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Dates:Jul 27 - Jul 29 (Fri - Sun), 2018 Sign Up
Location:Thousand Oaks, California
Facility Name:California Lutheran University
Camp Check-in Location:Follow campus signs to check in

Located in historic Thousand Oaks, California, only 40 miles up the coast from Los Angeles and 56 miles from Santa Barbara, California Lutheran University is a picturesque setting in the Conejo Valley at the foot of the Santa Monica Mountains. It is, without doubt, the premier campsite in California and such an ideal facility for a football camp that the Dallas Cowboys conducted their summer training camp at CLU for 28 years under legendary Coach Tom Landry.

The 225 acre California Lutheran University campus has 41 buildings, numerous fields, two stadiums, two pools, tennis courts, botanical gardens, and undeveloped chaparral hillsides where its common to see horseback riders. The 96,000 square foot Gilbert Sports and fitness center is state of the art. There’s also the 50 meter Samuelson Aquatic Center and the 4,800 square foot Community Pool. California Lutheran University has been the official training site for the U.S. Olympic Men’s Water Polo Team in 2008 and 2012 and has hosted many high profile summer camps including the Magic Johnson Basketball Camp and the UCLA Bruins football summer training camp.

Players first arriving at the NKS Kicking, Punting, and Long Snapping Camp at CLU often make remarks about the campus setting such as…”almost surreal”…”perfect”…”out of a movie”…, etc. The residence halls are more than comfortable with each suite containing its own bathroom and living area.

California Lutheran University Athletics

Robert Shoup led the Kingsmen football team to 13 NAIA District III Championships and five playoffs in his 17 years as coach. He was named NAIA Coach of the Year in 1971 the same year they won the NAIA National Championship. CLU is now an NCAA member Division 3 level playing as part of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. In all, there are ten men’s teams and ten women’s teams.

Thousand Oaks Area

While it’s hard to say that Thousand Oaks is a well kept secret, it isn’t widely known that a good number of professional athletes and movie stars choose to call the small city their home. The Tiger Woods Invitational Golf Tournament has been held yearly at Thousand Oaks Country Club. The Ronald Regan Presidential Library, in Simi Valley is only nine miles from campus. Paradise Cove in Malibu, a popular site for shooting movies, TV shows, and commercials is 19 miles away. It’s the beach where “The Rockford Files” was filmed. “Corriganville Movie Ranch” was a location for hundreds of western TV shows and movies such as Star Trek, The Lone Ranger, The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin, Tarzan, Jungle Jim, as well as Creature from the Black Lagoon, Robin Hood, and Fort Apache. The property is now a regional park owned by the City of Simi Valley. The park is 23 miles from CLU and posted with signs about the parks past.

The area abounds with natural beauty with plentiful parks and nearby beaches. Take a ride on N17 over the Santa Monica Mountains to the beaches in Malibu. The Pacific Ocean view from the top of the mountains is unforgettable. The famous boating, dining and shopping of Ventura, Oxnard, and Santa Barbara are only a short drive away.

Distances to:
California Lutheran University
60 West Olsen Road
Thousand Oaks, California    91360

Los Angeles   40 miles
Santa Barbara   56 miles

Malibu Coast  17 miles
Oxnard, California  22 miles
Pasadena, California  43 miles
Long Beach, California  59  miles
Newport Beach, California  82 miles
Riverside, California  93 miles
San Bernardino, California  95 miles
Bakersfield, California  122 miles
Oceanside, California  125 miles
Barstow, California  148 miles
San Luis Obispo, California  150 miles
San Diego, California  163 miles
Fresno, California  229 miles
San Francisco, California  392 miles

Las Vegas, Nevada  310 miles
Laughlin, Nevada  313 miles
Reno, Nevada  528 miles
Phoenix, Arizona  413 miles

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