2024 Summer Camps, Clinics & Events

REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Summer Camp Schedule

First Tee – Greater Wilmington invites you to join us for our 2024 Summer Camps at the First Tee Learning Center (310 Donald Ross Dr., Wilmington, NC 28409)! Our intention is to provide a fun and safe learning environment for youth who enjoy golf! We utilize organized drills, challenging games, and friendly competition to introduce, reiterate and reinforce the First Tee Core Lessons.

First Tee – Greater Wilmington Half Day Camps provide a high-level introduction to youth of all ages, abilities, and skill levels. Our trained Camp Coaches BUILD GAME CHANGERS by introducing campers to the game of golf while instilling the First Tee Life Skills and Healthy Habits into each activity. Activities consist of warm-ups, drills, games, contests, and more! 

Campers are welcome to bring their own golf clubs but may borrow a set of clubs for the week. If you do need to borrow golf clubs you will be asked to reserve those during the registration process. We strongly encourage campers to bring a hat, sunscreen, and water, snacks will be provided (but can be brought from home).

* CommUNITY Camp is ONLY open to First Tee Greater Wilmington Community Partner participants. For more information contact

Kyle Oliver, [email protected] or Dana Schoenbach, [email protected]g *


Summer Golf Skills Clinic Schedule

Please Note the following regarding Golf Skills Clinic :

  • Skills Clinics are designed to give participants a chance to practice their skills outside of class WITH some of our amazing Volunteer Coaches and Staff.
  • These clinics are separate programs from camps
  • Participants may sign up for multiple Skills Clinics (If participants are signed up for multiple clinics, they MUST Adhere to the Attendance Policy)
  • ALL Skills Clinics take place at the First Tee Loop (310 Donald Ross Dr., Wilmington)

We offer partial and full scholarships! Please reach out to Brittany Zachrich at [email protected] with inquiries.

Junior Membership is required to register. If you paid for this membership in the Spring, you are all set for the rest of 2024.


Summer Events/Tournaments Schedule

  • Unofficial Drive Chip & Putt Competition : Friday, June 21st | 3-6 PM
    • Participants will compete in a mock Drive Chip & Putt Competition on The Loop! Participants will be broken into flights, provided with a time to tee off and awards will be handed out at the end of the event. 
    • This is a great opportunity for participants to get more comfortable with the DCP format before they head to the local qualifier on July 6th at Country Club of Landfall.
  • Firecracker Open :  Friday, June 28th | 3-6 PM
    • The Firecracker Open is an Adult/Child team tournament. Participants will team up with an adult of their choosing (FTGW Coaches can fill that role if need be) and compete on course together! Participants are broken into flights based on age and will compete against their peers. , provided a tee time and awards will be handed out at the end of the event.
    • This event will be Red White and Blue themed
    • The Firecracker Open is the June Girls Golf Event
  • Back to School Scramble : Friday, August 16th | 3-6 PM
    • The Back to School Scramble is an Adult/Child team tournament. Participants will team up with an adult of their choosing (FTGW Coaches can fill that role if need be) and compete on course together! Participants are broken into flights based on age and will compete against their peers. , provided a tee time and awards will be handed out at the end of the event.
    • This event will also be a School Supply drive where FTGW donates the supplies collected to a partner school in need.

Jr. Club Sets – Borrow vs Rent

What do we do if my participant(s) doesn’t have their own golf clubs?

Don’t worry, we are able to provide all equipment needed for participants! Your participant has the options to Borrow or Rent clubs, see below for details :

Borrowing Clubs

Our chapter will always have a variety golf clubs available each week during class for participants who do not have their own. We have golf clubs for both righty’s and lefty’s and participants of all heights.

Rental Clubs

Our chapter has a Jr. Club Rental program as well, where you can rent a set of $10 for the entire session of your program (e.g. 1 session of classes is 8 weeks). Participants who rent sets are RESPONSIBLE for bringing their clubs to and from class each week. The rental clubs are then collected during the final class of the session.


Registration Process

  1. Participants may only be registered for ONE (1) class only per session
  2. Do not add your participant to more than TWO (2) class waiting lists – this is being done to try to accommodate as many participants as possible
  3. You can check your completed and confirmed registrations by clicking the down arrow next to your name in the upper right hand corner and selecting “Payment History”
  4. You can check the registration portal for the class waiting lists your participant is on
  5. Any registration placed in the cart will EXPIRE after 24 hours if payment is not completed
  6. At this time we cannot honor any requests to be in a particular class or with another registrant for classes

PARENT REGISTRATION PORTAL LOGIN REMINDERS :

PAST PARTICIPANTS

First Tee Greater Wilmington past participants should NOT create additional accounts. If you are having issues logging in, please use the FORGOT PASSWORD link in the Log-In section.

By using this link, you will receive an e-mail link that will allow you to create a new password. Please note this e-mail may arrive in the SPAM/JUNK folder.

NEW PARTICIPANTS

If you are new to First Tee Greater Wilmington in 2024, please create NEW ACCOUNT

PARTICIPANTS FROM ANOTHER CHAPTER

If you were in the First Tee program at another chapter and would like to transfer to First Tee Greater Wilmington, DO NOT create a new account!

Please email Dana Schoenbach, Program Director [email protected].

REGISTER MY CHILD


Policies & Procedures

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE POLICY

First Tee Greater Wilmington will never turn a child away from a program for the inability to pay. We work with families so their child may participate in our programs. We do, however ask that if you are able to pay a portion of any of the costs that you do so. By receiving financial assistance, you will be subject to our attendance policy (see below).

NEW PROCESS!!! Please Read – Applying for Financial Assistance will now be part of the registration process. Please follow the steps below:

Step 1: Create and/or Login to your account via the Parent Registration Portal

Step 2: Register your child for your desired class by adding the class to the cart

Step 3: Once you add your child(ren) to the cart, click PROCEED TO CHECKOUT

Step 4: Continue the Event Registration by filling out the participant’s contact information and answering the questions. When you get to the Financial Assistance page, please click that you would like to apply. Answer the questions and click continue.

Step 5: Select the participant(s) that you would like to receive consideration for assistance. Once you have made your selections, you MUST email [email protected] letting our staff know you have applied.

Step 6: Once our staff has received your email, a determination will be made. Upon determination, you will received an email with directions to complete your registration. You will have 48 hours to complete your registration. Failure to complete your registration in 48 hours will result in your registration being canceled.

ATTENDANCE POLICY :

In order to provide the best possible learning environment, we require that all scholarship participants are actively involved in the program. Your participant is REQUIRED to attend a minimum of 5 classes each session in order to receive Financial Assistance in the future. Please note, our Attendance Policy is due to limited class sizes.


WAITLIST POLICY

Each program has a limited number of spots, based on the number of coaches available. If a program is full and there are still available spaces on the waitlist, you are able to add your participant to that list. Waitlists are on a first come first serve basis. If a space becomes available in a class and your participant is next on the list you will receive an email asking you to complete registration.

Please note the following about waitlists :

  • You may only add your participant to ONE waitlist – we have limited spaces available
  • Waitlists are on a first come first serve basis
  • Adding your participant to a waitlist does NOT mean they are registered
  • If a space becomes available and your participant is next on the list you will receive an email asking you to complete registration
    • You have 48 hours from receiving that email to complete registration
    • If you do not compete registration within the 48 hours, the program will be removed from your cart, marked “ABANDONED” and you spot will be lost
  • If a space becomes available in your desired class and you receive your email to complete registration, BUT your participant is already registered for another:
    • You MUST email the Program Director, Dana Schoenbach – dana@thefirstteegreaterwilmington – who will then transfer the completed registration to the desired class
      • This ensures parents are not paying multiple registration fees for one class

DROP-OFF & PICK-UP POLICY

Drop-Off – Participants MUST be walked from the parking lot to their class’s meeting spot with coaches! Unless a participant drove themselves to class, they MUST be accompanied by a parent prior class beginning.

Pick-Up – Parents MUST walk to the meeting spot to pick-up their participants. Unless a participant drove themselves to class, they will NOT be dismissed to the parking lot to meet their parents at the car.

* If a participant is going to be picked up by someone other than their own parent/guardian, please be sure to email Dana Schoenbach, Program Director [email protected] and let coaches know upon arrival *

** Please note that our #1 priority is participant safety – we’ve seen too many cars flying through our parking lots to allow participants to walk off while still in our care. **


INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY

In the case of inclement weather, we will do everything possible to hold classes as schedule are extremely tight. We typically only cancel a class for sever weather (including warnings).

A decision to cancel a class is made 1.5 – 2 hours prior to the start of class. If we need to cancel classes, we will E-MAIL all participants as well as POST an announcement on our WEBSITE and all SOCIAL MEDIA platforms including FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM.

Please DO NOT CALL the golf course or facility for any updates.


CLASS TRANSFER/REFUND POLICY

REQUEST FOR TRANSFER :

  • Transfers may be made up to the close of registration if class space permits
  • After the start of the a session, NO transfers are permitted

REQUEST FOR REFUND :

  • 100% Refund (minus fees) will be offered through the end of Week 1 of the Session
  • 25% Refund will be offered through the end of Week 4 of the Session
  • 0% Refund will be offered from Week 5 to the end of the Session

*Refunds will be issued to the credit card used for payment. Requests are processed within 5-10 business days of the request

ALL TRANSFER or REFUND REQUESTS MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA EMAIL TO [email protected]

We do not issue refunds for classes cancelled due to weather. We will make every effort to either extend the session or our class times to make up for lost classes. First Tee Greater Wilmington reserves the right to change the specifics of any class or activity at any time, but we will always communicate these chances to participants via e-mail.


Still have questions? Please take the following steps:

  1. Watch the “Step by Step How to Register” Video using the link below
  2. Visit our FAQ Page

If you still have questions, please continue with the steps below:

  1. Email Dana Schoenbach, Program Director – [email protected]
  2. Subject Line: Registration – Insert Child’s First & Last Name
  3. Provide your First & Last Name
  4. Your age and the last session they participated in
  5. Description of issue or question you have
  6. We will return your email ASAP