Nike Boys Basketball Camp Riverdale High School
Improve your game and have serious fun
at Nike Basketball Camps
Work with Lewis & Clark College Men's Basketball Coaches Pamela Rush and Tim McCrory at this popular Portland basketball camp for one or two weeks during summer 2023! Participate in breakthrough drills, competitive games, leadership development, and have serious fun!
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.
- Emphasis on fundamental development, situational play, basketball IQ and team building
- Positive Coaching Alliance Triple-Impact Competitor and Mental Skills Training sessions
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Co-Director Pamela Rush
Pamela Rush joined the coaching staff in 2019. The former Lewis & Clark women’s basketball head coach, Rush led the biggest wins turnaround in NCAA Division III during her first season.View Pamela's Bio ⟩
Prior to her time at Lewis & Clark, Rush had a four-year tenure as an assistant at Washington and Lee in Lexington, Va. She coached two seasons for the Pioneers, the last of which was 2017-18 when she was hired at Macalester in Minnesota.
In her first season with the Pioneers, Rush led Lewis & Clark back to the Northwest Conference tournament after a three-year hiatus. The team finished with 16 wins after a 3-22 record the season before Rush arrived, elevating the Pios to the best year-over-year turnaround in all of NCAA Division III.
From 2012-16, Rush was an assistant coach on the staff that led Washington and Lee to increased victories and playoff progression. In that time, the Generals went from single-digit win totals to 16 and 17 victories in each of her last two seasons. During the 2016 season, Washington and Lee made the Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament semifinals, with two of Rush’s prior three teams making the quarterfinals.
Prior to Washington and Lee, Rush was a member of the women’s basketball staff at Bemidji State in Minnesota as a graduate assistant coach. There, she earned a Master of Science degree in sports studies.
Rush competed at guard for the United States Air Force Academy where she was a four-year letter winner. Her senior season, she was an All-Mountain West Conference Honorable Mention selection after averaging 10.7 points per game and serving as team captain. A four-time Mountain West Conference Scholar-Athlete and two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree, she ranks 16th on the school’s all-time scoring list with 955 points.
Rush is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Co-Director Tim McCrory
Tim McCrory will enter his third year as Head Men's Basketball Coach at Lewis & Clark College in the 2020-21 season. McCrory brings a decade of coaching experience to the Pioneers, most recently as the associate head coach for Oberlin where he has spent the last seven years. There, the Yeomen saw a nine-win improvement in his last season. In two of the last three years, Oberlin finished with double-digit wins.View Tim's Bio ⟩
McCrory is a former men's basketball student-athlete at Vermont where he played over 100 games. After a couple of years as a graduate assistant at Missouri, McCrory joined the staff at Oberlin in 2011, where he has been since. He was promoted to associate head coach before the start of last season.
At Vermont, McCrory was selected to the America East Commissioner's Honor Roll four times. He earned his master's degree in public administration from Missouri in May of 2010.
Complete Skills I: July 31-August 3
Complete Skills II: August 7-10
Check-in: Monday at 8:30AM
Closing Ceremony: Thursday at 3:30PM
Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
Daily Hours: MON-THURS 9AM-4PM
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
● Packed lunch and snacks
● Small gym bag/backpack
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.
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.
NIKE BASKETBALL CAMP FAQ
For general questions about our basketball camps, please see our FAQ page.
*Please note, this information is subject to change.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00 AM Camp Lines & Warm up
- 9:10 AM Fundamental shooting drill
- 9:20 AM Stations (6 stations/10 min each)
- 10:20 AM Water break
- 10:25 AM Shooting games
- 10:45 AM Stations (6 stations/10 min each)
- 11:30 AM Water break
- 11:35 AM Shooting games
- 12:00 PM Camp Lines & Lunch
- 12:30 PM Free shooting
- 1:00 PM Fundamental shooting drill
- 1:15 PM Stations
- 2:15 PM Water break
- 2:20 PM Shooting games
- 2:50 PM Stations
- 3:30 PM Shooting games
- 3:55 PM Closing remarks
- 4:00 PM Dismissal
Riverdale High School: 9727 Southwest Terwilliger Boulevard, Portland, OR 97219. Minutes away from Lewis & Clark College. The Riverdale HS gym is air-conditioned and houses six baskets plus two portable baskets.
Enjoyed the drills
August 18, 2016: Thank you for a great experience! Both of my boys enjoyed camp and came home enthusiastic to keep playing!
— Christopher C., Parent
My son was excited to go to camp every day.
June 24, 2016: My son loved playing basketball and learning more with his friends. He loved the coaching staff and was excited to go every day. It was great! He is on the wait list for the shooting camp!
— Steve P., Parent
Trying the shooting camp next!
June 24, 2016: Great camp! Loved that the kids played basketball the whole time! Trying shooting camp this year also!
— Leorval I., Parent
This is the first camp my son wants to go back to.
June 25, 2016: My son does not like "camps," because he usually doesn't find them "fun" (He has attended various soccer, lacrosse, basketball, football, track, and swimming camps). This is the first camp where he has asked if he can go back again. Active and organized, the two best traits of any sports camp. Good energy and fun. My son liked all of the competitions, especially working on individual skills that led to scrimmages. A very positive overall experience. Kudos to the camp.
— Kjersten D., Parent
My son felt supported and learned a great deal.
July 15, 2016: Trev was an excellent, attentive and supportive coach. My son felt supported and learned a great deal. He loved the team camaraderie. The head coach was super also. Strong, clear and garnered respect from all. Very nice that he asked the boys to thank their parents for giving them the opportunity to go to this wonderful camp. Much appreciated comment from him.
— Rick H., Parent
July 15, 2016: This was my son's second year. He liked being remembered by the coaching staff. He was physically exhausted but not emotionally - perfect combo.
— Laura W., Parent
July 18, 2016: My son's coach was an excellent, attentive and supportive coach. My son felt supported and learned a great deal. He loved the team camaraderie. The head coach was super also. Strong, clear and garnered respect from all. Very nice that he asked the boys to thank their parents for giving them the opportunity to go to this wonderful camp. Much appreciated comment from him.
— Rick H., Parent
Really liked the Riverdale HS gym
August 1, 2016: Camp was great. Really liked the Riverdale HS gym, smaller and made camp feel less scattered and more tight. Son/myself liked this session the best.
— Michelle S., Parent
Offer more meal options.
August 11, 2016: My son enjoyed working on his shooting skills for four days straight. Our only suggestion is to offer more meal options.
— Michael M., Parent
It was awesome!
August 10, 2016: It seemed very well organized. It kept my son very engaged and interested. My son came home every day telling me "It was awesome!"
— Traci P., Parent
My son really felt the camaraderie.
August 11, 2016: My son's favorite part of camp was honing his shooting skills with immediate, positive, and encouraging feedback. He really felt the camaraderie between the staff members and the campers, it was a very positive experience that made him love basketball even more than before.
— Onessia E., Parent
Our son was safe and having fun.
August 14, 2016: Coaches were great. We felt our son was safe and having fun. A suggestion would be to have some music in the gym, to start the day and get the kids fired up upon entering camp.
— Erin G., Parent
thank you to all the coaches
August 2, 2019: Diego came home exhausted but enthusiastic and energized every day. Exactly what I was hoping for, thank you to all the coaches!
— Amber L., Parent
Thank you Devon
July 14, 2017: Devon was awesome! He gave positive and constructive feedback and made the camp fun. My son has never enjoyed a camp or coach more than this one! Thank you Devon!
— Kassie C., Parent
The coaches were positive and encouraging
July 15, 2017: My boys had big smiles on their faces everyday I picked them up. The coaches were super positive and encouraging. I can't believe how much they improved in four days!
— Natalie M., Parent
Great team building
July 15, 2017: I like that the staff seemed really excited to be with the kids. There was a lot of positive energy and that was very encouraging to see. I really appreciate the fact that staff gave the kids a lot of breaks in order to stay hydrated. There wasn't a time when I walked in, where I didn't feel like the atmosphere was very supportive. Overall, this was a really wonderful experience. Thank you to everybody who put it together, kept things organized, and kept the kids safe.
— Tonya S., Parent
Good focus on skill development
July 16, 2017: Good focus on skill development through repetition of specific plays. My son came out of the camp with a much better grasp of good passing and dribbling with his head up...which has clearly improved his game. Thumbs up to the coordinators, director and coaches. Well done!
— Anthony M., Parent
My athlete learned something new each day
July 17, 2017: This camp encouraged strong teamwork and good citizenship. My athlete learned something new each day and was excited to return the following day. Camp leadership was knowledgeable and worked well with the age group.
— Marisa W., Parent
AWESOME Job Coaches!
June 29, 2018: I love the enthusiasm that the coaches bring to this camp, they love basketball and that shows in the way they teach and treat the players! They go out of their way to encourage every player to play their best and the lessons they teach go beyond the court. AWESOME job coaches!!
— Onessia E., Parent
Grayson Learned A Lot!
June 29, 2018: Grayson learned a lot. What I was most impressed with was the players evaluation. Coach Daelon was spot on with Grayson’s strengths and weaknesses. Great coaching and insight in such a small amount of time. Grayson’s first question as we were leaving was, “can I come back next year?”
— Gretchen M., Parent
Real Positive Atmosphere
July 18, 2018: It's all about the energy the camp staff brings to the court. It starts with the Camp director and flows nicely to the coaches. Real positive atmosphere, kids love the mix ups in ages and the feedback is a big plus. We have experience with multiple camps right now and this is by far the best in price/quality.
— Dilo K., Parent
The Games Were Super Fun
August 3, 2018: The coaches were encouraging and super nice. The other kids friendly. Very much liked the various games that were played. The games were super fun.
— Luca B., Camper
this camp was amazing for him
June 28, 2019: Christopher was very excited about the camp and talked a lot about the drills and how he was able to learn to finally get the footwork down for his layups. He is new to basketball and this camp was amazing for him.
— Scott K., Parent
George loved this camp!
July 12, 2019: George loved this camp! This was the first time he's actually learned something at a camp instead of it just being summer daycare.
— Rachel M., Parent
SECURE YOUR SPOT – CAMPS SELL OUT!
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.