Cal Rugby

Varsity Rugby Camps in Berkeley California

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Camp Highlights

It's all about the game! at Cal Rugby Camps

Join Cal Varsity Rugby and Head Coach Jack Clark for the most recognized rugby camp in the country. Cal Rugby has one the most decorated histories in collegiate sports, including 33 National Championships.

Highlights Include
  • Daily instruction and competitive activities at Witter Rugby Field
  • Receive coaching from Jack Clark and Tom Billups, with Cal Rugby players serving as camp counselors
  • Small group sizes: approximately a 10:1 player to staff ratio
  • Opportunity to experience a college environment at UC Berkeley
  • Meetings/discussions on nutrition, fitness, academics, college rugby
  • A healthy and positive learning environment to help every player get better
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Camp Coaches

  • Head Rugby Coach Jack Clark

    Head Coach - Men's Rugby Jack Clark

    As head coach of the Golden Bears for over three decades, Jack Clark has lead the team to 24 National Championships in 15s, and five National Championships in rugby 7s.

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  • Cal Rugby Camps Tom Billups

    Associate Head Coach - Men's Rugby Tom Billups

    Tom is a 2015 inductee into U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame and serves as Associate Head Coach of the Men's program as well as the strength and conditioning coach.

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  • Cal Rugby Camps Mike Macdonald

    Assistant Coach - Men's Rugby Mike MacDonald

    Coach Macdonald is in his seventh year as assistant coach for the Golden Bears. He is a five-time All-American and four-time national champion at Cal.

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Facilities

State of the art facilities

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Witter Rugby Field

Witter Rugby Field, home of Cal varsity rugby, is located in the picturesque Strawberry Canyon. Cal Rugby is one of the most successful collegiate programs in the country boasting 33 national championships. Built in 1995, Witter Rugby Field is a dedicated rugby facility that includes large towering ...

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Camp Details

OVERNIGHT PROGRAM

The Cal Varsity team has a long history of success based on superb skills and a winning attitude. These are qualities we want to share with your sons during camp. Our camp mixes Cal's rich rugby heritage with an innovative staff. The camp (for athletes ages 15 - 18) emphasizes safety and fun, while we remain on the cutting edge of rugby training. Our coaches bring with them the latest rugby skills, strategy and tactics from the international and professional arena. The camp's seminars with campus professionals increase awareness regarding academics, strength and conditioning, nutrition and drug awareness. Perhaps our best endorsement is the number of young men who have returned for a second, third, even fourth summer. 

The overnight camp includes all rugby instruction, meals, housing and evening activities on campus. There is a commuter option from 8:30am - 6:00pm during the overnight camp session.

For questions regarding the camp registration process, please contact US Sports Camps at 1-800-645-3226. For all other camp-related questions, please contact Cal Rugby Assistant Coach, Mike MacDonald, at 510-643-1971.

EARLY ARRIVALS

For those campers traveling from a distance, we offer an early arrival the evening before camp commences. The fee is $95 and includes lodging in the Cal dorms, dinner that night, and breakfast and lunch the following day. We’ll have a staff member living in the dorms to provide supervision.

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OVERNIGHT CAMP CHECK-IN AND CHECK-OUT

Please refer to the registration packet for check-in and check-out details.

DAY CAMPER INFORMATION

Day 1 - Drop-off at 12:00pm and pickup at 9:00pm
Days 2 & 3 - Drop-off at 8:30am and pickup at 6:00pm
Day 4 - Drop-off at 7:50am and pickup at 12:30pm

SUPERVISION

The staff live in the dormitories with the campers and participate in evening activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.

TRANSPORTATION

US Sports Camps does not provide transportation to and from airports, bus depots or train stations. The packet we send to registered campers in the spring offers suggestions on shuttle services for each specific camp.

REGISTRATION PACKETS

A detailed camper registration packet containing check-in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the spring.

EARLY ARRIVALS

For those campers traveling from a distance, we offer an early arrival the evening before camp commences. The fee is $95 and includes lodging in the Cal dorms, dinner that night, and breakfast the following morning.  We’ll have a staff member living in the dorms to provide supervision.

Important Note: For questions regarding the camp registration process, please contact US Sports Camps at 1-800-645-3226. For all other camp-related questions, please contact Cal Rugby Assistant Coach, Mike MacDonald, at 510-643-1971.

Cal Varsity Rugby Camps are open to any and all entrants (must meet age and gender requirements). 

Sample Daily Schedule
  • 7:30 am Wake Up
  • 8:00 am Breakfast
  • 9:00 am Meeting
  • 9:30 am Clinic (Speed/Agility, Conditioning, Strength/Quickness, Kicking)
  • 10:30 am Training (Witter Rugby Field)
  • 1:00 pm Lunch
  • 3:00 pm Seminar (Nutrition, Fitness, Academics, Laws of the Game)
  • 4:00 pm Training/Golden Bear Rules (Witter Rugby Field)
  • 6:30 pm Dinner
  • 8:00 pm Technical Meeting
  • 10:30 pm Room Check
  • 11:00 pm Lights out
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Camp Reviews

    • 5/5.
    Had a great time

    Our son enjoyed the camp and the new rugby friends that he made from all over the US! Thank you and Go Bears!

    — Gary H., Parent
    • 5/5.
    Well done

    Well organized. Seminars were interesting and useful. My son was extremely happy with the camp and wants to return.

    — Jane P., Parent
    • 5/5.
    I'll be back!

    This is the third time that I have attended the Cal Rugby camp and I look forward to it, every year. As I head into my junior year of high school, I know the skills I've learned and enhanced at the Cal Rugby will greatly assist me in my upcoming varsity and club seasons. Thanks for everything.

    — Ryan F., Camper

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Varsity Rugby Camps

Jack Clark, Head Coach - Men's Rugby
Witter Rugby Field 210 Stadium Rim Way Berkeley, California 94720

Witter Rugby Field

210 Stadium Rim Way

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Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: All Skills (CAL)
Age Group: 15 - 18
Gender: Boys
Day 8:30am - 6:00pm $445.00
Availability: Open

Overnight $645.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-645-3226 we would be happy to help you.

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