Nike Junior Golf Camps at Sugarloaf Resort
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Nike Junior Golf Camps
Sugarloaf Golf Club plays host to Maine's only overnight program for Nike Junior Golf Camps. The all abilities camp is open to players, ages 10-18, and provides players with the tools to excel in the sport of golf for a lifetime, incorporating PGA instruction, course play, and fun evening activities. The high school program is a more advanced program structured to help high school players improve their competitive results.
Sugarloaf Resort is located in beautiful Carrabassett Valley in Maine's Western mountains. The 18-hole course, a rugged par 72 championship layout, offers challenging mountain golf in a truly awe-inspiring setting. The Nike Camp at Sugarloaf is offered for golfers, ages 13-18, who are looking to improve their skills and competitive results.
- Small group instruction with low student/teacher ratio from nationally recognized PGA professionals
- Three hours of daily instruction and daily course play with staff
- Camper amenity package including a Nike hat, drawstring bag, SRIXON golf balls, camp workbook and graduation certificate
- Fun, supervised off-course activities including bowling, swimming, and trip to Anti-Gravity Center
- Camper evaluations utilizing 4D Motion and video analysis
- A healthy and positive learning environment designed to help every camper get better!
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Camp Director Zach Zondlo
Zach Zondlo is the Head Golf Pro at Sugarloaf Golf Club.View Zach Zondlo's Bio ⟩
Previously, Zondlo had been an assistant professional with the Heather at Boyne Highlands - another top-rated course in the Boyne family. He has most recently held the position of assistant professional at Fiddler's Creek Golf Club in Naples, FL alongside Sugarloaf's Assistant Professional, Corey May.
Nike Junior Golf Camps at Sugarloaf offer each junior golfer the same opportunity to succeed, regardless of their starting point. Coach Zondlo and his staff offer a positive and fun learning environment, one in which campers can thrive under the direction of motivated and highly skilled instructors. 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
Check-In and Check-out
- Check-in for all campers is on the first day between 12:00-1:30pm at the Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel.
- Extended Day Campers will depart that evening at 8:00pm.
- Graduation: 1:00pm at the golf course. Parents are invited to attend!
- Check-out: Immediately following the graduation ceremony
*Subject to change, please see information packet for final details.
Students will be staying at the nearby Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel in adjacent rooms to the camp staff. Please refer to the information packet (emailed in spring) for check-in/check-out info. Campers will be housed in double rooms, but single rooms will be available upon request.
The Overnight fee includes all golf instruction, green fees, evening activities, housing, and all meals. The Extended Day fee includes all of the above except housing and breakfast. Extended Day campers may participate in the evening activities which will include golf activities, recreational sports, movies and more.
Nike Junior Golf Camps does not provide transportation to and from airports, bus depots or train stations. The packet we send to registered campers in the spring offers suggestions on shuttle services for each specific camp.
The staff lives in the dormitories/resort accommodations with the campers and participates in evening activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.
A detailed camper information 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.
CONTINGENCY PLAN FOR OVERNIGHT & EXTENDED DAY CAMPERS (2021)
In the event that we are unable to host Overnight campers due to safety concerns or COVID-19 restrictions, this camp will be converted to a Day Camp (commuter only) with the revised schedule shown below. All Overnight and Extended Day campers will be notified as early as possible and automatically enrolled into the Day Camp. Campers who registered using a credit voucher will be re-issued a credit voucher for any difference in camp price. All other campers will be refunded any difference in camp price. For out-of-town campers, please see the “Local Accommodations” section below.
DAY CAMP SCHEDULE:
• Check-in: 9:00am each day
• Check-out: 5:00pm each day
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:15-8:30am Wake-up, breakfast
- 8:45am-Noon Golf Instruction with video analysis. Focus on all facets of game; putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play and full swing
- 12:00-1:00pm Lunch/free-time at Strokes
- 1:00-3:00pm Golf Instruction with video analysis
- 1:00-5:00pm Course play with staff - staff to provide instruction on course management, shot selection, rules and etiquette
- 5:00-6:00pm Dinner, free-time
- 6:15-9:00pm Evening activities (bowling, kickball, and swimming)
- 10:00pm Lights out
The awe-inspiring 18-holes that make up the Sugarloaf Golf Club & Golf School have proven, for so many golfers, an unforgettable experience. An experience punctuated by the rugged, demanding terrain that is the hallmark of mountain golf. Course designer Robert Trent Jones Jr. calls it, “one of the most spectacular courses I’ve ever been associated with.”
Top 100 of America's Greatest Golf Courses
-Golf Digest, 2003-2005
#1 course in Maine every year since 1985
Top 100 Courses You Can Play
-Golf Magazine, 2004
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
Overall Average RatingStars
Fun time all around
"Fun time all around. Appreciated the coaching. Laid back atmosphere, which works for him."
— Benjamin T. Parent
"She had a great time and was able to spend a lot of time on the course."
— Sarah S. Parent
awesome instructors and a small group of campers
"This was Rohen's first time at a sleep away camp and he couldn't have had a better experience. A beautiful hotel, awesome instructors and a small group of campers."
— Jennifer M. Parent
tips and strategies specific to weaknesses
Alex loved the opportunity to work in small groups as well as compete against each other. He was given tips and strategies specific to weaknesses he had in his techniques.
— Julie B. Parent
helpful and friendly group of coaches
Evan loved the personal attention from a very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly group of coaches.
— Shelley F. Parent
This camp was excellent
This camp was excellent- my son improved and learned how to better work on his skills. He really absorbed the direction received from the pros and was able to apply it to his golf game and describe what he learned to me on the ride home. In addition to the great golf instruction and as important as that is, he had a blast off the course with the other campers, the activities, and even in the rooms after the day was done - Great Job Staff!
— Gary L. Parent
Awesome Golf Camp!
" Great course and fun environment for a golf camp. My daughter had been in other golf camps this summer but really excelled with the coaches instructions."
— Heidi W. Parent
"Isaac had a great time the 4th year in a row. Zach and Indiana provided great instruction and were wonderful with the campers."
— Denise P. Parent
Definitely coming back
"I'm definitely coming back next year!"
— Bronte F. Camper
My daughter has not stopped talking about the camp
"My daughter has not stopped talking about the camp. She developed new skills, felt very comfortable in the environment (on the course, clubhouse, at the hotel and around the staff) and hopes to attend next year. Great big thanks to the staff."
— Emily G. Parent
Groups do not seem to have the same level of instruction
"My only comment is that the groups do not seem to get the same high level of instruction and my son appeared to be put in a group of boys who were not as experienced. I would recommend that there be a place to indicate the playing ability on the registration form or their handicap to help the placement process in the future."
My Golf Skills Greatly Improved
"I absolutely loved the Sugarloaf golf camp! It was a great experience and my golf skills greatly improved. This course is absolutely amazing! I would definitely consider attending next summer."
— Andrea K. Junior Overnight Camper
I Would Love to Come Back
"The Nike golf camp at Sugarloaf was so much fun! I would LOVE to come back. I enjoyed the teachers and friends that I made. I also enjoyed every part about camp, the golf course was so beautiful. The teachers were more than helpful, they were wonderful! If they are coming back for another year, I would love to become a counselor!"
— Cameron D. Junior Overnight Camper
Really Enjoyed my Time
"I live in Maine and it was perfect for me. There are no other camps in Maine close to as beautiful as this one. I really enjoyed my time and thanks to all the staff who helped my golf improve."
— Harrison G. Junior Day Camper
"Nike Golf Camp was a great summer activity for my friends and I. We had an awesome time with the staff and made some new friends during the week. Hopefully, we can come back next year!"
— Thomas P. Overnight Camper
"Abby Spector was a great instructor and Nate made a great dorm manager. My son had a great experience!"
— Harry L. Parent
"Super fun camp I cant wait to go next year. LEARNED A LOT!"
— Brittany C. Overnight Camper
Would Go Back Again
"Nate Fairfield was the perfect golf instructor...he made it fun and one reason he would go back to camp again!"
— John P. Parent of Overnight Camper
"Great Camp! Thank you Steve, Nate, Andy and Mike!!"
— Emily H. Overnight Camper
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