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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 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
  • 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 DATES

Fundamentals I: June 27-30
Fundamentals II:
July 10-13
Fundamentals III:
July 16-19

Camp Hours

Check-in: First Day between 10am-11:30am
Closing Ceremony: Last Day between 6:30pm-7pm

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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.


Fundamentals I campers will reside in Atlass Hall dorms and Fundamentals II & III campers will stay in the Ferry Hall dorms and have two campers per room. Roommate assignments are finalized the day prior to the first day of each camp session. If a camper has made a roommate request, it will be accommodated. 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: TBA
Refundable Room Key Deposit: $25 check made payable to Lake Forest Academy
Suggested Spending Money: $30-$50


We have a ratio of eight 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 should arrive for check in on the first day between 10 AM-11:30 AM and arrive between 8 AM-8:30 AM each day after that. Camp concludes between 7:30 PM-9:30 PM (competitive games), varying by age group.


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


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 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: 312-994-5963, [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.


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

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Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 5.00 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    She had a blast with all her friends

    August 1, 2021: She had a blast with all her friends and she really liked all the coaches. She said she loved playing the games the most. One of her highlights was Beth having the whole camp sing Happy Birthday to Lyla. Thank you Beth, she really appreciated that.

    — Terry C., Parent

    • 5/5.
    The quality of instruction and training atmosphere is unmatched

    July 23, 2021: Leilah had a great opportunity to experience basketball life away from home, connect with other AAU basketball players, and mature as a person. The quality of instruction and training atmosphere is unmatched and dorm life was great. The Director and dorm leaders were incredible and available. Leilah learned, connected and improved throughout the camp.

    — Will C., Parent

    • 5/5.
    She really connected with the coaches

    July 19, 2021: Audrey had a wonderful time. She really connected with the coaches and believes her shooting improved at camp. The Lake Forest Academy location was really nice...Thank you!

    — Carol C., Parent

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    • 5/5.
    she loved it!

    July 17, 2021: Sophia enjoyed playing more basketball- 3X3, completions, and of course making new friends. She said everyone was very positive. It was a lot of hard work, but she loved it!

    — Ximena L., Parent

    • 5/5.
    Olivia had an amazing time

    July 15, 2021: Olivia had an amazing time. She loved her coach Nate and gladly very comfortable working with him. As her mom, I appreciated knowing the coaches were making her feel very comfortable and excited to be there. I also appreciate the coaches feedback that came home in her packet.

    — Jeannie P., Parent

    • 5/5.
    she is already saying that she wants to return for one more year

    June 23, 2021: This is Ella’s 5th year of attending camp. She absolutely loved it and was so excited to be back after missing last year due to the pandemic. Doug Bruno Camp is such a positive, empowering environment for all girls. They are taught so many skills - basketball, leadership, team playing and more. I thought this might be Ella’s last year at camp, but she is already saying that she wants to return for one more year.

    — Cathy P., Parent

    • 5/5.
    Hadley had a FANTASTIC week at camp

    June 20, 2021: Hadley had a FANTASTIC week at camp. She really learned a lot of new basketball skills, while becoming more confident in her abilities and strengths and weaknesses. Also she loved the coaches and really enjoyed having their expertise about basketball and positive encouragements. Hadley was certainly pushed with the drills, activities, and amount of practice times, which will give her the push during her upcoming feeder season to go above and beyond. The relationships that formed between her roommates, teammates and coaches will never be forgotten. The Doug Bruno Camp will be recommended for sure and Hadley plans to attend in the future. Thanks for a wonderful and memorable experience.

    — Tracy C., Parent

Doug Bruno Girls Basketball Camp at Lake Forest Academy

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


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

Programs: Fundamentals Camp
Age Group: 7 - 18
Gender: Girls
Overnight $735.00
Availability: Wait List

Extended Day $535.00
Availability: Wait List

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
Programs: Fundamentals Camp
Age Group: 7 - 18
Gender: Girls
Overnight $735.00
Availability: Wait List

Extended Day $535.00
Availability: Wait List

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
Programs: Fundamentals Camp
Age Group: 7 - 18
Gender: Girls
Please note, there is limited space available for the extended day option. If it sells out, and you prefer the extended day camp, please add your camper to the waitlist and we will contact you via email if a spot becomes available. The overnight option remains available at this time.
Overnight $735.00
Availability: Wait List

Extended Day $535.00
Availability: Wait List

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