Nike Girls Basketball Camp Saint Vincent College

Nike Girls Basketball Camp Saint Vincent College
Nike Girls Basketball Camp Saint Vincent College

Ideally located just 35 miles from Pittsburgh, Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, P.A. is the perfect place to hone your basketball skills this summer! Head Women's Basketball Coach Jimmy Petruska is director of the Nike Girls Basketball Camp.

Whether you are a younger player or a high school player, this camp offers an incredible opportunity to further develop fundamental skills, take part in team play, instruction, and lectures, 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

Jimmy Petruska
Camp Director

Jimmy Petruska

Jimmy Petruska was named Head Coach of the women's basketball team in December of 2010.  A long time Nike Camp Director and staff member, Coach Petruska is only the second coach in the history of the SVC program.  

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A 2004 graduate of Saint Vincent College, Petruska served as a graduate assistant for the Lady Bearcats during the 2006-07 season. Prior to his return to Saint Vincent, he served as an assistant coach in the high school ranks since 2002.

He began as an assistant at Mars High School, north of Pittsburgh, under his mother, head coach Dana Petruska. His main responsibilities included scouting and breaking down film.  He left Mars in 2005, and coached for one season at neighboring Pine Richland High School, mainly scouting opponents. In July of 2007, he became the first full-time assistant women's basketball coach in the history of the Lady Bearcat program

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.

More Details

Camp Hours


All Campers Check-in: Sunday between 12PM-2PM
Location: St. Benedict Hall

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 1:30PM 
Parents are invited to attend! Departure: 2PM 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: No
Pool: No
Room Key Deposit: $50
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 12PM-2PM dressed and ready to play. On all other days, the arrival time is 8:45AM. Departure on other days is 9PM. 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-2PM.
♦ Lunch is not provided.
♦ Check-out immediately follows closing ceremony.

Daily Schedule: SUN 12PM-9PM, MON-WED 9AM-9PM, THURS 9AM-2PM



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.


This 200-acre suburban campus with excellent facilities is a great place for any young female athlete looking to improve her basketball skills. The daily format, which will include fundamental instruction, lectures, and team games will leave any young camper with renewed energy and enthusiasm for the game of basketball and improved self-confidence. Saint Vincent College is also the training camp home of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00 AM Wake-up, shower
  • 7:45 AM Breakfast
  • 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

Caranda P.Camper

  • 5/5.
I learn so much every time I go to camp.

Anyone who wants to excel in their game should attend this camp. It improves your skill and teaches you how to become a better player. I learn so much every time I go to camp. I have been attending camp since I was eight years old. This was my fourth year and I cant wait till next year. Thank you Nike, St. Vincent, Coach Jimmy and all the staff for an awesome experience.

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Morgan S.Camper

  • 5/5.
SUPER fun experience.

This was my first overnight camp, was a SUPER fun experience and really looking forward to next years. I made new friends, loved the staff and improved my game. smile

  • 5/5.
Sending you and your staff a great big thanks!

Sending you and your staff a great big thanks for your commitment and dedication to a phenomenal camp! My daughter repeatedly reminded us it was the best week of her life right along with her Bruins Nationals week!  We greatly appreciate your kind words to her! We will most certainly recommend your camp and will be returning with 2 of our 4 girls next summer.

Morgan Z.Camper

  • 4/5.
You really work hard and learn a lot of skills.

I liked to make new friends and you really work hard and learn a lot of skills to help with upcoming season. Overall great experience.

Taylor P.Camper

  • 4/5.
I will be back next summer for sure!!

I learned a lot at camp. They helped me get better at defense and learn some new techniques. I will be back next summer for sure!!

  • 5/5.
It was fun and fast paced.

It was fun and fast paced. It was hard work but I can not wait to go again!

  • 5/5.
Our daughter loved meeting so many new basketball friends!

Our daughter loved playing so many games daily‐‐ and she loved meeting so many new basketball friends! She learned so much‐‐ has been talking about "when I go back next year"!

  • 4/5.
It was a blast.

The camp was great. It took a lot of hard work and dedication but it was a blast and in the end it completely revolutionized the way I play basketball by making me much better. I recommend this camp to anyone.

  • 4/5.
My daughter had a great time.

My daughter had a great time, learned a lot and made a bunch of new friends. She can't wait to go back next year!

  • 5/5.

My daughter was not going to stay overnight but then changed her mind. The staff's willingness to let her stay was fantastic and they made it as easy as possible. She loved it and wants to come back next year.

  • 5/5.
This camp rejuvenated her love for the game!

My daughter was feeling a little down about basketball. This camp rejuvenated her love for the game! Thank you!!

  • 4/5.
This is my daughter's second year back.

This is my daughter's second year back. We also brought three other girls to camp this year. They loved it too!  

  • 4/5.
The camp was fun and informative.

I recommend this camp to anyone who loves basketball. The camp was fun but was also very informative.

Camp Dates & Prices

This camp is no longer available this season.
Please call us at 1-800-645-3226 if you would like help finding another camp, or join our email list to be notified of 2016 programs.

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