ELS and Nike Basketball Camp at Johnson and Wales University, MB Sports Camps

ELS and Nike Basketball Camp at Johnson and Wales University, MB Sports Camps

The ELS and Nike Basketball Camp offers the finest facilities, staff, programs, and a superior instructional method that will bring your basketball game and English skills to the next level!

This camp covers all the essentials you need to improve: individual skill development, strength and conditioning, technical and tactical training, as well as mental game focus. The ELS language program will help sharpen English conversational skills, providing campers with a new found confidence. Lastly, exciting evening and weekend activities give international campers a chance to explore Miami and meet new friends, giving them a summer experience they will never forget!


Highlights Include

  • Ages 9 – 18; boys and girls welcome
  • Campers come from around the world to train and share their love of basketball
  • Wide range of shooting, offensive, defensive, and team play drills
  • Excellent coaching staff and professional ELS certified teachers
  • ELS programs includes ten 50-minute lessons per week. Goal is to build conversational confidence
  • Fun, supervised off-campus evening and weekend activities in the Miami area
  • Official Nike Camp T-shirt, skills evaluation and workbook provided to all campers
  • Airport transportation can be arranged for an additional fee from Miami International airport
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Kymberly Hope
Camp Director

Kymberly Hope

Kymberly Hope enters her eighth season as the head coach at Johnson & Wales University. During her seven-year tenure Hope was able to coach three All Sun Conference Players, One Freshman of the year, and several Academic All Sun Conference team members. In 2014 Hope coached her team to a JWU Cup Victory. 

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. In 2009 Hope was named an ACC Legend by the Atlantic Coast Conference and in 2015 she was named to University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame.

Before beginning her coaching career, Hope enjoyed a 3-year WNBA career, spending one season with the Orlando Miracle, Utah Starzz and San Antonio Silver Starzz. She also has played professionally internationally in Spain (2000), Korea (2001) and Greece (2002).

As a collegiate player, Hope had a spectacular and successful career at The University of Miami, a three-year starter who was a two time First Team All-Big East Selection, and an All Big East Tournament selection. She finished her career among Miami's all-time top ten in scoring (8th), rebounds (6rd), field goals (10th), blocked shots (2nd), free throws (8th) and free throws attempted (5th).  During her four years as a Hurricane she averaged 12.9 points and 7.9 rebounds.  As a senior, she averaged 17.2 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.1 Blocks, 1.9 Steals, 1.8 Assists and shot 53% from the field and 81% from the line. 

Prior to attending the University of Miami, Coach Hope attended McArthur High School in Hollywood, FL.  She was named Miami Herald Player of the Year in 1995 as well as named first-team All-State by Miami Herald and Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel.

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Mehdi Belhassan

Mehdi Belhassan

The camp is directed by Mehdi Belhassan. Mehdi has owned the camps since 1995, and prior to this was assistant director to the camp, starting in 1989. As a former tennis professional, and a father himself, he knows the values and dedication it takes to give “the best sports instruction.” 

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Mehdi resides on campus throughout all camp sessions, and quickly gains the respect of all the campers.  


Daniel Fernandez

Daniel Fernandez joins MB Sports Camps touting five years of youth coaching and community outreach experience. As an avid, lifelong fan of basketball, Coach Fernandez looks forward to...

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Daniel Fernandez joins MB Sports Camps touting five years of youth coaching and community outreach experience. As an avid, lifelong fan of basketball, Coach Fernandez looks forward to continue sharing his profound love and knowledge in the sport with basketball enthusiasts and NBA hopefuls from all over the country. Daniel has been the assistant head coach at MB Sports Camps for the last 3 years, making him a well-rounded professional with extensive experience in the MBSC program.

After a notable career at Waubonsee College in Chicago where he earned individual and team accolades including 1st Team All-Conference (2 years consecutively) and NJCAA Conference Champions, Danny parlayed his basketball experience into a career in coaching as of way of thanking and contributing to communities much like the ones where he first learned about the sport he’d grow to love.

Daniel now serves as the Head Coach of Basketball Academy MX and is responsible for various aspects from drill clinics and team practices to performing full-time coaching duties during the regular basketball season.

Daniel continues to play basketball competitively and works with local Miami youth outreach organizations such as MJ Hoops and Triple Threat Fitness to train clients personally in sport-specific skills. 

Camp Details


Session prices include Nike Basketball Training and ELS English Language instruction/materials, on-campus housing, and 3 meals a day. Round trip airport transfers, weekend stayovers, which connect individual sessions together, weekly activities and linens can be added for an additional fee during the registration process.

Nike Basketball Camp 

Campers are evaluated on the courts and placed into smaller groups based on their age and ability. Sport Instruction is approximately 3.5 hours per day.  All skill levels welcome. 10:1 athlete, coach ratio. Training includes everything from fundamental skill enhancement through drills, scrimmages, and full court play, as well as court visualization and team communication training.

ELS Language Classes

The ELS language program help students develop their speaking and conversational English skills in and out of the classroom. Different from more intensive programs, which focus heavily on grammar, these sessions focus on engaging students in an active use of English.  Using sports as the common theme, professional ELS instructors use video and rich media sources to generate natural conversation, and to encourage this practice outside the classroom with their American teammates, coaches and staff.  Offered daily the two 50 minute classes enable each student to fully engage in a full day of sports while practicing their English and grammar in a non-threatening environment. Campers are evaluated at the first class. Classes are formed/grouped based on speaking proficiency and age.  Program is appropriate for beginner, and intermediate levels. Classes offered Monday – Friday. (See sample schedule below.)

More Important Camp Details

Check In & Check Out

Check-in is always on a Sunday. The last day of a session is on a Friday. 

Overnight Campers Check-in: Sunday between 12PM-2PM 
Day Campers Check-in: Sunday between 1:30PM-2:30PM  
All Campers Check-out: Friday between 4PM-6PM

We ask all international camper to try to arrive on Sunday and depart on Friday.  We can accomodate early arrival and late departures due to flights, but there is an additional charge of $125 for this.  We can't accept early arrivals prior to July 2, or late departures beyond July21st. You can add a weekend stayover (for $275), to connect multiple sessions together.  This can be done at the time of registration.

How to Register 

Using the sessions listed below, you can build a 1,2,or 3 week camp program. Session prices include basketball instruction, accommodations, meals and ELS language classes. Linens, extra nights, weekend stayover and weekly evening activities can be added for additional fees at the time of registration. You can also registration via our  Nike Sport Camp application and email it to international@ussportscamps.com. 

Accommodation & Roommates

Ages 9+, typical College Dorm Room. 2 campers to 1 room. Air conditioning, shared bathroom. American roommate if requested.

Linens and Laundry

Bed sheets, pillow, and towel provided. Onsite facilities available. $2.50/wash and dry. 


Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included everyday expect check-in and check-out days. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated if alerted before camp.

Weekday Activities

On and off-campus evening activities planned Monday – Thursday, these activities are not included in tuition, but can be added at an additional cost when registering. The activity calendar will be available in March of 2017. Campers who do not choose to buy the activity package will remain on campus and will enjoy games and activities supervised by our residential staff. 

Weekends & Trips

Explore Miami! Weekend activities provided for weekend campers to enjoy new friends, see new sites, and practice English!

Airport Transfers

Round-trip airport transfers are available from Miami International Airport. The cost is $100 each way. Campers will be met at the airport and driven back to camp by licensed transportation staff.

Campers should plan their flights to arrive on Sunday (the first date of camp) and plan their flights to depart on Friday, the last day of a camp session. If you need to arrive a day early, or depart a day late, there will be an additional cost of $125/extra night added. Note: if you are participating in the last week of camp (July16-21) you must depart camp by July 21. Please provide flight information when registering or at least 4 weeks prior to camp start date. Please send flight information to travel@ussportscamps.com 

Unaccompanied Minor Services

We contract transportation through a licensed transportation company. If your child is considered an unaccompanied minor by the airline, you will need to complete and sign a waiver that provides us with permission to meet your child at Customs.  Many airlines request the name of this person who will be meeting your child when you book your flight.  We are not able to provide this information until one-week prior to arrival. Please email international@ussportscamps.com to request the waiver and to confirm flight information. 

Medical Insurance

For an additional $60, add supplemental health coverage. On-site school nursed and trainers available for on-site injuries. You must be medically insured while at camp. If your health insurance will not cover you while in America, you must find alternative coverage whether that is the one US Sports Camps provides or otherwise.  

Wi-Fi & Communication

Wi-Fi access in common areas and dorm rooms available to campers. Camp office provides computer access for Skype and Email.

Spending Money

Suggested $100/week for spending money.

After Registering

A detailed camper welcome packet containing health & release forms, emergency contact info, and a packing list will be emailed to all registered campers in Spring 2017. Our health and release forms require a doctor's signature and will be collected on the first day of camp. International campers must have health insurance valid in the US in order to attend camps.

These Nike Sport Camps are operated by MB Sports Camps. Nike and the Swoosh design are registered trademarks of Nike, Inc. and its affiliates and are used under license. Nike is the title sponsor of the camps. US Sports Camps, Inc. is a marketing and registration service for these camps, and it and Nike have no control over the operation of the camps or the acts or omissions of MB Sports Camps.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:35am Breakfast
  • 9:00am-11:30am ELS Language Class OR Nike Sport Camp Training
  • 11:30am - 1:15pm Lunch and Break
  • 1:30pm-4:30pm Nike Sport Camp Training for All Campers
  • 4:45pm Day Campers Depart/Overnight Campers Rest/Shower/Dinner
  • 6:30pm Evening Activity
  • 10:30pm Campers to rooms/Lights out

Camper Reviews

  • 5/5.
Making New Friends!

Was a great experience. Everything was perfect, from getting better at sports to getting to know people and making friends from all over the place. 

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Sophie V.Camper

  • 5/5.
Thanks to my coach.

Thanks to my coach I now know the things that I have to improve and how to improve them. And all the coaches taught me different exercises I could do in order to improve as player.

Aarin E.Camper

  • 5/5.
Pushed me to my potential

Pushed me to my potential! Love that!

Camper Camper

  • 5/5.
Loved everything about it.

I loved everything about this experience. The environment was great thanks to the people and specially the coaches. The coaches were always in a good mood and willing to help- I hope I can come back!

Carlos CParent

  • 5/5.
Planning our return

I am responding on behalf of my two sons.  They loved the experience and we are already planning for them to return next summer for an even longer stay

Camp Dates & Prices

2017 Dates and Prices Coming Soon! Join our email list to be notified when the program is available.

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.