Xcelerate Nike Colorado Boys Lacrosse Camp in Vail

Xcelerate Nike Colorado Boys Lacrosse Camp in Vail
Xcelerate Nike Colorado Boys Lacrosse Camp in Vail

Top level instruction will once again be offered to our campers from the best coaches and pro players in the game today at the Xcelerate Nike Colorado Boys Adventure Camp. Vail is located in the central Rocky Mountains of Colorado, just 100 miles west of Denver and 30 miles east of Eagle.

This will be our 13th year hosting a camp in Vail, Colorado! We are committed to helping each camper become a better lacrosse player and we hope all participants leave camp having established new friendships and more passion for the game.

Highlights Include

  • Free NIKE Vapor 2.0 Head given to the FIRST 20 registered campers!
  • The BEST Topnotch Lacrosse Instruction; 8 to 1 Camper to Staff ratio
  • Boys ages 10-18: All Positions - All Levels of Play
  • Specific Position Training
  • Clean & Comfortable privately owned lodge rooms
  • Catered meals at Ford Park
  • Short walk to playing fields (Rocky Mountain Backdrop!)
  • Opportunity to go Whitewater Rafting
  • Pre-Camp Specialty Shooting & Defense Clinics available
  • Special Goalie Instruction
  • Xcelerate Nike Reversible Jersey & Lanyard
  • Xcelerate Nike Competition Prizes and Raffle on the last day of camp!
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Jason Rife
Camp Director

Jason Rife

Directing camp this summer in Vail is Jason Rife. 

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Jason Rife spent the past two seasons with the University of Hartford men’s lacrosse team as an assistant coach. Joining head coach Peter Lawrence’s staff in October 2013, Rife brought an abundance of experience that featured more than 15 years of coaching at the collegiate level.

Rife has spread out his coaching career over five different colleges and universities, and has been an integral part in each of those institutions finding postseason success as he has two conference championships and a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances under his belt.

Arriving to Hartford by way of Whittier College, also where he began his coaching career in 1998, Rife has spent the last two seasons in California as an assistant coach for the Poets. During his first stint at Whittier, he worked alongside Lawrence for two seasons, both serving as assistants.

Before making his return to Whittier and the west coast, Rife spent four seasons as the head coach at Wagner College in Staten Island. Before earning that position, he was a member of the coaching staff at Bryant from 2003-07, helping the then-Division II power to the program's first-ever Northeast 10 Conference regular season championship. Also highlighting Rife's campaign at Bryant was a combined 45-20 record and the development of five Division II All-Americans.

Rife first broke into the Division I coaching scene in 2002 when he was tabbed an assistant coach at UMass, his alma mater. In two seasons with the Minutemen, he helped the team to an appearance in the NCAA Division I quarterfinals in 2003. He is no stranger to the NCAA Tournament as in 2002 he assisted in piloting Washington & Lee to the Division III Final Four, a run that also featured the capturing of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference crown.

Rife graduated from UMass in 1996, earning his undergraduate degree in sports management.   

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OUR COACHES TEACH ALL LEVELS OF PLAY We provide a nice balance of experienced senior staff members, highly skilled professional players, enthusiastic recent college graduates, and...

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We provide a nice balance of experienced senior staff members, highly skilled professional players, enthusiastic recent college graduates, and current college players. Their coaching credentials are outstanding: All-Pros, All-Americans, Hall of Famers, Coaches of the Year, and All-World players.

Camp Details

Monday, July 10th to Thursday, July 13th
Instead of just playing this summer, challenge yourself and your skills at an Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse Camp! Overnight & Commuter (Extended Day Camp 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM) options available.


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


• Lunch & dinner
• Reversible Nike practice jersey 
• Camp hours: MON 5:00PM-9:00PM, TUE-WED 8:45AM-9:00PM, THURS 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.

Specialty Pre-Camp Clinics

Xcelerate Lacrosse offers a specialized Shooting-Dodging clinic and LSM-Defensive clinic at ALL of our Overnight Summer Camp Locations from 1:30pm - 4:30pm on the first day of camp. Clinic check-in is 1pm with dinner at 5:15pm. The clinics are optional and will be taught by top players and coaches. 

Shooting & Dodging Pre-Camp Clinic
LSM & Defensive Clinic

Pre-Camp Specialty Clinic Check-in Monday, July 10th

  • Check-in takes place between 1:00-1:30pm at Vail Mountain Lodge.
  • Pre-Camp clinic campers can officially move into their rooms after the clinic.
  • However, parents may submit the necessary hotel paperwork at 1:00pm and depart. Luggage will be stored and coaches will assist campers to their rooms at 4:30pm.
  • The specialty clinic fee is an additional $85. 
  • Note: Space is limited

Overnight Campers

Check-in Monday, July 10th
Check-in takes place between 4:00-5:00pm at Vail Mountain Lodge. Camp will begin with an orientation at 5:00pm, followed by dinner and our first field session.

Check-out Thursday, July 13th
Check-out is between 11:00am-12:00pm at VAF (Vail Athletic Field - aka Vail Rugby Field).

2 campers per room. 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!

  • Housing: Vail Mountain Lodge
  • Bathrooms: shared
  • Linens: Provided
  • Air Conditioning: Yes
  • Suggested spending money: $40
  • Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff during field sessions

Campers are supervised 24 hours a day. The staff live in the lodge 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

  • Monday, July 10th: Check-in takes place between 4:00pm-5:00pm at Vail Mountain Lodge. Camp will begin with an orientation at 5:00pm, followed by dinner and our first field session. Pick up at 8:30pm at VAF (Vail Athletic Field - aka Vail Rugby Field)
  • Tuesday & Wednesday: Check-in is 8:45am at Vail Mountain Lodge. Pick up at 8:30pm at VAF (Vail Athletic Field - aka Vail Rugby Field)
  • Thursday, July 13th: Check-in is 8:45am at Vail Mountain Lodge. Check-out takes place at 11:00am at VAF (Vail Athletic Field - aka Vail Rugby Field).
  • Daily Schedule: MON 4:30PM-8:30PM, TUE-WED 8:45AM-8:30PM, THURS 8:45AM-11:00AM

Adventure Camper: Whitewater Rafting on Day 3

Whitewater Rafting will take place Wednesday morning of each camp week. Timberline Tours will pick up campers at 8:15am at Vail Mountain Lodge and return campers in time for lunch and the afternoon lacrosse session. Price: $95

Camp Apparel

Campers have the opportunity to pre-order an Xcelerate Nike t-shirt in the camp registration process. You will receive items purchased on the first day at camp check-in.

  • Xcelerate Nike T-Shirt - Price: $25
  • T-Shirt Sizes Available in Adult Small, Medium, Large and X-Large


If flying in for camp, Colorado Mountain Express (CME) www.coloradomountainexpress.com provides stress free Door-To-Door shuttle service from Denver International Airport to the Vail Mountain Lodge. Approximate drive time is 2 ½ hours. Once you have your final reservation, please email us with details info@xceleratelacrosse.com. We ask that you do your very best to arrive in Vail during the scheduled check-in time and depart during check-out time. Please Note: Campers must be 16 years old to ride the CME shuttle by themselves.

Discounts Available 

Early Bird Discount: $50 - Offer Code: XLR817. (Available until January 31, 2017). You can call 1-800-645-3226 to receive the early bird discount over the phone or you can enter in the offer code XLR817 when registering via our secure website. The early bird discount cannot be combined with any other discount.

Goalie Discount: $100 - Offer Code: XLGK17. To ensure each session has enough goalies for drills and scrimmages, all goalies automatically qualify for a special $100 discount. You can call 1-800-645-3226 to receive the goalie discount over the phone or you can enter in the offer code XLGK17 when registering via our secure website. PLEASE NOTE:  Once we’ve reached our quota of registered goalies the discount will no longer be available. The goalie discount cannot be combined with any other discount.

Team Discount: $25. 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.

Note: If qualified, you may choose ONLY ONE discount 



AMONG THE TOP VAIL HOTELS, Vail Mountain Lodge offers a distinctive alternative to Vail's larger properties. The space is warm and inviting and the setting alongside Gore Creek is private and serene.


We have three sessions per day. A great deal of instruction takes place in the early part of the day, demonstrations and instruction mid-day, and games during the evening session. We also like to throw in a number of ‘fun’ activities like our fastest shot contest, freestyle/skills competition, lax golf, pool time, rec time, and camper vs. coach game.
Below is a template and is subject to change.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:30 AM Breakfast (Overnight Campers)
  • 8:45 AM Extended Day Campers arrive at Vail Mountain Lodge
  • 9:00 AM Station Work, Drills, Position Work *Wednesday White Water Rafting
  • Noon Lunch
  • 12:30 PM Rest Hour / Camp Store, Swimming, Training Center
  • 2:00 PM Afternoon Lacrosse Session: Demonstrations
  • 3:00 PM Small Group Scrimmages, Team Play
  • 5:00 PM Dinner
  • 6:15 PM Team Instruction / Games
  • 8:30 PM Extended Day Campers depart from VAF (Vail Athletic Field)
  • 9:00 PM Free Time / Camp Store / Pizza
  • 10:45 PM Lights Out!

Camper Reviews

S.U.Parent of Vail Overnight Lacrosse Camper '16

  • 5/5.

The Nike Lacrosse Camp in Vail was by far the BEST lacrosse camp experience we've ever had! The communication with the parents was outstanding and the interaction with the campers was second to none. My son is still raving about his experience and the awesome time he had all week. The coaches were extremely skilled and were able to extend their knowledge to the kids in a friendly, fun manner. My son also has a life-threatening food allergy and I have never felt more confident in the safety of the meals they provided for him. The chef personally communicated with him before each meal letting him know what was safe for him to eat. Thank you so much for an AWESOME week. We will definitely be back next year! 

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Parent of Vail Overnight Lacrosse Camper '16

  • 5/5.
Great week!

This camp has a very low coach/player ratio that really helped the boys improve and grow as athletes.  The positive atmosphere made the boys feel welcomed and safe when trying new skills.  The coaches covered all aspects of game in a fun and professional way.  Great week! 

Parent of Vail Overnight Lacrosse Camper '16

  • 5/5.
Incredible experience!

What an incredible experience! Our son learned a tremendous amount, had a great time and is more excited about continuing to play lacrosse as a result of this camp. The coaching staff was outstanding. Thank you and see you next year! 

Parent of Vail Overnight Lacrosse Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Great Program!

Just a quick note to let you know how much Connor enjoyed Xcelerate’s Camp. He attended both sessions in Vail and had a great time. He couldn't stop talking about how awesome the coaches were and how he can't wait to come back next year. The accommodations were terrific and make a great venue for all the events. Kudos to you and all your guys. What a great program!

Parent of Vail Overnight Lacrosse Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Great Coaching!

I just wanted to let you know that my son had an awesome time at camp. The staff there is something you should be proud of. He says he learned a lot of new things there. He also has many new friends. He already is talking about next years camp! Thanks for everything.

Parent of Vail Overnight Lacrosse Camper '15

  • 5/5.
See You Next Year!!

I would just like to say my son has had the time of his life! He really likes his coaches and has mentioned several times how much he has learned. He has already said he wants to go back next year! So, I guess we will see you again next summer! Thanks for all you have done to make this a great experience for my son.

Parent of Vail Overnight Lacrosse Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Had a Blast!

My sons had a great camp this year. Lots of skill building, and fun on and off the turf. We'll be back for a third year!!

R.W.Vail Overnight Lacrosse Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Learned how to be a better teammate!

This was my second lacrosse camp. It was way more advance than I expected. I know I am a better player. I also learned how to be a better team mate.

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Boys
Overnight $745.00
Availability: Open

Extended 9:00AM-9:00PM $495.00
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.