Vermont State University Field Hockey Camp (formerly Castleton University)

Vermont State University

Castleton, VT 05735


Vermont State University in Castleton, Vermont gives campers the opportunity to train with an elite coaching staff and experience collegiate facilities led by Head Coach and Alumnae Emily Lowell. Campers can expect a great week of camp filled with competitive hockey and fun! All experience levels are welcome and we encourage beginners to join us. 


About Our Coaches

Emily Lowell

Alumnae Emily Lowell was announced as Head Coach this past 2021 season. A native of Brandon, Vt., Lowell takes the reins of the program after a decorated playing career for the Spartans turned into a coaching opportunity at the University of New Haven in Connecticut. Lowell spent two seasons as a graduate assistant with the NCAA Division II Chargers, conducting practices, recruiting, and managing other areas of the fledgling New Haven program. Following an inaugural 2017 season that saw the Chargers go winless, Lowell joined the staff for the 2018 campaign and helped the program win two games in its second year and five games in its third.

Lowell was a standout on the field for Castleton from 2015 to 2017, leading Castleton in scoring during her junior and senior seasons. She parlayed a 38-point senior season into North Atlantic Conference Player of the Year, First Team All-NAC and Longstreth/NFHCA All-New England East Region honors.

Camp Details

Check in/out: Overnight and Extended Day Campers check in at 12pm and the final session will end at 12pm where extended day campers can be picked up directly at the field and overnight campers will check out at the dorms. 

Check in location: TBD

Age & Ability: Camp is open to ages 10-18 of all ability levels.

Meals Provided: Overnight campers- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner; Extended Day Campers- Lunch and Dinner

Equipment Needed: All campers need to bring their own stick, shin guards, mouth guard, and all goalkeeping equipment if applicable. A reversible pinny will be provided for campers to wear throughout camp. 

Sample Camp Schedule: 

1st Day
12:00pm - Registration for Overnight and Extended Day Campers
1:00pm-2:00pm Orientation
2:00pm-4:30pm - Afternoon Field Hockey Session
4:30pm-5:00pm - Free Time
5:00pm-5:45pm - Dinner
6:00pm-8:30pm - Night Field Hockey Session

2nd and 3rd Days
8:45am - Commuter Drop Off at Fields
9:00am-11:30am - Morning Field Hockey Session
11:30am-12:30pm - Lunch
12:30pm-1:30pm - Free Time
1:30pm-4:00pm - Afternoon Field Hockey Session
4:00pm-5:00pm - Free Time
5:00pm-5:45pm - Dinner
6:00pm-8:30pm - Night Field Hockey Session

4th Day
8:45am - Commuter Drop Off
9:00am - 11:30am - Morning Field Hockey Session
11:30pm - Closing Ceremonies
12:00pm- Check Out

*Please note this is not the final camp schedule*



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