Girls Lacrosse Team hosts Summer Camp

Abby Miller | Staff Writer

Instead of taking a break this summer, members of the Mason Girls lacrosse program have been focusing on the future.

The MHS Girls lacrosse team hosted a summer camp from July 22nd through July 25th for 2nd graders through rising 9th graders, all skill levels welcome. The camp took place at the MHS multipurpose field, with high schoolers leading and mentoring the young campers through scrimmage situations, fun games, and teaching basic/intermediate skills. 

Rising junior Kate Cooper said she really enjoys this camp because she can contribute to the future leaders, and build special relationships. 

“We get a bunch of girls out from all around the community and all bond over one thing we love, which is lacrosse,” Cooper said. “We can teach and pass on skills, and we can start new relationships and wait for them to come up to the high school.” 

Not only are the high school athletes meeting new girls, but helping teach valuable skills to the players that will be the future leaders of the program. Rising senior Cate Millard believes this camp is important since it allows her to bond with the girls that she may soon call her teammates.

“I like learning the players that I’m going to be playing with, especially the high schoolers because I’m going to play with them this upcoming season,” Millard said. “I just think it helps bring all of us together and allows us to get to know each other.”

Whether it is someone’s first time on the field or they’re practicing constantly, this summer camp allows the girls to learn new skills, get comfortable with the game of lacrosse, and meet other players. Cooper said she enjoyed the camp and all that it had to offer. 

“It’s just very fun,” Cooper said. “We make it all about them and make sure that the biggest thing about the camp is everyone leaves having fun and wanting to come back next year.”