Gamecock Academy is designed to further fundamentals and volleyball skills. Sessions will include positional work as well as team competition. Emphasis will be placed on teaching proper technique. Campers will be placed on teams according to age, experience and skill level to facilitate a competitive and optimal learning environment for all campers.
Please pack your camper a lunch or fill out a Jimmy John’s order form and send your camper with cash. We will have snacks available throughout the day, and a camp store for any additional snacks, Gatorade, T-Shirts, etc.
July 10, 11 & 12
Grades 6th - 8th, Co-Ed
$60 per Session OR $150 For All 3 Sessions
Gamecock Volleyball Camps offer the following discounts:
1) Half price entry for campers of University of South Carolina staff (Camp Staff, USC Athletic Department Staff, USC Faculty/Staff).
2) If registering for all 3 of the day sessions your total cost will be $150.
These camps are open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender. Space is limited for each camp; enrollment is a first-come, first-serve basis. Early enrollment is strongly encouraged to ensure participation.
Check-In → 8:00am - 8:30am
Session I → 9:00am - 10:30am
Break → 10:30am - 10:45am
Session II → 10:45am - 12:00pm
Lunch → 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Session III → 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Break → 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Session IV → 3:15pm - 4:45pm
All campers should bring appropriate training gear (shoes, shorts, socks, kneepads, extra t-shirts, water bottle, etc.). Extra spending money for snacks, camp store items, etc. may be helpful.
Camps that provide meals will be provided by our university food service in an air-conditioned dining hall.
Parents or guardians are welcome to stay and watch camp in the balcony area of the Carolina Volleyball Center. There will be designated areas where you will be able to park. Parking is limited and South Carolina Volleyball will not reimburse the cost of a parking ticket if parked in an area not designated by the camp staff. Specific parking details will be included in the final details email sent by camp staff prior to the start of each camp.
Campers who need transportation to and from the Columbia Airport will need to make arrangements with South Carolina Volleyball no later than one week prior to camp. South Carolina Volleyball will make every effort to accommodate each request, but service is not guaranteed.
Confirmation Letter With Camp Check-In Information
Each camper will be sent a confirmation letter via e-mail after the completed camp application, parental consent form, and payment is received. A parent e-mail address is preferred. This letter will contain all necessary camp check-in information, camp time format, and a campus map. If you do not have access to e-mail, please specify on application and a hard copy of the confirmation letter will be sent to your home address indicated in the camp application.
Safety & Protection
All campers must carry their own insurance. While the staff will make every effort to prevent injuries and accidents, Mendoza Volleyball Camps, LLC and the University of South Carolina will not be responsible for injuries sustained during camp. There will be a fully equipped training room with an athletic trainer at every session. The parental consent form must be completed for participation. All members of the staff (including court coaches, camp mentors, student-athletes and overnight security) will have passed a legal and thorough background check before being allowed to coach at camp in any capacity. In addition, all members of the staff will have been properly trained to handle any and all emergency situations. Should a camper suspect any illegal or inappropriate behavior from another camper or staff member, it is asked they immediately report the activity to the lead camp coach.
There will be no refund for any camper dismissed from camp. Grounds for dismissal include but are not limited to vandalism; leaving a facility or dorm unsupervised; the use of alcohol, drugs or tobacco products; harassment and not following verbal instructions/rules.
Up to 30 days prior to 12:00pm of your session’s check-in day, you can withdraw for any reason and receive 100% refund of tuition after the deducted $30 non-refundable registration fee. 29-7 days prior to 12:00pm of your session check-in day = 75% refund of tuition after the deducted $30 non-refundable deposit. 6 days prior to 12:00pm of your session check-in day through check-out day, no refunds will be given. At any time, refunds due to injury/illness or certain emergencies will be handled on a case-by-case basis with written documentation of the nature of the injury/illness or emergency provided. We provide the services of camp expecting each enrollee to attend. If you must withdraw, please send an email to Megan Mendoza for an appropriate written record of the request.
All camps are open to any and all entrants, only limited by number, age, grade or gender.