Howell, Michigan

Summer Camps

2018 Top Gun Summer Camp and Elite Tryout Schedule

Athletes from any state, any school, any club welcome!




July 912, 2018: General Skills Camp, 5th-8thgrade, 12:30 – 3:00pm, $100.00* – HFH

Fundamental skills are critical to the sport of volleyball at every level.  In the General Skills Camp, the six basic volleyball skills will be taught and practiced in various ways to encourage and lead to additional personal growth opportunities inside and out of camp.  This is a great camp for any athlete from beginner through advanced.  Breaking down and learning or re-learning the fundamentals  are essential for continued development!  Camp will be fast-paced and fun.  Camp will also be strenuous and require hard work.


**July 26-27, 2018: Elite Team Tryouts

See the Tryouts page for all the information.  Elite tryouts will be held at Brighton High School.  Traditional team tryouts will be held in November.


July 30-August 2, 2018: Advanced Skills Camp, 9th-12th grade, 9:30am – 12:00n, $100.00* – BHS

July 30-August 2, 2018: Advanced Skills Camp, 7th-8thgrade, 12:30pm – 3:00pm, $100.00* – BHS

Picking up where General Skills Camp left off, Advanced Skills Camp will introduce and explore additional techniques needed to excel at the sport of volleyball.  Basic knowledge of the sport of volleyball and fundamental skills is highly recommended.  This camp is NOT for the beginner or for anyone who has not attended volleyball camp before.  Camp will be fast-paced and challenging.  Come prepared to work hard, both physically and mentally!!


August 6, 2018: High School Tune Up, 9th-12thgrade, 9:30am – 3:00pm, $50.00* – HFH

August 7, 2018: High School Tune Up, 9th-12thgrade, 9:30am – 3:00pm, $50.00* – HFH

High School Tune Up days are two, separate, similar but different opportunities to prepare athletes for the upcoming high school tryouts.  The mornings will consist of mainly individual skill work and repetitions while each afternoon will contain more multi-contact, team-like wash drills and competition.  Athletes may be separated by grade or ability level to maximize growth of all individuals.  Bring a sack lunch for the 12:00n – 12:30pm lunch break.


August 20-23, 2018: Last Chance Camp, 7th-8thgrade, 9:30 – 12:00n, $100.00* – HFH

Last Chance Camp is the middle school version of high school tune up an is a great opportunity for athletes to prepare themselves for upcoming team volleyball tryouts.  Basic skills will be taught along with some system/team training.  Sessions will include individual skill work and also team-like, multi-contacts drills and competitions.

August 20-23, 2018: Young Stars Youth Camp, 4th-6thgrade, 12:30 – 2:30pm, $75.00* – HFH

An introduction to the sport of volleyball for our youngest athletes!  Taught in a fun, upbeat manner with plenty of instruction and opportunity to play.  This camp will cover rules of the sport and expected culture.  Campers should wear athletic clothing and shoes. Kneepads are highly recommended.


Camp Locations:

HFH – Howell High School Field House1200 W. Grand River, Howell 48843

BHS – Brighton High School Field House– 7878 Brighton Road, Brighton 48116

*$20.00 additional late fee for all registrations postmarked less than 14 days prior to camp start date.




All Top Gun camps and clinics are conducted by Jen Dhaenens and Mora Kanim.  Throughout the summer we will be assisted by various Top Gun coaches as well as special guests from around the area.  Top Gun camps and clinics focus on both the physical and mental aspects to learning the game of volleyball.  Athletes will be challenged to think, focus, take risks, evaluate themselves and strive for more – all in a fun and supportive, yet demanding environment.

Questions on Camp or Tryouts??  Contact Jen at (517) 548-0024 or


Other area camps available: 

At ‘Camps’ under Athletics’):

Howell Youth Camp– June 18-19, 2018 (any school; 4th-6thgrades 9:00a-11:00; 7th-8thgrades 11:30a-1:30p);

Howell Skills Camp– July 9-12, 2018 (9th-12thgrade any school) 10:00a-12:00n;

Howell Team Camp– July 23-25, 2018 (9th-12thgrade Howell students only)10:00-1:00pm. Registration through Howell Public Schools.



Brighton Youth Camp– June 11-14, 2018 (any school; 3rd-6thgrade 6:00-7:30p; 7th-9thgrade 7:30-9:00p;

Brighton Skills Camp– July 9-12, 2018 (9th-12thgrade any school) 6:00-8:00p;

Brighton Team Camp – July 23-25, 2018 (9th-12thgrade Brighton students only) 6:00-9:00p. Registration through Brighton Area Schools.