The Nest!

The Hornets Nest is one of the oldest facilities among all NCAA Division I member universities. With a seating capacity of approximately 1,200, the intimate setting results in a great opportunity for the fans to be close to the action from every seat in the gym. It also provides the Hornets one of the best home-court advantages in the NCAA. In 2002, the Hornet men's basketball team sold out every game in Big Sky Conference play.

Sacramento State Men’s Basketball Camps

Sacramento State Men’s Basketball Camps are dedicated to providing a Basketball Camp that is both instructional and informational along with creating a great atmosphere to learn!

The coaching staff here at the Sacramento State University prides itself on teaching the game of Basketball to players of all ages and ability levels. The mechanics and drills that are taught at our camps are used with our college players. We are determined to provide the best possible learning experience for our campers.

Questions regarding Hornet Basketball Camps? Contact 916-278-6780 or 419-351-4394 or e-mail Nate Smith at

June 2018

Sacramento State Basketball Youth Camp (Ages 8-12)

06/25/2018 - 06/28/2018 ~ Monday - Thursday Registration Ends: 06/25/2018$118.00 | Auxiliary Gym (Yosemite Hall) 6000 J Street Sacramento, CA 95819

Starts:12:00pm / Ends: 3:00pm



Due to Construction in our Main Gym, we will be hosting our youth camp in our Auxiliary Gym, which is also located in Yosemite Hall. Unfortunately we will not have access to baskets lower than 10' and we may have to limit the total numbers of campers for this year. Thank you for your understanding. 



The primary emphasis of the Sacramento State Basketball Youth Camp is to develop fundamental basketball skills while emphasizing the fun of the game for boys and girls. The camp instruction includes foot work, ball handling, passing, shooting, defense, competition and games, in a fun and educational environment. All camps will be instructed by members of the Sacramento State coaching staff as well as players. Free t-shirts will be given to all campers, while prizes and giveaways will also be available.


Youth Camps
$118.00 per camper
Free t-shirts to all campers
Camp prizes
Instruction from both Sacramento State's players and coaching staff
Foot work instruction
Ball handling instruction
Shooting instruction
Defensive instruction
Competition and games
Fun and educational environment


All Sacramento State camps are open to any and all entrants per NCAA rules, but are limited as noted on the following camp flyer by number, age, grade level and/or gender.


Please check your email regularly as this is our primary way to communicate. Any additional information that we need to convey as the camp draws closer will be passed on to you via the e-mail address that you supplied when you registered for camp. Please make it a habit to check your e-mail daily, this will eliminate any confusion and or miscommunication.



Please check in 30 minutes prior to the start time.


Waiver Information

Sacramento State purchases secondary excess accidental medical coverage, in the amount of $25,000 for all individual clinic participants. There is a deductible which shall be the parents responsibility. In addition, all campers must have primary insurance coverage. Teams must also provide a certificate of insurance. Please be sure to read the attached liability release and medical treatment authorization form and provide all information requested. The parent/ legal guardian must sign the liability release form and medical treatment authorization before any child can participate. ..... Download Waiver



From the south entrance (Highway 50), continue on State University Drive and make a right at Stadium Drive. Proceed down Stadium Drive, and park inside of Parking Structure III.


From the north entrance (J Street), stay to the right as you drive on campus. Follow the road as it veers right to State University Drive North. Proceed straight, and after passing the football stadium, make a left at Stadium Drive. Proceed down Stadium Drive, and park inside of Parking Structure III.


Parking Information

Campers who park on campus may purchase a weekly permit for $12.00. Please include this with your payment for the camp. A permit will be available for pickup on the first day of camp. Daily permits may be purchased by machine for 6.00 per day.


Miscellaneous Information 

What if I have to cancel a camp?
We no longer offer refunds on cancelled campers, just a future camp credit if you decide to cancel, but we do have what is called "Cancellation Protection". We offer basic Cancellation Protection to allow participants some peace of mind in case plans change. This allows us to keep our prices low and provide the best service possible. Due at the time of registration, Cancellation Protection entitles you to a full refund of camp fees should you cancel your registration more than 7 days prior to the start of a day camp. If you cancel within 7 days of the start of your session, we will give you a camp credit for all money paid. The credit is valid for three years from camp date. Credit with insurance is transferable to family members or friends, and good toward a future camp.