Nike Volleyball Camp at Rutgers University

Nike Volleyball Camp at Rutgers University
Nike Volleyball Camp at Rutgers University

Join us in New Brunswick, New Jersey for an outstanding Nike Volleyball Camp experience at Rutgers University.

Rutgers University offers four programs to fit your needs.

All Skills/Advanced- July 13-16

All Skills campers, ages 10-18, playing at any ability level will master the fundamentals, develop proper mechanics and gain valuable game play experience. Every aspect of the game is covered, giving you a solid skill foundation to build upon after camp. Players undergo a skill evaluation during the first camp session and are placed in groups according to ability level.

Advanced instruction is recommended for girls ages 14-18 entering grades 9-12. This intense, challenging program stresses position play, team techniques and physical conditioning. Campers will be expected to participate in a thorough skill evaluation on the first day and will be divided into groups by ability level.

Position Specialty- July 16-18

The Position Specialty program is designed for players who want to specialize in the Setter, Hitter or Libero (Defensive Specialist) position. Campers must select just one position to specialize and train in during camp. They will receive intensive instruction on technique and proper form for this position during the camp session.

High School Team Camp- July 23-25

Rutgers University is proud to offer a High School Team Camp this summer.  Team Camp provides focused group instruction and competitive team play for players of all levels. Each team must consist of at least seven players (8 to 10 is recommended).  JV and Varsity teams welcome.  For a full camp schedule, see the details tab.

Highlights Include

  • Six hours of daily instruction
  • Instructor:Camper ratio - 1:10
  • Players grouped by age and ability level
  • Skill development/team play/tournaments
  • Personal evaluation
  • Evening activities & All Star Match
  • Official NIKE Volleyball Camp T-shirt

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Jeff Werneke
Camp Director

Jeff Werneke

Jeff Werneke enters his fifth season as the Rutgers University head coach. He was an assistant at Rutgers from 1999-2001 before becoming the head coach at Fairfield University. While at Fairfield, Werneke led the Stags to a combined 111-85 record from 2002-2007, and was named the 2006 and 2007 Anaconda Sports Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Coach of the Year. His last season at...

Camp Details


The NIKE Volleyball camp at Rutgers University provides campers with top quality instruction plus:

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.

Volleyballs:  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.


All Skills & Advanced: Sunday July 13th from 4-5pm at the College Avenue Gym
Position Specialty: July 16th from 2-3pm at the College Avenue Gym
Team Camp: July 23rd from 12:30-2:00pm at the College Avenue Gym
Dinner is the first meal provided.

Check-out: Graduation is at 11:45am on the last day of camp location at the College Avenue Gymnasium. Parents are invited to attend!
Overnight campers check-out after graduation from Quad Dorm 2. Extended day campers leave directly from the gym.


Ratio: 1:10
Players Grouped by: skill, age, years of experience
Evaluation: Written by coaching staff
Equipment Needed: Volleyball shoes, knee pads and a water bottle
Facility: Livingston Recreation Center


Dorm: Sessions I: Brett, Session II: Mettler
Campers Per Room: 2
Roommates: By age and request.
Bathrooms: On each floor
Linens: Not provided. Campers must bring linens or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase and a towel
Air Conditioning: NO - Campers encouraged to bring a fan
Key Deposit: $70 for key deposit, $10 for access card deposit (two checks made out to US Sports) also $5 charge for lost meal card (no deposit needed)
Spending Money: $40
Medical Facility: 2 athletic trainers are on-site and a hospital is nearby


Closest Airport: Newark Liberty International Airport

All Skills/Advanced & Position Specialty Sample Daily Schedule

7:00       Wake-up, shower
7:30       Breakfast  
8:30       Stretching/conditioning
9:15       Practice: pass/set/hit drills
10:30     Defense and serving drills
12:00     Lunch, rest
1:30       Hitting demonstration
1:45       Review: pass/set/serve
2:30       Practice: emergency recovery
4:30       Free time, rest
5:30       Dinner
6:30       Skills review
8:30       Practice: games/scrimmages
10:00     Campers to rooms
10:30     Lights out

Teamp Camp Sample Daily Schedule

July 23
12:30-2:00 p.m.         Check in
3:00                           Camp meeting
3:30                           General skills/drills
5:00                           Dinner
7:00                           Position work
9:30                           Back to dorm
11:00                         Lights out

July 24
8:00                           Breakfast
9:30                           Team scrimmages
12:00                         Lunch
2:00                           1st round of tournament
5:00                           Dinner
7:00                           2nd round of tournament
9:30                           Back to dorm
*Teams will be re-seeded overnight

July 25
8:00                           Breakfast
9:00                           Tournament final round
11:45                         Check Out

More Details


International Campers looking to combine a language program with these volleyball sport sessions are encouraged to call 415-451-2215 for program structure and pricing.  A one or two week  language program is available starting 6/30  or 7/7.  Please call 415-451-2215 for pricing and schedule, or email and reference the camp you are interested in.  The language program will be provided by ELS on the Lawrenceveille School campus which is a short distance away.  Campers can stay on the campus at Lawrenceville School during language program (or choose a host family option) and transfer to Rutgers for the Nike Volleyball sessions. 

Rutgers, The State University, is not responsible or liable for any of the activities in respect to the camp; the Camp Director is an independent contractor.

Camper Reviews

Rutgers Camper

  • 5/5.
Organized and Safe

It was a great experience and I would recommend it to other volleyball players. I was impressed with Nike's organization, security, and knowledegable coaches and staff

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Parent of Rutgers Camper

  • 4/5.
Improve Skills

The camp was excellent in providing all levels an opportunity to hone their skills, regardless of age. The only request is to have a location that is air conditioned for the campers.

Rutgers Camper

  • 4/5.
Perfect for Rising Seniors

Excellent camp if your daughter is a rising senior in high school, lots of energy and focus on this age group by the coaches.

Parent of Rutgers Camper

  • 4/5.
Sincere Staff

Our daughter had a great experience with the Nike camp. From the first moment, the staff was eager and seemed to be very sincere in looking forward to the week.

Parent of Rutgers Camper

  • 4/5.
Fantastic Time

My ten year-old had a fantastic time. She really enjoyed the drills and staying in the dorm. She has already asked to go back next summer.

Rutgers Camper

  • 4/5.
Learned new skills

It was a really intense camp. I learned a lot a new skills and perfected the skills I already had. In a relatively short period of time, I learned a lot and hada lot of fun.

Rutgers Camper

  • 4/5.
Great Camp

This camp was great. I learned so much and I am definitely better than I was before I came!

Rutgers camper

  • 4/5.
Perfect Choice

  Nike Camp is a perfect choice for teens who are serious in competitive volleyball development.

Rutgers Camper

  • 5/5.
Awesome experience

The Nike Volleyball Camp at Rutgers is an awesome experience. It gives you an intense workout and helps you improve your skills no matter what level you are at when you come to camp. It gives you a chance to see what it takes to move to the next level. You have a change to have excellent instruction from actual college coaches. Most important you get positive feedback and have a chance to make great new friends! I would recommend camp to volleyball players at any level. It is great fun. 

Parent of Rutgers Camper

  • 5/5.
Excellent staff

The teaching staff at the Nike Volley Camp at Rutgers are excellent, dedicated and focused. The demonstrations, drill sessions, and game play engaged my daughter and she LOVED every minute.

Rutgers Camper

  • 4/5.
Great for all levels

This camp a great experience. For someone who has never played to someone who has been playing for years. This is the place to learn just about everything about volleyball. Great experiences and amazing memories are made here. 

Parent of Rutgers Camper

  • 5/5.
Great boost before try-outs

This camps provide all levels of skills for volleyball. If you want your kid ready for try-outs of higher level of volleyball team, this is a perfect chance to fill up any deficeit of your kid's volleyball skills.

Rutgers Camper

  • 5/5.
Highly recommend

I would highly recommend attending Nike Volleyball Camp. I have attended many camps and really enjoyed my time at the Nike VB Camp. 

Rutgers Camper

  • 4/5.
Fun college coaches

The Rutgers camp is really cool because the coaches are actually college or recent college players. They give everyone a chance to play and the drills are awesome.

Rutgers Camper

  • 4/5.
Gives you a glimpse of playing in college

I think that the camp gives excellent instructions to girls at all levels. It also demonstrates that if you work hard there are levels that you can work up to. It also gives you a glimpse into what it would feel like to play for a college team. The dorms were a lot of fun. It also gives you a chance to meet girls from different areas and make new friends. It was an awesome experience.

Rutgers Camper

  • 5/5.
Not Your Average Camp

"You might be thinking, well this is just another volleyball camp where I just play volleyball all day, repeat, repeat, repeat. Well, think again. Nike Volleyball Camp is a great place, whether you're staying overnight or not, to make friends, express yourself, encourage others, and of course, play volleyball! The coaches in this camp are funny, caring, patient, and talented. They encourage you to play your best and ask questions as you play. Say goodbye to repetitive drills, because Nike Volleyball Camp also provides an ongoing list of different drills that target different areas of play. Whether you're racing up to the net to spike or in the back to dive for the spike, you'll be putting yourself out there with no more boredom in the way. Register for this camp and you'll be wanting to come back for more."

Rutgers Camper

  • 4/5.
Very Professional

"This camp is very professional and helps campers advance their skills through vigorous activies and drills. That is what makes this camp superb!"

Rutgers Camper

  • 5/5.
Hands on Experience

"If you feel you would enjoy and yearn for a more hands-on-experience, nike camps are the place to go. the instruction is detail oriented and meticulous. Guidance, help, and advice are avaliable at any time. Participants are watched and accounted for frequently, so safety is definitely NOT an issue. Campers (day and overnight)are ALWAYS accompanied by a counselor and/or coach. I've been to the nike volleyball camp for two years now, so take my knowledge and experience. This is an outstanding camp, its  fun, safe, and educational towards athletic means "

Rutgers Camper

  • 5/5.
Once in a Lifetime Opportunity

"Attending a sleep away camp at any age can be scary. However, rutgers nike camp, from the moment i stepped into the gym, welcomed me. For the entire camp i felt safe and at home. Not only did i meet wonderful players, i established a great basis with the coaches. The time i spent at the camp was well worth any amount of money. The exposure into the volleyball world was great! Not only did i get to show my skills in front of the head coach, but i got the once in a lifetime chance to play against the coaches."

Parent of Rutgers Camper

  • 4/5.
Great for all levels

Nike volleyball camp is a great place to go if you are a beginner or expert. Beginners are taught the basics of volleyball and every position on the court while experts are taught more intense volleyball. This camp is fun and helps you get to know the game.

Camp Dates & Prices

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