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Join Division I Head Coach Kenneth Blakeney in summer 2023 at the Nike Boys Basketball Camp at Howard University in Washington, DC. Offering day and overnight options, this boys-only camp is geared towards players of all abilities and is the perfect place to improve your skills, recieve collegiate training, 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.

The Elite Camp focuses on giving campers an exposure opportunity for those interested in an elite academic and athletic collegiate experience. Geared for boys, ages 14-19, in high school/prep school.

Highlights Include
  • Fundamental instruction, individual development, and team play
  • Off-court discussions and activities to enhance on-court game
  • Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other awesome prizes!
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Camp Coaches

  • Kenneth Blakeney

    Camp Director Kenneth Blakeney

    On May 6, 2019, Howard University Director of Athletics Kery Davis announced the hiring of Kenneth Blakeney as its men's basketball head coach.

    View Kenneth's Bio
  • Rod Balanis

    Associate Head Coach Rod Balanis

    In 2021, Rod Balanis joined the Howard University men's basketball team as Associate Head Coach after 20 years with the University of Notre Dame men's basketball program.

    View Rod's Bio
  • Tyler Thornton

    Assistant Coach Tyler Thornton

    In 2019, Tyler Thornton joined the Howard University men’s basketball program as an assistant coach under Kenneth Blakeney.

    View Tyler's Bio
  • Steven Ongley

    Assistant Coach Steven Ongley

    On June 9, 2021, Howard University men’s basketball program welcomed Steve Ongley to the Bison Family. Ongley came to HU after serving the past two seasons at Dartmouth.

    View Steven's Bio
  • Daniel Marks

    Chief Program Strategist Daniel Marks

    In 2022, Howard University men's basketball head coach Kenneth Blakeney named Daniel G. Marks as the program's first-ever Chief Program Strategist.

    View Daniel's Bio

Camp Details

2023 DATES

Complete Skills Day Camp I (Ages 6-18): June 26-30
Complete Skills Day Camp II (Located at Dunbar High School, Ages 6-14):
July 10-14
Complete Skills Day Camp III (Located at Dunbar High School, Ages 6-14):
July 17-21
Overnight or Day Camp (Ages 14-19): July 31-August 1

*As of 6/22/23: Due to gym renovations at Howard University, Complete Skills Day Camp II (July 10-14) and Complete Skills Day Camp III (July 17-21) will be located at Dunbar High School. Dunbar High School is located at 101 N St NW, Washington, DC 20001, which is 1.6 miles down the road from Howard University.


Complete Skills Day Camps I, II & III:
Check-in: Monday at 8:30AM
Closing Ceremony: Friday at 3:30PM
Meals: Lunch is not included, please bring a packed lunch. A concession stand will be open for lunch purchases.
Daily Hours: MON-FRI 9AM-4PM

*Before and after care is available for Complete Skills Day Camps I, II & III. See below for more details.

Elite Day Camp (July 31-August 1):
Check-in: Monday from 8:00AM-10:00AM
Closing Ceremony:
Tuesday at 5:30PM. Check-out to follow immediately after.
Lunch and dinner will be provided for all campers on Monday. Lunch is provided for day campers on Tuesday.
Daily Hours: MON 8AM-10PM TUES 8AM-6PM

*The Elite Camp is geared for boys, ages 14-19, in high school/prep school.

Overnight Campers

Check-in: Monday from 8:00AM-10:00AM
Closing Ceremony:
Tuesday at 5:30PM. Check-out to follow immediately after.
Meals: Lunch and dinner are provided for all campers on Monday. Breakfast and lunch are provided for overnight campers on Tuesday.


Campers will reside in dorms on campus and stay two per room. 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.

Bathrooms: Shared
Linens: Not included. Bring linens or a sleeping bag, and a pillowcase
Air-conditioning: Yes
Room Key Deposit: TBA
Suggested Spending Money: $35

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.


Before and After Care is offered for Complete Skills Day Camps I, II, & III. Before care is from 8AM-9AM, Monday-Friday and is $25 for the week. After Care is from 4PM-6PM Monday-Friday for Complete Skills I, and is from 4PM-5PM Monday-Friday for Complete Skills II and III. After Care is also $25.


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


● 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.


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

  • 9:00AM Campers Arrive
  • 9:00AM Warm up / Stretch / Half Court Drills
  • 9:30AM Drill Stations
  • 10:15AM 3 on 3
  • 11:00AM Full Court Games
  • 11:30AM 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
  • 2:30 PM Full Court Games
  • 3:00PM Campers Depart

Camp will be held in the Burr Gymnasium, also referred to as "The Fishbowl." The Burr Gymnasium is home to the Bison men's and women's basketball and women's volleyball teams.

Camp Reviews

Overall Average Rating 5.00 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.

    July 4, 2023: My son thoroughly enjoyed the Nike Camp at Howard University. He loved that every morning completing the different stretches and workout stations. One of his best highlights was participating in the championship basketball game and meeting basketball NBA star, Harrison Barnes and hearing him speak to the group.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 16, 2023: This was my child's first basketball camp and he absolutely loved it. The highlight I would say is my son coming home from camp and asking his 1 year old sister questions that I could tell a coach had asked the class, i.e. what do you do after you have the ball?

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 23, 2023: My happy son who appeared to be learning skills everyday. He learned more in one week than he had in almost 6 weeks at another basketball activity.

    — Anonymous

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    • 5/5.

    August 5, 2023: The highlight of the camp was the presence and participation by Coach Blakeney and his entire coaching staff and the other informative sessions.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 16, 2023: My child's interaction with everyone associated with the camp increasing his confidence.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 24, 2023: My son gaining more skills and workout drills to help improve his skills he already had.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 2, 2023: Report cards and the interaction by the staff and coaches

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    August 2, 2023: Involvement of HU Coaching staff and players in the camp

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    August 18, 2023: This is was very well run camp, my son enjoyed the workshops put on throughout it's entirety.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.
    We loved it

    — Anonymous

Nike Boys Basketball Camp Howard University

Kenneth Blakeney, Camp Director
2400 6th Street, NW
Washington DC, District of Columbia 20059
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.

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