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Our New Jersey volleyball camp offers a variety of programs to suit the needs of players of all levels and positions. This summer's programs include All Skills, Advanced, and Position Specialty camps.

Join us this summer at volleyball camp at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. Led by Rutgers Head Coach, Jeff Werneke, these kids summer camps provide athletes the opportunity to improve their skills and unleash their potential.

Highlights Include
  • 6-7 hours daily instruction, with 1:10 staff to camper ratio
  • Variety of programs for all skill levels
  • Instruction from collegiate coaching staff and players
  • All campers receive a Nike Volleyball Camps T-shirt and prizes!
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Camp Coaches

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    Camp Director Jeff Werneke

    Jeff "CJ" Werneke enters his 10th season at the helm of the Rutgers women's volleyball program in 2017. After an extremely successful stint at Fairfield, Werneke arrived "On the Banks" in 2008 and has continued to build a strong volleyball foundation at Rutgers.

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Camp Details

This year we are offering Overnight and Extended Day (9:00am-9:00pm) camps for girls of all ability levels. Campers can choose between All Skills (ages 10-18), Advanced (ages 14-18) and Position Specialty (ages 10-18) programs. See "More Camp Details" for further information.

2017 CAMP DATES (2018 TBA)

  • July 16-19 (All Skills & Advanced)
  • July 23-26 (All Skills & Advanced) 
  • July 26-28 (Position Specialty)
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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.

ALL SKILLS

This program is geared towards girls, ages 10-18, of all skill levels. Campers will master the fundamentals and develop proper mechanics through a mix of drills, games and competitive play.

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.

POSITION SPECIALTY

This program is geared towards players, ages 10-18, wanting to hone their skills in a specific position. Campers choose one position to focus on for the duration of camp and receive specialized training on the latest techniques. Options Include: Setter, Hitter, and Libero.

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

2017 SESSION SCHEDULES (2018 TBA)

Session I: July 16-19 (All Skills & Advanced)
  • Check-in: 4:00-5:00pm on Sunday at the College Avenue Gym. 
  • Check-out: Graduation is at 11:45am on Wednesday. Parents are invited to attend. Check out will take place immediately after. 
  • Extended Day Camper Schedule: Sunday 5:00-9:00pm, Monday & Tuesday 9:00am-9:00pm, Wednesday 9:00-11:45am
SESSION II: July 23-26 (ALL SKILLS & ADVANCED)
  • Check-in: 4:00-5:00pm on Sunday at the College Avenue Gym. 
  • Check-out: Graduation is at 11:45am on Wednesday. Parents are invited to attend. Check out will take place immediately after. 
  • Extended Day Camper Schedule: Sunday 5:00-9:00pm, Monday & Tuesday 9:00am-9:00pm, Wednesday 9:00-11:45am
Session III: JULY 26-28 (Position Specialty)
  • Check-in: 2:00-3:00pm on Wednesday at the College Avenue Gym. 
  • Check-out: Graduation is at 11:45am on Friday. Parents are invited to attend. Check out will take place immediately after. 
  • Extended Day Camper Schedule: Wednesday 3:00-9:00pm, Thursday 9:00am-9:00pm, Friday 9:00-11:45am

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 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 $15 at the time of registration. Balls will be given out on the last day of camp. 

INSTRUCTION, EQUIPTMENT & 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: Indoor 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.

2017 HOUSING (2018 TBA)

  • Dorm: TBA
  • 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
  • Amenities: Each dorm room has a micro-fridge 
  • Air Conditioning:  No, campers are encouraged to bring a fan

TRAVEL

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 Newark Liberty International Airport.

TEAM/GROUP DISCOUNTS

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.

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. Rutgers, The State University, is not responsible or liable for any of the activities in respect to the camp; the Camp Director is an independent contractor.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00am Wake-up, shower, breakfast
  • 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
  • 5:30pm Dinner
  • 6:30pm Training Session III
  • 8:00-9:00pm Extended Day Campers depart
  • 9:00pm Overnight Campers to rooms. Free time.
  • 10:30pm Lights out

Nike Volleyball Camps Facility Rutgers

Rutgers University–New Brunswick is situated at the center of the Northeast Corridor that runs from Boston to Washington, D.C. It's 38 miles from New York City and 65 miles from Philadelphia.

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Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 4.39 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    Great coaching and campers

    July 24, 2016: My daughter flew overseas for this camp at Rutgers and she had a great experience! With great coaching and excellent campers, she loved it. We definitely recommend the camp!

    — Aurelio J. Parent

    • 4/5.
    Enjoyed the entire experience

    July 19, 2016: My daughter (11 yrs) truly enjoyed the entire experience. She felt safe and learned a lot. It was her 1st time away from home and it was a success! 

    — Virginia M. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Great experience

    My daughter attended and enjoyed all aspects of the camp; the experience of visiting the college, the campers, the staff and the challenge were great. It was well organized. She definitely wants to return next year and wants to stay for the whole week and do the position specific training as well.

    — Parent '15

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    • 5/5.
    Well organized

    The Advanced Volleyball Camp at Rutgers University provided a great environment to learn and refine volleyball skills, and at the same time have plenty of fun. The camp was well organized and the facilities were great. Coach Werneke and staff were more than willing to teach, support and encourage players.

    — Parent '15

    • 5/5.
    All smiles

    My daughter was all smiles when I picked her up from camp. She told me about the great training and individualized attention she got from the coaches.  She felt safe and I felt secure knowing she was is a supervised environment. She will definitely be back next year!

    — Parent '15

    • 5/5.
    Will be back

    Third year and still love it. Will be back next year!

    — Parent '15

    • 5/5.
    Definitely will return

    My daughter enjoyed this camp so much that she begged to stay for an additional two days. She felt completely safe and looked after the entire time (she's 13), and the coaches were a great blend of fun and competitive. It wasn't too crowded, so she got a LOT of playtime (compared to other camps). We'll definitely go back next year! Great experience. 

    — Parent '14

    • 5/5.
    Great balance of fun and hard work

    The camp is really fun and will help you improve your volleyball skills. Don't expect to stand around because it is hard work and will help you get better. It is also is a great experience and a way to make new friends.

    — Camper '14

    • 5/5.
    Organized and Safe

    It was a great experience and I would recommend it to other volleyball players. I was impressed with Nike's organization, security, and knowledegable coaches and staff

    — Camper '14

    • 5/5.
    Improve Skills

    The camp was excellent in providing all levels an opportunity to hone their skills, regardless of age. The only request is to have a location that is air conditioned for the campers.

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    Perfect for Rising Seniors

    Excellent camp if your daughter is a rising senior in high school, lots of energy and focus on this age group by the coaches.

    — Camper

    • 5/5.
    Sincere Staff

    Our daughter had a great experience with the Nike camp. From the first moment, the staff was eager and seemed to be very sincere in looking forward to the week.

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    Fantastic Time

    My ten year-old had a fantastic time. She really enjoyed the drills and staying in the dorm. She has already asked to go back next summer.

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    Learned new skills

    It was a really intense camp. I learned a lot a new skills and perfected the skills I already had. In a relatively short period of time, I learned a lot and hada lot of fun.

    — Camper

    • 5/5.
    Great Camp

    This camp was great. I learned so much and I am definitely better than I was before I came!

    — Camper

    • 5/5.
    Perfect Choice

      Nike Camp is a perfect choice for teens who are serious in competitive volleyball development.

    — Camper

    • 5/5.
    Awesome experience

    The Nike Volleyball Camp at Rutgers is an awesome experience. It gives you an intense workout and helps you improve your skills no matter what level you are at when you come to camp. It gives you a chance to see what it takes to move to the next level. You have a change to have excellent instruction from actual college coaches. Most important you get positive feedback and have a chance to make great new friends! I would recommend camp to volleyball players at any level. It is great fun. 

    — Camper

    • 5/5.
    Excellent staff

    The teaching staff at the Nike Volley Camp at Rutgers are excellent, dedicated and focused. The demonstrations, drill sessions, and game play engaged my daughter and she LOVED every minute.

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    Great for all levels

    This camp a great experience. For someone who has never played to someone who has been playing for years. This is the place to learn just about everything about volleyball. Great experiences and amazing memories are made here. 

    — Camper

    • 5/5.
    Great boost before try-outs

    This camps provide all levels of skills for volleyball. If you want your kid ready for try-outs of higher level of volleyball team, this is a perfect chance to fill up any deficeit of your kid's volleyball skills.

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    Highly recommend

    I would highly recommend attending Nike Volleyball Camp. I have attended many camps and really enjoyed my time at the Nike VB Camp. 

    — Camper

    • 5/5.
    Fun college coaches

    The Rutgers camp is really cool because the coaches are actually college or recent college players. They give everyone a chance to play and the drills are awesome.

    — Camper

    • 5/5.
    Gives you a glimpse of playing in college

    I think that the camp gives excellent instructions to girls at all levels. It also demonstrates that if you work hard there are levels that you can work up to. It also gives you a glimpse into what it would feel like to play for a college team. The dorms were a lot of fun. It also gives you a chance to meet girls from different areas and make new friends. It was an awesome experience.

    — Camper

    • 5/5.
    Not Your Average Camp

    "You might be thinking, well this is just another volleyball camp where I just play volleyball all day, repeat, repeat, repeat. Well, think again. Nike Volleyball Camp is a great place, whether you're staying overnight or not, to make friends, express yourself, encourage others, and of course, play volleyball! The coaches in this camp are funny, caring, patient, and talented. They encourage you to play your best and ask questions as you play. Say goodbye to repetitive drills, because Nike Volleyball Camp also provides an ongoing list of different drills that target different areas of play. Whether you're racing up to the net to spike or in the back to dive for the spike, you'll be putting yourself out there with no more boredom in the way. Register for this camp and you'll be wanting to come back for more."

    — Camper

    • 5/5.
    Very Professional

    "This camp is very professional and helps campers advance their skills through vigorous activies and drills. That is what makes this camp superb!"

    — Camper

    • 5/5.
    Hands on Experience

    "If you feel you would enjoy and yearn for a more hands-on-experience, nike camps are the place to go. the instruction is detail oriented and meticulous. Guidance, help, and advice are avaliable at any time. Participants are watched and accounted for frequently, so safety is definitely NOT an issue. Campers (day and overnight)are ALWAYS accompanied by a counselor and/or coach. I've been to the nike volleyball camp for two years now, so take my knowledge and experience. This is an outstanding camp, its  fun, safe, and educational towards athletic means "

    — Camper

    • 5/5.
    Once in a Lifetime Opportunity

    "Attending a sleep away camp at any age can be scary. However, rutgers nike camp, from the moment i stepped into the gym, welcomed me. For the entire camp i felt safe and at home. Not only did i meet wonderful players, i established a great basis with the coaches. The time i spent at the camp was well worth any amount of money. The exposure into the volleyball world was great! Not only did i get to show my skills in front of the head coach, but i got the once in a lifetime chance to play against the coaches."

    — Camper

    • 5/5.
    Great for all levels

    Nike volleyball camp is a great place to go if you are a beginner or expert. Beginners are taught the basics of volleyball and every position on the court while experts are taught more intense volleyball. This camp is fun and helps you get to know the game.

    — Parent

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Nike Volleyball Camp at Rutgers University

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Jeff Werneke, Camp Director
130 College Ave.
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901

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