Xcelerate Nike Colorado Boys Adventure Lacrosse Camp Vail, Colorado

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OUR 9TH YEAR IN VAIL! What better place to be than high in the Rocky Mountains during the summer months. Top level instruction will once again be offered to our campers from the best coaches and pro players in the game today.

We’re also giving every camper an opportunity to go whitewater rafting with our friends at Nova Guides, as well as, access to the Vail Athletic Club’s Indoor Climbing Wall and Training Center! Get ready for a fun filled week of high performance lacrosse instruction and adrenaline packed excitement!

Highlights Include

  • Free NIKE Lacrosse Head given to the FIRST 25 registered OVERNIGHT campers!
  • The BEST Topnotch Lacrosse Instruction; 8 to 1 Camper to Staff ratio
  • Boys ages 10-18: All Positions - Intermediate to Advanced
  • Clean & Comfortable privately owned lodge rooms (2 & 3 to a room)
  • Short walk to playing fields (Rocky Mountain Backdrop!)
  • Indoor Climbing Wall, Fitness Training, & Swimming Pool
  • Opportunity to go Whitewater Rafting
  • Pre-Camp Specialty Shooting & Defense Clinics available
  • Xcelerate Nike Reversible Jersey & Lanyard
  • Xcelerate Nike RAFFLE on the last day of camp!

High Performance Instruction…Every Position!

From the intermediate to the elite lacrosse player, our camps provide a challenge to every camper. On day one, campers are divided into three divisions (D1, D2, D3) and evaluated by our coaching staff. Once your talent level is assessed, you are placed into a smaller group within your division for individual and team instruction. This group is comprised of campers of the same skill level and relatively same age.

As the camp week progresses, every camper has an opportunity to move up to a more advanced group if the camper demonstrates a higher level of play. Our coaches are consistently trying to challenge our campers in order to improve their play as well as make sure that any transition is a smooth one.

Your skill level and overall team play will dramatically improve over the course of the camp week. Remember…EVERY FIELD POSITION is covered in our camp: Attack, Midfield, Face-Off, Defense, and Goalie.
 
 

Vail Mountain Lodge

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.
 
Meet your coaching staff
Camp Director

Jay Card

Directing all three sessions of camp this summer in Vail will be Jay Card. Before playing professionally in the National Lacrosse League and Major League Lacrosse, Jay was a 3 time All-American at Hoftra University where he had 93 career Goals to go along with 44 career Assists. 

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  • 2012-2014 NLL Minnesota Swarm
  • 2012-2013 MLL Rochester Rattlers
  • 2011 MLL Long Island Lizards
  • 3 x All-American - Hofstra University
  • 2011 Hofstra University Team Captain
  • 2009 CAA Player of the Year
  • 2008 CAA Rookie of the Year
  • NCAA Career 93 Goals, 44 Assists
Staff

Jason Grace - Assistant Camp Director

Jason Grace will be on staff during the first and second session in Vail this summer. Coach Grace joined the Hanover College staff in 2012 after serving as an assistant coach for the Oregon State MCLA program in 2011. A 2004 graduate of York College (Pa.), where he played defense, Coach Grace serves as the defensive coordinator for the Panthers.

A native of Aberdeen, Md., Grace has also coached at the high school level in both Maryland and Central Pennsylvania. He works several camps each summer and will co-direct the Hanover Lacrosse Camp, in addition to coaching the Indy Elite U-19 team. Grace has also worked as a strength coach at The Community College of Baltimore County Essex and as a personal trainer for Major Lacrosse League players.

Staff

Dominique Alexander - Assistant Camp Director

Dominique Alexander will be on staff during the third session in Vail this summer. Alexander enters his second season in the MLL after playing at The Ohio State University from 2010-2013. He was co-captain for the Buckeyes his senior year, a four-time ECAC Player of the Week selection, Ohio State Scholar-Athlete, Academic All-Big Ten choice and an ECAC All-Academic Team Honoree. Alexander also won his team’s Most Outstanding Freshman Award in 2010 and was a Second-Team All-ECAC selection his sophomore year. Alexander played in every season game during his career at Ohio State and scored 47 total career goals. Alexander also ranked seventh in OSU history for assists with 48 and tenth for points with 95. As co-captain, Alexander helped lead the Buckeyes to win the 2013 ECAC Championship and advance all the way to the 2013 NCAA Quarterfinals.

Staff

Chris Davis - Asst Camp Director, Goalie Coach

Chris Davis is the Assistant Coach at Augustana College and will be the Goalie Coach for all three sessions of camp.

Staff

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 current college players. Their coaching credentials are outstanding: All-Pros, All-Americans, Hall of Famers, Coaches of the Year, and All-World players.

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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 5pm. The clinics will be taught by top players and coaches. Space is limited.
 
Shooting & Dodging Pre-Camp Clinic (Optional)
LSM & Defensive Clinic (Optional)
 
Pre-Camp Specialty Clinic Check-in Monday (July 14, July 21 & July 28)
♦ 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 $75.
 
 

Overnight Campers

Check-in Monday (July 14, July 21 & July 28)
♦ 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 17, July 24 & July 31)
♦ Check-out is between 11:00-12:00pm at Vail Mountain Lodge.
 
CAMP LODGING & ROOMMATES
2 to 3 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
 
 
SUPERVISION
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 14, July 21 & July 28)
♦ Check-in takes place between 4:00pm-5:00pm at Vail Mountain Lodge.
♦ Camp will begin with an orientation at 4:45pm, followed by dinner and our first field session.
♦ Pick up at 8:45pm at Vail Mountain Lodge
 
Tuesday & Wednesday
♦ Check-in is 8:45am at Vail Mountain Lodge.
♦ Pick up is 8:45pm at Vail Mountain Lodge.
 
Thursday (July 17, July 24 & July 31)
♦ Check-in is 8:45am at Vail Mountain Lodge.
♦ Check-out takes place at 11:00am at Vail Mountain Lodge.
 
Daily Schedule: MON 4:30PM-8:45PM, TUE-WED 8:45AM-8:45PM, THURS 8:45AM-11:00AM
 
 

Adventure Camper: Whitewater Rafting on Day 3

Whitewater Rafting will take place Wednesday morning of each camp week. Nova Guides 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 and/or shorts in the camp registration process. You will receive items purchased on the first day at camp check-in.

Xcelerate Nike T-Shirt - Price: $20
Xcelerate Nike Shorts - Price: $35
Xcelerate Nike T-Shirt & Shorts - Price: $55


Please note that t-shirts and shorts are available in adult sizes.
*T-Shirt Sizes Available in Adult Small, Medium, Large and X-Large.
*Short Sizes Available in Adult Small, Medium, Large and X-Large.


Daily Schedule

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 Morning Lacrosse Session: Station Work, Drills, Position Work *Wednesday White Water Rafting
  • Noon Lunch
  • 12:30 PM Rest Hour / Camp Store, Swimming, Climbing Wall, Training Center
  • 2:00 PM Afternoon Lacrosse Session: Demonstrations, Position Work, Small Group Scrimmages, Team Play
  • 5:00 PM Dinner
  • 6:15 PM Evening Lacrosse Session: Team Instruction / Games
  • 8:45 PM Extended Day Campers depart from Vail Mountain Lodge
  • 9:00 PM Free Time / Camp Store / Pizza
  • 10:45 PM Lights Out!

AIRPORT SHUTTLE TRANSPORTATION

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 (If qualified, you may choose ONLY ONE discount)

Early Bird Discount: $50 (Available until January, 15, 2014). You can call 1-800-645-3226 to receive the early bird discount over the phone or you can indicate that you are eligible for the early bird discount in the “comments” field when registering via our secure website.  The ealy bird discount cannot be combined with any other discount.

Previous Camper Discount: $25. You can call 1-800-645-3226 to receive the previous camper discount over the phone or you can indicate that you are eligible for the previous camper discount in the “comments” field when registering via our secure website.  Previous camper discount cannot be combined with any other discount.

Sibling Discount: $25 off each player. You can call 1-800-645-3226 to receive the sibling discount over the phone or you can indicate that you are eligible for the sibling discount in the “comments” field when registering via our secure website.  Sibling discount cannot be combined with any other discount.

Goalie Discount: $50. 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.

Team Discount: $25. 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.

 

 


Read camper reviews

Parent of Vail Overnight Camper

  • 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 Camper

  • 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 Camper

  • 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 Camper

  • 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!!

Xcelerate Nike Colorado Boys Adventure Lacrosse Camp

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352 East Meadow Drive
Vail, Colorado 81657


1-800-645-3226

Xcelerate Nike Colorado Boys Adventure Lacrosse Camp
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Camp Schedule & Fees

Colorado Adventure Lacrosse Camp   Jul. 14 - Jul. 17, 2014 Register

Programs: Complete Skills

Age Group: 10 - 18 Gender: Boys

Overnight: $695.00 Availability: Open
Extended 9:00AM-9:00PM: $495.00 Availability: Open
Colorado Adventure Lacrosse Camp   Jul. 21 - Jul. 24, 2014 Register

Programs: Complete Skills

Age Group: 10 - 18 Gender: Boys

Overnight: $695.00 Availability: Open
Extended 9:00AM-9:00PM: $495.00 Availability: Open
Colorado Adventure Lacrosse Camp   Jul. 28 - Jul. 31, 2014 Register

Programs: Complete Skills

Age Group: 10 - 18 Gender: Boys

Overnight: $695.00 Availability: Open
Extended 9:00AM-9:00PM: $495.00 Availability: Open

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

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