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Summer Sports Camp for Boys & Girls


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Director of Boys Lacrosse

Chris Perkins

Academy Camps Director of Boys Lacrosse, Coach Chris Perkins, is a head varsity high school coach, former collegiate captain, boarding school dean and father of 3. His credentials say it all!

The Head Boys Lacrosse Coach at The Berkshire School since 2017, Coach Chris has skillfully guided the Bears in the WNESSLA Division 1, a powerhouse league of “Who’s Who“ in high school lacrosse. His past summers have been spent as a member of the coaching staff for one of the top club lacrosse programs in the country, 2Way Lacrosse Club.

Chris was a 3-sport athlete at The St. Marks School and then attended The Lawrenceville School in New Jersey. A soccer, ice hockey and lacrosse standout at “L’ville”- Chris then took his “game” to Connecticut College. At “Conn,” Chris was a 4-year lacrosse letter-winner, team captain his senior year and represented Conn in the NELIA Senior East/West All-Star Game.

In addition to being at the helm of Berkshire Lacrosse, Chris teaches Advanced Economics, is the Freshman Dean and the Head Varsity Squash Coach.

Chris’ wife Elizabeth, also a member of the Berkshire faculty, graduated from Colgate where she played ice hockey & lacrosse and they have three student-athlete children at The Berkshire School.

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Academy Camps offers an alternative to the typical summer youth lacrosse experience of tournaments that focus primarily on games.
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Director of Girls Lacrosse

Angela Vecchiarelli

We are thrilled to have Ang “Coach Vec” Vecchiarelli leading Academy Camps Girls Lacrosse and assisting with our Performance & Wellness program. Known for her versatility as a coach, Ang currently serves as the Head Girls Lacrosse Coach, Assistant Girls’ Basketball Coach, and Strength and Conditioning Coach at Suffield Academy. She brings boundless energy and extensive experience.

A graduate of Williams College, Angela was a standout lacrosse and basketball player during her collegiate career. Her passion for lacrosse began in her hometown of Agawam, Massachusetts, where she developed a love for the sport that has continued to this day. We’re confident Angela’s dedication and expertise will help our lacrosse players reach their full potential, both on and off the field.

At Academy Camps, skill progression is at the forefront of what we do. Our campers improve and refine all facets of their lacrosse game in a positive, progressive and challenging environment. Every day.

Our high-performance coaching staff lead individual and group sessions, position-specific skill work, competitive scenarios and various forms of game-play that cover every position on the field.

Among the skills your child will develop and hone within Academy Camps Lacrosse are:

  • Stick handling
  • Shooting
  • Passing
  • Catching
  • Ground Balls
  • Individual & Team Defense
  • Field Spacing
  • Play Execution
  • Decision Making
  • Game IQ
  • Speed & Agility
  • Team Building
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David Holmes Field

Academy Camps Lacrosse takes place on the state-of-the-art David Holmes Field and is suplemented by our upper-turf field and over 7 natural grass fields. Athletes will also have access to the 30,000 square-foot Tisch Field House during inclement weather.

2024 Sessions

Session Length Dates Fee
Session 1 Two Weeks Sunday, June 23 - Friday, July 5 $4,750
One Week* Sunday, June 23 - Saturday, June 29 $2,900
Session 2 Two Weeks Sunday, July 7 - Friday, July 19 $4,750
One Week* Sunday, July 7 - Saturday, July 13 $2,900
Session 3 Two Weeks Sunday, July 21 - Friday, August 2 $4,750
One Week* Sunday, July 21 - Saturday, July 27 $2,900

*PLEASE NOTE: One Week Sessions are ONLY available for athletes that have completed 5th or 6th grade

Prior to March 1, a $750 deposit is due upon enrollment. After March 1, 50% of tuition is due upon enrollment. The balance is due on May 1.

Additional charges include a $175 “AC Gear Pack” fee and camp transportation based on origin/destination.