ELS Nike Pro Sports Basketball Camp Caldwell College

ELS Nike Pro Sports Basketball Camp Caldwell College
ELS Nike Pro Sports Basketball Camp Caldwell College

The Nike Pro Sports Basketball Camp offers a fun and challenging basketball training camp for boys and girls at Caldwell University in New Jersey, just 40 minutes from NYC. International campers will improve shooting, passing, dribbling, rebounding and defensive skills and their English skills as they combine fun, interactive ELS language classes with two daily basketball sessions each day.

Campers will work on developing their fundamental skills and basketball IQ and play a ton of basketball!  While campers will live and breathe Basketball at Caldwell, campers also have the opportunity to add ELS language classes to their program to improve not only their hardwood skills but their English as well.  Fun is always in the mix as evening games and team scrimmages build comraderie and competition. 

Highlights Include

  • Ages 9 – 18; boys and girls welcome
  • International campers compete with players from around the world! USA, Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, and more!
  • Full Language and Basketball Experience - 2 -50 minutes ELS language classes combined with two basketball sessions each day.
  • Basketball skill contests and fun, full-court games offered daily
  • Fun evening and weekend activities include trip to NYC, amusement and water parks, shopping and local sporting events
  • DRILL STATIONS - Campers will be broken by skill and age. Each station covers different aspect of the game: shooting, rebounding, dribbling, foul shooting.
  • LECTURES - Lectures are given on the fundamentals of the game, covering nutrition, the mental side of the game and what it takes to play at the next level.
  • INSTRUCTIONAL GAMES - Coaches interact with players during the games to instruct them on tactics and strategies.
  • International camp room with American campers
  • Meet and Greet at JFK or Newark Airport are included for international campers
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Ken Webb
Camp Director

Ken Webb

Ken Webb, Head Basketball coach at the Professional Sports Basketball Camp at Caldwell University, was an All-American at Fairleigh Dickinson University, and was drafted by the New Jersey Nets. He played professional basketball in Europe for 12 years (Venezuela, Qatar and Portugal); 16 season as head coach in Europe (Portugal, Denmark, Iceland and Norway.) 

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 Ken has been the head coach for the Professional Sports Basketball Camp for the past 26 years and looks forward to helping you take your game to the next level. 

Camp Details

All Inclusive Tuition

The prices listed below include all Nike Pro Sport Basketball Training, ELS English Language instruction and materials, on-campus housing, 3 meals a day, round trip airport transfers, weekend stayover(s), and predetermined activities. International Campers looking for a basketball only experince with no langauge classes are welcome! Simply connect any of our sessions with a weekend program to create a 2, 3 or up to 6-week program.  Click here for information on our Nike Pro-Sport Basketball only multi-week sessions. 

Nike Basketball Camp Philosophy

Play the sport you love and get better this summer with our excellent Nike Basketball Camp staff of collegiate athletes and veteran coaches. On the first day campers are evaluated on the courts and placed into smaller groups based on their age and ability. Train for 20+ hours each week. All skill levels welcome. 8:1 athlete, coach ratio. Training includes everything from fundamental skill enhancement through drills, scrimmages, and full court play, as well as court visualization and team communication training.  

ELS Language Classes

Gain confidence in your conversational English skills. Classes focus on communication skills with their new friends at camp and on the courts. All levels welcome. Campers are evaluated at the first class and group according to skill. Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced level groups. General English practice with professional ELS Instructors. Ten 50-minute lessons per week. Monday – Friday afternoons (see detailed sample schedule under More Details.)

More Important Camp Details

Check In & Check Out

Check-in is always on a Sunday. Check in is usually between 12-2:00 p.m., however, international campers are welcome to arrive anytime their flight arrives on Sunday. Early arrivals on Saturday are ok but there is a $125 fee for the extra night. The last day of a session is on a Thursday. International campers may depart on Friday for an additional night fee of $125 or stay the weekend for an additional $375 plus an activity fee of $80 for the trips on Friday and Saturday, and depart on Sunday.

Registering Online or Submit a PDF Application

Use the links below to choose the session you'd like to attend, or download an application here and email it to international@ussportscamps.com

Accommodation & Roommates

Typical College Dorm Room. 2 campers to 1 room. Air conditioning, shared bathroom. American roommate if requested.

Linens and Laundry

Bed sheets, pillow, and towel provided. Onsite facilities available. $2.50/wash and dry. 


Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included everyday expect check-in and check-out days. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated if alerted before camp.

Weekday Activities

Campers play basketball each evening Monday – Wednesday.  Campers staying multiple session have an activity on Thursday nights. Friday and Saturday are excursion days where trips are planned. 

Weekends & Trips

Explore New York! Weekend activities provided for weekend campers to enjoy new friends, see new sites, and practice their English! See attached calendar. 

Airport Transfers

Round-trip airport transfers provided from JFK or Newark Airports. Provide flight itinerary when registering or at least 3 weeks prior to camp start date.

Unaccompanied Minor Services

Nike Sports Camps will provide a greeter at the airport if your campers is flying to camp with an unaccompanied minor plane ticket. Typically the airlines require the greeter's details such as name, driver's license number, phone number, and address. Nike Sports Camps will not have this information until the week before your child arrives at camp. Please email international@ussportscamps.com to collect all information one week before your child comes to camp to avoid any hassle or extra wait time fees at the airline. 

Medical Insurance

For an additional $60, add supplemental health coverage. On-site school nursed and trainers available for on-site injuries. You must be medically insured while at camp. If your health insurance will not cover you while in America, you must find alternative coverage whether that is the one US Sports Camps provides or otherwise.  

Wi-Fi & Communication

Wi-Fi access in common areas and dorm rooms available to campers. Camp office provides computer access for Skype and Email.

Spending Money

Suggested $100/week for spending money.

After Registering

A detailed camper welcome packet containing health & release forms, emergency contact info, and a packing list will be emailed to all registered campers in Spring 2016. Our health and release forms require a doctor's signature and will be collected on the first day of camp. International campers must have health insurance valid in the US in order to attend camps.


Caldwell College Basketball GymLocated in the picturesque town of Caldwell, New Jersey, Caldwell was recently voted the third best place to live in all of New Jersey by New Jersey Monthly Magazine.Campers train at the George R. Newman Center which officially opened on the campus of Caldwell College in June 2002. This 60,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility will be home to the offices of the Department of Athletics and features a 1,600 seat basketball arena, a fitness center with all the health club amenities, team and general locker rooms, aerobic room, a suspended track, meeting and game rooms and the College Bookstore.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 8:30am - 8:45am Breakfast
  • 8:45am - 10:00am Basketball Training – Warm Up and Drills
  • 10:00am - 10:15am Break
  • 10:15am - 11:30am Basketball Training – Drills in Small Groups
  • 11:30am - 1:00pm Lunch and rest
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm ELS Language Classes or Basketball Training (for International Campers doing basketball only)
  • 2:45pm - 3:00pm Break
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Basketball Training; scrimmages, full court play, competitions
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Back to Rooms; shower, rest, free time, and dinner
  • 7:15pm - 9:00pm Games. lectures and instruction
  • 10:15pm Campers to rooms - Lights out

Camper Reviews


  • 5/5.
Really Enjoyed My Stay!

This was the first time I went to the US and I really wanted to get better at playing basketball.  I had a blast and my dad was happy that I also improved my English. 

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  • 5/5.
Language classes were fun!

All I can say is this camp is fun!  The coaches were great and it was fun meeting kids from all over the place.  Weekends were a blast and I got to buy some cool stuff at the outlet mall we visited. The language classes were really fun and I looked forward to going each day. (really!)  I had been studying  English back home, but this helped me feel better about talking with the other campers and making sure I was saying the right things.

Camper ParentOvernight Camper

  • 4/5.
Coaches were professional

All of the coaches were nice and professional and took the time to answer questions from  the campers as well as the parents. My son really got better.  He was able to make a fall club team and he is more excited about basketball than ever - he will likely attend a Nike basketball camp again next summer. Thank you. 

  • 5/5.
Get to know the cutlure of other places

You get to know the culture of other places around the world. I made friends with kids from New Jersey, Japan and Saudi Arabia. Where else can you do that? The basketball was great, and the coaches so focused on helping you get better. 

  • 5/5.
Ken Webb is inspirational

This camp has everything a great basketball camp should have! Ken Webb is inspirational with his "fundamentals first" approach. He made me committed again to basketball and showed me what I was capable of as a player. 

  • 5/5.
Improved my English Speaking

I actually improved my English speaking ability too while at camp.  There were kids from all over the place and we talked a lot in classes and of course on the courts.  I got to be friends with kids from New Jersey and Florida and I learned how to be a better basketball player. I asked my dad to please let me go again next summer!

  • 5/5.
Great program

This is a great program.  You work on defense, rebounding, layups, shooting positions and every station taught me something new. The kids are so friendly and the coaches so focused, you can't help but have fun and get better at basketball.

Camp Dates & Prices

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