Nike Golf Schools & Junior Camps, Williams College - Sport and Language Williamstown, Massachusetts
Come join the fun this summer and get better at Golf and English! Our goal at Nike Golf Camps is to stimulate a passion for golf -- give campers the opportunity to improve their game, develop their English skills and have a blast while doing it!
Come join the fun at Williams College this summer. International campers can choose from two to four weeks of sport only camp at Williams College or start things off with a week of language at nearby Williston Northampton School in Easthampton, MA
The language week is being offered through our new partnership with World Camp which is located on the Williston Northamption School. Founded and operated by the Shand family, World Sports Camp has over a quarter century of experience. Offering a language program for 2.5 hours each day during the first week, this program is the perfect place for campers to begin their Nike Camp experience this summer.
Qualified instructors will help improve campers's accent, grammar and vocabulary (including the latest words and phrases.) In addition to classroom training, campers will have the chance to learn and practice their English when meeting new friends, sightseeing and playing sports. Class size is small and classes are offered Monday through Friday from 9am to 11:30am.
In addition to their language classes, campers can choose up to 3 additional sports to train and practice during this first week. (Campers can choose from basketball, soccer, tennis or golf.) Campers can do a variety of sports each day - or the same one for the whole week. It's up to them.
After their language week, campers will be transported to Williams College where they will start their Nike Golf Camps. The wonderful summer climate, fresh air, Berkshire Mountain beauty and a variety of outstanding golf courses makes Williams a true summer camp experience. Dr. Robert Winters has been hosting Nike Jr. Golf Camps at Williams for over 15 years and looks forward to another great summer in 2012.
International campers looking for a multi-week sport only program can click here to find out more and register for these programs.
- 2.5 hours of language classes each day during the initial language week followed by fun multi-sport activities each day
- Small group instruction with low student/teacher ratio from nationally recognized PGA professional and sports psychologist, Dr. Bob Winters
- Daily course play with the staff (9-18 holes) at scenic courses in the Berkshires
- Nike amenity package including a Nike hat, one dozen Nike golf balls, a camp workbook, Nike bag tag and other great prizes
- Experience campus life and create lasting friendships
- Fun, staff-supervised off-course and evening activities (movie night, pizza night, field games etc.)
The Berkshire Courses
Skyline Country Club
18 hole, par 72, very demanding and scenic course nestled in the Berkshires with views of Mt. Greylock. Host site for the PGA players ability test and hosted the Massachusetts Amateur Qualifier. Outstanding facilities for putting, chipping, bunker and full swing. Skyline is very Nike Camper friendly and has hosted the camp for several years (20 minutes from Williams College).
Waubeeka Golf Links
18 hole, par 72, two putting greens, short game area, driving range, new watering system. Host site for MA State High School Championship, Plantation Junior Golf Tour, State Amateur Qualifier and Berkshire County Pro-Amateur Tournament (5 minutes from Williams College).
North Adams Country Club
Annually hosts the Berkshire County Pro-Junior Championship and North Adams Invitational. 9 hole, par 36, semi-private, Nike Camper friendly golf facility (10 minutes from Williams College).
Stamford Valley Golf Club
9 hole, par 36 course located in nearby Stamford, Vermont. The short but challenging layout is perfectly suited for fine-tuning campers' short games.
Dr. Robert Winters
Dr. Robert Winters is a Sports Psychologist and Performance Consultant for the David Leadbetter Golf Academy. He works with PGA, Senior PGA, LPGA and Nationwide Tour professionals. Dr. Winters is best known for his applied work in helping world-class athletes and collegiate teams attain peak performance. He is a former touring professional golfer and collegiate golf coach. Coach Winters has directed the Nike Golf Camp at Williams College since 1994 and has also directed camps for Nike Golf Schools & Jr. Camps in Florida and Virginia. Dr. Winters hires an incredible staff of teaching professionals, playing professionals and collegiate players.
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.
This year we are are offering five weeks of overnight camp for kids ages 10-18 of all skill levels. A special language week can be added prior to any of these Williams golf session beginning with the July 8th session. These language sessions offer language classes in the morning and multi-sport training (campers can choose their sport) in the afternoon and evening. At the conclusion of the week, campers are tranported to Williams College where they will begin their Nike Golf Camp program.
Language Week: The language week is being offered through our new partnership with World Sports Camp which is located on the Williston Northampton School. Founded and operated by the Shand family, World Sports Camp has over a quarter century of experience. Offering a language program for 2.5 hours each day during the first week, this program is the perfect place for campers to begin their Nike Camp experience this summer.
Qualified instructors will help improve camper's accent, grammar and vocabulary (including the latest words and phrases.) In addition to classroom training, campers will have the chance to learn and practice their English when meeting new friends, sightseeing and playing sports. Class size is small and classes are offered Monday through Friday from 9am to 11:30am.
In addition to their language classes, campers can choose up to 4 additional sports to train and practice during this first week. (Campers can choose from basketball, soccer, tennis or golf.) Campers can do a variety of sports each day - or the same one for the whole week. It's up to them.
Golf Camp: Nike Golf Schools & Junior Camps provide 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 Dr. Bob Winters and his 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.
Nike campers practice and play at scenic Skyline Country Club on Sunday and Monday. Tuesday is an 18 hole shotgun start at North Adams Country Club. North Adams is a classic turn of the century design always enjoyed by the campers. Afternoon instruction is at Skyline Country Club. Wednesday is another full day at Skyline with Chef Bob’s Pasta and Meatballs for lunch. Thursday features an unforgettable all-day outing to Waubeeka Golf Links, just five minutes from Williams College. Campers return to Williams College for dinner and evening activities. Friday morning includes breakfast and a 9-hole tournament at North Adams Country Club or Skyline Country Club. (some minor course changes may occur).
Check-in from World Camp:
- Campers will be brought over to Wiliams College on Sunday in time for camp check-in between 12:30-2:00pm
- Check-in between 1:30pm and 3:00pm.
- Check-out from 1:30-2:00pm on last day of camp following a brief graduation ceremony.
Dorms: Campers will reside at Williston Northampton School for the initial week of their stay in the US. Campers stay two to a room and are matched with an American camper the same age and gender. (Unless other requests are made.) All camp facilities, meals dorms and playing fields are within walking distance. During the subsquent weeks, Camper will reside in Williams College dormitories and eat meals in the dining hall. Campers stay 2 per room. The rooms are assigned according to sex, age and roommate requests.
Transportation: Roundtrip transportation from Logan Airport (or Albany International Airport) to Williston Northamption and to Williams College are provided to all sport and language multi-week campers. Unaccompanied Minor (UM) fees are not included. If a child is an UM, our staff will meet the camper at the gate and on the return will wait with the camper at the gate until the child is able to board the airplane. Travel forms which are located in our registration packages which come out in the Spring, will need to be completed 3 weeks prior to camp in order to be scheduled for pickup at the airport.
Evening Activities: During the evenings, campers will participate in activities which may include swimming, a barbeque, tie-dye party, scavenger hunt, capture the flag, ice cream fest, movies, and a trip to the Alpine Slide at the Jiminy Peak Ski Resort.
Weekend Stayovers: Multiple week campers that elect to stay on campus over the weekend will participate in organized on and off campus activites. Campers are supervised the entire weekend. Cost: $150/weekend for any additional weekends.
Designated Airport: Albany, NY or Boston Logan
Registration Packet: 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. PLEASE NOTE: Our health and release forms require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp. Travel forms will need to be completed 3 weeks prior to camp in order to be scheduled for pickup at the airport.
Sample Daily Schedule
- Language Week at Williston Northampton School (World Camp)
- 9-11:30am (1st period) ESL classes for international campers
- 11:30-12:30 (2nd period) Choose a sport or POOL.
- 12:30-1:00pm Group time - meet in your group - go to Lunch
- 1:00-2:00pm Lunch
- 2:00-4:30pm (3rd Period) Choose a sport
- 4:30-5:30pm (4th Period) Choose your sport or POOL
- 6:00-7:00pm Dinner
- 7:00-8:30pm League Play (basketball, tennis, soccer ) or Evening Activity
- 8:30-10:00pm Shower - group meeting - get ready for bed
Nike Golf Camp at Williams College Daily Schedule:
- 7:00am: Wake-up.
- 7:15-7:45am: Breakfast at Williams Dining Hall.
- 8:00am: Bus to various golf courses.
- 8:30-11:30am: Skills Training - campers work through three stations working on putting & chipping, pitching & bunker, and full swing.
- 11:30-Noon: Lunch at golf courses.
- Noon-5:00pm: Course play with staff focusing on course management, shot/club selection, strategy, rules and etiquette.
- 5:30pm: Bus to Williams College.
- 6:00-6:30pm: Dinner at dining hall.
- 7:00-9:00pm: Evening activities.
- 10:00pm: Lights out.