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This classic east coast campus in South Hadley and the expert coaching staff at Mount Holyoke provide a great environment for field hockey players of all skill levels to improve and have fun at camp.

Campers train individually in all of the major fundamental areas of the game, defensive skills as well as offensive and defensive corner play. Field hockey players of all ability levels, ages 10-18 are invited to join us in 2019 for a fun and informative camp experience. 

Highlights Include
  • Partner Camp of USA Field Hockey; sanctioned to make referrals to USAFH Futures program
  • 10:1 Camper to Staff ratio
  • Overnight and Day programs
  • All campers receive a STX package (reversible jersey, ball, water bottle, lanyard) and other fun prizes.
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Camp Coaches

  • Andy Whitcomb

    Camp Director Andy Whitcomb

    Andy Whitcomb was named the head coach of the Mount Holyoke field hockey team in 1998. One of the top coaches in the northeast, she has posted an impressive 237-154-1 (.605) record since taking over the reigns of the program. Her teams have qualified for the NEWMAC Tournament in each of the past 19 seasons.

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Camp Details

This year we are offering Overnight and Extended Day (9:00am-9:00pm) camps for girls, ages 10-18, of all ability levels. See "More Camp Details" for further information.

2019 CAMP DATES

  • June 27-June 30

This camp must comply with regulations of the MDPH & be licensed by the LBOH. Parents/guardians have the right to review background check, health care, discipline policies and grievance procedures upon request. 

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CAMP PROGRAM

This camp is open to girls, ages 10-18, of all abilities. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff and placed into groups based on age and ability level. Campers will master the fundamentals and develop proper mechanics through a mix of drills, games and competitive play.

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

2019 SESSION SCHEDULE

CAMP DATES: June 27-30
  • Check-in: 1:00pm-2:00pm on Thursday
  • Check-out: Graduation takes place at 12:30pm on Sunday. Parents are invited to attend. Check out will take place immediately after.
  • Extended Day Camper Schedule: Thursday: 1:00pm-9:00pm, Friday-Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm, Sunday: 9:00am-12:30pm

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?

  • Daily field hockey instruction
  • Overnight campers: Dormitory housing on campus and all meals are provided.
  • Extended Day campers: Lunch and dinner are provided.
  • Supervision: Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.
  • Camp Gear: All campers receive a STX package (reversible jersey, ball, water bottle, lanyard) and other fun prizes.  

INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT & FACILITY

  • Ratio: 1:10 staff to camper ratio
  • Players Grouped by: ability, age, years of experience
  • Equipment Needed: Hockey stick, water bottle, mouth guard, shin guards, court and turf shoes (goalies must bring full goalie protective equipment)
  • Inclement Weather Plan: We will use an indoor facility.
  • Medical Protocol: 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.

HOUSING 

The information below is based on previous years and is subject to change each year. Final housing information for this camp will be provided in the Camper Registration Packets, emailed to all campers closer to the camp’s start date.

  • Campers Per Room: 2 per room
  • Roommates: Rooms are assigned by age & roommate requests. Roommate requests must be received no later than 14 days before the start of camp. If you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!
  • Bathrooms: Shared
  • Linens: Not provided. Bring linens or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase and a towel
  • Air Conditioning: Please refer to the Camper Registration Packet. A/C availability depends on our specific dorm assignment.

TRAVEL 

Nike Field Hockey 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. The closest airport to campus is Bradley International Airport in CT (30 miles south of campus).

TEAM DISCOUNT 

If you have a group of eight or more 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 check out. 

REGISTRATION PACKET

A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the Spring. Our health and release forms may require a doctor's signature (please reference your camp packet). All required forms will be collected on the first day of camp.

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

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:30am Wake-up, shower, breakfast
  • 9:00am Extended Day campers arrive. Stretching & Warm-up
  • 9:15am Training Session I
  • 12:00pm Lunch, rest
  • 1:30pm Training Session II
  • 4:00pm Free time, rest
  • 5:30pm Dinner
  • 6:30pm Training Session III
  • 9:00pm Extended Day Camper depart, Overnight Campers to rooms, free time
  • 10:00pm Lights out

Nike Field Hockey Camps Facility Mount Holyoke

Mount Holyoke College, located in central Massachusetts in the beautiful Pioneer Valley, is 20 minutes from Amherst and Northampton. The campus is approximately 90 minutes west of Boston.

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Overall Average Rating 4.63 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    Positive Environment

    June 28, 2018: She came home with confidence she had never had in goal and really enjoyed all the positive feedback she had gotten. She made friends and had a ton of fun. Her eagerness to keep playing was at its peak and she felt like she had gotten a lot better.

    — Anne A. Parent

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    • 5/5.
    Great instruction

    June 28, 2018: The food was excellent; My daughter enjoyed the activities and games played as well as the 1:1 instruction.

    — Michelle S. Parent

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    • 4/5.
    Made so many friends

    June 28, 2018: I loved the mini Olympics, and generally just getting to work on my leadership skills on and off the field. I made so many good friends, and am so lucky to have gotten this opportunity.

    — Lucy S. Camper

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    • 5/5.
    Enjoyed everyday!

    June 28, 2018: She enjoyed meeting new people. Loved the skills and drills. She was sore every day but in a good way. Thought the food was good.

    — Kristin N. parent

    • 5/5.
    Push her abilities!

    July 10, 2017: A highlight would be when she was able to play with the staff during the scrimmages. It pushed her abilities even more and gave an insight to collegiate level play.

    — Pat P. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Enthusiastic Staff!

    June 30, 2017: What an utterly joyful week of field hockey! Inspired by Coach W. and her enthusiastic staff, my daughter not only played hard, but had fun and made a LOT of friends she is hoping to keep.

    — Marybeth R. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Came back motivated!

    June 29, 2017: Our daughter came back from camp motivated and proud! 

    — Ronda R. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Camp was a blast!

    July 1, 2016: Nike field hockey camp was a blast! As an intermediate player, I was able to work on my stick skills and gain better vision as to where my skills are needed on the field. I would definitely return to camp in the future!  

    — Renee B. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Great for all skills

    June 29, 2016: There's something for everyone at all skill levels. The coaches and staff were really nice during the whole camp and I learned a lot and definitely improved my game for the fall season!

    — Grace M. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Wonderful

    June 30, 2015: Wonderful camp! My camper enjoyed independence away from home while building excellent field hockey skills.

    — Olivia G. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Great experience

    June 15, 2015: Nike Field Hockey Camp at Mt. Holyoke is the best! It is a Field Hockey Camp. so come expecting to work hard and play hard, but if you do, you will be rewarded with new and better skills and lifelong friends. It's a great experience!

    — Andie A. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Learned a lot

    My daughter went to Nike field hockey camp for the first time this year. She learned a lot, tried hard, and had fun. She made many new friends and came home excited to start her Sophomore Field hockey season. The coaching staff was very helpful and encouraging.

    — Parent '14

    • 5/5.
    Incredible coaching

    The coaching at the Nike Mount Holyoke Camp is incredible. Whether you are looking to improve your ball skills or game strategy this is the camp for you.

    — Camper '14

    • 5/5.
    Amazing coaches and staff

    Camp was very well run. The coaches and staff were amazing. The experience was intense. Great for all levels of experience. My daughter will be back next year for sure.

    — Parent '14

    • 5/5.
    Great start to finish

    The whole camp process what great! The ease of registration, questions answered and the check-in, pick up was flawless! 

    — Parent '14

    • 5/5.
    Improve your skills

    For the player whom seeks to get to the next level this camp is very good at assessing, improving, and teaching field hockey skills. The camp director and other coaches do a great job teaching and challenging the girls while having fun.

    — Parent '13

    • 5/5.
    Excellent

    My daughter improved her skills, made new friends, and enjoyed every minute of Nike Field Hockey Camp! The coaches/counselors are excellent at what they do!

    — Parent '13

    • 5/5.
    Nike camps are great

    Nike Camps are great.  The instructional staff is always wonderful.  They always find a group of counselors that are full of talent.  You gain a great deal of knowledge and experience at these camps.

    — Camper '13

    • 5/5.
    My daughter loved it

    My daughter loved Nike Field Hockey Camp. The instructors were very helpful and friendly. She gained so much from the camp. She has improved her techniques and made new friends.

    — Parent '13

    • 5/5.
    Great on and off the field

    This is an educational and fun camp where the counselors are dedicated to making all aspects of camp life enjoyable and giving personal attention to campers to improve their skills and game sense. This is a great camp, on and off the field! 

    — Camper '13

    • 5/5.
    Definitely returning

    Nike field hockey camp is a great way to continue the sport throughout the summer, make new friends, and learn new techniques! I was very pleased with our instructor's, and how they pushed our skill to the limit, to try to be the best we could be. I will definitely return! 

    — Camper '13

    • 5/5.
    Encouraging Coaches

    “The encouraging coaching staff teaches skills effectively.”

    — Camper '13

    • 5/5.
    Great for both daughters

    This year both my daughters attended and learned a lot and had a great time. One received most improved of her group and the older received impact player of her group. They both thoroughly enjoyed their experience!

    — Camper '13

    • 5/5.
    Awesome Camp!

    “Our daughter has gone to Nike Field Hockey Camp for 2 years in a row. She has made lots of friends and improved her game. Her coach at home noticed right away!”

    — Parent '13

    • 5/5.
    Work on your skills

    This camp was amazing. You meet great friends and learn from phenomenally experienced coaches. The camp really works on your skills during the day and then game play at night. It's completely worth it.

    — Camper '13

    • 5/5.
    Great for all Levels

    “This camp is a great camp for all levels of field hockey players. Combining and playing with girls of all ages and skill levels, challenges the younger kids and lets the older kids fine tune their skills. Without being too physically demanding, this camp improves and teaches new skills effectively and offers time to play/understand game situations.”

    — Camper '13

    • 5/5.
    Loved camp

    My daughter loved the Nike Field Hockey camp at Mount Holyoke College. The coaches were terrific, the facility was great, and she learned more in one week than I ever imagined. Thank you for giving her a greater love of field hockey and improving her skills and confidence! 

    — Parent '12

    • 5/5.
    Attention to detail

    Excellent organization and attention to detail, detailed information for parents on the schedule, ensuring safety of campers, great instruction

    — Parent '12

    • 5/5.
    Loved the Coaches

    “Nike Field Hockey Camp at Mt Holyoke College was a great experience for me. I learned a lot of skills and was able to work with some great coaches!”

    — Camper '12

    • 5/5.
    Improve your Game

    “I would definitely recommend this camp. If you want to learn more about field hockey, and have a little fun on the way, sign up! You spend a lot of time on the field, but it's what you need to do to improve.”

    — Camper '12

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Nike Field Hockey Camp at Mount Holyoke College

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Andy Whitcomb, Camp Director
50 College Street
South Hadley, Massachusetts 01075

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Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Varsity, JV, Jr High, Beginner
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Girls
This camp must comply with regulations of the MDPH & be licensed by the LBOH. Parents/guardians have the right to review background check, health care, discipline policies and grievance procedures upon request.
Overnight $585.00
Availability: Yes

Extended Day $485.00
Availability: Yes

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-645-3226 we would be happy to help you.
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