FAQs
Can Teams attend?

Yes and they often do – in all of our camps. Teams will train as a team and be assigned a head coach from our staff along with an asst coach. We will consult with the team coach about strengths and weaknesses that they would like to be addressed. They will play as a team in our 11v11 scrimmages against other teams. Team discounts are 10% for groups of 10 or more.

What is the camp refund/cancellation policy?

If the camper should decide to cancel for any reason, a
non-refundable administrative fee of $200 will be deducted from the total price of the camp.

How do I get in touch with my child at overnight camp? Can I leave a message for my child while he/she is at camp?

Prior to the start of camp, parents will be given the cell phone number for the Camp Director and Medical Training Staff Supervisor. You may also call the front desk at the Courtyard Fort Myers at I-75 and Gulf Coast Town Center at 239-332-4747. The front desk staff will get your message to someone on the camp staff, who will relay your message to your child.

Will my child need bed linens and toiletries?

No because all residential campers will be staying at the Courtyard Marriott in Gulf Coast Town Center.

How much spending money should I send with my camper?

The only money that campers will need is for pizza and snacks. We recommend campers bring no more than $40-50. Although meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are covered through registration fees, most campers want a snack after the evening session. Campers will be responsible for their own money.

How many residential campers will there be in each hotel room?

Two. Each camper hotel room will have two queen beds.

Do I really need to complete the medical release form?

Yes. If we do not have your camper’s medical release form on file, your camper will not be allowed to participate in camp activities. This is a Florida Gulf Coast University policy, not simply a camp rule.

How will the campers get from the hotel to the field?

Campers will take a short 5-minute bus ride from the Marriott at Gulf Coast Town Center to the FGCU Soccer Complex. Coaches and counselors will be on the bus to supervise.

What do I need to bring to a Overnight/Residential camp?

Clothing, Soccer shorts (8-10 pairs; any colors), T-shirts (10-12; light for hot days), Socks (ankle and soccer…as many as possible), Plenty of undergarments, Bathing suit, Sleepwear

Equipment

Cleated shoes
Flat-soled shoes (running shoes)
Sandals
Shin-guards
Water bottle
Equipment bag and/or Backpack
Soccer ball
Sunscreen

OPTIONAL ITEMS

Medications (Please notify us of medical conditions and/or medications)
Spending money for late-night snacks, pizzas, etc

Will the rooms have refrigerators?

Yes. Campers may bring snacks and beverages for the week.

Does my child need to bring his or her own water?

Water and Powerade stations will be placed on the field and water will always be available for the campers. However, we strongly encourage all our campers to bring their own water bottle.

Is food provided to campers?

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included for all residential campers.
Only lunch and dinner are included for non-residential campers.

What happens if my child is injured or sick during camp?

Qualified trainers will be on duty for the duration of all camps to care for minor injuries and illness. Parents or guardians will be contacted immediately if there is a serious injury or a child needs to leave camp early for a medical reason. Our athletic trainer will be available for questions on the first day of each camp and throughout the week.

What airport is best to fly into?

Southwest Florida Regional Airport (RSW) in Fort Myers. It is approximately 10-15 minutes from campus.

If it rains, will camp be cancelled?

No, the camps will not be cancelled.

Will I receive notification that I've been accepted into the camp?

Yes, a confirmation email will be sent to you upon receipt of payment. If you haven’t received a confirmation email, please email us at menssoccer@fgcu.edu so we can begin investigating the problem.

Will my child be supervised in the hotel?

Yes. Every camper will be assigned to a counselor. The FGCU Camp staff (including administrators, coaches, and counselors) will be staying at the Courtyard Marriott at Gulf Coast Town Center as well.

What does a typical daily schedule look like?

Please take a look at our documents page to see an itinerary from our last camp.

What about roommate requests?

The camp welcomes roommate requests and will attempt to accommodate the requests, but does not guarantee them. Rooming assignments are done one week prior to the start of a session. It is recommended that roommates send in their applications around the same time. Please make sure that your camper and his preferred roommate have written each other down on their respective registration forms. Don’t wait too long though, as your session may close.

What do Day Campers bring to camp?

Cleats, Shin guards, a pair of sandals/flip flops, flat soled shoes (running shoes), a towel, extra T-Shirt, extra socks, a water bottle pre-filled with a cold drink (water/Gatorade/PowerAde/etc…) , your own soccer ball, a healthy snack for your child to have mid-morning in a cooler bag, bug-spray and sunscreen.