Nike Girls Basketball Camp Lewis & Clark College
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Hone your basketball skills with L&C Head Women's Coach Pamela Findlay and staff at this popular Portland summer camp. Campers will get to train, play and compete on the stunning courts of Pamplin Sports Center.
Choose from four different camp sessions including two Complete Skills camps and the all new Offensive Skills and Basketball IQ & Offensive Skills camps. Combine multiple camps to improve on all aspects of the game and transform into an all-around athlete.
- Fundamental instruction, offensive/defensive training, and team games
- Off-court discussions and activities to enhance on-court performance
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Camp Director Pamela Findlay
Findlay was named the head coach of women's basketball on Apr. 21, 2016 after a four-year tenure as an assistant at Washington and Lee in Lexington, Va. She begins her second season entering the 2017-18 campaign.View Pamela Findlay's Bio ⟩
In her first season with the Pioneers, Findlay 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 Findlay arrived, elevating the Pios to the best year-over-year turnaround in all of NCAA Division III.
From 2012-16, Findlay 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 Findlay’s prior three teams making the quarterfinals.
Prior to Washington and Lee, Findlay 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.
Findlay 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.
Findlay is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Assistant Coach Kristina Williams
Kristina Williams joined the Lewis & Clark coaching staff in the summer of 2016 after an elite playing career for the Pios. Williams is a three-time recipient of Lewis & Clark's Lois Smithwick Female Athlete of the Year award and a recipient of the Lewis & Clark Pioneer Athletics Club-Outstanding Senior Female-Athlete Career Award.View Kristina Williams's Bio ⟩
She led the basketball program in scoring all four years of her career and lands in the Top 5 All-Time for Lewis & Clark women's basketball in points, rebounds, assists and steals.
After her collegiate career as a student-athlete concluded with a bachelor's degree in psychology in 2013, Williams spent one year as an assistant coach for Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills, Calif. A recipient of the NCAA Ethnic and Minority Postgraduate scholarship, Williams pursued a Master of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Studies at Smith College in Massachusetts, where she was also a member of the women's basketball staff. In 2015, she became the graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach before graduating in May 2016.
During her four years as a student-athlete at Lewis & Clark, Williams led the women's basketball program to two Northwest Conference championships and three at-large bids to the NCAA Division III National Championship tournament. Williams was awarded the NWC MVP award after her sophomore and senior seasons and was named to the Women's Basketball Coaches Association All-American team after her senior season.
Complete Skills I: June 13-15
Offensive Skills: June 16-17
Basketball IQ & Offensive Skills: August 10-12
Complete Skills II: August 13-16
The Complete Skills Camps will help players of all abilities develop athletically, refine fundamental basketball skills and enhance their skill set at the post, guard or point-guard position. In addition to skill breakdown, campers will have the opportunity to work on their skills in 1v1, 3v3, and 5v5 play.
Check-in: First Day at 8:30AM
Half Day Hours: Daily 9AM-12PM
Full Day Hours: Daily 9AM-4PM
The Offensive Skills Camp emphasizes offensive technique and footwork through ball-handling drills, shooting drills, passing drills, and post technique drills. In addition to skill breakdown, campers will have the opportunity to work on their skills in 1v1, 3v3, and 5v5 play.
Check-in: Saturday at 8:30AM
Closing Ceremony: Sunday at 3:30PM
Daily Hours: SAT-SUN 9AM-4PM
Basketball IQ & Offensive Skills
The Basketball IQ and Offensive Skills Camp emphasizes offensive technique and footwork through ball-handling drills, shooting drills, passing drills, and post technique drills. Campers will also have the opportunity to increase their basketball IQ's through film breakdown and on-court, end-of-game situations. In addition, campers will put this all together in 1v1, 3v3, and 5v5 play.
Check-in: Friday at 8:30AM
Closing Ceremony: Sunday at 2:30PM
Daily Hours: FRI-SUN 9AM-3PM
Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch or lunch money. A camp store will be available for snack, drink, and gear purchases.
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 split up into smaller groups for skill breakdown according to age. Parents are invited to attend the closing ceremony! Departure immediately following.
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.
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.
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.
If five or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $20 discount. If 10 or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $40 discount. Teams can register online or via mail/fax.
- To register your team online: Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.
- To register your team via mail/fax: Click "Get Brochure" above and print the application. All applications must be received at the same time via mail or fax. If all members of your group pay with a Visa or MasterCard, feel free to fax your applications to 415-479-6061 to expedite processing.
*Please note, this information is subject to change.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00 AM Campers Arrive/Stretching and Conditioning
- 9:30 AM Instructional Stations
- 10:30 AM Lecture
- 11:00 AM Offensive and Defensive Drills
- 12:00 PM Half Day Campers Depart/Lunch
- 1:00 PM Team Practice
- 2:00 PM Skill Contests
- 3:00 PM League Games
- 4:00 PM Full-Court Games
- 5:00 PM Full Day Campers Depart
Lewis & Clark College, nestled on a quiet wooded hillside six miles from downtown Portland, is the perfect setting for this summer’s Nike Girls Basketball Camp in Oregon. Campers train daily at The Pamplin Sports Center, a 2,300 seat basketball and volleyball arena in Portland, Oregon which serves as the home of the Lewis & Clark Pioneers. Overnight campers reside in the dormitories on campus where staff act as resident advisors and supervise campers overnight.
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I stayed challenged and busy throughout the week!
August 1, 2016: It was very organized, challenging, and fun. My skills improved and I was challenged and busy! Very sore at the end of the weekend!
— Kayley K. Camper
I learned how to be an integral team player.
August 2, 2016: I liked how the coaches encouraged me. It was good to learn how to be an integral part of a team and be recognized for it.
— Aurora S. Camper
Great combination of instruction, competition and fun.
August 4, 2016: My daughter loved the three on three tournament. From a competition standpoint, felt like a good balance. Didn't want something too intense. Great combination of instruction, competition, and fun.
— Andy F. Parent
Great kids teachers and facilities!
August 12, 2016: Really great kids, teachers,a nd facilities! She loved the staff and the 3x3 play.
— Chena M. Parent
Learned a great deal.
August 14, 2015: Coaches did a great job! The defense station was excellent! Learned a great deal.
— Zoe T. Camper
Coach Tate was great!
August 15, 2015: Coach Tate was great! My favorite part was the defense stations since I learned the most.
— Jolynn P. Camper
I learned to use better form.
July 31, 2014: I enjoyed staying overnight and playing in 5v5 or 3v3 games. I also enjoyed shooting competitions against other kids. I learned to use better form, which really helped me with shooting. I would recommend this camp for people that want to get better and have fun at the same time.
— Shayna W. Camper
I had no idea that I could make 3-pointers!
July 31, 2014: I had no idea that I could make 3-pointers! I learned at camp how to use my legs, and made four 3-pointers in one minute!! It was pretty awesome.
— Abbi N. Camper
August 1, 2014: Really fun. The coaches were great and also seemed to have fun. Every day she came home telling us how much fun it was.
— Dena S. Parent
I really loved the Nike camp
August 9, 2014: I really loved the Nike camp. I made friends, had lots of fun, and learned so much. My high school coach tells me that my game has improved tremendously. Thank you all so much.
— Beth E.
July 25, 2013: Highly recommended! This was my daughter's second year and she will definitely be back next year. She really benefits from the competitive intensity and teamwork taught in this program!
— Leanne B. Parent
It was fun to learn from and get to know the staff
August 1, 2013: Having the chance to play with the staff who are at the college level after the camp was a very eye opening experience. It was great to play with them and get to know them!
— Riley V. Camper
I really enjoyed the coaches and food.
August 3, 2013: I really enjoyed the coaches, food, as well as the drills. The drills and meals were really good.
— Vinna O. Camper
Worth every penny!
August 6, 2013: High energy, very busy schedule with great instructors was worth every penny.
— Jaime R. Parent