Nike Junior Golf Camps, Arcadia Golf Course
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Nike Junior Golf Camps
Our junior golf camps in Arcadia offer two different programs accommodating all skill levels. Camp Director, Rich Carlson, and his staff of instructors look forward to working with junior golfers in a fun, supportive atmosphere.
Full Day Camps
These camps are an excellent opportunity for junior golfers to improve their skills and their course management at the same time. The students in the full day camp enjoy three hours of instruction each morning. This instruction works on all facets of the game and prepares the junior player for the challenges of the course. After a lunch, it’s off to the first tee! Full Day Camps at Arcadia are designed to create complete golfers and raise their game to the next level while having fun!
Half Day Camps
Camps run Monday to Friday and include fifteen hours of total range instruction. For three hours each day, campers sharpen their skills with our dedicated staff. Strong emphasis is placed on the fundamentals—stance, grip, posture, full swing, rules & etiquette, etc. As the week unfolds, campers receive quality short-game instruction and by Friday, each Nike junior golfer will see improvement in his or her golf game!
- Small group instruction with low student/teacher ratio from experienced teaching professionals
- All facets of the game are covered during morning session - putting, chipping, and full swing
- Daily course play with the staff (Full Day Camp only)
- Camper amenity package including a Nike hat, drawstring bag, one dozen SRIXON balls, camp workbook, and graduation certificate
- Safe, healthy and fun learning environment
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Camp Director Rich Carlson
Rich has been involved with the Nike Junior Golf Camps since 2002. He has been director for eight years at Arcadia Par 3.View Rich Carlson's Bio ⟩
Rich is a certified golf fitness instructor and teaches beginners, novice and junior tournament golfers. His passion is the development of junior golf and his dedication shows in his camp program. The camp staff consists of tournament quality players with a mix of teaching pros and other players.
This program is designed for boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 16. The staff is on hand to provide campers with top quality instruction each day. At Nike Junior Golf Camps we accommodate all skill levels; the junior player just discovering the game, the high school player trying to move up on the team, and the tournament level junior looking to improve his or her tournament results. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.Show Less See More Camp Details
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.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00am Instruction - practice on skills and fundamentals; grip, stance, posture, pitching, putting, bunker play and full swing
- Noon Lunch (included in camp price, day campers depart)
- 1:00pm Course play with staff. On-course instruction on club selection, course management, strategy, rules and etiquette
- 4:00pm Full Day campers depart
Arcadia Golf Course
Arcadia Golf Course, located just east of downtown Los Angeles in Arcadia, CA is an 18-hole Par 3 course measuring 1,947 yards that is great for beginners and players looking to practice their short game. The golf course is located close to the Santa Anita Race Track at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains and has been the hidden treasure of Arcadia since 1962.
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"I am very pleased to see my son enjoying the camp and never showed any unwillingness to go to the camp. I am sure we will be back next year!"
— Charles N. Parent
"Excellent coaching staff. Lunch menus for all day camp was delicious and high quality."
— Nancy P. Parent
"LOVED LOVED LOVED IT! Even though I grew up with a family of avid golfers, my son was a bit young and had had no experience with golf prior to the camp. Everyone made him feel welcomed and was eager to teach him not just golf but safety! At the end of each day, he was able to tell me exactly what they had worked on and what he had learned. I couldn't thank the staff enough for the patience they had shown him and the motivation to keep learning. Thank you!"
— Connor L. Parent
"Mr. Rich made great lunches for the kids! My son had food allergies and he made sure that my son's food was allergy free. Mary was a great coordinator and made sure that everything ran well."
— Rylan S. Parent
Kids were really bummed
"The golf cap provided was a large adult cap, not really suitable for the 7-12 year old students. Kids were really bummed about that. The power bars provided were also not age appropriate."
Fun and Enjoyable
"At Arcadia there was no wasted time during the day. Everything was about golf but they made it fun and enjoyable at the same time. Learned so much from them and I will be back next year for sure!"
— Jason C. Junior Day Camper
Putting Improved the Most
"I thought the stations were useful, got to work on every part of the game daily. My putting improved the most and I am now comfortable playing 18 holes."
— Henry C. Junior Day Camper
Staff was Willing to Help and Very Patient
"Nike Golf Camp was fun and very instructional. The staff was always willing to help and very patient with my kids. No matter what skill level or age, this camp is the perfect summer activity."
— Gina F. Parent of Day Camper
Great Learning Experience
"The Nike Day Camp at Arcadia was a great learning experience for my two children. The staff was well-trained and taught my kids the fundamentals of golf. We will send them back next summer."
— Tyson D. Parent
Coming Back..... Again!
"Every year my kids just love coming back to Arcadia. The coaches really take an interest in my kids and are passionate to see them succeed. Thank you to all the staff members and instuctors at Arcadia."
— Carlee H. Parent
Reevaluate the staff
"Nike Golf should reevaluate the staff at Arcadia camp. Do instructors need qualification? Big thanks to the junior volunteer who actually taught my son."
Excited for Next Summer
"My 8yr did the half-day program. He is already asking to go to the full day camp next summer."
— Carol L. Parent
Cannot Wait for Next Summer!
"My son cannot wait to get back to the camp next year!!"
— Laurie D. Parent
"Very courteous staff with positive attitudes. I liked Arcadia because there wasn't the big crowds that is usually found at golf courses. Felt really safe and relaxed. A real hidden gem. We'll be back soon!"
— Jason C. Parent
"Coach Rich has been wonderful along with his staff. He has gone out of his way to give my son an excellent experience. They make him feel so welcome. It has been a wonderful camp for him and myself."
— Deb S. Parent