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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 2024 in Lake Forest, IL at Lake Forest Academy, and focus on development techniques, self-discipline, and gameplay 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.

Highlights Include
  • Daily basketball activity, drills, and demonstrations from the Doug Bruno Staff
  • A college prep experience: dorm life, responsibility, cultivation of communication
  • All summer campers 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. Currently, Beth Roti is the JV Girls Basketball Coach at Lake Forest Academy.

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  • Samantha barrett

    Assistant Director Samantha Barrett

    Samantha Barrett has been with the Doug Bruno Basketball Camps multiple years as a coach and now is the assistant to Coach "Spider".

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Camp Details

SECURE YOUR SPOT!

Please Note: Camp sessions SOLD OUT in 2023. You can expect high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.

2024 Dates

Fundamentals I: June 25-28
Fundamentals II:
July 8-11
Fundamentals III:
July 14-17

CAMP HOURS

Check-in: First day from 9am-10am
Closing Ceremony: Last day between 3:30pm-4pm

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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OVERNIGHT CAMPERS

Campers will reside in the Atlass dorms on campus. The Atlass dorms can house up to 5 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: Yes
Suggested Spending Money: $40-$60

SUPERVISION/"DORM MOM"

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

Extended Day Campers receive a full day of basketball instruction, lunch, dinner, competitive games, and optional swimming time. Campers check in between 9AM-10AM on the first day and should arrive between 8AM-8:30AM each day after that. Camp concludes between 7:30PM-9:30PM (competitive games), varying by age group.

MEALS

All meals will be served cafeteria-style in the Reid-Anderson Dining Hall.

BRUNO CAMP NIGHT WITH THE CHICAGO SKY

Campers will have the opportunity to attend a 2024 Chicago Sky Game! For select sessions that overlap with a home Chicago Sky game, the Bruno Camp and Sky partner to host campers for this annual field trip! Tickets cost $30 per camper/parent and includes supervised round-trip bus transportation and a game ticket ($40 tickets available that include a $10 arena concession card as concessions are cashless) to learn from the pros.

This season, campers attending the following sessions will have the opportunity to attend a camp trip:

  • Lake Forest Academy
    • Fundamentals I: June 25-28 (Thursday, June 27; Sky vs. Las Vegas Aces; 6pm)
    • Fundamentals II: July 8-11 (Wednesday, July 10; Sky vs. Atlanta Dream; 11am)

Campers and parents that purchase tickets will be seated in a specific “Bruno Camp” section for the game with Bruno basketball coaches serving as chaperones. All campers will be seated together wearing the Bruno Camp shirts they receive once at camp to the game. Supervised bus transportation is provided to and from North Central College/Lake Forest Academy and the Sky game for campers. All ticketing will be handled by the Bruno Camp staff and distributed to chaperones based on the number of campers each chaperone oversees at the game. Concession cards will be distributed to campers at the game based on those that pre-purchased; campers with access to debit/credit cards, gift cards, and/or Apple Pay can use this at arena concession stands.

To purchase your camper’s tickets for Bruno Camp field trips, click here to purchase online, visit the on-site Chicago Sky table on the first morning of camp to purchase with a Sky representative or contact Jordan Mendelson prior to camp at (312) 994-5963 or [email protected]. It is recommended to pre-purchase tickets to skip the line on the first day! All those that purchase tickets online will receive additional information regarding the field trip prior to each respective session.

Attending a Bruno Camp session without a trip to a Sky game? We still have you covered! Click here for discounted tickets to all 2024 Chicago Sky home games!

NINTENDO GAME NIGHT

We’ve partnered with Nintendo to offer one fun game night during camp, allowing campers to take the competition off the court and onto the Nintendo Switch system with sports-focused games. If you do not wish for your camper to participate, please be sure to let a staff member know at Check In.

ATHLETIC TRAINER

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.

COMMUNICATION

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.

PRE-CAMP CHECKLIST

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!

PACKING LIST

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

OVERNIGHT CAMPERS ONLY:

● 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

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.

MEDICAL PROTOCOL

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.

DOUG BRUNO BASKETBALL CAMP POLICIES

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

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.

BASKETBALL CAMP FAQ

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

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Camp Reviews

Overall Average Rating 5.00 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.

    July 2, 2022: This is my daughters 2nd time going to camp, and I could not be more pleased. She loves Coach Spider and all the coaches. She loves competing in the different 3 on 3 and 5 on 5 competions. This year, she was so excited to have made so many friends from other teams and places.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 6, 2023: We loved the staff, the basketball instruction, the fun atmosphere, new friendships and team building

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 15, 2022: My daughter improved her skills, and had a really fun time there.

    — Anonymous

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    • 5/5.
    Great camp!

    — Anonymous

Doug Bruno Girls Basketball Camp at Lake Forest Academy

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Doug Bruno, Camp Director
Glore Memorial Gymnasium
1500 West Kennedy Road

Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm PST

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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.

Camp Dates & Prices

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Doug Bruno Girls Basketball Camp at Lake Forest Academy
USD
64763
Doug Bruno Girls Basketball Camp at Lake Forest Academy-Fundamentals (SOLD OUT)
Girls
7-18
Jun 25-Jun 28, 2024
795.00
Programs: Fundamentals Camp
Age Group: 7 - 18
Gender: Girls
Camp runs Tuesday-Friday.
Overnight $795.00 USD
Availability: Wait List

Extended Day $595.00 USD
Availability: Wait List

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
USD
64764
Doug Bruno Girls Basketball Camp at Lake Forest Academy-Fundamentals (SOLD OUT)
Girls
7-18
Jul 8-Jul 11, 2024
795.00
Programs: Fundamentals Camp
Age Group: 7 - 18
Gender: Girls
Camp runs Monday-Thursday.
Overnight $795.00 USD
Availability: Wait List

Extended Day $595.00 USD
Availability: Wait List

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
USD
64765
Doug Bruno Girls Basketball Camp at Lake Forest Academy-Fundamentals (SOLD OUT)
Girls
7-18
Jul 14-Jul 17, 2024
795.00
Programs: Fundamentals Camp
Age Group: 7 - 18
Gender: Girls
Camp runs Sunday-Wednesday.
Overnight $795.00 USD
Availability: Wait List

Extended Day $595.00 USD
Availability: Wait List

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
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