Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp at Otterbein University

Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp at Otterbein University
Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp at Otterbein University

Otterbein University is located in Westerville about 20 minutes north of downtown Columbus. As a NCAA Division III member of the Ohio Athletic Conference, the Otterbein Women's Lacrosse Team will begin it's third season in the spring of 2014.

At the Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp at Otterbein University, 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.

Highlights Include

  • Complete Skills Camp for Girls Ages 10-18
  • 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
  • Reversible mesh Nike practice jersey
  • Nike and STX Prizes for outstanding play, sportsmanship and improvement

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Stephani Schmidt
Camp Director

Stephani Schmidt

Stephani Schmidt, a longtime Nike Camp director and the former head coach at Denison University, begins her third season as the Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach at Otterbein University. 

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While at Denison, Coach Schmidt guided the Big Red to eight consecutive North Coast Athletic Conference tournament appearances, two conference tournament championships and a pair of trips to the NCAA Division III Tournament.

In conference play, Schmidt led Denison to an impeccable 47-12 record since 2001 highlighted by two 7-0 seasons in 2001 and 2002. In 2006, Schmidt's team finished 8-8 for the season, but led them to the NCAC Championship and was rewarded with the NCAC Coach of the Year. As a result of winning the conference, the team advanced to their 13th NCAA Championship.

Despite a 6-9 record overall, Schmidt led the injury-riddled 2008 squad to a 4-2 mark in conference play and tied for second place. Senior Quinn Simmons was honored as NCAC Offensive Player of the Year, Schmidts's sixth player coached to win this honor.

Schmidt (formerly Brzezowski) graduated from Ohio State University in 1997 with a bachelor of science degree in education. She earned her master’s degree in sports and exercise studies from OSU in 1999. While in graduate school, she gained valuable coaching experience serving as an assistant coach and defensive coordinator under Buckeye head coach and former Denison head coach Sue Stimmel. In 1998, she coached the Midwest Region II team that competed in the United States Women’s Lacrosse Association (USWLA) National Tournament.

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.

Overnight Campers

Check-in takes place between 1:00-2:00pm on Tuesday, July 15th at the Campus Center. 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.
Check-out takes place between 11:00am-12:00pm on Friday, July 18th. Exact time and location of the camp closing ceremony will be confirmed by the camp director on the first day of camp.
Campers stay 2-per roommates are assigned by age and roommate request. 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: TBD
Bathrooms: shared
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning:  Yes
Suggested spending money: $40
Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times
*Dorms are Air Conditioned
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.

Extended Day Campers

On Tuesday, July 15th, all extended day campers check-in between 1:00-2:00pm. All other days Extended Day Campers arrival time is 8:45am and departure time is at 9:00pm (Lunch and dinner included). Drop off and pick up locations will be provided at check-in. On the last day, camp concludes with a closing ceremony on the field at approximately 11:00am with pick-up immediately following.
Schedule: TUE 2PM-9PM, WED 9AM-9PM, THURS 9AM-9PM, FRI 9AM-Noon

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Camp Setting

Otterbein University, located in Westerville, Ohio, is a four-year private institution founded in 1847. Less than 30 minutes from Columbus, Otterbein has a warm and friendly small-town atmosphere while remaining conveniently located to a large metropolitan city. With 140 acres of beautiful and historic campus along with top notch facilities, Otterbein provides a great environment for a lacrosse camp.


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

EmmiOtterbein Camper

  • 5/5.
Great Experience!

You should go because they help you improve your existing techniques and teach you even more techniques. This was my first year and I will DEFINITELY be going back. Next time I will stay there, this year I left/returned each day. It was a great experience!!

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Marissa K.Otterbein Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Advance your skill level!

I would recommend this Nike Lacrosse Camp because it made me a better player to my team and they taught us while we were having fun. I learned a lot of new plays and dodges.  It's a great camp to go to if your looking to advance your skill level!

Otterbein Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
So much fun!

I definitely would recommend the camp it is so much fun! The camps staff is also amazing, the food is great and you don't want to leave when it's the end.

Emily W.Otterbein Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Staff was amazing!

The staff was amazing and had great credibility! They definitely cared about us and wanted us to do better. With the heat, they kept us safe with frequent water breaks and even Popsicles! I couldn't have asked for a better experience!

Otterbein Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Highly recommend.

I recommend nike lacrosse camp to every lacrosse player because the staff is great, fun, and experienced. They have a lot to offer and show that they care. Also, the night games and tournament was a blast.

Otterbein Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Highly recommend!

The counselors, location, food, activities, campers, and lax pennies were awesome!

Cat H.Otterbein Camper

  • 5/5.
Best camp!

Overall Nike Lacrosse camp taught me a lot! It taught me small skills that overall improved my game! I had a great time.

Otterbein Camper

  • 5/5.
Fun and positive experience.

This was a great camp, met a lot of new campers and made a lot of new friends. Very instructional and widened my view of the game. Thanks!!

Parent of Otterbein Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Thank you!

My daughter came home raving about her camp experience. She had a ton of fun and learned so much.  She can’t wait to go again next summer at Otterbein!

Otterbein Camper

  • 4/5.
Loved camp!

This lacrosse camp really helps you learn the game and you get to hangout with teens your age who love lax like you do.

Camp Dates & Prices

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