Nike Girls Golf Camp, Rutgers University Piscataway, New Jersey
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US Sports Camps is proud to host a junior golf camp for girls at Rutgers University this summer. Join long-time Nike Camp Director and Head Women's Coach, Maura Ballard, for a fantastic week of golf camp in New Jersey.
Rutgers University Golf Course is one of the most popular public courses in New Jersey and it's a mere half mile from the suites where Nike campers are housed. Our experienced staff looks forward to helping each camper become a better golfer! Girls ages 10 - 18, of all ability levels, are welcome to join our program in 2014!
- Small group instruction with low student/teacher ratio from nationally recognized college coaches and players
- Daily course play with staff focusing on strategy, shot selection, course management, rules and etiquette
- Accommodations at Rutgers University
- Fun, supervised off-course activities
- Nike amenity package including a Nike hat, one dozen Nike golf balls, a camp workbook, Nike bag tag and other great prizes
- A healthy and positive learning environment designed to help every camper get better!
Rutgers University Golf Course
The Rutgers University Golf Course was established in 1963 and plays to 6,400 yards from the back tees. Regarded as one of the most popular public courses in NJ, the course annually hosts the Rutgers University Men’s and Women’s Golf Invitational. In addition to the course, Rutgers has a newer 36 stall driving range, short game pitching and chipping area and practice putting green. A full-scale snack bar is available to the campers at all times and the pro shop is well stocked with golf accessories and Scarlet Knights memorabilia.Meet your coaching staff
Maura Ballard is in her 21st season mentoring Rutgers University golf. After serving as head coach for the men’s and women’s teams and overseeing the operations and recruitment for both, she is now focused solely on the women’s squad.Read Full Bio
A former “Futures Tour” player, Ballard had quite an extensive competitive golf career. She was runner-up in the 2009 New Jersey State Women’s Amateur Championship to Sherry Herman, who won the 2009 U.S. Senior Women’s Championship. In 2008, Ballard won the Garden State Pinehurst Championship with partner Ann Probert. She also won the 1992 New Jersey State Amateur Championship, the 1991 WMGA Better Ball with partner Mary Eichhorn and the 1988 Garden State Stroke Play Championship. In 2013 -25 years after her initial title - she again won Garden Stroke Play Championship, while also capturing the Garden State Better Ball title with partner Susan DeKalb.
Nike Golf Schools & Junior Camps at Rutgers University offer each junior golfer the same opportunity to succeed, regardless of their starting point. Coach Ballard and her staff offer a positive and fun learning environment, one in which campers can thrive under the direction of motivated and highly skilled instructors. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.
The Overnight fee includes all golf instruction, course play, evening activities, housing and all meals. The Extended Day fee includes all of the above except housing and breakfast. Extended Day campers may participate in the evening activities which will include recreational sports, movies, and more. Please not that there are no weekend stay-over options at the Rutgers University Camp.
Campers are housed in three-room, six-person, air-conditioned suites on the Busch Campus of Rutgers University. Linens are NOT provided, campers must bring their own sheets, blankets, pillows and towels.
Check-In and Check-Out
Overnight campers will check-in at the Busch Campus Suites from 2:30 - 3:30 pm on Sunday. The graduation ceremony will take place on Thursday at 3:45 pm, parents are encouraged to attend. Departure will follow from 4:00-5:00 pm.
Campers that arrive at Newark International Airport are to secure their own transportation to and from camp.
Campers are supervised 24 hours a day. The staff lives in the dormitories/resort accommodations with the campers and participates in evening activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.
A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the Spring.
Note: Rutgers, The State University, is not responsible or liable for any of the activities in respect to the camp; the Camp Director is an independent contractor.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30am Wake up
- 8:00 - 8:30am Breakfast on campus
- 8:45am Short ride to golf course/practice facility
- 9:00am Instruction stations -- campers rotate between putting, chipping, pitching, bunker and full swing practice
- Noon Lunch
- 1:00pm Course play with staff focusing on all facets of the game -- strategy, shot/club selection, rules and etiquette
- 5:30pm Back to campus/relaxation
- 6:00pm Dinner on campus
- 7:00pm Evening activities
- 10:30pm Lights out in dorms