, listen to lectures and instruction, and take part in team play, all while having fun! 

Highlights Include

  • Superior instruction
  • Low camper to coach ratio
  • Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play, and more
  • fundamental instruction, lectures and team games
  • Official NIKE Camp T-shirt, NIKE Workbook and other great prizes!

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Deirdre Kane
Camp Director

Deirdre Kane

West Chester's Lady Ram Head Coach Deirdre Kane returns as the Nike Camp Director. Deirdre Kane is in the midst of her 25th season as head coach of West Chester’s women’s basketball program. 

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During her 24-year career at West Chester, she has had 17 winning seasons. Kane has won five Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference East Division titles (1992, 1997, 2003, 2004 and 2009), been named coach of the year by five different associations and guided the women’s hoops squad to three NCAA Division II Tournament berths (1997, 2001 and 2003).

In her tenure at WCU, Kane has compiled a 392-281 (.582) record and is the winningest coach in the program’s storied history. She has won more than 200 conference games in her career, ranking second among current head coaches in the PSAC East. Her overall coaching record is 434-315 (.579) in 27 years on the sideline. 

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Kiera Wooden

Kiera Wooden

Also joining Coach Kane on staff is Kiera Wooden (formerly Kiera Manlove). Coach Wooden begins her eighth season as West Chester University's top assistant in the women's basketball...

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Also joining Coach Kane on staff is Kiera Wooden (formerly Kiera Manlove). Coach Wooden begins her eighth season as West Chester University's top assistant in the women's basketball program to head coach Deirdre Kane. Former All-PSAC East player Kiera Wooden returned to the West Chester University women’s basketball team as the program’s first full-time assistant coach prior to the 2004-05 campaign. A 2003 graduate of WCU, Wooden spent the 2003-04 collegiate basketball season as an assistant coach with Division I Longwood (Va.) University in Farmville, Va. The Wilmington, Del., native played four years of varsity women’s basketball at WCU under current head coach Deirdre Kane, earning Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Eastern Division first team honors on three different occasions. During her first season in 1999-2000, Wooden was named the PSAC East rookie of the year.

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


Overnight Campers Check-in: Sunday between 2PM-3PM at Brandywine Hall
Extended Day Campers Check-in: Sunday between 3:30PM-4PM at Hollinger Field House

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.


Closing ceremony: Thursday at 2:30PM 
Parents are invited to attend! Departure: 3PM Immediately following the closing ceremony. 


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
Meal Card Deposit: $10
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. 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 3:30PM-4PM dressed and ready to play. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.

♦ Extended Day Campers stay until 9:00pm.
♦ Dinner is provided.

♦ Extended Day Camper Hours are 9:00am-9:00pm.
♦ Lunch and dinner provided.

♦ Extended Day Camper Hours are 9AM-3PM.
♦ Lunch is provided.
♦ Check-out immediately follows closing ceremony.

Daily Schedule: SUN 4PM-9PM, MON-WED 9AM-9PM,THURS 9AM-3PM



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.


Located just outside of Philadelphia, West Chester University provides a convenient, top-notch location for camp this summer. Overnight campers reside in the campus dormitories where staff and resident advisors supervise campers overnight. Players will hone their basketball skils at the Hollinger Fieldhouse. 

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00 AM Wake-up, shower
  • 7:45 AM Breakfast (Overnight campers only) *Breakfast is optional for Ext. Day Campers
  • 9:00 AM Extended Day Campers arrive; stretching and conditioning
  • 9:15 AM Instructional 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 Drills, stations
  • 4:00 PM Skill contests
  • 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

Briyana S.Camper

  • 5/5.
One of the best camps I ever went to!!

One of the best camps I ever went to!! Awesome coaches, it's so much fun staying over night, and you really get to feel like your a mature young lady.

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Jasmine B.Camper

  • 5/5.
The highlight of camp was championship Thursday!

The highlight of camp was championship Thursday! I was in the 3v3 and team championship. Another highlight of camp was the people I met!

Camp Dates & Prices

2015 sessions coming soon

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