ELS Langauge and Pro Sports Basketball Camp Caldwell College

ELS Langauge and Pro Sports Basketball Camp Caldwell College
ELS Langauge and Pro Sports Basketball Camp Caldwell College

Welcome to the 2015 ELS and Nike Basketball program at Caldwell College. These special multi-week programs are designed to improve both your basketball and English skills.

 A camper's favorite, this Nike basketball camp offers daily basketball training sessions (Sunday-Thursday) guaranteed to improve your shooting, passing, dribbling, rebounding and defensive skills. Located in Caldwell, New Jersey, this camp is also close to JFK airport and the price includes airport transportation to and from camp.

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.  Weekend programs allow international campers the chance to see and explore the nearby sites including the  iconic landmarks of New York as well as enjoy local water and amusement parks and experience classic outlet shopping malls.  

Directing the camp is Ken Webb.  Coach Webb was an All American D-1 Collegiate player at Fairleigh Dickinson and was drafted by the New Jersey Nets.  He played professionally both in the US and in Europe for 16 years.  He now coaches professionally  in Denmark when not coaching at Caldwell.   His approach to basketball camp is simple - work hard on the fundamentals and your game can only IMPROVE!

Highlights Include

  • DRILLS - Drills are used to teach campers the skills necessary to succeed and the notion of teamwork.
  • STATIONS - When performing stations, campers will be broken down to no more than 10-15 campers per basket. At each basket is one or more of our professional coaches. Each station will last approximately 20 minutes. During this time a specific aspect of the game will be covered, for example, rebounding, dribbling, foul shooting, etc.
  • LECTURES - Lectures are given on the fundamentals of the game. Remember it is through the proper execution of fundamentals that you will become a good basketball player.
  • INSTRUCTIONAL GAMES - We want every moment of the week to be a learning experience for every camper. It is for this reason that during games, if a camper makes a mistake or does not execute properly, one of our coaches will show him/her what he/she did wrong and how to do it right. It’s another way of instructing our campers, and leaves them more knowledgeable and improved in their skills.
  • Afternoon ELS Language program runs Monday through Thursday (12-50 minute lessons per week) and offers campers the chance to improve their English speaking skills and confidence
  • Fun evening and weekend camp activities that include trips to NYC, shopping excursions, visits to water parks and amusement parks and more!
  • Transportation to all activities and airport transfers.

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Ken Webb
Camp Director

Ken Webb

Ken Webb, Head basketball instructor at the Professional Sports Basketball Camp was an All-American at Fairleigh Dickinson University, and was drafted by the New Jersey Nets. He played professional basketball in Europe for 15 years and has coached professional basketball teams for the past 15 years. Currently Coach Web is coaching a professional basketball team in Denmark. Ken has been...

Camp Details


2015 Camp starts on June 21st! Campers can choose a combined sport and language program or a sport-only program. Two basketball skills sessions and one language session (Sunday-Thursday) are offered daily each week. These are specifically designed camp programs for international athletes wanting to improve their language and basketball skills, build their confidence and make new American friends .  This is an all-inclusive program: Basketball instruction and training,  ELS language instruction/material fees, housing/meals, weekend activities and round-trip airport pickup are included in tuition.

More Details
  • Designed for students 9-18 with the goal to enable iinternational campers to speak English more confidently, make new American friends and get better at basketball!
  • Check-in & Check-out - Sunday 1300/Thursday 1600
  • Basketball Instruction: 8:1 camper to coach ratio during basketball instruction.  Language class size is 15 students.  Supervision ratio during all activities is 10:1 student to staff ratio.
  • Language classes provided by ELS directly on the Caldwell College Campus from 1300-1600 Monday through Thursday. Students in this program will improve all core English skills: speaking, listening, reading, writing and grammar. Classes are communicative in nature and offer planty of opportunities for speaking practice.
  • All-inclusive tuition: Covers language instruction, sport instruction, housing, meals, roundtrip airport transfers, weekend stayover(s), and activities.
  • Housing: Standard-style dorms on campus. Campers stay 2 to a room. Genders separated by floor.
  • Weekend Programs are included in the sport and language tuition and include all activity fees for weekend excursions as well as transportation. The weekend program starts on Thursday evening and continues on Friday and Saturday with special off-campus activities. Sunday is a rest day until camp check-in at 1300.  

    For a detailed overview of the Nike Sport camp program, click here.

  • Designated Airport: John F. Kennedy International Airport or Newark Liberty International Airport.  Please complete the travel form to register for airport pickup.
  • Early arrivals & late departures: There is a $100 fee per day to accommodate campers arriving early or staying beyond the final day of their registered session. Please note that our camp staff cannot receive early campers prior to Sunday, June 21 (the first day of our first session), nor may campers stay past Thursday, August 6 (the final day of our last session).
  • Unaccompanied minors - Please let us know if your child is traveling as an unaccompanied minor. If your child is flying home as an unaccompanied minor (generally under the age of 14), there will be an additional $25/fee accessed for each hour of wait time at the airport. In addition to this fee, you should be aware that the airlines may charge an additional fee. Please check with the appropriate airlines as fees and regulations vary.
  • Safety: 24-hour supervision is an important feature of every Pro Sports Basketball Camp. Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.
  • Medical Staff: Trainer on call at all time
  • Recommended Spending Money: $100 per week

Registration Packet

A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the Spring. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp. International camper must have health insurance valid in the US in order to attend camps.

Local Accommodations for Parents. For parents who are traveling with their kids from out of town and need a place to stay near camp, we recommend the Wilshire Grand Hotel. Please call 973-731-7007 or Click here to reserve your room.


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

  • Check-in Day (Sunday) Camp Check-in 13:00-22:00 Arrive in the US - pick up at John F. Kennedy or Newark Liberty International Airport - Welcome, Sport Evaluation, Dinner and 1st Basketball training
  • Daily Schedule
  • 7:30-8:15 Breakfast
  • 8:30 Campers to Gym - Stretching and Warm-up
  • 8:45-10:15 Basketball Training - Passing, Shooting, Court Positioning
  • 10:15 Break
  • 10:30-12:00 Basketball Training - Tactical Game Skills
  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00-15:00 ELS Language Classes - Grammar, Listening discussion, vocabulary, reading
  • 16:00 -17:00 ELS Language Classes - Conversational Activities, writing, music
  • 17:00-18:00 Dinner
  • 18:00-19:00 Free Time
  • 19:00-21:00 Basketball Scrimmage and League Play
  • 21:00-22:00 Games, Rec Room, Contests
  • 22:30 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.

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

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.