Nike Girls Basketball Camp Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County

Nike Girls Basketball Camp Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County
Nike Girls Basketball Camp Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County

US Sports Camps is excited to welcome back Coach Phil Stern, University of Maryland Baltimore County Head Women's Basketball Coach, as director of our Nike Girls Basketball Camp at UMBC in Baltimore, MD. The Shooting Camp will run from June 26-28 and the Complete Skills Camp June 28-July 2, 2015.

After eleven seasons as UMBC's Head Women's Basketball Coach and leading the Retrievers to their most successful season ever at the Division I Level, Phil Stern lends his expertise as director of a challenging and fun session of basketball in Baltimore! 

Highlights Include

  • Superior instruction
  • Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play, and more
  • Fundamental instruction, lectures and team games
  • Official NIKE Camp T-shirt
  • NIKE Camp workbook and other great NIKE prizes!

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Phil Stern
Camp Director

Phil Stern

UMBC Head Women's Basketball Coach and long-time Nike Camp Director Phil Stern directs our instructional program.  Over the past 13 years, Coach Stern has developed a reputation for revitalizing struggling programs.

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That reputation reached its pinnacle in 2007, when UMBC became champions of the America East Tournament title game.  Stern led UMBC to its first-ever America East championship with an unprecedented run through the conference. Seeded seventh, the Retrievers knocked off the top three seeds – No. 2 Stony Brook in the quarterfinals, No. 3 Vermont in the semis and No. 1 Hartford in the finals – on consecutive days.

The win propelled the Retrievers to their first-ever berth in the NCAA Tournament, where they drew top-seeded Connecticut, one of the most storied programs in women’s basketball history.  It was a long way to come for a team that won a combined 12 games from 2003-05 in its first two seasons in the America East as it struggled to adapt to a league ranked 10 spots ahead of the Northeast Conference in the Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) poll.

Prior to joining UMBC, Stern served as head coach at USC Aiken in Aiken, S.C., from 1998-2002. His team finiahed with a 5-22 record in his inaugural season but posted the program’s first winning campaign since 1993-94 in his second (1999-2000), and by his third year (2000-01) he had developed the Lady Pacers into a 22-7 squad and the Peach Belt Conference North Division champs.

The following year, Stern’s team successfully defended its title while winning the Peach Belt Conference regular season and earning an NCAA Division II Tournament appearance. Over his final two years at USC Aiken, Stern’s teams went a combined 59-25.  Stern was named Peach Belt Conference Coach of the Year twice (2000, 2002), as well as WBCA District-III Coach of the Year in 2002.

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.

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.

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Camp Hours


Weekend Shooting Campers Check-in: Friday between 4PM-5PM
Complete Skills Campers Check-in: Sunday between 3PM-5PM

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.


Weekend Shooting Campers Closing Ceremony: Sunday at 12PM
Complete Skills Campers Closing Ceremony: Thursday at 12PM

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: Yes
Room Key Deposit: $75
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.


Shooting Skills Extended Day Campers

On the first day of camp, all extended day campers should arrive between 4PM-5PM dressed and ready to play. On all other days, the arrival time is 8:45am. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.

♦ Commuter Campers stay until 9PM.
♦ Dinner is not provided.

♦ Commuter Camper Hours are 9AM-9PM.
♦ Lunch and dinner provided.

♦ Commuter Camper Hours are 9AM-12PM. 
♦ Lunch is provided.
♦ Check-out immediately follows closing ceremony.

Daily Schedule: FRI 5PM-9PM, SAT 9AM-9PM, SUN 9AM-12PM


Complete Skills Day/Extended Day Campers

On the first day of camp, all day and extended day campers should arrive between 3PM-5PM dressed and ready to play. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.

Extended Day Campers

♦ Extended Day Campers stay until 9PM.
♦ Dinner is provided.

♦ Extended Day Camper Hours are 9AM-9PM. 
♦ Lunch and dinner provided.

♦ All Camper Hours are 9AM-12PM.
♦ Lunch is provided.
♦ Check-out immediately follows closing ceremony.

Daily Schedule: SUN 3PM-9PM, MON-WED 9AM-9PM, THURS 9AM-12PM


Day Campers

♦ Day Campers stay until 8:30PM.
♦ Dinner is provided.

♦ Day Camper Hours are 9AM-4PM. 
♦ Lunch is provided.

♦ All Camper Hours are 9AM-12PM.
♦ Lunch is provided.
♦ Check-out immediately follows closing ceremony.

Daily Schedule: SUN 3PM-8:30PM, MON-WED 9AM-4PM, THURS 9AM-12PM


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 Retriever Activities Center (RAC), a 5.6 million dollar addition to the former UMBC Fieldhouse, was completed in the fall of 1999. The RAC is the home turf for the Retrievers Men’s and Women’s Basketball programs. The RAC arena is equipped with 1/10-mile running track, weight room, fitness studio/cardio balcony, large academic center, and houses the UMBC Athletic Hall of Fame. 

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00 AM Wake-up, shower
  • 7:45 AM Breakfast (Overnight campers only)
  • 9:00 AM Day and 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; Day Campers depart
  • 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

Rachel K.Camper

  • 5/5.
This is my favorite camp of the summer!!!!!

This is my favorite camp of the summer!!!!! I love all the counselors and the instruction is very good! I go to this camp every summer and always have a blast!!! I liked it when the shooting camp and the skills camp were back to back.I can't wait until next year!!!

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  • 5/5.
This camp was so fun!

My experience at this camp was amazing! All of the counselors were very energetic and knowledgeable. I had tons of fun! The facilities campers used were nice and kept in good shape. I would definitely recommend this camp to others!

  • 5/5.
Fabulous camp staff

As a parent, I must say that all of the camp staff was so kind, helpful, and patient not only with the girls attending but also with the parents. They were so willing to help with anything, even the luggage. The camp staff should be commended, and my daughter will definitely be coming back next year and so on. Thank you.

Makaala A.Camper

  • 5/5.
This camp really gave me the inspiration to work harder.

I have played basketball for almost 4 years, but this camp really gave me the inspiration to work harder and take the game more serious. I have a new understanding of the physical commitment required of me to succeed.

Ava F.Camper

  • 4/5.
The food was amazing.

The food was amazing and so were the people who coach there. they were kind and funny. I loved it. I can't wait until next year!

Yvonne R.Parent

  • 5/5.
"Just Do It"

My daughter enjoyed making new friends and enjoyed the extended day format. Food was very good. My daughter especially enjoyed the intensity of training while maintaining motivation and inspiration. The Nike team / counselors were positive role model who walk the talk "Just Do It". Thank you so much!

  • 5/5.
All of the coaches were nice

All of the coaches were nice and took the time to answer question not only of the campers but the parents as well. My daughter had a blast and will likely attend a future Nike camp.

Danielle C.Camper

  • 5/5.
It really was an awesome, memorable camp.

I really enjoyed basketball camp because of the friendly staff and all of the techniques that I learned in a relaxing environment. It really was an awesome, memorable camp.

  • 5/5.
The Counselors/coaches were incredibly motivating

The counselors/coaches were incredibly daughter would practice outside until dark after a full day of camp. We will definitely sign up again.

  • 5/5.
Hats off to the directors

My daughter loved the camp! I was very impressed with her improvement and much more impressed with the messages delivered to the girls regarding the importance of education. Overall, it was an amazing experience for my daughter! Hats off to the directors!! 

  • 5/5.
This basketball camp was their favorite

Both of my girls had a lot of fun at the Nike Basketball Camp. Of the three basketball camps they participated in this summer, they really enjoyed this one the most. They loved hanging out and eating in the dining halls with the older players and of course the fun skills! 

Roxy FritzCamper

  • 4/5.
Thank you for a wonderful week.

I'd like to thank the staff of the UMBC campus for making sure we had fun we were safe and secure thank you for a wonderful week of basketball camp.

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Shooting
Age Group: 8 - 17
Gender: Girls
Overnight $325.00
Availability: Open

Extended (9AM-9PM) $260.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 8 - 17
Gender: Girls
Overnight $595.00
Availability: Open

Extended (9AM-9PM) $460.00
Availability: Open

Day (9AM-4PM) $380.00
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.