Nike Girls Basketball Camp Clarkson University Potsdam, New York

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US Sports Camps and Nike Basketball Camps are excited to welcome back Head Women's Basketball Coach of Clarkson University, John Hampton to our Nike Basketball Camp family. Coach Hampton will direct one week of girls overnight and extended day camp at Clarkson University this summer from June 29-July 2, 2014.

The Complete Skills Camp offers a challenging daily format of fundamental instruction, clinics, and drills. Players will have the opportunity to develop and refine their fundamental basketball skills. Emphasis is placed on individual skill development: shooting, offensive moves, defense, rebounding, team play in a competitive and fun environment. 

Coach Hamption and his staff will use college style drills to help each camper improve their individual skills in a team-oriented environment. Campers will also have the unique experience to learn about college style living while training on the beautiful Clarkson University campus!

Highlights Include

  • Talented staff of coaches eager to teach and reinforce basketball fundamentals
  • Wide range of skill development drills
  • In-depth analysis of each player's conditioning and footwork
  • Discussion of nutritional goals and off-court activities to benefit on-court game
  • Make new, long-lasting friendships with girls from other parts of the country
  • Official NIKE Camp T-shirt
  • NIKE Camp workbook, PowerBars and other great prizes!

Clarkson University is a private university located in Potsdam, New York. It was founded in 1896 and has an enrollment of about 3,500 students studying toward bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in each of its schools or institutes: the Institute for a Sustainable Environment, the School of Arts & Sciences, the School of Business and the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering.

Meet your coaching staff
Camp Director

John Hampton

John Hampton is entering his third season as head coach of the Golden Knights' Women's Basketball program, following two seasons as the top assistant at Clarkson University. He is the 15th head coach in the history of women’s basketball at Clarkson. Over the course of his first two seasons, the Knights posted 13 victories and improved by three games in his second year at the helm.

A native of Philadelphia, PA, Hampton graduated from Division II Mansfield University in May 2008 with a degree in Business Administration. In May 2010, he earned his master’s degree from SUNY Potsdam in Organizational Leadership.

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As a player, Hampton was selected as a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference East Division All-Star following his senior season in which he averaged 11.8 points per game despite being saddled with injuries. A two-year captain with the Mountaineers, Hampton scored 924 career points through 98 games, and added in 333 rebounds, 185 assists and 155 steals. The team’s MVP after his junior year, Hampton averaged 14.6 ppg in 2006-07.

Assistant Coach

Emily Cummings

Emily Cummings is entering her third season as the top assistant coach for the Women’s Basketball program.

Cummings, a native of Yorktown Heights, NY, is a recent graduate from Connecticut College with a degree in Psychology, finishing her bachelor’s degree in 2010. While playing with Connecticut College, a member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), Cummings was a key cog for the Camels, playing 94 games over four seasons with 59 starts and serving as captain as a junior and senior. She scored 698 career points and ranked in the top three on the team in scoring during her final two seasons, with a career best of 11.5 ppg as a junior. A versatile player, Cummings made 74 3-point field goals in her four seasons, and shot 85.6% from the free throw line (95-111). She also grabbed 273 rebounds while tossing out 141 assists.

“Emily brings a unique set of attributes to the Clarkson Women’s Basketball program,” head coach John Hampton remarked. “Her ability to be an effective leader, as well as an All-Academic team member, demonstrates a commitment to excellence as well as an understanding of the rigorous academic standards required at a school like Clarkson. I am pleased and excited to have her on staff.”

A NESCAC All-Academic team member, Cummings received Deans’ List honors in each of her eight semesters. She also served a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) for two years.

Learn more about Nike Girls Basketball Camp Clarkson University

Camp Code: BKGRCU

The NIKE Basketball camp at Clarkson University provides campers with top quality instruction plus:

Overnight campers: Dormitory housing on campus and all meals are provided.

Extended Day campers (9am-9pm - except on first and last day): Lunch and dinner are provided.

24-hour supervision is an important feature of every NIKE Basketball Camp. Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.

Basketballs: Campers do not need to bring a ball to camp

*Please note, this information is subject to change.



Ratio: 1:10
Players Grouped by: skill, age, years of experience
Evaluation: Written by coaching staff
Equipment Needed: basketball shoes, comfortable athletic clothing
Facility: Alumni Gym


Campers Per Room: 2
Roommates: 1
Bathrooms: On each floor
Linens: Not provided. Bring linens, blanket or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase and towel
Air Conditioning: NO - Campers encouraged to bring a fan
Key Deposit: $60 - Bring a check made out to US Sports
Spending Money: $30
Medical Facility: 2 athletic trainers are on-site and a doctor is on-call for emergencies


Closest Airport: Ottawa International Airport

Ground Transportation:
Adirondack Trailways Bus Line
Market Square Mall
Potsdam, NY 13676
Fare and Schedule Information:

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00 Wake-up, shower
  • 7:45 Breakfast
  • 9:00 Stretching/Warm-Up (Day Campers Arrive)
  • 9:15 Skill Stations (Offensive, Defensive drills)
  • 10:30 Skill Contests
  • 11:00 Team Practice or Games
  • 12:00 Lunch/Rest
  • 1:30 Stretching/Warm-Up
  • 1:45 Skill Stations
  • 3:00 Lecture
  • 3:45 One on One, Two on Two or Three on Three
  • 5:00 Dinner
  • 6:30 Team Games/Night Activity
  • 9:00 Quiet Time/Day Campers Depart
  • 10:00 Lights Out!


Check-in: between 2:00pm-3:00pm on Sunday, July 21
Check-out: Graduation is at 11:30 AM on Thursday, July 25

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Nike Girls Basketball Camp Clarkson University John Hampton, Camp Director 8 Clarkson Ave
Potsdam, New York 13699


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Camp Schedule & Fees


Programs: Complete Skills

Age Group: 8 - 17 Gender: Girls

Overnight: $475.00 Availability: Open
Extended Day (9AM-9PM): $355.00 Availability: Open

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