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Salem Ridge Golf & Academy Junior Camps

Looking for a golf camp? Salem Ridge Golf & Academy Junior Camps promotes skill development as well as the long-term benefits associated with the game and how various skills can be applied to personal adn professional development.

Perhaps the best aspect of our Junior Camp program is that the full day provides enough time and structure for world class training and coaching, as well as, the opportunity to play our 9-hole executive course everyday of the camp.

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Included on this page, find camps across Canada focused on helping young men and women improve their golf game. Register now with one of specialized golf academies/camps listed at the top of the table, or below that list, find many camps offering golf curriculum while not necessarily focused on the sport. Further down the page, find information and advice about camps near you, what your child will learn, and some applications and benefits beyond golf. Read more


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Camps and programs listed below offer specialized golf training, focused on improving golf skills. Some camps listed here will feature daily lessons from trained professionals. Click on camps listed below to learn exactly what they offer.

Sports Camps Canada  

North Toronto, Toronto; Vancouver; Calgary

  • Sport (multi)
  • Day

Our coed summer sports camps are geared toward kids ages 4-18 of all abilities and skill levels. From beginner to elite, there is a camp option for everyone. Improve Your Skills & Have SERIOUS FUN at Sports Camps Canada!

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $235/week
Day Coed2354-140North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Vancouver, British Columbia, Calgary, AlbertaSport (multi)Sports Camps CanadaOur coed summer sports camps are geared toward kids ages 4-18 of all abilities and skill levels. From beginner to elite, there is a camp option for everyone. Improve Your Skills & Have SERIOUS FUN at Sports Camps Canada! North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Vancouver, British Columbia, Calgary, Alberta Day Coed

Crescent Camps & Summer Programs  

North Toronto, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

Our Camps and Programs reflect Crescent School's excellence in academics, robotics, athletics, business, the arts and leadership, with highly qualified, enthusiastic instructors and staff in our exceptional facilities.

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $340/week
Day Coed3406-171North Toronto, Toronto, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Crescent Camps & Summer ProgramsOur Camps and Programs reflect Crescent School's excellence in academics, robotics, athletics, business, the arts and leadership, with highly qualified, enthusiastic instructors and staff in our exceptional facilities. North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario Day Coed

Mayfair Clubs  

Markham; Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto; Leslieville, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Program

Mayfair Clubs offers a wide variety of Sports Day Camps at all of our locations for ages 2-17. We specialize in tennis & squash programming but also offer swimming, multi-sport and even camps for young toddlers.

  • Ages 2 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $70/day
Day, Program Coed702-162Markham, Ontario, Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto, , Leslieville, Toronto, Ontario, Markham, Traditional (multi activity) Mayfair ClubsMayfair Clubs offers a wide variety of Sports Day Camps at all of our locations for ages 2-17. We specialize in tennis & squash programming but also offer swimming, multi-sport and even camps for young toddlers. Markham, Ontario, Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto, , Leslieville, Toronto, Ontario, Markham, Day, Program Coed
  • Sport (multi)
  • Day, Overnight

Located north of Toronto, this multi-sport camp offers the athlete a custom experience mixed with traditional camp fun. Major sports include hockey, golf, wakeboarding, and tennis. We Deliver Greatness!

  • Ages 7 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $450/week
Day, Overnight Coed4507-153Haliburton, OntarioSport (multi)Haliburton Hockey Haven Sports CampLocated north of Toronto, this multi-sport camp offers the athlete a custom experience mixed with traditional camp fun. Major sports include hockey, golf, wakeboarding, and tennis. We Deliver Greatness! Haliburton, Ontario Day, Overnight Coed
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UCC Summer Camps  

Forest Hill, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

A traditional day camp in the heart of Toronto offering Kids, Sports, Arts, Tech and Leadership programs for children aged 4-16. Lunch and Extended Care provided at no additional cost. Flexible weekly programming.

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $425/week
Day Coed4254-164Forest Hill, Toronto, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) UCC Summer CampsA traditional day camp in the heart of Toronto offering Kids, Sports, Arts, Tech and Leadership programs for children aged 4-16. Lunch and Extended Care provided at no additional cost. Flexible weekly programming. Forest Hill, Toronto, Ontario Day Coed

Jack of Sports  

South Annex, Toronto; High Park, Toronto; Lawrence Park, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

Instilling Confidence, Resilience & Teamwork in your child through Summer Camps, Learn to Bike & Swim Programs. Providing a platform for your child to DO, to TRY AGAIN and HELP their friends.

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $295/week
Day Coed2954-145South Annex, Toronto, Ontario, High Park, Toronto, Ontario, Lawrence Park, Toronto, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Jack of SportsInstilling Confidence, Resilience & Teamwork in your child through Summer Camps, Learn to Bike & Swim Programs. Providing a platform for your child to DO, to TRY AGAIN and HELP their friends. South Annex, Toronto, Ontario, High Park, Toronto, Ontario, Lawrence Park, Toronto, Ontario Day Coed
  • Sport: Golf
  • Day

The Salem Ridge Golf & Academy is dedicated to helping juniors play better golf. We understand that juniors learn and develop at different rates and in different ways and have designed our programs accordingly.

  • Ages 6 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $99/week
Day Coed996-156Ajax, OntarioSport: GolfSalem Ridge Golf & Academy Junior CampsThe Salem Ridge Golf & Academy is dedicated to helping juniors play better golf. We understand that juniors learn and develop at different rates and in different ways and have designed our programs accordingly. Ajax, Ontario Day Coed

The Thornhill Club  

Vaughan

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, family

A multi-sport camp offering golf, tennis and swimming, with certified professionals providing expert coaching in a fun, safe and inclusive environment.

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $525/week
Day, family Coed5256-167Vaughan, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) The Thornhill ClubA multi-sport camp offering golf, tennis and swimming, with certified professionals providing expert coaching in a fun, safe and inclusive environment. Vaughan, Ontario Day, family Coed

International Junior Golf Academy  

Florida; South Carolina

  • Sport: Golf
  • Day, Overnight

We are a full-service boarding school for golfers grades 7-12 as well as post-graduate students. We offer year-round training as well as seasonal camps for those who interested in playing at the collegiate level.

  • Ages 10 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $1,750/week
Day, Overnight Coed175010-188Florida, Florida, South Carolina, South CarolinaSport: GolfInternational Junior Golf AcademyWe are a full-service boarding school for golfers grades 7-12 as well as post-graduate students. We offer year-round training as well as seasonal camps for those who interested in playing at the collegiate level. Florida, Florida, South Carolina, South Carolina Day, Overnight Coed
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Topkids Education Center  

Windfields, Toronto

  • Education (multi)
  • Day, Program

Topkids Education Center provides tutoring in academics, music, art, drama, public speaking, virtual sports, and more! Take advantage of our free trial class! PA Day, March & Winter Break, and Summer Camps too!

  • Ages 4 to 100
  • Coed
  • from $25/session
Day, Program Coed254-1009Windfields, Toronto, OntarioEducation (multi)Topkids Education CenterTopkids Education Center provides tutoring in academics, music, art, drama, public speaking, virtual sports, and more! Take advantage of our free trial class! PA Day, March & Winter Break, and Summer Camps too! Windfields, Toronto, Ontario Day, Program Coed

Salazar Golf Academy  

Markham

  • Sport: Golf
  • Day, Program, family

This summer your child can learn the fundamentals of GOLF at Salazar Golf Academy, where having fun is our number one rule. We have many returning campers every year, and we look forward to greeting new campers.

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $339/week
Day, Program, family Coed3397-1610Markham, OntarioSport: GolfSalazar Golf AcademyThis summer your child can learn the fundamentals of GOLF at Salazar Golf Academy, where having fun is our number one rule. We have many returning campers every year, and we look forward to greeting new campers. Markham, Ontario Day, Program, family Coed
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Onondaga Camp  

Minden

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

For more than 100 years Onondaga Camp has provided an inclusive environment where young people can play, explore, achieve and grow. Offering over 30 different activities, there is something for everyone!

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $1,500/week
Overnight Coed15006-160Minden, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Onondaga CampFor more than 100 years Onondaga Camp has provided an inclusive environment where young people can play, explore, achieve and grow. Offering over 30 different activities, there is something for everyone! Minden, Ontario Overnight Coed
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

Adventure Begins at Summer camp! Day and overnight programs and many activities including horseback riding,ESL, paintball, archery, whitewater rafting and more. Offering Awesome memories to campers from Ottawa to China.

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $699/week
Day, Overnight Coed6994-161Ottawa, Ontario, Eganville, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Frontier Trails Camp & Outdoor Education CentreAdventure Begins at Summer camp! Day and overnight programs and many activities including horseback riding,ESL, paintball, archery, whitewater rafting and more. Offering Awesome memories to campers from Ottawa to China. Ottawa, Ontario, Eganville, Ontario Day, Overnight Coed

Glen Bernard Camp  

Huntsville

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

A traditional overnight summer camp for girls offering wilderness adventure, horseback riding, sailing, swimming and lifesaving, arts and many other activities!

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Girls
  • from $1,260/week
Overnight Girls12604-162Huntsville, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Glen Bernard CampA traditional overnight summer camp for girls offering wilderness adventure, horseback riding, sailing, swimming and lifesaving, arts and many other activities! Huntsville, Ontario Overnight Girls

UCC Summer Life  

Forest Hill, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

A Co-ed Summer Enrichment Experience in the Heart of Toronto, Canada for International and Local Students ages 10 to 16.

  • Ages 10 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $4,995/session
Overnight Coed499510-173Forest Hill, Toronto, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) UCC Summer LifeA Co-ed Summer Enrichment Experience in the Heart of Toronto, Canada for International and Local Students ages 10 to 16. Forest Hill, Toronto, Ontario Overnight Coed
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Olympia Sports Camp  

Huntsville

  • Sport (multi)
  • Overnight

We offer kids professional instruction, guidance to grow & excel while having fun! Choose from over 90 programs in Sport, Leadership, Adventure, Art, Recreation, Self-Discovery & Fitness.

  • Ages 6 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $930/week
Overnight Coed9306-184Huntsville, OntarioSport (multi)Olympia Sports CampWe offer kids professional instruction, guidance to grow & excel while having fun! Choose from over 90 programs in Sport, Leadership, Adventure, Art, Recreation, Self-Discovery & Fitness. Huntsville, Ontario Overnight Coed

Adventure Valley  

Throughout Greater Toronto Area

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

Summer day camp for Toronto kids yearning for outdoor adventure. Sports activities include soccer, tennis, swimming and a variety of other outdoor activities.

  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $350/week
Day Coed3504-155Throughout Greater Toronto Area, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Adventure ValleySummer day camp for Toronto kids yearning for outdoor adventure. Sports activities include soccer, tennis, swimming and a variety of other outdoor activities. Throughout Greater Toronto Area, Ontario Day Coed
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Muskoka Woods  

Rosseau

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

Muskoka Woods is a Christian youth development organization that offers a fun, safe and welcoming environment for all youth. Our staff share a common desire to help young people realize their full potential.

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $999/week
Overnight Coed9996-166Rosseau, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Muskoka WoodsMuskoka Woods is a Christian youth development organization that offers a fun, safe and welcoming environment for all youth. Our staff share a common desire to help young people realize their full potential. Rosseau, Ontario Overnight Coed

Camp IAWAH  

Westport

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight, family

Eastern Ontario summer camp, nestled on the shores of Wolfe Lake 15 minutes from Westport. Activities at Iawah include leadership building, archery tag, canoeing, cake decorating, programming and turf sports.

  • Ages 7 to 18
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • from $425/week
Day, Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys4257-187Westport, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Camp IAWAHEastern Ontario summer camp, nestled on the shores of Wolfe Lake 15 minutes from Westport. Activities at Iawah include leadership building, archery tag, canoeing, cake decorating, programming and turf sports. Westport, Ontario Day, Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys

Town of Oakville camps  

Oakville

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

The Town of Oakville offers fun and affordable camps to suit any taste including arts, adventure, theatre, sports and more! Enjoy Summer, March Break, P.A. Day and Holiday camps. Programs offered for children aged 4-14.

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $157/week
Day Coed1574-148Oakville, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Town of Oakville campsThe Town of Oakville offers fun and affordable camps to suit any taste including arts, adventure, theatre, sports and more! Enjoy Summer, March Break, P.A. Day and Holiday camps. Programs offered for children aged 4-14. Oakville, Ontario Day Coed
  • Education: Language Studies
  • Day, Overnight

English students learning French mix with French students learning English in this innovative program in the French Alps. Sports and other activities are an important part of the experience, along with language lessons.

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $2,540/week
Day, Overnight Coed25406-179International, OtherEducation: Language StudiesFrench International Language CampsEnglish students learning French mix with French students learning English in this innovative program in the French Alps. Sports and other activities are an important part of the experience, along with language lessons. International, Other Day, Overnight Coed

Camp Bil-O-Wood  

Blind River

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

A traditional, outdoor, athletic, & life skills camp for kids 7 - 17. Exceptional camping & canoeing. Over 30 sports & activities for kids from Canada, US, & Europe; family operated for 74 yrs. An awesome experience!

  • Ages 7 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $850/week
Overnight Coed8507-1710Blind River, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Camp Bil-O-WoodA traditional, outdoor, athletic, & life skills camp for kids 7 - 17. Exceptional camping & canoeing. Over 30 sports & activities for kids from Canada, US, & Europe; family operated for 74 yrs. An awesome experience! Blind River, Ontario Overnight Coed

Camp Mère Clarac  

Saint-Donat

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

Located on the banks of Rivière Ouareau, we have a magnificent 115 acres of land (making it one of the most beautiful campsites in Quebec) with unique and safe facilities, and 25 activities conducted in French!

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • from $475/session
Day, Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys4754-1611Saint-Donat, QuebecTraditional (multi activity) Camp Mère ClaracLocated on the banks of Rivière Ouareau, we have a magnificent 115 acres of land (making it one of the most beautiful campsites in Quebec) with unique and safe facilities, and 25 activities conducted in French! Saint-Donat, Quebec Day, Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys

Camp Wenonah  

Bracebridge

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

Trusted by families from around the world, Camp Wenonah is a popular kids overnight summer camp in Muskoka Ontario for boys and girls aged 5 - 17 years old. Veteran staff, including full time medical staff.

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $1,155/week
Overnight Coed11555-1712Bracebridge, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Camp WenonahTrusted by families from around the world, Camp Wenonah is a popular kids overnight summer camp in Muskoka Ontario for boys and girls aged 5 - 17 years old. Veteran staff, including full time medical staff. Bracebridge, Ontario Overnight Coed

Camp North Star  

Maine

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

A co-ed overnight camp on 200 acres in Poland, Maine. Campers enjoy an elective program with 100+ choices that focuses on instruction and skill development in Arts, Athletics, Enrichment, Outdoors and Waterfront.

  • Ages 7 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $3,100/session
Overnight Coed31007-1713Maine, Maine(USA)Traditional (multi activity) Camp North StarA co-ed overnight camp on 200 acres in Poland, Maine. Campers enjoy an elective program with 100+ choices that focuses on instruction and skill development in Arts, Athletics, Enrichment, Outdoors and Waterfront. Maine, Maine(USA) Overnight Coed
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Camp Kodiak  

Parry Sound

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

Fun! Friends! Success! An integrated overnight summer camp for children & teens with and without ADHD, LD, and high-functioning ASD. We provide a SOCIAL SKILLS program, ACADEMIC program and 50+ activities.

  • Ages 6 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $1,455/week
Overnight Coed14556-1814Parry Sound, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Camp KodiakFun! Friends! Success! An integrated overnight summer camp for children & teens with and without ADHD, LD, and high-functioning ASD. We provide a SOCIAL SKILLS program, ACADEMIC program and 50+ activities. Parry Sound, Ontario Overnight Coed
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  • Education (multi)
  • Overnight

A summer camp for students with dyslexia, ADHD and SLD. Academics, traditional camp and weekend trips round out the program.

  • Ages 8 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $5,100/5 weeks
Overnight Coed51008-1615New York, New York(USA)Education (multi)The Gow School Summer ProgramA summer camp for students with dyslexia, ADHD and SLD. Academics, traditional camp and weekend trips round out the program. New York, New York(USA) Overnight Coed

Township of King  

Ontario (7)

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Program, family

With a mixture of sports, arts, and nature based programs, you are sure to find the perfect camp or program for your child! High Five and OCA Certified. Visit www.king.ca for more information.

  • Ages 2 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $4/week
Day, Program, family Coed42-1816King, NobletonTraditional (multi activity) Township of KingWith a mixture of sports, arts, and nature based programs, you are sure to find the perfect camp or program for your child! High Five and OCA Certified. Visit www.king.ca for more information. King, Nobleton Day, Program, family Coed

Bayview Glen Camp  

Don Mills, Toronto; York Mills, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

Located centrally in Toronto, this summer camp offers air conditioned buildings, robotics, sports and arts camps, heated swimming pools and more.

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $1,300/session
Day Coed13004-1417Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, York Mills, Toronto, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Bayview Glen CampLocated centrally in Toronto, this summer camp offers air conditioned buildings, robotics, sports and arts camps, heated swimming pools and more. Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, York Mills, Toronto, Ontario Day Coed

Learn & Experience  

International

  • Education (multi)
  • Overnight

L&E UK inspires & nurtures young people with their award winning World Camps, Teen Travel & Youth Leadership programs. The courses can be combined to create a summer experience of a lifetime (up to 6 weeks).

  • Ages 8 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $3,000/2 weeks
Overnight Coed30008-1618International, OtherEducation (multi)Learn & ExperienceL&E UK inspires & nurtures young people with their award winning World Camps, Teen Travel & Youth Leadership programs. The courses can be combined to create a summer experience of a lifetime (up to 6 weeks). International, Other Overnight Coed

Camp Tamarack  

Bracebridge

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

Muskoka summer camp that welcomes campers and staff from around the world. Experience our incredible variety of activities including skiing, wakeboarding, tennis, ropes, climbing and more.

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $1,000/week
Overnight Coed10006-1619Bracebridge, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Camp TamarackMuskoka summer camp that welcomes campers and staff from around the world. Experience our incredible variety of activities including skiing, wakeboarding, tennis, ropes, climbing and more. Bracebridge, Ontario Overnight Coed

Frontier Trails ESL Camp  

Eganville; Ottawa

  • ESL
  • Day, Overnight

Programs are geared to encourage speaking as opposed to writing proficiency. By using picture images, with English labels, each child gains a certain level of familiarity with the terminology presented.

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $699/week
Day, Overnight Coed6996-1620Eganville, Ontario, Ottawa, OntarioESLFrontier Trails ESL CampPrograms are geared to encourage speaking as opposed to writing proficiency. By using picture images, with English labels, each child gains a certain level of familiarity with the terminology presented. Eganville, Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario Day, Overnight Coed

Find golf camps near you

Use our advanced search to filter camps by different criteria to find just what you’re looking for on the one hand, or on another, open up new possibilities. Start with your city of interest below, and find golf camps near you.

The list linked to will give specialized kids’ golf camps at the top, and further below, camps near you that offer golf activities as part of a broader curriculum.

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Golf camp in various formats

For those who really love the sport, there are a number of ways to indulge in golf instruction beyond just summer and school. Immerse yourself in golf at some types of camps below.

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Related camps and golf programs

Golf lovers might also consider camps focused on related activities that improve golf skills indirectly. Still other camp types highlighted below may simply be of interest to kids and teens who love golf. Links below explore options that should also pique the interest of aspiring golfers:

Golf lessons after school help improve your game throughout the year, and are often put on by the same organizations related to golf camps. Explore the list linked to and you might find lesson providers near you who offer something unique, to help you improve your game in unique ways.

Multi-sports camps offer a broad slate of sports that introduces kids and teens to activities they may not have been previously exposed. You may fall in love with a new sport or find one in which you’re well-skilled, or one that helps improve your golf game.

Below are some more related sports camps that may have applications for the aspiring teen golfer.

Health and fitness camps focus on practical education in nutrition and fitness. Personal training young golfers might receive at this kind of camp can target specific muscle groups used in golf, or may simply improve overall fitness, manage weight and improve your golf game.

Cycling camps improve leg and back strength, two muscle groups important to avid golfers, especially in the perfection of stance and controlling your swing.

Tennis camps improve your game in this court sport sometimes associated with golf.

Leadership camps are one other camp type we recommed. These encourage self-improvement, and develop skills like sportsmanship and interpersonal skills, important for those interested in being the best they can be, whether that’s on the golf course or in other pursuits in life.

Skills learned in golf camp

Golf camps teach skills directly related to the sport. There’s also attendant other learning and skills acquisition relevant to other parts of kids’ life, in both the present and the future, as you get older and pursue a career, etc.

Golf skills:

Golf camp curriculum is typically split into different focuses. Camps improve a player’s overall game, of course, but specifics will include things like:

  • Improving your drive on an onsite or local driving range, where campers may work one-on-one with instructors and learn through repetition, as well. 
  • Instruction on the putting green, where kids and teens receive instruction focused on mechanics and form, and also through repetition and regular play.
  • Other fundamentals covered in the majority of sports camps listed above include the mechanics of your stance and your golf swing, and optimizing your grip and posture. 
  • Pitching, and playing out of bunkers and the rough are perhaps the biggest challenge in golf play. This, too, will be part of the instruction at golf camp.

Because golf is a social game, specifics of etiquette may also be part of the programming. It’s one of many life skills that are part and parcel of learning at camp. Let's look at others.  

Life skills:

  • Interpersonal skills. Golf focuses on respectful interaction to a much greater degree than sports like hockey, basketball, soccer, and others. It’s a principled game, and principles like sportsmanship are passed on to kids at camp, with implications for other areas of life. Kids in golf camp play and deal with a variety of personalities, and interact both competitively and cooperatively. 
  • Self-evaluation and self-management. As a player progresses through a game, he or she will gage their reactions. They develop their awareness of the importance of a positive attitude and adjusting self-talk, as well as what they say to others. 
  • Goal setting and self-improvement. Kids and teens will set goals and understand how to achieve those as well as dealing with setbacks and disappointments. Of course, this is a benefit common to all sports camps. These skills, though, have implications for academics and other situations.

Things to consider about golf camps

Here are a number of basic questions to ask golf camps, or research as you browse. These can be used in tandem with questions from our checklist. A number of camps listed above are available at the Our Kids Camp Expo, held annually every spring. There, you can meet camp representatives face-to-face, to get answers to all your concerns. You should also check our events calendar for camp open houses. 

Questions:

What golf equipment are campers expected to bring? Some camps may, in fact, discourage kids from bringing their own clubs, to even the field among campers from different economic backgrounds. 

How experienced are instructors in teaching golf? Camps run by former professionals, for example, allow campers to meet and learn from those who have risen through the ranks. Pro circuit experience is not necessarily an indication of how well they teach golf, though. The real success of a golf camp is indicated by factors like the success of graduates, and the words of graduating campers who attest to how much they’ve learned. Consult golf camp profiles on ourkids.net to read stories and testimonials and find out about alumni of that camp. Some camps also offer metrics that show campers how much their game improves during a session. 

How are campers grouped? Some camps group golf students based on age, while others group players based on handicap and skill level. The latter method has the appeal of teaming golfers who will incite improvement through close competition. Age grouping may have the effect of discouraging kids with less skills. 

Is training software and other technology used? The use of golf simulations and software such as Flightscope may indicate that the camp offers more advanced instruction.

Couple this with more advice from around our site:

 

Sources and further information:

A Beginner’s Guide to Golf

Life Skills Kids Learn from Golf



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