Wheeler Beach

  Wheeler Beach opened for the sand volleyball program's inaugural season in 2014. It is located between Carolina Softball Stadium and Carolina Tennis Center. The complex is the first collegiate sand volleyball facility of its kind and the first ever in the SEC. Read More

Carolina Beach Academy


Carolina Beach Academy has some exciting new training opportunities for our campers. We have camps available to suit every athlete’s desired needs whether you are a dedicated beach volleyball athlete or an indoor volleyball athlete looking to get into the beach volleyball scene or simply just want to cross train on the sand.


We now have training camps for teams/pairs to train and compete together as well. Campers will have the opportunity to learn from our coaches, current student-athletes, and guest coaches. We would love the opportunity to work with you at our camps!
We would love the opportunity to work with you this summer.



Moritz Moritz
Head Beach Volleyball Coach
University of South Carolina



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.



October 2018

Gamecock Volleyball Elite Camp

10/20/2018 - 10/21/2018 ~ Saturday - Sunday Registration Ends: 10/20/2018$250.00 | Wheeler Beach 1318 Heyward St Columbia, SC 29208

Grades 8-12 & College (College Players must have PTC)



The Gamecock Elite Camp is designed for those who are proficient in the basics of beach volleyball and understand the basic principles and strategies.  Both Saturday training sessions will be designed like they are practices for the Gamecock Beach Volleyball Program. 


Sundays session will be all about competing in a college beach competition environment/format.  The camp coachs will be coaching pairs only during side changes and during timeouts just like in an NCAA match.


An optional campus tour will be offered from 12:15pm - 1:30pm on Saturday.  Parents are welcome to come along if they wish.



Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


General Information

Information & Welcome Packet



CANCELLATIONS / REFUNDS: All camps require a $50 nonrefundable deposit. The remaining balance must be paid in full two weeks prior to the specified camp. All cancellations and/or request for refunds must be received two weeks prior the specified camp. If the cancellation notice is received before the above-said deadline, full payment will be returned except a 50% administrative fee. The administrative fee is not refundable for any reason. If the cancellation notice is received after the above-said deadline, 0% of the paid balance will be returned unless there is a medical circumstance in which proper documentation is required. Carolina Beach Academy reserves the right to change and/or cancel any camp at any time in which a full refund will be honored. Carolina Beach Academy also reserve the right to make exceptions to the cancellation/refund policy due to extenuating circumstances.


CHILD SAFETY & PROTECTION: Carolina Beach Academy is committed to ensure a safe environment that provides protection of all children and teens participating in 2018 Camps. All members of the staff (including court coaches, camp mentors, and student-athletes) 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.


CONFIRMATION: Upon processing each registration, an initial notice will be sent via email. A follow-up confirmation notice along with the Camp Manual will be sent prior to camp. Once the registration is processed, all camp related correspondence will be sent via email. It is advised that campers and/or parents check their emails frequently in the immediate weeks leading up to camp.


DISCOUNTS: Carolina Beach Academy offers a 50% discount to campers of employees of the University of South Carolina (faculty, staff, and athletic department employees). Contact RJ Abella for more details on registering with the employee discount.

If a camper is not able to actively participate in the full camp session, they may request a pro-rated discount for camp. In this instance, the cost of camp is divided by the number of days (multi-day) or hours (single day) the camp is hosted. If a camper needs to request a pro-rated fee, they must do so no later than 14 days prior to the beginning of camp.


DISMISSAL POLICY: 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 housing complex unsupervised; the use of alcohol, drugs or tobacco products; harassment and not following verbal instructions/rules.


ENROLLMENT: 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.


WHAT TO BRING: All campers should come dressed and ready to play. Water and Gatorade will be provided, but campers are encouraged to bring their own water bottles. Sunscreen is HIGHLY ENCOURAGED as we will be in the sun all day. Tents will be available for spectators and campers. Shoes for walking between the residence halls to Wheeler Beach is also highly recommended. Also, dont forget to protect your eyes with sunglasses. Please bring a towel to training as well


PRIMARY CHECK-IN LOCATIONS: Camp check-ins will be held at the following locations. You will receive information about camp check in specific to the camps you have registered prior to the start of camp.


Wheeler Beach (between tennis and softball facilities)

1304 Heyward Street

Columbia, SC 29208


PARKING: Parents or guardians are welcome to stay and watch camp. Parking is available at the Athletics Village Parking Garage. Upon arriving at the garage, tell the attendant that you are parking for the BEACH VOLLEYBALL CAMP.


Rice Athletics Village Parking Garage

1300 Heyward Street

Columbia, SC 29208


FACILITIES: The site for all camps will be at Wheeler Beach, the official home of South Carolina Beach Volleyball.


Waiver Information

The Parent Consent & Medical Waiver Form is REQUIRED for all campers (one per camper). Campers will not be permitted to participate without this form presented on the first day of camp check-in. Carolina Beach Academy reserves the right to deny any camper with pre-existing medical and/or physical history. Campers may only carry medications to camp if such medications are to treat a potentially life-threatening condition. Typically, we have only permitted campers to carry EPI-pens and inhalers for asthma. In order to bring any medication (prescription or over-the-counter) to camp, a parent or guardian must make a request to the Camp Director. Each campers situation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. To make a request, or to disclose the intended use of an EPI-pen or inhaler, please contact RJ Abella. In order to adequately assess your request, please contact us at least 14 days prior to the start of camp.


Note: A certified Athletic Trainer will be present at every camp to help monitor all medications and provide medical treatment if need be. All campers will need direct permission from parents/guardians before the Athletic Trainer can administer any medication. All employed Athletic Trainers are CPR/AED certified. Gatorade specialists will also be present to monitor hydration levels and needs of all participants.


Download Waiver 

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