Nike Volleyball Camp at Curry College - International Programs Milton, Massachusetts
This summer work on your game and improve your English all in one place at the NIKE Volleyball Camp at Curry College. Our new 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.
International campers will find this NIKE Volleyball camp provides everything they need for a great visit to the US. This camp offers plenty of convenient multi-week volleyball sessions, lots of fun on-campus and off-campus activities, an outstanding international staff and the option to add language classes to their NIKE Volleyball program.
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. New this year, we have added two boys sessions to the mix. The sessions will start on 7/27-8/1 and 8/3-8/8.
In addition to excellent coaching and superior on-court training, campers will have the chance to improve their English skills, make new American friends and explore Boston through select off-campus activities. As in the past, there will be two separate sets of staff for 24- hour supervision both on and off the volleyball courts.
For campers who wish to create a Sport and Language program, you can choose from two programs:
- One-week language program followed by Nike Volleyball Camp. The first week, campers attend morning language classes and participate in fun afternoon activities which include cultural field trips into Boston and the surrounding areas. (These afternoon programs allow campers to practice their language skils in a real-world setting.) After the language week, campers participate in their Nike Volleyball camp for the remaining weeks.
- Language and Nike Volleyball camp training in the same day. This program combines 3 (50-minute) language classes per day and an afternoon Nike Volleyball camp for each week that they participate.
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.
- 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 language instruction per week (3 sessions per day)
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!
Meet your coaching staff
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.
Stephanie Dragan entered her fifth season as Head Volleyball Coach at Franklin Pierce in 2013, where she also serves as senior woman administrator. Through four campaigns in Rindge, Dragan has posted a 50-64 record (.439 winning percentage) over 114 matches to push her career record to 271-304 (.471) over 17 seasons as a collegiate head coach. Dragan is also currently serving the third year of a three-year term as chair of the NCAA Division II East Region Women’s Volleyball Committee, which is responsible for selecting and seeding teams for play in the NCAA Championship East Regional, in conjunction with the NCAA Division II National Women’s Volleyball Committee. As chair of the East Region Committee, Dragan is also in the third year of a three-year term on the National Committee. Previously, she served as chair of the Northeast-10 Conference Volleyball Coaches Group and represented the East Region on the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s Division II Committee in both 2011 and 2012.
Nike Volleyball + Language Program
In 2014, we will offer 6 consecutive sessions of Nike Volleyball Camp at Curry College beginning with the June 29th session. The last session starts on August 1 and ends on August 8th. Campers may combine any of these sessions together to create their unique program. MBSC will be running camp as usual on July 4th. This week is still a full week of camp.
- It is open to girls aged 10-18.
- All session costs include language instruction and material fees, plus choice of 2 evening activities, NIKE camp instruction, housing and meals, weekend stayover costs and one weekend activities during the camp program.
- The language program will be held directly on the Curry College campus and campers will reside on campus during both the language and NIKE Sports programs.
How does the program work?
For campers who wish to combine Sport and Language together into a multi-week program, there are two options:
- One-week language program: The language week precedes the NIKE Volleyball Camp. Campers attend morning language classes and participate in fun afternoon activities that enable campers to practice and improve their English. After the language week, campers participate in NIKE Volleyball Camp for the remaining week(s). CLICK HERE for a sample daily schedule for the language week and sport session.
- Multi-week program: This program combines morning language classes with afternoon daily sport training each week. A sample daily schedule follows below.
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.
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.
- To schedule your pick-up, please complete a travel form which will be included in your registration packet. International campers must complete a travel form in order to guarantee pick up at the airport. Travel forms can also be accessed at www.mycamps.ussportscamps.com using your registered email.
- Designated Airport: Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)
- Early arrivals & late departures: We recommend that campers arrive on the start date of camp and depart on the last day of camp. However, if need to arrive early or leave late, please note that there is a $125 fee per day to accomodate campers arriving early or staying beyond the final day of their registered session. This fee includes housing and meals.Please note that our camp staff cannot receive early campers prior to Sunday, June 29 (the first day of our first session), nor may campers stay past Friday, August 8 (the final day of our last session).
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!
Check-in & Check-out: We recommmend that camper arrive on the camp start date and depart on the last date of camp.
- 12:00 noon - 2:00pm Sunday of the camper's first week.
- Signs will be placed all over campus and camp staff will also direct traffic.
- 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.
- 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.
- Location: Your check out location is the same dorm that you checked in to unless otherwise notified by our staff at check-in.
- 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.