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Join us for Nike Baseball Camp at the beautiful Northern Illinois University this summer and receive high-level instruction from the Huskies coaching staff. NIU Baseball Head Coach, Michael Kunigonis will lead camp instruction and camp will be held at Ralph McKinzie Field. Campers will train in all areas of the game - hitting, fielding, base running, and team play. Join the fun and take your game to the next level!

Highlights Include
  • Nike Sports Camp T-Shirt, Wristband, Sticker, and Potentially Other Prizes!
  • Professional Instruction from Coach Michael Kunigonis and Staff
  • Daily Emphasis on Fundamental Development and Team Play
  • Players Grouped by Age and Ability
  • Low Camper to Coach Ratios
  • Excellent Training Facilities
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Camp Coaches

  • Mike Kunigonis

    Head Coach Mike Kunigonis

    Mike Kunigonis has brought a grinder’s mentality and work ethic to the NIU baseball program. 2022 marked his eighth season in DeKalb leading the Huskies.

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  • Luke Stewart NIU Baseball Camp

    Assistant Coach Luke Stewart

    Luke Stewart enters his seventh season as an assistant coach for the NIU Baseball program.

    View Luke's Bio
  • Josh Pethoud NIU Baseball Camp

    Assistant Coach Josh Pethoud

    After three seasons as a volunteer assistant coach, Josh Pethoud was named an assistant coach for the NIU baseball team in the summer of 2021. He will work primarily with the Huskies' pitching staff.

    View Josh's Bio

Camp Details

Instruction will focus primarily on hitting, fielding, base-running, and game situations. You can expect high demand for these first come first serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.

Please note: The following information may be subject to change.


  • Age Group: 6-12
  • Camp Type: Half Day Camp (Ages 6-8) | Day Camp (Ages 9-12)
  • Schedule: Monday-Thursday | Half Day Camp 9:00am-12:00pm & Day Camp 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Check-In: Begins 30 minutes prior to the camp start time.
  • Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a snack/lunch to camp each day.


  • Daily Baseball Instruction
  • Supervision: Campers are supervised by staff during camp hours
  • Nike Sports Camp T-Shirt, Wristband, Sticker, and Potentially Other Prizes!


  • Ratio: 1:10 staff to camper ratio

  • Groupings: Campers are initially grouped by age and moved around accordingly based on skill level.

  • Facility: Outdoor Fields. Indoor facilities are available during inclement weather conditions.


To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist.

All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!


Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.

  • Small gym bag/backpack

  • Athletic clothing: t-shirt, shorts, baseball pants (recommended)

  • Warm-up jacket

  • Hat

  • Cleats & sneakers

  • Baseball glove

  • Baseball bat

  • Helmet

  • Catchers gear (if applicable)

  • Sunscreen

  • Water bottle

  • Packed lunch and snacks


Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.


Nike Baseball Camps does not provide transportation from airports, train stations or bus depots. If you have a child flying to camp, please arrange a shuttle or taxi service.


If you have a group of campers registering for the same camp, each camper is eligible for a discount. Please have someone contact the US Sports Camps office at 1-800-645-3226 with the names of each camper in the group and we will create a unique discount code for your group. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the offer code during checkout. *Discount amount varies by program. Please call for details.


For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.


For general questions about our baseball camps please see our FAQ page.

Director's Note to Campers

"It goes without saying we are all excited to be back on campus for a great week of camp. This instructional camp is for players of all ability levels and is run to get the very best out of each and every player. Players will be exposed to a high level of instruction by our camp staff made up of NIU Coaches, current and former collegiate student-athletes. Our goal is for each young player to walk out of camp with more knowledge, experience, and passion for the game of baseball than what they walked in with. We look forward to having you at camp!!!" -Coach K

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Camps are open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender.

Ralph Mc Kinzie Field 1

Walt and Janice Owens Park at Ralph McKinzie Field

A new aluminum grandstand and press box facilities were added during the 1993 season and the following year fencing was constructed to close off the perimeter of the facility. Among other improvements made to McKinzie Field were portable batting cages, a newly-updated and enhanced field watering system, and a new shed that tripled storage capacity.

McKinzie Field is the third baseball home for the Huskies. NIU's first two facilities were on the west bank of the Kishwaukee River, where the Visual Arts Building presently stands, and at the "North 40" area near Anderson Hall.

Camp Reviews

Overall Average Rating 5.00 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.

    July 21, 2022: Working with college players and coaches. My son loved the scrimmage tournament.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.
    he looks forward to it every year

    — Anonymous

Nike Baseball Camp Northern Illinois University

Mike Kunigonis, Head Coach
1425 Lincoln Ave.
Dekalb, Illinois 60115
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm PST


Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.

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