Stanford Summer Girls Lacrosse Camp
TRAIN. COMPETE. IMPROVE.
AT STANFORD LACROSSE CAMP
Located between San Francisco and San Jose, in the heart of Silicon Valley, the Stanford Lacrosse Camp offers players from around the country a unique opportunity to experience firsthand the life of a Stanford student-athlete. Great athletic facilities, excellent coaches, and the beautiful Stanford campus make this camp location a favorite for hundreds of girls each year.
This summer Stanford is offering two sessions of camp:
Session I: July 24-26 | Open Camp
Session II: July 27-29 | Elite Camp
- Superior instruction from College Coaches and Players
- 10:1 camper to instructor on field ratio
- Special goalie instruction available
- Every camper receives a reversible Nike practice jersey
- Nike and STX Prizes for outstanding play, sportsmanship and improvement
- View More Details ⟩
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 ⟩
Since Amy Bokker joined the Cardinal for the 2009 season, she has established Stanford as the West’s premier program, consistently ranked among the country’s Top 20.
Bokker ranks first all-time among Stanford coaches in winning percentage (.710) and is three shy of tying Michelle Uhlfelder (2001-07) for the most victories. Bokker is 81-34 in six seasons.
Bokker has led Stanford to four Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament titles in six seasons and reached the championship game in all six – extending Stanford’s streak of
conference title game appearances to 17.
She also has coached Stanford to four NCAA tournament appearances in five years, and in 2013 coached Stanford into the second round for the first time in school history.
Bokker has coached three All-Americans (five total honors), 14 players to 19 IWLCA All-Region selections, 26 to 43 All-MPSF selections, 19 to 21 All-MPSF Tournament selections, four MPSF Player of the Year recipients (five awards total), four MPSF Tournament MVPs and one MPSF
Newcomer of the Year.
In 2013, Bokker helped coach the U.S. national team to the 2013 FIL Women’s World Cup title. After joining the staff as an assistant coach in 2010, Bokker helped coach the U.S. to its seventh world title as the Americans outscored opponents by a combined 127-34 over seven games in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.
Bokker assisted the Canadian national team in the 2009 FIL World Cup in Prague, Czech Republic, where it captured the bronze medal, the first medal the country had won in 28 years.
Building a program was nothing new to Bokker. She was in a similar situation when she took over the George Mason program in 1998 in Fairfax, Va., which at that time did not have a strong lacrosse tradition.
Bokker made an immediate impact, guiding the Patriots to the first winning record in school history, with an 8-7 mark. During her tenure at George Mason, Bokker's squads maintained their status as one of the nation's consistently strong programs, with six top-20 national finishes, including a final national ranking of No. 16 in 2008 when the Patriots went 12-5, setting a school record for single-season victories.
During her 11 seasons at George Mason, Bokker compiled an 86-94 record and left as the winningest coach in the program's history. At George Mason, Bokker coached nine All-Americans, two Academic All-Americans, a Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year, two CAA Defensive Players of the Year and a CAA Rookie of the Year.
In all, Bokker coached 18 first-team all-conference players and her players totaled 48 all-conference honors.
Before her arrival at George Mason, Bokker served as the head coach at American for a season, leading the Eagles to a school-best 8-8 record, earning the 1997 CAA Coach of the Year. During her time at American, Bokker was also the assistant coach for field hockey.
The former Amy Umbach is a native of Phoenixville, Pa., where she was a three-sport high school star, in lacrosse, field hockey and swimming. She was a two-time All-CAA first-team choice at William and Mary, where she also played field hockey. She was also named a BRINE/IWLCA All-American her senior season.
She earned her master's degree from George Mason in exercise, fitness and health promotion in 2007.
Bokker is the sixth head coach in the 20-year history of varsity women's lacrosse at Stanford.
Assistant Coach Chelsea Gamble
Chelsea Gamble is in her first season at Stanford and serves in the role of offensive coordinator. Gamble arrived at Stanford from Connecticutt, where she was an assistant the previous three seasons.View Chelsea Gamble's Bio ⟩
Chelsea Gamble is in her first season at Stanford and serves in the role of offensive coordinator.
Gamble arrived at Stanford from Connecticutt, where she was an assistant the previous three seasons. During that time, the Huskies enjoyed unprecedented success. UConn set consecutive school records for victories, in 2012 and 2013, and advanced to its first NCAA tournament, in 2013.
As a freshman midfielder at George Mason, Gamble played under current Stanford head coach Amy Bokker and was named to the Colonial Athletic Association All-Rookie team. Gamble was named captain as a sophomore and held that post for three seasons, earning All-CAA honors along the way.
Gamble earned her bachelor's in integrative studies, with a focus on elementary education, in 2011. She went on to earn her master's from Connecticut in educational psychology, with a focus on cognition, instruction, and learning technologies, in 2014.
Assistant Coach Kristen Carr
The Stanford women’s lacrosse team is proud to announce the addition of Kristen Carr as assistant coach. A current member of the USA Women’s National Team, Carr brings four years ofView Kristen Carr's Bio ⟩
The Stanford women’s lacrosse team is proud to announce the addition of Kristen Carr as assistant coach. A current member of the USA Women’s National Team, Carr brings four years of Division I coaching experience to the Cardinal staff. She served as a volunteer assistant coach for a year at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before completing three years as an assistant at the University of Delaware from 2011-2014.
Carr began her coaching career after a phenomenal career at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she was a four-year standout as a defensive midfielder. She led the Tar Heels to a four-year record of 60-20 and four NCAA Tournament appearances, including a national runner-up finish in 2009, a berth in the semifinals in 2010 and trips to the quarterfinals in 2007 and 2008. Throughout her career she set a UNC career record with 174 draw controls while also setting single game (eight) and single season (64) marks for draw controls.
She earned first team All-American and first team All-ACC honors as a senior in 2010 when she was one of the nation’s top draw control specialists and led the nation’s third-ranked defense that allowed just 7.25 goals per game.
STANFORD OPEN CAMP: JULY 24-26
Designed for the intermediate player or the beginner (Ages 12-18) who wants to be involved in the game of lacrosse. We offer instruction and training to develop your skillsets in all areas of the game, stickwork, shooting, footwork, and offensive and defensive concepts. You will be placed in a competitive and appropriate skill group environment based on age and skill level and will compete in scrimmage teams throughout camp. Commuter Hours: Tuesday 7/24 4:30pm-9:00pm, Wednesday 7/25 8:45am-9:00pm and Thursday 7/26 8:45am-1:00pm. Overnight camp is all inclusive.
STANFORD ELITE CAMP: JULY 27-29
Designed for the high school elite and high performing lacrosse player (Ages 13-18) our Elite Camp is ideal for the lacrosse player who aspires to play at the collegiate level. You will have the opportunity to showcase your skill set and enhance your lacrosse IQ by learning, offensive and defensive concepts, stickwork, shooting, and footwork. You will be placed in a competitive and appropriate skill group environment based on age and skill level and will compete in scrimmage teams throughout camp. Commuter Hours: Friday 7/27 4:30pm-9:00pm, Saturday 7/28 8:45am-9:00pm and Sunday 7/29 8:45am-1:00pm. Overnight camp is all inclusive.
STAFF: Stanford Coaching Staff, Current/Former US Team Players, and Coaches, Collegiate Coaches across all Divisions, Stanford Lacrosse Players.
*SPECIAL GOALIE TRAINING*: During all sessions, goalies are 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.Show Less See More Camp Details
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.
Session I: July 24-26 | Open Camp
ALL CAMPERS (both overnight and extended day) check-in between 3:30-4:30pm between Crothers Hall and Stern Hall on Tuesday, July 24th. There will be a brief staff introduction and orientation at 5:30pm before heading to dinner. The first field session will follow. Extended Day campers should be picked up from the fields at 9:00pm.
Camp concludes with a closing ceremony at 11:45am on Thursday, July 26th.
COMMUTER HOURS: Tuesday 7/24 4:30pm-9:00pm, Wednesday 7/25 8:45am-9:00pm and Thursday 7/26 8:45am-12:00pm.
Session II: July 27-29 | Elite Camp
ALL CAMPERS (both overnight and extended day) check-in between 3:30-4:30pm between Crothers Hall and Stern Hall on Friday, July 27th. There will be a brief staff introduction and orientation at 5:00pm before heading to dinner. First field session will go from 6:30-8:30pm.
Camp concludes with a closing ceremony at 11:45am on Sunday, July 29th.
COMMUTER HOURS: Friday 7/27 4:30pm-9:00pm, Saturday 7/28 8:45am-9:00pm and Sunday 7/29 8:45am-12:00pm.
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: Crothers Memorial
- BATHROOMS: shared
- LINENS: Not provided
- AIR CONDITIONING: No
- SUGGESTED SPENDING MONEY: $40
- MEDICAL FACILITY: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times
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.
CAMPERS FLYING TO CAMP: TRANSPORTATION IS NOT PROVIDED BY THE CAMP TO OR FROM ANY AIRPORTS.
If you fly into camp, we recommend that you fly into the San Francisco or San Jose Airport. There are many local shuttle options:
Super Shuttle From SFO: https://www.supershuttle.com/locations/sanfranciscosfo/
The Clement Hotel is the Sheraton's newest hotel in Palo Alto. Conveniently located across from Stanford University and within walking distance to downtown Palo Alto.
No detail has been overlooked at The Clement Hotel, Palo Alto’s newest and most inspiring urban retreat, providing personalized concierge services and privacy in a luxurious residential environment. Experience all-inclusive luxury, including breakfast, lunch, dinner and all beverages prepared in our Open Kitchen with our Chef presiding, in the Dining Room, the Outdoor Dining Terrace, the privacy of your guest suite, or in a cabana on our private roof-top pool deck overlooking the picturesque Stanford University campus. Call for reservations at 650.322.7111 or visit our website www.theclementpaloalto.com.
All-inclusive luxury. Exclusively for you.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30 am Breakfast (Overnighters)
- 8:45am Commuter Campers check in
- 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
- 8:30 pm Commuter Campers depart
- 10:00 pm Overnight Campers to rooms; Lights out!
- This is only an example. This schedule does not apply to "day only" camp or to the first or last day of camp.
Located 35 miles south of San Francisco and 20 miles north of San Jose, Stanford University is in the heart of Northern California’s dynamic "Silicon Valley,” home to Yahoo!, Google, Hewlett-Packard, and many other cutting-edge companies. To the west of the University’s 8,180-acre campus are the Santa Cruz Mountains and Pacific Ocean, and to the east San Francisco Bay. Known as The Peninsula, the area is rich in natural beauty, culture, and entertainment.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
Staff is so helpful!
July 9, 2017: This camp is an amazing experience for any player who has played for one season or five months. You learn so many new skills at this camp and you also practice every skill so that you can get better at it. The staff here is so helpful and kind I would definitely come to this camp again.
— Chloe A. Camper
July 6, 2017: Fantastic camp! Both of my girls enjoyed the overall experience: great coaching, staying in the Stanford dorms and meeting new friends from all over. See you next year!
— Tim R. Parent
This camp was so fun!
July 6, 2017: This camp was so fun! I learned a lot about lacrosse and how to play better (I was pretty inexperienced). I met so many amazing people that I hope come back next year because they live too far away for me to visit.
— Maddie T. Camper
August 4, 2016: My daughter came out of the Stanford camp wanting to sign up for the next available camp immediately. She had a great experience and wanted to go back to learn more/train harder.
— Courtney A. Parent
August 1, 2016: This camp is AWESOME; you will make a bunch of new friends as well as learn tons! It is all very organized and the day sessions are good length. Last time at camp I remember having too many night games (more than 4) and they were too exhausting, however, this time we had the max of 3 games (which was perfect).
— Francesca M. Camper
I had a lot of fun!
July 11, 2016: I would recommend this Nike lacrosse camp because I had a lot of fun and learned many new skills. We were put in groups and learned a lot from the older girls and the games. The coaches were also super friendly and the campus was cool.
— Hadley P. Camper
August 6, 2015: I love Nike and their camps. I went to three other camps this year and Nike by far has the best coaches and staff. I always learn a lot and as an experienced player that is hard to find. Competition is great and I always come away learning something. Coach Wescott is an amazing coach and great with goalies I always learned a ton from her.
— Lucy O. Camper
July 31, 2015: Nike Lacrosse Camps do a great job of bringing people from all across the United States and even the world to enjoy something they love: lacrosse. Even further, Amy and the coaching staff enhances your knowledge of lacrosse, showing and telling you things that you had not known before.
— Abby D. Camper
Tons of fun!
July 31, 2015: Stanford camp was tons of fun and I learned a great deal from the amazing coaches. They aren't just Stanford coaches but members of team USA and other teams. I never thought I'd play pick up with Katrina Dowd, Danielle Spencer and Lauren Schimdt until then.
— Sara V. Camper
I hope to go back.
July 28, 2015: It was nice being placed with my own level of skill in the morning but being able to play with better people in the evening and being able to learn from that. The small skill groups and stations kept it interesting and gave you good one on one time with the coaches. Focus is not just on dominant hand but the coaches also take time to make sure that the non dominant hand gets just as much work.
— Grace F. Camper
July 10, 2015: I really enjoyed the Stanford Lacrosse Camp, it was challenging but I feel my skill level overall was greatly improved. I made new friends and was able to learn a lot about the college recruiting process and about college and Stanford itself. I highly recommend going to a Stanford or Nike Lacrosse Camp, they organize and adapt well.
— Mallory T. Camper
July 10, 2015: This was an amazing camp I learned a lot and made some amazing friends. The staff was great both on the field and off. And I would gladly go back another year!
— Brianna G. Camper
Supportive learning environment.
July 8, 2015: This camp is so helpful. I gained not only skill, but also confidence and the willingness to take risks. The coaches encourage you to try something new and if it doesn't work, that's ok just try again. There was a very supportive environment in which I felt I didn't have to worry if I missed a pass or dropped the ball trying a new dodge. This camp also focused on both dominant and non-dominant hands equally and by the end of camp, I could switch easily in games without being nervous.
— Nicole L. Camper
Can't wait to go back!
August 8, 2014: Stanford girls lacrosse camp was the best experience of my life! you learn so much in so little time! all the coaches are AMAZING and its an honor to be taught skills by them. I am going back next year and i cant wait! i made so many friends and memories. The 6 hour plane flight from Florida is well worth it!
— Nicole I. Camper
August 7, 2014: Stanford lax coaches were superb. Camp was tons of fun and very well organized. The camp teaches you a lot of new things and forces you to really push yourself. Stanford women's lax did a great job!
— Ryan L. Camper
August 5, 2014: I would recommend this camp to others due to the level of experience and knowledge of it's coaches. The balance of instruction, scrimmages and free time with a tour of the campus held the girls interest for a long day of lacrosse.
— Jon G. Parent