The Manning Passing Academy is owned and operated by the first family of football: Archie, Cooper, Peyton and Eli Manning… and is always an integral part of their lives. As such, their summer vacations always revolve around the annual football camp which is celebrating its 22nd anniversary. The Mannings are always the first to arrive, and the last to leave. They eat and sleep on-campus along with the rest of the campers and staff.
The MPA is looking forward to its 13th year at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. Due to the university's vast layout and proximity of playing fields, it became a natural attraction for the MPA. Nicholls State served as the former site of the New Orleans Saints Training Camp, a distinction not lost on the Mannings who are always on the lookout to improve the quality of the camp any way they can. The concept of this camp sprang from the concern that even the most basic fundamentals of throwing (and catching) a football were either seriously lacking or virtually non-existent during a youngster’s developmental years (high school). It was this concern that motivated the Mannings to bring together some of the most successful and brightest coaches and players from the professional, college, and high school ranks. And although the Manning name has been practically synonymous with the quarterback position for almost four decades, the MPA is not just for QBs.