Dartmouth College Nike Volleyball Camps

Dartmouth College Nike Volleyball Camps
Dartmouth College Nike Volleyball Camps

Join us at Dartmouth College for a fun and intense week of volleyball training. Campers are welcome to attend both sessions back to back.

Dartmouth College provides the perfect balance of skill development and camaraderie for motivated volleyball players, ages 13-18, entering grades 8-12.  Campers will master the fundamentals, develop proper mechanics and gain game play expereince.  Every aspect of the game is covered, giving you a solid skill foundation to build upon after camp.

Highlights Include

  • Training under the country’s best coaches
  • Excellent residential, dining and training facilities
  • Six hours of daily instruction
  • Coach to camper ratio is 1:10
  • Players grouped by age and ability level
  • Personal evaluations from your coach
  • Nike Volleyball camp T-shirt
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Gilad Doron
Camp Director

Gilad Doron

Doron becomes just the third head coach in program history.

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The newest member of the Dartmouth Athletics community comes to Hanover from the University of San Francisco, where he spent nine years as the Dons’ head coach and three as the co-head coach of the beach volleyball team. Compiling the winningest record in USF history, he boasted an overall record of 131-130 and a program-best 60 victories against West Coast Conference foes during his stint in the Golden Gate City.  

Prior to his appointment at USF in March of 2007, Doron served as head coach at Villanova for three seasons (2004-06) and as an assistant coach at Temple (1996-99). He also founded the Philadelphia Volleyball Academy, a nationally ranked club comprised of five teams of players between the ages of 14-18.

Doron began his coaching career in his native Israel as the head men’s volleyball coach for the Mate Asher Professional Club, where he mentored national team players from Israel, the Czech Republic, Romania and Croatia. He led his teams to the 1994 Israeli Championship and the finals of the 1995 Israel Cup.

An accomplished player himself, Doron competed for the Israeli national team for 10 years and was part of the squad that placed fourth in the World University Games in Japan in 1995. He played 12 seasons with aforementioned Mate Asher, helping lead the club to four Israeli League titles and a pair of Israeli Cup championships.

Camp Details

We are pleased to announce the addition of a new session for 2016 taking place July 15-17.  

Reserve your spot today before this session sells out!

More Important Camp Details


Overnight campers: Dormitory housing on campus and all meals are provided.

Extended Day campers (9am-9pm - except on first and last day): Lunch and dinner are provided.

24-hour supervision is an important feature of every NIKE Volleyball Camp. Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.

Molten Volleyballs may be purchased when you register for camp for an additional $15. Volleyballs must be paid for at the time of registration. Campers do not need to bring a ball to camp and purchasing one is optional.

*Please note, this information is subject to change.


Session I- July 11-14

Check-in: Monday, July 11th.  Campers register at 1:00pm at Mid-Mass Hall.  Campers should be ready to play volleyball immediately following check-in.

Check-out: Graduation is on Thursday, July 14th between 11:30-12:30pm at Leede Arena in Alumni Gym.  Parents are invited to attend! Check-out immediately after Graduation from the dorms.  Extended day campers leave directly from the gym.

Extended Day Camper Schedule: Monday 2:00pm-9:00pm, Tuesday & Wednesday 8:45am-9:00pm, Thursday 8:45-11:30am. 

Session II- July 15-17

Check-in: Friday, July 15th.  Campers register at 1:00pm at Rauner Hall.  Campers should be ready to play volleyball immediately following check-in.

Check-out: Graduation is on Sunday, July 17th between 11:30-12:30pm at Leede Arena in Alumni Gym.  Parents are invited to attend! Check-out immediately after Graduation from the dorms.  Extended day campers leave directly from the gym.

Extended Day Camper Schedule: Friday 2:00pm-9:00pm, Saturday 8:45am-9:00pm, Sunday 8:45-11:30am. 

Interested in attending both sessions?  Campers can choose to stay between the two sessions for an addition $125.  The fee covers room, board and supervision.


Ratio: 1:8
Players Grouped by: skill, age, years of experience
Evaluation: Written by coaching staff
Equipment Needed: Volleyball shoes, knee pads and a water bottle


Dorm: Session I- Mid-Mass | Session II- Rauner
Campers Per Room: Mid-Mass 2 to 3 per room | Rauner 2 per room
Roommates: guaranteed if requested 14 days prior to camp
Bathrooms: On each Floor
Linens: Not provided. Please bring own linens or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase and a towel
Air Conditioning: Session I- NO, fan recommended | Session II- Yes
Key Deposit: $65
Spending Money: $40
Medical Facility: Athletic trainers are on-site and a Hospital nearby


If you have a group of eight or more campers registering for the same camp, each camper is eligible for a $30 discount. Groups can register online or via mail/fax. 

To register a group online: Please have someone contact the USSC office with the names of each camper in the group at 1-800-645-3226 to create a unique discount code. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the offer code during check out.
To register a group via mail/fax: Please have each camper fill out our REGISTRATION FORM providing credit card number or a check. All registration forms must be received at the same time via mail or fax. Fax registrations to 415-526-5933. Mail registrations to Nike Volleyball Camps 1010 B Street, Suite 450, San Rafael, CA 94901.


The athletes practice in Leede Arena, a 2,100-seat facility in the John W. Berry Sports Center. Campers are housed in the dormitories on campus and experience traditional college living.

Dartmouth College Nike Volleyball Camp acknowledges that because of 2015 New Hampshire legislation, program attendees under 18 may not be left alone in the presence of a single staff member/adult supervisor (“Supervisor”) in the regular course of their program, unless they have undergone a recent background check with results acceptable to Dartmouth College Nike Volleyball Camp. If a background check has not been completed, then an additional Supervisor must be in the space if a minor is present. 
Gilad Doron agrees to make all members of the Dartmouth College Nike Volleyball Camp staff aware of this requirement.  Gilad Doron also acknowledges that hours chosen for all camp activities involving minors will be scheduled for times when the camp is appropriately staffed. 
If it is not possible to structure the camp so that the Supervisor is never left alone with a minor, then the Supervisor must have a background check before the program begins. 
Each staff member who might be left alone with a minor is required to request and complete a background check with results acceptable to Dartmouth College Nike Volleyball Camp prior to the start of camp. Gilad Doron is responsible for submitting a Certification of Background Check Form to the State of NH as well as to the office of General Counsel at Dartmouth College.
All camp employees are required to review and Sign a Code of Conduct that governs working with minors. 

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:30 Breakfast at Class of 53’ Commons
  • 9:00 Dynamic Warm Up
  • 9:15 Skill Demo: Serving & Passing
  • 9:45 Serve Receive Drills
  • 11:00 Serve Receive Games
  • 12:00 Lunch & Rest
  • 2:00 Skill Demo: Attacking
  • 2:15 Pass to Attack Drills
  • 3:00 Transition to Attack Drills
  • 4:00 Triples Tournament
  • 4:30 Dinner & Rest
  • 6:30 6 vs 6 Wash Drills/Games
  • 9:00 Campers to Dorms
  • 10:30 Lights out

Camper Reviews

Parent Dartmouth Camper '16

  • 5/5.
Definitely recommend this camp

Definitely recommend this camp for aspiring volleyball players. Intense coaching, lots of time on the court, and good mix of abilities. 

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Dartmouth Camper '16

  • 4/5.
Amazing experience

The Nike Volleyball Camp at Dartmouth was an amazing experience. Staying in the dorms, eating in the dining hall, and getting to know the players was really fun and the coaching staff was excellent. 

Dartmouth Camper '16

  • 4/5.
Best week of summer

It was the best week of the summer. Even though it was volleyball 24/7 you almost wanted more practice and playing time. 

Dartmouth camper '15

  • 5/5.
Definitely would return

All the coaches at Dartmouth were very focused on getting down to improving our skills, but they also knew how to make things fun and enjoyable. I loved how there were sessions for all of the basic skills, but also sessions for everyone to break up into their positions and practice their skills then. Overall, I definitely would return and/or do it over again. Great job everyone!

Parent of a Dartmouth camper '15

  • 3/5.
My girls liked the challenge

I would recommend the camp to others, however it's very intense but my girls liked the challenge, atmosphere and beautiful surroundings, and the food was excellent.

Dartmouth camper '15

  • 4/5.
Position specific training

They do a great job of focuses on specific skills and then incorporating them into games, and also they focus well on all around skill and then breaking up and working on your specific position.

Dartmouth camper '15

  • 5/5.
Challenges advanced players

They make it challenging and instructional even if you have a lot of experience.  Many camps just do the same drills that you have been doing since you began playing.  I actually learned new things at this camp.  Best camp I ever went to!

Parent of Dartmouth College Camper '14

  • 4/5.
Intense training

This was very intense training, but my daughter found it very helpful. be prepared for a few tiring days!

Dartmouth College Camper '14

  • 4/5.
For all skill levels

The camp was really fun, with many hours of volleyball each day. It is good for all skill levels and I improved a ton.

Ari LearDarmouth College Camper '14

  • 4/5.
Great experience

The camp experience was great on many levels. The campers had enough instructiion, play time, and recovery time. The leaders trusted us and gave us free time to. The food was one of my favorite parts. Next year, I will attend the elite camp to be with players on a more competitive. I recommend it for sure.

Dartmouth College Camper

  • 4/5.
Loved it

I really recomend you give this camp a try. I made such amazing friends. I plan to return. You work hard but it is such a great reward. All the coaches were really nice and will help you without judging. I loved it. I thought I might not like it, but turned out I loved it. You should go.

Dina D.Parent of Dartmouth College Camper

  • 5/5.
Great camp

My daughter loved this camp. Her first text to me was, "this is great, I am hitting like I've never hit before!" She is a freshman trying out for varsity and takes the sport very seriously. 

Dartmouth College Camper

  • 5/5.

This camp absolutely made the long trek out to the campus worth it. Every morning my roommate and I woke up excited to get to spend time with the other campers, players, and staff while playing the sport we love. The staff takes simple drills and makes them exciting, so that you never realize how hard you're working until you look at your shirt! I would definitely go back in a heartbeat and encourage everyone else to do the same! 

Dartmouth College Camper

  • 5/5.
Go every year

I have gone to the Nike volleyball camp at Dartmouth two summers in a row and I plan to go next summer as well. All aspects of the camp are great, the combined knowledge and experience of the coaching staff is remarkable, I have met many friends there with whom I still stay in touch, the food is surprisingly good, and staying at a beautiful campus like Dartmouth is such a treat! I would definitely recommend this camp to any volleyball player, of any skill level.

Parent of Dartmouth College Camper

  • 4/5.
Personalized instruction

My daughter came to the camp as a relative beginner, and was given the skills and encouragement to be able to join her high school team. There was a great deal of personalized instruction and the coaches were caring and demanding at the same time. She had a wonderful experience. 

Dartmouth College Camper

  • 4/5.
Highly recommend

Highgly recommend. Great coaches, great college atmosphere...a memory making experience.

Dartmouth College Camper

  • 4/5.
Great coaches

The campers are divided into different levels which is nice because the more advanced campers don't feel bored and the beginner campers don't become embarrassed. It's also good that there is such a large and diverse coaching staff. What I mean by diverse is that for every position there is at least one coach who is knowledgeable and can help the players of that position. Also the range in ages of the coaches is nice because the younger ones are more carefree and bring a sense if fun to the camp while the older ones can implement control and order when needed. 

Dartmouth Camper

  • 5/5.
Improved Drastically

"During my time at camp my skill level skyrocketed! It was a lot of work but I'm extremely happy with the results."

Dartmouth Camper

  • 4/5.
Fun AND Challenging

"If you want individual attention and great conditioning by skill, a Nike Camp is a great choice! The staff makes camp fun while still keeping it instructional."

Parent of Dartmouth Camper

  • 5/5.
Can't wait for next year!

"Overall, I would recommend the Nike camp to anyone interested in learning the techniques of volleyball. My daughter had a wonderful time, sore body and all. She is planning on next year already."

Dartmouth Camper

  • 4/5.
Great for players of any skill level

"I would recommend this to other volleyball players it is great for starters and really gives an edge to people that are still improving to advance players. also it is a lot of fun."

Camp Dates & Prices

2017 Dates and Prices Coming Soon! Join our email list to be notified when the program is available.

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.