Nike Basketball Camp Curry College
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Join the fun at this one-of-a-kind 2019 summer basketball camp in Boston, MA! Attend one, two, three, or all four weeks of camp and train with some of New England's best coaches on the beautiful Curry College campus. Offering programs for domestic and international campers, ages 8-17.
Nike Basketball Camps are for domestic and international players looking to work on their basketball skills in a fun and encouraging environement. This camp helps players of all abilities develop athletically, refine fundamental basketball skills, and enhance their skill set at the post, wing, or guard position.
Nike Basketball Camps + ELS Language Programs are for international campers looking to work on improving their basketball and English language skills. This program combines everything the standard Nike Basketball Camps has to offer as well as four 1 hr. 40 min. ELS lessons each week for beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.
Interested in attending consecutive weeks? Extend your stay with Multi-Sport Recreation & Athletic Training! MSRAT sessions run Thursday-Saturday nights and are a great opportunity for domestic and international campers that want additional athletic training, are attending multiple weeks of camp, and/or campers that simply want to extend their stay through the weekend.
- The only 2019 Nike Basketball Camp location offering back-to-back, multi-week sessions
- Make new friends with campers from around the world - USA, Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, and more!
- Focus is placed on fundamental development, team play skills, basketball IQ, and fun activities
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other awesome prizes!
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Camp Director George Moses
George Moses is an ASA Hoops Director, assisting with their corporate operations, boys and girls AAU Greater Boston and South teams, summer programs, and player training and development. Moses thrives at mentoring and motivating young people and also serves as the Assistant Dead of Students within the Boston Public School system.View George's Bio ⟩
In addition to his roles as a Director and educator, Moses is a fitness fanatic who is a Certified Group Exercise Instructor specializing in spin, functional training and kickboxing.
Camp Director Brendan Smith
Brendan Smith is the owner and director of A Step Ahead Hoops Incorporated (ASA). Coach Smith overseas all basketball operations including summer camps, boys and girls AAU teams, school vacation clinics and weekly skills classes. Smith also serves as the boys' varsity basketball coach at Boston Latin School.View Brendan's Bio ⟩
During his tenure, Smith has lead the Wolfpack to two DCL Championships, and five tournament births. Smith has previously coached men's college basketball at Mt. Ida College, and high school basketball at Newton North High School. Most recently, Smith successfully completed the requirements to become a MIAA/MSSAA certified coach. In 2010 Smith passed both the written and floor exams of referee school to join the referee fraternity and became a member of Board 27. He earned his undergraduate degree in Human Performance & Fitness at Umass Boston and received his Masters of Education degree from Cambridge College.
Staff ASA Hoops
The ASA Hoops coaching staff is made up of some of the most talented and seasoned coaches in New England! All of the ASA coaches are trained and registered to ensure all campers receive high-quality instruction in a fun and safe environment.View ASA Hoops's Bio ⟩
Now in its 22nd year, A Step Ahead Inc. (ASA Hoops) has become a year-round operation offering clinics, classes, camps and AAU. In 2017, over 2,500 participants have entered our programs. This up-coming year will be ASA's biggest yet, with over 40 camps scheduled and the expansion of their AAU program. ASA Hoops will be one of the biggest basketball operations in New England. Participants, boys and girls, range in age from 7-18 and have come from communities throughout New England and across the globe.
Session I: July 7-11
Session II: July 14-18
Session III: July 21-25
Session IV: July 28-August 1
All Campers Check-in: Sunday at 2pm at 886 Brush Hill Rd. Residence Hall
All Campers Closing Ceremony: Thursday at 4pm. Departure immediately following.
*Campers cannot arrive before July 7 or leave after August 1.
Housing & Roommates
Campers will reside in the 886 Brush Hill Rd. Residence Hall on campus. Campers stay 1 or 2 per room and 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!
Linens & Towels: Not provided. Can be rented during registration for $35/week.
Laundry Room: $1.25 for one wash/one dry. Cash only.
Room Key Deposit: $100
Suggested Spending Money: $50
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.
On the first day of camp, day campers should arrive dressed and ready to play. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.
♦ Day Camper Hours are 12pm-8pm.
♦ Dinner is provided.
♦ Day Camper Hours are 9am-4pm.
♦ Lunch is provided.
Daily Schedule: SUN: 12pm-8pm, MON-THURS: 9am-4pm
NIKE BASKETBALL CAMP INSTRUCTION (DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL CAMPERS)
Play the sport you love and get better this summer with our excellent Nike Basketball Camp staff of collegiate athletes and veteran coaches. Campers are expected to work hard, be receptive to coaching, exhibit discipline, have a strong work ethic, and be serious about basketball. As a staff we pride ourselves in being a teaching camp first with scrimmages and contests will take place throughout the week. 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. A closing ceremony will take place on the last day prior to check-out for. Parents are invited to attend the closing ceremony!
NIKE BASKETBALL CAMP + ELS LANGUAGE PROGRAM (INTERNATIONAL CAMPERS ONLY)
International campers have the option to enroll in the Nike Basketball Camp + ELS Language Program at Curry College. This program combines morning ELS classes (Monday-Thursday from 7:30am-9:10am) with a full day of basketball instruction with American kids and fun evening activities on campus. ELS classes are for international campers looking to gain confidence in their conversational English skills. All levels welcome. Classes focus on communication skills and general English practice with professional ELS certified instructors. Campers are evaluated in the first class and group according to skill: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced level groups.
WEEKEND STAYOVER: MULTI-SPORT RECREATION & ATHLETIC TRAINING SESSIONS
Extend your stay! Multi-Sport Recreation & Athletic Training sessions run Thursday-Saturday nights and are a great opportunity for domestic and international campers that want additional athletic training, are attending multiple weeks of camp, and/or campers that simply want to extend their stay through the weekend. The MSRAT sessions will include lodging, meals, supervision, athletic training with a focus on strength & conditioning, recreational multi-sport game play, plus a trip to Boston on Saturday afternoon (activity TBA). You will have the option to register for this session during the camper registration check-out process. *Please note that Multi-Sport Recreation & Athletic Training sessions are available the Thurs-Sat nights following Sessions I, II, and III but are not offered after Session IV.
Flights and ground transportation are not provided by the camp to or from any airports. If you are flying to or from camp, we recommend using Boston Preferred Car Service. For more information and to book a Boston Preferred Car Service, please call 781-816-3851 or email email@example.com. 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. Campers cannot arrive before July 7 or leave after August 1.
MEDICAL INSURANCE (INTERNATIONAL CAMPERS ONLY)
All campers must be medically insured while at camp. If you do not have medical insurance or medical insurance that covers you in the U.S., you can purchase supplemental health coverage through us during registration for an additional $65 which will cover you for an entire month starting the day you arrive to camp.
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 Massachusetts 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.
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
- 6:45AM Wake-up, shower
- 7:00AM Breakfast
- 7:30AM-9:10AM ELS Language Classes (International Campers only)
- 9:00AM Day Campers Arrive
- 9:00AM Warm up / Stretch / Half Court Drills
- 9:30AM Drill Stations
- 10:15AM 3 on 3
- 11:00AM Full Court Games
- 11:45PM Lunch
- 12:30PM Free Throws / Two Ball / 1 on 1
- 1:15PM Offense Team Drills
- 1:45 PM Defense Team Drills
- 2:15PM 3 on 3
- 3:00PM Full Court Games
- 4:00PM Day Campers Depart
- 4:05PM Foul Shooting
- 4:30PM Full Court Drills
- 5:00PM Dinner
- 6:00PM Rest Hour
- 6:30PM Full Court Games
- 8:00PM Individual or Small Group work
- 9:00PM Free time in dorm room
- 10:30PM Campers in dorms/Lights out
Curry College campers will train in the Katz Gymnasium and Miller Field House, both home to the Colonels! Katz Gymnasium is a sea of purple and white, cheering fans during men's and women's basketball games. It is also home to many of the intramural and recreational sports in which all students are encouraged to participate.
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The staff was extremely friendly and personable!
August 6, 2017: The basketball coaching staff was extremely friendly and personable. Coach Keith talked to me on a one on one level about my personal development and gave me confidence while encouraging me to strive for greatness. He rallied every camper together with his “basketball yoga” which was the highlight of the morning session. He was my highlight!
— Drew R. Camper
Challenged and encouraged all at the same time!
July 28, 2017: My son LOVED this camp. He met so many new friends - and was surprised to meet so many from other countries which was an added bonus! He adored his coaches and felt challenged and encouraged all at the same time.
— Megan B. Parent
Loved it so much!
July 24, 2017: This was my son's first time attending a Nike Basketball Camp. He was originally only attending for one week, but loved it so much we enrolled in a second week. Now he's saying he'd like to spend his entire summer in this camp next year!
— Janet C. Parent
My son loved it all!
July 6, 2016: This was my son's 2nd year at camp and once again, he had an amazing time. My son loved it all. From the lunch and dinner, to the field trips, and being able to do what he loves best, play basketball. He never wanted to come home at pick up because that's just how much fun he was having! I love how the owner, directors, and staff keep the children safe. They make safety a priority especially with the younger kids.
— Taina A. parent
I met new people and learned about different cultures.
July 15, 2016: I mostly enjoyed meeting new people and learning new languages and about different cultures. I loved getting to know the counselors and the staff and hanging out with them. I wish me and my sister could go for multiple weeks!
— Lillian C. Camper
We are from Indonesia and felt very welcomed at camp.
July 26, 2016: This camp is well run. Everything was arranged well. We felt very welcomed. We are from Indonesia, we flew from Indonesia to Boston for our holiday and this was the first time for my son to join a US basketball camp and he enjoyed it a lot. I hope my son can ask some of his friends from Indonesia to join the camp together next year.
— Timothy A. Parent
I felt welcomed and can't wait to go back next year.
August 5, 2016: The coach was awesome, Coach Herman from Spain. (Not sure if that's how you spell it). I felt welcomed and can't wait to go back next year. My favorite part was going to different courts and the playoffs. Plus meeting new people from different places.
— Amir B. Camper
We will be back next summer.
August 8, 2016: My son enjoyed the camp tremendously. He loved the structure of the camp and thought the coaches were great! He really enjoyed being challenged by the coach and learning the foundations of the game. We will be back next summer.
— Tami L. Parent
My son has developed more confidence.
August 9, 2016: It was the first time my son went to overnight camp and he enjoyed himself. It was his first time being independent and I believe he will develop more confidence. I can't wait to see what he has learned from this camp during the next basketball season. Thanks!
— Delicia S. Parent
The staff represents all the best sports have to offer.
August 11, 2016: The staff represents all the best sports have to offer. Grace, courage, wit and commitment. Sportsmanship is refreshing. My daughter has been to this camp several times and intends to come back again next year!
— Erin G. Parent
By far the best sports camp!
August 8, 2016: Of all the sports camps we have paid for over the years, this camp BY FAR was the best. The cost was worth every dime on day one alone! Thanks for having such a great staff who improved our son's skills, but more importantly, his confidence!
The best organized and coordinated camp.
June 6, 2015: My son loved the camp! It's was the best organized and coordinated camp he has ever been too. The staff and coaches were amazing and friendly.
— Taina A. Parent
Good organization and intensity and strong focus on basketball
June 20, 2015: Good organization and intensity and strong focus on basketball. My son was very happy and motivated during the whole camp period.
— Omer B. Parent