You're never too young to start! We have had kids as young as 4 years old join us at camp, so if you feel your child can handle a full day of camp, bring her!
You're Never Too Young To Learn
As far as we're concerned, if you can hold a stick you can play lacrosse! We have had players as young as 4-years-old come to camp, and love it! We accommodate all skill levels, and are thrilled when girls come out to give lacrosse a try for the first time.
For those intermediate players, we believe that the only way for good players to get better is to practice the fundamentals, and that is what we focus on at camp. Fundamentals, fundamentals, fundamentals!
Enthusiasm is Important
We have a long, rich history of fun here at Sparta Lacrosse Camp, and that's because we encourage all of our players to trust in the people around them and not be afraid to be themselves. We consider our lacrosse program to be one, big family, and, as such, the campers and counselors alike enjoy every minute they get to be on the field.
Work and Play
If you're going to do something, do it with 100% effort. That is what we tell our players every day at practice, and that is what we tell our campers at camp. We firmly believe that hard work yields the best results, and we foster that in every athlete that steps on our field.
In the many years that we have been running this camp we have seen long standing friendships evolve among our many players here at camp, and that is so, so crucial to building a successful girls program. We encourage all of our players to get to know the people around them, and to appreciate what their teammates have to offer, and the results have been fabulous. Each and every year our Varsity players, all former campers at one point or another, share a camaraderie that is noticeably strong, and those kind of connections are what have allowed us to be successful on the field.
Camp allows our current players the opportunity to work with and get to know the younger players in our area, which is a crucial part of building lacrosse across Sussex County. Not only does it give the older girls in our area the chance to help develop young players who were once just like them, it gives the younger girls strong, positive role models to look up to.
Never Too Cool
We appreciate and accept all personality types at camp, and live by the idea that we are "never too cool for school." There is no judgement or cattiness among our campers, as that just isn't the way we like to do things. To ensure that all types of athletes get the most out of every day of camp, we encourage good and positive behavior among all of our campers and counselors.
Long Time Connections
Over the many years that coach Brennan has been running this camp, she feels that the longstanding connections made between players and coaches, and the players themselves, are the best part of camp. "I have girls on my Varsity team now that I have known since they were in first grade. Getting to know them at summer camp, and watching them grow up, as athletes and as people, has been absolutely extraordinary. And watching their friendships grow is just remarkable."
A Future on the Field
What a young player learns at camp can serve as the foundation for a long and wonderful lacrosse career. In the past ten years we have had players go on to play college lacrosse at The University of Delaware, Susquehanna University, Misericordia College, Stevens Institute of Technology, Rowan University, The College of New Jersey, Sacred Heart University, Catholic University of America, Wagner College, Quinnipiac University, Goucher College, Monmouth University, Southern Connecticut University, Scranton University, Ramapo College, The University of Mary Washington, and, just recently, two sophomore commitments to The University of Michigan. All of these girls were, at one point, Sparta Girls Lacrosse campers.