International camps are designed especially for international athletes who are traveling outside the US. They offer the same training as our “American” camps and campers play alongside our American athletes. The only difference is that these “international” camp programs offer pre-packaged amenities like meet and greet services at major airports, ELS English classes, linens and evening and/or weekend programs included in the tuition. International campers are welcome at any of our US camp locations, however the international amenity package may not be available at every location.
6 Does my camper have to have a certain skill level?
No, all skill levels are welcome. At the start of each session, campers are evaluated and placed in groups based on skill and age. We offer advanced programs and/or position specialty camps in some sports. Please check camp profile or website for more details. Most camps are for all skill levels unless otherwise noted.
ELS camps provide English Language classes which are paired with a sport program.
We offer two types of Nike Sport & ELS programs.
Combined sport & language: ½ day sports & ½ day language.
Individual sport & language programs: Campers participate in a language program before starting a Nike Sport Camp at a designated ELS Youth camp or location. Once this is completed, they transfer to the Nike Sport Camp program.
Each camp has a Camp Director who hires their own staff to run the camps & facilities. These are college level coaches or top professionals in their field. Much of our camp staff is made up of former collegiate players and or current players who provide a nice role model for athletes attending our camp programs and who are considering playing in college. You can read about each camp director by looking at their bio’s on the camp webpage.
Each multi-week session has All-Inclusive pricing which includes tuition for Sport Only camp or Sport + ELS (English Language Classes) camp, housing, meals, airport pickup, linens & evening/weekend activities for the duration of your camp. Round-trip airport transportaion is included, unless noted.
Yes, you can register by completing a Nike Sport Camp application, and follow this up with a wire transfer. Click here for our wire transfer instructions. Please indicate your child’s confirmation number on the wire so that it can be credited properly.
14 What is the cancellation policy for the Nike Sport Camps?
Camp credit will be issued in the amount of the camp tuition payed.
Cancellation protection insurance can be purchased for $50 per session. Refunds will only be given if you purchase the $50 Cancellation Protection and cancel prior to your balance due date.
Otherwise, if you have to cancel for any reason, you will receive a camp “voucher” for all camp tuition payments made, valid through the next camp year. Your camp voucher can be applied to the same type of "sport" camp you originally registered for. Vouchers are transferable to an immediate family member.
In the unlikely event USSC cancels a Nike Sport Camp session, a full refund for camp registration fees will be provided. Camper waives any and all damages that may otherwise arise out of any camp cancellation
15 What is Supplemental Health Insurance and is it required?
Yes, all International campers must have some form of health insurance valid in the U.S. You do not need to purchase this through us. However, if you desire, USSC does offer 30-day coverage for $60. For more details on the supplemental health insurance plan click here. To register for supplemental health insurance, complete the application and send to [email protected].
Yes, a US tourist Visa (B-2) is all that’s required.
Campers arriving from Visa waiver countries can complete the ESTA online.
Campers traveling from non-visa waiver countries, should consult the US government website outlining requirements. If requested, USSC will provide a confirming letter which verifies to the US Embassy that a camper has registered for one of our Nike Sport Camp Programs.
All sensitive documentation & valuable are held safely at the Camp Office upon arrival.
USSC does not issue any VISA letters. We offer an invitation letter that may be useful in helping obtain a VISA into the US. This letter simply confirms that a child is formally registered in one of our Nike Sports Camp and the dates that they are attending. In order to request an invitation letter - Please send an email to [email protected] and include child’s full name and confirmation number. Invitation letters are usually processed within 48 hours and are sent by email to the email listed on the camp confirmation. We do not provide any other documentation than this.
19 What if I am from a VISA waiver country - what do I need to do?
The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows citizens of participating countries* to travel to the United States without a visa for stays of 90 days or less, when they meet all requirements explained below. Travelers must be eligible to use the VWP and have a valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval prior to travel. Please see the website below for more details and a list of participating countries.
20 What if my child is unable to get a VISA and I have registered for camp?
We recommend that all international campers purchase cancellation insurance of $50 per session. Providing you cancel prior to the balance due date (usually 30-45 days prior to the start of camp.) we will refund your tuition fees, less the registration fee and the cancellation insurance fee. (See cancellation and payment terms above.)
21 When should we make our flight arrangements to arrive at camp?
Please make travel arrangements to arrive the same day as your camp start date. We are aware that you may have limited selection in your arrival and departure times, but generally please try to have your camper arrive between 11am – 2pm (the majority of our camp check-in times are between 1-4PM) on first day of camp. Regarding departure, please refer to your regpack for the check-out time and try to schedule your flight depart between 3-4 hours after check-out on final day. Campers may arrive early or stay later with approved permission, but an additional night fee will be charged to the camper’s fee. Generally, an extra night fee will range from $100-$125 per night.
Yes, we partner with licensed transportation services to pick up & drop of campers at the airport/camp. You may select this option during registration & send us the travel information when it becomes available. If it is not listed as an option, you can send an email to [email protected] and we will contact you about making transportation arrangements for a fee.
23 Can USSC pick up unaccompanied minors? How do I receive the information needed to present to the airline?
Yes, but we need to be notified that your camper is flying as an unaccompanied minor. Once the child has been processed through immigration/customs, the camper will be met by either awaiting camp staff/or a licensed driver hired by parents to meet the kids just outside of customs. The driver must be the designated pickup person for the unaccompanied child. (Airlines request this information when the flight is made. We can only provide the driver information - name/telephone/DL number - 24 hours prior to flights.
This information is updated each year, so we ask that you please contact our office for this information.
Unaccompanied minors are usually under the age of 15. They need to be escorted/supervised by airline staff, during and after the flight. Airlines charge an additional fee of $100-150 per leg for this service. (Charged by airlines, not USSC.) Parents must sign up for this or their child will not be allowed to fly.
26 Will someone from the Camp be there to meet my child at the airport?
Yes, if you are participating in an international camp program. Students should look for a staff member holding a sign that reads “Nike Sports Camps”, along with the name of the child. As soon as the student’s program is confirmed, please send us the camper’s full flight details including date, time of arrival, flight number, airline departure airport and ALL connections. Also please advise if your child is traveling as an unaccompanied minor.
27 How can I guarantee my child is scheduled for a pickup?
All camps that offer pickup service include a travel form in the regpack. Please complete the form and email it to [email protected] as soon as they have arranged their flights. All pickups must be scheduled three weeks prior to camp. Please note, USSC contracts airport transportation services for campers, on the parents behalf, and does so merely as an accommodation and convenience . Accordingly, USSC and Nike, Inc. take no responsibility for any negligence or wrongdoing of the transportation service. You should undertake as you feel necessary any due diligence regarding the contracted transportation service, and USSC and Nike, Inc., makes no warranty in that regard.
Every camper will receive a camp registration package by May which will list the specific details of the camp location, along with contact and phone numbers, as well as a full list of what to bring to camp. All campers are responsible for bringing necessary sport equipment, i.e. tennis rackets, golf clubs etc., with them to camp.
38 What evening/off campus activities are included?
Camp Directors plan all activities which vary from camp to camp. Evening & off-campus activities may include movie nights, going to a sport event & visiting the surrounding area. See your registration packet (sent in May) for details.
Camp activities fees are included in all-inclusive programs/pricing. Additional fees may apply for programs chosen outside of all-inclusive programs.
We recommend campers bring $100 in spending money per week.
Your child’s spending money will be placed in a “camp bank” at check-in and it will be available upon their request. We do not monitor individual camper spending. Your child is responsible for their own purchases. Please make sure your child has cash in $USD as there are no facilities nearby to exchange money. Credit cards ae discouraged.