Volleyball Camp 2016

July 24 – 28, 2016
Grades 7 – 12 (Fall 2016)

Camp Rates:

Residential Rate by 4/01/16* – $395
Residential Rate by 4/15/16* – $425
Residential Rate after 4/15/16 – $450

Commuter Rate by 4/01/16* – $370
Commuter Rate by 4/15/16* – $395
Commuter Rate after 4/15/16 – $425

Save $55.00 if you register by April 1.
Registration deadline is July 1.

*Must be paid in full in order to receive reduced rate.
Register now.

This camp is for grades 7-12 (Fall 2016).

Residence Hall Guidelines


  • TVs
  • Fans

Not Permitted:

  • Refrigerators, coolers
  • Window air-conditioners

Note: Lost keys incur a $75 replacement fee.

Meal Information

Dinner on Sunday through breakfast on Thursday will be provided for residential campers. Dinner on Sunday through Wednesday and lunch on Monday through Wednesday will be provided for commuters.


Dates: July 24 – 28, 2016
 Sunday, July 24

Final Games:
Thursday morning; parents are welcome
Awards Ceremony:
 11:00 a.m. in the Saint Mary’s Gym
Final Day/Check-out:
Following the awards ceremony 

Camp Store

The camp store will be open in the residence hall each evening for snacks and refreshments. Campers will be able to get a snack after their evening game or while watching the evening film in the residence hall lounge. We will provide banking services so that you will need to carry only a small amount of cash with you. Campers will be issued a punch card for requested denominations. All purchases and charges will be assessed against a campers account upon request. Remaining balance will be refunded at check-out.

Past Saint Mary’s University volleyball uniforms may be available for purchase. All campers will recieve a camp t-shirt at check-out.

Meet the Camp Staff

Coach Mike LesterSaint Mary’s University Cardinals head volleyball coach Mike Lester and members of his staff will instruct each day at the camp. The remainder of the staff will be made up of USA National Development Staff coaches and other collegiate coaches. Members of the Saint Mary’s Women’s Volleyball team will also assist with coaching and serve as camp counselors.

Mike Lester
Saint Mary’s University head volleyball coach and camp director.


Jackie KieckerJackie Kiecker picture
Saint Mary’s University assistant volleyball coach.

State-of-the-art facilities for work and play
Gostomski Fieldhouse

Campers will have daily access to our 78,000 square foot Recreational and Athletic Complex (RAC), Gostomski Field House. The center includes a natatorium with an eight-lane, 25-year pool and diving well, along with; an air-conditioned 45,000 square-foot multi-purpose arena which houses a 200 meter track, four multi-purpose courts, fully equipped weight room, aerobics/dance room and more. Synthetic flooring and net systems allow multiple activities to take place for recreation, sports practice and education.

Jul Gernes Pool

The Jul Gernes Pool is a competitive eight-lane pool with spectator areas for viewing men’s and women’s swimming competitions.

Saint Mary’s University Ice Arena
The Saint Mary’s Ice Arena features a near-Olympic-sized rink with new dasher boards and plexiglass. The arena boasts the reputation of having the best ice in western college hockey.

Recreation and Athletic ComplexRecreation and Athletic Center

The Cardinals home gym features three regulation sized basketball courts as well as six glass backboards.

Challenge Ropes Course
The Challenge Ropes Course provides a unique and fun environment for experiential and adventure-based education. Diverse populations can participate in activities designed to build self-confidence and teamwork, as well as develop an understanding of the complexities of human nature through the use of a wide variety of elements & initiative.

What to expect at Camp

Volleyball Camp

  • 7:00 Wake Up
  • 7:30 Breakfast
  • 8:30 Individual Skills Practice/Competitive Games
  • 11:30 Lunch/Camp Store Open
  • 1:30 Individual Skills & Team Drills Individual Help Sessions/Free Time
  • 4:00 Recreational Time/Camp Store Open
  • 5:00 Dinner
  • 6:00 Team Competitions/Challenge Matches
  • 9:00 Residence Hall Time/Camp Store Open
  • 11:00 Lights Out