Nike Ultimate Camp at Manhattan College

Nike Ultimate Camp at Manhattan College
Nike Ultimate Camp at Manhattan College

The Nike Ultimate Camp at Manhattan College is a youth ultimate camp dedicated to providing an unparalleled 2016 summer camp experience. Our New York program allows for growth and development to youth ultimate boys and girls ages 11-18 of all abilities.

This ultimate summer camp is directed and staffed by top DiscNY coaches and players who work with each camper to help them achieve their goals. Our mission is to give each player the opportunity to play with their peers and receive instruction from an expert coaching staff. Come on your own or with you teammates and join us for a week of fun to be the best ultimate player you can be!

Special Reduced Price for OVERNIGHT CAMP - $100 OFF!
$975 through July 1st (After July 1st, Overnight price is $1,075.)

Highlights Include

  • Daily instruction from a top notch DiscNY Ultimate Camp staff
  • 5-6 hours of Ultimate each day
  • Every camper receives a Nike Ultimate Camp shirt and Discraft disc!
  • Yoga instruction session and scrimmage against local team
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Aaron Bell
Camp Director

Aaron Bell

Aaron Bell has been playing, coaching and organizing elite level ultimate frisbee for 15+ years. He embodies ultimate's unique core values of integrity and sportsmanship, and is delighted to continue hosting a flagship Nike Ultimate Camp for High School and Middle School players in the New York City metropolitan area and beyond.  

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Bell works closely along side the local DiscNY association where he serves on the board, as well as employing some of the best NYC club and pro ultimate players in the men's, women's and mixed divisions to serve as counselors and skill instructors for the camp. 

As an Eagle Scout and avid disc golfer, Coach Bell has always remained an active member of his community and has an extracurricular résumé that speaks volumes to his lifelong interest in the healthy development of youth and sport.  During the years 1999-2003, he taught ultimate frisbee to campers at YMCA Camp Minikani in Hubertus WI, teaching again in 2009 at Camp Green Lane in Green Lane, PA, and most recently at Camp Ramah in the Berhshires, in Wingdale, NY in 2012.   He has worked hard to ensure this first ever brand of Nike Ultimate Camp's will be a fun and safe environment for young athletes to learn and specialize their skill set to compete in this amazing, high energy sport.

Coach Bell is no stranger to spearheading major ultimate developments.  In 2000 he founded the Pacific Lutheran University Men's & Women's ultimate frisbee club team in Tacoma, WA, a program to this day that routinely competes in the top 10 of the Northwest Conference, and who's women's team won the DIII National Championships in 2008.   Moreover, in 2001 he founded the PLU BBQ Invitational Tournament which plays host to over 30+ college teams each year for over a decade, and in 2009 he founded the New York Invitational Men's Elite Tournament which will be celebrating its 5th annual year this coming summer.

His numerous personal ultimate accomplishments include winning a National Championship in the Mixed Division in 2004 for Seattle Club, a 2nd place Nationals finish in 2005 for Portland Club, Northwest Conference All Region 2006, Runner up in the Callahan Award  (MVP) in 2006, a UK Men's National Championship in 2007 for London Club, a Men's World Beach Championship at Paganello Italy in 2007 for London Club,  US National Men's Championship qualifier in 2007 for Portland Club, qualifying twice more in 2008 and 2010 respectively for New York City Club, and finally he competed at the 2010 World Ultimate Club Championships in Prague.
He has continued to champion the growth of ultimate frisbee through his involvement with youth programming here in New York City, and across the country.  He is a LOT Academy Coach providing individual skill clinics in the metro NY/NJ area since 2010.  He served as the 2012 Head Coach for the All State Boys U-19 team for the state of New York, which finished 9th in the nation last year at the Youth Club Championships in Minneapolis, MI.  This spring he returns as Head Coach for the NYCUL high school varsity team at the Abraham Joshua Heschel School on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, where he has coached since 2012 and finished 2nd in New York HS State Championships in 2016.  Most notably, he served as the inaugural Head Coach for the 2013 season of the New York Men's Pro team, New York Empire, which competes in the American Ultimate Disc League's (AUDL) Eastern Conference against top pro teams in DC, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Rochester and Toronto.  With Coach Bell's leadership at the helm the Nike Ultimate Camp will surely showcase veteran players and coaches from his circle of connections at these top New York High Schools, experienced college and elite club programs and AUDL Pro teams.

By trade, Coach Bell is a partner and chartered financial advisor for a boutique financial planning group named Cannataro Park Avenue Financial within the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company.  His office is located in New York, NY where he and his team of staff meet the personal and business needs of clients across the country.   Coach Bell and his wife met at the University of Oregon while in graduate school.  They have permanently resided in New York City for over 10 years where they plan to remain, and they live in the Greenwich Village with their young daughter.   

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Dan Heijmen
Co-Director

Dan Heijmen

Dan Heijmen began playing competitive Ultimate 12 ago, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a player on the Wisconsin ‘Hodags’ Dan won 2 National Championships in 2003 and 2007. In 2007, his final season, Dan captained the team and was voted as the Callahan Award winner, given each year to the National MVP. 

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After college, Dan played for teams from Minneapolis, MN and New York, qualifying for the USA Club Championships 6 times. Dan continues to play competitively for the New York ‘Rumble’, a semi-pro team competing in the MLU (Major League Ultimate). Professionally, Dan recently received his Masters Degree in Secondary English Ed and coaches the Ultimate team at Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn. Dan loves the game and enjoys sharing his passion and energy with students of all ages.

Saul Graves
Co-Director

Saul Graves

Saul Graves is entering his ninth year of playing competitive Ultimate, originally picking up the sport in middle school. Saul is entering his fourth year of playing for the University of Pittsburgh. 

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Since his freshman year at Pitt, Saul has been a regular starter for the A team, helping Pitt reach the quarterfinals at his first two College Championships and the semifinals at the 2016 College Championships. He has previously played for Garden State Ultimate and Pittsburgh Slag Dump. Saul helped coach Columbia High School's 2016 Varsity team and is excited to help young players develop their game. 

In high school, Saul played four years of Varsity Ultimate for Columbia High School, winning the New Jersey state championship every year and captaining the squad his Junior and Senior years. After his sophomore year at CHS, he played for DEVYL at the 2011 YCC championships, where they finished third. At the University of Pittsburgh, Saul is set to begin his fourth year playing for Pitt, where he also studies History and Urban Studies.

Although he was raised across the Hudson in New Jersey, Saul was born in Manhattan and is excited to play the sport he loves in the city he loves. His energy and passion for Ultimate is exhibited through his teaching and coaching of the sport. Outside of Ultimate, Saul will be working part time for Mount Sinai's Adolescent Health Center. At Pitt, Saul has worked in student life since his freshman year, but will be taking the Fall off as he will be spending the semester abroad in Madrid.

Camp Details

2016 Camp Information

The Nike Ultimate Camp at Manhattan College is a summer ultimate camp designed for boys and girls (ages 11-18)! We are offering one week of camp with Overnight (ages 14-18 only), Extended Day (9:30am-8:00pm) and Day (9:30am-4:30pm) program options. In addition to the same ultimate instruction provided to Day campers, to Extended Day and to Overnight campers there will be also video review for field play & running/throwing form, some initial exposure to strength training/weight lifting, yoga, and other cross fitness activities.

Special Reduced Price for OVERNIGHT CAMP - $100 OFF!
​$975 through July 1st (After July 1st, Overnight price is $1,075.)

More Important Camp Details

Skill Level

Our camps are open to beginner, intermediate and advanced players.

Age/Gender Parameters

Camp is open to 11-18 year olds with typical groupings as such:  11-14 year olds in a grouping, and 15-18 year olds in another. Overnight campers must be ages 14-18. 

Gender Parameters

Our camps are open to both boys and girls. Some instruction and competitive play will be mixed and some will be separated by boys and girls. Social activities are combined.

Daily Schedule

Overnight Campers
  • Sunday: Check in at 9:00am at the dorms. 
  • Thursday: Check out at 4:00pm
  • Camp concludes for all campers with a closing ceremony on Thursday from 3:00-4:00pm. Parents and friends strongly encouraged to come enjoy the closing events, showcase game and closing events at the VCP Stadium Field!
  • Special Reduced Price for OVERNIGHT CAMP - $100 OFF! $975 through July 1st (After July 1st, Overnight price is $1,075.)
Extended Day Campers
  • Sunday-Wednesday: Arrive at 9:30am and depart at 8:00pm. Location: "Quadrandle field" in front of Smith Hall.
  • Thursday: Arrive at 9:30am. Depart at 4:00pm. Location: "Quadrandle field" in front of Smith Hall.
  • Camp concludes for all campers with a closing ceremony on Thursday from 3:00-4:00pm. Parents and friends strongly encouraged to come enjoy the closing events, showcase game and closing events at the VCP Stadium Field!
Day Campers
  • Sunday-Wednesday: Arrive at 9:30am and depart at 4:30pm. Location: "Quadrandle field" in front of Smith Hall.
  • Thursday: Arrive at 9:30am. Depart at 4:00pm. Location: "Quadrandle field" in front of Smith Hall.
  • Camp concludes for all campers with a closing ceremony on Thursday from 3:00-4:00pm. Parents and friends strongly encouraged to come enjoy the closing events, showcase game and closing events at the VCP Stadium Field!

Meals

All meals are provided for Overnight Campers starting with lunch on Sunday and ending with lunch on Thursday. Lunch and Dinner are provided for Extended Day Campers each day starting with lunch on Sunday and ending with lunch on Thursday. Lunch is provided for Day Campers Sunday-Thursday.

Dorms

Campers will stay in the Manhattan College dorms on campus.(2016: TBD / 2015: Dorms arrangements are all suite style double occupancy, single gender rooms, with staff chaperons on each floor.) Roommates are assigned by requests, then by age and gender. All overnight campers will have personalized access cards to facilities on campus.

Fields

Campers with play ultimate on the fields at the Van Cortlandt Stadium Park fields near the Manhattan College campus.

Staff/Camper Ratio

We provide a ratio of 1 staff member for every 8 campers. This ensures lots of one-on-one attention and teaching for each camper.

Supervision

The Nike Ultimate Camp counselors and staff are hand-selected based on their ability to lead and supervise.  Campers are supervised at all times during camp.

Rain Plan

In case of rain, we will move indoors for ultimate drills & skills, conditioning and training and video analysis.

Designated Airports

LGA, JFK, EWR, White Plains

Travel

Nike Ultimate Camps does not provide transportation to/from camp from airport, train stations or bus depots. If you have a camper arriving by air who is deemed an “unaccompanied minor” by the airlines and must be met by a camp staff or shuttle company employee, there will be a fee that needs to be paid in advance of camp. You will still have to arrange transportation to/from camp. Please call 1-800-645-3226 two weeks prior to camp to provide camper’s flight and shuttle information.

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. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.

Camp Code

UFXRNY

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 8:15am Breakfast for Overnight Campers
  • 9:30am Meet at fields (Day/Extended Day Campers arrive)
  • 9:30am-12:00pm Ultimate Instruction and drills
  • 12:00-1:00pm Lunch
  • 1:00-4:30pm Ultimate Instruction and drills, competition
  • 4:30pm Day Campers Depart
  • 4:45pm Overnight & Extended Day Campers: Return to dorms, shower, rest, snacks
  • 5:15pm Dinner
  • 6:15pm Evening activities, team building, chalk talk
  • 8:30pm Extended Day Campers depart
  • 10:00pm Lights out for Overnight Campers

Camper Reviews

  • 4/5.

The coaches were terrific. On the whole, our daughter had a very good experience and is now better-prepared to play Ultimate for her high school team this coming year. Thank you!

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  • 5/5.

Dear Coach Bell - Mateo has been teaching us the strategy, the moves, the lingo. He bemoans that the camp wasn't longer and can't wait to go next year. He talks about iconic players and was so honored to be trained by such accomplished pros. You and Dan and your team ran a really amazing camp. It was super well organized and the coaching superb. Done with great spirit and humor. Mateo has come away so inspired and learned so much. Thank you! 

  • 5/5.

I learned so much from the Nike Ultimate Camp. I improved over the course of a few days, but I also learned the skills I need to improve more on my own. The coaches couldn't have been better. Besides being amazing ultimate players, they were all enthusiastic, supportive, and very effective teachers/coaches. I liked how there were so many coaches to help out. It was also great how new coaches kept coming in who were equally experienced and had different but equally valuable advice to offer. I look forward to coming back to camp next year.

  • 4/5.

I had a great time and loved competing against the other teams.

  • 4/5.

Our kids seemed to really enjoy their time at camp and their only complaint was that they wanted to go for another week, but there was only one week this summer.

  • 4/5.

Kudos' to Aaron, Dan, Izzy and the whole crew! You guys are positive, energetic, skilled instructors. Great camp

  • 3/5.

I had a very good time and learned more about the game, but I think there should be more playing time and fewer of the same drills.

  • 4/5.

I had a great time and learned a lot more about the sport!

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: All Skills
Age Group: 11 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Special Reduced Price for OVERNIGHT CAMP - $100 OFF! $975 through July 1st (After July 1st, Overnight price is $1,075.)
Extended Day: 9:30AM - 8:00PM $845.00
Availability: Open

Day: 9:30AM - 4:30PM $610.00
Availability: Open

Overnight (ages 14-18 only) $975.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.