Nike Golf Schools & Junior Camps at Rutgers University offer each junior golfer the same opportunity to succeed, regardless of their starting point. Coach Shutte and his 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.
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.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30am Wake-up
- 8:00-8:30am Breakfast
- 8:45am Short ride to driving range and practice facility
- 9:00am-Noon Instruction stations -- campers rotate between putting, chipping, pitching, bunker and full swing practice
- Noon-12:45 Lunch
- 1:00-5:00pm Course play with staff focusing on all facets of the game -- strategy, shot/club selection, rules and etiquette
- 6:00-7:00pm Dinner
- 7:30-9:30pm Evening activities
- 10:30pm Lights out