Stanford Winter Girls Lacrosse Camp
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Located 30 minutes south of San Francisco, the Stanford Winter Lacrosse Camp offers campers from around the country a unique opportunity to train and play lacrosse at one of the most premiere institutions in the country, over winter break in beautiful Northern California. Designed for rising 7-12 graders, our comprehensive three day camp and focuses on individualized instructions and game-like play for field players and goalies.
Camper experience is our number one priority. Our campers are divided by age and skill level to enhance their learning environment and to create a fun, competitive atmosphere. Additionally, we take pride in our talented coaching staff which is comprised of top D1 and D3 coaches from Stanford, Dartmouth, Drexel, and Hendrix to name a few, US World Cup Gold Medalist and National Team players, and our Stanford student-athletes. Our staff numbers creates a favorable camper:counselor ratio.
Our goalie campers will receive specialized training, from some of the top goalies and coaches in the country in Denise Wescott (University of Maryland, Capital Lacrosse Director), Caylee Waters (US National Team, D1 National Goalie of the Year), Meg Ward (2x National Champion at UNC).
- Superior instruction from College Coaches and Players
- 10:1 camper to instructor on field ratio
- Team discounts available
- Special goalie instruction available
- Every camper receives a reversible Nike practice jersey
- Tuition includes admission to Stanford basketball game
- Nike and STX Prizes for outstanding play, sportsmanship and improvement
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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.
Staff Megan Ward
Megan Ward, a two National Champion at the University of North Carolina, will be on staff.View Megan Ward's Bio ⟩
- Named the co-National Goalie of the Year with teammate Caylee Waters by ILWomen
- Named to Inside Lacrosse’s All-ILWomen Team
- The starting goalie in wins in the 2013 and 2016 NCAA championship games for the Tar Heels
Staff Caylee Waters
Caylee Waters, two-time National Goalie of the Year for UNC, will be on staff.View Caylee Waters 's Bio ⟩
- D1 National Goalie of the Year
- US National Team Member
Staff Denise Wescott
Denise Wescott, previous Head Coach at Monmouth University, will be on staff.View Denise Wescott's Bio ⟩
- Goalie Instructor
- Current Director of Lacrosse for Capital Club in VA
- Previous Head Coach at Monmouth University
- Decorated goalie for University of Maryland
This is a competitive program designed for rising 7th graders to high school players (ages 11-18) looking to sharpen their skills to showcase to college coaches. All facets of the game will be covered ranging from advanced skills, position play, team concepts and an overall intense level of competition. Campers also have the opportunity to compete daily in games against each other. Options available include:
OVERNIGHT 2-PER ROOM: If you do not have a roommate request please select this option below and we will pair you up with someone your age. Each camper will have their own queen size bed. Price: $595 (SOLD OUT!)
OVERNIGHT FAMILY OPTION: Double room or a King/roll-away bed in the Sheraton to share with a family member. Price: $595 (SOLD OUT!)
COMMUTER OPTION: Camp is designed for campers that live locally or have their own overnight accommodations. Includes dinner on 12/15 and lunch and dinner on 12/16. No meals provided to commuter campers on 12/17. Price: $515
Beds at the Sheraton Hotel are going quickly. Register soon to secure your spot today!
1). The Stanford Winter Lacrosse camp is open to any and all entrants. 2). Drugs, alcohol and smoking are strictly prohibited and constitute grounds for immediate dismissal from camp. 3). For your safety and benefit, we recommend that you choose a camp that fits your particular skills and level of development.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.
Check-in takes place between 4:30-5:30pm on December 15.
Camp concludes with a closing ceremony at 12:45pm on December 17.
- FRI 12/15 4:30pm-9:00pm
- SAT 12/16 8:45am-9:00pm
- SUN 12/17 8:45am-1:00pm
- Westin Palo Alto - Address: 675 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301; Phone: (650) 321-4422
- The Clement Palo Alto - Address: 711 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301; Phone: (650) 322-7111
- Creekside Inn - Address: 3400 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306; Phone: (650) 493-2411
- Four Seasons Palo Alto - Address: 2050 University Ave, East Palo Alto, CA 94303; Phone: (650) 566-1200
PLEASE NOTE FOR CAMPERS FLYING TO CAMP TRANSPORTATION IS NOT PROVIDED BY THE CAMP TO OR FROM ANY AIRPORTS. If you are flying to or from the San Jose Airport or San Francisco International Airport we recommend using South & East Bay Shuttle. 800-548-4664 or 408-559-9477 | southandeastbayairportshuttle.com. From SFO the cost is about $20 per person and $8 per additional person in the same party. From San Jose the cost is about $30 per person and $8 per additional person in the same party.
Please schedule flights as close as you can to the check-in times on the first day and check-out times on the last day.
- 4:30-5:45 pm Check in
- 5:45-6:00 pm Introductions
- 6:00-7:00 pm Dinner
- 7:00-9:00 pm Field Session
- 9:00 pm Commuter Campers Depart
- 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Full Day
- 7:30-8:45 am Breakfast
- 8:45-11:00 am Field Session
- 11:00-11:30 am Snack Time
- 11:30-12:45 pm Field Session
- 12:45-1:00 pm Camp Wrap Up
- 1:00 pm Campers Depart
SHERATON PALO ALTO HOTEL
Set amidst picturesque water and flower gardens and koi ponds, the Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel is a source of familiar comfort in the Silicon Valley. The entrance to Stanford University is just outside our door.
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January 3, 2016: Thank you so much for organizing and running a great camp last week! From the coaching staff to the accommodations to the fun activities in between, the camp was a fantastic learning experience that I would definitely return to and recommend to other players. I feel as though my level of play has improved greatly, and I now have further insight into what the college game is all about.
— Maddie V. Camper
I hope to go back.
December 31, 2016: Thank you very much for the experience! I enjoyed every minute of it. The staff was incredible, they were very nice and had so much passion for lacrosse. I made new friends and I will definitely be back.
— Katie E. Camper
Improve your skills!
January 9, 2015: I'd like to thank you, for providing me such a great experience. I came away with improved skills and more confidence in my game.
— Mackenzie C. Camper
January 9, 2015: Many thanks for all your great coaching, support and encouragement that my daughter received last week at the Stanford Winter Camp. She loved it, and loved YOU guys, and I cannot thank you enough for being so great to her. She truly had a great time, learned lots and hopefully will now apply that knowledge to the field to help them excel even more.
— Ruth D. Parent
Looking forward to attending camp again soon.
January 8, 2015: It was a lot of fun and I am looking forward to attending camp again soon. I enjoyed all the games and skill based activities. The competition in camp was great!
— Emma B. Stanford Camper