Girls' Lacrosse Camp

Build Confidence on the Field

A nationally renowned school. A culture of academic success. A program on the rise. A place to define yourself as a person and as an athlete.

Mercersburg Academy Girls’ Lacrosse Camp welcomes players of all skill levels for a comprehensive skill-building experience that will leave players feeling confident and prepared to compete at the next level.  Coach Ahlgren and her staff of college players and coaches will focus on skill development and improvement, from fundamental stickwork skills to advanced attacking and defending methods. Girls will have plenty of opportunities to play full field games, but will also build their abilities in small game situations. Skills Choice Sessions allow campers to choose which skills they’d like to spend time working on, while coaches will assist and help develop proper technique.  Additional activities and free time fun on the Mercersburg Academy campus provide girls with opportunities to relax and enjoy themselves.

Dates:
July 26-29, 2021 (half day July 29)

​​​​​​​Open To:
Ages 9-14

Tuition:
Commuter Early Bird $250
Residential Early Bird: $295
Commuter After 2/15/21: $285
Residential After 2/15/21: $330

Meet the Director

Kristin Ahlgren

Want to improve your shooting? Want to learn how to win the draw? Want to try out for your school’s lacrosse team or a club team next year? At Mercersburg Girls’ Lacrosse Camp, Coach Ahlgren and her staff of college players will help you develop your skills and prepare for your next level. Kristin is the varsity head coach at Mercersburg Academy and a current club coach for Renegades LC, and has coached at many lacrosse camps across the country.

The daily camp schedule will include skill work, small-sided games, full field games, film review, and a fun variety of evening events. Campers will have opportunities to choose a specific skills station each day, and they will work directly with a college player who will lead their team in the evening scrimmages.  Mercersburg Girls’ lacrosse camp focuses on improvement in both individual skill and team play. We love playing lacrosse and coaching, so our goal is to pass that love of the game on to our campers! All levels are welcome.

Program Overview

The foundation of Mercersburg lacrosse is the development of both the physical and mental game of each athlete, focusing on building athleticism, great stickwork, competitive composure, and winning attitudes. This foundation has provided the base for a program, that, in recent seasons, has reached the highest level of play and accomplishments in team history.

A coaching staff that sports extensive experience on the field and on the sidelines provides leadership for Mercersburg’s varsity, junior varsity, and beginner levels of play.

The offseason is prime time for Storm lax players to develop their athleticism and their game. Most varsity players compete on club teams in the summer and a number of athletes play other sports in the fall, while also playing in 3v3 and 5v5 tournaments, clinics, and showcases. Indoor sessions lead the winter, prepping the team for a spring-break training camp and then the regular season.

Recent Mercersburg graduates have gone on to play on the collegiate level at Bates College, Chapman University, Frostburg State University, Gettysburg College, Hamilton College, Lock Haven University, the University of Michigan, the U.S. Naval Academy, Virginia Wesleyan College, and Washington College. Several also now coach high school and club teams.

The lacrosse team trains and competes on Regents’ Field, an expansive synthetic-turf facility completed in 2009 and designated for primary use by female sports teams at Mercersburg. An adjacent natural-grass field serves as a secondary training option as well.




A Day at Camp

No two days are alike, but a typical day at Girls' Lacrosse Camp looks like this:


Living at Camp

This is overnight camping?

Attendees live in a modern, air-conditioned dormitory with with 2-4 participants per room. Carpeted hallways lead to tiled bathrooms, with showers that have privacy curtains.

Bring your trunk and personal necessities, and you are set for dorm life, Mercersburg style.

Counselors live in adjacent rooms and our open-door policy ensures comfort and safety for every attendee. An emphasis on respect, courtesy, cooperation, and consideration enables campers to live and thrive with others to make dorm life enjoyable for all.

Our Facilities

Our lacrosse camp utilizes the Hale Field House, equipped with a lacrosse wall, and Regents’ Field, an expansive synthetic turf facility completed in 2009 and designated for primary use by female sports teams at Mercersburg. The field measures 375’ x 225’, features a SprintTurf surface, and eight boxes for maximizing practice and workout opportunities.


Financial Assistance

Our financial assistance provides students displaying strong desire, high merit, and financial need the opportunity to attend our programs. Download the Financial Assistance Application along with your registration. Contact our office if you have any questions via email or phone.