Albion College - Albion, MI Boys Lacrosse Camp

Albion College - Albion, MI Boys Lacrosse Camp
Albion College - Albion, MI Boys Lacrosse Camp

Home to our top rated instructional lacrosse camp is Division 3’s Albion College in Michigan. Centrally located, Albion is right off Interstate 94, between Detroit and Chicago. With a perfect small college setting, campers will have the opportunity to personally work with Xcelerate Nike’s experienced staff members, including Albion Head Coach and Camp Director, Jake DeCola.

Our 2018 Michigan camp location is ideal for all players in the area. Get ready to play the game at a high level and have some big time fun!

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
  • Clean & Comfortable Dorm Rooms at Albion
  • 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

Jacob DeCola
Camp Director

Jacob DeCola

Directing camp this summer at Albion College is Jacob DeCola. Coach DeCola came to Albion College in 2009 to begin the varsity lacrosse program. Under his leadership, the Britons have won Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association championships and achieved berths in the NCAA Division III Championship in 2015, 2016, and 2017.

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Albion has won 64 contests over the last five seasons, including undefeated records in conference play the past three years. 

Albion has celebrated three honorable mention All-Americans as selected by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association and 26 all-MIAA picks, including the league's defensive most valuable players in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and the offensive MVP in 2015 and 2017. Also in 2015, the Britons were among the NCAA Division III leaders in clearing percentage, scoring offense, face-off winning percentage and ground balls. In 2016, Kyle DeCamp was the Division III statistical champion in ground balls per game.

In addition to building a successful program on the field, the Britons have built a reputation for sportsmanship and academic excellence that has garnered national attention. In 2015, the National Intercollegiate Lacrosse Officials Association awarded Albion with the James "Ace" Adams Sportsmanship Award, honoring the team whose coaches, players and fans exhibit the best sportsmanship in the region (District 6).  

In the classroom, Zach Hubbell, Dylan Neal and Joe Silvestri have achieved Scholar All-America status from the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association, and Silvestri was selected as an Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Before the move to Albion, DeCola served for five years as the top assistant and defensive coordinator at Guilford College, in Greensboro, N.C. A member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, his Guilford defense competed yearly against top 20 nationally ranked opponents. In his tenure he mentored a pre-season All-American and numerous All Conference (ODAC) players. Prior to this, he was the head coach at Greensboro Day School, where his team was honored with the 2001 North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association’s Tony Cullen Sportsmanship Award.

After completing his master's degree from the University of Utah, DeCola was named head coach of East High School in Salt Lake City. Inheriting a team with a record of 1-11, he transformed the Leopards program, finishing the season 8-5 with the first trip to the state playoffs in school history.

Originally from the Boston area, DeCola graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth in 1995 with a B.F.A. in sculpture. While there, he was a four-year starter in the goal, led the Corsairs as a senior captain, and held a nationally ranked save percentage.

DeCola grew up on the north shore of Boston, in Beverly, Mass., and graduated from Beverly High School in 1991.

Camp Details


Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse is excited to offer an outstanding Boys Lacrosse Camp at Albion 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.

Monday, June 25th to Thursday, June 28th
Overnight & Extended Day Camp (9:00AM to 9:00PM) options available. 

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

• Lunch & Dinner 
• Reversible Nike practice jersey 
• Camp hours: MON 4:00PM-9:00PM, TUE-WED 9:00AM-9:00PM, THURS 9:00AM-11:30AM

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 Monday, June 25th
• Check-in between 1:00-1:30pm at Mitchell Towers.
• 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 Monday, June 25th
• Check-in between 3:00-4:30pm at Mitchell Towers. 
• Camp will begin with an orientation at 4:45pm, followed by dinner and our first field session.
Check-out Thursday, June 28th
• Check-out between 11:00am-12:00pm at Mitchell Towers.
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: Mitchell Towers
Bathrooms: shared
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: No | No A/C in dorm - please bring a fan
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 25th
• Check-in between 4:00-4:30pm at Mitchell Towers.
• 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.

June 26th & 27th
• Precise drop off and pick up locations for extended day campers will be provided on the first day of camp.
• Lunch & Dinner included.

Thursday, June 28th
• 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: MON 4:00PM-9:00PM, TUE-WED 9:00AM-9:00PM, THURS 9:00AM-11:30AM


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, 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, 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



Albion College's 225-acre campus sits 90 miles west of Detroit and 175 miles east of Chicago. 

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 Albion Lacrosse Camper '17

  • 5/5.
Learn new skills!

My son really enjoyed talking and learining from the camp counselors. He mostly enjoyed learning new face off skills, the scrimmages and the championship game!

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Parent of Albion Lacrosse Camper '17

  • 5/5.
Looking forward to returning!

My son has been to many college campus lacrosse camps and this one was the most organized by far. Eliminating this stress made it all the more enjoyable for my son (& us parents!). Looking forward to returning for quite some time!

Parent of Albion Lacrosse Camper '17

  • 4/5.
Fun games!

My son really enjoyed learning more about his positions. Also, he liked that they did fun games like fastest shot and longest shot.

Parent of Albion Lacrosse Camper '16

  • 5/5.
We'll be back next summer!

So impressed with the coaching staff! I appreciated the player/coach ratio - feel that we certainly got our money's worth.  Good check in process, friendly staff, good accommodations and food.  We will be back next summer! 

Albion Lacrosse Camper '16

  • 5/5.
More confident!

You should check this camp out, it really helped me strengthen my skills and feel more confident as a player. 

Albion Lacrosse Camper '15

  • 4/5.
Great time!

I had a great time at camp and I learned so much. I would definitely go back next summer! 

Albion Lacrosse Camper '15

  • 4/5.
Good instruction!

Good instruction and explanations from coaches and I was impressed with the overall organization of the entire camp.. The Albion Head Coach was great!!

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Boys
Overnight $525.00
Availability: Open

Extended 9:00AM-9:00PM $425.00
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.