Bruno Camp FAQ’s

Bruno Camp FAQ’s

2019 Camp Promotions
Arrival Time – First Day of Each Session
Athletic Trainer
Automobiles
Camp Facilities
Cell Phones
Chicago Sky Partnership
Departure Time – Last Day of Each Session
Dorm Mom
Driving Directions
Each Camper will Receiver Her Very Own Basketball
Housing & Meals
Items Not Allowed
Pool
Questions
Refunds and Cancellations
Room Key and Deposit
Staff Supervision
Visitors
What You Should Bring to Camp

2019 Camp Promotions

We now offer a limited number of Day Camp spots. Fundamentals Day Camp – $435. Shooting Day Camp – $410 Please call 1-800-645-3226 to register for day camp.

GROUP DISCOUNTS

If five or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $10 discount. If 10 or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $25 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” on http://www.ussportscamps.com/basketball/nike/doug-bruno-girls-basketball-camp/ 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.

MULTIWEEK DISCOUNT

Campers that enroll in 2 or more sessions at this location will receive $10 off the total price of camp tuition.

ATTENDING CONSECUTIVE SESSIONS

Overnight campers attending two or more consecutive sessions have the option to stay the night between sessions at an additional fee of $25 per additional night stayover.

This fee covers all meals, supervision, and lodging between sessions. If purchased, it is not required for parents/guardians to attend check-out of the first session or check-in for the second session.

*Please note, this information is subject to change.

Arrival Time – First Day of Each Session

Camp check-in will begin at 8 AM on the first day of camp. Our program will start at 9:30 AM in the gym. Please be dressed and ready to play. Late arriving campers should report to the gym. If your athlete will not arrive during the 8 AM – 9:30 AM registration period, please notify the Bruno Camp Office of the athlete’s expected arrival time (1-800-645-3226). A lunch will be served that first day.

Athletic Trainer

We have professional Athletic Trainers on staff during the entire week. All medical needs, such as injury treatment, knee and ankle wrapping, will be addressed daily. Those campers on medication should register their condition and medication with the trainers on the first day of camp. Should, however, a camper wish to self-administer her medication, she may do so providing this is the prerogative of the camper’s parents. In either case, it is imperative our trainers are aware of all medical conditions and medications.

Automobiles

The parents of any athlete who will be driving themselves to camp must notify the Bruno Camp office of such plans. Athlete’s keys will be checked at registration and will be returned to the camper at checkout.

Camp Facilities

Learn about the gym, dorm, and cafeteria. Click here.

Cell Phones

No cell phones are allowed at camp. They are a distraction in the gym during games and lectures and in the dorms during our rest and recovery periods, bed checks and sleep. Camp phones are available to all campers, if necessary, in the gym and in the dorms.

Chicago Sky Partnership

For information on Bruno Camp Nights with the Sky or discount Chicago Sky tickets please click here.

Departure Time – Last Day of Each Session

All parents are welcome to watch the all camp tournament taking place between 3 PM and 6 PM on the final afternoon of camp. Preliminary games will be played at 3 PM, 4 PM, and 5 PM on three levels College, ABL, and WNBA. During this time campers will also have a chance to pack up their rooms and check out. The final two teams for each level will play championship games at 6 PM.

All parents, family members and friends are invited to our special parents’ program with camper participation at 6:30 PM on the final day of each camp in the Res Rec Center. Our awards ceremony and program will conclude by approximately 7:15 PM.

Dorm Mom

Dorm Moms are hired to live on and supervise all three floors that Bruno Camp occupies during each camp session in the Res Rec Center. The dorm is exclusively used by Bruno Camp during each camp session. Our Dorm Moms and entire camp staff is available 24 hours a day.

The Head Dorm Mom’s phone number and the Administrator’s phone number will be given to you with the camper’s room assignment at registration.

We encourage campers to communicate any basketball-related or non-basketball-related issues to any of our camp staff. We want to ensure that your camper has a positive experience and her communication with staff is an integral part that.

Driving/Train Directions

Camp is located at North Central College Naperville, IL 60540

Train:
Amtrak/Metra Commuter Rail
Burlington Northern Line travels from Chicago’s Union Station to Naperville’s Train Station, which is just four blocks north of campus.

From the West:
Follow I-88 east to Winfield Road;
South (right) onto Winfield to Diehl Road;
East (left) onto Diehl to Washington Street;
South (right) onto Washington to Benton Avenue;
East (left) onto Benton to campus.
(If traveling on I-80, follow I-80 to I-355 North and see “South” directions below.)

From the South:
Follow I-55 to I-355;
I-355 north to Maple Avenue;
West (left) on Maple Avenue;
Maple Avenue changes name to Chicago Avenue;
Chicago Avenue to Brainard Street (at stop sign);
North (right) on Brainard Street to academic areas;
South (left) on Brainard to athletic facilities.

From the North:
Follow I-294 south to I-88 west;
I-88 to I-355 south;
I-355 south to Maple Avenue;
West (right) on Maple Avenue;
Maple Avenue changes name to Chicago Avenue;
Chicago Avenue to Brainard Street (at stop sign);
North (right) on Brainard Street to academic areas;
South (left) on Brainard to athletic facilities.

From Chicago or the East:
Follow I-290 expressway west to I-88 west;
I-88 to I-355 south;
I-355 south to Maple Avenue;
West (right) on Maple Avenue;
Maple Avenue changes name to Chicago Avenue;
Chicago Avenue to Brainard Street (at stop sign);
North (right) on Brainard Street to academic areas;
South (left) on Brainard to athletic facilities.

From O’hare International Airport:
Follow 190 east;
Exit I-294 south
Follow I-294 south to I-88 west;
I-88 to I-355 south;
I-355 south to Maple Avenue;
West (right) on Maple Avenue;
Maple Avenue changes name to Chicago Avenue;
Chicago Avenue to Brainard Street (at stop sign);
North (right) on Brainard Street to academic areas;
South (left) on Brainard to athletic facilities.

From Midway International Airport:
Follow Cicero Ave. north to I-55 south;
Follow I-55 south to I-355 north;
I-355 north to Maple Avenue;
West (left) on Maple Avenue;
Maple Avenue changes name to Chicago Avenue;
Chicago Avenue to Brainard Street (at stop sign);
North (right) on Brainard Street to academic areas;
South (left) on Brainard to athletic facilities.

Each Camper Will Receive Her Very Own Basketball

We will provide each girl with a women’s regulation Nike basketball that she will use throughout the camp session and will take home.

Housing & Meals

All campers are housed in the Res Rec Center at North Central College which is air-conditioned.

Rooms/Roommates

Roommate assignments are made a few days before each camp session begins. If a camper has made a room request, it will be accommodated. You will be contacted, in advance, should we have any questions regarding roommate requests.

Kaufman Dining Hall

All meals will be served in the Kaufman Dining Hall just a short walk from the Res Rec Center dorm/gym.

Meals are cafeteria style all you eat with multiple options to please any basketball player’s appetite. Any special dietary restrictions can be accommodated.

Meal Times

Breakfast 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Lunch 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM*
Dinner 5 PM – 7 PM

*Exception – Day 1 Lunch is 12:30 PM

Items Not Allowed

Any items of value are discouraged at camp. US Sports Camps, Inc. is not responsible if any items lost or stolen.

Pool

The pool will be open on the first three days of camp for fundamental sessions and the first two days of the shooting camp session. Pool hours are 7-9pm. Access to the pool for campers is dependent on their evening basketball game schedules. The amount of swim time will vary for each camper. Please note, basketball activities take priority over optional pool time.

Questions

If you have any questions, please call us at 1-800-645-3226. Thank you for your camp attendance.

Refunds and Cancellations

If you have to cancel, for any reason, we will issue you a VOUCHER for all tuition fees paid, valid through the following calendar year. Your VOUCHER is transferable to any family member and may be used in the sport that you initially registered in. Cash refunds will be given only with the purchase of Cancellation Protection (see terms below)

CANCELLATION PROTECTION

Bruno Camp in partner with US Sports Camps offers our camp families Cancellation Protection for $50 per session, due at the time of registration. Cancellation Protection entitles you to a full refund of your camp tuition fees paid to date (Please note: $50 Cancellation Protection and Registration fee are non-refundable.) if you cancel for any reason before your final payment date (the first day of the month prior to the month your camp begins, i.e. final pay date of May 1st for any camp in your sport beginning in the month of June).

With Cancellation Protection, if you cancel after your final payment due date, we will issue you a camp voucher for your tuition payments made. Your camp voucher will be transferable to an immediate family member and can be used for the sport in which you were registered. For camps running in 2019, camp vouchers are valid through 2020.

MEDICAL REFUNDS

Prorated credit for camps running the following year. Please contact US Sports Camps with any questions 1-800-645-3226.

Room and Key Deposit

Each camper will be required to leave a $50 room damage and key deposit upon check-in at the dorm. The full $50 amount will be returned to each camper at check out, providing the dorm room is in the same condition and the room key has been returned. The vast majority of campers and parents will get a full refund. However, this deposit guards against any unnecessary dorm damage and lost keys. The Bruno Camp, in conjunction with North Central College, is cooperating to ensure the proper conditions for subsequent camps. This deposit can be made with cash or check (payable to North Central College). Please Note: Any key not returned at check out must immediately duplicated for the next session, any key not returned prior to a camper leaving campus will be considered a lost key. Therefore, no key deposit refunds can be issued to campers not immediately returning keys.

Staff Supervision

We have an 8:1 Camper/Coach ratio. Ours is a system of constant roll calling, so we always know each camper’s schedule. North Central College provides 24-hour security service.

Visitors

Parents, guardians, and immediate family members are welcome any time during their camper’s session to visit and observe any portion of the camp day. No other outside visitors will be welcome during the camper’s stay.

Campers Who Want to Leave During the Camp Session 

Should a camper want to leave the camp during a camp session, they may do so under a very strict sign in/out procedure. The sign in/out procedure will take place with our Bruno Camp on-site staff and will be explained and demonstrated during the first morning session of each camp.  The Parent/Guardian must be present to sign their camper in/out of a camp session.

Acceptable reasons for leaving camp:

  • Academic function for school
  • Sports tryout
  • Special family event (ie. relative’s birthday, camper birthday)
  • Medical appointment
  • To take a camper for lunch, dinner, or a quick trip for ice cream
  • Any other reasons that are communicated to the Bruno Camp staff on-site will be honored

Leaving Camp for Illness or Injury 

Should a camper need to leave the camp for illness or injury before the camp session concludes, the Parent/Guardian will be guided through the sign-out process including recovery of their room key deposit.

What You Should Bring to Camp

Clothing

  • You are strongly encouraged to wear high top basketball shoes for games and drills to prevent ankle sprains during the camp week. You may also want to bring a casual pair of shoes.
  • Sports shorts (4-5)
  • T-shirts – We will provide two Bruno Camp colored t-shirts which the players wear during drills and games – these are washed daily. Campers can bring a few shirts to wear outside of game/drill times if they wish.
  • Sliders/flip flops
  • Sports socks
  • Long-sleeved T-shirt or sweatshirt
  • Sweatpants (1)
  • Pajamas (1) or comfy clothes
  • Swimsuit

Water Bottle

  • Water bottle (1) – Our gym and cafeteria have ample drinking fountains and refillable filtered water stations available for campers.

Dorm

  • Sheets (twin beds)
  • Pillow
  • Light blanket (rooms are air-conditioned)
  • Mattress pad (if desired)
  • Towels (2)
  • Washcloth (1)
  • Soap
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Personal hygiene items as desired.

Spending Money/Snacks/Pizza Night

Please note that the campers will have access to ample food in the cafeteria for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on a daily basis.

  • Recommended spending money $25 – $50.
  • Healthy snack foods are allowed provided the food is appropriately wrapped and stored. Please be aware that the rooms at North Central College do not have refrigerators.
  • Vending machines offering miscellaneous beverages and snacks are located within the dormitory. Vending machines are operated by North Central College and during the summer months are serviced at their discretion.
  • Campers may also choose to participate in the optional pizza night which occurs on the last night of each camp session. The pizzas are delivered between 9:00 PM and 9:30 PM directly to the dorm. Campers can choose to order pizza individually or with friends. Campers will be informed how and when to place their order.