US Sports Camps Announces New Language and Nike Sport Camp at the University of San Diego, California

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Responding to the increasing demand by international campers for a high quality language program to add to their US-based Nike Sport Camp experience, US Sports Camps and the English Language Academy (ELA) will offer Nike Sport and Language programs at the University of San Diego (USD) California in the summer of 2013.

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This new partnership brings together two leaders in their fields with the goal of delivering exceptional youth experiences, combining the best in English instruction and sports training for international students.

The combined Nike sport and language summer camp program will be offered with both the Nike Golf Camp and Nike Tennis Camp programs which run at USD. These programs will start on July 7th and run through the first week of August.

Campers may elect to add a one or two week English language program offered prior to, or combined with their camp program. Students participate in half-day English classes, followed by half-day sport instruction or afternoon activities which explore the local area and attractions. “This new partnership brings together two leaders in their fields with the goal of delivering exceptional youth experiences, combining the best in English instruction and sports training for international students,” says Jennifer Preimesberger, director of the English Language Academy at USD.

The English Language Academy at the University of San Diego is committed to advancing academic excellence, expanding liberal and professional knowledge, creating a diverse and inclusive community, and preparing leaders dedicated to ethical conduct and compassionate service. The English Language Academy (ELA) at the University of San Diego (USD) provides intensive English preparation courses and exceptional educational services for a tailored program of study.

The USD location represents the tenth site where combined Language and Nike Sport Camp programs are offered. These new camp programs, which deliver a unique immersion experience for international campers, marry high quality Nike sport instruction at College and prep school locations with accredited and high quality language preparation programs.

“We are very excited to be able to offer a joint language and Nike Sport Camp Program at USD with ELA this summer,” says Colleen Bertiglia, Director of International Programs. ELA, who runs an intensive 14 week summer language preparation academy at USD, offers small class size, highly qualified professors with graduate degrees, and a flexible schedule start to coincide with our Nike sport programs. We wanted to develop a language partnership in the San Diego area because of its popularity as a destination for international campers. The ELA partnership gives us a seamless language option at USD that both our campers and agents have been asking for.”

About US Sports Camp (USSC)

Headquartered in San Rafael, California, USSC is America’s largest sports camp network and the licensed operator of NIKE Sport Camps. What began 37 years ago as one tennis camp is now a national network with more than 600 camps across the country in a wide variety of sports including Nike Tennis, Golf, Basketball, Soccer and Volleyball. Players, coaches, parents and others interested in Nike Sports Camps and US Sports Camps can visit the company’s website at USSportsCamps.com

For information about USSC’s international sport camp and language camp programs, please contact Colleen Bertiglia, Director of International Camp programs, at 1-800-645-3226.

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