Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp George Fox University

Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp George Fox University
Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp George Fox University

USSC is excited to partner with George Fox University Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach, Natalie Harrington, for our 2nd annual Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp. Conveniently located only 25 miles from downtown Portland, OR, George Fox University offers an ideal camp location to improve your lacrosse skills this summer with great coaches, excellent weather and top notch facilities!

George Fox is ideally situated in the heart of the beautiful Willamette Valley in Newberg. With a perfect small college setting, campers will have the opportunity to personally work with George Fox coaches and experienced staff members. This camp location is ideal for all regional players in the state of Oregon and beyond. 

Highlights Include

  • High Potential program designed for Girls Ages 14-18
  • Complete Skills programs designed for Girls Ages 10-13
  • Speed, agility and fitness testing
  • Daily emphasis on fundamentals, position training, drills and scrimmages
  • Sports psychology/leadership classroom sessions
  • Injury Prevention and how to properly weight train
  • Special goalie instruction
  • Reversible mesh Nike practice jersey
  • Nike and STX Prizes for outstanding play, sportsmanship and improvement
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Natalie Harrington
Camp Director

Natalie Harrington

Natalie Harrington enters her third year at the helm of the women’s lacrosse program for the the 2016 season.

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Harrington, a former women’s lacrosse high school All-American and star player at NCAA Division I Fresno State University, became the school’s first head coach for the new women’s lacrosse team in its first season in the spring of 2014 as the school’s 16th intercollegiate sport.

Last season (2015), the Bruins broke the program record for most wins with 11. They were atop the Northwest Conference standings for most of the season and finished third in the conference. The Bruins finished with an 11-5 overall record and 5-3 in the NWC. The Bruins had a total of seven players make the All-NWC list with four First Team selections and three Second Team selections. Miranda Edwords became the first player in program history to be named on the USA Select Lacrosse Team. 

In the 2014 season, the team went 6-6 (.500), and finished the season with a win streak of 3-0. The Bruins finished the year beating Puget Sound (12-11), Linfield (15-5) and capped off the year with a thumping victory over Loras College (21-3). The 21 goals broke their previous record of 15, which they set against Linfield the game before.

Harrington hails from Oregon City, Ore., where she played for four years under Coach Dara Kramer at Oregon City High School.  In leading the team to the Oregon 6A state championship in 2009, she was named the title game’s Most Valuable Player, and was later a candidate for the Oregon Sports Award’s Johnny Carpenter High School Athlete of the Year.

In her playing days at Fresno State, Harrington was a two-time team captain while playing at various times as an attacker, midfielder, and defender.  She was named the Bulldogs’ Player of the Year as a junior and Attacker of the Year as a senior.  Graduating in 2013, she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications.

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McKenzie Coulson
Coach

McKenzie Coulson

McKenzie Coulson has been involved with the Oregon lacrosse community for over ten years. She joins George Fox for her second season as an assistant coach under head coach...

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McKenzie Coulson has been involved with the Oregon lacrosse community for over ten years. She joins George Fox for her second season as an assistant coach under head coach Natalie Harrington.

A high school graduate of Lakeridge High in 2003, where she was a three sport athlete. Mckenzie got her start in coaching back at her alma mater in 2008. She coached the JV program for three years before taking over the head coaching position at Tigard High School, where she coached for five years until taking the George Fox Assistant position last year.

Coulson is currently an English and Leadership teacher at Tigard High. McKenzie was hired at Tigard in 2009 after returning from Tanzania where she taught English to rural secondary students. McKenzie was elected as department chair for the past three years and helped facilitate curriculum changes throughout the English Department. She has also been a member of the girls basketball program at Tigard up until last year. McKenzie is an active member of the athletic and academic communities of Tigard and George Fox.

She earned her B.A. from Washington State University in 2007 and masters in education from Portland State University in 2008.

Lacey Beaty
Coach

Lacey Beaty

Lacey Beaty is an experienced lacrosse coach with over 18 years of experience as a player. She joins the Bruins coaching staff in her first season under head coach Natalie Harrington,...

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Lacey Beaty is an experienced lacrosse coach with over 18 years of experience as a player. She joins the Bruins coaching staff in her first season under head coach Natalie Harrington, serving primarily as a goalie coach.

Beaty took over for the Beaverton High School Women’s Lacrosse organization in 2009 when they were a new and struggling team, with a record as one of the worst in the state. Within a few years, the Beaverton Beavers attended their first playoff game, and since has become regionally respected team.

Beaty took a break from coaching high school lacrosse in 2014, focusing more of her time as an elected City Councilor for Beaverton, OR. She still stays active, as a coach and representative on the board of directors of Lacrosse For All, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the sport of lacrosse to kids who may not be able to play otherwise.  Additionally, she is the President of the Oregon Girls Lacrosse Association and plays with Portland Purple, a local post-collegiate women’s team.

Academically, she is a graduate of Warner Pacific College with a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership, and a posses a Bachelors degree in Political Science from Oregon State University.

A native of Poway, California, Beaty helped her team win the state championship title in women’s lacrosse as Poway High School’ goal keeper before joining the Army in 2002. Beaty served as a combat medic in Operation Iraqi freedom. Beaty is now the School-Based Health Manager at Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center where she has the privilege of helping student’s access health care.

Kelly Stevens
Coach

Kelly Stevens

Heading into her second season at Pacific University as an assistant coach with the women’s lacrosse program is former Pacific standout Kelly Stevens. As a player, Stevens...

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Heading into her second season at Pacific University as an assistant coach with the women’s lacrosse program is former Pacific standout Kelly Stevens. As a player, Stevens played a key role in the growth of the program from 2010 through 2013.  2010 marked the first winning season for the young Boxer program, and Pacific had winning campaigns in each of Stevens’ four years in uniform. The Colorado Springs native left her name in the Pacific record book in a number of single season and career categories.

Ruth Bonner
Coach

Ruth Bonner

Ruth (Ness) Bonner was most recently the head women's lacrosse coach at the US Coast Guard Academy; a program that begin its first season of competition as a varsity sport  in the...

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Ruth (Ness) Bonner was most recently the head women's lacrosse coach at the US Coast Guard Academy; a program that begin its first season of competition as a varsity sport  in the Spring of 2015. The Bears women's lacrosse program was elevated from club status and competes at the Division III level in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC).

Bonner had been an assistant coach at Bowdoin College for two seasons before taking over at the Coast Guard Academy. The Polar Bears posted a record of 23-11 in those two seasons and advanced all the way to the Elite 8 in the 2013 NCAA Division III tournament. Prior to her time at Elms, Bonner had assistant coaching stints at Smith, Messiah and at the University of New England.

A native of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire and a 2005 graduate of the University of New England, Ruth was the head women's lacrosse coach at Elms College in 2012 where she coached both the conference Goalie and Rookie of the Year and the team improved 14 out of 19 statistical categories from the previous season.

While an undergraduate at the University of New England, Ruth was a decorated two-sport athlete. In lacrosse, she was a four-year starter and four-time All-Commonwealth Coast Conference selection. In field hockey, she helped to start the school's program as a junior and served as a captain in both her junior and senior campaigns. She was named UNE's Female Athlete of the Year in 2005 and was the record holder for career points in both field hockey and lacrosse. Bonner graduated from UNE with a degree in Art Educational Studies and owns a Master's in Exercise and Sport Studies from Smith.

Lindsay Kibler - Goalie Specialist
Coach

Lindsay Kibler - Goalie Specialist

Assistant Women's Lacrosse Coach at Whitman College.

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Assistant Women's Lacrosse Coach at Whitman College.

Camp Details

This summer, George Fox is offering one session of overnight with a commuter (Extended Day Camp 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM) option available. The playing talent is rich in Oregon and the pacific Northwest and our coaches can’t wait to help campers reach a new level of play. 

OVERNIGHT CAMP AMENITIES

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

EXTENDED DAY CAMP AMENITIES

• Lunch & dinner
• Reversible Nike practice jersey 
• Camp hours: TUE 1:00PM-9:00PM, WED-THURS 8:45AM-9:00PM, FRI 9:00AM-11:30AM

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.

High Potential Camp

  • This is an advanced skills program designed for experienced players ages 14-18.
  • We focus on position play, team concepts and an overall intense level of competition.
  • Campers also have the opportunity to compete in games against each other. 

Complete Skills Camp

  • This is an complete skills program designed for beginner to intermediate  players ages 10-13
  • Daily emphasis on fundamentals, position training, drills and scrimmages
  • Small Games (1v1, 2v2, 4v3, etc.) with emphasis on supporting play
  • Gain self-confidence through Lacrosse success

Note: High potential is of high schoolers. The complete skills will be highly competitive as well, but  if you believe your daughters can compete at the high school level we can make an exception!  What the director planned on doing is moving middle schoolers up to the high potential (high school) if they exceed middle school play.

Check in
Check-in for all campers takes place from 1:00-2:00pm on Tuesday, August 1st at Gulley Residence Hall.

Check out
A closing ceremony will take place at the field on Friday, August 4th at 11:30am. Extended Day campers will leave directly from the field. Overnight campers will checkout from Gulley Residence Hall following the closing ceremony - Parents are invited to this!

OVERNIGHT CAMPERS

Housing & Roommates
Campers stay 2 per room and are assigned by age and roommate requests. 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: Gulley Residence Hall
  • Bathrooms: shared
  • Linens: Not provided
  • Air Conditioning: No **Please note to bring a Portable Fan (dorm is NOT air conditioned)
  • Suggested spending money: $40
  • Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times

Supervision
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

  • Check-In - extended day campers check-in on Tuesday, August 2nd between 1:00-1:30pm. You should come dressed and ready to play.
  • Mornings - Wednesday through Friday, extended day campers should arrive at the field at 8:45am.
  • Pick-Up Times - Tuesday through Thursday, extended day campers depart at 9:00pm (lunch and dinner included). Pick up locations for extended day campers will vary and be given out at check-in.
  • Camp Ends - On Friday, extended day campers depart from the field after morning session, around 11:30am.

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.

Facilities

George Fox University

George Fox is ideally situated in the heart of the beautiful Willamette Valley in Newberg, Oregon. The campus is just 23 miles south of Portland, Oregon’s largest city and cultural center. Beyond the city limits are world-class recreational opportunities. You can enjoy the slopes of Mt. Hood one weekend and go clamming on the scenic Oregon Coast the next. 

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:30 AM Breakfast (Overnighters)
  • 8:50 AM Day and Extended Day Campers arrive
  • 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
  • 3:30 PM Drill stations and scrimmages
  • 5:00 PM Dinner and supervised free time
  • 6:30 PM Evening Activities
  • 9:00 PM Extended Day Campers depart
  • 10:00 PM Overnight Campers to rooms; Lights out!

Camper Reviews

George Fox Lax Player '16

  • 5/5.
Excellent camp!

The instruction that was given was excellent and the way they set up the different rotations was very well set up and executed. The leadership class we had was a very good idea and very enjoyable.

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George Fox Lax Player '16

  • 5/5.
Become your best!

Great coaches really pay attention to YOU, will answer any questions you've got, and really help you push yourself to become your best.

George Fox Lax Player '16

  • 5/5.
Helping you be a better player.

The camp was overall very nicely put together. The coaches were great and understanding and helped you better understand the game as well as helping you be a better player.

Parent of George Fox Lax Player '16

  • 5/5.
Skill development and confidence.

I was impressed with my daughter's skill development and confidence in just a couple of days. The first thing she said at the end was; "Can I come back next year?" Needless to say, she'll be back. 

George Fox Athletic Staff '15

  • 4/5.
Quality Leader!

Natalie Harrington is passionate, hardworking and knows her stuff. Great Staff!

Parent of Oregon Lax Player '15

  • 5/5.
Inspiring Coaches!

Coach Natalie Harrington is a phenomenal coach and person. She is changing the face of Girls/Women's lacrosse in Oregon. I've had a chance to speak with Natalie and watch her interact with the girls she is coaching. She is very intentional with her direction and honestly cares for her players. You couldn't ask for a better coach or leader for this program.

George Fox Athletic Staff '15

  • 4/5.
Premier Camp Experience!

George Fox has a young program with a strong young coach that is already making her mark on women's Lacrosse in Oregon. I am confident this is the premiere camp for your daughter.

Parent of Oregon Lax Player '15

  • 5/5.
Top Notch!

The coaching staff at George Fox is top notch quality. They do not only care about making the girls better players, but also more well rounded people. It is an honor to get to learn lacrosse from some of the best coaches in the Pacific Northwest.

College Lacrosse Coach '15

  • 4/5.
Get Better This Summer!

Great coaching, skill development, and team chemistry

College Lacrosse Coach '15

  • 4/5.
Superb Instruction!

Great communication and attention to detail

George Fox Lax Player '15

  • 5/5.
Experienced Staff!

George Fox Lacrosse is about being the best athlete you can be in the context being the best teammate you can be. The team plays together and for each other. "As iron sharpens iron" George Fox Lacrosse players build each other up creating an opportunity for both athletic and personal growth.

College Lacrosse Coach '15

  • 4/5.
Exceptional Leadership!

Amazing program that not only will teach you great lacrosse skills, but life skills as well

College Lacrosse Coach '15

  • 5/5.
Outstanding!

Natalie has been an outstanding coach in developing her players, both at the collegiate and club level. She brings high expectations, then works with her players to craft the best individual plan possible to position them for success. She is well prepared, and while bringing a very no-nonsense approach to practices, she also has fun with her girls, and ultimately is very well respected (and liked). George Fox has created a beautiful field/facility for lax.

George Fox Lax Player '15

  • 4/5.
Be excellent!

Encourages the players to be excellent on and off the field.

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 10 - 13
Gender: Girls
Camp starts Tuesday afternoon and concludes Friday at noon
Commuter 9:00AM-9:00PM $425.00
Availability: Open

Overnight $525.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: High Potential
Age Group: 14 - 18
Gender: Girls
Camp starts Tuesday afternoon and concludes Friday at noon
Commuter 9:00AM-9:00PM $425.00
Availability: Open

Overnight $525.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.