ELS Language and Nike Volleyball Camp at Curry College

ELS Language and Nike Volleyball Camp at Curry College
ELS Language and Nike Volleyball Camp at Curry College

Our International program offers campers aged 10-18 the opportunity to hone their volleyball skills and practice their English with some of the best collegiate coaches and players in the country.

This camp offers the finest facilities, staff, programs, and a superior instructional method that will bring your game to another level! The NIKE Volleyball Camp at Curry College will help you master the fundamentals, develop proper mechanics, and gain valuable game play experience. Every aspect of the game is covered, giving you a solid foundation to build upon after camp.  In addition to excellent coaching and superior on-court training, campers will have the chance to improve their English skills through morning language classes, make new American friends and explore Boston through select off-campus activities.  

In addition to girls sessions, we will also offer several boys session the last three weeks of the summer. 

International campers looking for a multi-week sport-only program, should click here

Highlights Include

  • 8:1 staff to camper ratio
  • Excellent residential, dining, and training facilities
  • Off-campus field trips, including trips to nearby Boston
  • International staff
  • Personal evaluations from your coach
  • NIKE Volleyball Camp T-shirt
  • 15 hours of ELS language instruction per week (3 sessions per day)

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Mehdi & Maria Belhassan
Camp Director

Mehdi & Maria Belhassan

Mehdi and Maria Belhassan will be directing the camp and will be in residence for every session. There will be two separate sets of staff for 24-hour supervision, both on and off the court.

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Fabiola Aviles

Fabiola Aviles

Fabiola Aviles is returning for her second year as Head Coach of the MBSC Nike Volleyball Camp.  Aviles has more than 10 years of experience in the sport of volleyball.  After...

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Fabiola Aviles is returning for her second year as Head Coach of the MBSC Nike Volleyball Camp.  Aviles has more than 10 years of experience in the sport of volleyball.  After graduating from Baldwin School, she continud to play volleyball at Springfield College in Massachusetts.  She has coached numerous volleyball clinics and camps spanning all age levels.  In addition coaching volleyball, Aviles is a fitness and strength coach for athletes.  She is originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico. 

Camp Details


This program combines 3 (50-minute) ELS language classes per day along with afternoon Nike Volleyball training each day, Monday through Friday. Over the course of the week, campers can expect to receive approximately 20-22 hours of Nike Volleyball training. These combination Nike sport and language programs provide the perfect balance for international campers who want to improve their English but also want to get better at Volleyball. 

All international multi-week programs are all-inclusive.  These sessions include all housing/meals, sport training, language instruction (if chosen), airport transfers from Logan Airport and 2 evening activities and 1 weekend activity per week for the duration of their camp stay.

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ELS Language classes are held on campus, just a short walk from the dorms. 

  • Includes 15 English lessons are offered each week (Monday-Friday). 
  • Students in this program will improve core English language skills such as speaking and listening, as well as their confidence. Classes are communicative in nature and offer plenty of opportunities for speaking practice in three 50-minute classes per day.
  • Students are tested on Monday and put into langauge groups/levels based on their English skills and age.
  • Program designed for campers aged 10-18 years old.

Check-in & Check-out:  We recommmend that campers arrive on the camp start date (Sunday) and depart on the last date of camp (Friday). However, if campers need to arrive early or leave late, this can be arranged by sending an email and informing us and paying a $100 fee per day.This fee includes housing and meals. Please note that our camp staff cannot receive early campers prior to Sunday, June 28  (the first day of our first session), nor may campers stay past Friday, August 7 (the final day of our last session)

  • Check-in (Sunday):
    • 12:00 noon - 2:00pm Sunday of the camper's first week.
    • Evaluations: All campers will start their evaluations at 3:00pm.
    • Lunch: On check in day, the first meal served is dinner. If you need to eat lunch with your parents, we will give you a list of several nearby restaurants.
    • Orientation (campers only): After evaluations, showers, and dinner, all campers, staff, and coaches will walk to orientation together. Here we will introduce the coaches and staff, and go over camp rules and procedures.
  • Check-out (Friday):
    • 12:00 noon - 2:00pm OR 4:00pm-6:00pm on Friday of the camper's last week.
    • Campers who check-out in the second window (4:00-6:00pm) will be able to attend both the first and second sports session of the day, while those who check out in the first window will only attend the first sports session.

Travel.   All international campers will be met at Boston Logan International Airport by camp staff, and will be escorted to their departing flight at the conclusion of their session. This is included in tuition. You will be asked to complete an additional service forms with your son/daughters' flight information.  (This will be sent to you via email after registration.)

Other Details

  • Housing: Dormitory housing on campus with all meals provided (variety of choices at each meal). Two campers to a room. International campers will be placed with an American camper of the same age/grade. Bathrooms are communal and are located on each floor.
  • Safety: 24-hour supervision is an important feature of every NIKE Volleyball Camp. Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.
  • Instruction: 1:8 Coach to Camper ratio. Training groups formed by skill, age, and years of experience. End-of-session individual player evaluation written by coaching staff - see "Coaches" tab for more details on coaching staff.
  • Spending Money: Recommend $50-$100 per week.
  • Volleyballs: Baden 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.
  • Medical Facility: 3-6 athletic trainers are on-site and around the dorms. A doctor is on-call for emergencies.
  • Extra Activities: MBSC/NIKE Volleyball Camp is one of the only camps that offer nightly OFF-campus activities. Our pre-organized evening/weekend activities include: laser tag, bowling, Hard Rock Café, game arcade, Six Flags Amusement Park (weekend), and whale watching (weekend). Activities are optional, and campers who choose to remain on-campus will enjoy alternate activities such as ping pong, movies, board games, and volleyball. Counselors stay on campus and accompany off campus trips to ensure 24/7 supervision of all campers.
  • All-inclusive tuition: Covers language instruction, sport instruction, housing, meals, roundtrip airport transfers, weekend stayover(s), and activities (two per week, plus one additional if staying for weekend).
  • Registration Packet: A detailed camper registration packet containing check-in location, health & release forms, emergency contact info, and a packing list will be emailed to all registered campers in spring 2014. Our health and release forms require a doctor's signature and will be collected on the first day of camp. International campers must have health insurance valid in the US in order to attend camps.
  • Laundry: Campers have access to the laundry machines which are located in each building.  We provide the laundry detergent for FREE.  However, the college's laundry machines require them to pay $1.25 for the washer and $1.25 for the dryer.  If campers need help washing their clothes, the counselors are always available to help them.  This is a great experience for the campers to learn how to wash their own clothing!
  • Money for the machines: The campers will be able to get change from the bank from their camp bank account.   Parents send their child with approximately $50/week of spending money.  You can send more or less spending money- it is completely up to the parents and the $50/week is just a recommendation.  We hold the money in the camp bank so it is safe.  Campers have a bank ledger which they sign everytime they withdraw money.  At the end of their stay, whatever is left in their camp bank is sent home with them.  If a camper runs out of money, the parents can call into the office (617)391-5139 and give a credit card number to charge more money into their child's bank account.
  • Labels on clothing: We only recommend it so that if he loses it, we know whose clothing it is.  Many parents do not do this as it is very time consuming.  It is not necessary, only a recommendation.  You could always use a permanent marker to at least write his initials on the inside of his clothing if you would like.


Curry College, located in Milton, Massachusetts, is one of New England's most beautiful college campuses. Located only seven miles outside of downtown Boston, its outstanding facilities include indoor volleyball courts, air conditioned dorms and excellent dining facilities located near residence halls. The convenient campus layout means courts, dining halls, and dorms are just a short walk away!

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:30am Breakfast
  • 8:30am ELS Assessment (Monday only); Campers to classroom (Monday-Friday)
  • 8:45am ELS Class begins: Grammar, Listening, Discussion, Vocabulary, Reading, Writing
  • 10:30am ELS Class continues: Conversational activities, Writing, Music, Art
  • 12:00 noon Lunch
  • 1:00pm NIKE Volleyball: Technical skill development, Tactical skill development, Strength and conditioning, Tournament play
  • 5:00pm Dinner
  • 6:00pm Free time
  • 7:00pm Evening activities
  • 10:00pm Campers to dorms
  • 10:30pm Lights out!

Camper Reviews

  • 5/5.
Well worth the expense!

My daughter went to the Nike Volleyball camp at Curry a shy girl.  She came home completely different.  Not only did the camp improve her Volleyball skills, she met some wonderful American friends that she stays in touch with.  But most important to me is that she came home happy and so full of confidence.  We can't wait to do another Nike Camp next year.  It was well worth the expense. 

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Parent of Curry College Camper

  • 4/5.
Happy parent

I think it was a great camp. She learned a lot. My daughter was having such a good time, she called and asked if I would pay for another week. The staff was very helpful with this, so we let her stay. I felt very comfortable at check in that they had everything under control and covered. She met some great people that I believe she will be keeping in touch with for years to come.

Curry College Camper

  • 5/5.

This camp was really exceptional. The coaches were really good at teaching, the counselors in the buildings were extremely nice and would always help you out with a problem. You become very comfortable at camp and it is interesting to meet people from all over the world. It is a great experience to have and I am very happy that I did this camp. I improved with my volleyball skills and my people skills. Meeting all these new people makes camp that more interesting.

Curry College Camper

  • 5/5.
Step up your game

The Nike Volleyball camp at Curry pushed me to improve. I was tired, sweaty, and sometimes a little frustrated but the effort was worth the gain in the end. I feel like I improved a ton and am excited to return next summer. Nike camps help you step up your game, and give you a fun experience at the same time.

Parent of Curry College Camper

  • 4/5.
Safe and fun

A safe, fun and challenging experience!

Curry College Camper

  • 5/5.
Improve and make great friends

Nike sports camp is a great place to learn more about your sport but to also make great friends and have a great time at camp. Its not just sports because the evenings are saved for going out and bonding with other people from your sport and from other sports. The coaches are amazing and nice but also really help you with your skill. I highly recommend the camp to anyone thinking about going.

Curry College Camper

  • 5/5.
Good camp

Good food, good coaches, nice facility, good offer of activities, good times!

Camp Dates & Prices

This camp is no longer available this season.
Please call us at 1-800-645-3226 if you would like help finding another camp, or join our email list to be notified of 2016 programs.

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