Summer Sports Camp for Boys & Girls


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Director of Basketball

Nadir Samih

Connecticut native Nadir Samih joins the leadership ranks of Academy Camps in ’24 as our Director of Basketball!

(Coach Mike Evans will continue to be part of the AC coaching team with a focus on shooting sessions for all our basketball athletes throughout the summer.)

Coach Nadir’s extensive hoops background comes through a myriad of forms. High School & Collegiate Player & Coach. Camp Director. Tournament Director. Teacher. Mentor. Forever a student of the game, his philosophy is to lead athletes, coaches, and those he comes across towards self discovery while prioritizing forward movement.

Coach Nadir currently is the Head Assistant Coach for the University of St. Joseph’s Women’s Basketball Team. Prior to joining St. Joseph’s, he served as the lead Assistant for the Division II Post University Team.

He is also a seasoned Camp Director - having served as a Site Director for the renowned PGC Basketball Camps, as well as, Next Level Academy. A collegiate player at Mercy College, Coach Nadir was a Point Guard in his playing days - no surprise based on his charisma, energy and innate leadership skills.

A true product of the Connecticut Basketball landscape, Nadir has worked camps and clinics throughout the nutmeg state with basketball royalty Jim Calhoun, as well as UCONN standouts Shabazz Napier, Kelly Farris, Nykeshia Sales and Kevin Ollie, among others.

Coach Nadir’s vast background as a player and collegiate coach only tells half the story. Having honed his coaching skills in many arenas, he is a rising star in the northeast coaching ranks. In addition to PGC, Nadir has served as the Tournament and Showcase Director for the Hoop Group and Zero Gravity Basketball.

His resume is impressive - but it’s his on court enthusiasm, heart, and precision-like approach to coaching which sets him apart. Coach Nadir knows how to teach others how to think the game and develop their passion.

Welcome to the AC Family, Coach Nadir!

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Guest Shooting Coach

Mike Evans

Coach Mike Evans’ reputation and experience in the world of youth basketball are deeper than a full-court buzzer-beater. He is one of the most sought-after private shooting instructors for boys & girls in the Northeast. His company, Right Angle Shooting’s client list includes NBA players, European pros, D1 players, and middle and high school athletes.

A returning member of the Academy Camps’ coaching staff, Coach Mike will return during each of our 3 sessions to lead, among other things, high-level shooting clinics for all of our basketball athletes.

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The summer months are when youth basketball players should be developing and improving their skills. At Academy Camps, skill progression is at the forefront of what we do.

Our campers improve and refine all facets of their basketball game in a positive, progressive and challenging environment. Every day.

Our high-performance coaching staff lead individual and group sessions, position-specific skill work, competitive scenarios and various forms of game-play that cover every position on the court.

Among the skills your child will develop and hone within Academy Camps Basketball are:

  • Dribbling
  • Shooting
  • Finishing
  • Defense
  • Rebounding
  • Floor Spacing
  • Fast Breaks
  • Play Execution
  • Decision Making
  • Game IQ
  • Speed & Agility
  • Team Building
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Kinne Court & The Tisch Field House

Academy Camps Basketball takes place at Kinne Court, Perry Gym and The Tisch Field House, housing 8 full-courts and an extensive athletic training room.

2024 Sessions

Session Length Dates Fee
Session 1 Two Weeks Sunday, June 23 - Friday, July 5 $4,750
One Week Sunday, June 23 - Saturday, June 29 $2,900
Session 2 Two Weeks Sunday, July 7 - Friday, July 19 $4,750
One Week Sunday, July 7 - Saturday, July 13 $2,900
Session 3 Two Weeks Sunday, July 21 - Friday, August 2 $4,750
One Week Sunday, July 21 - Saturday, July 27 $2,900

Prior to March 1, a $750 deposit is due upon enrollment. After March 1, 50% of tuition is due upon enrollment. The balance is due on May 1.

Additional charges include a $175 “AC Gear Pack” fee and camp transportation based on origin/destination.