Baldwin Wallace University - Cleveland, OH Girls Lacrosse Camp

Baldwin Wallace University - Cleveland, OH Girls Lacrosse Camp
Baldwin Wallace University - Cleveland, OH Girls Lacrosse Camp

Baldwin Wallace University is quickly becoming the place to be for rising stars. A perfect campus setting with easy walks to the fields, recreation center, swimming pool, and campus cafeteria, campers will get a true sense of what college life is all about.

A stellar coaching crew will provide campers with high level instruction at all positions. It’s time to help the Midwest continue its trend toward the forefront of the lacrosse world. We can’t think of a better place to do it than Baldwin Wallace.

Highlights Include

  • FIRST 20 registered campers will receive a free NIKE Lacrosse Head!
  • 10 to 1 Camper to Staff ratio
  • Girls ages 10-18
  • All Positions - All Levels of Play
  • Position Specific Training
  • Air Conditioned Dorm Rooms
  • Reversible Jersey & Lanyard
  • Special Goalie instruction
  • Competition Prizes and Raffle on the last day of camp!

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Kim Russell
Camp Director

Kim Russell

Directing camp this summer at Baldwin Wallace University is Kim Russell. Coach Russell enters her fifth season as the head coach of the Baldwin Wallace University women's lacrosse team in 2017.

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Russell has led the Yellow Jackets to the Ohio Athletic Conference Championship game in two of the first three years of the conference program, including two straight in 2014 and 2015. In just the second year of the program, Russell guided the team to a school-record 14 victories and an overall mark of 14-4 and a first place finish in the OAC.

Russell has been coaching women's lacrosse for the past 19 years and has coached at every level. She came to BW after serving as the first-ever club coach at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington in the spring of 2011. She started the first girl's high school lacrosse team on the westside of Cleveland at Magnificat High School and started the first youth and middle
school teams in 1996 for girls on the west side of Cleveland through Rocky River Recreationin 2003. Kim was inducted into the US Lacrosse (Ohio NC Chapter) Hall of Fame in 2015.

Presently, she is involved as a coach and advisor at the Ohio Premier Lacrosse Club of Cleveland. She also sits on the board for U.S. Lacrosse (Ohio North Coast Chapter). She has coached and mentored numerous student-athletes who have gone on to play at the collegiate level and who continues to give back by coaching or officiating.

Russell has a vast background as a teacher, coach and instructor. In addition to her coaching and administration responsibilities, she taught physical education for 11 years at the Ruffing Montessori School in Rocky River and at the Virgin Islands Montessori School & International Academy (2006-2010). She also has served as a Group Exercise Instructor for the past 30 years and is currently certified to teach Zumba, Level II stand up baddle board and yoga.

Russell is a 1989 graduate of the College of William & Mary (Va.) where she played NCAA Division I field hockey and lacrosse.  As a senior, William & Mary won both a conference and ECAC (East Coast Athletic Conference) titles and Russell was named as a starter for the North-South All-Star Game.

Following graduation from William & Mary, she began working for International Management Group (IMG) in its Golf Division and remained there until 1993.

Camp Details

Xcelerate Your Game!

BW's Head Coach, Kim Russell, will be directing camp again this summer. Her goal has always been to engage and inspire each player at camp and instill positive character traits such as confidence, self-motivation, and a passion for the sport. Overnight and Commuter (Extended Day Camp 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM) options available.

Monday, July 24th to Thursday, July 27th
• Overnight & Commuter (Extended Day Camp 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM) options available

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.


Monday, July 24th
• Check-in runs from 3:00pm to 4:30pm on day one at Ernsthausen Hall.
• Camp will begin with an orientation at 4:45pm, followed by dinner and our first field session.
Thursday, July 27th
• Check-out on the final day is 11:00am at Ernsthausen Hall.
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 ♦ No fan needed - dorms air-conditioned​
Suggested spending money: $40
Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times
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, July 24th
• Check-in between 4:00-4:30 pm, at Ernsthausen Hall.
• Camp will begin with an orientation at 4:45pm, followed by dinner and our first field session.
• First Day pick up is 8:45 pm at Ernsthausen Hall.
July 25th & 26th
• Check-in is 8:45 am at Ernsthausen Hall.
• Pick up is 8:45 pm at Ernsthausen Hall.
Thursday, July 27th
• Last day check-in is 8:45 am at Ernsthausen Hall. 
• Last Day pick up is 11:00 am at Ernsthausen Hall.
Daily Schedule: MON 4:30PM-8:45PM, TUE-WED 8:45AM-8:45PM, THURS 8:45AM-11:00AM


Campers have the opportunity to pre-order an Xcelerate Nike t-shirt in the camp registration process through May 1, 2017. 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, swim time, rec time, and camper vs. coach game.
Below is a template and is subject to change.


Early Bird Discount: $50. (Available until January 31, 2017). You can call 1-800-645-3226 to receive the early bird discount over the phone or you can enter in the offer code XLR817 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 XLGK17 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



Baldwin Wallace University is located in Berea, Ohio just 20 minutes from Cleveland. The tree-lined campus is surrounded by a safe, residential neighborhood of picturesque homes. The centerpiece of athletic facilities at BW is the Lou Higgins Center, home to varsity athletics, sports and recreation programs and the School of Health, Physical Education and Sport Sciences. The Center includes Ursprung Gymnasium, the Harrison Dillard Track, Natatorium, extensive workout facilities and state-of-the-art athletic training facilities.

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 Wor
  • 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!

Camper Reviews

Parent of Baldwin Wallace Overnight Lacrosse Camper '16

  • 5/5.

Coach Russell and her staff were amazing. My daughter has shown fantastic improvement...this will be an annual event. I wish you could conduct an additional camp during the year. 

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Parent of Baldwin Wallace Overnight Lacrosse Camper '16

  • 5/5.
Xcelerate really lit the fire!

My daughter was at the Baldwin Wallace camp and your staff truly inspired and cemeted her love of the sport. Xcelerate really lit the fire. 

Parent of Baldwin Wallace Overnight Lacrosse Camper '15

  • 5/5.

Thanks so much for the superior experience you all provided at the recent Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse camp in BW. This was truly well done from check in to check out and our daughter had a ball. Of particular note was the excellent coaching staff. We had the opportunity on four occasions to come and observe. Each time we saw care, professionalism, passion and skill being passed on to the was really inspiring for the kids and us as well. In particular, your emphasis on teaching individualized skills on a daily basis, positive reward as a teaching philosophy and helping them understand the power of being a team player were especially evident. Thanks!

Camp Dates & Prices

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-645-3226 we would be happy to help you.