Nike Ultimate Camp at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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The Nike Ultimate Camp at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill returns for another summer of hard work and fun! Our youth ultimate camp is a collaborative effort between the men’s and women’s college ultimate teams at UNC-CH and the Triangle Youth Ultimate League. Come improve your game while making new friends and having a ton of fun.
With a quality youth summer camp staff and vastly experienced instructors, the Nike Ultimate Camp at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill educates campers about advanced fundamentals and techniques to aid in each camper's success in the College Ultimate Division and beyond. The Triangle Youth Ultimate League was founded in 2008 and has grown from a (8) team summer league to a summer league, high school league, middle school tournaments, highs school tournaments, YCC teams, clinics, elementary play, girls leagues, etc. Clearly, it is the goal of all three organizations to increase opportunity for quantity and quality of play of youth ultimate not only in the Triangle, but also its surrounding communities. Join the fun and get better this summer!
- Daily instruction from a top notch TYUL and UNC-CH coaching staff
- 5-6 hours of Ultimate each day
- Every camper receives a Nike Ultimate Camp reversible jersey and Discraft disc!
- Fun camp-wide evening activities for extended day and overnight campers
The men’s team, Darkside, was discovered in 1993 and made their first college nationals appearance in 1999. Darkside would qualify for Nationals again in 2000-2001, 2005, 2007, and 2012, winning regionals in 2000 and 2012. They define themselves as being competitors, teammates, gentlemen, and brothers who are not only committed to the program and each other but the community as well with many members coaching at the middle school and high school level throughout the year.
The women’s team, Pleiades, was discovered in 1995 and made their first college nationals appearance in 2002 – finishing in quarters. Pleiades would qualify for Nationals again in 2008 and has not missed securing a bid to Nationals since, finishing in quarters an additional 2x (2011 and 2012) and producing a Callahan winner (Leila Tunnell). Pleiades is committed to not only each other, but also to the community. Many of the players coach at the middle school, high school, or club level in youth ultimate.
Raju Prasad started playing Ultimate Frisbee at Columbia High School (the birthplace of ultimate) in 1999 and played there until 2001. He then played in college at Rutgers University from 2001-2005 and the University of Delaware in 2006, qualifying for Nationals and earning All-Region honors.Read Full Bio
Prasad has played for several elite club teams, including perennial Club Nationals’ qualifiers Ring of Fire and Truck Stop. In addition, he has previously coached the North Carolina Youth Club Championship team, assisted with selecting the USA U-20 Boys team, and currently co-coaches the UNC Women’s team
Lindsey Hack started playing ultimate as a junior at Michigan State University in 2002, finished out her eligibility at UNC-CH, and earned all region honors in 2005 and 2006. She has played for several elite women’s club teams including Clutch (MI), Backhoe (NC), and Phoenix (NC). She has qualified for Club Nationals every year since 2002 and has finished in the finals (1x), semi-finals (2x), and quarterfinals (5x).Read Full Bio
In addition, Hack has coached the UNC-CH women’s team for the past seven years with five college national championships appearances, finishing in quarters twice and earning AC Coach of the Year honors 2x. Finally, Lindsey is the founder and President of the Triangle Youth Ultimate League, has been a regional coordinator in the college division, a regional director in the youth division, directed many tournaments, and assisted with selecting the USA U-20 Girls Team.
Michael Denardis played ultimate for the University of Iowa from 1995-1999, qualifying for Nationals twice. In the club division, he has qualified for Nationals 5x with various teams such as Machine (IL) in the open division and and Boneyard (NC) in the masters division. He has finished in the finals once. In addition, he has coached the UNC-CH men’s team since 2007 qualifying for Nationals in 2007 and 2012 and earning AC Coach of the Year honors twice. Finally, he also currently coaches TYUL’s YCC U-19 Open team, which was one point away from the YCC finals this past year.
Shellie Cohen began playing ultimate as a youth in the Chapel Hill school district. She was a member of the Chapel Hill High School team, winning a State Championship in 2009. In 2009 and 2010 was also a member of the YCC U-19 Girls team Queen Anne’s Revenge, finishing in the finals in 2009. Currently, Shellie is the captain of the UNC-CH women’s team where in 2010 she earned AC Freshman of the Year and in 2011 she earned all region and Skyd All American honors. In addition to playing at UNC-CH, she is also a member of the women’s elite club team Phoenix, finishing in semi-finals at club nationals in 2011. In her spare time she is usually coaching and has coached Chapel Hill HS, Carolina Friends MS, and Girls YCC.
Tristan Green began playing ultimate as a youth at Carolina Friends High School. Currently, he is the captain of the UNC-CH men’s team where in 2009 he earned Freshman of the Year honors and qualified for the college national championship in 2012. In addition to his college ultimate experience he has played club for various teams such as Cannibal, Los, and Cash Crop (2012). In 2010 he played for a Mexican club team – Tecos – and won a Mexican National Championship in the mixed division. Tristan also coaches at the youth level and is currently coaching Carolina Friends’ middle school team. Finally, Tristan is organizing a summer 2013 ultimate frisbee service trip to Guatemala for the men’s and women’s college teams.
2013 Camp Dates: July 15-19
(Camp Code: UFXRNC)
The Nike Ultimate Camp at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill is a summer ultimate camp for high school players who seek an exciting summer experience with the sport of ultimate. Campers can choose between an Overnight and Extended Day (8:00am-9:00pm) option.
Our camps are open to players of all skill levels.
Our camp is for players from the ages of 14-18. Camp participants must be 14 years old by June 1, 2013 and must be under 19 years old by June 1, 2013.
Our camps are open to both boys and girls. Some activities – both classroom and on the field – will be done in a mixed environment and some will be done in a single gender environment.
• Check-in will run between 8:00-9:00am on Monday, July 15th.
• Campers should come dressed to play.
• Awards Ceremony: 1:00-3:00pm on Friday, July 19th on the turf fields. Parents invited to attend!
• Check-out: Immediately after the Awards Ceremony at 3:00pm.
Extended Day Camper Schedule & Information
• Monday: Arrive between 8:00-9:00am on Monday for check-in. Depart at 9:00pm.
• Tuesday-Thursday: Arrive between7:30- 8:00am. Depart at 9:00pm.
• Friday: Arrive between 7:30-8:00am. Depart at 3:00pm.
• Meals: Snacks, lunch and dinner are provided for all Extended Day Campers.
Lunch and dinner will be included on Monday for Overnight and Extended Day campers. Breakfast and lunch will be included on Friday for Overnight campers and lunch will be included on Friday for Extended Day campers. All other days breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided for all Overnight campers and lunch and dinner are provided for all Extended Day campers. The cafeteria is all-you-can-eat, and provides many different options for each meal and will do their best to accommodate any dietary needs. If you have specific questions, please feel free to contact us.
Campers will stay in the UNC Horton Hall dorms on campus. Each dorm room will house two individuals, and camp staff and counselors will be spread out throughout each floor. Roomates are assigned by gender, age and roommate requests.
Campers with play ultimate on the UNC campus fields. Campers have access to three regulation size fields and one 90x50 yard field. All fields are turf. The fields are located at the corner of South Rd. and Country Club Blvd. Chapel Hill, NC.
While the Nike Ultimate Camp at UNC is heavily focused on improving your Ultimate skills, campers will have plenty of social time. There will be many fun evening activities planned throughout the week which may include disc games, movies, skits and more.
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.
The Nike Utimate Camp counselors and staff are hand-selected based on their ability to lead and supervise. We will have a staff member available for campers during all hours of the night should they need assistance. Campers will be transported to a local hospital in case of an emergency.
We are lucky that in NC inclement weather during the summer does not last very long. We will continue play during rain, but during thunderstorms we will move indoors to work on fitness or have additional classroom time.
Weekend Stayovers: Weekend stayovers are not available at this location
Designated Airport: Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)
Nike Ultimate Camps do 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.
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.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00-8:00am Wake up and breakfast
- 8:00-9:00am Speed and Agility
- 9:00-10:30am Drills
- 10:30am-12:00pm Scrimmaging
- 12:00-1:00pm Lunch, Rest
- 1:00-3:00pm Class time (Rules – Leadership – Coaching – Strategy – Fundraising – Spirit of the Game – Inspiration Talks)
- 3:00-4:00pm Throwing
- 4:00-4:30pm Aerobic Conditioning
- 4:30-5:30pm Scrimmage
- 5:30-6:30pm Showers
- 6:30-7:30pm Dinner
- 7:30-9:00pm Evening Fun Activities
- 9:00pm Extended Day Campers depart
- 10:00pm Lights Out for Overnight campers