US College Soccer ID Camps Q&A

Over the years we have received many comments, suggestions and questions from parents regarding our camps. Here is a list of the most frequently asked questions:

 

Does US College Soccer ID Camps provide recruiting information?
There will be a panel discussion led by the college coaches in attendance to discuss the recruiting process to all campers. Further, through the evaluation process, the coaches will accurately assess your ability, and how it might translate to success at the college level. Further, you will have the opportunity to be identified by many College Coaches.

Do you provide evaluations?
Yes, written evaluations will be provided on the last day of camp for all campers. These evaluations will be an honest assessment from your coach based on your potential to compete at the inter-collegiate level.

How to Register?
To register please click on the Sign Up Tab on this website and select the camp you are interested in attending; and choose the Residential or Residential or Commuter option. After you have registered online, you will receive an immediate registration confirmation via email. The process is easy, and it also allows you, to order in advance, any camp gear that you also may need. We accept all major credit or debit cards (MC, Visa, Discover & American Express). Your email confirmation will also have a link for you to use to login to your account at anytime to update your contact and payment information and change roommate requests, etc...

Deposits and Payments
For all summer ID camps a deposit is needed to register & reserve your spot, as space at US College Soccer ID Camps is limited. Deposit options are available up  until May 14th. Authorization is required during online registration to be automatically billed the balance on May 15th prior to camp. Any balance due can be paid on-line prior to the auto bill date by logging in to your account and paying the remaining. We will not be accepting account balance payments at camp check-in, all payments must be received prior to camp, and by the balance due date. After the balance due date, if there is still space available, you will still be allowed to register online. At this time a deposit option will not be available, but you will be able to register and pay the full balance at the time of registration.

Camp Gear
Certain camp locations will offer online pre-ordering of camp uniforms (jerseys & shorts), training tees, balls, ball bags, and additional gear. It is a good idea to purchase these items in advance, as we do sell out, sometimes even prior to the camp start date. Pre-purchasing items online helps ensure that your child will receive the gear they need and the correct size. All pre-ordered items, will be ready for your child at check-in, in a bag at the check-in tables. Please make sure when you check-in to let the staff person know you pre-ordered items. Our camp gear is not required to be used or warn, but many campers like to have the camp uniform, training tee, ball, and other items to wear at camp during evening sessions, and to bring home with them. All of our custom uniforms & training tees are made by Under Armour, and they are made with the best materials to keep campers cooler and comfortable. If your camp location does not offer online preordering of gear, gear may be available for purchase at check-in.

Family & Multi-Camp Discounts

Families with more than one camper attending or have a camper attending more than one camp are eligible for $20 off the second camp and any additional camps or campers. When registering online both campers must be registered for at the same time or both camps need to be registered for at the same time for the system to automatically apply the discount on the checkout/cart screen. Only one discount is permitted per camper/per camp.

Will I have a roommate?
We will do our very best to accommodate all roommate requests. To guarantee a roommate request, both campers must request each other on the Roommate Preference #1 line in their online registration. Confirmation of roommate requests will only be given at check-in, and cannot be given out prior to that, since the room assignments are not completely finalized until the day of check-in. If more than two campers would like to room together, one parent from the group must be designated to send in the group of names using the group/team registration form, and we will work with that list and their online registration roommate requests to pair them together in a suite, or as close together as possible. If you arrive at check-in, and believe your roommate assignment is incorrect, or you are not roomed with your group or team, please ask to speak with the camp director, this can be easily fixed.

Camp Registration/Check-in

Each camp has different check-in times and schedules. Please go to the schedule located on this site within the camp location you are attending in the left menu bar.

 

At registration, you will check in and will receive your room key & roommate assignment. All campers will also have the option of opening a camp bank for the camp store, & pick up any camp gear you ordered in advance.

 

If you require our trainer to administer medication or if they need to be aware of any medical conditions or injuries you may have, you will need to bring the Medical Form, which will be attached to your registration confirmation email. You will also be given the opportunity to speak to the trainer in person at check-in. The Waiver & Release Form is completed electronically during your online registration, it does not need to be printed or brought in with you.

Is there a key deposit?
At the time of online registration, authorization is required that if your keys are lost, not returned in by checkout, or if the door or lock is damaged in anyway, a $65.00 charge will be assessed and charged to the account provided and used to make payment at the time of registration.

 

Campers with Food Allergies/Special Diets
We will accommodate campers with food allergies and special diets, the best that we can. Once at camp, please ask to speak with the trainer at check-in, to meet with the dining hall chef, who will be able to go over what they can and can’t eat. We are not able to control what other campers may be eating at camp, or what will be available to the camper in the dining hall, but campers will have enough options at the dining hall to avoid foods they may be allergic to.  Please make sure to complete the Medical Form and write in any food allergies/special dietary needs, and bring that with you to check-in to give to the trainer. Please do not send these in, in advance.

Shuttle Transportation from Airport
We are unable to provide transportation to and from the airport, due to the fact that we have a lot of campers flying in at all different times of the day.


Medical Staff
An athletic trainer will be present at all training sessions, and will also be available to speak with at check-in.

Adult/Coach Supervision
Camp staff members spread out throughout the on-campus dorms, and also sleep there. In between sessions, we have hall monitors walking the halls and campus police patrol the entire campus. Attendance is taken regularly, and each camper is assigned to a specific group and coach.

Cell Phones in the Dorms
If campers bring a cell phone (at their own risk), it may only be used in the dorm room. All cell phones must be turned off at lights out, and cannot be brought out to the fields during practice or games.

Reaching a Camper at Camp
At registration/check-in you will be provided with the direct cell phone numbers of the camp directors as well as the trainer’s cell phone. These cell phone numbers are to be used only in cases of an emergency or if you have a serious concern. You can also contact a camper for non-emergency related calls on their cell phone if they choose to bring one, understanding that they will not have it on them, when they are on the fields.

Can I watch a Camper at Camp?
You can watch a camper during camp at any time but most parents attend the evening session when we are playing our league matches. We do not allow any coaching from the parents.

Closing Ceremonies
Everyone is invited to attend a brief awards ceremony on the last day of camp. The closing ceremonies location and time will be on the detailed camp itinerary handed out at check-in.

Check-Out
Check-out will directly follow the closing ceremonies and each camper will be instructed to thoroughly clean their room the night before. We will have coaches spread out on every floor doing room checks. Once a coach checks your room, they will hand you a ticket to go to the check out location. You then turn your key in and the key administrators will initial your ticket, which you should keep as a receipt that your key was turned in; you can also retrieve any camp bank balance unused, and make any additional purchases at the camp store. Camp bank balances cannot be mailed after camps end, they must be picked up at camp checkout, unless the camper has to leave camp early due to an injury or illness.

Personal Items Policy
US College Soccer ID Camps is not responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged personal items of a camper, a camper’s guests, or family, and are not responsible to replace them in anyway. Parents, guests, family, and campers who bring personal items, including cell phones, or any other electronic devices or personal items, bring them at their own risk. In the event an item is lost, please first check the lost in found that can be found at the camp store. If there is not a camp store at your camp, please ask to speak to the camp director at check-in or check-out to see if they found the item. Please do not contact the camp office during camp about lost items, the office is not located at camp, and is not in possession of the lost and found items. US College Soccer ID Camps is unable to guarantee that if an item is found, that it will be in the camp’s possession at the time you come to pick it up, and these items can only be kept for a short period of time. We are unable to mail out any lost items or items that are left behind at camp, unless shipping pre-payment is arranged with our camp office.

Weather Delays & Cancellations
In the event that inclement weather prohibits the players to train outside at any of our events, if indoor facilities are available, players will be moved inside to train, or will be brought to a safe indoor or covered area until the weather has passed. US College Soccer ID Camps will do its best under these circumstances and the facilities being using, to keep the players active, but their safety is our first priority. If a training session is missed during an event and is unable to be taken indoors, we will do our best to make up that session during the remainder of the event. US College Soccer ID Camps is unable to issue any type of credit or refund for inclement weather prior to or during an event, many expenses have already been paid for to hold the event. In the case of a catastrophe, such as but not limited to a natural disaster, hurricane, flood, earthquake, crime or terrorism, sickness outbreak, or war; and US College Soccer ID Camps is unable to hold the event, US College Soccer ID Camps will retain the right to determine if the camp can be postponed or if a partial refund or credit is possible. If the camp is postponed to a later date, US College Soccer ID Camps retains the right to decide the postponement date, and retain all registration fees paid for the camp to hold the camp on the postponement date.

Refund Policy

Due to contracts and deposits with our service providers, facility rentals, camp preparation expenses and travel expenses incurred and arrangements that need to be made in advance with our Coaching Staff, partial refunds can only be given, if requested in writing and received by our camp office 30 days prior to the camp start date. A written refund request must be sent via email to our camp administrator’s email address at at k.usidcamps@gmail.com, or faxed to 888-365-4466, outlining the camper’s name, camp location and date, and request for refund, with a stated reason for cancellation.

US College Soccer ID Camp's Summer Camps have a $250.00 flat non-refundable fee that cannot be refunded for any reason at all, which as outlined above covers expenses incurred by the camp operator well in advance of the camp start. Our Winter College ID Camps have a $100 non-refunable fee. No partial refunds will be given, if requested less than 30 days prior to the camp's start date, unless it is in the case of a sudden medical illness or injury, during this time, that would prohibit a camper from participating at camp. A partial refund (less the non-refundable fee) will only be given, if a written refund request accompanied by a doctor’s release, stating that due to the camper’s medical illness or injury, they would not be able to participate at camp. Both the written cancellation request and doctor’s release must be received by our camp office via email or fax prior to the camp start date.  No refund requests, for any reason can be considered if received after the camp’s start date. In the case that a camper needs to leave camp early due to a medical illness or injury, a partial pro-rated refund will be given, if a written refund request accompanied by a doctor’s release is received in our camp office, within 5 days of a camper’s departure from camp.

The partial refund will be calculated based upon how much time was missed at camp, less the non-refundable fee. All cancellation/refund requests will be reviewed, and if approved, processed within 30 days from the date our office receives your written cancellation/refund request and doctor’s release if applicable. Refunds will be given in the same form that your initial payment was made. Camp gear orders are non-refundable and items can only be exchanged at the camp check-in or check-out at the camp store, for a different size, as long as they have been un-warn, and still have the original tags with no personal writing of names/etc. on them.

 

Lastly, any camper dismissed from camp for disciplinary reasons will receive no refund.

 

Campers with Cars
Campers planning to drive themselves must notify a camp administrator at check-in, so that we can issue them a parking permit for the week, and direct the camper where to park. Once the camper parks in the correct location and puts the parking permit on the windshield, we will collect their keys. The camper’s car will not be accessible through the duration of the camp. Please understand that this policy is in place to insure the safety of the camper and other campers.