Blue Ridge Mountain Adventure Boys Lacrosse Camp at Young Harris College

Blue Ridge Mountain Adventure Boys Lacrosse Camp at Young Harris College
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Blue Ridge Mountain Adventure Boys Lacrosse Camp at Young Harris College

Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse is proud to host it’s 1st annual Blue Ridge Mountain Adventure Lacrosse Camp at Young Harris College! Located in the northeast Georgia mountains, the campus is just two hours from Atlanta, Chattanooga, Asheville and Greenville. An ALL-STAR cast of coaches, including Director and Young Harris Head Coach, Forrest MacConnell, are looking forward to helping every camper improve their game.

Youth and High School players will have an opportunity to elevate their level of play in a positive, highly structured, and fun-filled summer camp environment. Get ready to bring your game to new heights!

Highlights Include

  • FIRST 20 registered campers will receive a free NIKE Vapor 2.0 Head!
  • 10 to 1 Camper to Staff ratio
  • Boys ages 10-18
  • All Positions - All Levels of Play
  • Position Specific Training
  • Air Conditioned Dorm Rooms
  • Whitewater Rafting & Ropes Course/Zip-line opportunity available
  • Reversible Jersey & Lanyard
  • Special Goalie Instruction
  • Pre-Camp Specialty Clinics available (Shooting & Defense)
  • Competition Prizes and Raffle on the last day of camp!

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Forrest MacConnell
Camp Director

Forrest MacConnell

Forrest MacConnell begins his first season as the head coach of the men's lacrosse program at Young Harris College.

Read Full Bio

MacConnell served as the interim coach this past season. MacConnell led the Mountain Lions to a 7-8 ledger during the 2017 season. Four of the Mountain Lions' losses came to nationally ranked programs - Rollins College, Lynn University, Lenoir-Rhyne University and Saint Leo University. In addition to Lenoir-Rhyne, the Mountain Lions also lost to NCAA Division II Tournament participant Wingate University.

Prior to becoming the interim head coach, MacConnell served three years as an assistant coach and defensive coordinator for the Mountain Lions. MacConnell has worked extensively with Trilogy Lacrosse, the leader in lacrosse education, for the past four years as well as coaching and working with numerous club teams around the Atlanta community.

The Cary, North Carolina, native attended Lees-McRae College where he studied Sports Management and was a four-year starter as a defensive midfielder. MacConnell earned the team's Most Improved Player Award as a Freshman for the Bobcats and helped guide his team senior year to one of the best records in the history of the program.

After Lees-McRae College, MacConnell served as an assistant coach and offensive coordinator at NCAA Division III Bethany College for a season and then as an assistant and defensive coordinator with Cary Academy for two years working with both the Middle School and High School teams. MacConnell has also coached at the Navy Lacrosse Camps for six summers, Xcelerate Lacrosse Camps for five years, as well as many other camps all over the country.

MacConnell, who earned his Eagle Scout award in 2006, played lacrosse and football at Cary High School where he was named to the all-conference first team and a team captain for both sports. He was named the team's MVP for lacrosse as a junior and received the Coaches' Award for football as a senior.

MacConnell and his wife, Caroline Tucker MacConnell, reside in Blairsville, where she is an eighth grade language arts teacher at the local middle school. 

Camp Details


Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse is excited to offer an outstanding Boys Lacrosse Camp at Young Harris College. Our goal is to bring out the very best in every player we coach.  In doing so, we focus our energies on building self-confidence and improving skills through innovative drills, small-sided games, position specific training, and team driven competition.  We encourage our campers to work 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.

Sunday, July 22nd to Thursday, July 26th
Overnight & Extended Day Camp (9:00AM to 9:00PM) options available. 

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

• Lunch & Dinner 
• Reversible Nike practice jersey 
• Camp hours: SUN 4:00PM-9:00PM, MON-WED 9:00AM-9:00PM, THURS 9:00AM-11:00AM

More 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.


Xcelerate Lacrosse offers a specialized Shooting-Dodging clinic and LSM-Defensive clinic from 1:30pm-4:30pm on the first day of camp. Clinic check-in is at 1:00pm with dinner at approximately 5:00pm. The clinics will be taught by top players and coaches.

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

Pre-Camp Specialty Clinic Check-in Sunday, July 22nd
• Check-in between 1:00-1:30pm at the dorm (TBD).
• Once checked in parents do NOT have to stay for general check in at 3:00pm.
• The specialty clinic fee is an additional $85.

Note: Space is limited.


Check-in Sunday, July 22nd
• Check-in between 3:00-4:30pm at the dorm (TBD).
• Camp will begin with an orientation at 4:45pm, followed by dinner and our first field session.

Check out Thursday, July 26th
• Check-out between 11:00am-12:00pm at the dorm.

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!

  • Housing: TBD
  • Bathrooms: shared
  • Linens: 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 dorms 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, July 22nd
• Check-in between 4:00-4:30pm at the dorm (TBD).
• Camp will begin with an orientation at 4:45pm, followed by dinner and our first field session.
• First Day pick up time and place will be provided at check-in.

July 23rd, 24th, & 25th
• Precise drop off and pick up locations for extended day campers will be provided on the first day of camp.
• Lunch & Dinner included.

Thursday, July 26th
• Last Day drop off and pick up locations for extended day campers will be provided on the first day of camp.
• Please note:  No meals provided on the last day of camp.

Daily Schedule: SUN 4:00PM-9:00PM, MON-WED 9:00AM-9:00PM, THURS 9:00AM-11:00AM


ADVENTURE Camper: Whitewater Rafting on Day 3
Whitewater Rafting will take place Tuesday morning. The rafting guides will pick up campers at 8:15am at the dorm and return campers in time for lunch and the afternoon lacrosse session. Price: $125

ADVENTURE Camper: Ropes Course & Zip-line on Day 4
The Ropes Course and Zip-lining will take place Wednesday morning. We'll bus to the Blue Ridge Adventure Park, a short drive from campus. Campers will return in time for lunch and the afternoon lacrosse session. Price: $75


Campers have the opportunity to pre-order an Xcelerate Nike t-shirt in the camp registration process through May 1, 2018. 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


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, lax golf, rec time, and camper vs. coach game.

Below is a template and is subject to change.


Early Bird Discount: $50. (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. 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 


Young Harris College

Young Harris, Georgia is located in the southern Appalachian Mountains, ideally situated between the Chattahoochee, Cherokee and Nantahala National Forests, and a scenic two-hour drive from Atlanta, Georgia and Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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, Rec Time
  • 2:00 PM Demonstrations, Position Work
  • 3:00 PM Small Group Scrimmages, Team Play
  • 5:00 PM Dinner
  • 6:15 PM Team Instruction / Games
  • 8:30 PM Extended Day Campers depart
  • 9:00 PM Free Time / Camp Store / Pizza
  • 10:45 PM Lights Out!

Camper Reviews

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This camp will be offered for the 1st time in 2018!

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Boys
Overnight $675.00
Availability: Open

Extended 9:00AM-9:00PM $575.00
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.