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Join former Team USA player, Mike Petri, at St. John's University this summer for an elite rugby camp experience. Overnight campers reside in dorms on campus and all rugby activities take place on the outstanding varsity athletic facilities.

Nike Rugby Camp in New York offers overnight and day camp options. The overnight camp includes key fundamental drills, fun match play, meals, housing and evening activities. The day camp runs from 9:00am - 5:00pm (abbreviated schedule on first and last day) and includes rugby instruction, match play and lunch. 

Highlights Include
  • Instruction from nationally recognized USA players
  • Daily instruction and match simulation
  • Skill-based group structuring to maximize the advantage for players of all ages and abilities
  • Small Group sizes: approximately an 8:1 player to staff ratio
  • Healthy and positive learning environment to help every player get better
  • Opportunity to experience a college environment
  • Individualized player assessments
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Camp Coaches

  • Camp Director Mike Petri

    Mike Petri is one of the nation's most accomplished rugby players. Petri started playing rugby at Xavier High School in New York City and currently serves as their head coach. 

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  • Staff USA Players

    Each Nike Camp will have current and former USA players and coaches staff.

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Camp Details

Nike Rugby Camps offer players the individualized coaching needed to improve their skill-set and gain a deeper understanding of the game. Our curriculum is the perfect blend of expert coaching, constructive drills, and fun evening activities. Coach Mike Petri will creatively teach players how to capitalize on their individual strengths and become a more dynamic player.

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Program Options

The overnight camp includes key fundamental drills, team strategies, match play, meals, housing and evening activities. The day camp (9:00am - 5:00pm) includes all rugby instruction and lunch. Day campers will be dropped off and picked up at the end of each day at the St. John's Campus on Long Island (Queens). 

Check-In and Check-Out

Check-in takes place on campus between 12:30 and 1:00pm on the first day of camp. Check-out takes place at 11:00am on the last day of camp following a scrimmage and closing ceremony.

Team Discounts

Overnight Campers: We offer a $30 per player discount for five or more team members from the same team/club. Day Campers: $20 per player discount for five or more team members from the same team/club. Please call 800-645-3226 and register by phone to receive the discount.

Supervision

Campers are supervised 24 hours a day. The staff live in the dormitories with the campers and participate in evening activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.

Transportation

Nike Rugby 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.

Registration Packets

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

  • 7:30am Wake up and breakfast
  • 9:00am - 11:00am Training Session: catch and pass technique, defensive structure, tackle technique
  • 11:00am - 11:45am Touch rugby/match simulation
  • Noon - 1:00pm Lunch
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Training session: position specific training; forwards and backs
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm Touch rugby/match simulation
  • 5:00pm - 6:30pm Dinner
  • 7:00pm - 10:00pm Evening activities
  • 10:00pm Lights Out

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Overall Average Rating 4.50 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    First Sleep-away Camp a Huge Success!

    "Many accolades to you and your impeccable staff of coaches at Nike Rugby Camps. The only word my son used to describe the camp was: 'Awesome!' The coaches had to deal with my son during his first sleep away camp. They went out of his way to calm him, leaving him with a very positive impression."

    — Nancy Y. Parent

    • 4/5.
    Fantastic Experience!

    "Thank you to the camp directors and all the coaches for a truly excellent camp!  Owen had a great time and it was a fantastic experience for him.  His only complaint was that it ended too soon!"

    — Duvall N. Parent

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Nike Rugby Camp at St. John’s University

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Mike Petri, Camp Director
St. John's University

8000 Utopia Parkway

Queens, New York 11439

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