Nike Junior Golf Camps at Williams College
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Nike Junior Golf Camps
Nike Junior Golf Camps is proud to have legendary director, Dr. Bob Winters, back for another special summer of golf camp in Massachusetts at Williams College. Located in the Berkshires, the program at Williams is continually one of the best camps in the country.
The wonderful summer climate, fresh air, Berkshire Mountain beauty and a variety of outstanding golf courses makes the program at Williams a true summer camp experience. Dr. Robert Winters has been hosting Nike Jr. Golf Camp at Williams for over 25 years and looks forward to another great summer in 2018.
Campers looking for a multi-week program can connect individual sessions together with a weekend stay in between for a two-three-or four-week camp experience!
- Small group instruction with low student/teacher ratio from nationally recognized PGA professional and sports psychologist, Dr. Bob Winters
- Daily course play with the staff (9-18 holes) at scenic courses in the Berkshires
- Great accommodations at the prestigious Williams College
- Fun, staff-supervised off-course and evening activities (movie night, campus tour, field games)
- Camper amenity package including a Nike hat, drawstring bag, one dozen SRIXON golf balls, camp workbook and graduation certificate
- Safe, healthy and fun learning environment
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Camp Director Dr. Robert Winters
Dr. Robert Winters is a Sports Psychologist and Performance Consultant for the David Leadbetter Golf Academy. He works with PGA, Senior PGA, LPGA and Nationwide Tour professionals.View Dr. Robert Winters's Bio ⟩
Dr. Winters is best known for his applied work in helping world-class athletes and collegiate teams attain peak performance. He is a former touring professional golfer and collegiate golf coach. Coach Winters has directed the Nike Golf Camp at Williams College since 1994 and has also directed camps for Nike Golf Schools & Jr. Camps in Florida and Virginia. Dr. Winters hires an incredible staff of teaching professionals, playing professionals and collegiate players.
Dr. Bob completed his Ph.D. degree in Sport Psychology from the University of Virginia and served on the athletic coaching staff for eight years. He is a former collegiate and touring professional with over 40 years of competitive experience. He has coached over 75 Collegiate All-Americans and has several NCAA Team and Individual Champions in Divisions I, II and III, the NAIA and other college divisions. He has been the mental coach of US, British, Australian and Scottish Amateur Champions as well as having coached US Men’s and Women’s Open Champions, Masters and PGA Champions.
For more information on Dr. Bob, please visit his website at http://www.drbobwinters.com
Nike Junior Golf Camps provide young golfers with the tools to enjoy this great game for a lifetime. Our curriculum is the perfect blend of expert instruction, course play and fun off-course activities. With the experience and passion of Dr. Bob Winters and his staff, each Nike camper can leave at the end of the week feeling more confident about their game. 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 between 1:30pm and 3:00pm. Check-out from 1:30-2:00pm on last day of camp following a brief graduation ceremony.
The Overnight fee includes all golf instruction, course play, 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 swimming, recreational sports, movies, and more.
Campers are housed in singles and doubles in non-air conditioned Williams College dorms (bring a fan). Most meals are served at the Williams College dining hall. 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.
Multi-weeks are an option with a weekend stayover available ($300 fee).
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.
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.
Note: The Nike Junior Golf Camp at Williams College is in compliance with MA General Program Requirements for camps (105 CMR 430.190.191). Williams College is not a sponsor or co-sponsor of the Nike Junior Golf Camps.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00am Wake-up
- 7:15-7:45am Breakfast at Williams Dining Hall
- 8:00am Bus to various golf courses
- 8:30-11:30am Skills Training - campers work through three stations working on putting & chipping, pitching & bunker, and full swing
- 11:30-Noon Lunch at golf courses
- Noon-5:00pm Course play with staff focusing on course management, shot/club selection, strategy, rules and etiquette
- 5:30pm Bus to Williams College
- 6:00-6:30pm Dinner at dining hall
- 7:00-9:00pm Evening activities
- 10:00pm Lights out
The Berkshire Courses
Skyline Country Club (Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
18 hole, par 72, very demanding and scenic course nestled in the Berkshires with views of Mt. Greylock. Host site for the PGA players ability test and hosted the Massachusetts Amateur Qualifier. Outstanding facilities for putting, chipping, bunker and full swing. Skyline is very Nike Camper friendly and has hosted the camp for several years (20 minutes from Williams College).
Waubeeka Golf Links (Monday, Thursday)
18 hole, par 72, two putting greens, short game area, driving range, new watering system. Host site for MA State High School Championship, Plantation Junior Golf Tour, State Amateur Qualifier and Berkshire County Pro-Amateur Tournament (5 minutes from Williams College).
Donnybrook Country Club (Friday, Camp Tournament)
Donnybrook Country Club, which opened in 2008 and is the county’s newest course, offers everything a golfer could ask for in a nine-hole layout. We’re talking country club-like conditioning, challenging holes on beautiful rolling terrain and scenic views to match any in the area.
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Coaches were super helpful!
"This really helped with my decision on golf in college, I got a lot of help and advice from the coaches and they were very supportive."
— Eliza K. Camper
"A phenomenal camp with incredible staff!"
— Joe J. Parent
"My son had a wonderful experience. Not only did he have a good time, but he also improved his game tremendously. Thank you."
— David R. Parent
High quality instruction
"It was our child's first camp experience and he loved it. As a parent, I felt very comfortable knowing my child was so well looked after and was also getting high quality instruction."
— Bijah L. Parent
Saw a real improvement
"Heath had a great week. He saw a real improvement in his game and thoroughly enjoyed the experience."
— Heath L. Parent
Lack of girls
"Lack of girls made it somewhat less attractive for my daughter and for us as parents."
"Great staff. Very organized. Enjoyed all my time."
Dr. Bob was Fantastic
"Dr. Bob was fantastic for my golf game. He really taught us how to believe in ourselves think positively while playing golf. These are lessons I will use not only in golf, but in life."
— Steve P. Junior Overnight Camper
Williams College is Stunning
"The Williams College campus is absolutely stunning. It was fun experiencing a college campus while learning how to play better golf. I recommend this camp to anyone and I will certainly attend next summer!"
— Ashley E. Junior Overnight Camper
Mix of Golf and Activities was Perfect
"Coach Scott taught me a lot about my game. He really tried to work one-on-one with campers whenever possible and that was great. The mix of golf and activities was perfect!"
— Xavier S. Junior Overnight Camper
Couldn't be Better
"My summer couldn't have been better. Attending two weeks of Nike Camp at Williams was amazing. I made a lot of new friends and my golf game improved dramatically. Looking forward to high school season!
— Adam P. Overnight Camper
"it was a great experience that I will look back on as something that not only improved my golf game, but made me a better person."
— Jennifer C. Camper
Game Changing Week
"This camp was truly a game changing week. My game improved in every aspect from mind to physical ability. Dr. Bob Winters and his staff were unforgettable!"
— Tyson C. Camper
Learned Useful Tools
"I had a great time my first year at camp. I learned many useful tools for both on and off the course. I look forward to attending again next year."
— Josh M. Overnight Camper
"Third year and counting. He will probably be back next year. Thank you."
— William S. Parent
"Excellent psychological advice from Dr. Bob Winters that helped me a lot on the course. The other coaches were very enthusiastic and improved my swing and my overall game within five days."
— Martin O. Camper
"I have been to many Nike golf camps before but none of them can even compare to the Nike golf camp at Williams College. Their staff was absolutely phenomenal, best I ever worked with. Not only did I become a better player physically but I improved as a golfer mentally. Doctor Bob’s mental seminars were fantastic and helped me to prepare myself for taking on the golf course and taking on life as well. I would highly recommend this camp to anyone who is interested in golf whether they are a beginner or an advanced player. Either way you will leave this camp with a lot of new knowledge, friends, and fun."
— Chris C. Camper
"It was very fun. The counselors were very nice. The seminars were fantastic."
— Pat G. Overnight Camper
"Dr. Bob and his staff are extraordinary, and this camp is fantastic. We look forward to returning next year!"
— Evan D. Parent
"My daughter enjoyed her second time at the Nike Golf Camp very much. The counselors were outstanding and we were so impressed with Dr. Bob. Thank you so much and she will be back next year!"
— Anna M. Parent
"Fabulous camp - his second year there and will definitely go back next year!"
— Josh R. Parent
Need more rest
"Bed time should be earlier, particularly for younger campers and the campers should get more sleep (perhaps allowed to sleep in a little later as well). Our son loved the camp but was exhausted when we picked him up. I think the campers would get more out of the instruction and experience if they were more well rested. Thank you."
— Trish D. Parent