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Athletes from Northern California and beyond are invited to join our overnight volleyball camp in Santa Cruz for an unforgettable experience! Girls and boys, ages 10-18, can expect to improve their skills through top-notch training from the UC Santa Cruz Volleyball coaching staff.

Our summer volleyball camp is open to players of all abilities who want to improve in all aspects of the game in a fun and competitive environment! Campers can participate in the All Skills or Advanced program at our college volleyball camp this summer 2024.

Highlights Include
  • Excellent residential, dining and training facilities
  • Training from top college and club coaches and collegiate players
  • Low coach to camper ratio
  • Campus Tour, Talent Show, and Movie Night
  • Nike Volleyball Camps T-shirt and prizes!
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Camp Coaches

  • Yelena skazka

    Camp Director Yelena Skazka

    Yelena Skazka is the former Assistant Women's Volleyball Coach at UC Santa Cruz and current coach at Mountain View Volleyball Club. Skazka is also currently pursuing her Master's degree in Physical Education at Azusa Pacific University.

    View Yelena's Bio
  • Gabrielle Houston

    Camp Administrator Gabrielle Houston Neville

    Gabrielle Houston is the Head Women's Volleyball Coach at UC Santa Cruz.

    View Gabrielle's Bio
  • Sam W

    Head Coach Sam Wittert

    Sam Wittert is the Women's Assistant Volleyball Coach at UC Santa Cruz.

    View Sam's Bio
  • Additional Coaches Camp Staff

    Our Camp Director will be assisted by a talented staff which may include their assistant coach(es).

Camp Details

SECURE YOUR SPOT!

Please note: Camp sessions SOLD OUT in 2023. You can expect high demand for these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.

2024 OVERVIEW

  • Age Group: 10-18
  • Gender: Girls & Boys
  • Programs: All Skills & Advanced
  • Camp Types: Overnight & Extended Day (Commuter)
  • Meals: All meals are provided for Overnight campers. Lunch and dinner are provided for all Extended Day (commuter) campers.

2024 CAMP DATES & TRAINING FACILITIES

  • June 24-28: All Skills | Girls | Indoor & Sand Training
  • June 29-July 3: All Skills | Girls & Boys | Indoor & Sand Training
  • July 8-12: All Skills | Girls | Indoor & Sand Training
  • July 15-19: Advanced | Girls | Indoor, Grass & Sand Training
  • July 22-26: All Skills | Girls & Boys | Indoor, Grass & Sand Training
  • July 29-August 2: All Skills | Girls & Boys | Grass only Training
  • August 5-9: All Skills | Girls & Boys | Indoor, Grass & Sand Training

Attend multiple sessions! We encourage campers to maximize their camp experience by attending multiple camp sessions! Each program delivers something unique to help players excel in all areas of the game.

CAMP OPTIONS

Please note: Camp schedules and details may be subject to change. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff and placed into groups based on age and ability level.

ALL SKILLS CAMP I (GIRLS)
  • Session I: June 24-28 (M-F)
  • Session II: July 8-12 (M-F)
  • Training Facilities: Primarily indoor training with sand court rotations
  • Gender/Ages: Girls (ages 10-18/grades 5-12)
  • Check-in: 1:00pm-2:30pm on Monday at the dorm
  • Check-out: 12:30-1:30pm on Friday at the dorm
  • Extended Day Camp Schedule: 2:30pm-9:00pm Monday, 8:00am-9:00pm Tuesday-Thursday, 8:00am-12:30pm Friday
  • Meals: All meals are provided for Overnight campers. Lunch and dinner are provided for all Extended Day (commuter) campers.
  • Program: This All Skills program is geared towards players, ages 10-18, of all abilities. This program is designed to improve the fundamental skills needed for volleyball; passing, setting, serving, attacking, blocking, and individual defense. Campers can expect instruction on offensive and defensive skills through team play.
  • Extra Activities: Team activities & campus tour
ALL SKILLS CAMP II (GIRLS & BOYS)
  • Dates: June 29-July 3 (Sa-W)
  • Training Facilities: Primarily indoor training with sand court rotations
  • Gender/Ages: Girls (ages 10-18/grades 5-12) & Boys (ages 10-15/grades 5-9)*
  • Check-in: 1:00pm-2:30pm on Saturday at the dorm
  • Check-out: 12:30-1:30pm on Wednesday at the dorm
  • Extended Day Camp Schedule: 2:30pm-9:00pm Saturday, 8:00am-9:00pm Sunday-Tuesday, 8:00am-12:30pm Wednesday
  • Meals: All meals are provided for Overnight campers. Lunch and dinner are provided for all Extended Day (commuter) campers.
  • Program: This All Skills program is geared towards players, ages 10-18, of all abilities. This program is designed to improve the fundamental skills needed for volleyball; passing, setting, serving, attacking, blocking, and individual defense. Campers can expect instruction on offensive and defensive skills through team play.
  • Extra Activities: Team activities & campus tour

*Boys under 12 years old will train with both boys and girls. Boys over 13 years old will train with boys only.

ADVANCED CAMP (GIRLS)
  • Dates: July 15-19 (M-F)
  • Training Facilities: Primarily indoor training with sand and grass court rotations
  • Gender/Ages: Girls (ages 14-18/grades 9-12)
  • Check-in: 1:00pm-2:30pm on Monday at the dorm
  • Check-out: 12:30-1:30pm on Friday at the dorm
  • Extended Day Camp Schedule: 2:30pm-9:00pm Monday, 8:00am-9:00pm Tuesday-Thursday, 8:00am-12:30pm Friday
  • Meals: All meals are provided for Overnight campers. Lunch and dinner are provided for all Extended Day (commuter) campers.
  • Program: This Advanced program is geared toward 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. Campers will receive elite instruction that will elevate and refine their technique and take their skills to the next level.
  • Extra Activities: Team activities & campus tour
ALL SKILLS CAMP III (GIRLS & BOYS)
  • Session I: July 22-26 (M-F)
  • Session II: August 5-9 (M-F)
  • Training Facilities: Primarily indoor training with sand and grass court rotations
  • Gender/Ages: Girls (ages 10-18/grades 5-12) & Boys (ages 10-15/grades 5-9)*
  • Check-in: 1:00pm-2:30pm on Monday at the dorm
  • Check-out: 12:30-1:30pm on Friday at the dorm
  • Extended Day Camp Schedule: 2:30pm-9:00pm Monday, 8:00am-9:00pm Tuesday-Thursday, 8:00am-12:30pm Friday
  • Meals: All meals are provided for Overnight campers. Lunch and dinner are provided for all Extended Day (commuter) campers.
  • Program: This All Skills program is geared towards players, ages 10-18, of all abilities. This program is designed to improve the fundamental skills needed for volleyball; passing, setting, serving, attacking, blocking, and individual defense. Campers can expect instruction on offensive and defensive skills through team play.
  • Extra Activities: Team activities & campus tour

*Boys under 12 years old will train with both boys and girls. Boys over 13 years old will train with boys only.

ALL SKILLS CAMP IV (GIRLS & BOYS)
  • Dates: July 29-August 2 (M-F)
  • Training Facilities: Grass court training only
  • Gender/Ages: Girls (ages 10-18/grades 5-12) & Boys (ages 10-15/grades 5-9)*
  • Check-in: 1:00pm-2:30pm on Monday at the dorm
  • Check-out: 12:30-1:30pm on Friday at the dorm
  • Extended Day Camp Schedule: 2:30pm-9:00pm Monday, 8:00am-9:00pm Tuesday-Thursday, 8:00am-12:30pm Friday
  • Meals: All meals are provided for Overnight campers. Lunch and dinner are provided for all Extended Day (commuter) campers.
  • Program: This All Skills program is geared towards players, ages 10-18, of all abilities. This program is designed to improve the fundamental skills needed for volleyball; passing, setting, serving, attacking, blocking, and individual defense. Campers can expect instruction on offensive and defensive skills through team play.
  • Extra Activities: Team activities & campus tour

*Boys under 12 years old will train with both boys and girls. Boys over 13 years old will train with boys only.

HOUSING (2024)

The information below is subject to change each year.

  • Dorm Name: TBA
  • Number of Campers Per Room: 2-3 per room
  • Roommates: Roommate assignments will be shared upon camp check-in. 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: Depends on specific dorm assignment
  • Linens: Not included. Bring linens or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase, and a towel.
  • Air Conditioning: No A/C. Campers can bring fans.

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?

  • Instruction: Morning & Evening Volleyball Training Sessions only. Afternoon Team Activities.
  • 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: 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!
  • Extra Activities: Team activities & campus tour

INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT & FACILITY

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

OTHER IMPORTANT CAMP INFORMATION:

  • LOST ROOM KEY & MEAL CARDS: Unless otherwise specified on your camp webpage, we do not require a room key or meal card deposit. However, if you do not return your key or meal card on the last day of camp, you will be responsible for all replacement charges from the host facility. US Sports Camps will charge the camper credit card on file for all costs due.
  • SPENDING MONEY: We recommend $50 a week for spending money. Please do not bring a pre-written check. Camp pictures are available to purchase for $20.

PREPARE FOR CAMP: COMPLETE YOUR PRE-CAMP CHECKLIST

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!

CHECKLIST OF THINGS TO BRING

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

ALL CAMPERS (OVERNIGHT & COMMUTERS):

  • Athletic training clothes (t-shirts, shorts, long sleeve t-shirt for outdoor sessions)
  • Indoor volleyball shoes, well broken-in
  • Comfortable/Reliable Hiking shoes
  • Outdoor athletic shoes for grass sessions
  • Sand Shoes or Socks for sand sessions (optional)
  • Hats/Sunglasses for outdoor sessions (optional)
  • Knee pads
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Snacks
  • Small gym bag/backpack
  • Spending money
  • Signed Health & Release forms and waivers (forms completed online do not need to be printed and turned in at camp)

OVERNIGHT CAMPERS ONLY:

  • 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 (required)
  • Comforter or sleeping bag (required)
  • Pillow and pillowcase (required)

TRANSPORTATION

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.

COMPANY POLICIES

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

NIKE VOLLEYBALL CAMP FAQ

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

TEAM DISCOUNT

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.

SCHOLARSHIPS

We cannot offer scholarships due to NCAA regulations. Our affiliation with NCAA coaches and schools puts us in a position where any scholarship money can be seen as an inducement to a future collegiate athlete. This puts our coaches and our host universities in jeopardy of damaging their status with the NCAA and incurring penalties at the hands of their organizing body.

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

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Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00am-8:00am Wake-up, Breakfast
  • 8:00-11:30am Training Session I
  • 11:30am-1:00pm Lunch and free time
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm Team activities
  • 3:00pm-5:00pm Free time and rest
  • 5:00pm-6:00pm Dinner
  • 6:00pm-9:00pm Training session II
  • 10:30 Lights out

UC Santa Cruz is located 75 miles south of San Francisco at the edge of the coastal community of Santa Cruz, the campus lies on 2,001 acres of rolling, forested hills overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Monterey Bay.

Camp Questions & Answers

Are boys and girls separated for training sessions during the co-ed session?

Yes. Boys and girls are separated for training purposes, but will join together for meals and social activities.

Are boys and girls separated in the dorms during the co-ed session?

Yes. Boys and girls will be separated into different floors or different dorms, with counselors of their same gender supervising.

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 5.00 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.

    July 1, 2022: Camper's highlight: the tournament because it gave her the ability to practice the skills she had learned; Parent's highlight: the fun she had in a safe environment.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 31, 2023: Opportunity to practice and learn as well as spend a lot of time outdoors and meet new friends

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 24, 2022: My daughter had an amazing time and now believes this will be her dream university to attend.

    — Anonymous

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    • 5/5.

    July 17, 2022: The coaches were amazing and my daughter really felt like she got better and learned a lot.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 18, 2023: My daughter had an absolute blast and was so proud of how much she improved in one week.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 22, 2023: Lots of volleyball at a beautiful location with great coaches and great girls!

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 14, 2022: Being able to stay overnight in college campus with great coaches

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 12, 2022: Staying overnight with friends and playing her favorite sport

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    August 19, 2023: The program was very well organized and well structured. Big shout out to Coach Yelena who really went out of her way to make sure the kids were safe and really having a productive time at camp.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    August 19, 2023: The camp was well organized and well structured. Big shout out to Coach Yelena and Coach Cliff for being such awesome mentors. Alyssa had a great time.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.
    Zach definitely improved his skills

    — Anonymous

Nike Volleyball Camp at UC Santa Cruz

Yelena Skazka, Camp Director
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, California 95064
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm PST

SECURE YOUR SPOT – CAMPS SELL OUT!

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.

Camp Dates & Prices

Nike
Volleyball
California
Santa Cruz
https://www.ussportscamps.com/volleyball/nike/uc-santa-cruz-nike-volleyball-camp
Nike Volleyball Camp at UC Santa Cruz
USD
69417
Nike Volleyball Camps at UC Santa Cruz - All Skills (Girls) (SOLD OUT)
Girls
10-18
Jun 24-Jun 28, 2024
1,295.00
Programs: All Skills (VOLL)
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Girls
Training sessions will take place on indoor and sand courts.
*As of 3/13/24, this camp is SOLD OUT.
Overnight $1,295.00 USD
Availability: Wait List

Extended Day $1,175.00 USD
Availability: Wait List

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
USD
69418
Nike Volleyball Camps at UC Santa Cruz - All Skills (Girls & Boys) (SOLD OUT)
Co-Ed
10-18
Jun 29-Jul 3, 2024
1,295.00
Programs: All Skills (VOLL)
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Girls (ages 10-18/grades 5-12) & Boys (ages 10-15/grades 5-9)
Training sessions will take place on indoor and sand courts.
As of 5/22/24, this camp is SOLD OUT.
Overnight $1,295.00 USD
Availability: Wait List

Extended Day $1,175.00 USD
Availability: Wait List

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
USD
69419
Nike Volleyball Camps at UC Santa Cruz - All Skills (Girls) (SOLD OUT)
Girls
10-18
Jul 8-Jul 12, 2024
1,295.00
Programs: All Skills (VOLL)
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Girls
Training sessions will take place on indoor and sand courts. As of 3/21/24, this camp is SOLD OUT.
Overnight $1,295.00 USD
Availability: Wait List

Extended Day $1,175.00 USD
Availability: Wait List

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
USD
69420
Nike Volleyball Camps at UC Santa Cruz - Advanced (Girls) (SOLD OUT)
Girls
14-18
Jul 15-Jul 19, 2024
1,295.00
Programs: Advanced (VOLL)
Age Group: 14 - 18
Gender: Girls
Training sessions will take place on indoor, grass and sand courts.
As of 3/28/24, this camp is SOLD OUT.
Overnight $1,295.00 USD
Availability: Wait List

Extended Day $1,175.00 USD
Availability: Wait List

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
USD
69421
Nike Volleyball Camps at UC Santa Cruz - All Skills (Girls & Boys) (SOLD OUT)
Co-Ed
10-18
Jul 22-Jul 26, 2024
1,295.00
Programs: All Skills (VOLL)
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Girls (ages 10-18/grades 5-12) & Boys (ages 10-15/grades 5-9)
Training sessions will take place on indoor, sand, and grass courts.
As of 4/14/24, this camp is SOLD OUT.
Overnight $1,295.00 USD
Availability: Wait List

Extended Day $1,175.00 USD
Availability: Wait List

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
USD
69423
Nike Volleyball Camps at UC Santa Cruz - All Skills (Girls & Boys)
Co-Ed
10-18
Jul 29-Aug 2, 2024
1,185.00
Programs: All Skills (VOLL)
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Girls (ages 10-18/grades 5-12) & Boys (ages 10-15/grades 5-9)
Training sessions will take place on grass courts.
*Please note: Camp sessions SOLD OUT in 2023
Overnight $1,185.00 USD
Availability: Yes

Extended Day $1,065.00 USD
Availability: Yes

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
USD
69422
Nike Volleyball Camps at UC Santa Cruz - All Skills (Girls & Boys)
Co-Ed
10-18
Aug 5-Aug 9, 2024
1,295.00
Programs: All Skills (VOLL)
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Girls (ages 10-18/grades 5-12) & Boys (ages 10-15/grades 5-9)
Training sessions will take place on indoor, sand, and grass courts.
*Please note: Camp sessions SOLD OUT in 2023 Due to high demand and limited capacity, the price has increased on 4/29/24
Overnight $1,295.00 USD
Availability: Less than 5 spaces

Extended Day $1,175.00 USD
Availability: Less than 5 spaces

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
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