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Come join longtime Nike Camp Director, Bo McDougall, and get better this summer at the Nike Lacrosse Camp at Vermont State University! The quintessential New England village is within a short drive to cities such as Burlington to the north, Rutland to the east, Albany to the west, and Boston to the south.

The 165-acre campus is nestled in Vermont’s scenic Lakes Region between the state’s majestic Green Mountains and the Adirondacks of New York. Instruction each day will take place at Castleton's Spartan Stadium. The multi-use artificial turf facility opened in the fall of 2009 and is one of the finest in New England. It's going to be a great camp!

Highlights Include
  • High School and Youth Skills Camp for Boys Ages 9-17
  • 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 Coaches

  • Bo Mcdougall Csc

    Camp Director Bo McDougall

    After 12 seasons at the helm of the men's lacrosse program (2010 to 2023), Bo McDougall is stepping down to pursue a new role as the Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement for the university. McDougall won 93 games over his Castleton coaching career. His seven seasons of 10 or more wins make him the winningest coach in Castleton lacrosse's storied history. He patrolled the sidelines for two North Atlantic Conference Championships—2012 and 2014—and was named NAC Coach of the Year three times: 2012, 2013 and 2018.

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Camp Details


You can expect a high demand for these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early. This summer, Vermont State is offering one session of overnight with a commuter (Extended Day Camp 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM) option available.

  • Dates: July 23-26
  • Age Group: 9-17
  • Gender: Boys
  • Camp Type: Overnight, Extended Day (commuter)
  • Check-In: Check-in takes place on Sunday between 2:30-3:30pm at Hoff Hall. There will be a camp orientation meeting at 3:30pm and parents are welcome to join their campers for this meeting.
  • Check-out: Check-out takes place from 12:00pm-1:00pm at Hoff Hall after a brief closing ceremony.
  • Extended Day Schedule: SUN 2PM-9PM MON 9PM-9PM, TUE 9AM-9PM, WED 9AM-12PM **Times subject to change
  • Meals: All meals are provided for Overnight campers. Lunch and dinner are provided for all Extended Day (commuter) campers.
  • Program: The Advanced Skills/Complete Skills Camp is designed for high school/youth players (ages 10-16), and focuses on stick skills, position play, team concepts, and an overall intense level of competition.

Vermont State University
360 South St
Castleton, VT 05735


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  • Dorm: Hoff Hall
  • Number of Campers Per Room: 2 per room
  • Roommates: Rooms are assigned by age & roommate requests. Roommate requests must be mutual and received no later than 14 days before the start of camp. 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!
  • Bathrooms: Shared
  • Linens: Not included. Bring linens or a sleeping bag, a pillow, a pillowcase, and a towel.
  • Air Conditioning: YES - Dorm has A/C

The staff reside 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.

  • Instruction: Morning, afternoon, and evening training sessions
  • Overnight campers: Dormitory housing on campus and all meals are provided.
  • Extended Day campers: Lunch and dinner are provided.
  • Supervision: Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.
  • Reversible Jersey & Prizes: Campers at multi-day camps will receive a Nike Lacrosse Camps Reversible Jersey and prizes.
  • Ratio: 1:10 staff-to-camper ratio
  • Groupings: Campers are grouped by age, ability, and experience.
  • Equipment Needed: Please bring your helmet, mouthpiece, cleats, lacrosse stick, gloves, and pads.
  • Facility: Castleton Athletic Fields
  • Medical Protocol: 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

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.

Checklist of things to bring:

  • T-shirts
  • Shorts
  • Cleats
  • Athletic Socks
  • Helmet & Mouthpiece
  • Lacrosse Stick(s), Gloves, Pads
  • Goalies Must Have Full Protective Equipment
  • Comfortable Off-Field Clothes
  • Toiletries & Personal Items
  • Water Bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Turf Shoes or Running Shoes for
  • Alarm Clock
  • Extra Towels
  • Non-Perishable Snack Foods
  • Spending money (approx. $50)
  • Pillow & Pillowcase
  • Twin XL Sheets/Blanket or Sleeping Bag
  • No Fan Needed – Dorms Are Air Conditioned
  • Signed Heath & Release forms and waivers (forms completed online do not need to be printed and turned in at camp)

Checklist of Things to Bring: We recommend that all Extended Day Campers bring a daily pack with the following items: Along with your lacrosse equipment, we recommend that you bring a day pack with the following items: water bottle, weather-appropriate clothing, cleats, and walking shoes.

Camp Schedule & Meals:

  • Sunday: Extended Day Campers should arrive dressed and ready to play. You will be assigned a counselor and given a complete schedule of all events during the week. Day Campers stay until 8:30pm. Dinner is provided.
  • Monday-Tuesday: Extended Day Camper Hours – 9:00am-9:00pm. Lunch and dinner is provided.
  • Wednesday: Extended Day Camper Hours - 9:00am-12:00pm. Check-out is immediately after the camp concludes at 12:00pm. Departure time may change depending on the event.

Transportation is not provided. Campers are responsible for getting to and from camp on their own. There is no supervision before or after camp hours so please make arrangements to pick up your child on time.


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


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

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Discounts Available

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
  • 5:30 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!

Castleton University Campus Field Facility Nike Lacrosse Camp

Vermont State University

The 165-acre Castleton campus in southwestern Vermont is nestled within a village full of New England character in the heart of the Green Mountains. On campus, the Woodruff Bells ring out the Castleton Anthem each day at noon, and our open-air pavilion hosts homecoming activities in the autumn and an annual concert series in summer.

Camp Reviews

Overall Average Rating 4.92 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    He really enjoyed interacting with coaches and college players.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.
    All of the coaches were absolutely phenomenal

    July 23, 2021: The camp exceeded my expectations. All of the coaches were absolutely phenomenal. The head coach legitimately cared about his players regardless of age. He knew each one individually. The program was well organized and was able to exceeds my sons skill level.

    — Tyler R., Parent

    • 5/5.
    he will definitely be doing this again

    July 30, 2021: My son had a great time at camp and made lots of new friends. He improved his skills and made great memories. Hopefully camp will be closer to home next year so he can make local friends but he will definitely be doing this again. The camp was great and well structured. He enjoyed himself. He did have a hard time with the bed, bathrooms, and food at the facility.

    — Jaclynn R., Parent

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    • 5/5.
    He built so much confidence

    August 3, 2021: He built so much confidence with his gameplay and it was noticeable at his subsequent summer league games.

    — Katherine D., Parent

    • 5/5.
    Overall a Great Camp!

    July 30, 2019: From the moment we arrived, we were greeted by the Camp Director who was extremely friendly and welcoming! This was my son's first overnight camp, so we didn't know what to expect. He messaged us the 2nd evening to tell us how much fun he was having, and how much he was learning from different coaches. Everything was organized, scheduled out, and they played and practiced a ton of lacrosse. Having players from different regions allowed him to learn different styles and gain experiences he would not have had at a local camp.

    — John W. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Great Experience!

    July 29, 2018: The whole experience was great. My son was able to improve his skills in a positive environment. Playing with younger and older children was also a very positive aspect of this camp to learn about sportsmanship.

    — Mark R. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Thanks for an amazing week!​

    July 24, 2017: This was my son's first sleep away lacrosse camp and we (his parents) were a bit nervous about it for a few reasons: 1) he needs to take medication for epilepsy 2) we are concerned a bit about the 'lax bro' attitude that can be prevalent in a lacrosse setting. We were absolutely thrilled with the result of the camp. The trainer was amazing and gave us her cell number so we could check in regarding medications. We really felt like she was on top of things and that she really cared about the health of the campers. The week was hot and she was out there making sure everyone was hydrated and healthy. The coaching staff was also amazing. My son is a man of few words and couldn't stop talking about this camp for days! We will definitely send him back next year and I'm sure he will learn a lot in the next group up. Thanks for an amazing week!

    — Nora L. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Home run!

    July 21, 2017: Camp was beyond a home run for my son. He was the youngest camper at the camp and the staff was great in their knowledge of the game as well as dealing with youth players. The awards at the end of camp were awesome. I was also very happy with the trainer onsite, Ellie and her expertise in dealing with the athletes. Overall the experience of a young player on a collegiate field is something great.

    — Melissa C. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Beautiful location and facility​!

    July 20, 2017: Practices were tough but fun, game practices were really fun. Beautiful location and facility.

    — Calvin P. Camper

    • 5/5.

    July 27, 2016: This Castleton camp was one of the best weekends I've had. Made many new friends and learned to love the game of lacrosse even more. I already plan on telling my school teammates about this camp and how much fun it was. Thanks for the great camp!

    — Axel V. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Can't wait to go back!

    July 22, 2015: My son was fortunate to take part in Castleton State College's first year hosting a Nike Lacrosse camp this August. From the moment of check-in, we experienced the organization, planning and professionalism that went in to putting together this fantastic camp. The coaching was terrific, enthusiastic, and supportive. My son's only complaint was that it ended too soon! We'll definitely be signing up again next year.

    — Steve A. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Great camp!

    July 21, 2015: Great coaches. Great facilities. Great kids.

    — Stacey V. Parent

    • 5/5.

    July 21, 2015: The kids have fun and play lots of lacrosse. Coach Bo McDougall was terrific!

    — James E. Parent

Nike Boys Lacrosse Camp at Vermont State University

Bo McDougall, Camp Director
Vermont State University
Castleton, Vermont 05735
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.

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