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Expert Instruction. Proper Discipline.
Loving the Game.

Since 1980, Doug Bruno Girls Basketball Camp has helped over 84,000 female athletes improve their game and confidence. Join this all-star coach line-up in summer 2023 at North Central College in Naperville, IL and focus on development techniques, self-discipline and game play tactics through personalized basketball intensive instruction.

Fundamentals Camp: This camp offers an opportunity for athletes of all abilities to participate in an exciting week of basketball training and game participation.

Shooting Camp: Improve your jump shot and free throw shooting! Camp features demonstrations, hours of individual instruction, drills, and competitions.

Highlights Include
  • Over 9 hours of daily basketball activity, drills, and demonstrations
  • A college prep experience: dorm life, responsibility, cultivation of communication
  • Receive two Doug Bruno Girls Basketball Camp t-shirts, a basketball, and other prizes!
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Camp Coaches

  • Doug Bruno

    Camp Director Doug Bruno

    Coach Bruno is a pioneer and crusader for women’s basketball at all levels, and is entering his 34th season as the head of the DePaul University program for 2019-20. As an assistant coach for the USA Women's Basketball National Team since 2009, Bruno has helped lead the USA to its fifth and sixth straight golds in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics. In summer 2020, Coach Bruno will be stepping off the court, making way for onsite Director Beth "Spider" Roti who will be at camp each day. While Coach Bruno will still be an integral part of the camp, making an appearance at each session, his main focus will be overseeing the development and quality of the camp curriculum. Bruno was recently named one of the 12 finalists for induction into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.

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  • Beth Roti

    Camp Director Beth “Spider” Roti

    In Summer of 2020, Coach Roti took over as lead onsite Camp Director, having previously served as Camp Co-Director to Doug Bruno and an integral part of Doug Bruno for over 30 years. Roti is a former standout DePaul player and also served as Head Coach of Kishwaukee Jr. College. On top of that she was a multi-sport star athlete at Kaneland High School and DePaul University.

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Camp Details

2023 Camp Dates

Fundamentals l: June 13-16
June 17-19
Fundamentals ll:
June 20-23
Fundamentals lll:
July 24-27
Fundamentals lV:
July 28-31
Fundamentals V:
August 1-4

Camp Hours

Check-in: First day from 10:00am-11:00am at the ResRec Center. The ResRec Center is located at 440 S Brainard St, Naperville, IL 60540
Closing Ceremony: Last day between 6:30pm-7pm

Coach Bruno will be attending each session of camp in some capacity: attending games at night, directing a ball handling drill, critiquing player shooting form, etc. but he will not be at camp each day. Coach Roti will lead all on-court instruction including the full implementation of the Bruno Camp teaching curriculum.

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Campers will reside in the ResRec Center dorms on campus and will have two campers per room. Roommate requests can be submitted up to 48 hours prior to the first day of each camp session and assignments are finalized the day before each camp session. We will do our best to accommodate roommate preferences but cannot guarantee them. You will be contacted in advance should we have any questions regarding roommate requests. 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
Suggested Spending Money: $40-$60
Room Key Deposit:
No deposit, but there will be a charge for $140 if the room key is lost.


We have a ratio of twelve campers to one staff member during all phases of camp. Ours is a system of constant roll calling, so we always know each camper’s schedule. The Bruno Camp employs a Dorm Mom to supervise our dormitories when your daughter is not in the gym. Our Dorm Mom is on duty and accessible by phone from 2 PM-midnight each day our camp is in session. Campers are supervised 100% of the time by our Doug Bruno Coaching staff, our Dorm Mom, and/or our support staff.


Extended Day Campers receive a full day of basketball instruction, lunch, dinner, competitive games, and optional swim time. Campers check in between 10AM-11AM on the first day and should arrive at 9AM each day after that. Camp concludes between 7:30PM-9:30PM (competitive games), varying by age group.


Campers attending Fundamentals I, III, IV and Shooting are welcome to enroll for an extra night between sessions. This will be an additional cost of $45 per night and may be added during registration.


Overnight Fundamentals Campers: Lunch and dinner are provided on Day 1. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided on Days 2-3. Breakfast and lunch are provided on Day 4.

Overnight Shooting Campers: Lunch and dinner are provided on Sunday. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided on Monday. Breakfast and lunch are provided on Tuesday.

All Extended Day Campers: Campers must eat breakfast at home. Lunch and dinner are provided daily.


  • 3PM-4PM: College Level Tournament Games and WNBA 1 on 1 Finals
  • 4PM-5PM: ABL Level Tournament Games and College 1 on 1 Finals
  • 5PM-6PM: WNBA Level Tournament Games and ABL 1 on 1 Finals
  • 6PM-6:30PM: All Levels Championship Games
  • 6:30PM-7PM: Parent Program



Campers will have the opportunity to attend a 2023 Chicago Sky Game! The cost is TBA per camper/ parent and includes supervised round-trip bus transportation and a game ticket. Parents will be able to sign their camper up for tickets on the first day of camp with a Sky representative. Campers and parents that purchase tickets will be seated in a special “Camp Bruno” section for the game with Bruno basketball coaches as chaperons. Transportation is provided. For more information, please visit: Chicago Sky. If you’d like to purchase tickets ahead of time and skip the line, contact Jordan Mendelson: at 312-994-5963, or [email protected].


A professional athletic trainer is on-site at all times during each week of camp. All medical needs, such as injury treatment, knee and ankle wrapping, will be addressed daily. Campers on medication should register their condition and medication with the trainers on the first day of camp. Should, however, a camper wish to self-administer her medication, she may do so providing this is the prerogative of the camper’s parents. In either case, it is imperative our trainers are aware of all medical conditions and medications.


Cell phones and other portable electronic devices are not allowed at camp. Camp phones are available to all campers, if necessary, in the gym and in the dorms. The camp staff and dorm mom will have cell phones available for campers’ social use. Please note, parents are not allowed to remove their kids from camp unless it is an emergency.


To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist. All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!


Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment, and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.

● Athletic, on-court clothing
● Athletic shoes
● Water bottle
● Small gym bag/backpack


● Athletic clothing mentioned above
● Comfortable off-court clothing
● Flip flops
● Toiletries
● Personal items & medications
● Washcloth and bath towel
● Fan (optional)
● Pillow, pillowcase, bed sheets, comforter, or sleeping bag


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.


Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.


In addition to the US Sports Camps Company Policies, the following policies are in affect for Doug Bruno Basketball Camps. Upon checking in on the first day of camp, all campers that drove themselves to camp must turn in their car keys to the camp staff for the duration of camp. Campers are also not permitted to leave the camp premises for the duration of the camp. Campers are not permitted to order food to be delivered to campus, for example via delivery, Uber Eats, Grub Hub, etc. while at camp. For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.


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.


For general questions about our basketball camps please see our FAQ page.

*Please note, this information is subject to change.

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Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:15 AM Wake up call
  • 7:30 AM Breakfast
  • 8:45 AM Campers assemble in gym
  • 8:45 AM Bruno Coaching Staff meets players
  • 9:00 AM Bruno Coaching Staff reviews: Ball handling, Stationary dribbling, Offensive moves, Cross overs, Cross over pull back, Between the legs, Jump stop behind the back, Wrap around behind the back, and Passing
  • 9:45 AM All camp Cut Throat
  • 10:15 AM Bruno Coaching Staff teaches: Offensive moves, Triple threat, Pop backs, Shot fake, Jab fake, Footwork, Jump stop, Pivot passing
  • 11:45 AM Lunch
  • 12:45 PM Coaches demonstration game
  • 1:15 PM All camp cutthroat
  • 1:45 PM Bruno Coaching Staff teaches: Defensive stance, Footwork, Rebounding
  • 2:15 PM Afternoon session games
  • 3:15 PM 1st College 5×5 game
  • 3:40 PM 2nd College 5×5 game
  • 4:05 PM 1st ABL 5×5 game
  • 4:30 PM 2nd ABL 5×5 game
  • 4:55 PM 1st WNBA 5×5 game
  • 5:20 PM 2nd WNBA 5×5 game
  • 5:00 PM Dinner
  • 5:45 PM Evening session games
  • 6:00 PM 1st College 5×5 game
  • 6:30 PM 2nd College 5×5 game
  • 7:00-9:00 PM Optional Swimming
  • 7:00 PM College/ABL 3×3 Cut Throat
  • 7:25 PM 1st ABL 5×5 game
  • 7:55 PM 2nd ABL 5×5 game
  • 8:25 PM 1st WNBA 5×5 game
  • 8:55 PM 2nd WNBA 5×5 game
  • 9:25 PM WNBA 3×3 Cut Throat
  • 10:30 PM Bed Check/Lights Out

North Central College Resrec

Located east of Merner Field House, the Res/Rec Center houses the dorms and gym facility. The Al B. Carius facility in the Res/Rec Center will be utilized for daily basketball instruction. Named for legendary North Central head men's cross country and track and field coach Al Carius, this state-of-the-art competition venue features a six-lane, 200-meter track, three pole vault runways and two long/triple jump pits as part of a 100,000-square-foot recreation facility which also includes an elevated walking track, four multipurpose athletic courts, locker and athletic training facilities and a fitness center.

Camp Reviews

Overall Average Rating 4.83 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    Loved the coaches

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.
    Thank you for a great experience

    June 22, 2019: Taylor has been registered two prior years in a row to attend Doug Bruno camp. In 2017, she broke her wrist the weekend before camp and in 2018 she came down with strep throat at camp. She was unable to attend either camp date. She was FINALLY able to attend camp this year and LOVED it! This was a year that very few of her age friends attended, but she and her roommate (who had never attended) had the best time. They learned a lot and enjoyed the challenge of the older campers. Thank you for a great experience!

    — Julie R., Parent

    • 5/5.
    Coaches were excellent!

    August 8, 2017: As parents, we met BJ who was one of my daughter's coaches. We met several of the other coaches when we would come visit each evening. These women loved being at this camp and they were so fun to talk to. They were encouraging and shared personal experiences with us and our daughter. What a fantastic experience! Thank you!

    — Jacqueline G., Parent

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    • 5/5.
    Everyone was kind and helpful.

    August 8, 2017: I love the enthusiasm and energy of everyone at the camp. Everyone was kind and helpful while professional and made the experience wonderful for the girls.

    — Beth C., Parent

    • 5/5.
    Thank you​!

    August 13, 2017: My favorite part was getting to play cutthroat and 5 vs. 5. Also, the food was really good and I got to meet many new people. The camp was an excellent experience and helped me improve on my skills. Thank you!

    — Amelia Y., Camper

    • 5/5.
    Extremely thoughtful feedback from incredible coaches

    June 19, 2018: Hi Coach Janee! This is Alayna from this past basketball camp that I attended. I want to thank you so much for putting the time and effort into being one of the coaches this past week. I just read your notes that you wrote on my feedback paper and the comments you wrote were really thoughtful and comments that I won't forget. I loved having you as one of my coaches these past couple of days. Thank you again!

    — Alayna P., Camper

    • 5/5.
    Built confidence on the court

    August 10, 2018: The coaches and staff helped develop my daughters skills and confidence on the court and off. She worked hard but wanted to keep playing because she grew to love the game.

    — Bill R., Parent

    • 5/5.
    Very caring coaches

    August 10, 2018: I enjoyed the open forum where parents were able to come and watch at any time. I enjoyed the organization the stations and the coaches enthusiasm, competitive nature and the passion they instilled in the kids all week. The coaches really showed they cared and wanted to be there. The coaches really showed they cared and were very responsive to the kids needs.

    — Troy M., Parent

    • 5/5.
    truly unbelievable!

    August 15, 2018: It's truly unbelievable the improvements I saw in my daughters game after just 4 days in your camp. Her AAU coach saw a marked improvement as well and was quite impressed. Coach Bruno lit a fire in her last year at camp and he made the fire burn brighter this year at camp. This camp worked miracles on my daughter's confidence - something she struggles with. You have a great thing going and we are so happy we are able to send our daughter there. Thank you to Coach Bruno to take the time to teach and share his vast knowledge with the younger girls.

    — Karen D., Parent

    • 5/5.
    I am grateful for the experience

    June 17, 2019: This was a great experience. I was able to see Coach Bruno in action along with the personal approach used by ALL the coaches! I am grateful for the experience along with what’s to come during the next session shooting camp! Thank you!

    — Shellriece P., Parent

    • 5/5.
    The camp was well-organized

    June 17, 2019: Sophia greatly improved her ball handling skills, form, and shooting. She obtained great advice from her coach, aiming to constructively build on her skills. The camp was well-organized and North Central College is just the right school in a beautiful neighborhood to hold this camp as it seemed safe and secure. Most importantly, Sophia had so much fun! She didn't want to come home.

    — Patricia P., Parent

    • 5/5.
    LOVED the coaches!

    June 20, 2019: She worked hard and improved her shooting technique. Since she left, she has been focusing on implementing what she learned. She met many new friends but LOVED the coaches! Coach Spider and Coach Bruno did a great job with the curriculum. See you next summer! Love it!

    — Mary M., Parent

    • 5/5.
    she said it was the best basketball camp she did all summer

    August 5, 2021: Even though she missed a day with an injury, she said it was the best basketball camp she did all summer. She enjoy the playing and breakouts of drills.

    — Casey B., Parent

    • 5/5.
    it really made Ewuraesi a better player

    June 24, 2019: The coaches were amazing and were always willing to help. The friends she made helped make her time at camp fun and awesome. The food was really good and tasty. The games and station that they did were really fun and it really made Ewuraesi a better player.

    — Rosemary K., Parent

    • 5/5.
    could not have gone better

    August 4, 2019: This was her first sleepaway camp experience and it could not have gone better. She had a great time both on and off the court and wants to come back next summer.

    — Lindsay V., Parent

    • 5/5.
    helped my daughter develop more confidence

    August 5, 2019: The camp really helped my daughter develop more confidence in her abilities. The coaches do a great job of putting girls at the correct level in order to help challenge them. It is always a wonderful experience for my daughter.

    — Lisa M., Parent

    • 5/5.
    It was a tough but rewarding experience

    August 9, 2019: My daughter is only nine and played one season for her local school district. She enjoyed going and playing and meeting new friends. She won 'Most Improved' and we are very proud! It was a tough but rewarding experience.

    — Amy K., Parent

    • 5/5.
    She enjoyed the positive atmosphere

    August 9, 2019: She was impressed with the extra information and details the coaches provided her. She felt seen and heard by her team’s coach. She enjoyed the positive atmosphere but was happy to receive constructive feedback.

    — Rhea B., Parent

    • 5/5.
    She loved everything

    August 11, 2019: She loved everything - her coaches, teammates, dorms, 1v1, and all of the games! Thank you!!

    — Shannon W., Parent

    • 5/5.
    they had fun and got better!

    August 12, 2019: Audrey has attended eight Doug Bruno Camps over the years, she is a veteran to say the least. She almost did not go this year but when it was done and we picked her up she said it was one of the best ones yet. We really like the camp for our girls and they always come back saying they had fun and got better!

    — John M., Parent

    • 5/5.
    she felt empowered at this camp

    August 15, 2019: My daughter struggles with confidence on the court and she felt empowered at this camp. She loved the positive encouragement from the individual coaches. We will see you next summer.

    — Kimberly L., Parent

    • 5/5.
    Alysia always leaves this camp inspired

    August 22, 2019: This is Alysia's 3rd year attending this camp and it truly is the highlight of her summer. She looks forward to this camp all year! Coach Doug Bruno has developed an excellent program for young girls to be inspired to be the best basketball player they can be. Alysia always leaves this camp inspired and excited for her next season of basketball to start so she can use all of the skills she learned while at camp. She was very excited to be a part of the championship teams of both the 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 competitions and having Tanita Allen as her coach was the icing on the cake after attending the Big East conference games and watching her play and win with the conference championship in March with the DePaul Blue Demons. We are sad that this is the last year that Coach Bruno will be leading this wonderful camp, but know that he has ingrained his coaching style into his assistants and are confident that the camp experience will remain the same next year. See you next year!

    — Karen D., Parent

    • 5/5.
    playing with different players

    August 3, 2021: Sadie enjoyed traveling to a camp and playing with different players and learning new skills.

    — Elizabeth H., Parent

    • 5/5.
    She enjoyed focusing on ball handling skills

    August 5, 2021: She enjoyed focusing on ball handling skills and the length of time dedicated to playing each day.

    — Meghan P., Parent

Doug Bruno Girls Basketball Camp at North Central College

Doug Bruno, Camp Director
North Central College
30 N Brainard St.

Naperville, Illinois 60540
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm PST


Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.

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