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A CAMP BUILT FOR THE BEST
STUDENT ATHLETES IN THE COUNTRY

US Sports Camps, Inc. has partnered with the coaches from Harvard University, Stanford University and the University of North Carolina in offering the Nike "Top of the Class" Lacrosse Camps. The program is hosted at Lawrence Academy, located 31 miles northwest of Boston in Groton, MA.

TOP OF THE CLASS SHOWCASE 

  • 9th Annual showcase for the premier high school player
  • The staff at Top of the Class is made up of terrific coaches from great academic institutions. 
  • Top of the Class is a great opportunity to work with top lacrosse coaches from some of the finest universities and colleges in the country.

This showcase camp differs from most in that each camper will receive individual instruction from each college coach in small station groups during camp. The showcase program focuses on advanced skills, position play, team concepts and an overall intense level of competition. Night games will be coached by the college coaches where you will get the opportunity to work with them in a competitive team atmosphere. The camp is open to any and all entrants.

The Top of the Class camp at Lawrence Academy must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the local board of health. Families have the right to request copies of the camp’s policies on background checks, health care and discipline policies as well as procedures for filing grievances.

Highlights Include
  • Showcase Camp Restricted to 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022s
  • Superior instruction from NCAA College Coaches and Former Players
  • 10:1 camper to instructor on field ratio and 24 hour supervision
  • Special goalie instruction
  • Every camper receives a reversible Nike practice jersey
  • Nike and STX Prizes for outstanding play, sportsmanship and improvement
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Camp Coaches

  • Lisa Miller Harvard

    Camp Director Lisa Miller

    Head Women's Lacrosse Coach, Harvard University.

    View Lisa Miller's Bio
  • Phil Barnes

    Camp Director Phil Barnes

    Assistant Women's Lacrosse Coach, University of North Carolina. 

    View Phil Barnes's Bio
  • Amy Bokker Stanford Lax

    Camp Director Amy Bokker

    Amy Bokker is Stanford’s Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach and Assistant Coach for the US Elite National Team.

    View Amy Bokker's Bio
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    Staff Schools in attendance

    Schools in attendance in 2018.

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Camp Details

This summer, Top of Class is offering two sessions of overnight and extended day camp (9:00am-9:00pm) on July 16-18 (Restricted to 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022s). Before each session, campers are asked to submit a one page bio, that will then be compiled in a booklet and distributed to every coach at camp (more info to come in the Spring regarding player bios). 

OVERNIGHT CAMP AMENITIES

• Lodging on campus • All meals
• Night games coached by the college coaches
• Reversible Nike practice jersey

EXTENDED DAY CAMP AMENITIES

• Lunch & dinner
• Night games coached by the college coaches
• Reversible Nike practice jersey

CANCELLATION POLICY

Our standard cancellation policy applies to this camp BEFORE July 1st, 2018. Due to the nature and demand of this camp, no camp vouchers will be issued after July 1st, 2018. If you have to cancel for any reason, please notify our office well in advance. Thank you!

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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. All health and release forms will be collected on the first day of camp.

CHECK-IN MONDAY, JULY 16TH
Check-in takes place between 11:00-1:00pm in the Field House Lobby. For Extended Day Campers (Commuter Campers) dinner will be provided and pick up takes place at the Field House at 9:00pm. 2 field sessions on Monday: 1:30-4pm, 6-8pm (dinner only).

TUESDAY, JULY 17TH
3 field sessions: 9-11:30am, 1:30-4pm, 6-8pm (all meals provided to overnighters, extended day campers receive lunch and dinner).  Extended Day Campers should be dropped off at the lacrosse field at 8:45am sharp. Pick up for Extended Day Campers is approx. 9:00pm at the fields, except for the last day.

CHECK-OUT WEDNESDAY, JULY 18TH
The last session of camp will be from 9:00-11:00am. Check-out takes place at 12:00pm (breakfast only for overnight campers, no other meals provided on last day).

HOUSING & ROOMMATES

Campers stay in double, triple, and quad rooms within the various oncampus dormitories. Roommates are assigned by age and roommate requests. Please note: Due to the number of campers and unique housing set up at Lawrence Academy, roommate requests cannot be guaranteed! 
 
SUPERVISION
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.

  • BATHROOMS: shared
  • LINENS: Not provided
  • AIR CONDITIONING:  No - Please bring a portable fan - Dorm does not have AC
  • SUGGESTED SPENDING MONEY: $40
  • MEDICAL FACILITY: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times

NOTE: LINENS ARE NOT PROVIDED. Overnight campers must bring Pillow, Pillowcase, Twin Sheets and Blanket or a Sleeping Bag. We also recommend you bring a Portable Fan (Dorm does not have AC).

CAMPERS FLYING TO CAMP

TRANSPORTATION IS NOT PROVIDED BY THE CAMP TO OR FROM ANY AIRPORTS. If your camper is flying to or from the Boston Logan Airport we recommend visiting http://www.gobostonshuttle.com/.

Special Goalie Instruction

Goalies will be given training involving development of their individual technique as well as instruction in game like situations. In addition to focusing on individual instruction, each goalie will participate in shooting drills as well as drills designed to include the goalies as an integral part of a team defense.

Lawrence Academy Groton Ma Facility

Lawrence Academy 

Lawrence Academy is seated upon 100 acres of rolling countryside, in Groton, Massachusetts, 31 miles northwest of Boston, eight miles south of New Hampshire. Architecturally, Lawrence's campus features a mix of historic Federalist-Era houses and Neo-Georgian academic buildings. From Lawrence's central quadrangle, one can see the outline of Mount Wachusett to the west, the pastures of Gibbet Hill Farm, (the site of colonial gallows and The Castle), to the north, and the fairways of the Groton Country Club to the east.

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Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 4.89 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    Had a great time!

    July 19, 2017: As one of the youngest campers, my daughter loved being able to play at a higher level. She loved the coaches and just had a great time! She looks forward to coming back next year!

    — Molly G. Parent

    • 4/5.
    Really enjoyed working with all of the coaches!

    July 18, 2017: My daughter felt that she learned a lot and really enjoyed working with all of the coaches. She was happy it was more focused on learning than a showcase; she also had Noelle from UMass as a coach which really made a huge impact on her. From her positive attitude and spirit, to telling the girls her story about how she wants to continue to play lax next year, my daughter was very inspired by her. It is a perfect example of why she loves lacrosse.

    — Charlotte Y. Parent

    • 5/5.
    We will back next summer!!​

    July 14, 2017: Great instruction and drills from great coaches (and current college players) at top notch colleges and universities! The player to coach ratio was awesome. We participate in a lot of the summer lacrosse circuit camps and this was by far my daughters favorite event. We will back next summer!!

    — Sue C. Parent

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    • 5/5.
    Quality experience!

    July 14, 2017: Loved this camp. Quality coaches, high quality play and friendly players. Excellent recruiting exposure and girls played games unselfishly which is often not the case at showcases or in front if recruiters.

    — Ciera L. Camper

    • 5/5.
    My daughter loved this camp!

    July 14, 2017: My daughter loved this camp! She thought the counselors and everyone involved with the camp were wonderful!

    — Isabel K. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Loved every coach!

    July 29, 2016: My daughter has been playing select lacrosse for three years and this is the best camp/training she has experienced thus far. She appreciated the detailed instruction and break down in all the various aspects of lacrosse such as how to properly check, how to aggressively cover your opponent, face-offs, etc. She appreciated how the drills moved quickly and efficiently without waiting in long lines for your turn. She loved that she was always moving. She immediately noticed how amazing the coaches were in their ability to play and teach lacrosse. She loved every coach she was with all week!! She can't wait for next year!

    — Karen C. Parent

    • 5/5.
    I fully recommend going!

    July 27, 2016: I fully recommend going to the top of the class camp next year because you are exposed to a lot of different coaching styles. Also you learn a lot from doing both clinics and games in each day. They prepare you for dealing with the recruiting process, by bringing in someone with recruitment experience to speak to us. Another thing that I liked about this camp is that the skill level was so high which challenged me as a player. The last thing that I liked was that I met so many new girls from around the country, and who were so nice. These are some reasons why you should go to the Nike lacrosse camp. Sincerely, A Camper

    — Tabitha A. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Supervised and safe!

    July 14, 2016: My daughter attended the  Nike Lacrosse Camp the past two summers. The program is very organized with excellent instruction. The venue for which it was held was supervised and safe. Parent of (happy) Camper

    — Sandy P. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Highlight of Summer

    July 31, 2015: This was my daughter's second time attending camp and is the highlight of her summer.  There is a lot of opportunity to play in front of college coaches. Also, the coaching staff does a great job to provide insight into the level of play expected at the collegiate level. you cannot miss this opportunity! 

    — Nina T. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Highlight of the summer.

    July 29, 2015: I came all the way from the UK for this camp and it had to be one of the best experiences. The coaching was excellent, but most of all I enjoyed making a lot of new friends. It was terrific. I aim to return.

    — Rose B. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Excellent instruction.

    July 16, 2015: I know I want to play lacrosse in college, and this program gave me a chance to work with a variety of college coaches, as well as a chance to improve my skills and learn what I need to work towards. The coaches motivated me to play hard and study hard so I can reach my dreams.

    — Michelle T. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Learned a lot.

    July 15, 2015: The Top of the Class camp at the Governor's Academy had great directors and coaches and a high level of competition that enabled the girls attending the camp to learn and compete on a top level.

    — Paula C. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Highly recommend!

    July 15, 2015: This camp is really fun and challenging. You are provided many chances to learn skills as well as display your own. The coaches and counselors are helpful and very approachable for any questions you have. I would recommend this camp to anybody who is interested in competitive lacrosse.

    — Joanna M. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Achieve your goals!

    July 12, 2015: I would recommend the Nike Lacrosse Camp at Governor's Academy to any athlete focused on setting and achieving their academic and athletic goals. The facilities are first class and coach/player ratio provides the camper with great individual instruction with an emphasis on team play.

    — Hayley W. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Thanks!

    August 1, 2014: I would recommend this camp to anyone who loves lacrosse and is interested in playing lacrosse in college! The coaches are fantastic and the drills always keep you busy. You get a lot of playing time, and it is a great opportunity to play in front of college coaches and the experience was awesome!

    — Sam P. Camper

    • 5/5.
    The instruction is excellent!

    July 30, 2014: You get a lot out of it. You meet so many new people with the same passion for lacrosse as you. The instruction you get is excellent. You really get to interact with all the coaches, and overall it's just a lot of fun!

    — Moinca C. Camper

    • 5/5.
    fantastic experience!

    July 16, 2014: The camp is a fantastic experience for all camper levels. The girls are challenged to push themselves out of their comfort zone to master tasks they would otherwise not have tried. This camp is not only developmental, but is a great opportunity for recruiting. They work with staff from many colleges who are there to make them better.

    — Sonya S. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Recommend to many

    July 16, 2014: I would recommend this camp to others because it was amazing how so many coaches from all over came to help with stations and our night games. The college coaches really helped me and others. The night games also showed you the competition of lacrosse you are playing. they also did a good job of breaking the skills down so that I could understand why we do what we do. Nike camp was great and I recommend it to many. 

    — Rachel C. Camper

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Nike Top of the Class at Lawrence Academy

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Lisa Miller, Camp Director
Lawrence Academy
26 Powderhouse Rd

Groton, Massachusetts 01450

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