Nike Junior Golf Camps, Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course
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Nike Junior Golf Camps
Nike Junior Golf Camps return to Bridgeport, CT at Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course. This location has become one of the best, and most popular, junior golf camps in the Northeast and our staff is poised for another great summer!
The camps run Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Under the watchful eye of the instructional staff, campers practice for three hours each morning working on all aspects of their games - putting, chipping, bunker play and full-swing. Morning instruction is followed by lunch and then afternoon course play. Lunch is included for full day campers each day.
- Three hours of practice with the staff covering all facets of the game; putting, chipping/pitching, full-swing
- Daily on-course instruction working on course management, shot selection, rules and etiquette
- Camper amenity package including a Nike hat, drawstring bag, one dozen SRIXON balls, camp workbook, and graduation certificate
- A healthy and positive learning environment designed to help every camper get better!
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Camp Director Stephen Roach
Stephen Roach has been a member of the Professional Golfers Association since April of 2001 and the Head Golf Professional at Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course since 2009.View Stephen Roach's Bio ⟩
Stephen is a teaching professional of the highest caliber. He has taught golf to people of all ages, including children as young as five years old.
Stephen received the PGA President’s Council on Growing the Game award in both 2006 and 2008. He was previously Head Golf Professional at Lansbrook Golf Club in Palm Harbor, FL, an assistant golf professional at Brooklawn Country Club in Fairfield, CT, and golf professional at Patterson Country Club, Fairfield, CT where he also served as tournament administrator.
Our programs at Fairchild Wheeler are designed for boys and girls between the ages of 9-17. The teaching staff, led by Camp Director, Steve Roach, 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 to the high school player trying to move up on the team. 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
- 1:00pm Course play with staff. On-course instruction on club selection, course management, rules and etiquette
- 4:00pm Campers depart
Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course
Fairchild Wheeler offers two challenging 18 hole golf courses. The Red Golf Course demands accurate tee shots which will leave most golfers with mid to short irons for their approach shots. Don’t let that fool you because the Red Golf Course has tough greens that will make most golfers double and triple check the breaks. The Wheel also has great practice facilities for campers to hone their game on which makes this golf course the perfect site for a Nike Jr. Golf Camp.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
Well run camp!
"My 12 year old son Owen, arrived at camp focused on improving his game this summer. The team of coaches were thoughtful and encouraging to him every day. They recognized his determination and gave him the individual feedback and instruction to help him improve. Director Stephen Roach runs a great camp; he has assembled a fantastic team of coaches and councilors to make it work so well."
— Eric T.
Looking forward to next year!
"This camp was a great introduction for Jared to the sport of golf. He ended the week understanding when to use the different clubs and the positioning needed for a good swing. The groups were divided well according to ability and he felt that he got a lot of individualized attention. He is looking forward to returning for another week next summer."
— Amy B. Parent
"My son improved his game and increased his confidence. Excellent staff. We would attend again."
— Erin Z. Parent
"Mr. Roach & all the pros were superb. Extremely professional & knowledgeable. My son had the best week learning how to improve his golf game & playing. Definitely will be recommending this camp, as well as return again next summer! Thank you for a terrific experience."
— Julian D. Parent
"My 12 yr old and 13 yr old boys had a great time at the golf camp!"
— Alex D. Parent
Loved the camp
"My daughter Leni loved the camp and came home truly enthusiastically. Thanks to the Fairchild Wheeler team for such a fantastic experience. We will be back next year!"
— Leni L. Parent
There should be more hands-on instruction
"There should be much more actual hands-on instruction, not just having the kids hit balls while a coach was watching. Also, lunch should be healthier - include fruit to eat and milk and juice to drink."
Had a blast
"This was the first time my son played golf and he had a blast as well as learned so much. He hasn't stopped golfing since the end of camp! Thanks to everyone - hope to see you next year!"
— Nicholas C. Parent
"My son had a great time! Would definitely do it again!"
Tough for a girl
"It is really tough for a girl since there are so few!"
Coaches Made it Fun
"My putting got a lot better through repetition and fun games. Coaches made it fun to learn and were always positive towards us."
— Johnathon P. Junior Day Camper
"The team at Fairchild Wheeler in CT are true professionals. My son has a great time and learns so much each summer. Thank you for providing the experience!"
— M. Bernstein Parent
"I had a wonderful time and my game improved lots. I loved the camp and I will be back, maybe another week this summer.... if I can talk my dad into it! Definitely next summer, I will be back. It was fabulous!"
— Deidra K. Junior Day Camper
"Great camp, my son is a first time golfer and he really enjoyed himself. He is already looking foward to next year! My thanks to the entire staff for a great job. Very professional and well organized."
— Shawna U. Parent
"My son had an amazing time. He wants to play more golf and wants to come two weeks next year. Big fan of all the Nike/ first Tee programs !!! It is a great program and experience. The camp is well organized, with quality instruction. My son came home very excited about golf and the whole program - thank you. We will definately be coming back next summer!"
— Dave K. Parent
My Sons Felt Welcome
"The staff did a fantastic job! Both my sons felt welcome and learned a lot about the game during their time at camp!"
— Kat J. Parent
Focus is on Honesty and Integrity
"My sons thoroughly enjoyed themselves. I liked the focus on honesty, integrity & sportsmanship. I don't think children get enough of that these days.The staff and all the organization was impressive. This was my sons first golf camp experience and it was extremely postive. I have already recommended this golf experience to many other parents. Thanks!!"
— Nicole R. Parent