Nike Baseball Camp               Whitworth University

Nike Baseball Camp               Whitworth University
Nike Baseball Camp                       Whitworth University

Nike Baseball Camp at Whitworth University is a fun, intensive camp where campers take their baseball game to the next level. All facets of the game are covered and campers leave camp feeling confident in the new skills learned.

Director Dan Ramsay, the eighth former Whitworth player to serve as head coach of the Pirates since 1955, heads into his sixth season leading the Whitworth nine in 2014.  Ramsay was named Northwest Conference Coach of the Year and West Region Coach of the Year by and the ABCA in 2012.

Highlights Include

  • Professional instruction from college coachesand college-aged instructors
  • 10:1 camper/staff ratio
  • Multi-level ability grouping
  • Discussion topics: preparing for college baseball and personal goal setting
  • NIKE Camp T-shirt, Lanyard and Prizes

Dates & Prices

Camp Details


Check-in takes place between 1:30-2:00pm on Monday at the Main Entrance to the Fieldhouse.


There will be a brief graduation at 2:00pm. Camp concludes at 2:30pm on Friday.


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.​
More Details


Includes all baseball and and night activities, all meals from dinner on first day to breakfast on last day, and double room occupancy in the dorms.


Includes all baseball and night activities, dinner on Monday, lunch and dinner Tuesday through Thursday, and lunch on Friday. Extended day campers will be picked up at 9:00pm each day aside from Friday when camp ends at 2:30pm.


Includes all baseball, dinner on Monday day, lunch Tuesday through Friday. Day campers will be picked up at 3:00pm each day aside from Friday when camp ends at 2:30pm.

Camp Code: BAXRWW


Located across from the back of the Fieldhouse, Merkel Field is home to the Whitworth Baseball team. A beautiful setting for a sunny spring day of baseball, the facility has undergone several recent upgrades. Bleachers have been added and reconstructed to include seats immediately behind home plate. The backstop has been moved back away from home plate to provide a safer amount of foul territory.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00 a.m. Wake-up, breakfast (Overnight Campers)
  • 8:45 a.m. Arrival (Extended Day/Day Campers), Stretching
  • 9:00 a.m. Individual instruction and drill work
  • 11:30 a.m. Lunch, free time
  • 1:00 p.m. Fundamental instruction and drills, position play
  • 3:00 p.m. Day Campers Depart
  • 4:30 p.m. Free time, relax, visit with friends
  • 5:00 p.m. Dinner
  • 6:15 p.m. Chalk talks
  • 8:30 p.m. Evening activities
  • 9:00 p.m. Extended Day Campers Depart
  • 10:00 p.m. Lights Out

Meet Camp Coaches

Dan Ramsay
Camp Director

Dan Ramsay

In his five years at Whitworth Ramsay has coached a First Team All-American, 14 All-Northwest Conference selections, five ABCA All-West Region selections, two Academic All-District selections, one conference batting champion, one West Region Gold Glove Award winner, one Rawlings Gold Glove National Award winner, and has had a player sign a professional contract.  ...

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Ramsay was an Honorable Mention All-Northwest Conference catcher for the Pirates in 2008 and a Second Team All-NWC selection in 2007 during his two seasons playing for Whitworth.
Ramsay was the head coach in Cranbrook, B.C. for the Rocky Mountain Bandits in the summer of 2008 and coached as an assistant in Trail, B.C. for the Trail Jays in the summer of 2007. He spent the summer of 2005 playing for the Kamuela Paniolos in the Hawaiian Collegiate Baseball League and the summer of 2006 playing for the Everett Merchants of the Pacific International League.
Since Paul Merkel was named Whitworth’s head coach for the 1955 season, eight of the nine Pirate head coaches have been alumni of the school, covering 50 years of the 53-year period. That list includes Merkel (1955-71 and 1978-79), Spike Grosvenor (1972-73 and 1975-77), Bob Huber (1974), Dave Vaughn (1980-81), McQuilkin (1985-90), Randy Russell (1991-93), Rod Taylor (1994-97) and Ward (1998-2007). The only coach that did not graduate from Whitworth was Steve Brown (1982-84).

Camper Reviews


  • 5/5.
My son got more out of the 4 days at camp than he got during his entire last season

"This place is amazing!! My son got more out of the 4 days at camp than he got during his entire last season. Thank you all so much."

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  • 5/5.
Our son fell back in love with baseball.

"Very pleased with the NIKE Baseball Camp at Whitworth University and we are looking forward to next year. Our son fell back in love with baseball. Thank you so much!"


  • 5/5.
This is the 3rd time having our son at camp

"This is the 3rd time having our son at camp. It is very professionally run and the coaches are knowledgeable and enthusiastic!!"

Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
I got better this summer!

"This was my first baseball camp that I had ever gone to. I learned a lot baseball and also had fun during the camp. The camp  taught me new individual drills that I am able to do on my own to help me improve. You can expect to see me again next year along with some of my other fellow teammates!"

Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Coach Dan from the NIKE Baseball Camp at Whitworth University was an inspiration to me

"I really enjoyed the life lessons from coach Dan. He was an inspiration to me."

Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Gave Me Some Perspective Of My Playing Level

"The camp was very fun and informative and really gave me some perspective of my playing level. I loved this camp and will be there next year! Best camp I've ever gone to."


  • 5/5.
Better Appreciation for the Game

"They helped my son to appreciate the game of baseball on and off the field. I would highly recommend this camp to other ball players. I look forward to my son attending the camp next year with his little brother."

Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
We Have Three Boys And Will Definitely Be Returning!

"My child was one of the younger kids and we were SO impressed with the way the instructors encouraged them and also encouraged the older kids to show good sportsmanship toward the younger ones. The camp was WONDERFUL. We are locals but I can't imagine sending my son to any other big campus camp that would measure up to this one! We have three young boys and will definitely be returning customers!!!"


  • 5/5.
My Son Will Be Coming Back Next Year!

"My son had a great time with all the coaches and kids. This is his second year. He loves this camp and wants to come back every year until he is too old to do so."

Day Camper

  • 5/5.
Quality Individual Attention

"I was impressed that the coaches worked with us individually. At other camps it was almost always as a group. They covered everything about baseball and even introduced me to some new strength training exercises. I enjoyed the camp very much."

Day Camper

  • 5/5.
NIKE Baseball Camp is Awesome!

"I really loved this camp. It was awesome. I made friends, had lots of fun, and learned so much. My high school coach tells me that my game has improved tremendously. Thank you all so much."

Camp Dates & Prices

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