Nike Volleyball + Language Program
New this year, we are running a 4-week ELS language and Volleyball program (starting June 22nd through July 18th.) International campers aged 15 and older, can combine a 3 week semi-intensive language program along with an Advanced Nike Volleyball program held at UC Santa Cruz.. The language program will be instructed by ELS/Santa Cruz which is located in downtown Santa Cruz about a 10 minute drive from UC Santa Cruz campus. This language program combines the opportunity to improve student language skills, experience living with an American host family, high quality Nike Volleyball training, and the chance to see the local sights/beaches around the SF Bay Area.
How does the program work?
The language and sports program combines a homestay experience with an American family, and language classes during the campers initial 3 weeks in the US. This is followed by a one session stay at the Nike Volleyball Camp at UC Santa Cruz. Airport transfers are included in the multi-week sport and language programs. Upon arrival in the US, campers will be met and live with their American homestay family for the language program. Campers will be evaluated by the ELS and Nike Volleyball staff so that their own English proficiency and (volleyball) instructional needs can be addressed throughout their stay.
The ELS langauge program will begin on June 22. Campers will stay with an English speaking host family (pre-screened by ELS.) during the language weeks. Language classes will be held in the morning (8:30am-12:00 pm) Monday through Friday at the ELS Center in Santa Cruz. Students will take public transporation to and from host family home to ELS classes each day. After instruction, campers have the option of using the ELS learning labs where they can continue to work on prounciation and listening skills, hang out with their new friends from the ELS Center in the beautiful and safe downtown area or return to their host family each day. At the conclusion of their language weeks, (July 14) campers will transfer to and stay at the UC SantaCruz Nike Volleyball Camp, for the duration of one week.
Travel All international campers will be met at the San Jose 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: San Jose International (SJC)
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.
Airport pickup will be arranged through ELS at the San Jose International Airport - preferred arrival time is between 10am -1:00pm.
Campers will live on the UC Santa Cruz campus during the Volleyball program in campus dorms and eat at the nearby dining halls on campus. Campus facilities are all within walking distance.
A detailed registration package will be provided to all campers by April, 2014. This includes everything you need to know about camp, what to bring permission forms and all travel request forms. If you have any questions or specific requests, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of California, Santa Cruz is an easy drive from San Francisco, San Jose, and the Monterey Peninsula, (and about 30-40 minutes from the San Jose Airport.) The campus, defined by rolling meadows and towering redwoods, is a perfect environment for a Nike Volleyball Camp. The campus offers a perfect environment with terrific indoor gymnasium facility, 12 ocean view outdoor tennis courts, playing fields, and Olympic-sized pool.
Santa Cruz is renowned as the birthplace of surfing on the US mainland and is also home to the West Coast's only seaside amusement park, the famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
ELS/Santa Cruz is located in the downtown area of the coastal City of Santa Cruz. - 1101 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. ELS students have access to the libraries and fabulous recreational facilities of the University of California and Santa Cruz. College tours can be arranged with written requests.
Sample Daily Schedule
- Day 1 (Sunday June 22) Arrive in the US - pick up at San Jose International Airport
- Weeks 1-2-3 (Monday-Friday) Through July 14 Initial Language testing - ELS language program runs 8:30-12:30 M-F- Afternoon activities daily
- Weekends 1-2-3 (Saturday/Sunday) Weekend activities with Host Family
- Week 4 July 14 (Monday) 1:30 NOON - Camp check-in for Nike Volleyball Program
- Tuesday-Thursday Nike Volleyball Program - 9am -9pm daily
- Friday Graduation - end of camp session