Nike Boys Lacrosse Camp at Clemson University

Nike Boys Lacrosse Camp at Clemson University
Nike Boys Lacrosse Camp at Clemson University

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and bordering Lake Hartwell in northwestern South Carolina, Clemson is particularly convenient to the Atlanta, Knoxville, and Charlotte metropolitan areas as well as within easy reach of much of the southeastern US.

The Clemson Nike Lacrosse Camp includes multiple focused instruction sessions for all positions and scrimmages take place each day on Clemson’s grass recreation fields.  Overnight campers are supervised in the student dormitories located a short walk from the fields.

Highlights Include

  • Complete Skills Camp for Boys Ages 9-18
  • Superior instruction from College Coaches and Players
  • 8:1 camper to instructor on field ratio
  • Daily emphasis on fundamentals, position training, drills and scrimmages
  • Team discounts available
  • Special goalie instruction and discounts available
  • Every camper receives a reversible Nike practice jersey
  • Nike and STX Prizes for outstanding play, sportsmanship and improvement

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Buff Grubb
Camp Director

Buff Grubb

A Maryland-native, Coach Grubb started his lacrosse career in the 70s at the McDonogh School near Baltimore and earned a scholarship to play at Rutgers University. Through the 80s, he was a certified referee, a founder of the Harford (MD) Lacrosse Club, and became the Associate Head Coach at Spaulding High School in Vermont. In the fall of 1992, Grubb joined the collegiate ranks as...

Camp Details

Discounts Available

Team Discount: If five or more campers register together, as a group by mail or fax, each camper will receive a $25 discount. Click “Get Brochure” above and print the application. All applications must be received at the same time via mail or fax. If all members of your group pay with a Visa or MasterCard, feel free to fax your applications to 415-479-6061 to expedite processing. Late or individual registrations are not eligible to receive the group discount.
Goalie Discount: To ensure each session has enough goalies for drills and scrimmages, all goalies automatically qualify for a special $50 discount. You can call 1-800-645-3226 to receive the goalie discount over the phone or you can indicate that you are eligible for the goalie discount in the “comments” field when registering via our secure website.  Goalie discount cannot be combined with any other discount.

Camp Details

A detailed camper registration packet containing check-in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers prior to camp. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.
Check-in takes place between 1:00-3:00pm on Sunday, July 13th at Norris Hall. There will be a camp orientation meeting at 2:00pm and parents are welcome to join their campers for this meeting. A detailed schedule for the week will be provided at that time.
There will be a closing ceremony at the field on Wednesday, July 16th at 11:30am. Extended day campers depart from the field and overnight Campers check-out from the dorm immediately following.
Extended Day Campers
On the first day of camp, extended day campers should arrive between 1:30-2:00pm ready to play. All other days, the arrival time is 8:45am. Extended day campers depart at 9:00pm (lunch and dinner included). Precise drop off and pick up locations for extended day campers will be provided on the first day of camp.
Daily Schedule: SUN 3PM-9PM, MON-TUE 9AM-9PM, WED 9AM-12 NOON
Housing & Roommates
Campers stay 2‐per room in Bowen Hall, Bradley Hall and Donaldson Hall and are assigned by age and roommate requests. If you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please do so no later than 10 days before the start of camp. After that, the request can't be guaranteed. If you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age.
Dorm: Bowen Hall, Bradley Hall & Donaldson Hall
Bathrooms: shared
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning:  Yes
Suggested spending money: $40
Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times

Dorm has AC - No portable fan necessary.

Campers are supervised 24 hours a day. The staff live in the dormitories with the campers and participate in evening activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.

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Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:30 am Breakfast (Overnighters)
  • 9:00 am Stretching and Conditioning
  • 9:30 am Line Drills and Stations
  • 10:30 am Position Work
  • Noon Lunch and rest
  • 1:30 pm 1v1, 2v2, and fastbreaks
  • 3:00 pm Drill stations and scrimmaging
  • 5:00 pm Dinner and supervised free time
  • 6:30 pm Back to field for games
  • 9:00 pm Extended Day Campers depart
  • 10:00 pm Overnight Campers to rooms; Lights out!

Camper Reviews

Coach of Clemson Campers

  • 5/5.
Highly recommend.

As a coach of a realtivley new LAX program Buff Grubb (Head Coach) took time to explain and share information with us new coaches. Coach Grubb and the entire coahing staff at Clemson show true love for the game and are very approachable, knowledgeable and willing to offer sound advice. We brought 6 players at different skill levels and they all left camp with a stronger skill set and understanding of the game of Lacrosse. 

He allowed us on-field to watch drills and instrution up-close. As coaches we've been able to incorporate what we learned into our progams. I would highly recommend this camp.

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Parent of Clemson Camper

  • 5/5.
Well done!

As a parent of a camper, I came and watched the activities every day. It was well organized and run with enthusiam. My son came home excited about the skills and drills and he put them to use in a tournament the following weekend. His coach even commented on his improvement from the camp. Thanks.

Parent of Clemson Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Become a better player.

It brings in players from all areas of the country giving each the opportunity to compete against different styles of play which can work to improve their experience. Having college coaches, college players and high school coaches as instructors gives the campers a wealth of knowledge from which they can use to become better players.

Parent of Clemson Camper

  • 5/5.
Thanks so much!

Two thumbs up for Coach Grubb and his staff this week.  Camp was flawlessly run and the boys took much away from it.  We will be back next year.

Parent of Clemson Overnight Camper

  • 4/5.
Great experience!

My son enjoyed his experience at the Clemson Nike Camp and came away knowing he had received a wealth of knowledge and training which he can use to make himself a better player. We would recommend this camp to any lacrosse player seeking to improve their ability to play. After all, that is what it's about, becoming the best you can be and advancing the sport of lacrosse. 

Clemson Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Great for all levels.

Coach Grubb

Thank you and all the other coaches for making Ford's first camp so great. He has not stopped talking about the coaches and all of his "new friends". He has been telling his brother all about camp and how the scad coach is going to send him stuff. He is very happy that the coach/Clemson Goalie is his friend. As a youth coach, I know how much effort it takes to make sure 15-30 players in the same age range feel connected and involved. I am truly impressed that you and your staff accomplished this with 150 kids and a 7 year age spread. It was not just with Ford, Woody and his mother (ford's roomate from Germany) spoke with me for awhile today and he had the same comments on how great the coaches and other campers were to them.

Thanks for everything.

Parent of Clemson Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Great passion for the sport.

Coach Grubb,

Just a quick note to thank you and your staff for keeping an eye on Robert while at camp this week. He and his friends had a terrific time and came away with more enthusiasm and drive than ever! We look forward to attending next year.

Parent of Clemson Overnight Campers

  • 5/5.
See you next summer.

I am a parent of two lacrosse campers who attended the Clemson camp. They had so much fun and very much enjoyed the coaches and instruction.  They say they are returning next summer.

Parent of Clemson Camper

  • 5/5.
Learn new skills.

This was our first resident sporting camp and I was impressed by the ease and detail associated with registration and the information received prior to the camp. My child was the youngest in the camp, and his skill level not as high as the older children, but he still felt very included and received great instruction.

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