Nike Junior Golf Camps, Villanova University
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Nike Junior Golf Camps
Julian Krinsky School of Golf plays host to Nike Junior Golf Camps outside Philadelphia at Villanova University this summer. Camp Director, Danie Steyn, is excited to offer this immersive overnight program for campers, ages 14-18, to improve their skills.
Nike Junior Golf Camps at Villanova University offers a comprehensive six-night, seven-day overnight (Sunday-Saturday) experience for players of all skill levels, ages 14-18. This residential option includes golf instruction, course play, meals, housing and evening activities. Campers are housed in the campus dorms and are supervised by our staff of instructors and residential counselors. Counselors will live in the dorms on the same floors as the students.
Overnight camps for players ages 10-13 and all day camps are held nearby at Haverford College. Please see Nike Junior Golf Camps, Haverford College for more details.
- Over 16 hours of instruction per week at the practice facility covering all facets of the game
- Small group instruction with 4:1 student to instructor ratio
- Supervised, daily course play with the instruction staff at one of twelve JKCP courses (list in more details section)
- Camper amenity package including a Nike hat, drawstring bag, one dozen SRIXON golf balls, camp workbook and graduation certificate
- Overnight accommodations at beautiful Villanova University
- Safe, healthy, and fun learning environment
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Camp Director Danie Steyn
Now in his 11th summer as JKCP School of Golf Director, Danie Steyn brings a wide array of experience to our programs.View Danie's Bio ⟩
- Born in South Africa; Danie started playing golf at age 12
- Captain of South Africa’s Free State Provincial Team as Amateur
- EGTF and Logical Golf Teaching Diploma
- Winner of the Schoeman Park GC Pelco Open, South Africa
- Runner Up finish at the De Wets Open and Northern Cape Kimberly Open in South Africa
- Duncan Cup and Shrudder Cup Team member for Royal Wellington, New Zealand
- Playing Professional on the Alp Tour in Europe and member of the Pepsi Development Professional Tour
Coach Matt Pugin
Matt is a PGA Teaching Professional and summer instructor for the Julian Krinsky Golf Camps.View Matt's Bio ⟩
Coach Matt is 25 years-old and was born and raised in South Africa. He has an unrivaled passion for all sports, golf in particular. Matt loves helping others improve and making sure it's enjoyable at the same time. He prides himself on communication skills, having worked as a commentator on Supersport, a highly a claimed sports cable network in South Africa.
Coach Kyle Klopper
Kyle Klopper is a PGA Apprentice at The Golf School of Excellence and serves as assistant instructor for Nike Junior Golf Camps with Julian Krinsky School of Golf.View Kyle's Bio ⟩
Coach Kyle is from South Africa and has a passion for coaching and helping people reach their full potential. Working with kids inspires him to learn from them and to become better, at both playing and coaching.
Coach Jordyn Hurly
Jordan serves as assistant coach for the Nike Junior Golf Camps with Julian Krinsky School of Golf.View Jordyn's Bio ⟩
Jordyn Hurly grew up in Pretoria, South Africa but moved to Philadelphia in 2012. She has played golf and tennis her whole life and was captain of both varsity teams in high school. She has just finished her first year at Northeastern University in Boston, where is a biology major with a minor in history.
Coach Tyrone Gibb
Tyrone Gibb serves as assistant coach for Nike Junior Golf Camps with the Julian Krinsky School of Golf.View Tyrone's Bio ⟩
Coach Tyrone is a teaching professional and had a career high amateur ranking in South Africa of 34. He also played golf for his state at the national tournament.
Coach James Pretorius
James Pretorius serves as assistant coach for the Nike Junior Golf Camps with the Julian Krinsky School of Golf.View James's Bio ⟩
James is 25 years old and was born and raised in South Africa. Sports and fitness are James' passions. James studied Sports Psychology at the University of Johannesburg and is also qualified as a sports conditioning coach.
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.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.
The Overnight fee includes all golf instruction, green fees, evening activities, housing and meals.
CHECK-IN AND CHECK-OUT
Please see the registration packet for check-in/check-out details.
To receive discounts for multiple weeks, please call 1-800-645-3226 and one of our representatives will be happy to apply your discounts and take your registration over the phone. Students who stay for two weeks qualify for a $50 discount per week. Students who attend for three weeks or more get a $100 discount per week.
Campers will participate in fun, supervised activities each night.
Typical On-Campus Activities Include: Casino night, dance party, game night, talent show, campus olympics, outdoor movie & video night, karaoke & pizza party
Typical Off-Campus Activities Include: Movies or IMAX, fireworks, bowling, King of Prussia Mall
The staff lives in the dormitories 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.
Early Arrival Student Package
Campers who wish to arrive on Saturday can purchase the Early Arrival Student Package for an additional $265. This price includes Saturday arrival, linens, laundry service and round-trip transportation to Philadelphia (PHL) Airport or 30th Street Station.
JKCP offers transportation to and from Philadelphia International Airport and Philly's 30th Street Amtrak Train Station ($100 roundtrip or $50 one way). JKCP also offers shuttle transportation to and from Queens, NY ($200 roundtrip or $100 one way). If you are flying into or out of another airport, JKCP recommends professional driver Robert Folz 610-636-4530. After you register, JKCP will send your registration packet via email. Your arrival and departure information forms will be included and are due three weeks prior to your start date.
Weekend Trips and Evening Activities
JKCP offers weekend trips to regional destinations and planned on and off-campus activities each night. Weekend trips are available for purchase at $200. Evening activities are included in residential tuition. Day campers are welcome to join evening activities for $30 per day.
JKCP offers laundry service for $25/week. Laundry is turned in on Monday evening and returned on Wednesday evening.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30am Wake-up
- 8:15am Breakfast
- 8:45am Depart for golf course
- 9:30am Morning drills
- 12:00pm Lunch
- 12:45pm Recreational activities
- 1:30pm On-course instruction
- 4:00pm Recreational Activities or Transport to Residential Campus
- 5:45pm Lineup & Floor Challenges
- 6:00pm Dinner
- 6:45pm Evening activities
- 9:30pm Curfew
As a golf student, you get to experience campus life at Villanova. From meeting a new roommate to enjoying the beautiful campus to eating in the dining halls, campers get a taste of what life as a college student is really like. The modern facilities, air conditioned dorms, snack shops, WiFi and state-of-the-art athletic spaces create a very comfortable setting.
The dorms are the hub of the Krinsky community. You’ll live in a recently renovated, air-conditioned dormitory. Centrally located, it’s within steps of the dining center, bookstore, coffee shops and movie theater. Most of the rooms are spacious doubles and complete with beds, desks, chairs and dressers. Each wing of the dorm has bathrooms you’ll share with your dorm mates. Plus, spacious lounges in the dorms are a great place to hang out with friends.
JKCP GOLF COURSES
Skippack Golf Club, Jeffersonville Golf Club, Westover Country Club, McCall Golf & Country Club, Linfield National Golf Club, Mainland Golf Course, Kimberton Golf Club, Center Square Golf Club, Downingtown Country Club, Turtle Creek Golf Course, Raven’s Claw Golf Club, and Paxon Hollow Country Club.
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Instruction Was Amazing
It has been an absolute pleasure working with the very talented golf instructors. They have taught me lessons I will take with me for the rest of my life.
— Rachel L., Camper
JKCP Is A Home Away From Home
I was quite skeptical of leaving my home to come to a golf camp, but JKCP ended up being much more than just a golf camp for me, it became my home away from home.
— Jack G., Camper