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Expert Instruction. Proper Discipline.
Loving the Game.

Since 1980, DePaul University Head Coach Doug Bruno and his staff have helped over 83,000 female athletes improve their game and confidence. Join Coach Bruno this summer 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 a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Camp Coaches

  • Doug Bruno

    Camp Director Doug Bruno

    A pioneer and crusader for women’s basketball at all levels, Doug Bruno begins his 38th year of Camp Doug Bruno and 32nd season as the head of the DePaul University program for 2017-18. 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.

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  • Beth Roti

    Assistant Camp Director Beth “Spider” Roti

    Beth is a former DePaul stand out player and has been an integral part of Doug Bruno Basketball Camps for over 28 years. Beth formerly served as Head Coach of Kishwaukee Jr. College and was a multi-sport star athlete at Kaneland High School and DePaul University.

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  • Jill Pizzotti

    Associate Head Coach Jill Pizzotti

    Pizzotti is in her eighth season with the DePaul Blue Demons and her fourth as the program’s associate head coach. She serves as the Blue Demons' recruiting coordinator, while also assisting with the day-to-day operations of the basketball office.

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  • Lisa Ryckbosch

    Assistant Coach Lisa Ryckbosch

    Lisa Ryckbosch was named DePaul University women's assistant coach in September of 2017 and has been involved with Doug Bruno Basketball Camps since it's inception in 1980. Ryckbosch, who was on the Blue Demon staff from 1991-2002, is in her eighth season and returned to Lincoln Park after spending nine seasons at the University of Illinois-Chicago as the program's head women's basketball coach.

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  • Candis Blankson

    Director of Corporate, Professional and Community Relations Candis Blankson

    A veteran of the DePaul system, assistant coach Candis Blankson is entering her 18th year on the staff and her first beginning in the 2017-18 season as the Director of Corporate, Professional & Community Relations. 

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  • Bradley Bruno Doug Bruno Basketball Camps

    Video Coordinator Bradley Bruno

    Bradley Bruno begins his third season as the DePaul women’s basketball and Doug Bruno Basketball Camps' video coordinator in 2018-19.

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Camp Details

2019 DATES

Fundamentals 1: June 13-16
Shooting 2: June 17-19
Fundamentals 3: June 20-23
Fundamentals 4: July 28-31
Fundamentals 5: August 1-4
Fundamentals 6: August 5-8

CAMP HOURS

Check-in: First day between 8AM-9:30AM
Closing Ceremony: Last day from 6:30PM-7:15PM

*Please note that Coach Bruno will be on-site for at least two days per camp session this year but will not be in attendance every day.

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OVERNIGHT CAMPERS

Campers will reside two per room in the ResRec Center dorms on campus. This location is not able to accommodate triples. 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 have a roommate request and have not already given it to us, please do so as soon as possible. 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 
Refundable Room Key Deposit: $50 check made payable to North Central College
Suggested Spending Money: $30-$50

ATTENDING CONSECUTIVE SESSIONS

Overnight campers attending two or more consecutive sessions have the option to stay the night between sessions at an additional fee of $25 per additional night stayover. This fee covers all meals, supervision, and lodging between sessions. If purchased, it is not required for parents/guardians to attend check-out of the first session or check-in for the second session.

SUPERVISION/"DORM MOM"

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 2PM-midnight each day our camp is in session. Campers are supervised 100% of the time by Coach Bruno, our Dorm Mom, our coaches, and/or our support staff.

BRUNO CAMP NIGHT WITH THE CHICAGO SKY

Bruno Camp and the Chicago Sky are teaming up again this summer for Bruno Camp Night with the Sky! Campers attending certain sessions (TBD) will have the opportunity to attend a 2019 Chicago Sky Game. Dates will be announced in early 2019. 

EXTENDED DAY CAMPERS

Extended Day Campers receive a full day of basketball instruction, lunch, dinner, competitive games, and optional swim time. Campers should arrive between 8AM-8:30AM each day. Camp concludes between 7:30PM-9:30PM (competitive games) , varying by age group.

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.

CAMPER EVALUATION

To maximize learning, all campers are evaluated and placed within groups of similar ability, regardless of age. Throughout the camp week, campers may transition to another group level, should their talent dictate. 

CELL PHONES AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES

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.

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.

REGISTRATION PACKET

A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact numbers, and a checklist of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the Spring. The US Sports Camps health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp. 

SCHOLARSHIPS

We cannot offer scholarships due to NCAA regulations. Our affiliation with NCAA coaches and schools puts us in a position where any scholarship money can be seen as an inducement to a future collegiate athlete. This puts our coaches and our host universities in jeopardy of damaging their status with the NCAA and incurring penalties at the hands of their organizing body.

GROUP DISCOUNTS

We offer the following discounts for Doug Bruno Girls Basketball Camps. If you have 5 or more campers, we can offer $10 off per camper. If you have 10 or more campers we can offer $20 off per camper. To redeem, one person from your group must call our office prior to registering to create a team offer code. Discounts will not be applied retroactively to any camper(s) that register before receiving a code. 

MULTIWEEK DISCOUNT

Campers that enroll in two or more sessions at this location will receive $10 off the total price of camp tuition. Please call 1-800-645-3226 to redeem the discount.

*Please note, this information is subject to change.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:15 AM Wake up call
  • 7:30 AM Breakfast
  • 8:45 AM Campers assemble in gym
  • 8:45 AM Coach Bruno meets players
  • 9:00 AM Coach Bruno 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 Coach Bruno 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 Coach Bruno 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. 

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Overall Average Rating 4.71 / 5 Stars
    • 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

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    • 4/5.
    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

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    • 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

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    • 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, Camper

    • 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.
    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.
    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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Doug Bruno Girls Basketball Camp

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

Naperville, Illinois 60540

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Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Fundamental Teaching Camp
Age Group: 7 - 18
Gender: Girls
Camp runs Thursday-Sunday.
Overnight $495.00
Availability: Yes

Extended Day $435.00
Availability: Yes

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Shooting Camp
Age Group: 7 - 18
Gender: Girls
Camp runs Monday-Wednesday.
Overnight $455.00
Availability: Yes

Extended Day $410.00
Availability: Yes

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Fundamental Teaching Camp
Age Group: 7 - 18
Gender: Girls
Camp runs Thursday-Sunday.
Overnight $495.00
Availability: Yes

Extended Day $435.00
Availability: Yes

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Fundamental Teaching Camp
Age Group: 7 - 18
Gender: Girls
Camp runs Sunday-Wednesday.
Overnight $495.00
Availability: Yes

Extended Day $435.00
Availability: Yes

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Fundamental Teaching Camp
Age Group: 7 - 18
Gender: Girls
Camp runs Thursday-Sunday.
Overnight $495.00
Availability: Yes

Extended Day $435.00
Availability: Yes

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Fundamental Teaching Camp
Age Group: 7 - 18
Gender: Girls
Camp runs Monday-Thursday.
Overnight $495.00
Availability: Yes

Extended Day $435.00
Availability: Yes

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-645-3226 we would be happy to help you.
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