Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp at Saint Vincent College
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Our 16th year at Saint Vincent! For the last 15 years, our Nike Lacrosse Camp has attracted players throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Ideally located just 35 miles from Pittsburgh, Saint Vincent College sits on a 200-acre picturesque campus in Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania.
The Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp at Saint Vincent College is the ideal location for all regional players in the area. Youth and High School lacrosse players will have an opportunity to learn from some of the finest coaches in the sport today.
- Complete Skills Camp for Girls Ages 10-18
- Superior instruction from College Coaches
- 8:1 camper to instructor on field ratio
- Daily emphasis on fundamentals, position training, drills and scrimmages
- Team discounts available
- Special goalie instruction and discounts available
- Reversible mesh Nike practice jersey
- Nike and STX Prizes
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Camp Director Jen Perestock
Directing camp this summer at Saint Vincent College is Jen Perestock. Jen was a four year starter and team captain for the Bearcats from 2001-2005. Jen currently is the director of True PA Girls Lacrosse and the Head Coach at Shaler Area High School.View Jen Perestock's Bio ⟩Coach
Assistant Athletic Director
- Director True Pittsburgh Girls Lacrosse (2011-present)
- Co-Director True Lacrosse Girls National Team
- 2016 WPIAL Division II Coach of the Year
- Coach, Oklahoma State University Women's Lacrosse team (2017)
- Head Coach of Shaler Area Titans (2009-present)
- 2013, 2014, and 2015 WPIAL Div 2 Champs - Shaler Titans
Saint Vincent College-D2 (2001-2005)
- Saint Vincent College (2005-2013) Nike Lacrosse Camp Coach
- Saint Vincent College (2007-2008) Assistant Coach
- Greater Latrobe School District (2006-2008) Assistant Coach
- Greater Latrobe Parks and Recreation (2005-2008) Director of Lacrosse Clinics
- 4 year starter and captain
- Draw Specialist - holds single season draw record at Saint Vincent College (2005-present)
- MVP 2002, 2003, 2005, MIP 2002
- Dedication Spirit Respect Player Award 2005
- Albert DeLuca Award for Best Student Athlete 2005
- North-South All Star Tournament Team 2005
- Currently holding school record for draw controls
- Hampton High School (1999-2001) player on first girls lacrosse team, MVP awards
Staff Saint Vincent Staff
DI: Katrina Martinelli-Wagner College Sam Struss-Gardner Web University DII: Caitlin Formato-Edinbor University Sarah Lankton-Lindenburg University DIII: Maura Conant- FranciscanView Saint Vincent Staff's Bio ⟩DI:Katrina Martinelli-Wagner CollegeSam Struss-Gardner Web UniversityDII:Caitlin Formato-Edinbor UniversitySarah Lankton-Lindenburg University
DIII:Maura Conant- Franciscan UniversityJym Walters-Saint Vincent College
This summer, Saint Vincent is offering one session of overnight with a commuter (Extended Day Camp 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM) option available.
OVERNIGHT CAMP AMENITIES
• 4 nights lodging • All meals
• Reversible Nike practice jersey
EXTENDED DAY CAMP AMENITIES
• Lunch & dinner
• Reversible Nike practice jersey
• Camp hours: SUN 1:00PM-9:00PM, MON-WED 8:45AM-9:00PM, THURS 8:45AM-12:30PM
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.
All campers check-in at SAINT BENEDICT HALL on Sunday, July 15th (No lunch on first day)
- Overnight Campers – between 12:00-2:00pm
- Extended Day Campers – between 1:00-2:00pm
The last session will take place Thursday morning, July 19th. Exact time and location of the camp closing ceremony will be confirmed by the camp director on the first day of camp. Overnight campers check-out from the dorms between 12:30-2:00pm.
Housing & Roommates
Campers stay 2-per room and are assigned by age and roommate requests. If you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please do so no later than 10 days before the start of camp. 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.
- Dorm: Saint Benedict Hall
- Bathrooms: shared
- Linens: Not provided
- Air Conditioning: Yes - DORM IS AIR-CONDITIONED
- Suggested spending money: $40
- Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times
The staff live in the dormitories with the campers and participate in all activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.
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.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30 AM Breakfast (Overnighters)
- 8:45 AM Extended Day Campers arrive
- 9:00 AM Instructional Session I (Skill development stations & Goal Keeping instruction)
- 11:30 AM Lunch
- 12:30 PM Rest/Swim or Individual instruction on field with coach
- 2:00 PM Instructional Session II (Skills development stations, Goal Keeping instruction & Live game situations)
- 5:00 PM Dinner
- 6:00 PM Free time
- 7:00 PM Session III - Competitive Lacrosse practice/games
- 9:00 PM Extended Day Campers depart
- 9:00 PM Camp Store Open
- 10:15 PM Overnight campers to rooms
- 11:00 PM Lights out!
Saint Vincent College
Located in the foothills of the Laurel Mountains in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, Saint Vincent is the summer home of the Pittsburgh Steelers, hosting the team's annual preseason camp for more than 40 years.
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Really fun and helpful!
July 19, 2017: My experience was really fun and helpful. I learned many new things that i have applied to my playing skills. This camp gave me a different way to look at the game and see more and new opportunities to try new and effective things.
— Alyssa V. Camper
Looking forward to next year!
July 14, 2017: My daughter's loved it, came home with big smiles and more confidence in their lacrosse playing abilities. Their improved skills showed in the scrimmage they played in the day they got home! They also made a ton of new friends, and are already looking forward to next year!
— Katie O. Parent
July 14, 2017: My friends and I loved this camp! We would definitely come back not just for the Lacrosse feedback, but for the great accommodations also. The staff was fantastic and we had lots of fun playing Lacrosse and making new friends!
— Clara S. Camper
High level coaching!
July 13, 2017: My Daughter enjoyed the high level coaching and the variety of drills, scrimmages and games offered... The friends she made there stand out as the best part!
— Clara S. Parent
Thoroughly enjoyed it!
July 13, 2017: This was my daughter's first camp experience. She thoroughly enjoyed it and is definitely interested in participating next year. Thank you for providing such a well-organized and fun camp experience!
— Tim R. Parent
Loved the structure!
July 13, 2017: I loved how the first two sessions were divided up into stations and how we were grouped so that we grew into better athletes together. I also liked how we had access to the coaches after sessions if we felt we would like to improve a special skill.
— Ava W. Camper
I loved this camp!
July 23, 2016: I loved this camp! the coaches were really nice and had a lot to offer. Working with college coaches and students made the training very well rounded and easy to follow. The food was excellent and the dorms was great!
— Lizzy G. Camper
We will see you next year!
July 21, 2016: This was an awesome experience for my daughter to meet other players from different schools. The coaches were excellent and taught lots of new skills. Beautiful setting. You have to try it to see just how great it is! We will see you next year!
— Susanna C. Parent
Can't wait to return!
July 20, 2016: This was my first time at an overnight camp and I was a little scared to go because I didnt know anyone but I quickly relaxed and made many friends. the coaches were friendly and always willing to help and give excellent feedback. I loved living in the dorms and meeting lacrosse players from all over the country. The food was great and the field was nice. Can't wait to return.
— Victoria F. Camper
July 29, 2015: Our daughters have been attending the camp at St. Vincent from the time they were old enough until they gradauted from high school. Our youngest has 4 years left and is already looking forward to meeting up with her friends from around the country each of the remaining summers. Our daughters have gained skill and confidence with each camp and have been starting players on their middle and high school teams. Our eldest is now playing in college. We cannot praise the camp, the staff, and the coaches enough. It has been a wonderful experience for all of us.
— Erin B. Parent
Great ratio of campers to coaches.
July 26, 2015: Jen Perestock was great and had such a positive interaction with the girls. My daughter had a great time and learned so much. I especially appreciated that the number of campers was kept to a manageable size, so it allowed for a great ratio of coaches to campers. It was a great experience for her and she will definitely attend camp again.
— Molly D. Parent
July 25, 2015: The St. Vincent Nike Lacrosse Camp was an amazing experience! It helped me with skills and my confidence level has sky-rocketed. I would recommend this camp to anyone, whether they are beginners or experienced players!
— Brenna G. Camper
Great quality camp.
July 24, 2015: This was out first time ever doing anything like this. My 14 year old and her friend had a wonderful time, learned tons and are planning for next year already. The coaches were excellent, the schedule was well thought and the food was great. Thanks so much for a great first time lacrosse came experience for my daughter and her friend. WILL definitely do again next year.
— Carter J. Parent
July 22, 2015: This camp was one of the best experiences for my daughter and really introduced her into the sport. She now is set on continuing with the sport and enjoys playing lacrosse with her friends every day!
— Taylor S. Parent
July 21, 2015: Nike Lacrosse Camp is an awesome camp! I couldn't wait to be old enough to go. This was my second summer at Nike Camp. I've told so many people about how great this camp is and they all went with me this summer. They loved it just as much as I do. I can't wait for next summer to get here!
— Katelyn E. Camper
July 21, 2015: I wanted to thank you for a wonderful camp experience! Your camp really helped me to improve my leadership skills, endurance and my accuracy on all my fundamentals. In fact it helped me so much that my coach made me captain of my team! Also because of my new and improved fundamental skills I have made accurate passes, ground balls and shots. I have scored 24 goals this season! My dad said, “I went into camp a sissy and came out a lacrosse animal". I don't know how true that is, but I wanted to send you this email to thank you for a wonderful camp experience last year and let you know how excited I am for this summer’s camp!
— Alexis P. Camper
Become a better player.
July 20, 2015: I believe that this camp is the best skills camp for female lacrosse players in the nation. The players and coaches that worked at the camp made sure that every player received individual instruction no matter their age or experience level. I was able to work on my weaknesses with the assistance of the staff and I feel confident that I am a better player after going to the camp.
— Skylar M. Camper
I scored my first goal here!
July 30, 2014: This camp taught me so much! I've never played offense before coming to camp, and I scored my first goal here! I highly recommend this camp for anyone who wants to improve on their lax skills.
— Abbi D. Camper
best week of my life!
July 28, 2014: It was one of the best weeks of my life, I had fun every minute and didn't want to leave at all. I made so many friends and learned so many helpful things. It was nice meeting coaches from different colleges also.
— Hannah C. Camper
July 27, 2014: Jen and her staff are outstanding! I hope girls lacrosse continues to grow in Western PA! Thanks
— Brooke E. Parent