Nike Girls Basketball Camp UC Santa Cruz

Nike Girls Basketball Camp UC Santa Cruz
Nike Girls Basketball Camp UC Santa Cruz

UCSC's most successful head coach in program history, Todd Kent, will direct two back to back girls summer programs. The complete skills camp incorporates a spectrum of skill building drills followed by a shooting camp to help players optimize their shooting accuracy.

The Complete Skills Camp helps players of all abilities develop athletically, refine fundamental basketball skills and enhance their skill set at the post, wing or guard position.

The Shooting Camp emphasizes technique, footwork, shooting drills, shooting off the dribble, shooting off the pass, shooting games, free throw shooting, and post/perimeter shooting.

Highlights Include

  • Daily emphasis on fundamental shooting development, team play and more
  • 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

Todd Kent
Camp Director

Todd Kent

Coach Kent enters his sixth season with UCSC as the most successful head coach in program history.  Over the past five seasons Kent has taken the Women's Basketball program to unprecedented level of success by setting the school record for wins in a season each of the past three years. 

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The program just completed their most successful season going 18-7 overall and having a program best 10 game win streak during the months of January and February.

Kent's team has experienced tremendous success in the classroom as well.  During the 2012-13 season the team finished with a 3.45 team GPA placing the 23 nationally in DIII. This past year they again earned a team GPA above 3.4 which will place them in with the top academic teams in the country for the second year in a row.

Prior to UCSC Todd was at Seattle University where he spent two seasons as an assistant coach helping the team to an overall record of 46-20. During his second season at Seattle U the team finished 20-9 during their first year transitioning to DI.  Prior to Seattle Todd was at La Salle High School in Yakima, Washington where he was the Dean of Students, a teacher, and the head girls Basketball Coach. In five seasons he compiled a record of 106-23. He led his team to a class B State Championship in 2006 and was named Seattle Times Washington State B Girls Coach of the Year. He was awarded the same honor in 2007 as well when he led his team to a state runner-up finish. Todd was also the coach of the Eastern Washington All-State Girls Team in the summers of 2006 and 2007. He has also made coaching stops at Highland HS, Rosalia HS, Lind HS, and South Puget Sound Community College

Todd is a graduate of Eastern Washington University where he earned his degree in Recreation and Leisure Service Management. He received his Master’s In Teaching degree from Heritage University in 2003. During his free time Kent enjoys hiking with his family and mountain biking the many wonderful trails in the Santa Cruz area, with his wife Stephanie, who is a Pediatric RN Supervisor at Palo Alto Medical Foundation in Santa Cruz.  The Kents are the proud parents of two daughters Frances (5) and Hazel Lou (2).

Camp Details

2017 Camp Sessions

Complete Skills Camp: August 6th-10th
Shooting Camp: August 10th-12th

Camp Hours

Complete Skills Camp
All Campers Check-in:
Sunday at 12PM at Rachel Carson College
All Campers Closing Ceremony: Thursday at 10:30AM. Check-out following at 11AM

Shooting Camp
All Campers Check-in:
Thursday between 2PM-3:30PM at Rachel Carson College
All Campers Closing Ceremony: Saturday at 11:30AM. Check-out following at 12PM

*Campers attending both sessions will be supervised, lodged, and provided lunch in-between sessions at no additional cost. It is not required for parents to attend check-out/in between sessions.

More Important Camp Details

Campers Attending Both Sessions

Campers attending both sessions will be supervised, lodged, and provided lunch on Thursday at no additional fee. It is not required for parents/guardians to attend the Weekend Shooting Camp check-in on Thursday between 2PM-3:30PM if their child attended the Complete Skills Camp.


All Overnight Campers

Housing & Roommates

Campers will reside in the Rachel Carson College dorms on campus. Campers stay 2-4* per room and are assigned by age and roommate requests. *Quads are limited and cannot be guaranteed. 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: $75
Meal Card: $10
Suggested Spending Money: $50


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.


Complete Skills Extended Day Campers

On the first day of camp, all extended day campers should arrive at 12PM dressed and ready to play. 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-11AM.
♦ Lunch is not provided.
♦ Check-out immediately follows closing ceremony.

Daily Schedule: SUN 12PM-9PM, MON-WED 9AM-9PM, THURS 9AM-11AM


Shooting Camp Extended Day Campers

On the first day of camp, all extended day campers should arrive between 2PM-3PM dressed and ready to play. 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-12PM.
♦ Lunch is not provided.
♦ Check-out immediately follows closing ceremony.

Daily Schedule: THURS 2PM-9PM, FRI 9AM-9PM, SAT 9AM-12PM


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.


Just 27 miles south of San Jose and 65 miles south of San Francisco, resting on a 2,000-acre redwood forest overlooking the Pacific Ocean, U.C. Santa Cruz is a magnificent setting for camp. Campers will practice and play in the West Field House Gym, the home facility of the U.C. Santa Cruz Slugs. The west gym features a hardwood basketball court (94' x 50') with 6 adjustable hoops and court lining. Bleacher seating for up to 350 people.

The West Field House is located east of Heller Drive. It is best accessed from the West Entrance of the campus. At the Main Entrance, proceed west on Empire Grade, then turn right on Heller (the West Entrance). Turn right at the first stop sign (Koshland Way) and park in the large lot on the left. Climb the large set of steps to the College Eight Plaza. The West Field House is on the right-hand side. There are two accessible parking places at the east end of the lot, closest to the field. Please be aware that there is a significant slope between those two spaces and the field itself.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00 AM Wake-up, shower
  • 7:45 AM Breakfast (Overnight campers only)
  • 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

Amy M.Parent

  • 5/5.
My daughter loved it!!

August 8, 2016: My daughter loved it!! Her favorite part was playing 5 on 5 and she is already looking forward to next summer!

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Karen M.Camper

  • 4/5.
One of the best experiences I ever had.

August 8, 2016: I love how long the camp is, I love how they provided overnight stay. It was one of the best experiences I ever had. My favorite part of the camp was all the conditioning that we did and the skills we learned. In my past experiences with basketball camps, I did not learn as many skills as I would've liked; however, in UC Santa Cruz's basketball camp, I learned many new offensive moves and I can't wait for basketball to start next season in my school!

  • 4/5.
The coaches are very inspiring.

August 9, 2016: At this camp you can make some lifelong friendships and the coaches are very inspiring. The food wasn't the best but overall the camp was amazing.

Polina O.Camper

  • 5/5.
The whole week was great.

The whole week was great. Went to general camp and shooting camps back to back and really enjoyed both! Instructors were very helpful and very nice.

  • 5/5.
This basketball camp stands out among others

Compared to the other basketball camps I’ve been to, this one stands out among the others. I liked the camp this year even better than last year. 

Julia M.Camper

  • 4/5.
Great experience.

Great experience, I would recommend this to any girl who wants to further her basketball knowledge and skill.

  • 5/5.
Camp was fantastic.

Camp was fantastic. I particularly enjoyed the games at the end with the counselors - great fun. And - I learned alot about improving my shot. Thanks!

  • 5/5.
My daughter loved the overnight camp.

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!

  • 4/5.
My basketball game improved a lot

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

Camp Dates & Prices

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