Policies and Guidelines

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What makes Columbus Crew SC Camps unique?
Columbus Crew SC soccer camps are the only camps in the region that are operated directly by a professional soccer team.  All camp programs have been specifically designed by professional soccer and player development coaches using our exclusive and comprehensive curriculum to meet the needs of youth soccer players of all ages and abilities.
What is our philosophy?
Our goal is to provide your child with the highest quality training that is developmentally and age appropriate, with a focus on technical, tactical, physical, and mental development.  We aim to create positive and energetic environments where campers are free to express themselves where learning the game of soccer is enjoyable and fun. We seek to develop not only individual skill, but also promote a healthy lifestyle and professionalism on and off the field. Through encouragement, motivation, and guided discovery within a positive and fun environment, your child is sure to receive a valuable camp experience.

Why is our curriculum unique?
Our curriculum is specifically designed by professionals; who are among the few who have the highest level training, continuing education, and experience in Major League Soccer. The curriculum is comprehensive for boys and girls age 3 to adult and provides the exact needs of players regardless of age and gender with a focus on technical, tactical, physical, and mental development.  This same curriculum used in our Crew SC Player Development system that has produced 12 professional players and more than 150 college players in 7 years.
Who are the coaches at Crew SC Camps?
Your child will receive the highest quality staff that have been educated and understand the Crew SC Player Development philosophy. There will be a combination of coaches that may include Columbus Crew  SC coaches, Crew SC Technical staff, Crew SC Academy, Crew SC Player Development and area college coaches.

How do I pick a camp and register?
Our complete camp listing including online registration can be found at http://www.crewscplayerdevelopment.com/Camps/. Select the camp category you wish to sign up for and you will be redirected to our registration page from there.
What is the cost of camp?
Camp cost includes many variables and is based on the type of camp, location, length, items included, facilities and other variables.
What happens if I accidently sign up for the wrong camp?
Please contact us at Camps@columbuscrewsc.com and we will make the correction in our system.
Do you take walk up registrations?
Yes, as long as the camp is not listed as “Closed/Sold Out” on the website. For walk-up registrations, there is an additional $10 administrative fee.
Is there still room for my child to sign up?
Yes. Unless the word “Closed/Sold Out” is printed next to your camp location, there are still spots available.

Is the full fee due upon registration?
Yes, the full camp fee is due upon registration.
What is your refund policy?
  1. Prior to the Friday before the start of camp - The Camp Fee will be refunded, less a $30 non-refundable administrative fee per participant, if cancellation is received prior to the Friday before your scheduled camp.
  2. Prior to the Friday before the start of camp - The participant may appy the camp fee towards a future camp.
  3. After the Friday before camp starts - If cancellation is received after the Friday before camp begins, no portion of the camp fee will be refunded for any reason other than an injury or sickness (with a doctor’s note). In such case, the camp fee, minus the $30 administrative fee.
Is there a set check in and check out location and procedure?
On the first day there will be a designated check in area, you should plan on arriving 15 – 20 minutes early the first day. You do not need to bring anything with you to check-in, we have all of your pre-registration information. Once you reach the entrance to the facility where the camp is taking place, please make your way to the main field area and you will see Columbus Crew SC Camp coaches. After the first day, please arrive 10 – 15 minutes early and go straight to the field with the coaches.

Do I need to bring my confirmation email?
No. The confirmation email is for your records only.

Can my child join camp a few days late?
Yes, if you decide to sign up late, we will pro-rate the cost accordingly.
What do I bring to camp?
Every camper should bring a water bottle with water, pumped up soccer ball and goalie gloves if you are a goalkeeper.
How will I know if my camp is cancelled due to inclement weather?
If your camp is outdoors and inclement weather is likely, we will inform you of the camp's cancellation at least 2 hours before the start of the camp either via email or phone. We will also let you know if we will postpone or schedule a makeup session.
What happens in the case of lightning, thunder, or rain?
In the case of lightning and thunder, we will take campers to a safe area and wait 30 minutes after each lightening strike. If lightning and thunder persist, we will call contact numbers that are provided during the registration process, so your child can be picked up from camp. In the case of rain, we will continue camp as planned. Please bring appropriate clothing for this scenario i.e. jacket, long sleeve shirts, training pants etc.
My child has a medical condition, should I tell someone?
Yes. If your child has a medical condition, please let us know so we can add it to your registraton and also please let the camp site director know on the first day of camp. There is an area in the online registration form where you can indicate any special needs your player may have to make us aware prior to the start of camp. However, we always ask you let the site director and coaches know in person of any medical conditions that must be taken into account.
What group will my child be placed in?
Campers will be broken into age appropriate groups first. If we feel a camper’s skill level exceeds that of his/her peer group we will ask if they would like to join a group more developmentally appropriate. Also we tell everyone on the very first day of camp- “If you came with a friend or teammate, close in age, you are more than welcome to stay in the same group as them.” We encourage all friends and teammates to participate in the same groups during camp if they wish.
Do you offer any before or post camp supervision?
We do not offer any supervision before or after camp. Players may arrive 10 - 15 minutes early for camp to prepare for the day, but we ask that all campers are picked up promptly at the scheduled end of camp each day.
Can my child walk or take the bus home after camp?
For safety reasons, we prefer campers be picked up by a parent or guardian after camp. Campers are allowed to walk or bus home if a parent or guardian sends the camper to camp with a pre-written note giving permission to do so. The letter/note would also detail that Crew SC Camps are not liable in this situation.

I am unsure of where the camp is located, can you provide directions?
We have conveniently placed all of the addresses to each specific camp site on our website. You may use these addresses to obtain directions to each individual camp site. Please click here: http://www.crewscplayerdevelopment.com/Camps/
What do campers receive?
Player benefits vary by camp, a complete list of player benefits include:
  • Ticket voucher to the Columbus Crew SC home game
  • Columbus Crew SC T-shirt
  • Invitation to a special Camper recognition night at MAPFRE Stadium
  • Opportunity to purchase additional tickets at a discounted rate
*Please click on a specific camp type on our camp page for specifc camp benefits: http://www.crewscplayerdevelopment.com/Camps/
Crew SC tickets?
If your camp includes a ticket voucher to our special camper appreciation night at a home Crew SC match, the vouchers are now electronic and a member of the ticket sales department will contact you after the conclusion of your campIf you have additional questions regarding the ticket voucher redemption process, please contact Nick White at 614.447.4153 or NWhite@columbuscrewsc.com

How can I guarantee my tickets for the game will be seated together?
We specifically provide a voucher and a process for redemption that guarantees your tickets will be seated together.

What is Camper Appreciation Day?
Camper Recognition night is a unique opportunity, only available for Columbus Crew SC campers, as a way to say thank you for attending our camps. Game vouchers that each camper received will be good for a specific match where those in attendnace will have special opportunities. Discounted tickets will be available for purchase before the day of each game.  Check out the link to catch a glipse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZa80L0R9vM
What is the Tax ID Number?
I am interested in setting up a Columbus Crew SC camp in my area, who do I contact?
Please contact us via email by clicking here.

Who do I contact with questions?
You may contact us via email by clicking here.

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