Frequently Asked Questions
What's the difference between Camp and Academy?
The main difference is that the academy is focused on soccer all day, with players looking to develop. At Summer Camp, we start with soccer in the morning and play a variety of other sports and games. Summer Camp also has a little more free time during the day.
Will there be swimming?
We've always had swimming as a part of the Summer Camp experience during past years, but due to capacity limits with COVID regulations at the pool, we've had to find alternative games to play during this time. If swimming becomes a possibility, we will update our program information and this section.
What are the COVID adjustments?
We are constantly updating and adjusting our COVID guidelines to comply with the most up-to-date guidelines from public health and will do our best to keep players and staff safe at our programs. Due to the ever-changing environment brought on by COVID, we will wait until June to post an update to our COVID measures. We have always been very proactive with taking the required steps to keep everyone safe, so rest assured we will not cut any corners.
Will there be early dropoff or late pickup?
Due to the ever-changing environment brought on by COVID, we are unable to guarantee any early dropoff or late pickup. We will post an update in June if this should change.
Who is the Academy for? Why is it so special?
Academy is recommended to all our players in our Nitros Development, Advanced Development, Select, TTBN, Competitive and Talented Pathway programs. However, it is not exclusive to just those players. If you're interested in attending, feel free to join for your designated week. However, please keep in mind that players are expected to play soccer for most of the day and partake in two training sessions and other soccer games and tournaments. If you're unsure about signing up, please check with the Academy Director.
Academy is unique to players because it's a chance for them to spend the entire week with their teammates, enjoying the fun moments off the pitch and building strong relationships off of it. It's also a great chance to work with their coaches to develop their beautiful game abilities.
Who is Camp for? Is it worse than the academy?
Camp is for any kids looking to play some soccer but also have a lot of fun. It is by no means any worse than academy but is instead geared towards having a good time. Many players that attend academy also enjoy the more laid-back atmosphere of Camp while still enjoying the opportunity to develop their soccer abilities. Our Camp has a standard as high as our academy and creates a great environment for kids of a broader age range to attend.
What to Bring to Camp?
- Soccer cleats or athletic/running shoes
- Hat (to wear during rest periods)
- T-shirt, shorts and soccer socks
- Shin-guards with soccer socks covering them
- Snack (1) - Half-day campers *
- Snacks (2) and Lunch - Full-day campers *
- Hydrating fluids and/or water bottle (water fountain available to re-fill)
- Epi-pen and medication, if needed.
* Snacks and lunches must be peanut, nut and sesame seed free!!
When it rains we will determine if it is too cold and wet to play on the field. The older groups will stay on the field longest but we will keep in mind keeping kids safe and making sure they are having fun. If we need to move indoors we will move into the clubhouse where kids can play board games, do arts and crafts and if it is an extended period of time we need to stay indoors we have the option to put on an appropriate movie!
If there is lightning seen or thunder heard we must head indoors until 30 minutes of zero thunder or lightning has passed. This is in accordance with Ontario Soccer's Lightning Policy.
No registration onsite. No pro-rating the fees for missed days.
All withdrawals must be requested in writing (email: email@example.com. For the Summer Camp, the refund deadline is 4 weeks prior to the start of the camp week. All refunds are subject to a $30 admin fee. No pro-rating for missed days.
NEW Refund and Credit Policy in the event of a delay or shutdown due to COVID-19: click here to view the full policy.