Nike Junior Golf Camps, RiverRidge Golf Course
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Nike Junior Golf Camps
RiverRidge Golf Complex plays host to the newest junior golf camps in Eugene, Oregon this summer. Join Camp Director, Aaron Oakley, and the dedicated staff of professionals for an unforgettable week of golf camp!
SPRING BREAK CAMP
Our spring program offers campers of all abilities the opportunity to improve every part of their game. Half day campers receive three hours of instruction with emphasis on putting, chipping, bunker play and full swing. Spring break campers will also have the opportunity to play the golf course if weather permits. These are great camps for anyone who wants to improve their game and have fun during the break. The Spring Break Camp runs from 11:00am - 3:30pm daily and is open to golfers ages 7 - 15.
FULL DAY CAMP (Summer)
Full day campers enjoy three hours of instruction each morning. Instruction focuses on all facets of the game and prepares the junior player for the challenges of the course. After lunch, it’s off to the first tee for course play. During course play our staff teaches strategy, rules/etiquette, and course management. Our Full Day Camp is designed to create complete golfers and raise their game to the next level. This program runs from 9:00am - 3:30pm daily and is open to golfers ages 9 - 16. Lunch is not provided, please pack a lunch.
HALF DAY CAMP (Summer)
This program offers campers of all abilities the opportunity to work on and improve every part of their game. Half day campers receive three hours of instruction with emphasis on putting, chipping, bunker play and full swing. From beginning players to advanced, these are great camps for anyone who wants to improve. Half Day Camp runs from 9:00am - 12:00pm daily and is open to golfers ages 7 - 13.
- Instruction with low student-to-teacher ratio from experienced PGA professionals
- Morning instruction covering putting, chipping, pitching and full swing
- Daily course play with staff supervision (Full Day Camps only)
- 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 Director Aaron Oakley
Aaron, the course's PGA Apprentice since 2014, focuses on course management skills and and emphasis on short game proficiency.View Aaron Oakley's Bio ⟩
Aaron, the course's PGA Apprentice since 2014, focuses on course management skills and and emphasis on short game proficiency.
Coach Pat Church
Member of the United States Golf Teaching Federation: Certified Assoc. Instructor, 2004; Master Instructor and 2009 Special Olympics Golf Coach, Eugene/Springfield Team, 2005. She was...View Pat Church's Bio ⟩
Member of the United States Golf Teaching Federation: Certified Assoc. Instructor, 2004; Master Instructor and 2009 Special Olympics Golf Coach, Eugene/Springfield Team, 2005. She was honored to be named as the Special Olympics Golf Coach, USA Team in Athens, Greece for 2011. She is also a Level 2 Coach of The First Tee.
Pat has over 50 years of playing experience and over a decade of teaching under her belt. In that time, she has instructor college students at both the U of O and Lane Community College. Her areas of expertise include Special Needs, Private Instruction, Clinics, and Schools. She is a promoter of The First Tee Life Skills Curriculum.
Coach Bud Wicks
A member of the United States Golf Teaching Federation, he has been a Certified Level 1 Instructor since 1997. Formerly the head golf coach at local Churchill HS, Bud is a veteran youth instructor who...View Bud Wicks's Bio ⟩
A member of the United States Golf Teaching Federation, he has been a Certified Level 1 Instructor since 1997. Formerly the head golf coach at local Churchill HS, Bud is a veteran youth instructor who takes pride in helping kids take their game to the next level.
Coach Jennifer Kern
Jennifer Kern is an LPGA Class A Teaching Professional at Riverridge Golf Complex and also serves as camp coach for Nike Junior Golf Camps.View Jennifer's Bio ⟩
LPGA Class A Teaching Professional since 2002. Played Division I college golf for The University of New Mexico from 1994-1998. Participated on various Professional Golf Tours throughout the World including the United States, Canada, China, Japan, and Europe from 1999 until 2008. Extensive Junior Golf Career with several State titles. United States Junior Girls Americas Cup overall winner in 1993. Collegiate All Regional Team in 1996.
Nike Camp staff members are on hand to provide campers with top quality instruction each day. We accommodate all skill levels; the junior player just discovering the game, the high school player trying to move up on the team, and the tournament level junior looking to improve his or her tournament results. 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.
LUNCH NOT INCLUDED
Lunch is not included for the camp. Campers must bring their own lunch each day.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 8:50am Campers check-in at course
- 9:00am Staff demonstrations, overview of curriculum for the day
- 9:30am Group instruction - campers rotate stations working on putting, chipping, pitching, full swing
- 12:00pm Lunch (full day only), half day campers depart (lunch not included)
- 1:00pm Course play under staff supervision
- 3:30pm Campers depart
RiverRidge Golf Complex
Located in north Eugene, RiverRidge Golf Complex offers three different golf courses laid out on a portion of the Ayres Family farm, homesteaded in 1851. The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program facility has over 120 species of trees among the more than 1200 planted since opening in 1988. The lighted and covered Driving Range includes 39 hitting spaces for year around practice. There are seven target greens to test accuracy and 1.5 acres of grass tee open Friday through Sunday during the summer season. The Short Game areas with bunker and putting greens will let you chip, pitch and putt to perfection.
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"Coach Bud, Jenn and James were exceptional! Encouraging, with a solid understanding of how to lead and motivate this age group. Excellent Nike brand reps."
— Shanna C. Parent
excited about golf after camp!
"DJ had a great time! He is so excited about golf now! It might be a good idea to have a club or group of past campers that meet up to play golf together..."
— Melanie J. Parent
"Nike Golf Camp was a great experience for my two children. Wonderful, positive coaches that mix fun games with good instruction. My kids enjoyed each day and look forward to returning next year."
Excited About Golf
"My two little ones needed a good introduction to golf and this couldn't have been a more positive experience for them. They came home each day excited about golf and eager to go back the next day."