Nike Baseball Camp Whitworth University
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Nike Baseball Camp at Whitworth University is a fun, intensive camp where campers take their baseball game to the next level. All facets of the game are covered and campers leave camp feeling confident in the new skills learned.
Directing the camp is Head Coach, Dan Ramsay. The eighth former Whitworth player to serve as head coach of the Pirates since 1955, heads into his 10th season leading Whitworth in 2017-18. Ramsay has led the Bucs to the NCAA Division III tournament twice and was named Northwest Conference Coach of the Year and West Region Coach of the Year by D3baseball.com and the ABCA in 2012. Ramsay earned his 100th career victory during the 2014 season.
- Professional instruction from college coachesand college-aged instructors
- 10:1 camper/staff ratio
- Multi-level ability grouping
- Discussion topics: preparing for college baseball and personal goal setting
- NIKE Camp T-shirt, Lanyard and Prizes
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Camp Director CJ Perry
Perry is going into his fourth year as a member of Head Coach Dan Ramsay’s staff. He serves as the Pitching, Outfield and Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Pirates and assists with all recruiting.View CJ's Bio ⟩
A Spokane native, CJ graduated from Whitworth with a Kinesiology degree and Secondary Education Certification. In 2015 he received his CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) certification through NSCA.
In 2016 Perry's pitching staff led all of Division III baseball in walks allowed per nine innings (2.07) and freshman Hugh Smith earned first team All-NWC and ABCA All-West Region honors. Perry's 2016 staff posted Whitworth's lowest ERA (3.95) since joining the Division III level, eclipsing their previous best of 4.19 in 2015.
In 2015 he helped coach Dan Scheibe to an All-NWC season. Scheibe finished 9-3 with a 2.10 ERA, leading the NWC with 104 strikeouts. Scheibe threw a no-hitter against nationally-ranked Linfield in the opening game of the inaugural NWC Tournament, the first nine-inning no-hitter in Whitworth's metal bat era.
In 2009 he played summer baseball as a member of the Spokane Riverhawks of the West Coast League and served as the assistant coach for the Spokane Bandits AAA American Legion team. In the summer of 2011, Perry played for the Atwater Aviators of Merced County and helped pitch the Aviators to a second place finish in the Far West Collegiate Baseball League. During Perry’s senior year at Whitworth he was in the starting rotation for their NCAA Regional Championship team and was named All-NWC honorable mention as a starting pitcher.
Perry also serves as the Pitching Coordinator for the Club Spokane Dodgers organization and serves as Transfer Counselor for the Admissions Department at Whitworth.
Perry was a two time All-GSL Baseball selection at Gonzaga Prep and played for the Club Spokane Dodgers for two years in the summer while at G-Prep. CJ is currently working on his masters in Administrative Leadership at Whitworth and is married to his wife Alexis.
The Whitworth University Nike Baseball Camp is a camper favorite offering three program options: Overnight, Extended Day (9:00am-9:00pm) and Day (9:00am-3:00pm). Each program offers the full baseball experience with drills covering fielding, hitting and game time situations! New this summer - 3 Day College Prep Camp...check it out!Show Less See More Camp Details
Check-in time and place TBD.
There will be a brief graduation at 2:00pm. Camp concludes at 2:30pm on Friday.
Includes all baseball and night activities, all meals from dinner on the first day to breakfast on last day, and double room occupancy in the dorms.
EXTENDED DAY CAMP
Includes all baseball and night activities, dinner on the first day, lunch and dinner the middle days, and lunch on the last day. Extended day campers will be picked up at 9:00 p.m. each day aside from the last day when camp ends at 2:30 p.m.
Includes all baseball, dinner on the first day, lunch the following days. Day campers will be picked up at 3:00 p.m. each day aside from the last day when camp ends at 2:30 p.m.
A detailed camper registration packet containing the check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact numbers, and a checklist of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the Spring. The US Sports Camps health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.
Camp Code: BAXRWW
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00 a.m. Wake-up, breakfast (Overnight Campers)
- 8:45 a.m. Arrival (Extended Day/Day Campers), Stretching
- 9:00 a.m. Individual instruction and drill work
- 11:30 a.m. Lunch, free time
- 1:00 p.m. Fundamental instruction and drills, position play
- 3:00 p.m. Day Campers Depart
- 4:30 p.m. Free time, relax, visit with friends
- 5:00 p.m. Dinner
- 6:15 p.m. Chalk talks
- 8:30 p.m. Evening activities
- 9:00 p.m. Extended Day Campers Depart
- 10:00 p.m. Lights Out
Located across from the back of the Fieldhouse, Merkel Field is home to the Whitworth Baseball team. A beautiful setting for a sunny spring day of baseball, the facility has undergone several recent upgrades. Bleachers have been added and reconstructed to include seats immediately behind home plate. The backstop has been moved back away from home plate to provide a safer amount of foul territory.
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Encouraging and positive
August 2, 2017: The instructors were encouraging and positive for the kids.
— Dale M. Parent
Isn't my first camp but by far the best
July 31, 2017: For my son to be in an environment where he saw with hard work he can be a pretty good ball player was excellent. He really appreciated the info on what it takes to get to the next level in baseball and college. As a parent who coaches kids I saw young men displaying the love of the game to the next generation of ball players. Isn't my first camp but by far the best.
— Bryan W. Parent
Loved the entire experience
July 31, 2017: My son loved the entire experience of the overnight camp. His favorite things were the camp competitions, the full game play and of course the free time.
— Tracy L. Parent
My son got more out of the 4 days at camp than he got during his entire last season
"This place is amazing!! My son got more out of the 4 days at camp than he got during his entire last season. Thank you all so much."
Our son fell back in love with baseball.
"Very pleased with the NIKE Baseball Camp at Whitworth University and we are looking forward to next year. Our son fell back in love with baseball. Thank you so much!"
This is the 3rd time having our son at camp
"This is the 3rd time having our son at camp. It is very professionally run and the coaches are knowledgeable and enthusiastic!!"
I got better this summer!
"This was my first baseball camp that I had ever gone to. I learned a lot baseball and also had fun during the camp. The camp taught me new individual drills that I am able to do on my own to help me improve. You can expect to see me again next year along with some of my other fellow teammates!"
— Overnight Camper
Coach Dan from the NIKE Baseball Camp at Whitworth University was an inspiration to me
"I really enjoyed the life lessons from coach Dan. He was an inspiration to me."
— Overnight Camper
Gave Me Some Perspective Of My Playing Level
"The camp was very fun and informative and really gave me some perspective of my playing level. I loved this camp and will be there next year! Best camp I've ever gone to."
— Overnight Camper
Better Appreciation for the Game
"They helped my son to appreciate the game of baseball on and off the field. I would highly recommend this camp to other ball players. I look forward to my son attending the camp next year with his little brother."
We Have Three Boys And Will Definitely Be Returning!
"My child was one of the younger kids and we were SO impressed with the way the instructors encouraged them and also encouraged the older kids to show good sportsmanship toward the younger ones. The camp was WONDERFUL. We are locals but I can't imagine sending my son to any other big campus camp that would measure up to this one! We have three young boys and will definitely be returning customers!!!"
— Overnight Camper
My Son Will Be Coming Back Next Year!
"My son had a great time with all the coaches and kids. This is his second year. He loves this camp and wants to come back every year until he is too old to do so."
Quality Individual Attention
"I was impressed that the coaches worked with us individually. At other camps it was almost always as a group. They covered everything about baseball and even introduced me to some new strength training exercises. I enjoyed the camp very much."
— Day Camper
NIKE Baseball Camp is Awesome!
"I really loved this camp. It was awesome. I made friends, had lots of fun, and learned so much. My high school coach tells me that my game has improved tremendously. Thank you all so much."
— Day Camper
It was a great opportunity for kids to be coached by college coaches! Thanks!
At the beginning of the camp I couldn't hit the ball into the outfield, now I'm hitting triples!