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Nike Junior Golf Camps

Join Fighting Illini Men’s Golf Coach and accomplished touring pro, Mike Small, for five days of top-notch golf instruction at University of Illinois. Small has been hosting this premier junior golf camp in Illinois for over a decade and looks forward to another great summer.

Nike Junior Golf Camp participants stay on campus in air-conditioned dorms and travel a short distance to the University’s Orange and Blue Golf Courses, home to the Illini men’s and women’s golf teams, where they participate in daily instruction and staff-supervised course play. This camp location is for boys only.

2019 UPDATE: Session I will take place Saturday - Wednesday and Session II will take place Wednesday - Sunday. These programs operate back-to-back and campers are welcome to register for both.

Highlights Include
  • Instruction by PGA professionals, college coaches and players
  • Daily course play with the camp staff on University of Illinois Golf Courses
  • One evening of "Golf Under the Lights" at the Illini Golf facility (new in 2019)
  • 18-Hole Team Scramble at the nearby Legends executive course (iron play/short game focused)
  • Camper amenity package including an Illini Golf t-shirt, Nike hat, drawstring bag, one dozen SRIXON golf balls, camp workbook and graduation certificate
  • Video analysis for all camp participants (sent via CoachNow)
  • Nike Camp tournament on last day
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Camp Coaches

  • Nike Golf Camps Mike Small

    Camp Director Mike Small

    Head coach Mike Small has brought national recognition to the Illinois golf program in his decade-plus as head coach. Small was honored as the 2015 Dave Williams National Coach of the Year and has coached the team to Big Ten Championship titles in eight of the last nine seasons and NCAA Championship top-five finishes in six of the past seven seasons.

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Camp Details

Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week. During inclement weather, campers will use the state-of-the-art practice facility at Illinois. This facility includes covered range stalls, indoor putting and chipping greens, video swing analysis and much more.

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Check-In and Check-Out

Please refer to the registration packet (emailed in spring) for check-in and check-out details.


Campers arriving to Willard Airport are to secure their own transportation to and from the airport. Preferred arrivals are between 10:00 am - 1:00 pm on the first day and preferred departures are between 3:00 - 6:00 pm on the final day.

Program Options

The Overnight fee includes all golf instruction, green fees, evening activities, housing and meals. The Extended Day fee includes all of the above except housing and breakfast. Extended Day campers may participate in the evening activities.


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.

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.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00am Wake-up, Breakfast
  • 8:00am Camp meeting at practice facility, skill demonstrations from staff focusing on key elements of the swing for that day
  • 8:30am Instruction - campers rotate through stations working on putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play and the full swing
  • Noon Lunch/relaxation
  • 1:00pm Course play with staff (9-18 holes daily) focusing on strategy, shot selection, course management, rules and etiquette
  • 6:00pm Catered dinner, free time, seminars, guest speakers
  • 8:00pm Evening activities
  • 10:00pm Lights out

University Of Illinois Golf Camp

Orange and Blue Golf Courses

Participants in the Nike Junior Overnight Camp practice and play each day at the University’s Orange and Blue Golf Courses. Situated approximately six miles south of the campus, the two University of Illinois Golf Courses serve not only the UI golf teams, but also students, faculty, staff and the general public. Both courses feature rolling terrain, strategically-placed bunkers and water on several holes. The Orange Course, the more challenging of the two, has played host to several collegiate events including the 1988 Big Ten Championships and the 1991 Women’s Big Ten Championships.

Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 4.77 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    Great Staff!

    "Great instruction and really nice kids at the camp. The boys loved getting to know the jr. counselors!"

    — Meg C. Parent

    • 5/5.
    We Are Ready To Come back!

    "Jack loved the camp. The coaches, floor monitors, camp kids. He said it was so fun and he loved playing 27 holes a day and the contests. He said the night time was so fun swimming, playing in lobby. Overall great time. Ready to go back next year."

    — Kim D. Parent

    • 4/5.
    Motivation To Improve

    "My son had a great time. It was a good opportunity for him to compare his skills to others his age and motivate him to improve."

    — Ericka K. Parent

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    • 5/5.
    Great Intro To College Life

    "Grant really enjoyed the camp and his game improved tremendously. He also had fun meeting new friends and experiencing a little bit of “the college life!” "

    — Melissa S. Parent

    • 5/5.
    We Will Absolutely Be Back!

    "While Miles was the youngest at the camp, everyone from the counselors to campers made him feel very welcome. He came out of the camp fired up to continue practicing his golf game and has already marked his calendar to return next year."

    — Brandon K. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Overall great Experience

    "Overall, my son thoroughly enjoyed the camp and wants to attend both sessions next year. His golf skills (especially short game) improved and he had a great time with the kids he knew going in and the new friends he made during the camp. He really liked the coaches and felt supported and encouraged the entire week."

    — Greg Z. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Great Time At Camp

    "The tournament at the end helped showcase skills learned throughout the week while keeping the campers engaged in a competitive activity"

    — Tiffanie F. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Loved camp!

    "I loved learning new skills and getting to meet new people from other parts of the country and being able to stay in dorms and using U of IL golf facilities."

    — Anderson P. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Would Highly Recommend

    "My boys look forward to this camp every year. They have fun and come home with areas that they can improve on. I recommend this camp to anyone I can."

    — David E. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Loved the Camp

    "Helped my game and my passion to attend U of I. Awesome facility."

    — Lewis R. Overnight Camper

    • 5/5.

    "We were busy from the start of the day to the very end of the day. We learned so much in a short amount of time. The individual attention we received was awesome. Can't wait to come back next year!"

    — Ryan B. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Thank you so very much

    "My son ABSOLUTELY LOVED Mike Small's U of I Golf Camp, thank you so very much!"

    — Brett E. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Camp Was Amazing

    "The only complaint my son had was the quality of the food in the cafeteria and the long lines for meals when the volleyball camp was there as well. The golf portion of the camp was amazing."

    — Ben K. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Best week of the summer vacation

    "I had a great time! I told my friends that I will definitely go back and they want to come with me next year! The coaches were all great with a lot of helpful information. It was the best week of the summer vacation!"

    — Zachary H. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Loved the camp

    "My son loved the camp and really benefited from the instruction!"

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    Highlight of my Summer

    "Nike Golf Camp at University of Illinois was the highlight of my summer. I learned so much about my golf game and had a great time with all the activities. I plan on coming back next summer!"

    — Adam C. Junior Overnight Camper

    • 5/5.
    Totally Impressed with the Camp

    "I was totally impressed with the camp! The golf instructors were friendly, helpful and taught the kids a lot. Probably the best camp experience from a mom's perspective and from the perspective of my son."

    — Andrea K. Mother of Junior Overnight Camper

    • 5/5.
    Staff Really Cares

    "Mike Small runs a truly great camp. The practice facilities are great and the staff really cares about making the campers better golfers."

    — Joseph C. Junior Overnight Camper

    • 5/5.
    Kid had a Great Time!

    "Mike Small was outstanding in running the Nike Golf Camp. My kid had a great time from start to finish!"

    — Teresa Parent

    • 5/5.
    So Impressed

    "I was so impressed with the quality of instruction and the overall experience of the camp. The Nike Camp really prepared me for the high school season and I can't thank the staff enough for their help."

    — Brandon B. Overnight Camper

    • 5/5.
    My Son is Motivated!

    "This camp provided my son with tools and the motivation to take his game to the next level. Since camp he has worked very hard, and his game has improved dramatically!"

    — Joy C. Parent

    • 5/5.
    This Camp Boosted My Confidence!

    "Awesome! I really improved my game in time for high school tryouts! I had a lot of fun and my short game improved drastically. I am very happy I attended."

    — Candice P. Overnight Camper

    • 5/5.
    Great Instruction

    "Awesome camp. Great instruction and made great friends. Had plenty of time to practice and the opportunity to play each day. Looking forward to going back next year!!!"

    — Lucy B. Overnight Camper

    • 5/5.

    "Coach Small was outstanding."

    — Mike L. Overnight Camper

    • 5/5.
    Fun and Instructive!

    "Had lots of fun and also received lots of helpful instruction and tips."

    — Katie F. Overnight Camper

    • 5/5.
    Great Instruction!

    "I loved the camp and am coming back next year! Great instruction and a lot of fun!"

    — Tanner D. Overnight Camper

Nike Junior Golf Camps, University of Illinois

Mike Small, Camp Director
Bromley Hall - 910 South Third Street
Champaign, Illinois 61820
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: All Abilities
Age Group: 11 - 18
Gender: Boys
Extended Day 9am-9pm $1,125.00
Availability: Wait List

Overnight $1,295.00
Availability: Wait List

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: All Abilities
Age Group: 11 - 18
Gender: Boys
Extended Day 9am-9pm $1,125.00
Availability: Wait List

Overnight $1,295.00
Availability: Wait List

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
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