Nike Boys Basketball Camp Salisbury University

Nike Boys Basketball Camp Salisbury University
Nike Boys Basketball Camp Salisbury University

US Sports Camps and Nike Basketball Camps are hosting another awesome summer at Salisbury University with Head Men's Basketball Coach, Josh Merkel. We will host 2 sessions of camp for boys, including a weekend shooting session and complete skills camp at the end of June.

Nike Basketball Camp at Salisbury University is designed for young athletes looking to improve their game, work on fundamentals and compete in a fun yet challenging environment.  The camp staff will include Salisbury current and former players in addition to the college coaching staff.  

Highlights Include

  • Low camper to coach ratio
  • Intense Group Station teaching
  • Full time athletic training staff
  • Lodging in newly renovated residence halls - supervised 24 hours
  • Official NIKE camp T-Shirt, Nike Workbook and other great prizes!

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Josh Merkel
Camp Director

Josh Merkel

Josh Merkel was named the 6th Head Men's Basketball Coach in Salisbury University history on Tuesday, May 10 2011.During his first season at Salisbury, the Seagulls knocked off the #1 team in the country and were ranked nationally for the first time in school history.  

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A 2001 graduate of Salisbury University, Merkel was a four-year letter winner on the men's basketball team playing in 98 games while averaging 9.3 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. During his senior year, as team captain, Merkel started in 24 games, playing 33.5 minutes and scoring 13.6 points.  

Merkel spent a season as a graduate assistant coach at West Virginia University, making a trip to the Elite 8 as the Mountaineers climbed as high as No. 12 in the national rankings before gaining his first collegiate head coaching job.

Merkel spent five seasons on the bench as an assistant at Division I Eastern Kentucky University. During Merkel’s final four years with the Colonels (2006-10), the program put up its most wins in a four-season stretch (73) and made an NCAA tournament appearance after winning the Ohio Valley Conference tournament in 2007, taking on the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.

Merkel spent the 2010-11 season as an assistant coach at Randolph-Macon College, where he helped lead the team to a 25-5 overall record, including the 2011 Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament championship and a share of the regular-season title. 

Camp Details

Weekend Shooting Camp

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.

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


Weekend Shooting Campers Check-in: Friday, June 26th at 3PM
Location: Manokin Hall

Complete Skills Campers Check-in: Sunday, June 28th at 1PM
Location: Severn Hall


Weekend Shooting Campers Closing Ceremony: Sunday, June 28th at 10:30AM
Complete Skills Campers Closing Ceremony: Thursday, July 2nd at 2:30PM

Parents are invited to attend! Departure: 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
Room Key Deposit: $25
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

Shooting Camp: On the first day of camp, all extended day campers should arrive at 3PM dressed and ready to play. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.

Complete Skills Camp: On the first day of camp, extended day campers should arrive at 1PM dressed and ready to play. Departure on other days is 9PM. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.

First Day:
♦ All Campers stay until 9PM.
♦ Dinner is provided.

Saturday (Shooting):
♦ Commuter Camper Hours are 9AM-9PM.
♦ Lunch and dinner provided.


Monday-Wednesday (Complete Skills):
♦ Commuter Camper Hours are 9AM-9PM.
♦ Lunch and dinner provided.             

Last Day:
♦ Shooting Camper Hours are 9AM-11AM.
♦ Complete Skills Camper Hours are 9AM-3PM. 
♦ Check-out immediately follows closing ceremony.

Daily Schedule
♦ Shooting Extended Day Camp Hours: FRI 3PM-9PM, SAT 9AM-9PM, SUN 9AM-11AM 
♦ Complete Skills Extended Day Camp Hours: SUN 1PM-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.


The Maggs Physical Activities Center is home to the Salisbury University varsity athletic teams and the physical education department. The main gymnasium, on the lower level, is home to the men's and women's basketball teams and the women's volleyball team. The main gym can seat over 2,300 fans and features a press box, wireless internet, sound system and an electronic scoreboard.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00 AM Wake-up/Optional Morning Workout
  • 7:30 AM Breakfast
  • 8:50 AM Extended Day Campers arrive; Stretching and conditioning
  • 9:00 AM Ball Handling Skills & Drills
  • 9:20 AM Skill Development
  • 10:15 AM 1st Set of Games
  • 11:15 AM 2nd Set of Games/Film Session
  • 12:30 PM Lunch
  • 1:40 PM Line-up/Camp Lecture
  • 2:15 PM 3rd Set of Games/Film Session
  • 4:20 PM Skills Stations/Contests
  • 5:30 PM Dinner
  • 6:40 PM 4th Set of Games
  • 7:30 PM Daily Contests
  • 9:00 PM Extended Day Campers depart
  • 11:00 PM Lights Out!

Camper Reviews

Matthew S.Camper

  • 5/5.
The staff was just awesome!

Merkel is a great coach and the staff there was just awesome! This camp will definitely make you better but you gotta love the sport like I do.

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Teresa G.Parent

  • 5/5.
The college coaches really cared about you improving your game.

My son was pleased to have improve his shooting structure. He made a lot of new friends, who want to met again next year. He told me, it was well worth the amount and enjoy the chef. The head always was happy and positive. The college coaches really cared about you improving your game.

Brendan C.Camper

  • 4/5.
I made a lot of new friends.

I made a lot of new friends. I just loved the coaching staff available to me. I came to learn about improving my game and that is what I did best, improved my game.

  • 5/5.
He truly feels more confident in his game.

My son loved the instructors and also all of the other boys he met from various states/schools. He truly feels more confident in his game and like he learned a lot!

  • 5/5.
Great time at Nike Basketball Camp

Nike Camps are GREAT! They provide alot of knowledgable people and staff that know the sport and cant help the campers achieve many goals and dreams. The staff goes above and beyond to make everyone feel included.

  • 4/5.
True role models

The young men that were coaches were true role models.  Boys learned a lot of skills but also about how to be good team players.

  • 5/5.
This was a really fun camp

It is very fun and exciting and you meet lots of new friends. Its really cool being coached by college kids and you really improve your ball handling.

  • 5/5.
Great basketball and overall camp

Camp was great! I had a lot of fun while learning the fundamentals of the game. The dorm rooms were clean and cool, thanks to the AC. The all you can eat food in the dining hall was a great treat. I can't wait to come back again next year!

  • 5/5.
Fantastic camp

The coaches were wonderful. The camp provided both physical training and mental support for these young boys. It was terrific.

  • 5/5.

This by far was one of the best camps that my son has attended for basketball training!! The entire staff has an exceptional gift for bringing out the best in each camper! I highly recommend this camp!

Robert GrayParent

  • 4/5.
Awesome evaluation

Excellent camp that teaches and developes each individuals game. An awesome evaluation at the end to give each player "work on points".

  • 5/5.
Thank You

Fantastic drills and conditioning. The boys learned about hard work and sticking with something, even when it hurts. Thanks so much and look forward to next summer.

Jordan B.Camper

  • 5/5.
This was far the best camp.

I have been to 4 other camps and this was far the best as far as instruction and amount of real game situation!

Ericka B.Parent

  • 4/5.
Its for the true basketball players.

If you're looking for a camp to improve your skills and meet new friends you got to go to this camp. Its for the true basketball players.

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Shooting
Age Group: 10 - 17
Gender: Boys
Overnight $260.00
Availability: Open

Extended Day 9AM-9PM $210.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 10 - 17
Gender: Boys
Overnight $525.00
Availability: Open

Extended Day 9AM-9PM $425.00
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.