The Lacrosse Academy's most important concern is the safety of our campers. All camp staff have passed recent comprehensive state and federal criminal background checks. 



Doug Bartlett, Director

    •    VMI-21 years as Head Coach (1986-2005)
    •    Radford University-Head Coach 1983-84, Assistant Coach 1982-83

    •    Current chairman of the Division I North/South Lacrosse game
    •    Longest tenured coach in VMI’s 167-year history
    •    2-time Coach of the South Team in the the Division I North/South Lacrosse game
    •    Keynote speaker at the US Lacrosse Association national convention
    •    4-year starter on SUNY- Geneseo


Mike Caravana, Director

    •    Denison University - Head Coach (1991-2005/2008-present)
    •    Former U.S. Men's National Team Assistant Coach
    •    Woodberry Forest - Head Coach (2006-2007)
    •    University of Virginia - Assistant Coach (1988-1990)
    •    Brown University - Assistant Coach (1986-'87)

A four-year letterwinner at the University of Virginia in men's lacrosse...Captain his senior season...A four-time All-American (1980-'83)...Three-time All-ACC selection (1980-'82)...Led UVa in assists all four seasons and points scored three times (1980, '82, '83)...Led the ACC in assists in 1980...Graduated ranked third all-time in career assists (104) at UVa.

    •    Babe Kraus Division III Coach of the Year (1994)
    •    Division III Coach of the Year (1994)
    •    Three-time NCAC Coach of the Year (2005, 2002, 1997)
    •    Ohio Lacrosse Association Hall of Fame (2010)
    •    Charlottesville Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame (2003)
    •    Long Island Metro Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame (2000)
    •    Four-time All-American (1980-'83)

Recent Camp Coaches

Billy Wolford - Ohio Machine
Dom Marzano - Head Coach Capital University
Grant Zimmerman - Assistant Head Coach Denison University
Joel Zalesky - Assistant Head Coach Denison University
Drew Sraver - Former Head Coach Dublin Scioto HS
Reed Peterson - Former Assistant Head Coach Berry College and Centre College
Tom Duman - Associate Head Coach Franklin Regional
Nate Nelson - Varsity Coach Westerville North
Billy Taylor - Head Coach  Granville High School
Dan Delawyer - Life Coach, former VMI player
Matt Berner - Head Coach Dublin Sells
Jamie Tyack - Head Coach Worthington Youth Select
Dan Hendrickson - Head Coach Hastings Middle School
Gordie Byrne - Head Coach Canfield HS
Will Emery - Head Coach Wellington School
Jim Myers - Head Coach Severna Park Youth

Current players from Denison University, Ohio State University, Syracuse University, Depauw University, Greensboro College, Bates College, Lake Erie, Jacksonville University, Siena College, Ohio Northern, Trinity College, Centre College, and other top players from  top Division I, II, and III teams will also be counselors.

Emergency Camp Contacts

 Denison University Camps

cell-phonecontact Ashlin Caravana
(740) 973-9348 cell

Virginia Camps

cell-phonecontact Doug Bartlett
(540) 817-0050 cell

University of Minnesota Camp

cell-phonecontact Ryan Olson
(646) 884-1244 cell