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Frequently Asked Questions

Where are the camps located?

All camps are located at Oklahoma City University. The OCU Soccer Field is located at NW 27th and Florida on the north side of the Oklahoma City University campus. There is a parking lot directly to the west of the field.

 

What should campers bring with them to the day camps?

We provide water and cups for campers, however, campers are welcome to bring their own water bottles.

 

We provide camp soccer balls. To keep yours getting lost or mixed up, please leave it at home.

 

We require that all campers wear shin guards to camp.

 

We have a few spray bottles of sunscreen, for re-application, but it is always a good idea to have your own as well.

What should campers bring with them to the keeper/striker or commuter camp?

All items noted in the above day camp suggestions apply.  In addition:

 

If you child is a goal keeper, please have them bring their 'keeper' gear, mainly gloves. No need to run out and buy anything special, whatever you already have should be just fine!

 

Campers also may want to bring a pair of sandals or flip-flops to change into during meals, to let their feet cool down!

 

Cleats and indoor flats (in case of bad weather)

 

 

 

What should campers bring with them to the residential camp?

All items noted in the above day camp and commuter camp suggestions apply.  In addition:

 

Shin guards

8 to 10 shirts

5 pair shorts

Cleats and indoor flats

Sports sandals or flip flops

Land line phone (if they don't have a cell phone)

towels/washcloths

pillow and bedding for a twin bed

personal toiletries (soap, deodorant, etc. )

cash (for vending snacks or pizza orders)

Water bottle (we provide cups, but re-usable bottles are always nice!)

Sunscreen

 

We get this question alot, can my camper bring a TV, Xbox, refridgerator? So long as you are willing to bring it and possibly carry it up stairs (some dorms do not have elevators) you are welcome to do so!

 

What do the campers do at the Residential/Commuter Camp all day?

Camp schedule (Monday - Wednesday) Sunday and Thursday schedules are slightly different as they are half days.

 

7:30 am - Rise and Shine!

 

8:00 am - Breakfast

 

8:30am - Room clean up

 

9:00am - Commuter campers arrive.  Field work, individual skill work

 

10:30 am - Passing, Shooting, dribbling, collecting, heading, juggling and goalkeeping (each day typically focuses on a different skill)

 

11:45am - Lunch

 

12:15 - Free time in dorms

 

1:00pm - Instructional video

 

2:00pm - Staff demonstration

 

2:30pm - small-sided games and skilled games

 

5:00pm - Dinner

 

5:30pm- Free time in dorms

 

6:30pm - Twilight games (Full sided games)

 

8:00pm - Commuters are picked up.  Residenial campers return to dorms.

 

8:30pm - Movie in lobby or free time

 

10:30 - Lights out!

Can parents stay to watch the camp?

 

Yes of course!  There are bleachers to sit on or you can bring your own chair if you wish.  During the residential and commuter camps, parents are of course welcome to watch anytime, however, it is most common for parents to come up for the "twilight" games from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.

What happens if it rains?

 

 

Inclement Weather Policy

 

In the case of bad weather before camps start time  we will make a decision no later than one hour prior to the start of camp. If camp is cancelled that day, your child’s camp coach will call to let you know as soon as that decision is made.

 

In the case of bad weather during camp, a decision will be made to continue or call-off camp for the day. If it is decided to finish camp early, camp coaches will begin phoning parents as soon as the decision is made. In the case of extreme weather (lightening, tornado etc.) campers will be moved into the Freede Center to the southwest of the soccer field to maintain their safety.

 

When a whole day of camp is cancelled due to poor weather, a decision will be made on how best to make it up, either by extending the hours of the camp or by adding an extra day to the camp. That decision will be related to all parents via email or phone call as soon as it is made.