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US Sports is thrilled to announce the return of our golf camp program to University of Connecticut. Join UConn Head Coach, Dave Pezzino, for an incredible junior golf experience top-notch golf facilities across the state.

The overnight camp includes golf instruction, course play, meals, housing and evening activities. Players stay overnight in the dormitories at the University of Connecticut and travel to Ellington Ridge Country Club for daily instruction and play. Coach Pezzino is looking forward to a fun-filled week of instruction where campers can learn what it takes to bring their skills to the next level.

Highlights Include
  • Instruction from recognized golf instructors with a low student to teacher ratio
  • Three hours of morning instruction covering putting, chipping, pitching, and full swing
  • Daily course play focusing on course management, strategy, shot selection, rules and etiquette
  • Overnight accommodations at the University of Connecticut
  • Camper amenity package including a Nike hat, drawstring bag, SRIXON golf balls, camp workbook and graduation certificate
  • A healthy and positive learning environment designed to help every camper get better
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Camp Coaches

  • Nike Junior Golf Camps Dave Pezzino

    Head Men’s Golf Coach, University of Connecticut Dave Pezzino

    Dave Pezzino is the head coach of the men’s golf team at the University of Connecticut. He was named to the position on August 24, 2007.

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    Head Men's Golf Coach, University of Rochester Dan Wesley

    Dan Wesley is the head men's golf coach at University of Rochester. Dan has also directed Nike Junior Golf Camps in Rochester, NY in previous years and serves as co-camp coordinator for the Nike College Showcase Camps.

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Camp Details

This program is designed for boys and girls between the ages of 12 and 18. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced level golfer, our world-class instruction and coaching provides junior golfers with the necessary skills to compete and win. These camps offer training and real competition scenarios that develop every part of your game. During the week, campers work on short game, putting, approach shots, course management, and will test their new skills in weekly competitions and 18-hole tournaments. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.


You can expect high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.


  • Dates: 2024 Camp Dates Coming Soon
  • Age Group: 12-18
  • Gender: Co-ed
  • Camp Type: Overnight & Extended Day
  • Schedule:
    • Overnight: Sunday - Thursday
    • Extended Day: Sunday - Thursday
      • Sunday: 2:30pm - 9:00pm
      • Monday - Wednesday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
      • Thursday: 9:00am - 12:30pm
    • During the week, Extended Day campers arrive at Ellington Ridge Country Club around 9:00am and depart from the University of Connecticut around 9:00pm. A complete schedule of the week will be given to you at check-in.
  • Check-In: Registration for all campers occurs on Sunday from 2:00-2:30pm at the University of Connecticut on campus at Terry Hall - Northwest Quad. There will be a campus tour immediately after check-in, campers will then be bussed to the golf course in the afternoon. Extended Day campers can be picked up at the university at 9:00pm on the first day.
  • Check-out: Camp graduation is at 12:30pm on Thursday. Campers depart following the graduation ceremony at 1:00pm. Parents are encouraged to attend the graduation.
  • Meals: Overnight campers will receive all meals during camp (breakfast, lunch, dinner). Extended Day campers will be provided lunch and dinner.
  • Program: The All Abilities program is designed to improve the fundamental skills needed for golf; putting, chipping/pitching, full-swing and course etiquette. Upon arrival, all participants will be evaluated by the instructors and placed into groups based on age and ability level.

Please note: Camp schedules and details may be subject to change.


  • Instruction: Morning instruction and afternoon course play at a rotation of golf courses.
  • Meals: Overnight campers will receive all meals during camp (breakfast, lunch, dinner). Extended Day campers will be provided lunch and dinner.
  • Supervision: Campers are under staff supervision at all times as staff members live in adjacent rooms to overnight campers. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.
  • Camper Amenity Package: Campers will receive an amenity package including a Nike hat, drawstring bag, SRIXON golf balls, camp workbook, and graduation certificate.


  • Ratio: 1:8 staff-to-camper ratio.
  • Groupings: Campers are grouped by age, ability, and experience.
  • Equipment Needed: Players should supply their own golf clubs, glove, golf balls, and tees.
  • Facilities: Ellington Ridge Country Club
  • Medical Protocol: Camp will have on-site staff to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.
  • Housing:
    • Dorm: On campus at Terry Hall - Northwest Quad
    • Campers Per Room: Campers will be housed in double rooms.
    • Roommates: Rooms are assigned by age & roommate requests. Roommate requests must be received no later than 14 days before the start of camp. If you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!
    • Linens: Not included. Bring linens or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase, and a towel.
    • Air Conditioning: Rooms are NOT air-conditioned.
    • Key Deposit: Please bring a check for $125 for room key deposit and $4 for the meal/access card, made payable to “US Sports Camps”. Check will be returned after the key card is turned in on the last day of camp.
    • Spending Money: We recommend that each overnight camper bring $60-75 per week of spending money to cover incidentals like snacks, souvenirs and other activities. Please bring cash in a marked envelope for your child.

*Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.


To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist. All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!


Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment, and personal items. US Sports Camps, The University of Connecticut and the golf facilities being used are NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.

  • Golf clubs
  • Golf Balls/tees/glove
  • Golf shoes or tennis/athletic shoes
  • Athletic clothing (t-shirts, shorts)
  • 5-6 collared shirts (recommended)
  • 4-6 golf appropriate shorts/pants
  • 6-8 pairs of socks
  • Casual clothes
  • Sweatshirt/warm up jacket and pants
  • Raingear and/or umbrella
  • Toilet/personal items
  • Insect repellent
  • Laundry bag
  • Water bottle*
  • Sunscreen**
  • Hat/visor (Campers receive Nike hat with amenity package)
  • Snacks (optional)
  • Linens, blankets, towels, and pillow
  • Small fan for dorm room (no A/C in rooms)
  • COVID PPE (as required by state/local guidelines)
  • Signed Health & Release forms and waivers (forms completed online do not need to be printed and turned in at camp)


Nike Junior Golf Camps does not provide ground transportation from airports, train stations or bus stations. Parents/guardians are fully responsible for getting campers to and from camp check-in/out. If you have a child flying to camp, please visit the Bradley International Airport website for information on ground service (www.bradleyairport.com). During the week, campers are transported to Ellington Ridge Country Club via private bus transportation.


For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.


For general questions about our golf camps please see our FAQ page.

This camp is open to any and all entrants (limited only by number, age, grade level, and/or gender).

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Ellington Ridge Country Club

56 Abbott Road, Ellington, CT 06029


Please note: Camp schedules may be subject to change.

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
  • 1:00pm Course play with staff focusing on strategy, shot selection, course management, rules and etiquette
  • 5:00pm Depart back to campus
  • 6:00pm Dinner, free time, camp discussion sessions
  • 10:00pm Lights out

Ellington Ridge Country Club

Established in 1959, Ellington Ridge Country Club is an 18 hole championship golf course designed by noted golf architect, Geoffrey Cornish. Not far from Ellington, Ellington Ridge Country Club offers terrific views and challenging play for golfers at every skill level. Well-groomed fairways and greens keep Ellington Ridge Country Club difficult yet friendly, and the staff can offer tips and tricks for playing your best round. Ellington Ridge Country Club is a terrific choice for your regular rounds of golf or a new destination for you and friends when visiting Ellington.

Camp Reviews

Overall Average Rating 4.89 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    It was great!

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.
    Enjoyed the comraderie of the campers.

    Loved the golf instruction. Loved the competition on the golf course. Enjoyed the comraderie of the campers.

    — Diane M. Parent

    • 5/5.
    He especially enjoyed working with coach Dave!

    Tyler absolutely loved all the staff and their kindness and commitment to helping him improve his game! He especially enjoyed working with coach Dave!

    — Kristie M. Parent

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    • 5/5.
    meeting some great kids

    While Matthew is usually outgoing, his brother didn’t come this year so he tended to sit by himself at meals. One of the counselors challenged him to sit with new people and ended up meeting some great kids.

    — Kristy P. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Highlight Of The Summer

    "This is the second year for my son. He made friends not only with the counselors but with campers. Attending this camp is one of the highlights of his summer."

    — Heather M. Parent

    • 5/5.
    We Will Be Back

    "Being able to learn skills from a college coach and players, playing at Mohegan Sun golf course and getting tips from Ray Allen, and staying in a dorm on an amazing college campus. Camp was awesome- only complaint was it was too short and rain got in the way of a scramble and an entire morning of golf. Coach Pezzino is fantastic and got to know each camper! Very encouraging and gave good feedback to each kid. My son definitely wants to go back next summer!"

    — Ina L. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Excellent Experience

    "I have been coming to Nike Golf Camps for years for the fun atmosphere and great instruction. This year was no different. Excellent experience!"

    — Jessica W. Junior Overnight Camper

    • 5/5.

    "Thanks for a great week with my friends! I learned a lot and can't wait to come back next summer!"

    — Jack S. Overnight Camper

    • 5/5.
    Learned So Much

    "My daughter had so much fun during the camp and learned so much!"

    — Abbie K. Parent

Nike Junior Golf Camp, Connecticut

Dave Pezzino, Head Men’s Golf Coach, University of Connecticut
University of Connecticut
2131 Hillside Road

Storrs, Connecticut 06269
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm PST


Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.

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