Nike Volleyball Camps at Davenport University
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The 2019 volleyball camp at Davenport University is designed to help players develop their skills with individual coaching, new drills, and full scrimmages creating a solid foundation to build upon after camp.
Our summer camp in Grand Rapids offers day camp and overnight programs for players of all skill levels to hone their skills and have serious fun. Head Volleyball Coach, Megan Lenhart, and her staff of college coaches offer expert instruction with a mix of drills, competitive play, and position specialty work.
- Excellent residential, dining and training facilities
- 6-7 hours daily volleyball training, with 1:10 staff to camper ratio
- Instruction from prominent college coaches as well as former or current collegiate athletes
- All campers receive a Nike Volleyball Camps T-shirt and prizes!
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Camp Director Megan Lenhart
Coach Lenhart has been at the helm of the Davenport Volleyball program for the last eight seasons. Her teams have amassed a record of 163-76 during the course of her tenure. 2017 was the program's first season in NCAA Division II competition. The team put together a 9-7 record during their first year in the GLIAC and earned the No. 7 seed in the GLIAC Tourament. They finished the regular season winning four out of their last five matches, including three in five sets. The panthers also swept Grand Valley State during the season.View Megan Lenhart's Bio ⟩
Lenhart's 2014 squad set a school record with 36 wins and a bid to the NAIA National Tournament - Final Site for the first time in program history, as well as the WHAC regular season and tournament championships.
In 2013, Lenhart went over the 100 win milestone with a victory over Point Park (Pa.). She's had three players earn NAIA All-American awards and four players be recognized as NAIA Scholar Athletes.
One year after graduating from Cornerstone, Lenhart began her collegiate coaching career as an assistant at Taylor University under head coach Brittany Smith. Megan was part of a coaching staff for the Trojans that took them from just over a .500 record in her first season to eventual MCC Champions in 2007 as they ended with an overall record of 32-11.
Since leaving Taylor, Megan moved back to Michigan where she has since continued her role as Club Director at FaR Out Volleyball Club. Under her direction at FaR Out, the club won the state's first ever National Championship in AAU volleyball and has taken many teams to the National Tournament.
This year we are offering Overnight and Extended Day (9:00am-9:00pm) camp for girls of all ability levels. See "More Camp Details" for further information.
2019 CAMP DATES
- July 9-12
This camp is open to girls, ages 10-18, of all abilities. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff and placed into groups based on age and ability level. Campers will master the fundamentals and develop proper mechanics through a mix of drills, games and competitive play.
Please note: The following information may be subject to change.
2019 SESSION SCHEDULE
Camp Dates: July 9-12
- Check-in: 1:00-2:00pm on Tuesday
- Check-out: Graduation takes place at 11:00am on Friday. Parents are invited to attend. Check out will take place immediately after.
- Extended Day Camper Schedule: Tuesday: 2:00-9:00pm, Wednesday & Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm, Friday: 9:00am-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 Nike Volleyball Camps t-shirt and prizes.
- Volleyballs: Volleyballs are provided for each camper to use during instruction at camp, so campers do not need to bring their own. Campers do have the option of purchasing a Molten Volleyball for $17 at the time of registration. Balls will be given out on the last day of camp.
INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT & FACILITY
- Ratio: 1:10 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: Davenport Student Activity Center and Field House
- 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.
The information below is based on previous years and is subject to change each year. Final housing information for this camp will be provided in the Camper Registration Packets, emailed to all campers closer to the camp’s start date.
- Campers Per Room: 2-6
- 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: Within each suite
- Linens: Not included. Bring linens or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase, and a towel.
- Air Conditioning: Please refer to the Camper Registration Packet. A/C availability depends on our specific dorm assignment.
Nike 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 airport to campus is Gerald R. Ford International Airport.
If you have a group of eight or more campers registering for the same camp, each camper is eligible for a discount. Please have someone contact the US Sports Camps office at 1-800-645-3226 with the names of each camper in the group and we will create a unique discount code for your group. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the offer code during check out. *Discount amount varies by program. Please call for 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. 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.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00am Wake-up, shower, breakfast for Overnight Campers
- 9:00am Extended Day Campers arrive. Stretching & Warm-up
- 9:15am Training Session I
- 12:00pm Lunch, rest
- 1:30pm Training Session II
- 4:00pm Free time, rest, dinner
- 6:30pm Training Session III
- 9:00pm Extended Day Campers depart. Overnight Campers to rooms.
- 10:00pm Lights out
The Nike Volleyball Camp at Davenport University is located in Grand Rapids, MI, just 2.5 hours from Detroit.
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We will be back!
July 15, 2018: My daughter absolutely loved it. The feeling of responsibility was probably her biggest highlight. She would like to do it again next year. It looked like the girls really had a great time getting to know each other and being part of the camps. The goal for us was to see her challenged and to continue to build her volleyball skills as she has now shown a clear passion for it. That said, she learned blocking which was new for her and she absolutely loved the camp! The staff seemed awesome and she made great friends. This camp has helped her for the better no matter what!
— Jaime M. Parent
July 14, 2018: This was my daughters first sports camp and she was extremely nervous. But talking to her during her stay, she seemed right at home. All she talked about was volleyball. It was great to see her confidence increase and how much more she enjoyed playing. Thank you for taking such great care of her and all the girls.
— Cindy C. Parent
July 14, 2018: Wonderful experience! Would highly recommend! We will be back!
— Laura H. Parent
July 17, 2017: She had a riot and came home sore and tired. Great time!
— Amy C. Parent
Feels more prepared for the upcoming season!
July 17, 2017: I had two daughters attend. They both enjoyed the rotation of getting to know the coaches and having the individual skill sessions. They both felt they received good instructions on how to improve in the sport now they just have to keep practicing! Thanks coach Lenhart and staff for doing a such a great job. My oldest daughter is pumped and feels prepared for the upcoming volleyball season!
— Chris O. Parent
Loves the individual time!
July 15, 2017: This was Mara's second year at camp! She loves learning from all the college players. Enjoyed the individual time ( help sessions) to help improve her game!
— Erica S. Parent
July 14, 2017: A highlight was the scrimmage at the end. Loved Coach Jessica and Coach Charlie. Great time!!
— Cindi R. Camper
July 14, 2017: She loved the whole experience. This was the first time she was in a camp and it was trustful in every way and well organized
— Vanessa G. Parent
July 14, 2017: Our daughter enjoyed interacting with the coaches and the campers.
— Kimberly O. Parent
July 22, 2016: Nike Volleyball Camps was an amazing experience to have as a young volleyball player. Everyone did an amazing job at the camps. And it wasn't all work, there was alot of fun happening too. With the dress up days and tournaments, it was a blast. I also made a couple good friends while at camp as well. Even the coaches. The coaches at camp were very helpful and made sure evryone was getting the guidence they needed. I left not only with a great experience, but with more friends, and better abilities than I came to camp with.
— Madeline R. Camper
Loved the camp
July 15, 2016: I signed my 12 year old daughter up for this camp while she was in Grand Rapids for the summer. She didn't know anyone and immediately fell into rhythm with the coaches and other campers. She loved the drills that they did. When I Picked her up 4 days later I could not believe how much her serving and setting skills had improved. She loved the rigor of the camp and also enjoyed the social activities. It was a great experience for her to live in a dorm and feel independence. We will be returning next year.
— Ryan M. Parent
July 29, 2015: My daughter attended the summer 2015 VB camp at Davenport University. It's a top notch camp run by top notch coaches and players. The head coach met each family at registration and was present during the whole camp. My daughter learned so much during the week and cannot wait to return to Nike/Davenport next summer.
— Sara E. Parent
Daughter loved it
July 25, 2015: My child came home every night excited about volleyball and more importantly felt great as a person as she was treated with care and guidance from the staff. Her only regret is not staying the night in order to be a part of the full experience of the camp. She was determined to do well because she wanted to and not because she had to. This is a direct compliment to the volleyball staff's direction, expectations, and relationship with the campers. Well done!
— Karl N. Parent
Ready for tryouts
July 20, 2015: I've sent my daughter to the Nike Volleyball Camp for the past two summers at Davenport (MI). She loves going, being able to spend the night, hang out with friends and most of all learn volleyball skills. Even staying in the dorms and having to be responsible for all that is a good life lesson. She's ready for tryouts in a few weeks!
— Theresa D. Parent
Great all around experience
My daughter loved camp! She's been to others but thought this was the best so far. Small campus was nice. Air conditioning in all gyms and dorms was great. Staff and coaches were wonderful! She loved the food and no lines for lunch!
— Parent '14
More than just drills
They had great conditioning. The tournament at the end was awesome! And I loved how the head coached stressed the importance of the mental side of the game. I always wear the bracelet they gave me. I also have food allergies and the cafeteria was amazing.
— Camper '14
Prepare for school tryouts
My daughter went to this camp without any friends and had never attended camp. She made new friends on the first day and absolutely loved this camp. She learned so much. She just made the freshmen volleyball team at her new high school. This camp helped her prepare for tryouts. Thank you!
— Parent '14
Helped boost confidence
My daughter was very hesitant at first to join. It took a while for us to convince her that she can do this and that this will help her a lot. We're glad that she agreed with us. Surprise...surprise...she had a blast! She can't stop talking about it. She wanted to sign up now for next summer's camp. The camp definitely helped improve her skills. But most importantly, the camp helped boost her confidence.
— Parent '13
My daughter attended the Nike volleyball camp the last two years. It is a great all around experience. She comes away from the camp rejuvanated about volleyball and with improved skills.
— Parent '13
Will be back next year!
My daughter attended this camp after only 2 years of volleyball. While she was no where near the top in terms of skill, her deveopment was incredible. More importantly, she had so much fun that she is already making plans for next year.
— Parent '13
Great Overall Experience
My daughter attended the camp as a beginner in volleyball and without a friend with her. The staff made her feel comfortable right away. We loved the idea of the suite with a couple of "ready made" friends. They suites were assigned so she did not have to try and pair up with someone immediately. My daughter said the instruction was excellent, games were fun,the water balloon attack was a highlight. As parents we loved the tournament at the end of the week. We were very impressed and hope that Nike brings the camp back to Davenport next summer!
Improve Your Skills and Meet New Friends
Nike Volleyball Camp at Davenport was great. I improved my volleyball skills and met a lot of good friends that I want to connect with again next year at camp. I can't wait for next summer.
Fun AND Challenging
Nike volleyball camp was a very fun and positive experience. The camp did an excellent job assessing skills and individualizing instruction. If you like a ton of volleyball, a lot of hard work and loads of fun then this is the place for you!
Get one-on-one coaching
I was a camper at davenport for volleyball and it was awesome! I had gone there last year and all the changes were great. I loved how we were separated by skills. I also liked that we got some one on one with the coaches and if I had a question it would be answered easily. I would go to this camp in a heartbeat!
Great for first time campers!
This camp was my first camp ever and I’m glad I chose this one to start with! It was hard work and fun! Plus the food and dorms are sooo cool!
Taught me new techniques
This camp taught me so much. The coaches certainly know what they're doing and are very patient. They're always trying to make us better.