Youth Camp FAQ

WHAT ARE THE DATES OF THE YOUTH CAMP?

July 15th - July 19th, 2019

WHAT AGE CAMPER DO YOU ACCEPT?

The age range is 7 – 14.

IS THE CAMP OPEN TO BOYS & GIRLS?

Yes.  We have both boys and girls attending the camp.

WHAT EQUIPMENT SHOULD MY CHILD BRING TO CAMP?

Shin guards are required for all campers. Soccer shoes or sneakers are fine for young campers. If wearing cleats, campers should also bring a pair of flat soccer shoes or sneakers for indoor activities. All campers will need to bring an appropriate size ball for then to use.  Please clearly label all items with camper's name, including cleats, as most cleats look the same!

WILL THERE BE AN ATHLETIC TRAINER PRESENT DURING CAMP?

Yes! The Canisius Youth Camp will have a full-time athletic trainer from the Canisius College Sports Medicine Department.

DO THE CAMPERS HAVE ACCESS TO THE SWIMMING POOL?

As it is so hot we let the campers swim for 45 minutes each as long as the Swimming pool is available for use.  A certified lifeguard will be at all pool sessions.  Campers can chose not to swim.

DOES MY CHILD NEED TO BRING A LUNCH TO CAMP?

Half Day campers should bring a snack to camp. Full Day campers need to bring a snack and a  sack lunch to camp. 

IF MY CHILD HAS NEVER PLAYED SOCCER WILL HE/SHE FIT IN AT CAMP?

Absolutely. Many of the campers are beginners once they enter this camp. This camp is designed for all skill levels. In fact, we encourage your child to bring a friend that has not yet been introduced to this exciting sport to help spread the passion for soccer in schools around Buffalo.

IF MY CHILD IS A VERY ADVANCED PLAYER CAN HE/SHE PLAY UP AN AGE GROUP?

If your son or daughter is excelling in his/her camp group, the staff coach and camp director will make a decision whether or not your son or daughter would benefit by moving to an older age group.

WHAT WILL YOU DO IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER?

During inclement weather we will be inside the Koessler Athletic Center using one of the gyms or video rooms.

IF I AM RUNNING LATE TO PICK UP MY CHILD WILL A STAFF MEMBER STAY UNTIL I ARRIVE?

Please make every effort to be on time. However, our camper will be supervised by a staff member until they have been picked up.

DOES MY CHILD NEED TO BRING A WATER BOTTLE TO CAMP?

Yes, each child should bring a water bottle. We will provide water to refill containers at the field.

DOES THE CAMP HAVE A LOST AND FOUND?

We make sure that each camper has all their equipment at the end of each day.

WHEN/WHERE DO WE ARRIVE ON THE FIRST DAY?

Registration on the first day of camp will occur between 8:00am and 9:00am outside the Canisius College Koessler Athletic Center. The address for your GPS is:1829 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14208.  The first session begins at 9:00am. Campers must be present to register. If you will be arriving late due to a conflict, please email or call us before 9:00am to let us know.

WHEN/WHERE DO WE PICK-UP FROM CAMP?

Half day campers are dismissed at 12:00pm; full day campers are dismissed at 4:00pm. Dismissal is from the same location that you dropped them off.  We ask that parent walk to the field from the parking lot to pick up their child (it’s not a long walk!).

WHAT IS THE REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY?

Please note that there is a $50 non-refundable administration fee with every registration. In the event you need to cancel, please contact us in writing and we will review refunds on a case-by-case basis. Any cancellation within one week of camp will result in a forfeiture of the entire camp fee. If you cancel due to injury, you must provide medical documentation to be eligible for a refund (less the $50 administration fee).