Ole Pride Volleyball Camp

Session 1: June 22-24, 2018 (for girls entering 4th-7th grade)
Session 2: July 27-29, 2018 (for girls entering 8th-12th grade)

If the desired session is full email us to be placed on the waitlist.

St Olaf volleyball camps are designated for players who have volleyball experience and are trying to expand their knowledge and skills within the game.  Skill level will vary and all are welcome! There will be both “technique focused” and “competition focused” sessions, along with an emphasis on the mental side of training with 2 “Mind Gym” sessions, providing a unique opportunity to take their game to the next level. Players will receive a well-rounded volleyball experience designed to build their love and passion for the game.  They will also be given the opportunity to interact and be coached by current Ole volleyball players and coaches. Volleyball training and other activities are balanced with recreational activities that are supervised by camp coaches and counselors.

These camps provide a complete experience on the beautiful St. Olaf campus in historic Northfield, Minnesota.

Sessions, Fees, and Registration 

Session I: $320
June 22-24

For girls entering 4th-7th grade
This camp session is designed for volleyball players looking to grow in their abilities, love for the sport, and prepare them for their future, competitive, volleyball career. 

Session 2: $320
July 27-29

For girls entering 8th-12th grade
This camp session is targeted at experienced volleyball players who are ready to learn technical skill development, gain playing experience and prepare them for the upcoming high school seasons! It is a chance to learn about volleyball, meet new people and make a connection with college athletes.

Camps Feature:

  •   Professional, individualized coaching  
  •   Camp coaches and counselors are St. Olaf volleyball coaches and players
  •   Low athlete-to-coach ratio
  •   Team-building principles
  •   Daily court sessions
  •   Small group discussions
  •   Supervised recreational activities

Campers are housed two per room and may request a specific roommate. Roommates need to request each other on their registration form. Camp space is filled on a first-come basis and spots cannot be held for a late-registering roommate.

Camp fee includes:
Lodging, meals, and camp t-shirt.  Campers are housed in comfortable, secure students residence halls.  Bedding and bath towel are provided. Coaches and counselors live in the residence halls and provide 24-hour supervision.  St. Olaf employs a professional security staff that is on duty 24/7.

Register Today:
Register now with our secure online form or complete a printable registration form and send it via mail. Registrations are accepted until capacity has been reached.  When completing the online form please see options below.

Option 1: Pay in Full
At the conclusion of the registration form, you will be asked to submit credit card information.  Once submitted, the full amount will be paid.

Option 2: Submit Deposit Only
At the conclusion of the registration form disregard the payment section at the end and close out the window.  The registration form is still saved and submitted.  Once closed, go to the make-a-payment link and submit a minimum $100 non-refundable deposit to reserve your swimmer’s spot today. Registration is not officially accepted until completed registration form and deposit is received on the same day.  Payment must be paid in full 4 weeks prior to camp start date.

Refund Policy:
Written cancellations (post, fax, or email) received four weeks prior to camp start date will receive a refund less the $100 non-refundable deposit fee. No refunds are given within four weeks of camp start date; substitutions are accepted.

Meet The Coaches

Emily Foster will be heading into her third season as an Ole. The Oles are coming off of a 4th place conference finish in 2017.  Before coming to St. Olaf, Foster spent the previous three seasons as an assistant coach at Division II Northern State University, where she handled defense and was the program’s recruiting coordinator. Before her stint at Northern State, Foster spent two seasons as a graduate assistant at MSU-Mankato.  

Foster was a three-time All-American and two-time MIAC MVP at the University of St. Thomas.  She helped lead the Tommies to three NCAA appearances, including a trip to the quarterfinals in her final season.  

Natalie Walseth will be in her third year as an assistant volleyball coach for the St. Olaf in 2016.  She played for the Junior Olympic Club Mizuno Northern Lights and has coached camps and clinics for MNL.  Prior to St. Olaf she coached USD volleyball camps and currently coaches for the Northern Lights Volleyball Club.  

Overall, Coach Foster will complete her staff with current Ole Volleyball athletes and members of the coaching staff.  The energetic and talented Ole players will be working the camp to provide direction, encouragement and a glimpse into what life is like at St. Olaf.  It is a great opportunity for younger players to interact with college athletes.

Camp Schedule

Session 1: June 22-24, 2018
Session 2: July 27-29, 2018

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Check-in
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm Gym Session
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm ‘Mind Gym’ Session
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Dinner
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Gym Session

8:00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am – 11:30 am Gym Session
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm ‘Mind Gym’ Session
3:00 pm – 5:30 pm Gym Session
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Dinner
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Evening Activity

8:00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast
9:15 am – 11:30 am Gym Session
11:30 am Question-Answers with the Athletes


Bon Appetit – Stav Dining Hall 

Meals are prepared by Bon Appetit. Healthy options include the salad bar, grilled meats and veggies, and hot entrees, cereals, yogurt, fresh fruit, a deli station, soup, and dessert station.  There are plenty of food options for vegetarians, gluten-free, and other specific needs.  However, if you have a specific food allergy, please email us so we can get your camper connected with the kitchen.

Do you like good food? So do we! Four schools across the country, St. Olaf being one of them, with food service operated by Bon Appétit Management Company were placed on the Princeton Review ‘Best College Food’ list this year. Campers will have the chance to taste the amazing creations, experience and service from our friends at Bon Appétit! Check out this article to learn more about their recent accomplishment!

Frequently Asked Questions
How do you get on our mailing list to receive open registration updates and brochure?
E-mail us to get added to our list.

How many campers are at camp?
Up to 40 girls should be expected at camp.

Will participants be allowed to travel around campus alone? 
Campers are informed to travel with a buddy during movement between breaks.

What are your cell/smartphone and other electronic devices policy? 
Cell phones and other electronic devices are not prohibited but should be used only during free time.

If a participant drives themselves to the program, can they leave whenever they want? 
No, at check in the driver’s keys are turned in and given to the directors of the camp.  If they wish to leave, a note must be provided from their guardian in advance.

Do you have enforceable consequences for prohibited actions?
Campers who break rules are sent home.

My child is one year too young for camp. Can he still register?
We maintain a wait list and if there are still openings prior to the start of camp we will fill positions with younger students. Call the camp office to get your name on the list. 507-786-3031.

What if my child is on medication?
Although camp counselors can hold the medication in a locked room, counselors cannot administer the medication to the camper.
All campers must be able to administer their own medications.

May I use a credit card to pay for camp other than online.
No. In order to meet regulations, we can only take credit cards using our online form.

What is the refund policy?
Written cancellations (post, fax, or email) received four weeks prior to camp start date will receive a refund less the $100 non-refundable deposit fee. No refunds are given within four weeks of the camp start date, but substitutions are accepted.

What if you need to cancel due to a medical circumstance?
Doctors note and written request will need to be submitted.  Once received and confirmed,  refund/credit will be submitted on a case-by-case basis.

What if camp gets canceled?
Any camp not meeting the minimum enrollment week prior to camp start date will be canceled and notification will be sent.  Some camps may have earlier deadlines and either a refund/credit towards another camp will be offered if the camp is canceled.

Where is St. Olaf College located at?
St. Olaf College is located 40 miles south of the Twin Cities metropolitan area in historic Northfield, Minnesota. Call the conferences, camps, and events office at 507-786-3031 to inquire about transportation options to and from the airport and/or refer to our website for further information.