Royal City Soccer Club, a non-profit community organization, is host to thousands of children between the ages of 5 to 13 years old every year across 100 locations in 6 provinces. We are the largest grassroots summer soccer day camps in Canada. But more importantly, we are proud of the reputation we’ve built for the past 30 years of providing amazing summer day camp experiences to our ‘Royal’ families during the summer months of July and August.
At Royal City, we are much more than just a soccer camp…we strive to provide the best possible camp experience for your child. Not only do campers receive soccer instruction and play games but our Royal Staff have a passion to teach life skills to our campers like leadership, problem solving and teamwork. Campers build their confidence and creativity because we foster an inclusive, engaging, and active summer camp experience. We offer full day and mornings sessions to choose from.
Our morning sessions are geared towards campers/families who just want a half day program and prefer a soccer focus. Our morning sessions consist primarily of learning and playing soccer including a daily warm up, individual skill development, fun team games, soccer scrimmages and mini-Royal Cups. These morning sessions are coached and supervised by our staff in an approximately 10 campers to 1 staff member environment (younger campers will have smaller ratios). Campers are grouped and coached by age, size and ability where possible.
All children aged 5 to 13 of any skill level, from never playing before to competitive rep players, are welcomed to register (for older competitive rep players, please contact us regarding your soccer expectations at camp).
We recognize that many of our campers attend for multiple weeks of camp, so we accommodate this by introducing weekly themes and vary up the games and skill exercises. Morning sessions run from 9am to 12noon with drop off from 8:30-9am and pick up from 12-12:30pm (extended care hours available for purchase). Programming for morning sessions is subject to change depending on Public Health recommendations and restrictions.
Full Day Sessions
Our full day sessions are the most popular but have limited capacity. Full day sessions combine the soccer focus in the morning sessions (daily warm up, individual skill development, fun team games, soccer scrimmages and mini-Royal Cups) with an afternoon session full of more traditional camp games and a possible recreational swim (where available). Morning sessions are taught in an average group ratio of 10 campers to 1 staff member (younger campers will have smaller ratios) while afternoon sessions consist of a much smaller supervision ratio, especially in the pool. During the afternoon portion, campers will play various camp games and enjoy a leisure swim at the nearby pool for approximately an hour (some locations may not swim every day). During the afternoon leisure swim, our campers are fully supervised by camp staff and pool lifeguards in accordance with the ratios and regulations. There are limited spaces available for full day sessions to ensure supervision ratios are safe and meet the pool regulations. In some locations, children aged 5, 6 or 7 may not be able to register for full day sessions due to extremely restrictive pool ratios. If your camper is participating in the afternoon swim, these ratios are much lower as we are required to meet or exceed the local pool’s regulations for supervision ratios. In most pools, swim tests are conducted by local pool lifeguards. If your camper does not pass the swim test, their swim may be subject to pool restrictions including limited swim time due to rotating swim in the pool. If you have any swim concerns, speak to your onsite Supervisor or contact us at 1-800-427-0536. It is important to note there is no soccer instruction in the afternoon sessions. Soccer specific activities may or may not be played in the afternoons due to weather and other factors. Programming for full day sessions is subject to change depending on Public Health recommendations and restrictions.