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The school's most successful head coach in history, Todd Kent, and his female players are here to help your daughter enhance every aspect of her game. Campers will be motivated to gain new skills, confidence, and friends at this all-inclusive 2019 overnight girls basketball camp in Santa Cruz.

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 tenth season with UCSC as the most successful head coach in program history. Over the six seasons between 2013-2018, Kent has taken the Women's Basketball program to an unprecedented level of success, making their first NCAA Tournament appearances in 2015-16 and 2016-17.

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  • Sarah Anderson

    Assistant Coach Sarah Anderson

    UC Santa Cruz Women's Basketball hired Sarah Anderson as an assistant coach for the 2017-18 season. Sarah, who brings Division III playing experience, will be charged with guard development, Slugs Basketball Camps, and community relations for the program.

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Camp Details

AUGUST 4-8, 2019

All Campers Check-in: Sunday at 12PM
All Campers Closing Ceremony: Thursday at 10:30AM. Check-out following at 11AM

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Overnight Campers

Housing & Roommates

Campers will reside in the Oakes College dorms (tentative) 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: Yes
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 at 12PM 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.
♦ Lunch and dinner provided.

♦ Extended Day Camper Hours are 9AM-11AM.
♦ Lunch is not provided.
♦ Check-out immediately follows closing ceremony.

Daily Schedule: SUN 12PM-9PM MON-WED 9AM-9PM THURS 9AM-11AM

Camper Evaluation

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. 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.

Registration Packet

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.

*Please note, this information is subject to change.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00 AM Wake-up, shower
  • 7:30 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
  • 12:00 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
  • 5:00 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!

Ucsc West Field House Gym

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 4.64 / 5 Stars
    • 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

    • 4/5.
    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

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    • 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.

    • 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

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 8 - 18
Gender: Girls
Extended Day 9am-9pm $595.00
Availability: Yes

Overnight $795.00
Availability: Yes

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-645-3226 we would be happy to help you.
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