Nike Junior Golf Camp, USC Trojan Camp
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Junior golf camps in Southern California return to Pacific Palms Resort in 2017. Our program is led by USC Head Coach, Chris Zambri, and Assistant Coach, Justin Silverstein with current and former USC players serving as camp counselors.
Nike campers reside in double rooms at Pacific Palms Resort and have the privilege of playing their 36 holes of championship golf. Daily instruction takes place at Industry Hills private driving range and short-game area. In addition to daily instruction and course play, campers will participate in discussions on mental toughness, tournament preparation, and golf fitness. USC Trojan Camp runs from Sunday - Wednesday and is open to boys and girls, of all skill levels, ages 11 - 18.
- Instruction from nationally recognized college coaches and players
- Discussions on tournament preparation, practice routines and opportunities for college golf
- Daily course play at Industry Hills Golf Course with focus on improving all aspects of play
- Camper amenity package including a Nike hat, drawstring bag, one dozen SRIXON golf balls, camp workbook and graduation certificate
- Safe, healthy and fun learning environment
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Co-Director Chris Zambri
Chris Zambri, a former USC All-Pac-10 performer and longtime Nationwide Tour veteran, is in his 11th year as USC's men's golf head coach.View Chris Zambri's Bio ⟩
Zambri has established himself as among the top coaches in the nation and has taken his team to the NCAA Championships final in each of his first eight years.
Zambri's teams have won 18 events (as of Nov. 1, 2014), including Pac-10 titles in 2007 and 2011 and NCAA Regionals in 2008 and 2012. His 2008 team came within three strokes of first place at the NCAA Championships. Trojan golfers have also won 17 individual crowns under Zambri (as of Nov. 1, 2014).
The 2013-14 Trojans featured a pair of PING All-American third teamers in freshman Rico Hoey and junior Anthony Paolucci, who led the team to the eighth straight NCAA Championship final under Zambri. The squad won once and posted six top 3 finishes and tied for fourth in a tight NCAA Sugar Grove Regional to earn a spot into the NCAA final. Hoey was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year with one of the top seasons in USC golf history, leading USC in stroke average (71.36), top 10 finishes (eight), rounds in the 60s (16), birdies (165) and eagles (eight). Hoey and Paolucci earned 2014 GCAA All-West Region honors, Paolucci was All-Pac-12 second team and three others earned honorable mention honors. Hoey also represented the U.S. on the 2014 Palmer Cup team.
Zambri, 40, played six years on the Nationwide Tour and was an active teaching professional when he was not competing. A 1993 USC graduate who played for the Trojans from 1989 to 1993, Zambri played six seasons on the Nationwide Tour between 1997 and 2004. He finished as high as 19th on the circuit's money list in 1998, posting two second-place finishes that year. He competed in four PGA Tour events as well as the 1995 and 1999 U.S. Opens. As a Trojan, he was a two-time All-Pac-10 second team selection in 1991 and 1993.
Co-Director Justin Silverstein
Justin Silverstein, an accomplished collegiate coach as well as former player who helped USC’s women’s golf team win a national title in 2013, is in his first year as an Associate Head Coach for the USC men’s golf team.View Justin Silverstein's Bio ⟩
Silverstein joins the Trojans’ men’s staff, directed by 11th-year Head Coach Chris Zambri, after four years with the women’s team under WGCA Hall of Fame Coach Andrea Gaston. He served two years (2013-14) as an assistant coach and two more as associate head coach (2015-16). Silverstein replaces assistant coach Tyler Goulding, who returned to his alma mater, Air Force, to serve in the same capacity.
The USC Trojan Golf Camp provides young golfers with the tools to enjoy this great game for a lifetime. Our curriculum is the perfect blend of expert instruction, course play and fun off-course activities. With the experience and passion of coaches Zambri and Silverstein and their staff, each Nike camper can leave at the end of the week feeling more confident about their game. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.Show Less See More Camp Details
Check-in and Check-out
Check-in occurs from 1:00 - 2:30pm on Sunday. Check-out is from 3:30 - 4:00pm on Wednesday.
Campers are housed in doubles at Pacific Palms Resort. All meals are served at the dining facilities at the resort. The camp tuition includes all golf instruction, green fees, evening activities, housing and meals.
Nike Junior Golf Camps does not provide transportation to and from airports, bus depots or train stations. The information 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 resides at the resort 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.
This camp is open to any and all entrants. USC is not a sponsor or co-sponsor of this program.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 8:00am Breakfast
- 9:00am - Noon Small group instruction - campers work through stations/drills working on putting & chipping, pitching & bunker, and full swing
- Noon Lunch
- 1:00 - 5:30pm Course play with staff focusing on course management, shot selection, strategy, rules and etiquette
- 6:00pm Dinner
- 7:00 - 9:30pm Evening activities
- 10:30pm Lights out
Pacific Palms Resort
Pacific Palms Resort is the only full-service luxury golf and conference resort of its kind in Los Angeles County. Our glorious hilltop location set against the majestic San Gabriel Valley Mountains and many guest activities make Pacific Palms Resort unique even among the Los Angeles resort hotel circle. The Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms Resort is one of California’s most noteworthy public golf courses, and a historical site as well: some of the game’s greatest players have graced this City of Industry golf course, making it a historical round for more than 25 years.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
"Our son Matthew had such a great experience that he wants to get better and try out for the high school team after he graduates from middle school."
— Craig S. Parent
"My son had a wonderful time. He literally applied the techniques the coaches recommended. It was worth every penny!!! Thank You to the Coaches for their passion and dedication to have this talent!"
— June A. Parent
Will be back next year!
"Mr. Zambri and his staff were awesome. Can't wait until the next one."
— Ryan M. Camper
"Berkley had an AMAZING time. She can't wait to go back next year. The coaches ROCKED! Thanks for an incredible experience. She loves the game even more!"
— Berkley M. Parent
Loved the camp
"My son loved the camp. He will return next summer for the third year."
— Chase R. Parent
Change up the lunch
"It would have been nice to change up the lunch - it was the same thing every day."
Great Winter Camp
"Coaches Zambri and Brewer ran a phenomenal winter camp the last couple of years. We look forward to the summer camp in Southern California!"
— Aaron H. Parent
"Coaches Zambri and Wurzer led a phenomenal camp last summer. Andrew would not stop talking about his experience at Nike Camp and he looks forward to another great summer in 2013. Thanks to the coaches and other campers for providing such a wonderful time for him."
— Andrew F. Parent
"Our son had a wonderful experience. He loved the coaches and thier teaching methods. My husband took him golfing after the camp and my son even taught my husband a few things and helped him improve his game!"
— Nancy L. Parent
Helped Me Improve
"This camp helped me improve in various ways and therefore made me enjoy golf more. By having instruction time in the morning and then time to actually get out and play 18 holes in the afternoon, the whole golf experience was embodied which is exactly what I came for. The environment was warm as well and although I am pretty shy, I felt safe around the counselors/instructors and campers."
— Alex D. Camper
Lots of Fun
"Lot's of fun and enjoyed the experience."
— Tristan P. Camper
Camp Dates & Prices
This program has concluded for the season.
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