Nike Golf Camps, University of Maryland College Park, Maryland
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Nike Golf Camps welcomes back University of Maryland to it's family of camps in 2014. The program takes place in College Park just outside Washington D.C. and only 30 miles from Baltimore and Annapolis. Junior golfers, ages 10 - 18, and ability levels are welcome to join for an unforgettable camp experience!
Come join University of Maryland Director of Golf, Jason Rodenhaver, for a week of unrivaled golf instruction at the University of Maryland, a member of the powerhouse ACC conference. We are committed to helping each camper become a better player, and we hope all our participants leave camp having established new friendships and more passion for the game.
- Instruction from nationally recognized college coaches and players
- Small group instruction with low student/teacher ratio
- Daily on-course instruction with the University of Maryland staff
- Nike amenity package including a Nike hat, one dozen Nike golf balls, a camp workbook, Nike bag tag and other great prizes
- Fun, off-course evening activities (movie night, basketball, field games etc.)
- A healthy and positive learning environment designed to help every camper get better!
University of Maryland Golf Course
Campers practice and play at the University of Maryland Golf Course; an 18-hole semi-private championship golf course located on the north perimeter of the University of Maryland’s flagship campus. The UM Golf Course is the home of the Terrapins’ men’s and women’s golf teams. Open year-round, the 6,700-yard championship course features a newly constructed clubhouse which was completed in April 1999. The course has long been the site of numerous state and regional tournaments, and the 35,000-square foot, plantation-style clubhouse has become a gathering point for campus and surrounding communities.Meet your coaching staff
Directing the camp this summer is University of Maryland Director of Golf, Jason Rodenhaver. Jason was team captain and played for the Terrapins from 1991-94. He’s in his 13th season as the Terrapins’ women's head coach and 2nd year as men's head coach. Prior to that he served as UM’s men’s assistant coach for several years, as well as the assistant golf professional at the University of Maryland Golf Course.
In 2010 and 2011 they recorded back-to-back sixth-place finishes at the ACC Tournament. The Terrapins have put at least one player in the top 20 in nine of the last 10 tournaments. Over the last four seasons, Maryland has won seven team championships after winning three titles in the first seven years of the program.
Nike camp staffs are generally comprised of other teaching and touring professionals, college coaches, renowned high school coaches and former/current college players who serve as camp counselors.
Nike Golf Schools & Junior Camps at University of Maryland offer each junior golfer the same opportunity to succeed, regardless of their starting point. Coach Rodenhaver 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. The staff is on hand 24 hours a day to provide supervision so parents can rest easy knowing their child is happy and healthy under our care. 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 golf activities, recreational sports, movies and more.
Check-In and Check-Out
Registration occurs on from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at the University of Maryland. Check-out will be between 3:30 - 4:00 p.m. immediately following the graduation ceremony on the last day of camp.
Nike Golf Schools and Jr. Camps does not provide transportation to and from airports, bus depots or train stations. The packet we send to registered campers in the spring offers suggestions on shuttle services for each specific 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.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00am Wake-up, breakfast
- 8:30am Instruction stations - campers rotate between putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play and full-swing practice
- Noon Lunch/relaxation
- 1:00pm Course play with staff (9-18 holes daily) focusing on course management, strategy, shot selection, rules and etiquette
- 6:00pm Dinner, free time, guest speakers, seminars
- 8:00pm Evening activities
- 10:00pm Lights out