Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp at Berry College

Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp at Berry College
Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp at Berry College

Back for our 6th summer in 2017! Berry College is located next to Rome in northwest Georgia, 72 miles northwest of Atlanta and 75 miles south of Chattanooga. As the sport strengthens in Georgia, this camp presents an incredible opportunity for youth players to improve their skills, and for high school players to get a taste of playing for Berry College.

From the first class playing fields to the air conditioned dorms to the wonderful dining hall, campers will get a true taste of college life. Shaun Williamson and his staff can’t wait to help campers reach a new level of play by providing a positive training environment, building confidence and a passion for the game. 

Highlights Include

  • Complete Skills Camp for Girls Ages 9-18
  • Superior instruction from College Coaches
  • 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
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Shaun Williamson
Camp Director

Shaun Williamson

The Camp Director will be Shaun Williamson. Coach Williamson, who had previously built two successful lacrosse programs from scratch, was brought to Berry College in 2009 to accomplish the same task. He came to Berry following a successful stint as the head women’s lacrosse coach at NCAA Division II Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina.

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Williamson enters his fourth season at Berry College in 2014. The 2013 team went 8-9, which put his record at Berry is 25-21-1, and moved his career mark is 73-67-1. Junior Kristan Dziurzynski led the team in individual honors. She was named the Southern Athletic Association Player-of-the-year was tabbed second team all-region by the IWLCA.

The 2012 team went a 9-5-1 record. That club had the second ranked Scoring Offense in Division III scoring 17.73 goals per game. Berry’s Defense finished the season ranked 10th in Division III in caused turnovers with 10.87 per game. Berry also finished 11th nationally in draw controls winning 16.33 draws per game.

In Williamson's first season at Berry in 2011, the Vikings put together an 8-7 record.

Williamson spent four seasons at Belmont Abbey, building the program from the ground-up. He finished with a 42-32 record, highlighted by a 2009 season in which his team put together an overall record of 14-5, and a 2008 season in which Belmont Abbey went 12-7 overall and a finished with at No. 10 in the final national poll. Both seasons ended with Belmont Abbey as the Conference Carolinas runner-up.

While at Belmont Abbey, Williamson developed three All-Americans, seven All-Region selections, 14 All-Conference (11 first team) award winners and one conference Freshman of the Year. The 2009 Abbey Squad was named an Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Academic Merit Squad with third highest team grade point average in Division II. The 2007 and 2008 squads were named IWLCA Academic Honor Squads with the fifth highest GPA. Williamson coached five Academic All-Americans and 13 Academic All-Conference award winners. In 2008, named Williamson its Division II Coach of the Year.

Prior to Williamson's arrival at Belmont Abbey he started the program at his alma mater, Lees-McRae College in North Carolina. Williamson spent two seasons at Lees-McRae, with a record of 6-14 overall.

Williamson served as a member of the NCAA Division II Women’s Lacrosse National Committee from 2003 until 2007, and was the committee chair form 2005-2007. Williamson has also served on several IWLCA committees.

Williamson holds a Masters in Sports Management from California University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor's degree in History from Lees-McRae. As a student at Lees-McRae, Williamson was a three-year starter and letter winner on the lacrosse team.

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Morgan Cross

Morgan Cross

Morgan Cross was named an assistant women's lacrosse coach in the summer of 2015. 

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A native of Maryland and a four-year player for Belmont Abbey College where she played for Vikings' Head Coach Shan Williamson--Cross coached at the high school and club level before joining the Huntingdon staff.

Cross served as both an assistant and the head coach at Huntingdon before coming to Mount Berry.

Camp Details

This summer, Berry is offering one week of overnight and extended day camp (9:00am-9:00pm) for ages 9-18. At the Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp at Berry College, our goal is to stimulate a love for the game by immersing you in the sport and giving you the kind of focused, intensive training essential to improvement. Over the course of camp, your enthusiasm and self-confidence will grow along with your skills. 


• 3 nights lodging • All meals
• Reversible Nike practice jersey


• Lunch & dinner
• Reversible Nike practice jersey 
• Camp hours: MON 1:30PM-9PM, TUE-WED 9AM-9PM, THURS 9AM-12PM

More Important 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 Monday, July 17th at West Mary Hall

  • Overnight campers – between 1:00-2:00pm.
  • Ext. Day campers – between 1:30-2:00pm. Extended day campers depart at 9:00pm.

Check-out Thursday, July 20th

  • A closing ceremony will take place at the field on at 11:30am.
  • Extended Day campers will leave directly from the field.
  • Overnight campers will checkout from the dorm following the closing ceremony.

Overnight Campers

Housing & Roommates
2 campers per room in Mary Hall. If you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please do so as soon as possible. Roommate requests are not guaranteed, if you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!

  • Dorm: Mary Hall
  • Bathrooms: shared
  • Linens: Not provided
  • Air Conditioning: Yes • No Portable Fan Needed (Air-Conditioned Dorms)
  • Suggested spending money: $40
  • Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times

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.

All meals are included for overnight campers. Lunch and dinner is included for Extended Day Campers. Meals start with dinner on the first day and end with breakfast on the last day.

Extended Day Campers

On the first day of camp, extended day campers should arrive at the check-in time dressed to play. All other days, the arrival time is 8:45am. Extended day campers depart at 9:00pm (lunch and dinner included). Drop off and pick up locations will be provided at check-in.

Extended Day Camper Hours: MON 1:30PM-9PM, TUE-WED 9AM-9PM, THURS 9AM-12PM

Discounts Available

Team Discount: If five or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $25 discount. Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.

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.


Berry College

Berry offers an unusually beautiful environment for camp on its 27,000-acre campus, one of the world's largest. Fields, forests, lakes and mountains provide scenic beauty in a protected natural setting. Campers train each day at Ford Field, home of Berry's women's lacrosse team, on the Berry College campus. Along with a top-notch game facility, the Lady Vikings enjoy full-size practice fields located between Ford Field and William R. Bowdoin Field and behind Ford Field. The practice fields are also quality venues, and have hosted regulation soccer matches and lacrosse games, as well.

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

Berry College Camper '16

  • 5/5.
See you next summer!

I learned so much!  I'm so glad I got the opportunity to learn from the lacrosse players of Berry College!  They are very impressive players and have a lot to share. I loved the facilities and the food was great.  See you next summer! 

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Berry College Camper '16

  • 5/5.
Can’t wait to go back next summer!

I would recommend the camp to others because the instruction during the scrimmages were great, but I also formed a bond with the girls that I met at the camp. My coaches were so nice and always willing to help me when I needed it. Can’t wait to go back next summer! 

Parent of Berry College Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Highly recommend!

I highly recommend this camp, my daughter is 10 and I saw much improvement in her confidence and her skills in the three day camp.

Parent of Berry College Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Loved it!

My daughter loved the camp and is already planning to come back next year!!

Eliza H.Berry College Overnight Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Will definitely be back!

I was so glad to find a NIKE Lacrosse camp right here in Georgia & the facility was as great as the Coaches/Staff. I will definitely be back next year & will tell all my friends.

Berry College Overnight Camper '15

  • 4/5.
Learn new skills!

I have been playing lacrosse for a long time, but I learned a lot of new drills that I did not learn at other overnight lacrosse camps.

Berry College Overnight Camper '15

  • 5/5.
So much fun!

They really helped us with strengthening our skills through good drills and they create a fun yet intense atmosphere.

Camp Dates & Prices

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.