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Join UC Berkeley Head Volleyball Matt McShane and his coaching staff for an outstanding volleyball camp experience at Cal this summer!

With multiple programs to choose from at our kids volleyball camps at Cal, you are sure to find the camp to fit your needs. We offer Youth, Intermediate, and Advanced programs for boys and girls. 

Highlights Include
  • Excellent training facilities
  • Six hours of daily instruction
  • 1:8 coach to camper ratio
  • Players grouped by ability then age
  • Personal evaluations from your coach
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Camp Coaches

  • Cal Volleyball Camps Matt Mcshane

    Camp Director Matt McShane

    Matt McShane was named the sixth head coach in Cal volleyball history on May 9, 2017.

    View Matt McShane's Bio
  • Cal Volleyball Camps Jennifer Dorr

    Co-Director Jennifer Dorr

    Jennifer Dorr, a former award-winning standout setter at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, is in her fifth season as an assistant coach for the Golden Bears.

    View Jennifer Dorr's Bio
  • Cal Volleyball Camps Spencer Mclachlin

    Coach Spencer McLachlin

    Spencer McLachlin, a former All-Conference outside hitter at Stanford who helped the Cardinal win the 2010 NCAA Championship, is in his first season as an assistant coach for the Golden Bears.

    View Spencer McLachlin's Bio
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Camp Details

This year we are offering one session of Overnight and Extended Day (9:00am-9:00pm) camp for girls, ages 14-18 with 2-3 years of competitive experience. We are also offering several sessions of Day (9:00am-4:00pm) camp for boys and girls, ages 8-18, of all ability levels. Campers can choose between Youth (ages 8-14), Intermediate (ages 10-17) and Advanced (ages 14-18) programs. See "More Camp Details" for further information.

2018 CAMP DATES

  • July 5-7 (Youth)
  • July 9-11 (Intermediate)
  • July 12-14 (Intermediate)
  • July 15-18 (Advanced | Overnight)
  • July 19-21 (Intermediate & Advanced)
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CAMP PROGRAM OFFERINGS

All sessions are open to players of all abilities, unless otherwise noted. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff and placed into groups based on age and ability level.

Youth

This program is designed for young players, ages 8-14, who are just starting out or in the first year of learning the basic skills for volleyball. Campers get a jump-start with their volleyball skills and work on a solid base to build upon after camp.

Intermediate

This program is a full-day camp designed for intermediate players, ages 10-17. Campers receive instruction on all volleyball skills - Attacking, Setting, Passing, Defense, Serving, and Blocking in a variety of individual, small group and team settings. All Intermediate sessions are designed for players of all skill levels. 

ADVANCED

This program is geared towards high school and club level players (ages 14-18/grades 9-12) with 2-3 years of competitive experience. This intense, challenging program stresses position play, advanced team techniques, physical conditioning, and a higher level of competitive play.

Please note: The following information may be subject to change.

2018 SESSION SCHEDULES 

Day Camps
  • Youth: July 5-7 (Thursday-Saturday)
  • Intermediate I: July 9-11 (Monday-Wednesday)
  • Intermediate II: July 12-14 (Thursday-Saturday)
  • Intermediate III & Advanced II: July 19-21 (Thursday-Saturday)
    • Daily Hours: 9:00am-4:00pm
    • Check-in: 8:00AM on the first day of camp
    • Check-out:  4:00pm each day
    • Lunch: Lunch is not provided. Campers should bring a sack lunch with them each day. Pizza is available for purchase for $2 a slice.
OVERNIGHT & EXTENDED DAY CAMP

Advanced: July 15-18 (Sunday-Wednesday)

  • Check-in: 2:00-3:30pm on Sunday at Unit 3 Dorms
  • Check-out: Graduation is at 11:30am on Wednesday at Haas Pavilion. Parents are invited to attend. Check out will take place immediately after.
  • Extended Day Camper Schedule: Sunday 3:30pm-9:00pm, Monday & Tuesday 8:45am-9:00pm, Wednesday 8:45am-12:00pm

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?

  • Daily volleyball instruction
  • Overnight campers: Dormitory housing on campus and all meals are provided.
  • Extended Day campers: Lunch and dinner are provided.
  • Supervision: Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities
  • Camp T-shirt & Prizes: All campers receive a camp t-shirt and prizes.  

INSTRUCTION, EQUIPTMENT & FACILITY

  • Ratio: 1:8 staff to camper ratio
  • Players Grouped by: ability, age, years of experience
  • Equipment Needed: Players should supply their own kneepads and have at least one pair of well broken-in volleyball (court) shoes. Campers do not need to bring their own balls.
  • Facility: Indoor courts at Haas Pavilion
  • Medical Protocol: Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.

2017 HOUSING (2018 TBA)

  • Dorm: Unit 3 Dorms
  • Campers Per Room: 2
  • 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!
  • Bathrooms: shared
  • Linens: Not provided
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

TRAVEL

Cal Volleyball Camps does not provide transportation from airports, train stations or bus depots.  If you have a child flying to camp, please arrange a shuttle or taxi service.  The closest airports to campus are Oakland International Airport and San Francisco International Airport. 

REGISTRATION PACKET

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. Our health and release forms may require a doctor's signature (please reference your camp packet). All required forms will be collected on the first day of camp.

Camps are open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender.

DAY CAMP SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE
  • 9:00am Day Campers arrive. Stretching & warm up.
  • 9:15am-12:00pm Training Session I
  • 12:00-12:45pm Lunch and rest
  • 12:45-1:30pm Demonstration and lecture
  • 1:30-4:00pm Training Session II
  • 4:00pm Day Campers depart.

Cal Volleyball Camps Facility

The Walter A. Haas, Jr. Pavilion is the home of the University of California Golden Bears men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, and men's and women's gymnastics teams. The arena is located in the middle of the main University of California sports complex, overlooking Evans Diamond and Edwards Stadium.

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Overall Average Rating 4.56 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    Great atmosphere

    I would ten out of ten recommend this to any one who wants to go beyond the level of High School and Club volleyball! The best part is that the Assistant coaches get really involved with the teams! Such a great atmosphere and the staff and players are just amazing!! 

    — Cal Camper '16

    • 5/5.
    Well organized

    Cal Nike camp was an excellent camp for all levels.  All the camper's energy was high and coaches instructed them with enthusiasm and passion. Well organized by staff and great location! 

    — Camper '15

    • 5/5.
    Great coaches

    Experienced and relatable coaches, intense competition, wonderful people, and tons of reps. incredible experience, would recommend to any volleyball player looking to interact with new players and coaches and get lots of practice over the summer.

    — Parent '15

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    • 5/5.
    Fun experience

    They remember the campers, create a fun experience, are super positive and teach the kids where they are skill wise. I have been so impressed with how my child is remembered year after year.

    — Parent '15

    • 5/5.
    Liked the drills and scrimmages

    Excellent combination of skills/drills, and scrimmage/play to apply the skills/drills. Coaches are very knowledgeable, and know how to impart their knowledge.

    — Parent '15

    • 5/5.
    Go if you want to improve

    This camp is very fun but challenging. You definitely sweat a lot and learn a lot as you go. The coaches are super nice but they know how to give good advice for the whole team as well as one on one. You should go to this camp if you want to improve or keep your skills up.

    — Camper '14

    • 5/5.
    Can't wait to do it again

    I had such a great time at the Cal Berkeley camp, I can't wait to do it again next summer. I'm so happy I learned to hit, set & block better and I really feel I have a better understanding of the game. I can't wait to try my new skills out on the court back at school:) I was really inspired by the Berkeley team coaches. I've always felt a little awkward cuz of my height ( I'm tall for my age), it was really awesome to see how tall the real players are and how athletic and strong they are. Thank you for the fun experience!

    — Camper '14

    • 5/5.
    Loved the Coaches

    Personally, the coaches are one of my favorite parts when I go to camp. I've never had coaches who care about you so much and want you to improve. They take so much time to instruct us on everything.

    — Camper '14

    • 5/5.
    Great camp

    They have excellent coaches and instruction. They create a sense of camaraderie amongst the players and they care for each student individually. They are always available to answer questions for me as a parent if I have any and they are very easy to reach if I need to contact them immediately.

    — Parent '14

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Matt McShane, Camp Director
115 Haas Pavilion
Berkeley, California 94720

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