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Make this summer unforgettable at the only 2019 Nike Girls Overnight Basketball Camp in New England! Learn new drills, techniques, and tactics in north central Connecticut from experienced college coaches that will help you prepare for the upcoming season. Formerly held at The Woodstock Academy, The Ethel Walker School in Simsbury offers a pristine environment for our young athletes, home to a brand new athletic center with air-conditioned gyms and dorm rooms.

The Complete Skills Camp helps players of all abilities develop athletically, refine fundamental basketball skills and enhance their skill set at the post, wing or guard position.

Highlights Include
  • Collegiate-style instruction focusing on fundamentals and team play
  • In-depth discussions on situational play, basketball IQ, and video analysis
  • Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Camp Coaches

  • Marc Taney

    Camp Director Marc Taney

    Marc Taney enters his second year as the Head Women's Coach at Newbury College in Brookline, MA. Marc Taney returns following an 8-18 season, including an 8-10 record in the New England Collegiate Conference. Taney has also coached at the high school and national AAU levels and was a former coach at the Nike Girls Basketball Camp at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield.

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  • Courtney Burns

    Camp Director Courtney Burns

    Courtney Burns enters her second season as head coach of the women's basketball program at Mitchell College in 2018-19.Burns made her collegiate head coaching debut with the Mariners last season, leading the team to an 11-5 record in New England Collegiate Conference play. The Mariners earned the second seed in the NECC Championship but were eliminated in the semifinals. Two players earned all-conference honors following the regular season, and four were named to the academic all-conference team.

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  • Sacha Santimano

    Camp Coach Sacha Santimano

    Sacha Santimano from Eastern Nazarene College (ENC) enters her 8th year as the head coach. With over 15 years of collegiate coaching, she has helped guide ENC to new territory. During her tenure at ENC, 11 of her players have garnered All-Conference honors, a Defensive Player of the Year and a Senior Scholar Athlete of the Year.

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  • Kathy Howard

    Camp Coach Kathy Howard

    Katy Howard joined on as Assistant Coach at Southern New Hampshire University in August of 2017. She arrived at SNHU following a three-year stint as an assistant coach on the women's basketball staff at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa. While there, Howard helped the Tartans post program-best win totals in both 2015-16 and 2016-17, finishing with a 21-7 record.

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Camp Details

August 4-8, 2019

All Campers Check-in: Sunday at 1PM.
All Campers Closing Ceremony: Thursday at 11:30AM. Departure immediately following.

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Overnight Campers

Housing & Roommates

Campers reside in the New Dorm hall on campus and stay in an 8 person suite. Each suite houses two rooms that each sleep 4 campers. A bathroom connects the rooms. Roommates are assigned by age and roommate requests. If you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please do so as soon as possible. Roommate requests are not guaranteed, 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 in suite
Linens: Not provided
Dorm Air-conditioning: Yes
Gym Air-conditioning: Yes
Pool: Yes
Room Key Deposit: $50
Suggested Spending Money: $50

Supervision

The staff live in the dormitories with the campers and participate in evening activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.

Day Campers

On the first day of camp, all day campers should arrive dressed and ready to play. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.

Sunday:
♦ Day Campers stay until 8:30PM.
♦ Dinner is provided.

Monday-Wednesday:
♦ Day Camper Hours are 9AM-4PM.
♦ Lunch is provided.

Thursday:
♦ All Camper Hours are 9AM-11:30AM.
♦ Meals are not provided.
♦ Check-out immediately follows closing ceremony.

Day Camper Daily Schedule: SUN 1PM-8:30PM, MON-WED 9AM-4PM, TH 9AM-12PM



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. The State of Connecticut requires a copy of camp participants’ most recent physical and record of immunizations, shots, etc., in addition to the US Sports Camps health and release form.

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.

*Please note, this information is subject to change.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00 AM Wake-up, shower
  • 7:45 AM Breakfast (Overnight campers only)
  • 9:00 AM Day Campers arrive; stretching and conditioning
  • 9:15 AM Instructional stations
  • 10:30 AM Lecture
  • 11:00 AM Full-court games
  • 12:00 PM Lunch, rest
  • 1:00 PM Team practice
  • 2:00 PM Full-court games
  • 3:00 PM Drills, station
  • 4:00 PM Skill contests; Day Campers depart
  • 5:00 PM Free time
  • 5:30 PM Dinner
  • 6:30 PM Back to gym, skills competition
  • 10:00 PM Overnight Campers to rooms; Lights Out!

Ethel Walker School Centennial Center

Campers train in the fully air-conditioned Centennial Center gyms built in 2016 and the Galbraith Gymnasium. The Centennial center boasts a double gymnasium, two dance studios, fitness center, four squash courts, and an eight-lane pool.

Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 4.75 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    Loved the feedback!

    January 23, 2019: My daughter enjoyed this camp immensely. I appreciated the documented feedback at the end of camp explaining how we can help her improve and what she is doing well.

    — Amanda C. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Highly recommend!

    August 7, 2018: The coaching staff was extremely encouraging and helpful. If you had a question about your game you could always turn to one of the coaches to help answer your question. Being a part of a team and playing games was also a great pat of camp. It helped me get to know so many people as well as play games and have fun. The directors of camp were very prepared for every situation and planned all of our days so that we would be able to do something different everyday. This week of camp was an extremely fulfilling one and I would definitely recommend it to my friends and fellow basketball players!

    — Abby M. Camper

    • 5/5.
    We love Nike Camps!

    August 3, 2018: The college basketball players helping the girls at camp were so friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable about basketball. My daughter was only 10 years old, and we lived over 6 hours from the camp, but she loved staying overnight and will do two Nike camps next summer!

    — Ashli D. Parent

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    • 5/5.
    Very Beneficial

    August 3, 2018: High expectations Beneficial feedback She had many take always- from personal skills she could improve on and mental development of her game as well. Positive feedback was also appreciated.

    — Lauren M. Parent

Nike Girls Basketball Camp The Ethel Walker School

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Marc Taney, Camp Director
230 Bushy Hill Road
Simsbury, Connecticut 06070
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 10 - 16
Gender: Girls
Overnight $670.00
Availability: Yes

Day 9am-4pm $355.00
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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