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We're adding an EXTRA FIELD SESSION in 2023! This year camp check-in will take place two hours earlier on the first day of camp, enabling everyone to receive more instruction and game time experience. Get ready to LEARN FROM THE BEST!

Register for camp today and you’ll be a part of something truly special. It’s a chance to improve all aspects of your lacrosse game in a fun-filled summer camp environment.

Join the 1,000s of lacrosse players that have come before you and see and feel what it’s like to learn from some of the best ‘teaching’ coaches in the game today.

Led by former Pro Player and current Queens University Head Coach, Chris Panos, Xcelerate’s coaching staff will provide a positive and rewarding environment, giving campers the tools to reach their full potential. Confidence-building drills, skill-driven reps, and competitive games await every camper.

The dormitories provide safe, comfortable housing for campers after a long day on the lacrosse fields. When not on the field, campers will enjoy the swimming pool and the all-you-can-eat meals!

It’s time to GET BETTER! It’s time to have SOME FUN!

Register for our UNC Charlotte Camp Today!

We Love Giveaways! Be one of the FIRST 20 to register for camp and receive a FREE NIKE LACROSSE HEAD on the first day of camp!

Highlights Include
  • Free NIKE Lacrosse Head given to the FIRST 20 registered campers!
  • The BEST Topnotch Lacrosse Instruction; 10 to 1 Camper to Staff ratio
  • 3 Divisions - Players Divided by Grade
  • All Positions - All Levels of Play
  • Position Specific Training
  • Olympic Sized Swimming Pool
  • Clean & Comfortable Air Conditioned Dorm Room
  • Xcelerate Nike Reversible Jersey & Lanyard
  • Special Goalie instruction
  • Xcelerate Nike Competition Prizes and Raffle on the last day of camp!
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Camp Coaches

  • Chris panos queens lacrosse

    Camp Director Chris Panos

    Directing camp this summer is Chris Panos, former head coach of the Queens University of Charlotte men’s lacrosse team.

    View Chris Panos's Bio
  • Coach Lalley

    Coaches Xcelerate Boys Coaching Staff

    College Coaches, High School Coaches, and College Lacrosse Players.

Camp Details

At Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse Camps, our goal is to bring out the very best in every player we coach. In doing so, we focus our energies on building confidence and improving skills through innovative drills, small-sided games, position-specific training, and team-driven competition. We encourage our campers to play hard, be creative, and have fun! At the end of the week, our campers leave with a higher lacrosse IQ, an enhanced skill set, new role models, new friends, and a true love of the game!


You can expect high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.

  • Dates: July 23-26
  • Age Group: 10-18
  • Gender: Boys
  • Camp Type: Overnight, Extended Day (commuter)
  • Check-In: Overnight Campers: Check-in Sunday between 1:00-2:30pm at Holshouser Hall. Extended Day Campers: Check-in Sunday between 2:00-2:30pm at Holshouser Hall.
  • Check-out: Check-out between 11:00am-12:00pm at Holshouser Hall.
  • Extended Day Schedule: SUN 2:00PM-8:45PM, MON-TUE 9:00AM-8:45PM, WED 9:00AM-11:30AM **Times subject to change
  • Meals: All meals are provided for Overnight campers. Lunch and dinner are provided for all Extended Day (commuter) campers.
  • Program: At Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse Camps top level instruction will once again be offered to our campers from the best coaches and pros in lacrosse. From the beginner to the elite lacrosse player, our camps provide a challenge to every camper. The Skills program will provide campers with the fundamental skills, position-specific training, and in-game tactical knowledge needed to enhance their skills.

UNC Charlotte
Holshouser Hall
8881 Johnson Alumni Way
Charlotte, NC 28223

Click Here for Directions


Check-in Sunday, July 23rd
Overnight Campers: Check-in between 1:00-2:30pm at Holshouser Hall. Extended Day Campers: Check-in between 2:00-2:30pm at Holshouser Hall. Camp will begin with an orientation at 2:45pm, followed by our first field session and evening meal.

Check-out Wednesday, July 26th
Check-out between 11:00am-12:00pm at Holshouser Hall.


The information below is based on previous years and is subject to change each year.

  • Dorm: Holshouser 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 - No fan needed - dorms air-conditioned

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 Xcelerate 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: 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
  • Personal Items
  • Helmet and Mouthpiece
  • Lacrosse Stick, Gloves, Pads
  • Goalies Must Have Full Protective Equipment
  • Water Bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Extra Towels
  • Pillow & Pillowcase
  • Off-field clothes
  • Spending money (we recommend $50 or so)
  • No fan needed - dorms are air conditioned
  • Twin XL Sheets/Blanket or Sleeping Bag
  • COVID-19 PPE (as required by state and local guidelines)
  • Signed Health & 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: Check-in between 2:00pm-2:30pm. Camp will begin with a brief orientation at 2:45pm, followed by our first field session and evening meal. First Day pick up time and location will be provided at check-in.
  • Monday & Tuesday: Drop off and pick up locations for extended day campers will be provided on the first day of camp. Lunch and dinner provided.
  • Wednesday: Last day drop off and pick up locations for extended day campers will be provided on the first day of camp. No meals provided.
  • Daily Schedule: SUN 2:00PM-8:45PM, MON-TUE 9:00AM-8:45PM, WED 9:00AM-11:30AM. **Times subject to change

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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CAMP DATES: Sunday, July 23rd to Wednesday, July 26th
Overnight and Extended Day Camp options available.

• 3 nights lodging • All meals
• Reversible Nike practice jersey

• Lunch & Dinner
• Reversible Nike practice jersey
• Camp hours: SUN 2:00PM-8:45PM, MON-TUE 9:00AM-8:45PM, WED 9:00AM-11:30AM **Times subject to change


We have three sessions per day. A great deal of instruction takes place in the early part of the day, demonstrations and instruction mid-day, and games during the evening session. We also like to throw in a number of ‘fun’ activities like our fastest shot contest, freestyle/skills competition, swim time, and rec time. Below is a template and is subject to change.


We have 3 Divisions in our Overnight Camps. Each division will have coaches providing instruction to campers that correlates with that particular grade and level of play.

Grade based on 2023-2024 academic year:

  • High School A & B Division - Entering grades 9-12 in the Fall of 2023
  • Junior High Division - Entering grades 7-8 in the Fall of 2023
  • Rising Stars Division - Entering grades 5-6 in the Fall of 2023

* At times we may have camps that are either smaller or larger in number which may lead us to adjust our divisions accordingly.


Campers have the opportunity to pre-order an Xcelerate Nike t-shirt in the camp registration process through May 1st. You will receive items purchased on the first day at camp check-in.

  • Xcelerate Nike T-Shirt - Price: $35
  • T-Shirt Sizes Available in Adult Small, Medium, Large and X-Large


**Campers are eligible for ONE Discount ONLY. Both the Individual and Goalie discounts are included in the current registration price. Once the discount dates have passed, the full price will be listed**

Individual Discount: $50 Early Bird discount available until February 28th. The price will increase on March 1st and then again on April 1st. The individual discount cannot be combined with any other discount.

Goalie Discount: $50. Each of our camps has a position-specific coach, however, to ensure each session has enough goalies for drills and scrimmages, all goalies automatically qualify for a special price. The goalie discount cannot be combined with any other discount.

Team Discount: Please reach out directly to the USSC office at 800-645-3226 for available discounts involving 10 or more teammates. The team discount cannot be combined with any other discount.

Note: If qualified, you may choose ONLY ONE discount

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:30 AM Breakfast (Overnight Campers)
  • 8:45 AM Extended Day Campers Arrive
  • 9:00 AM Station Work, Drills, Position Work
  • Noon Lunch
  • 12:30 PM Rest Hour, Camp Store, Swimming
  • 2:00 PM Demonstrations, Position Work
  • 3:00 PM Small Group Scrimmages, Team Play
  • 5:00 PM Dinner
  • 6:15 PM Team Instruction, Games
  • 8:45 PM Extended Day Campers depart
  • 9:00 PM Free Time, Camp Store, Pizza
  • 10:45 PM Lights Out!

Unc Charlotte Campus Facility Xcelerate Lacrosse Camp

UNC Charlotte

UNC Charlotte's campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 27,200 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home. The Charlotte region has blossomed into a major metropolitan area. UNC Charlotte’s location less than 10 miles from Uptown allows easy access to the city.

Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 4.83 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    Had the time of my life!

    July 28, 2019: The coaches were positive and uplifting. They provided an atmosphere with knowledge and passion that grew the love of the game. In the words of my son, “I had the time of my life at this camp!”

    — Jaime H. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Had A Blast!

    July 25, 2019: My son had a blast at camp. He went with 8 other boys from his school. Of course he loved the fact that he got to stay in dorms. However, he loved the daily sessions more. He said he learned a lot and had a great time!

    — Renee T. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Loved it!

    June 29, 2018: For my son's first LAX overnight camp experience, he loved it! He was very impressed with the skills of the camp instructors.

    — Kathryn S. Parent

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    • 5/5.
    Best Lacrosse Camp!

    June 29, 2018: This was by far my son's best lacrosse camp. All my son could talk about was how he was able to improve his skills.

    — Nathaniel K. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Can't wait to attend next year!

    June 29, 2017: My son enjoyed the camp so much he wish it was longer. The camp was run well and UNCC was the perfect place for the camp. My son improved his skills and can't wait to attend next years camp.

    — Madison T. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Had a great time at camp!

    June 29, 2017: My son had a great time at camp. He can't stop talking about the staff and how much they helped him improve his skill.

    — Jack R. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Learned a lot and was able to improve his game!

    June 29, 2017: Overall my son enjoyed the camp very much. He learned a lot and was able to improve his game. He was luck enough to go with 5 of his buddies, so it was an overly cool experience because of that. They all learned and got to hang with their buddies.

    — Brandon W. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Awesome experience!

    July 12, 2016: I had an awesome time at this Nike LAX camp. We were always active and learning, there was very little down time. All of the coaches were awesome. Each one took the time to know my name and help. After every shift and every drill the coaches had feedback and ways to help me improve. They were always paying attention and always tring to help me get better. It was an awesome experience.

    — Tyler K. Camper

    • 5/5.
    The Best Lacrosse Camp!

    July 11, 2016: The best lacrosse camp my son has been to. He was so excited to come home and apply everything he had learned. My only complaint was that it was just for a week!

    — Chris D. Parent

    • 5/5.
    We will definitely be back next year!

    July 11, 2016: My son loved this camp. It was high energy and the coaches were great. He learned a lot about the game. We will definitely be back next year. Thanks again Nike!

    — Ella M. Parent

    • 5/5.

    July 9, 2016: I would send my child everyday to this camp. They were so great with my son. He enjoy every bit of it. Wonderful. He learned so much. Coaches were really upbeat and the facilities were great!

    — Rob N. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Lots of one-on-one time!

    July 17, 2015: The group was relatively small compared to another camp I have attended. This made the coaches more available and more oppoetunities for one-on-one time and personal conversation with coaches. I loved the pre-camp clinic on shooting and dodging and was abel to refine some of my skills even in that short amount of time. I look forward to next year!

    — Marcos G. Camper

    • 5/5.
    for people who love lacrosse!

    July 14, 2015: Though it might not be as "high-profile" as other camps, but it was instructive, personal, and informative. This camp is exactly what it's meant to be, an enjoyable learning experience for people who love lacrosse.

    — Roger S. Parent

    • 5/5.
    See you next year!

    July 13, 2015: We were extremely happy with your camp. Our son Jordan was very happy with the coaching and finished the camp with a new enthusiasm for the sport. We will be back next year!

    — Angie B. Parent

    • 5/5.

    July 11, 2015: Knowing that your staff took good care of them (especially William who at 10 yrs was one of the youngest) made the camp a winner for my wife and I. Thanks for giving my boys the chance to attend an outstanding program.

    — Kim P. Parent

    • 5/5.

    July 10, 2015: My son truely enjoyed working with the coaches and being in an environment that was all about lacrosse. As a fairly new player this was just what he needed to get excited about the game. Our only complaint is that the campus is spread out and the walk from the dorms to the field can be a bit long. Overall this camp was awesome!!

    — James H. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Thank you!!

    July 14, 2014: My son had a fabulous time and feels that he has improved his game! Thanks for all your hard work and for providing an opportunity for our southern boys to experience LAX camp! Sincerely, one very happy mom and son

    — Wade P. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Great Program!

    July 12, 2014: Connor couldn't stop talking about how awesome the coaches were and how he can't wait to come back next year! Kudos to you and all your guys. What a great program!

    — Trish A. Parent

Xcelerate Nike North Carolina Boys Lacrosse Overnight & Day Camp at UNC Charlotte

Chris Panos, Camp Director
UNC Charlotte
Charlotte, North Carolina 28223
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.

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: High School Division
Age Group: 14 - 18
Gender: Boys
Entering grades 9-12 in the Fall of 2023
Overnight $745.00
Availability: Yes

Extended Day 9:00AM-9:00PM $645.00
Availability: Yes

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
Programs: Junior High Division
Age Group: 12 - 13
Gender: Boys
Entering grades 7-8 in the Fall of 2023
Overnight $745.00
Availability: Yes

Extended Day 9:00AM-9:00PM $645.00
Availability: Yes

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
Programs: Rising Stars Division
Age Group: 10 - 11
Gender: Boys
Entering grades 5-6 in the Fall of 2023
Overnight $745.00
Availability: Yes

Extended Day 9:00AM-9:00PM $645.00
Availability: Yes

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
Programs: Goalie
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Boys
Overnight $695.00
Availability: Less than 10 spaces

Extended Day 9:00AM-9:00PM $595.00
Availability: Less than 10 spaces

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
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