Virginia Episcopal School

VES is a co-ed college preparatory school for boarding and day students in grades 9 – 12. In our intentionally small, diverse and engaging community—260 young men and women and 40 faculty—we guide students to strive Toward Full Stature in their academic, ethical, spiritual and personal growth.

400 VES RoadLynchburg, Virginia24503
Dates: Monday, June 3, 2024 - Friday, June 7, 2024
Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Daily
Cost: $200
Where: VES
Open to: Rising 2nd - 9th graders. No experience necessary.
Contact: Call or text Coach Kevin Gates at 443.880.8474

Come spend a week learning and playing The Creator's Game. Over the course of this 5-day camp, participants will learn the fundamental skills of lacrosse and be able to apply this knowledge in game situations. Campers are grouped depending on age and skill level to ensure the best experience for participation and learning. 


Coach Kevin Gates has more than 30 years of coaching experience at the college and high school levels. He was an Assistant Coach at 12-time Division III National Champion Salisbury University and the Division I University of Notre Dame. As a Head Coach, he started two brand new college lacrosse programs at Shenandoah University and SUNY Delhi, where his last team there finished 6th in the country and he was named 2002 National Junior College Coach of the Year  Gates also has served as High School Coach and a PE teacher for Pre-K through Grade 12 students at a day school near Ocean City, Maryland, and now coaches the varsity boys lacrosse team at Virginia Episcopal School in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Coach Gates will be assisted by Assistant Coach Shane Reynolds. Shane played lacrosse at Liberty University and has been coaching at VES since 2023.  Shane specifically works with our face-off units and is a big reason why they have improved so much!


Campers will need a lacrosse stick, helmet, gloves, arm pads, NOCSAE chest protector, protective cup, cleats, water bottles, lunch, bathing suit and towel. Goalies also must bring throat protector.