History

The Blue Chip Lacrosse Camp had its first camp in the summer of 2001. That year the camp was sponsored by STX and was held at the McDonogh School in Owings Mills, Maryland. Eighty-two rising senior lacrosse players from across the country came to the first camp. Over forty-four NCAA Division I coaches from the top programs in the nation came to watch. The camp stayed at the McDonogh School in Owings Mills through the summer of 2005. For those four years the camp was filled with 120 players from across the country. Over ninety percent of the players from Blue Chip went on to play at NCAA Division I colleges. Each year, over 95% of NCAA Division I lacrosse programs send coaches to recruit players at the camp.

In 2006, Blue Chip made an upgrade in facilities by moving the camp to the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) in Catonsville, Maryland. UMBC has outstanding facilities, including turf fields, air conditioned dorms, and a press box from which the coaches can recruit. The camp also became sponsored by Graph-Tex from Cortland, New York at that time. Graph-Tex supplied Blue Chip with its well-known apparel.

In 2007, the Graph-Tex Blue Chip Lacrosse Camp stayed at the top of the recruiting norm by having a rising junior camp in addition to the rising senior camp. In 2009, Blue Chip Lacrosse Camp again set trends by expanding to rising sophomores in addition to rising juniors and seniors. This was also the year that Nike stepped up to sponsor the Blue Chip Lacrosse Camp. Nike Blue Chip cleats and apparel help to make the Nike Blue Chip Lacrosse Camp the most sought after invitation in the nation.