FAQs

  • Camp Sessions

    What are camp session times?
    Morning sessions: 9:00am – 12 noon  (drop-off: 8-9am)
    Afternoon sessions: 1:00pm – 4:00pm (pick-up: 4-5:30pm)
    Full Day sessions: see Morning & Afternoon sessions above.

    Do you have extended care hours?
    There is no extra cost for the following extended care.
    Early drop-off: 8:00am – 9:00am
    Late pick-up: 4:00pm – 5:30pm

    If the participant is picked up later than this designated time, you will be charged a late fee of $15 per 15 minute per day fee or ask you to withdraw the participant from our program if you cannot pickup by the late pickup time.

    What activities are in the morning sessions?
    Focus on soccer – individual skill development in attacking, defending, ball control, dribbling, team play concepts & development, game situations & mini-World Cup tournaments. All skill development is geared to the skill level and ages of the campers in each group.

    What activities are in the afternoon sessions?
    Afternoon sessions consist of a less structured format that includes a supervised afternoon fun swim and camp games (swim is optional but most campers do participate).  The swim is fully supervised by camp staff and pool lifeguards but is subject to availability, ratios and regulations (some locations may not swim every day).  Some campers may be required to rotate in shifts and/or share swim time.  Supervised activities for campers choosing not to swim will depend on numbers/makeup of the group not swimming.  There might not be any soccer played in the afternoons. Campers aged 5 to 7 cannot register for afternoon-only sessions, however, they can still register for full days or mornings where available.  For any swim concerns, see the onsite Supervisor.  Organized camp games will be played during the balance of the afternoon sessions when they are not swimming.

    When is lunch time?
    12:00pm – 1:00pm (Fully supervised)
    Morning only campers can be picked up and afternoon only campers can be dropped off during this time.

    If we attend multiple weeks, are the sessions the same?
    While the general format is the same and there are many similar elements from week to week, each camp week is somewhat different. Some exercises may be the same, but there will be different drills and games every week. Many of our campers love the program so much that they attend for the entire summer.

    What about the swim in the afternoon?
    Campers will enjoy a fun (optional) leisure afternoon swim. There are no formal lessons provided, however, our staff enter the pool and supervise campers.  The swim is fully supervised by camp staff and pool lifeguards but is subject to availability, ratios and regulations (some locations may not swim every day).  Some campers may be required to rotate in shifts and/or share swim time.  Supervised activities for campers choosing not to swim will depend on numbers/makeup of the group not swimming.  For any swim concerns, see the onsite Supervisor.

  • Inclement Weather

    What do you do in case of rain or inclement weather?
    If the rain is a light mist, activities will most likely continue as scheduled. During inclement weather our camp will go indoors or take shelter in a designated area until the inclement weather clears. Soccer and active games might not be played indoors as activities are subject to our indoor facility. There are no refunds due to bad weather.

    What and where are the indoor activities?
    The facility and activities organized for the indoor time varies from site to site.  See onsite Supervisor for details at your location. We are only indoors during the inclement weather and then we return to the outside playing field. You may ask the Supervisor on the first day where the indoor location will be for inclement weather.

    How do you deal with the hot weather?
    The summer heat is always a safety concern. From the moment the campers arrive, we insist they apply sunscreen and several times throughout the day they are reminded to do the same. During very hot periods, our activities are altered to ensure campers are not dehydrated or exhausted due to the heat. We make use of all the shade in the area and may even go indoors if the weather is too bad. The afternoon swim is a great refresher from the sun for the campers.

    What if it’s too hot? Is there shade from the sun?
    If the weather is too hot, we take the camp indoors or organize quiet games in the shade with plenty of refreshments and breaks. Most facilities have ample trees and shade from the sun. We encourage campers to eat lunch in the shade.

  • Safety

    Are campers grouped according to age and skill level?
    Yes, the campers are first grouped by age and then skill level depending upon the enrollment level. Depending upon the makeup of the ages and enrollment numbers, some groups may have a couple of years within the same group (ie. 5 and 6 yr olds).

    What is the camper to staff ratio?
    During the soccer instruction in the morning, we strive for an average camper to staff ratio of 10 to 1. Group sizes vary depending upon camper group age.  During the optional afternoon swim, ratios are much smaller especially for the 7 and under campers as we must abide by the pool rules and regulations governing the specific pool at your camp location.

    How do you ensure safety and supervision?
    Safety and supervision are the most important factors at our camp. Our staff must endure a thorough training session to work at our camp (except under certain hiring conditions). We provide a fun, safe atmosphere for learning. We also implement a sign-in and sign-out procedure. Most of our staff have either 1st aid or CPR training and are versed in the use of EPI-PEN and other safety issues. Our low camper to instructor ratios also ensures close supervision of all the campers.

    Can my child walk or ride his/her bike to camp?
    A camper may walk, ride or taxi/bus to camp and from camp only if the parent/guardian completes a Transportation Release Form. Otherwise, all campers must be picked up and dropped off at camp. This Transportation Release Form is available during the online registration process.

    Do I need to fill out any medical forms?
    If your camper has an epipen, or requires assistance with medication at the camp or have any other medical concerns please fill out and return to us by fax the following forms.
    Medical Authorization Form

    Epipen Authorization Form

  • Age Limits & Ratios

    How old does my child have to be?
    Your child must be at least 5 years old by the start of his/her camp session.

    What if my child is too old to attend your camp but wants to participate?
    If your child is 14 or older at the time of camp, he/she can volunteer at camp. Click here to apply as a volunteer.

    How many girls register for camp?
    Roughly half the campers are girls of all ages but varies from week to week.

    What is the camper to staff ratio during soccer?
    During the soccer focus in the morning, we maintain an excellent camper to staff ratio. Group sizes may vary slightly depending upon enrollment levels; however, we strive for a 10 to 1 camper to staff ratio. The younger campers may have a smaller ratio, while older campers may have a slightly larger ratio.

    What is the camper to staff ratio during swimming?
    During the optional supervisor fun swim in the afternoon, ratios are often much smaller as we must adhere to the pool rules and regulations governing the specific pool at your camp location.

  • Fees & Discounts

    How much does camp cost?
    In Ontario, click here.
    In Nova Scotia, click here.
    In Manitoba, click here.
    In Saskatchewan, click here.
    In Alberta, click here.
    In British Columbia, click here.

    How do the discounts work?
    We have earlybird discounts (register and pay before June 1), multi-family and multi-week discounts and 7 or more weeks registered discount.
    In Ontario, click here.
    In Nova Scotia, click here.
    In Manitoba, click here.
    In Saskatchewan, click here.
    In Alberta, click here.
    In British Columbia, click here.

    What method of payment can I use?
    Cheque, Money Order, Visa, MasterCard, Amex & INTERAC e-Transfer.

    Do you offer any subsidy?
    Unfortunately we don’t offer individual subsidy, however, we do support and honour all campers receiving subsidy with written authorization by the provider of subsidy. We can also help in finding a local subsidizer in your city.

  • What Do I Bring?

    Are shinpads and soccer shoes required?
    Shinpads and soccer shoes are not mandatory, however, if you wish to bring them for use during the morning sessions you can. Be sure to bring/wear running shoes in case we must go indoors.

    Do we bring our own lunch?
    For Full Day sessions, yes, we recommend also bringing snacks and drinks with your lunch. Half day campers should also bring a snack and drinks.

    Are there any food products I should not bring?
    We ask everyone not to bring any nut or nut products. If for any reason nut products are accidently brought to the camp, our staff follow procedures to ensure a safe atmosphere for everyone.

    Do we need to bring our own soccer ball?
    No, every camper will receive his or her own soccer ball during their first week of camp. Campers are then expected to bring this ball to and from camp each day. Only 1 camp soccer ball will be given to each camper unless they attend 5 or more weeks of camp.

    What if we lose the soccer ball or tshirt?
    Unfortunately we cannot replace a lost or stolen soccer ball or tshirt. Our staff make every attempt to help the campers personalize and supervise their stuff, however, our staff are not responsible for lost or stolen soccer balls or camp tshirts. If the soccer ball or tshirt is defective, please return it to the supervisor for a new one.  Additional soccer balls and tshirts are available for purchase onsite or while registering online.

    Can we buy any camp products?
    Yes. We have necklaces, hats, training balls and camp pictures available for purchase.  Please note that if you wish to have an individual picture of your camper taken, please notify your Supervisor on the first day unless you have already pre-purchased it during your online registration.  We’ll be taking pictures of all the groups every week. You will get an opportunity at the end of the week to view the pictures and buy camp pictures in various sizes.  Afternoon-only campers typically will miss the whole camp photo unless specifically requested as pictures are taken in the morning of either Monday or Tuesday. You can also click here for our camp products page.

  • Registration

    How can I register?
    You can register by any of three convenient methods listed below.

    1. Mail: download and complete a registration form and payment to the appropriate address found here.
    2. Fax registration form to 1-888-639-5957 mail payment immediately to address found here, or
    3. Register online by clicking here.

    What happens if my child does not like the camp?
    Please let us know if she/he is not happy with the camp and why. There are no refunds once camp has started, however, we will do whatever we can to make your experience more pleasurable which may include switching groups or more individual attention (if possible).

    How does this camp compare to other soccer camps?
    Our camp differs from most camps in our approach to coaching. We teach soccer in a fun atmosphere with fantastic, energetic, and experienced instructors. Our camps offer a variety of other activities including a leisure afternoon swim!  We’ve been doing this for 25 years and have hosted over 250,000 boys and girls are our camps across the country.

    If my son/daughter really likes the camp, can we sign him/her up for more weeks?
    YES…provided we have room in the week you wish to register for.  Please note that some weeks do fill up very quickly and if you wait too long, the enrollment might be full. We love when campers return for multiple weeks.

    Who are the staff/coaches?
    We think we have the best staff around!  To become one of our Certified Camp Staff, our staff typically endure thorough interviews, training sessions and submit a police background check.  Our staff are enthusiastic and dedicated to providing your child with a positive, fun-learning and safe atmosphere.  We strive to provide a safe setting for your child at all times.

  • Find Your Location
    • We host over 25,000 campers in more than 100 different locations across Canada.  To find the location closest to you, click here to visit our Locations page.