Girls New York Lacrosse and Leadership Camp

Brookwood Camps - Eastern Edge of the Poconos

Glen Spey, NY 12737


At camp, we will help campers learn about being part of something – a team or cause – bigger than themselves. The camp will combine outstanding lacrosse instruction with off-field camp activities designed to promote teamwork and teach leadership skills. At the end of camp, we want all campers to not only be better lacrosse players, but also recognize how as leaders they can be more valuable to their team, their school, and their community.

We look forward to the opportunity to meet and work with you this summer.

About Our Coaches

Brighde Dougherty

Brighde Dougherty has used sports as a means to lead herself, and those she has coached, towards self-empowerment her entire life.  She has learned how to harness and teach the natural mind-body- spirit connection that occurs during physical activity as a vehicle to perform in flow both on and off the field.

One facet of Brighde’s coaching career has been using lacrosse as a platform to teach life skills to middle-school, high school and collegiate female athletes.   She designed and coached the first ever lacrosse programs along the New Jersey Shore.  She helped build Tri-State lacrosse into one of the premier club programs in the country and was the head coach at St Rose high school.  At the collegiate level, Brighde transitioned Pomona-Pitzer College from a club team to a competitive DIII program and
worked her way from being the second assistant to the head coach at William Smith College.  Her successful growth in all these positions was due to ensuring that the athletes she worked with used their time on the field to discover and develop their personal leadership skills.

As a self-empowerment coach, Brighde also has a great deal of experience in various areas of recreation. She is the founder of Seneca Lake Surf, a stand up paddle board company focusing on individual and group leadership training.  Additionally she volunteers with Operation Beach Head,
helping injured veterans rebuild self-esteem through surfing. She also completed a NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) course and worked with Outward Bound Los Angeles, designing and implementing team leadership programs focused on self-mastery, communication and community development for struggling teens. Brighde has a master’s degree in leadership from Azusa Pacific University and a bachelor’s degree from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. In addition, she holds a reiki certification, is a Juice Plus representative, and is working to be a certified Mind Body Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher and wellness author.

Camp Details

This session is available for Girls between the ages of 10-16.


7:00 Wake-up
7:30 Breakfast
8:30 Camp Meeting – Daily Goals
9:00 Lacrosse Training – Individual Skills
11:00 Lacrosse Training – Positional Drills
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Outdoor Leadership Activities
3:00 Free Time, Lake, Swimming
5:00 Dinner
6:00 Scrimmages
7:30 Evening Activities

Check in on the first day will be at 1:30pm. Check out on the final day will occur at 11:00am, with closing ceremonies right before that. Parents are welcome to attend the final day  scrimmages from 9:00 - 10:30am.