Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp at The Pennington School
NEW CAMP LOCATION IN NEW JERSEY!
US Sports Camps is excited to offer the 2019 New Jersey Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp at The Pennington School. Located only 8 miles from Princeton, The Pennington School is an excellent collegiate preparatory school with outstanding athletic facilities. Campers reside in comfortable air-conditioned dorms on the beautiful Pennington campus and practice on fields located within walking distance.
At Nike Lacrosse Camps we are committed to helping each camper become a better lacrosse player, and we hope all our participants leave camp having established new friendships and more passion for the game. Over the course of camp, your enthusiasm and self-confidence will grow along with your skills.
- Complete Skills Camp for Girls Ages 10-16
- 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
- Every camper receives a reversible Nike practice jersey
- Nike and STX Prizes for outstanding play, sportsmanship and improvement
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Camp Director Rachel Perla
Rachel Perla is an assistant women's lacrosse coach at the University of Scranton.View Rachel Perla's Bio ⟩
Perla replaces Noelle Brouillard, who spent the last two seasons as the women's lacrosse assistant coach. Brouillard left the program in June to accept the head coaching position at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington.
Perla joins the Scranton women's lacrosse coaching staff fresh off a playing career at St. Bonaventure University.
In her three year career, Perla scored 53 goals and added 19 assists (a 72 point total) as an attacker/midfielder. Overall, she started 46 of the 50 games she played in as a member of the Bonnies, and served as team captain this past season.
Off the field, Perla was named to St. Bonaventure's Dean's List from 2015 through 2017, and also served as an intern for the women's lacrosse program in the Fall of 2015.
A native of Liverpool, New York, Perla served as a Youth Lacrosse League head coach in her hometown since May of 2016, and as a Recreation Coordinator for the Onondaga County Parks System. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Sports Studies from St. Bonaventure this past May.
This summer, The Pennington School is offering one week of overnight and extended day camp (9:00am-9:00pm) for ages 10-16. At the Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp, our goal is to bring out the very best in every player we coach. To achieve this goal Rachel Perla and her staff will focus on providing a better understanding of the game of lacrosse in a fun and exciting manner. All skills and drills will be age appropriate and will help foster the fundamentals and demands of the sport in a positive way. Skills emphasized will include: stick work, shooting fundamentals, agility and fitness training, communication activities, multiple player concepts, game situations and team building.
OVERNIGHT CAMP AMENITIES
• 3 nights lodging • All meals
• Reversible Nike practice jersey
EXTENDED DAY CAMP AMENITIES
• Lunch & dinner
• Reversible Nike practice jersey
• Camp hours: MON 2PM-9PM, TUE-WED 9AM-9PM, THURS 9AM-12 NOON
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.
Check-in takes place between 1:00-2:00pm on Monday, August 5th. There will be a camp orientation meeting at 2:00pm and parents are welcome to join their campers for this meeting. A detailed schedule for the week will be provided at that time.
There will be a closing ceremony at the field on Thursday, July 8th at 11:30am. Overnight campers check-out from the dorm immediately following.
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.
ROOMMATES & DORM
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!
LINENS: Not provided
AIR CONDITIONING: TBD
SUGGESTED SPENDING MONEY: $40
MEDICAL FACILITY: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times
All meals are included for overnight campers. Lunch and dinner is included for Extended Day Campers. Meals start with dinner on the first day and end with breakfast on the last day.
Extended Day Campers
On the first day of camp, extended day campers should arrive at the check-in time dressed to play. All other days, the arrival time is 8:45am. Extended day campers depart at 9:00pm (lunch and dinner included). Drop off and pick up locations will be provided at check-in.
DAILY SCHEDULE: MON 2PM-9PM, TUE-WED 9AM-9PM, THURS 9AM-12 NOON
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)
- 9:00 am Stretching and Conditioning
- 9:30 am Line Drills and Stations
- 10:30 am Position Work
- Noon Lunch and rest
- 1:30 pm 1v1, 2v2, and fastbreaks
- 3:00 pm Drill stations and scrimmaging
- 5:00 pm Dinner and supervised free time
- 6:30 pm Back to field for games
- 9:00 pm Extended Day Campers depart
- 10:00 pm Overnight Campers to rooms; Lights out!
The Pennington School
Located just 40 miles from Philadelphia and 60 from NYC, Pennington is centrally located with easy access for our campers coming from across the Northeast. Campers will train each day at the Tom Liwosz Turf Field.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
August 3, 2018: My daughter had a great time! She met new friends, had great coaches, learned new moves and improved her skills in lacrosse. She also learned to be more independent and try new things.
— Kate L., Parent
We'll be back next year!
August 12, 2017: My daughter loved her coaches and all the fun games and drills provided. She said the competition between the teams was really fun. With 14 girls from our Clearview team attending it was a great bonding experience for them! Erin has not put her stick down since the camp, it definitely instilled a stronger love for the sport! Thank you and we'll be back next year!
— Carol B. Parent
Lots of fun!
August 12, 2017: I enjoyed everything about this camp! While you still had freedom, there were also certain rules which you were expected to live by which I very much expected. Camp staff was very friendly and thought me a lot. Overall a very organized set up and lots of fun!
— Avery T. Camper
Really enjoyed it!
August 10, 2017: I enjoyed the leadership skills we worked on and I feel more prepared to help my teammates if they need it. The stations were my favorite part of the day. The defense skills we learned I will definitely apply to games.
— Jessa S. Camper
Loved the coaches!
August 21, 2016: Loved the coaches and how they worked with the girls. My daughter camp home with new friends and new skills! She is excited to take all she learned back to her club team!
— Tom R. Parent
August 21, 2016: The skills, the personnel, and the venue is top notch. My daughter learned a lot.The coaches provided excellent safety and made parents feel good about leaving their campers for the week. Thank you for such a great week Nike!
— Joanna B. Parent
The best experience!
July 22, 2015: The Nike Girl’s Lacrosse Camp was THE BEST EXPERIENCE my daughter had this summer. The directors and coaches are the most terrific motivators! My daughter loved the housing and fellowship. She had so much fun. We would do it again in a heartbeat and plan to recommend this camp to everyone we know.
— Julia M. Parent
July 20, 2015: Coach Lisa Ewanchyna 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.
— Madeline V. Parent
Thanks so much!
July 20, 2015: August I really enjoyed my experience at camp. I made friends and was able to demonstrate my skills at a competitive level. I learned better throwing and shooting techniques that will help me as an attacker. I thank the counselors at The Lawrenceville School for their time and support.
— Wendy N. Camper
July 19, 2015: I have been coming to the Nike Girls Lacrosse Camps in New Jersey for years because of the fun atmosphere and great instruction. This year was no different. Excellent camp.
— Gianna M. Camper
Take your game to the next level!
July 18, 2015: The staff is fantastic! They assess the players and align by skill level. This allowed for appropriate instruction level. They will then train and teach you to find the next level to your game and they make it fun.
— Ashley B. Parent
It's a blast!
July 17, 2015: The camp is a great learning experience and focuses on teaching fundamentals as well as teaching you to become a better player. The campers and staff are great and care for the campers as if they are their own daughter. It's a blast!
— Emily L. Camper