Xcelerate Nike Colorado Girls Adventure Lacrosse Camp Vail, Colorado

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What better place to be than high in the Rocky Mountains during the summer months. Top level instruction will be offered to our campers from the best coaches 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

  • The BEST Topnotch Lacrosse Instruction; 8 to 1 Camper to Staff ratio
  • Girls ages 10-18: All Positions - All Levels of Play
  • 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
  • Xcelerate Nike Reversible Jersey & Lanyard
  • Xcelerate Nike RAFFLE on the last day of camp!

High Performance Instruction…Every Position!

From the beginner 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, 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

Kate Hood

Directing camp this summer in Vail is Kate Hood who enters her fourth season as assistant women's lacrosse coach at Regis in 2013-14 following a two year-stint as head field hockey and women's lacrosse coach at Simmons College, a Division III school in Boston, Mass.  Hood helped Regis to their finest season in program history with a 12-2 overall record including a Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (WILA) championship in her first season.

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Hood, previously Leonard, is a 2003 graduate of Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., where she majored in psychology. She was a second team all-conference and an IWLCA all-region lacrosse performer her senior season, leading the team to an NCAA Division III tournament berth.  Her team was the 2000 NCAA Championship runner-up and 2001 ECAC Champion team. Hood scored 31 goals and added nine assists, tying for the team lead in goals her senior campaign.  She was a member of the Williams College field hockey team which qualified for the NCAA tournament every year she played. Hood was also a two-time captain of the Division I alpine ski team. She qualified for the NCAA Championships in skiing and was an NCAA Division I Academic All-American.

Hood led Simmons College, a lacrosse program that she started, to a 6-6 record on the lacrosse field in 2010. Hood coached nine lacrosse all-conference athletes and two field hockey all-conference athletes in her two years at Simmons.

From 2006-08, Hood was a coach, tutor, and house parent at Concord Academy in Concord, Mass.  She was the head girl's field hockey and lacrosse coach, while also acting as an assistant coach for the alpine ski team. During this time, Hood earned her MA in Education from Tufts University.


Sarah Kellner

Sarah Kellner begins her eighth season as Regis University women's lacrosse head coach in 2013-14 and will look to continue on the Rangers finest three seasons in program history.  Kellner will look to make history this season when the Rangers and the other former WILA members enter the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

Sarah was a four-year letterwinner at Cornell University (N.Y.). In 2003, as a senior, she was named Cornell University Female Athlete of the Year as well as being selected to the All-America first team. During her playing career at Cornell she twice guided her team to the NCAA Division I championship, including a Final Four appearance in 2002 when her team went 17-2. Kellner is a 2003 graduate of Cornell with a bachelor degree in development sociology.


Cristina Johnson

Cristina Johnson is in her third season on the women's lacrosse staff following a stellar four-year career as a Ranger.  The Hampstead, Md. native left an indelible mark on the Ranger program including leading the Rangers to their best season ever at 12-2 in 2011.  That same season they were a perfect 6-0 in Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association games and the WILA Championship.

She left as the eighth leading goal scorer with 58 and her 73 total points are also eighth most in Regis history.  She totaled 117 career ground balls which is sixth most in Ranger annals while grabbing 74 draw controls, third most at Regis.



We provide a nice balance of experienced senior staff members (college and high school coaches), enthusiastic recent college graduates, and current college 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.

Overnight Campers

Check-in Monday, August 4th
• Check-in between 4:00-5:00pm at Vail Mountain Lodge.  
• Camp will begin with an orientation at 4:45pm, followed by dinner and our first field session.

Check out Thursday, August 7th
• Check-out between 11:00am-12:00pm at Vail Mountain Lodge.
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 session

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, August 4th
• Check-in between 4:00-5:00 pm, at Vail Mountain Lodge.
• Camp will begin with an orientation at 4:45pm, followed by dinner and our first field session.
• First Day pick up is 8:45 pm at Vail Mountain Lodge.
August 5th & 6th
• Check-in is 8:45 am at Vail Mountain Lodge.
• Pick up is 8:45 pm at Vail Mountain Lodge.

Thursday, August 7th
• Last day check-in is 8:45 am at Vail Mountain Lodge. 
• Last Day pick up is 11:00 am at Vail MountainLodge.

Daily Schedule: MON 4:30PM-8:45PM, TUE-WED 8:45AM-8:45PM, THURS 8:45AM-11:00AM

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.

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

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 arrive from Vail Mountain Lodge
  • 9:00 PM Free Time / Camp Store / Pizza
  • 10:45 PM Lights Out!


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.
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.
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Xcelerate Nike Colorado Girls Adventure Lacrosse Camp

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352 East Meadow Drive
Vail, Colorado 81657


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