Prospect Camps Women's Volleyball

westmont women's volleyball


Curious about life as a collegiate athlete? Wondering if you have what it takes to compete at the NCAA DII collegiate level? The Westmont College Volleyball Summer Elite Prospect Camp is designed for top volleyball athletes that want to pursue being a volleyball player at Westmont College. The athletes should feel as if they are talented enough to be recruited at the NCAA DII level. You will train using the same coaching methods and in the same facilities the Westmont College Volleyball team uses, interact with current coaches, players, and volleyball alumni, and meet with an admissions counselor. Residential campers live in the dorms the students stay in during the school year, and get the opportunity to eat in the dining commons. Westmont College is one of the most beautiful campuses in the country and this camp will be both informative and helpful as you explore your college options and is geared towards girls only, grades 10 through 12, and junior college transfers.

2024 Camp Dates

July 12-14, 2024

(Friday thru Sunday)


$475 Residential (includes food and lodging) 

$425 Commuter/ Day Camper (does not include food and lodging)


Ruth McGolpin, Head Coach


Camp Director and Head Coach: 

Ruth McGolpin

Ruth McGolpin is now in her sixth year as Head Coach of the Westmont College Volleyball team. In McGolpin's first year as head coach (2019), she guided the team to a 31-8 overall record, a Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) Co-Regular Season Championship, a GSAC Tournament Championship, and a #2 finish in the NAIA National Championship Tournament.  In her second year, the team went 15-2, won the GSAC West Championship, and advanced to the NAIA National Tournament and ended the year ranked #10 in the nation. McGolpin was named GSAC Co-Coach of the Year and All-Southwest Region Coach of the Year.  In her third season the team finished 20-11 and advanced to the NAIA Championship tournament yet again and in her final season in the NAIA, Ruth guided the team to a 24-7 record, a GSAC Regular Season Championship and a top 12 finish at the NAIA National Championships. In the program’s first year in the NCAA DII (2023), Ruth guided her team to a 12-15 overall record and a 6th place finish in the PacWest Conference. In her 5 years as head coach she has amassed an overall record of 102-43. Previously, she was an assistant in the Westmont College Volleyball program for 4 seasons and was named the Assistant Coach of the Year twice (2016, 2018). Ruth has also coached at the University of California, Santa Barbara and has been an integral part of the Santa Barbara community serving as the Club Director for the Santa Barbara Volleyball Club for 4 seasons prior to her departure in 2022 so she could focus on the NCAA DII transition. Asked about her vision for the Westmont College volleyball program she states, “It is most important for me that I strive to develop a culture of strong, diverse women who will enter the world well-rounded and well-versed for a life in the business world, with their families, and with God consistently being present in their lives. Volleyball is my outlet and I want to inspire young women to follow a passion of loving a sport that has given me such great pleasure and joy.”

Westmont College 
955 La Paz Road 
Santa Barbara, CA 93108

How can I register for a camp?

All campers may reserve a space in camp with a credit card along with a completed application. Click the "register now" link above to register.

Are all camps located on the Westmont Campus?

Yes! All camps are on the Westmont Campus and will utilize Murchison Gymnasium.

What happens if my child is injured or sick during camp? 

Qualified athletic trainers will be on duty for the duration of all camps to care for minor injuries and illness. Parents or guardians will be contacted immediately if there is a serious injury or a child needs to leave camp early for a medical reason. Please make a notation on the application form if there is any medical condition we should be aware of in advance of the camper’s attendance to our volleyball prospect camp.   

What happens if my child is sick or injured and cannot attend camp? Do I get a cash refund?

Cancellations must be requested in writing in order to potentially receive a refund. Your email request must be submitted to There will be no refunds allowed within 2 weeks of the event.

What does each camper receive?

Each camper will receive a camp t-shirt and verbal feedback from all coaches throughout the course of the camp.

What should a camper bring with them to an overnight camp?

Please use this list as a guide for the overnight camp: Sleeping bag or set of sheets and a blanket, pillow with case, 2 towels, volleyball shoes, knee pads, 5 pairs of spandex, 5 pairs of socks, 5 t-shirts to play in, sweatshirt, sweat pants, pajamas, bathing suit, one pair of sandals, alarm clock, sunscreen, toiletries, and whatever else you feel you need.

What does the day camper option include? 

A day camper is invited to do everything an overnight camper does minus the meals and staying in the dorms. 

What airport is best to fly into and what about airport transportation?

Santa Barbara is the best airport to fly into and you will need to find transportation to and from the airport. Please contact Coach McGolpin if this is an issue.

What is the typical daily schedule for a camper?

Day 1

2:00-3:00pm – Check in
3:30-5:15pm – Gym session
5:30-6:15pm – Dinner
6:30-7:30pm - Group Meeting includes recruiting information and admissions meeting
7:30-9:00pm – Gym Session
9:00-10:30pm – Shower and Free time
10:30pm – Lights out

Day 2

8:00-8:30am – Breakfast
9:00-11:15am – Gym session
11:15am-12pm – Campus Tour
12:00pm-1:30pm – Lunch then free time
1:30-3:00pm – Player Panel (with current Westmont players)
3:00-5:15pm – Gym session
5:30-6:15pm – Dinner
6:15-7:00pm – Free time
7:00-8:30pm – Gym session
8:30-10:00pm – Free time
10:30pm – Lights out

Day 3

8:00-8:30am – Breakfast
8:30-9:00am – Pack up
9:00-11:30am – Gym session
11:30-12:00pm – Checkout

Directions from South (Los Angeles)
Take 101 north and exit at Olive Mill Road. Turn right onto Olive Mill and then left onto Hot Springs Road. Turn right onto Sycamore Canyon Road and then right at Cold Spring Road. You may use the lower entrance on Cold Spring Road. Upon entry to lower campus, turn right after the stone bridge and up the hill on the left is Murchison Gym. For most other areas on campus, continue up Cold Spring Road, turn left on La Paz Road and drive through Westmont's main entrance. 

Directions from North (Santa Barbara Airport)
Take 101 south and exit at #94B (Coast Village Road Exit - left exit). Turn left onto East Cabrillo Road, go through the roundabout and continue north on Hot Springs Road. Turn left onto Sycamore Canyon Road and right onto Cold Spring Road. You may use the lower entrance on Cold Spring Road. Upon entry to lower campus, turn right after the stone bridge and up the hill on the left is Murchison Gym. For most other areas on campus, continue up Cold Spring Road, turn left on La Paz Road and drive through Westmont's main entrance. 

To view the campus map, click here.