QUESTIONS

How many years has Starting 11 Soccer Camps been operating?

Currently, we are operating in our 15th year and are providing soccer camps to the local communities of Oakville and Mississauga.

Who can register for Starting 11 Soccer Camps?

Children between the ages of 5 and 13 can register for our camps.  Our camps are geared for the beginner/intermediate soccer player who is looking to improve their soccer skills in a non-competitive manner.  Players who are at a competitive level (rep) might not see the benefit from our camps.

When does your camp run?

Our camps run Monday to Friday (apart from Holiday Mondays) during the weeks of July and August.

What are the camp session times?

We offer three types of programs for the campers:

* Morning Program: 9AM - 12PM

* Afternoon Program: 1PM - 4PM

* Full Day Program: 9AM - 4PM

What is early drop and late pick-up mean?

At no extra cost, Starting 11 Soccer will have an instructor on-site as early as 8 AM and as late as 5:30 PM.  This gives parents a more flexible pick-up/drop off timetable based on their own daily schedules.  Please ensure that campers are picked-up by 5:30 as our Instructors typically have extra-curricular activities that they need to attend to as well.

Are there any discounts?

Yes! If you register before June 1, you will save $20 per camper per week for the full day program and $10 per camper per week for the morning/afternoon program.

Also, if you register more than 1 camper or more than 1 week, you will save $10 per camper per week for the full day program and $5 per camper per week for the morning/afternoon program.

Please note: Only 1 discount per registration applies.  You cannot combine more than 1 discount.

 

For a summary of our fees and discounts, click here

How can I register and pay for camp?

You can either register for camp online by clicking here .  We accept cheque, VISA or Mastercard.  When registering online, we are partnered with PayPal for our payment/transaction system.

Can I cancel my registration at anytime and get a refund?

Cancellations made seven (7) days or greater from the start of the registered camp session will be subject to 100% refund. Cancellations made seven (7) days or less from the start of the registered camp session will be subject to 50% refund.  All refunds are subject to a $25 administration charge. There will be no refunds once the registered camp session has started.

What does the morning session consist of?

The morning session is geared for skill development.  The campers are taught the basic skill set ie. passing, dribbling, shooting etc. in a group no more than 10 campers. All development is geared for the age and skill level of the camper.

To view our typical camp day itinerary, click here

What does the afternoon session consist of?

The afternoon session consists of a variety of soccer games ie. scrimmages, soccer baseball until the afternoon swim takes place.  The group will walk over to the adjacent Community Centre and participate in the public swim in the Community Centre.  When the swim is over, the group will walk back to the soccer field and continue with fun game activities until the parent/guardian comes and picks up the camper.

To view our typical camp day itinerary, click here

Are there breaks/lunch time?

Yes,  we understand the need to keep the campers hydrated and fed so we take many water/snack/bathroom breaks throughout the day.  We also ensure re-application of sunblock is followed so the campers do not get a burn.

Lunch time is between 12pm-1pm and it's fully supervised.  During this time, campers in the morning program only are picked-up and those only in the afternoon program are dropped off.

To view our typical camp day itinerary, click here

What happens during swim time in the afternoon?

The camp group walks over to the Community Centre usually 30 minutes prior to the start of the public swim to gie enough time to change etc.  There is a pool supervisor on-site that conducts a swim test to determin if the swimmer can go in the deep-end or must remain in the shallow end.  We cooperate with the pool Supervisors and lifeguards to ensure we follow all rules and policies set forth by the Community Centre.  This means maintaining a low instructor to swimmer ratio (typically 4:1 or less).  Our Instructors & volunteers are required to be in the shallow end with the swimmers to maintain this ratio.  The afternoon swim typically lasts 1-2 hours and there is no additional charge for the camper.

What happens during inclement weather?

If there is a light mist, then the regular camp activities will continue outside. When there is inclement weather, the group takes shelter inside the community centre until the rain subsides.  Based on what is available at the Community Centre on that day, the camp is equipped with indoor activities for the campers to play with.  Majority of the time, soccer is not played indoor unless the proper facility is available for use.  Once the rain stops, the group will head back outside and continue with the day's activities.

What happens during hot days?

We are always concerned with the summer heat.  We ensure that the campers stay hydrated throughout the day by taking many breaks.  We also ensure that sunblock is re-applied throughout the day as well.  During really hot days, our activities are altered to ensure that are not dehydrated or exhausted during the heat.  Where there is shade available, we esnure that we take our breaks and eat our lunches in the shade.  If there are heat alerts, then we treat the day as inclement weather and will take the group indoors at the community centre for indoor activities. The camp is equipped with indoor activities for the campers to play with.  Majority of the time, soccer is not played indoor unless the proper facility is available for use.

Are campers grouped according to age and skill level?

Yes, based on enrollment numbers we group the campers first on age and then on skill.  If you are registering more than one camper and you would like to have them in the same group, you can simply request this to the on-site supervisor on the first day of camp.  There will be some instances where there are more than one age group in the same group ie. 7 & 8 yr olds.

Can anyone drop off or pick up my child?

No.  We have a very strict sign-in sign out policy that only the guardian can drop off or pick up their child.  If there are conflicts in scheduling for the guardian and they are unable to drop-off/pick-up their child, we will need a signed letter beforehand indicating who the individual is dropping off or picking up the camper.

What is the camper to instructor ratio?

During the soccer portion of our camp program, we keep a instructor to camper ratio of 10:1 or less (depending on enrollment) and the number of campers in the age group.  Younger campers might have a lower ratio while the older campers might have an larger ratio.  During the afternoon swim, we abide by the rules of the Pool supervisor and their instructor to swimmer ratio.  Typically we are seeing a ratio of 4:1 or less depending on the Community Centre.

What do I bring to camp?

  • Knap Sack

  • Lunch / Snacks (No Peanut Products)

  • Waterbottle

  • Hat

  • Sunscreen

  • Swimsuit & Towel (for those registered for afternoon/full day programs)

  • Running Shoes or Soccer Shoes

  • Rain Jacket (If there is light rain we might continue outside)

Do I need to bring soccer shoes or shinpads?

Soccer cleats and shinpads are not mandatory and it's to the discretion of the guardian.  We recommend running shoes because it is a long day to be in soccer cleats as well as the campers need to walk to the community centre for swimming/bathroom breaks.

Do I need to pack a lunch?

For those registered for the full day program a packed lunch is required.  We ask to not to bring any peanut products with the lunch or snacks.  Also, keep in mind that there might not be refrigeration/cooler on site to store lunches so please ensure that lunches can withstand being out of the refridgerator.

Do I need to bring a soccer ball?

No,  Our Camp Instructors will have on hand a set of soccer balls that will be used for the duration of the day.

What type of background/experience do the Instructors have?

Our camp staff has a great mix of soccer and child care experience. They currently play for their respective Provincial, University or Club teams and aspire to further their career in a coaching or teaching related profession. Each year our Camp Instructors go through an intensive training session prior to the start of camp to ensure that that your child(ren) have a fun, exciting and memorable summer in a safe setting.  Also, before gaining employment, they are required to provide a Security Police Check to us that we keep on file.

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