Lake Forest Academy Field Hockey Camp


Lake Forest Academy
Lake Forest, IL

June 28th – July 1st, 2020

Overnight: $559
Extended Day: $459

Camp is open to ages 10-18 of all ability levels.


Curious what the difference maker was for the All-Americans of last season; Summer Field Hockey Training Camps! Lake Forest Academy is located just 30 miles north of Chicago in one of the most beautiful suburbs on Chicago’s North Shore. Lake Forest provides a secure, supportive environment for our campers and Converse College Head Coach Valerie Clarke is delighted to take the helm at Farwell Field. Valerie, a Hinsdale IL Native and our impressive staff of college coaches & players are committed to helping campers build sound fundamentals and establish strong game awareness.

At the Lake Forest Academy Camp campers will receive:

  • Authentic Revolution Field Hockey Reversible Jersey
  • Water Bottle
  • Personal Evaluation
  • 10:1 Camper to Coach Ratio
  • Specialized Goalkeeper Training
  • USA Field Hockey Futures Program Partner Camp
  • 7:00 – Wake Up
  • 7:30 – Breakfast
  • 8:45 – Commuter Campers Arrive
  • 9:00 – Daily Theme Workshop
  • 9:30 – 11:30 Skills & Position Training
  • 11:30 – Cool Down & Extra Help
  • 12:00pm – Lunch
  • 1:00 – 2:00pm Spike Ball, Frisbee & Recess Games
  • 2:30pm-4:30pm – Field Hockey Session// Strategy & Game Concept Training
  • 4:30pm-5:00pm – Extra Help & Skit Practice/ Scavenger Hunt
  • 5:00pm – Dinner
  • 6:00- Mandatory Rest
  • 6:45pm-8:30pm – Field Hockey Scrimmages
  • 8:30pm – Optional Play the Coaches + Showers
  • 8:30pm – Commuter Dismissal
  • 9:30pm – Dorm Games and Socializing/ Evening Meetings
  • 10:30pm Lights Out

Check In: 12pm – 1pm for both commuters and overnight campers. Tip for Extended Day Campers is to come at 12:30pm. First meal is Dinner. Check-in location will be at Blackstone Hall dorm.

Check Out:  Wednesday, July 25th. Parents are invited to attend final scrimmages that begin with warm-ups at 9:00am. Check-out and departure will follow at 12:00pm at Blackstone Hall dorm.

Below is a suggested list of items to bring to camp. We suggest that campers do not bring expensive personal items such as cameras, iPods/iPads, etc. Cell phones are allowed in the dorms and dining areas, but not on the field during training sessions. Please label every article you bring to camp. All items will be the responsibility of the camper. Revolution Field Hockey and its camp staff are not responsible for lost, stolen or forgotten items.

  • Health Form
  • Equipment (Stick, Shin Guards, Cleats or Athletic Sneakers, Mouthguards & Goggles)
  • Goalies (Pads, Gloves, Helmet)
  • Off-Field Clothes (Athletic Socks, T-Shirts, Shorts, Sweatshirts, etc)
  • Sunscreen
  • Linens (Twin XL)
  • Blanket/Sleeping Bag
  • Pillow
  • Toiletries
  • Shower Towel
  • Alarm Clock
  • Portable Fan (Dorms do NOT have A/C)
  • Key Deposit ($25)

Group Discounts: Team/Group discounts are given to groups who register together. For 5-9 players, the discount is $25 off for each camper. For 10 players or more, the discount is $50 for each camper. To receive this discount, please call our office at 800-944.7112 for a Coupon Code. This coupon code will enable all your group to register online individually and receive the discount.

Players are grouped first by age and then by ability. The first session is an assessment session – we will update groups after the first day.
Trainers are on site to aid in illness, injury prevention and first aid.
All campers are required to have a completed health form in order to participate at camp. You can either fill out our health form or use the doctors form and use our form as a cover page. Please fill out contact information and parent signature. HEALTH FORM
We utilize inclement weather opportunities to focus on team building, strategy sessions, individual meetings.
The nearest airport is O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, IL. You are responsible for getting yourself to and from campus, Revolution Field Hockey does not provide transportation.
Any camper who must cancel prior to camp will receive a camp credit equal to the amount of camp tuition already paid.  The credit is transferable to another family member and is good for any Revolution Field Hockey Camp or eCamps Partner program through next summer (agreement begins at time of purchase).  Any cancellation within 5 days of the start of camp will result in a camp credit minus $100 cancellation fee.  Camp credits are not extended to campers who leave camp after the start of a session.  CASH/CREDIT CARD REFUNDS ARE NOT OFFERED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE.


Valerie Clarke joined the DII Converse College (SC) program for their 2nd season in program history. Coach Clarke served as the assistant coach for Concordia University- Wisconsin from 2015 – 2017, focusing on the goalkeeper development.

Prior to joining the Valkyries, Coach Clarke served as the club administrator, U16 elite head coach, and goalkeeping coach for the Milwaukee Field Hockey Club. On the recruiting front she helped to recruit three players headed to Division I schools, one to Division II, and three to Division III.

Prior to her stint at the club level Clarke coached High School Field Hockey for University School of Milwaukee from 2010-11 and then Divine Savior Holy Angels High School from 2011-15. In 2010 her team won the Wisconsin State Championship after an undefeated season.

Clarke graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and German from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn. She played all four years for the Lynx as a goalkeeper, where she led the conference in goals against average during her senior season. Clarke also helped guide her team to conference championships during her freshman and seniors campaigns. She also obtained her Masters of Science in Sport Management from Cardinal Stritch University.

A 2006 graduate of the Asheville School in North Carolina she was a three-sport athlete (field hockey, snowboarding, and soccer) where she won multiple conference championships and state awards.

Holly Heeb joined the Morrisville State Mustangs in January 2019 as the assistant field hockey coach. In December 2018, Heeb graduated from Hendrix College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. During her time at Hendrix, she was a two-sport student-athlete  competing in field hockey and women’s lacrosse.

During her time in the Hendrix Field Hockey uniform, Heeb started in all 47 games at midfield, breaking 5 program records in goals, assists, points, shots, and shots on goal during her senior campaign in the fall of 2018. She was a four-time NFHCA Great Lakes All-Region honoree and four-time First Team All-Southern Athletic Association (SAA) honoree, where she served as captain for two seasons. She was also nominated to play in the 2018 Victory Sports Tours / NFHCA Division III Senior Game. Heeb, aside from her success within conference play, also earned academic honor roll recognition within the SAA, and was named to the NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad in 2015.

Off the playing field, Heeb served as a Student-Athlete Advisory Committee representative from 2016-2018, fulfilling the role of President during the 2018 season, where she re-established the NCAA Division III Partnership between the Special Olympics of Arkansas and Hendrix College with annual activities and coordinating volunteer opportunities. 

The native of St. Louis, Missouri is the founder of the USA FUNdamental Field Hockey program in Arkansas, creating the grassroots program that introduced the sport of field hockey to children in PE Classes and Youth Clinics. Prior to starting FUNdamental Field Hockey-Arkansas, Heeb was a PE Specialist and Yoga Specialist at Burr Oak Summer Camp for three years, and has served as a Gateway Field Hockey coach since May 2015


Valerie Clarke
Head Coach Converse College

Additional Staff

Holly Heeb
Asst. Coach, Morrisville State