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Nike Volleyball Camps is excited to be back at the Cate School Volleyball Academy again this 2023 summer. Volleyball campers will train with high-quality coaches on the beautiful campus in Carpinteria, California.

This girls' and boys' overnight volleyball camp in Southern California will prepare athletes for competition at the highest level. Training will be led by former volleyball coach at Columbia University, Faimie Kingsley. Coach Kingsley and her staff will provide individual instruction based on positions and focus on the mental aspect of the game. We master the basics first, ensuring fundamentals are sound, then build to specific skills and positions with daily scrimmages and games.

Highlights Include
  • Excellent residential, dining and training facilities
  • 1:10 staff to camper ratio
  • Morning, afternoon, and evening training sessions
  • Strength and Conditioning options to add on!
  • Daily Swimming
  • Nike Volleyball Camps T-shirt and prizes! (multi-day camps only)
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Camp Coaches

  • Faimie kingsley

    Camp Director Faimie Kingsley

    Faimie Kingsley is the former volleyball coach at Columbia University.

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  • Additional Coaches Camp Staff

    Our Camp Director will be assisted by a talented staff which may include their assistant coach(es), current and former collegiate players, and other college and club coaches.

Camp Details


Please note: Last year, all camps SOLD OUT at this location. You can expect high demand for these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.


  • Dates: 2024 Dates Coming Soon. Join Priority List!
  • Session I: June 26-30 (girls only)
  • Session II: July 10-14
  • Session III: July 17-21
  • Session IV: July 24-28
  • Age Group: 11-17
  • Gender: Girls & Boys
  • Camp Types: Extended Day (commuter) & Overnight
  • Overnight Camper Check-in: 8:45am-9:45am on Monday.
  • Day Camper Check-in: 9:30-10:00am on Monday.
  • All Campers Check-out: 11:30am-12:00pm on Friday.
  • Day Camp(Commuter) Schedule: Monday: 10:00am-5:00pm, Tuesday-Thursday: 9:00am-5:00pm, Friday: 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Meals: All meals are provided for Overnight campers. Lunch is provided for all Extended Day (commuter) campers.
  • Program: The All Skills program is geared towards players of all abilities. Campers will work on mastering the proper fundamentals for all positions through a mix of drills, games, and competitive play. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff and placed into groups based on age and ability level.
  • Location/Facilities: Camp, housing, and meals will take place at Cate School, with training sessions on indoor courts and grass courts.

Campers are encouraged to attend multiple sessions to maximize their skill development!

Please note: Camp schedules and details may be subject to change.


The Cate School requires that all campers are COVID-negative upon entering campus.

  • All campers, regardless of vaccination status, must show proof of a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours prior to camp check-in. Rapid tests and at-home tests are acceptable.


We do not permit cell phones, iPads, laptops, video games, etc. at the Cate Sports Academy. We believe Camp provides participants a unique opportunity to make friends with other kids from all over the world. By eliminating electronic consumption during camp, campers are able to focus on the program and create relationships and memories that will last a lifetime! The Camp Phone # will be given out to all parents should they need to contact their child.


Cate Sports Academy offers an exciting opportunity for athletes looking to enhance their camp experience. Participating campers will be woken up a little earlier than their peers and will have a 90-minute strength and conditioning session on Tuesday - Friday with our EXOS style training. This program was implemented with the Cate School athletes over the past few years and not only have they seen increased performance, but it has also drastically reduced the number of injuries during the season across all sports. EXOS Style Strength and Conditioning can be added on for an additional fee during registration.


The information below is subject to change each year.

  • Dorm: Cate School
  • Number of Campers Per Room: 2 per room
  • Roommates: Rooms are assigned by age & roommate requests. Roommate requests must be mutual and 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
  • Air Conditioning: No. Campers are welcome to bring fans.
  • Linens: Linens are not included. Campers must bring their own linens: sheets and blanket or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase, and towel. Beds are Twin Extra Long, regular twin sheets will not fit.

To avoid packing additional items, you may ship your camper's linens directly to Cate School:

Cate Sports Academy
Attn: [Your camper's full name AND sport]
1960 Cate Mesa Rd.
Carpinteria, CA 93013

Please note: Mail may take an additional day or two to reach us at campus. This includes Overnight Shipping and Amazon. Please be sure to ship the items accordingly.


Transportation is not provided. If you are flying to Southern California, we suggest flying to Santa Barbara airport (SBA). SBA is a 30-minute drive from Cate School. All arrangements for pick up and drop off from the airport will need to be made ahead of time and must align with check-in and check-out times for camp. Campers will not be supervised prior to or after camp hours.


  • Instruction: Morning, afternoon, and evening training sessions
  • Overnight campers: Dormitory housing on campus and all meals are provided.
  • Day campers: Lunch is provided.
  • Supervision: Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities
  • Camp T-shirt & Prizes: Campers at multi-day camps will receive a Nike Volleyball Camps t-shirt and prizes. *1-day clinics excluded.
  • Volleyballs: Volleyballs are provided for instruction during camp. Campers may purchase a Camp Volleyball at the time of registration, which will be given out on the last day of camp. Fun tip: Have your camp friends sign your ball before you leave!


  • Ratio: 1:10 staff-to-camper ratio
  • Groupings: Campers are grouped by ability, age, and 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, Grass courts
  • 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.


To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist. All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!


Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment, and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.


  • Athletic training clothes (t-shirts, shorts)
  • Indoor volleyball shoes, well broken-in
  • Outdoor athletic shoes
  • Knee pads
  • Water bottle*
  • Sunscreen**
  • Snacks
  • Small gym bag/backpack
  • Packed lunch (if required for commuters)
  • Spending money
  • COVID PPE (as required by state/local guidelines)
  • Signed Health & Release forms and waivers (forms completed online do not need to be printed and turned in at camp)


  • Athletic clothing mentioned above (1-2 pairs/day)
  • Comfortable off-court clothing (pants/shorts, shirts, sweatshirts, 1 pair/day)
  • Undergarments (1-2 pair/day)
  • Pajamas
  • Bathrobe
  • Flip flops
  • Laundry bag
  • Toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, bodywash, facewash, hairbrush, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.)
  • Personal items & medications
  • Eye mask, ear plugs (optional)
  • Washcloth and bath towel
  • Alarm clock
  • Fan (optional)
  • Bed sheets (if linens not provided)
  • Comforter or sleeping bag (if linens not provided)
  • Pillow and pillowcase (if linens not provided)


Transportation is not provided. Campers are responsible for getting to and from camp on their own. There is no supervision before or after camp hours so please make arrangements to pick up your child on time.


For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.


For general questions about our volleyball camps please see our FAQ page.


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.

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Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00-8:30am Strength and Condition Training (additional service, not included in camp tuition)
  • 8:00-8:45am Breakfast
  • 8:45-9:00am Day campers arrive
  • 9:00-9:30am Roll call/Warm up
  • 9:30-12:30pm Training session #1
  • 12:30-1:30pm Lunch and rest
  • 1:30-4:00pm Training session #2
  • 4:00-5:00pm Swimming
  • 5:00-5:30pm Day campers check-out
  • 5:30-6:30pm Dinner
  • 6:30-7:00pm Free Time
  • 7:00-9:00pm Evening activities
  • 10:00pm Lights out

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This top Southern California volleyball camp is held at the Cate School, located in beautiful Carpinteria, just south of Santa Barbara.

Camp Questions & Answers

How do you handle kids who are homesick?

We understand that homesickness is normal for kids, especially for young children and those new to sleepover programs. We educate and train our staff on how to manage homesickness. Homesickness is most common in the first few days of the week. During this time, our coaches, athletic trainers and counselors monitor all participants closely. We believe in open and honest communication with parents if your child is homesick. We will call you, discuss the situation, and create an action plan.

Are cell phones allowed at camp?

We do not permit cell phones, iPads, laptops, video games, etc. at the Cate Sports Academy. We believe Camp provides participants a unique opportunity to make friends with other kids from all over the world. By eliminating electronic consumption during camp, campers are able to focus on the program and create relationships and memories that will last a lifetime! The Camp Phone # will be given out to all parents should they need to contact their child.

Can I sign up for more than 1 session/program?

Absolutely! Campers are encouraged to attend multiple sessions. Each program delivers something unique to help players excel in all areas of the game. Many campers will attend more than one session to further refine their skills, compete against new players, or choose a session with a different program focus.

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Camp Reviews

Overall Average Rating 4.88 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    My son had such an great time

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.
    She enjoyed playing volleyball and meeting new friends.

    August 5, 2021: She enjoyed playing volleyball and meeting new friends. Everyone was super sweet to her. Thank you!

    — Joanne S.

    • 5/5.
    LOVED the camp!

    August 5, 2021: LOVED the campus, counselor's, Director, Staff, environment, sleeping arrangements, activities and drills.

    — Arianne T.

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    • 5/5.
    Love it! Can’t wait to have her do camp next year.

    August 1, 2021: She had a great time and really learned so much. Watching her hustle and play on Friday was great! She came home exhausted physically and mentally. Love it! Can’t wait to have her do camp next year. And as a parent, I love how organized everything was, from drop off to pick up, and everything in between. Thank you!

    — Darcy S.

    • 5/5.
    Great job!

    August 2, 2019: She said that she learned quite a bit of volleyball in a fun environment.

    — Kenneth T. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Worked hard

    July 20, 2019: The morning workouts were strenuous but helpful, excellent experience, esp the sledding. Also the beach volleyball playing was good, hard but good.

    — Leilani S. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Overall excellent camp!

    July 15, 2019: She said the camp was great. She worked a lot as a setter which isn’t her normal position but she enjoyed it a lot. She liked the variety of the drills and mixing it up with the beach volleyball. She said it was challenging without being overwhelming.

    — Julie M. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Knowlegable coaching staff

    July 13, 2019: Sarah is a lefty, so having a coach that instructed lefties was amazing. She learned so much and was able to control the ball. She loved the EXOS program and the food. Sarah loved everything about the camp experience!

    — Joy M. Parent

Nike Volleyball Sports Academy at The Cate School

Faimie Kingsley, Camp Director
1960 Cate Mesa Road
Carpinteria, California 93013
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm PST


Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.

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