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Join UC Santa Cruz Head Coach Todd Kent and staff for drills, skills, and a whole lot of fun this summer of 2023! Work on all aspects of the game, set yourself apart from the competition, and make long-lasting friendships.

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
  • Daily emphasis on fundamental shooting development, team play and more
  • Discussions of basketball situational play, including time and game management
  • Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Camp Coaches

  • Todd Kent

    Camp Director Todd Kent

    Coach Kent enters his twelfth season with UCSC as the most successful head coach in program history. Over the six seasons between 2013-2018, Kent took the Women's Basketball program to an unprecedented level of success. Under Kent, UC Santa Cruz made their first NCAA Tournament appearances back-to-back in 2015-16 and 2016-17.

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  • Co-Director Monica Armstrong

    Coach Armstrong joins the Banana Slugs from the University of Colorado. She worked for six years for the women's basketball program first as an academic mentor and then as the Recruiting Coordinator and Special Assistant.

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Camp Details

July 28-30, 2023

All Campers Check-in: Friday 3-5 PM at Stevenson Res Hall
All Campers Closing Ceremony: Sunday at 11:30AM. Check-out following at 12PM

Overnight Camperss

Housing & Roommates

Campers will reside in the Stevenson Residence Hall dorms on campus 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!

Bathrooms: Shared
Linens: Not provided
Air-conditioning: No
Pool: No
Room Key Deposit: $75
Meal Card: $10
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.

Extended Day Campers

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

♦ Extended Day Campers stay until 9PM.
♦ Dinner is provided.

♦ Extended Day Camper Hours are 9AM-9PM.
♦ Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner provided.

♦ Extended Day Camper Hours are 9AM-11AM.
♦ Breakfast is provided.
♦ Check-out immediately follows closing ceremony.

Daily Schedule: FRI 5-9PM, SAT 9AM-9PM, SUN 9AM-12PM


Masking/Symptom Screening/Vaccinations/Testing: Attendees are required to follow the current campus guidelines on masking, symptom screening, vaccinations, and testing. Please note that campus vaccination and testing requirements are subject to change and could include the requirement that all attendees must either be up-to-date (including any booster doses when eligible) with a COVID vaccine that is authorized by the World Health Organization (WHO) OR they provide proof of a negative COVID test upon arrival and test regularly during their time on campus.


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
● 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

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

Just 27 miles south of San Jose and 65 miles south of San Francisco, resting on a 2,000-acre redwood forest overlooking the Pacific Ocean, U.C. Santa Cruz is a magnificent setting for camp. Campers will practice and play in the West Field House Gym, the home facility of the U.C. Santa Cruz Slugs. The west gym features a hardwood basketball court (94' x 50') with 6 adjustable hoops and court lining. Bleacher seating for up to 350 people.

Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 4.65 / 5 Stars
    • 4/5.
    Coached by actual college players

    August 13, 2019: Her favorite part was meeting other basketball players that are her age and loved being coached by actual college players! She seemed to learn the most through 3 on 3 scrimmages.

    — Huibin P., Parent

    • 5/5.
    We will be back next year

    August 13, 2019: Gabby enjoyed learning the breakdown of the games from offense and defense and also how to move the ball, not just dribbling. We will be back next year!

    — Edlina M., Parent

    • 5/5.
    she learned a ton

    August 9, 2019: Eva loved getting to work with the coaches, she enjoyed the talent show, and she was really proud of her improvement and it seems like she learned a ton! These were long days and she was tired, but she could not wait to go back each day.

    — Jamie F., Parent

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    • 5/5.
    Enjoyed Making Friends

    August 12, 2018: I really enjoyed making friends and learning more about basketball at this camp!

    — Nena O., Camper

    • 5/5.
    We will be back!

    August 12, 2018: Charlie had a great time and would like to come next year for the whole week. I felt the kids were well supervised and stayed with the kids that weren’t spending the night until they were picked up which was very important to me. We will be back!

    — Sarah D., Parent

    • 5/5.
    I love this camp!

    August 12, 2017: I love this camp. I made new friends. I loved when we played scrimmage and did fun games like steal the bacon and barnacles. The dorms was a good first experience for me at UCSC. This camp taught me a lot. I got better at my defense, handling, rebounding, and helped me to get better for school and for the future. It is the best b-ball camp I have ever went.

    — Charlize L., Camper

    • 5/5.
    Played a lot of basketball and had a great time

    August 12, 2017: My girl has improved her skill a lot and got confident! She got recognised her status in each area and how she needs to train herself. She made good memories from this camp because its coaches were sweet and caring for each camper. She definitely wants to come back next year!

    — Woorin J., Parent

    • 5/5.
    The camp helped improve her skills.

    August 11, 2017: She enjoyed the shooting camp, doing stations, and 3 on 3. The camp helped improve her skills.

    — Mikaylee L., Camper

    • 5/5.
    My daughter loved it!!

    August 8, 2016: My daughter loved it!! Her favorite part was playing 5 on 5 and she is already looking forward to next summer!

    — Amy M., Parent

    • 5/5.
    One of the best experiences I ever had.

    August 8, 2016: I love how long the camp is, I love how they provided overnight stay. It was one of the best experiences I ever had. My favorite part of the camp was all the conditioning that we did and the skills we learned. In my past experiences with basketball camps, I did not learn as many skills as I would've liked; however, in UC Santa Cruz's basketball camp, I learned many new offensive moves and I can't wait for basketball to start next season in my school!

    — Karen M., Camper

    • 5/5.
    The coaches are very inspiring.

    August 9, 2016: At this camp you can make some lifelong friendships and the coaches are very inspiring. The food wasn't the best but overall the camp was amazing.

    — Melodey T., Parent

    • 5/5.
    The whole week was great.

    The whole week was great. Went to general camp and shooting camps back to back and really enjoyed both! Instructors were very helpful and very nice.

    — Polina O., Camper

    • 5/5.
    This basketball camp stands out among others

    Compared to the other basketball camps I’ve been to, this one stands out among the others. I liked the camp this year even better than last year.

    — Camper

    • 5/5.
    Great experience.

    Great experience, I would recommend this to any girl who wants to further her basketball knowledge and skill.

    — Julia M., Camper

    • 5/5.
    Camp was fantastic.

    Camp was fantastic. I particularly enjoyed the games at the end with the counselors - great fun. And - I learned alot about improving my shot. Thanks!

    — Camper

    • 5/5.
    My daughter loved the overnight camp.

    My daughter was not going to stay overnight but then changed her mind. The staff's willingness to let her stay was fantastic and they made it as easy as possible. She loved it and wants to come back next year!

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    My basketball game improved a lot

    I had a very positive experience at the Nike Basketball Camp I attended. My game improved a lot thanks to the help of the extremely nice staff.

    — Camper

Nike Girls Basketball Camp UC Santa Cruz

Todd Kent, Camp Director
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, California 95064
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.

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 8 - 18
Gender: Girls
Camp will run Friday-Sunday.
Extended Day 9am-9pm $375.00
Availability: Yes

Overnight $445.00
Availability: Yes

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
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