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at Nike Contact Football Camps

The Nike Contact Football Camp at Lake Forest College is a camper favorite. With top-notch instruction, premier competition, and full-contact drills, campers leave camp ready to compete at the next level!

Coach Luke Butts has been leading instruction for the Contact Football Camps for the past several summers. Along with a reputable coaching career, Coach Butts demonstrates a high level of enthusiasm, passion, and energy.

Note: There is no rental equipment available. Each camper will need to bring their own equipment.

Highlights Include
  • Nike Football Camp T-Shirt, Reversible Pinnie, Cinch Sack, Wristband, Sticker, and potentially other prizes!
  • Professional Instruction from Coach Luke Butts and Staff
  • Daily Training to Develop Speed, Strength and Agility
  • Contact Drills and Scrimmages
  • Discussions on Proper Technique and Concussion Safety 
  • Low Camper to Coach Ratios
  • Excellent Training Facilities
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Camp Coaches

  • Luke Butts

    Camp Director Luke Butts

    "The best part about Lake Forest College is the small town, family feel of the campus community. As a former student-athlete at the college, I know the benefits of growing in this setting. As a coach, Lake Forest offers opportunities to develop players athletically, personally, and academically. With an emphasis on excellence on the field as well as in the classroom, our players mature into well-rounded individuals.."

    View Luke's Bio

Camp Details


Please Note: Last year, this camp SOLD OUT at this location. You can expect high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper sports, so please be sure to register early. Join our priority list to be notified when this program is available for registration.

Nike Contact Football Camps feature contact drills and scrimmages with a staff of major college coaches and players. At camp, "contact" is introduced in a slow, gradual progression before any actual "contact" is initiated. Campers are divided according to age, weight, and ability.

Please note: The following information may be subject to change.

Note: There is no rental equipment available. Each camper will need to bring their own equipment.


  • Dates: June 10-13, 2024
  • Age Group: 8-18
  • Camp Type: Day Camp
  • Schedule: 9:00am-4:30pm | Monday-Thursday
  • Check-In: Begins 30 minutes prior to the camp start time.
  • Meals: Lunch is provided.


  • Daily Football Instruction
  • Supervision: Campers are supervised by staff during camp hours
  • Nike Football Camp T-Shirt, Reversible Pinnie, Cinch Sack, Wristband, Sticker, and potentially other prizes!


  • Ratio: 1:10 staff to camper ratio

  • Groupings: Campers are initially grouped by age and moved around accordingly based on skill level.

  • Facility: Outdoor Fields. Indoor facilities are available during inclement weather conditions.


To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist.

All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!


Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.

  • Small gym bag/backpack

  • Athletic clothing: t-shirt, shorts, pants

  • Warm-up jacket

  • Two jerseys (one light/one dark)

  • Helmet

  • Shoulder pads

  • Football Cleats (NO metal-tip cleats) & sneakers

  • Athletic supporter

  • Cup

  • Mouth guard

  • Sunscreen

  • Water bottle


Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.


Nike Football Camps does not provide transportation from airports, train stations or bus depots. If you have a child flying to camp, please arrange a shuttle or taxi service.


If you have a group of campers registering for the same camp, each camper is eligible for a discount. Please have someone contact the US Sports Camps office at 1-800-645-3226 with the names of each camper in the group and we will create a unique discount code for your group. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the offer code during checkout. *Discount amount varies by program. Please call for details.


For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.


For general questions about our football camps please see our FAQ page.

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For out-of-town campers, we recommend that you reserve family lodging with a flexible cancellation policy. Below is a list of some local hotel options you can consider.

  • Residence Inn
    • Address: 26325 N Riverwoods Boulevard Mettawa, Illinois 60045
    • Phone: Contact Haley Moffat (847) 457-2962
    • Cancellation Policy: Please inquire directly with the hotel to ensure a flexible cancellation policy.
  • Hilton Garden Inn
    • Address: 26225 North Riverwoods Boulevard Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
    • Phone: Contact Haley Moffat (847) 457-2962
    • Cancellation Policy: Please inquire directly with the hotel to ensure a flexible cancellation policy.

*Please be sure to carefully review all cancellation policies before booking. US Sports Camps is not liable for any costs incurred due to late cancellations.

Lake Forest Football Highlights

  • Foresters finished the 2021 season 10-1. Making an appearance in the NCAA DIII Playoffs for the first time since 2002.

  • Coach Cat named Coach of The Year for the Midwest Conference

  • 11 players named to All-Conference Teams

Sample Daily Schedule

  • Day 1
  • 8:30am Clinic Campers Check In
  • 9:00am All Skills Camp Check In/Rules/Orientation
  • 9:30am Practice #1, Offensive Emphasis
  • 11:30am Lunch/Free Time
  • 2:00pm Practice #2, Defensive Emphasis
  • 4:30pm Campers Depart

Farwell Field

Farwell Field

Thanks to a land donation from Senator Charles B. Farwell, who also funded the College’s gymnasium 13 years earlier, Farwell Field was opened in 1903 for Lake Forest’s football and baseball teams. It has been home to Forester football ever since and was renovated prior to the 2004 season. New bleachers and a state-of-the-art press box were constructed and artificial grass was installed on the field itself. It also became the permanent home of the College’s soccer teams at that time.


  • Artificial turf installed in 2004 and resurfaced in summer 2017
  • Regulation football and soccer field
  • Press box with phone and data line accessibility
  • Bleacher seating and standing room (total capacity 2000)
  • Adjacent to Halas Hall, which includes locker rooms and meeting rooms

Camp Reviews

Overall Average Rating 5.00 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.

    June 15, 2023: My son really seemed to love the flexibility to try a new position. He also said the drills and overall experience was challenging, in a good way.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 16, 2023: Son had the opportunity to learn some new techniques, but more importantly meet new kids that play in his league

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 25, 2022: My son had a great experience and left feeling confident and excited for the upcoming football season

    — Anonymous

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    • 5/5.

    June 18, 2023: I saw my child learn fundamentals of the game and compete in fun games that improved his play

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 15, 2023: The coaches were amazing! They truly love the sport and helping the kids grow and learn

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 18, 2023: Energetic, skilled, friendly coaches.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 18, 2023: Coaching was great!

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.
    My son just having fun and learning new skills!!​

    — Anonymous

Nike Contact Football Camp Lake Forest College - Uppers Only

Luke Butts, Camp Director
Farwell Field - 250 Washington Rd
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm PST


Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.

Camp Dates & Prices

Nike Contact
Lake Forest
Nike Contact Football Camp Lake Forest College - Uppers Only
Nike Contact Football Camp Lake Forest College- Uppers Only (SOLD OUT)
Jun 10-Jun 13, 2024
Programs: General Skills
Age Group: 8 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Please review our cancellation policy thoroughly. You are required to agree with our policy before completing your registration. Please Note: Last year, this camp SOLD OUT at this location.
Day (9:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.) $575.00 USD
Availability: Wait List

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
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