CMLC alum Colin Kirst against his brother CJ Kirst in the semifinals on May 28, 2022. Goalie vs Attack! This photo captures the unique smiles and energy of all the five Kirst brothers. All five have attended CMLC since they could walk and hold a lacrosse stick.
This is the second year our son has attended camp. It was nothing short of amazing!!! From registration to pick-up, it was flawless. Our son loved all the coaching, leadership, food, swimming, and lax camaraderie! When asked if he missed us, he said, "NO"...LOL. That's a testament to how comfortable and how safe he felt with all the councilors, staff, and campers. All of you should be proud of the tradition of providing these young people with an experience they'll remember for a lifetime. We'll see you next year.
I just wanted to write you and thank the directors, coaches, and staff for what was truly wonderful experience for my son. He certainly improved his lacrosse skills, but also emerged with greater maturity and a much better sense of himself as he grows into a young adult. What a joy to see.
I will vouch for this camp! Lucas had an absolute blast! He still talks about it 7 months later. He will be going for as long as they will let him. Highly recommend.
Our son had a blast this week! Thank you for all the time, effort and sensitivity in helping making this possible for him.
Last year we took the jump and had our oldest, Torin, who had just turned 10 attend what was his first sleepover camp. Why? Knowing Bob Low for a number of years and finding comfort in the fact that he was there as well as a number of his friends from lacrosse attending made us feel completely comfortable. Beyond that I saw a very engaged staff, kids living in the momnet and not on technology and it reminded me of camp when I grew up. Happy to chat more about it with anyone, but overall a great experience.
Philip and Matthew Johnson attended the 2018 camp. This year both were selected to play for their home county (State) of Yorkshire in the Nick Kehoe International competition, facing national teams from around Europe. Both managed to score and help their team reach the competition Final. This year Philip has been selected to trial for both the England U23 and England Senior squads. Without the excellent coaching received at Cardigan Mountain Lacrosse Camp this would not have been possible.
Yes, it was lacrosse all day! My son enjoyed this camp and felt it helped improve his skills and knowledge of the game. Highly suggest that you attend this camp!
ALL OF THE COACHES WERE FANTASTIC! Not only did my son learn some valuable things about lacrosse, but more importantly, he picked up some very beneficial life skills that will pay dividends for him in the coming years when he moves on to high school and college. I am so very thankful to the Apels who encouraged me to send my son to this great camp! He is looking forward to attending this camp again next year! I only wish that you had a similar type of a camp for girls, as I would send my daughter!
My wife and I have both noticed a SIGNIFICANT POSITIVE CHANGE in our son’s confidence and overall happiness and we believe it all started at Cardigan Mountain Lax camp.
I just wanted to reach out and thank you for all you did for my son and me as well. All in all he had GREAT TIME while participating and takes great pleasure in showing us all the new moves and techniques he left with. We look forward to next year.
Just a note to tell you that our son had a SUPERB EXPERIENCE at Cardigan this summer. Thank you for making it possible - You'll see him back at camp next year!
"A+ IN EVERY CATEGORY!" (in my son's words). He had a great time at the camp, and had tremendous things to say about every aspect coaching, fitness, new friends food etc. He looks forward to next year and plans on doing both sessions. Thank you very much for providing all the campers with such a great experience.
Thank you for putting together a FIRST CLASS youth lacrosse camp! My 10 year old son insists on returning next year. I could tell before we had completed the check-in that your camp was run and operated in a superior fashion. This was true of the coaching, the organization, the dorm masters and the facilities. I commend you on an excellent job!
My son Andrew had the BEST TIME EVER at your camp! He learned a ton and made some new friends.
I am so glad Michael attended your camp. It was a POSITIVE EXPERIENCE for him and he felt that he came away with NEW SKILLS to bring to his game. He was encouraged by the feedback he received from your coaching staff, Thank you!!
A GREAT CAMP EXPERIENCE! I really saw my game getting better from the first day I was there to the last. I will definitely be coming back again this summer.
Boy, did my son have a great time! Your camp provided the learning experience we were hoping for; he feels the skills and team training were excellent and will help his level of play greatly. By what we saw at the championship game and awards ceremony, YOUR COACHING STAFF IS TOP NOTCH, and we agree that you're the best lacrosse camp in the country!
WHAT A GREAT CAMP! My son had a good time and learned new, great skills to help him take his game to the next level. Guest speaker Carlos Moleda definitely was inspirational and 'cool' according to my son.
My two sons could not get over how great the entire experience was. They received BETTER COACHING than any camp they ever attended. After attending the awards ceremony I could easily see why. IMPRESSIVE STAFF AND ORGANIZATION. Traveling from Florida, we really appreciate your effort to ensure a productive and fun experience.
Not only are you educating our boys to be the best lacrosse players they can become, but you are also INSTILLING LIFELONG VALUES that will help them become gentlemen of good character.
My gratitude to you and your staff for conducting A TERRIFIC CAMP. Our group from Austin, Texas, had a wonderful time and hopes to return next year. After watching an exhibition this past weekend where all the boys played well above their level, I have to credit your camp for the improvement.
My son LOVED EVERYTHING about the camp and getting to play for coaches Glennon and Johnson was an unexpected treat. We've passed the word!
THANK YOU for the extraordinary kindness and patience that you and your staff showed to my son. This was his first time away and he was really nervous. Your coaches were able to get him focused back on lacrosse, meeting new boys, and helping his team. The entire program was A GREAT GROWTH EXPERIENCE for him; he loved the evening speakers.
You run A WONDERFUL CAMP. My son really enjoyed it and is already looking forward to doing two sessions next year. I will be certain to sign him up again early!
My son said it was the BEST CAMP he had ever been to and the BEST COACHING he had ever received. It was a huge success for him and a wonderful experience. He is so passionate about the game and this just got him even more fired up....it was the BEST 4 DAYS OF THE SUMMER!
Thanks again Dud for speaking with my son's coach for the added feedback--it's great to hear. This camp has been a great experience for him and you are to be applauded for the organization, level of coaching, and lessons you are teaching these fine young men.
YOUR TRAINER WAS HEROIC! My son has cystic fibrosis and had to take an aerosolized medication in the morning and wear a percussive vest for 20 minutes twice a day. Your trainer helped him get setup for his treatments and went way above and beyond the call of duty.
My son had an AMAZING TIME....talented coaches, inspired presentations and guest speakers. Most importantly, the camp exposed him to a wonderful philosophy about the game of lacrosse which he will stay with him. He can't wait to come back next summer and is planning to bring a few friends from Long Island.
My son has attended your camp the last 2 summers and will be attending again this summer. He absolutely loves it. He recently told me he got a 93 on his science test, but that he had taken the challenge test and could have easily gotten 100 on the regular test. I asked him why he took the challenge test. He replied that one of the college coaches at Cardigan Camp told the boys they needed to work hard in school, to challenge themselves, take the hardest classes. What a lesson! I was happy my son loved your lacrosse camp, now I'm even happier knowing he's taking away a lot more than lacrosse.
We all had a truly fantastic time! The campus was beautiful, the people all friendly and the level of COACHING WAS IMPRESSIVE. From the moment we arrived until the end, we felt welcomed. I improved vastly as a lacrosse player, but also learned other lessons (mostly about American culture and spirit!) off the pitch, and made some great friendships.You run a great camp, and we will be recommending it to other English lacrosse players.