St. Olaf College - Minneapolis-St Paul, MN Girls Lacrosse Camp

St. Olaf College - Minneapolis-St Paul, MN Girls Lacrosse Camp
St. Olaf College - Minneapolis-St Paul, MN Girls Lacrosse Camp

The coaches of Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse, including camp director Emily Roussel, are excited to return to St. Olaf College in 2017 and work with the up and coming stars of Minnesota! Just 45 minutes south of the Twin Cities, St. Olaf College is the ideal setting for high performance lacrosse instruction.

The activities will be endless as campers will play on beautiful fields, hang out in the student center with new friends and coaches, cool off in the campus pool, and chill out by the Thorson fire pit at night. It’s going to be a great camp! 

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
  • Clean & Comfortable Dormitory Rooms at St. Olaf
  • Olympic Size Swimming Pool
  • All you can eat college dining buffet in cafeteria!
  • Movie Night & Outdoor Fire Pit
  • Reversible Jersey & Lanyard
  • Special Goalie instruction
  • Competition Prizes and Raffle on the last day of camp!

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Emily Roussel
Camp Director

Emily Roussel

Directing camp at St. Olaf College is Emily Roussel. Coach Roussel is currently an assistant coach at Concordia University-St. Paul and will serve as head director of the St. Olaf camp in 2017 after serving as assistant director in 2016.  

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Coach Roussel was an IWLCA All-American collegiate player at Tiffin University and received the school’s ‘Scholar Athlete’ award her senior year.  She was a two-time GLIAC Attacker of the Year, a four-time All-GLIAC performer (three-time first team) and the only player in program history to become a two-time IWLCA All-Region pick.

A well-rounded student-athlete, Roussel was a three-time GLIAC All-Academic Excellence honoree. During her playing career, she compiled 282 career goals which ranks third in Division II history and second in program history.  Her 348 career points rank second in program history and 12th in Division II history.

A member of the Tiffin Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), Roussel was also involved on campus in Business Summit to Success, Green and Gold Awards Committee and Athletes in Action.

Roussel is working towards a master’s degree in leadership and management at Concordia.

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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!

Come join Xcelerate Nike Camp Director, Mo Dunnigan, this summer at the Minnesota Girls Lacrosse Camp at St. Olaf College. Our goal is to provide each camper with focused, intensive, position specific training sessions essential to improvement.

Monday, July 10th to Thursday, July 13th
• 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 10th
• Check-in between 3:00-4:30pm at Hilleboe Hall. 
• Camp will begin with an orientation at 4:45pm, followed by dinner and our first field session.
Check-out Thursday, July 13th
• Check-out between 11:00am-12:00pm at Hilleboe 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: Hilleboe Hall
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, July 10th
• Check-in between 4:00-4:30 pm, at Hilleboe 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 Hilleboe Hall.

July 11th & 12th
• Check-in is 8:45 am at Hilleboe Hall.
• Pick up is 8:45 pm at Hilleboe Hall.

Thursday, July 13th
• Last day check-in is 8:45 am at Hilleboe Hall.
• Last Day pick up is 11:30 am at Hilleboe 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



Northfield is a historic river town of 20,000 in the southeast part of Minnesota, just 45 minutes from the Twin Cities and Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) international airport. Known as “The Hill,” St. Olaf College’s picturesque 300-acre campus is home to 10 athletic facilities. Adjacent to campus are 325 acres of restored wetlands, woodlands, and native tallgrass prairie owned and maintained by St. Olaf.

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

St. Olaf Overnight Lacrosse Camper '16

  • 5/5.
Fun time!

I would recomend this camp because I met really good friends there and it was an amazing experience for young girls. If you love lax it's perfect and if you love fun times it's also perfect!

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St. Olaf Overnight Lacrosse Camper '15

  • 5/5.

The coaches at this camp make long hard lacrosse days feel fun. I really playing with other people my age that shared my passions for lacrosse. I wish it was already summer 2016 so I could go back to camp tomorrow. This camp was amazing! 

Parent of St. Olaf Lacrosse Camper '15

  • 5/5.
We will be sending her next summer!

My daughter is very new to the sports and this was just what she needed to get excited about it.  All of the coaches and campers were so welcoming and nice to her.  when she didn't understand a certain move or drill the coaches were always easy to talk to and good at finding another way to explain it. This camp had great coaches and nice people.  We will be sending her next summer!

Camp Dates & Prices

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