XCELERATE NIKE Ohio Boys Lacrosse Camp

Baldwin-Wallace University - Berea, OH

OUR 5TH YEAR AT BW! On the heals of its second D3 season, Baldwin-Wallace University is quickly becoming the place to be for rising stars. A perfect campus setting with easy walks to the fields, rec center (swimming pool) and campus cafeteria, campers will get a true sense of what college life is all about.

A stellar coaching staff, including co-director and Baldwin Wallace Head Coach, Jason Tarnow, will be in place to bring the very best instruction to all campers in attendance.  The midwest is at the forefront of lacrosse growth at every level and our camp continues to produce some of the best talent in the area.

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Monday, July 14 to Thursday, July 17, 2014

Overnight Camp: $525
Extended Day Camp: $425

Specialty Clinic: $75 (optional)
• Shooting & Dodging Pre-Camp Clinic
• LSM & Defense Pre-Camp Clinic
• Goalie Pre-Camp Clinic

FIRST 25 CAMPER PROMO! Be one of the first 25 OVERNIGHT campers to register for camp and receive a FREE Nike Lacrosse Head valued at $75!

Eligibility - Boys ages 10-18: All Positions - High School, Middle School & Youth Divisions.

Highlights Include

  • Free NIKE Lacrosse Head given to the FIRST 25 registered OVERNIGHT campers!
  • The BEST Topnotch Lacrosse Instruction; 8 to 1 Camper to Staff ratio
  • Boys ages 10-18: All Levels of Play
  • Clean & Comfortable Air Conditioned Dorm Rooms
  • Xcelerate Nike Reversible Jersey & Lanyard
  • Special Goalie instruction
  • Pre-Camp Specialty Shooting & RPM Defense Clinics available
  • Xcelerate Nike RAFFLE on the last day of camp!

High Performance Instruction…Every Position!

From the beginner to the elite lacrosse player, our camps provide a challenge to every camper. On day one, campers are divided into three divisions (D1, D2, D3) and evaluated by our coaching staff. Once your talent level is assessed, you are placed into a smaller group within your division for individual and team instruction. This group is comprised of campers of the same skill level and relatively same age.

As the camp week progresses, every camper has an opportunity to move up to a more advanced group if the camper demonstrates a higher level of play. Our coaches are consistently trying to challenge our campers in order to improve their play as well as make sure that any transition is a smooth one.

Your skill level and overall team play will dramatically improve over the course of the camp week. Remember…EVERY FIELD POSITION is covered in our camp: Attack, Midfield, Face-Off, Defense, and Goalie.

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.

Specialty Pre-Camp Clinics

Shooting & Dodging Pre-Camp Clinic (Optional)
LSM & Defensive Clinic (Optional)

Goalie Clinic (Optional)

Pre-Camp Specialty Clinic Check-in Monday, July 14th
♦ Check-in between 1:00-1:30pm at Ernsthausen Hall.
♦ Once checked in parents do NOT have to stay for general check in at 3:00pm.
♦ The specialty clinic fee is an additional $75.

Overnight Camper

Check-in Monday, July 14th
♦ Check-in between 3:00-4:30pm at Ernsthausen Hall.
♦ Camp will begin with an orientation at 4:45pm, followed by dinner and our first field session.

Check-out Thursday, July 17th
♦ Check-out between 11:00am-12:00pm at Ernsthausen Hall.

Extended Day Camper

Check-in Monday, July 14th
♦ Check-in between 4:00-4:30 pm, at Ernsthausen Hall.
♦ First Day pick up is 8:45 pm at Ernsthausen Hall.

July 15th & July 16th
♦ Check-in is 8:45 am at Ernsthausen Hall.
♦ Pick up is 8:45 pm at Ernsthausen Hall.

Thursday, July 17th
♦ Last day check-in is 8:45 am at Ernsthausen Hall.
♦ Last Day pick up is 11:30 am at Ernsthausen Hall.

Daily Schedule:
MON 4:30PM-8:45PM, TUE-WED 8:45AM-8:45PM, THURS 8:45AM-11:30AM

Housing & Roomates

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: Ernsthausen Hall
Bathrooms: shared
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: Yes
Suggested spending money: $40
Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff during field sessions

♦ No fan needed - dorms air-conditioned


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.

Camp Apparel

Campers have the opportunity to pre-order an Xcelerate Nike t-shirt and/or shorts in the camp registration process. You will receive items purchased on the first day at camp check-in.

Xcelerate Nike T-Shirt - Price: $20
Xcelerate Nike Shorts - Price: $35
Xcelerate Nike T-Shirt & Shorts - Price: $55

Please note that t-shirts and shorts are available in adult sizes.
*T-Shirt Sizes Available in Adult Small, Medium, Large and X-Large.
*Short Sizes Available in Adult Small, Medium, Large and X-Large.

Daily Schedule

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, pool time, rec time, and camper vs. coach game.

Below is a template and is subject to change.

Discounts Available

Discounts Available (If qualified, you may choose ONLY ONE discount)

Early Bird Discount: $50 (Available until January, 15, 2014). You can call 1-800-645-3226 to receive the early bird discount over the phone or you can indicate that you are eligible for the early bird discount in the “comments” field when registering via our secure website. The ealy bird discount cannot be combined with any other discount.

Previous Camper Discount: $25. You can call 1-800-645-3226 to receive the previous camper discount over the phone or you can indicate that you are eligible for the previous camper discount in the “comments” field when registering via our secure website. Previous camper discount cannot be combined with any other discount.

Sibling Discount: $25 off each player. You can call 1-800-645-3226 to receive the sibling discount over the phone or you can indicate that you are eligible for the sibling discount in the “comments” field when registering via our secure website. Sibling discount cannot be combined with any other discount.

Team Discount: $25. If five or more campers register together, as a group by mail or fax, each camper will receive a $25 discount. Click “Get Brochure” above and print the application. All applications must be received at the same time via mail or fax. If all members of your group pay with a Visa or MasterCard, feel free to fax your applications to 415-479-6061 to expedite processing. Late or individual registrations are not eligible to receive the group discount.

Camp Directors

Jason Tarnow
- Head Coach, Baldwin Wallace University

Brian Lalley
-2009-2013 Assistant Coach - Canisius College
-Coached 5 players to All-MAAC accolades
-2005-2009 Ohio State University
-3 x All-Academic Big Ten Selection
-Orchard Park (NY) All American

Brendan Cannon
-2011-12 MLL Chesapeake Bayhawks
-2008-2010 MLL Chicago Machine
-2009-10 Georgetown Preparatory School Assistant Coach
-3 X All-American Georgetown University
-2008 Georgetown University Team Co-MVP
-2007 ECAC Offensive Player of the Year
-Haverford School (PA) All-American


OUR COACHES TEACH ALL LEVELS OF PLAY. We provide a nice balance of experienced senior staff members, highly skilled professional players, enthusiastic recent college graduates, and current college players. Their coaching credentials are outstanding: All-Pros, All-Americans, Hall of Famers, Coaches of the Year, and All-World players.


Directions to Campus Ernsthausen Hall (#4 on Map)

Approximate drive times from select Midwest Locations:
Westlake, OH – 20 min xxxxxxxxxxxxChagrin Falls, OH – 40 min
Akron, OH – 45 minxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxStrongsville, OH - 15 min
Toledo, OH – 2 hoursxxxxxxxxxxxxxxMedina, OH - 30 min
Pittsburgh, PA – 2.25 hoursxxxxxxxxDetroit, MI – 2.75 hours


If flying in for camp to Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport, we will pick you up and drop you off for FREE. Pick up time will be 12 NOON to 4:00pm. On the final day of camp, we will drop off campers at the airport at 12 NOON. We ask that campers be at least 15 years old and capable of handling travel on their own. Please plan your flights accordingly. We ask that you provide us with all flight details 2 weeks prior to the start of camp via email.

“Jack said he had the "best time I’ve ever had in my whole life"
at your camp----so thank you!!!
We’ll definitely have him attend a couple of sessions next year.
It was awesome for him in so many ways!!!"

--Parent of Ohio camper