If you're looking for a way to afford your child's golf camp this summer, consider having your kid commute rather than sleep over. Several camps offer discounts if your child doesn't stay overnight. JT Golf Camps at Furman University in Greenville, S.C., offers a daytime-only camp for $350 instead of the $1,045 overnight campers pay for the Nike Junior Resident Golf Camp that has the same teachers and facilities. At Ole Miss Golf Camp in Oxford, Miss., housing, meals, instruction and play costs $625 for a five-day overnight camp but $525 for day campers.
To find the right one for your young golfer this summer, use our regional listings below.
Costs include board and instruction while at school for one session, unless otherwise noted; usually includes lodging except those camps designated as day schools. Taxes and gratuities may be extra expenses. Transportation to school site not included. Camp participants should bring their own clubs and golf shoes.
NORTHEAST School, Address Dates, *Cost Features Foster's Golf Camp
240 Tory Rd.
Manchester, NH 03104
One-week sessions, 4/27-8/24. $250. Day camp. 16th year. Coed, 7-16. Dir. Ted Foster, golf coach. Staff of college players. Play various courses.
Links at Hiawatha Landing
Junior Golf Camps
2350 Marshland Rd.
P.O. Box 451
Apalachin, NY 13732
www.hiawathalinks.com One-week sessions, 6/29-9/5. $120 (level 1), $150 (level 2). Day camp. 13th year. Coed, 8-17. Dir. Bernie Herceg Jr. Experienced staff. Play three-hole junior course and 18-hole course. Maine Golf Academy
35 Golf Academy Dr.
Belgrade, ME 04917
www.golfcamp.com Four-week sessions, 6/21-7/17, 7/19-8/14. $6,000. Two-week sessions, 6/21-7/3, 7/5-17, 7/19-31, 8/2-14. $3,900. 103rd year. Coed, 7-18. Staff of college coaches, PGA professionals and college players. Dorms. Additional weeklong, full-day and half-day programs available. Phone for information. Nike Jr. Golf Camps
750 Lindaro St.
San Rafael, CA 94901
www.ussportscamps.com Various locations and dates for resident golf camps. Williams College, Mass.; Mount Snow G.C., Vt.; Curry College, Mass.; Offense-Defense, Mass.; Sacred Heart Univ., Conn.; Ravenwood, N.Y., Hamlet Wind Watch, N.Y. Call for prices. 16th year. Coed, 7-18. Staff of college coaches, PGA professionals and college players. Dorms. Additional weeklong, full-day and half-day programs available. Phone for information. Offense-Defense Golf Camp
P.O. Box 6
Easton, CT 06612
www.offensedefensegolf.com Two sessions, 7/5-10, 7/12-17. $1,125 (board). $695 (day). 17th year. Coed, 10-18. Dirs. Scott Moyer, Dick Fitzgerald. Staff of professionals. Play Winchendon (Mass.) School G. Cse. Dorms. Stratton Golf School
RR 1, Box 145
Stratton Mountain, VT 05115
Two sessions, 7/20-7/22, 7/25-26. $449 (two-day), $499 (three-day). 41st year. Coed, 7-12. Dir. John Neubauer. Staff of teaching professionals. Resort. Sugarloaf Junior Golf Camp
5092 Access Rd.
Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947
Three sessions, 6/28-7/3, 7/26-31, 8/2-7. $650 (3 day); $950 (5 day). 13th year. Coed, 12-18. Dir. Scott Hoisington. Sugarloaf G.C. Dorms.