North Central College - Chicago, IL Girls Lacrosse Camp

North Central College - Chicago, IL Girls Lacrosse Camp
North Central College - Chicago, IL Girls Lacrosse Camp

We’re excited to get back to North Central College for our 3rd year of high performance instruction! The school’s 65-acre campus is located in historic Naperville, Illinois, just 28 miles from Chicago.

Attracting players from the Midwest and beyond, Xcelerate Nike’s experienced staff will provide campers with an elevated level of instruction in a positive, highly structured, and fun-filled environment. Get ready to bring your game to new heights!

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
  • Indoor Swimming Pool!
  • Reversible Jersey & Lanyard
  • Special Goalie instruction
  • Competition Prizes and Raffle on the last day of camp!

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Patricia Ryan
Camp Director

Patricia Ryan

Directing camp this summer at North Central College is Patricia Ryan. A former Ohio Wesleyan player, Ryan, is in her first as year an assistant coach with the Earlham College women's lacrosse program.

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Ryan comes to Earlham from Ohio Wesleyan University (OWU) where she completed a stellar career for the Battling Bishops' women's lacrosse program. Ryan has 102 career goals, 53 assists, and 155 career points. She finished in the top three in scoring for OWU each of her four years as a women's lacrosse player.

Ryan has experience leading youth as she worked with the YMCA for three summers as well as at the Boys & Girls Club of Columbus this past summer. As the head camp counselor of the YMCA in the summer of 2015, Ryan was responsible for overseeing the entire camp staff as well as coordinating day-to-day events and operations.

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OUR COACHES TEACH ALL LEVELS OF PLAY! We provide a nice balance of experienced senior staff members (college and high school coaches), enthusiastic recent college graduates, and current college players. 

Camp Details

Xcelerate Your Game!

Located on the strolling 65-acre campus in Naperville’s beautiful residential Historic District this campus offers campers a unique place to play the game you love while focusing on fundamentals, position specific training, drills and scrimmages. Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse is offering one session of overnight with a commuter (Extended Day Camp 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM) option available. 

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

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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, July 24th 
• Check-in between 3:00-4:30pm at Rall Residence Hall. 
• Camp will begin with an orientation at 4:45pm, followed by dinner and our first field session.
Check-out Thursday, July 27th
• Check-out between 11:00am-12:00pm at Rall Residence 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: Rall Residence 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 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, July 24th 
• Check-in between 4:00-4:30 pm, at Rall Residence Hall.
• Camp will begin with an orientation at 4:45 pm, followed by dinner and our first field session.
• First Day pick up is 8:45 pm at Rall Residence Hall.

July 25th & 26th
• Check-in is 8:45 am at Rall Residence Hall.
• Pick up is 8:45 pm at Rall Residence Hall.

Thursday, July 27th
• Last day check-in is 8:45 am at Rall Residence Hall.
• Last Day pick up is 11:30 am at Rall Residence Hall.
Daily Schedule: MON 4:30PM-8:45PM, TUE-WED 8:45AM-8:45PM, THURS 8:45AM-11:30AM


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



The 65-acre campus is situated in Naperville’s beautiful residential Historic District. The campus is just 28 miles from Chicago and a 30-minute ride on the Metra train from downtown Chicago. O’Hare International Airport is 27 miles from campus; Midway Airport is 30 miles.

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!

Camper Reviews

Parent of North Central Camper '16

  • 5/5.
I am a better player!

The staff provided was great, and the way they made the camp personable was awesome! The coaches were very approachable and easy to learn from! I am a better player after attending this camp!

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Parent of North Central Camper '15

  • 4/5.
Thank you Nike Xcelerate Team!

The saftey level at this camp was great! Coaches walked with the girls everywhere and were always with them.  The trainer on staff was always available and ready to help the campers. I am very impressed with the professionalism level the staff members displayed at this camp! Thank you Nike Xcelerate Team!

Camp Dates & Prices

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