Nike Boys Lacrosse Camp at St. Mary’s College of Maryland
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Come join Head Men's Lacrosse Coach Jason Childs and his staff at the Nike Boys Lacrosse Camp at St. Mary's College of Maryland this summer and take your game to the next level! St. Mary’s waterfront campus is located 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C. and 95 miles south of Baltimore on a peninsula bounded by the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay.
At the Nike Boys Lacrosse Camp, our goal is to stimulate a love for the game by immersing you in the sport and giving you the kind of focused, intensive training essential to improvement. Over the course of camp, your enthusiasm and self-confidence will grow along with your skills.
- Complete Skills Camp for Boys Ages 9-17
- 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 for outstanding play, sportsmanship and improvement
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Camp Director Jason Childs
Jason Childs became the 10th head coach in the 42-year history of the Seahawk men's lacrosse program in August 2015. Childs brought 10 years of coaching experience at the NCAA Division I and II levels before taking the reins of his first Division III team.View Jason Childs's Bio ⟩
The Baltimore native spent three seasons as head coach of the Shorter University men's lacrosse program in Rome, Georgia. Childs helped the Hawks transition from the NAIA ranks into a successful NCAA Division II program after being named the program's second head coach in July 2012.
He posted a 22-21 record at Shorter, including an 8-7 record in 2015 – the program’s first year as a full-fledged member of the NCAA – while the man-down defensive unit ranked eighth in the NCAA that same year. During his first season, Childs led the team to a 7-7 record, concluding with a five-game win streak.
He came to Shorter from Mercer University, where he spent two seasons as head coach after starting the state of Georgia’s first Division I lacrosse program in 2009. Childs became Mercer’s first head coach for men’s lacrosse in September 2009 and led Mercer onto the field of competition for the first time in the spring of 2011. Over his two seasons with Mercer, he built a reputation as a hard worker that worked to engage the community while building a successful program on the field.
Prior to Mercer, Childs started the men’s lacrosse program at Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C. He began his tenure with Presbyterian in 2006 and coached for three seasons, guiding the Blue Hose transition from NCAA Division II to NCAA Division I status.
Childs began his coaching career as an assistant coach for Division II perennial power, Limestone College, in Gaffney, S.C., where he was a part of the Saints' highly successful program. During his two seasons (2004 and 2005), Limestone went 26-2, winning the Deep South Conference title in 2004 and finishing second in the nation at the NCAA Division II Championships in 2004.
Before joining the college coaching ranks, Childs was the offensive coordinator for the lacrosse team at the Darlington School in Rome, Ga., from 2001-03. He taught American and British literature and served as a resident faculty member. Childs was an assistant basketball coach as well as a middle school football coach at Darlington, too.
He was a four-year starter and two-year team captain as an attackman and midfielder at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Childs had a stellar playing career for the Red Devils, earning the program’s Unsung Hero Award as a sophomore. He set a school and Centennial Conference record for assists in a game with 11 while also posting the second-best single-game scoring performance of 12 points (1 G, 11 A) on March 22, 2000 versus Susquehanna University.
Childs graduated Dickinson fifth in career assists (64) and sixth on the school’s all-time scoring list with 108 points (44 G, 64 A). He currently ranks ninth in assists and 16th in points in the Red Devil record books. Childs prepped at the St. Paul School for Boys in Baltimore, where he was a three-sport athlete, competing in lacrosse, soccer and basketball.
He earned a bachelor's in American studies from Dickinson in 2001.
This summer, St. Mary's College is offering one session of overnight with a commuter (Extended Day Camp 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM) option available.
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, July 22nd. 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.
A closing ceremony will take place at the field at 11:00am on Thursday, July 25th. Parents are invited to attend! Extended day campers depart from the field and overnight campers check-out from the dorm immediately following.
HOUSING & ROOMMATES
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!
- DORM: Prince George Hall
- BATHROOMS: shared
- LINENS: Not provided
- AIR CONDITIONING: Yes | Dorm has AC - No fan needed
- 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.
Extended Day Campers
On the first day of camp, all day and extended day campers should arrive at registration time dressed to play. All other days, the arrival time is 8:45 a.m. Extended day campers depart at 8:45 p.m. (lunch and dinner included). Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.
EXTENDED DAY CAMPER 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)
- 8:50 AM Extended Day Campers Arrive
- 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!
St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary’s waterfront campus is located 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C. and 95 miles south of Baltimore on a peninsula bounded by the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
July 23, 2018: My son came home raving about the experience - he was challenged, he learned a lot, he got to play against bigger kids, they played through the rain (which he liked!)... and even the food was good! Quite a compliment as he's a snob about food.
— Anna L. Parent
Super nice and helpful!
July 27, 2017: All of the coaches were informative, nice, and super-helpful. My son gained a massive amount of confidence and courage on/off the field and learned so much more about the sport he loves to play.
— James D. Parent
These coaches did a great job!
July 27, 2017: Coach Childs and his other coaches were fantastic with all age groups but especially with the High Schoolers. Its hard to keep them going for 12 hrs. These guys seemed to keep them focused and rolling all day. My guys enjoyed every aspect of the camp and my guys have done the circuit of camps out there. Positive reinforcement from all the coaches really goes a long way with this age group. These coaches did a great job! The younger of the two will return next year. He was disappointed there wasn't another week.
— Sean O. Parent
Definitely go again!
July 27, 2017: I understand this was the first year for this camp was held at St Mary's college. The campus is very nice.....beautiful setting. I think it went very well. All the boys looked happy. I even over heard one ask his father if he could come back next year. My son ...who is 15 said he would definitely go again. Coach Jason Childs was a great host.
— Tim M. Parent
Enjoyed it all!
July 27, 2017: My son enjoyed every aspect of camp. He said he learned a lot of new skills and was given instruction on how to improve the skills he already had. He said his favorite part was playing games in the evening because he was able to use what he had learned during the skills sessions earlier in the day.
— Michelle B. Parent
Great learning experience!
July 27, 2017: Great learning experience. My son says that he was introduced to a number of skills and got to practice them a lot during camp.
— Todd G. Parent
July 27, 2017: Both my boys loved the non-stop activities that centered around lacrosse. They both have played this sport a long time and were impressed with new and creative drills.
— Jan L. Parent