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Improve your game and have serious fun
at Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse Camps

Our Nike Lacrosse coaches are excited to work with the up and coming lacrosse players in the area. This will be our 5th year at NKU and we’ve found it to be the perfect setting for our top level instruction, enabling us to fully train our campers in a fun-filled summer camp environment.

A short distance from Cincinnati, Lexington, and Louisville, Northern Kentucky University is not only easy to get to, but also provides our campers with a number of collegiate amenities.  Comfortable air conditioned dorms, an updated student dining facility, new grass-turf fields, and a fun off-field student activity center.  It’s going to be a great 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
  • Girls ages 10-18: All Positions - All Levels of Play
  • Specific Position Training
  • Clean & Comfortable Air Conditioned Dorm Rooms
  • 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

  • Melissa Jaworski Xcelerate Lacrosse Camp

    Camp Director ​​Melissa Jaworski

    Melissa Jaworski joined Hartford Women’s Lacrosse as an assistant coach in July 2017. Jaworski came to the Hawks after two seasons leading the program at Wells College.

    View ​​Melissa Jaworski's Bio

Camp Details

From the beginner to the elite lacrosse player, our camps provide a challenge to every camper. Your skill level and overall team play will dramatically improve over the course of the camp week. Every field position is covered in camp: Attack, Midfield, Defense, and Goalie.


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


• Lunch & dinner
• Reversible Nike practice jersey 
• Camp hours: MON 5:00PM-9:00PM, TUE-WED 8:45AM-9:00PM, THURS 9:00AM-11:30AM

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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. 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 Monday, June 11th
Check-in takes place from 3:00pm to 4:30pm on day one at University Suites. Camp will begin with an orientation at 4:45pm, followed by dinner and our first field session.
Check out Thursday, June 14th
Check-out on the final day is 11:00am at University Suites.
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: University Suites
  • Bathrooms: shared
  • Linens: Not provided
  • Air Conditioning: Yes - No fan needed - dorms air-conditioned
  • Suggested spending money: $40
  • Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff during field sessions

Campers are supervised 24 hours a day. The staff live in the dormitories with the campers and participate in evening activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.


  • Monday, June 11th: Check-in between 4:00-4:30 pm, at University Suites. Camp will begin with an orientation at 4:45pm, followed by dinner and our first field session. Pick up is 8:45 pm on University Suites.
  • June 12th & 13th: Check-in is 8:45 am at University Suites. Pick up is 8:45 pm at University Suites.
  • Thursday, June 14th: Last day check-in is 8:45 am at University Suites. Last day pick up is 11:30 am at University Suites.
  • Daily Schedule: MON 4:30PM-8:45PM, TUE-WED 8:45AM-8:45PM, THUR 8:45AM-11:30AM


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: $25
  • T-Shirt Sizes Available in Adult Small, Medium, Large and X-Large

Discounts Available 

Early Bird Discount: $50 - Offer Code: XLR818. (Available until January 31, 2018). You can call 1-800-645-3226 to receive the early bird discount over the phone or you can enter in the offer code XLR818 when registering via our secure website. The early bird discount cannot be combined with any other discount.

Goalie Discount: $100 - Offer Code: XLGK18. To ensure each session has enough goalies for drills and scrimmages, all goalies automatically qualify for a special $100 discount. You can call 1-800-645-3226 to receive the goalie discount over the phone or you can enter in the offer code XLGK18 when registering via our secure website. PLEASE NOTE:  Once we’ve reached our quota of registered goalies the discount will no longer be available. The goalie discount cannot be combined with any other discount.

Team Discount: $25. 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.

Note: If qualified, you may choose ONLY ONE discount


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, rec time, and camper vs. coach game. Below is a template and is subject to change.

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!

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Northern Kentucky University 

Welcome to Northern Kentucky University located seven miles south of downtown Cincinnati and less than two hours away from Lexington and Louisville. The campus is accessible from four major highways and just 20 minutes away from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. The campus is nestled in the hills of a safe and quiet suburb in Northern Kentucky with all the attributes of a larger college town. In athletics, NKU began competing on the NCAA Division I level during the 2012-13 academic year as the newest member of the Atlantic Sun Conference.


Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 4.88 / 5 Stars
    • 4/5.
    Improve your skills!

    June 21, 2017: My daughter liked how games were intertwined with warm ups and skills building. She loved the camp directors and felt she improved her skill set while there. She plans on attending next year and hopefully brings a friend.

    — Jessica M. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Awesome coaches!

    June 29, 2016: Awesome coaches and top notch instruction made this camp unforgettable! I loved the opportunity to stay on a college campus and experience what college could be like. I hope I get to come back next summer!!!

    — Ashley B. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Great instruction!

    June 26, 2016: Kids had a great time and got better. My girls were day campers and after the first night wanted to stay over. Next year we are coming back as overnight campers! Great instruction and friendly coaches! 

    — Carol L. Parent

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    • 5/5.

    July 2, 2015: I think you all have a great operation and exceptional coaches. I have a son who has been to camps all over the nation and yours is one of the best we've seen. We're happy to keep coming to your camps.

    — Molly B. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Great Experience!

    June 30, 2015: This was my daughter's first sleep away camp so I was very nervous on the first day when dropping her off. Right as we got to check-in the coaches were so nice and welcoming to everyone which made me feel more comfortable about having my daughter there. My daughter called me through out the camp duration and always told me how much fun she was having and how her coaches were "super cool." I always felt that my daughter was safe and well accounted for. This experience has not only been great for my daughter but for me. I am so happy I made the decision to send her to here. My daugher is sooo looking forward to next summer! 

    — Jordan T. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Thank you Nike!

    June 27, 2015: My daughter had a GREAT experience and can't wait to go back next year! This is a wonderful opportunity to gain some independence and branch out a bit. She not only improved her stills as a field player, but as a more confident person. Thank you Nike! 

    — Renee W. Parent

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

    June 27, 2015: My daughter loved all of the coaches at camp and how serious they are about lacrosse. This was such an awesome experience to work with people who just know the sport and give good advice. We will be back next year! 

    — Jim V. Parent

    • 5/5.
    I am counting the days down until next summer!

    June 26, 2015: I went to camp not knowing anyone and made some great friends. The coaches were awesome and I learned a ton of new drills that I had never been introduced to before. I am counting the days down until next summer.

    — Lexi M. Camper


Xcelerate Nike Kentucky Girls Lacrosse Camp at Northern Kentucky University

​​Melissa Jaworski, Camp Director
Northern Kentucky University
Highland Heights, Kentucky 41099


Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Girls
Overnight $559.00
Availability: Open

Extended 9:00AM-9:00PM $459.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-645-3226 we would be happy to help you.
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