How do I know that I have been accepted into camp?
A confirmation e-mail will be sent.
How do I reserve a spot in the camp?
A $125 deposit is required to reserve a spot in camp. The balance must be received prior to ONE WEEK to the start of camp or the spot will be forfeited with NO REFUND OF THE DEPOSIT. There are LIMITED SPACES available for camp. Applications will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. Applications will be accepted only as long as there are spots available in camp.
What if I have to cancel my registration?
CANCELLATIONS for any reason will result in forfeiture of $125 deposit. Cancellations or withdrawal from camp within one week of the camp start will result in forfeiture of entire camp tuition.
Is there a Medical Release Form to fill out?
Yes. You must fill out and return the Medical Release Form.
Overnight Camp FAQ
Will my child be supervised in the dorm?
Yes! Every camper will be assigned to a coach or counselor. Coaches and counselors will be housed one each dorm floor. Note: Campers are separated by age. Non-staff adults will NOT be allowed on floors outside of check - in and check - out
Where do the campers stay and eat?
Residential campers will stay in an air conditioned dorm on the Lincoln Park Campus. There will be two to a room and requests for roommates can be made in advance of the camp. The ratio of campers to staff will be 8 to 1.
Day Camp FAQ
My daughter is going to camp and she only knows a few people, can she be in the same group as them?
Yes, upon your request, we can put your child in the same group as her friends.
My daughter is five, can she still attend the camp?
Yes, if you feel comfortable with her age, your daughter can still attend the camp.
Will sports drinks be provided at camp?
Yes, DePaul University is sponsored by Gatorade. A Gatorade tent will provide multiple Gatorade drinks and water during and after sessions.
Will there be an athletic trainer on sight?
YES! There will be a trainer on sight before, during and after sessions.
Will a staff member meet, greet and dismiss my child after sessions?
Yes, all campers have to check-in with a coach before the session starts. Campers must also check-out with a coach when their ride arrives.
My child has no experience playing soccer, can she still attend the camp?
Yes, your child can still attend camp. Players of all levels and ability can attend the camp.
Do I have to provide my child with lunch and a snack?
Yes, all campers require their own lunch and snacks during the halfway point of the camp.
Will my daughter's room have a refrigerator, TV, and phone?
No, No and no. However, campers can bring their own cell phones. The only TV will be located in the community room in the dorm.
What airport should my child fly into?
Campers can fly into Midway or O’Hare Aiport, located 25 minutes away from the University. Airport pick-ups can be arranged for a charge of $25.00. Transportation will only be provided for the first and last day of camp.
If my daughter is flying in, what does she do when she gets off the plane?
All campers need to grab their bags and proceed to the sidewalk for pedestrian pick-ups. Campers will be given a coaches cell phone to call when she gets to the sidewalk. The staff will have a list of all arriving campers and will be looking for each one as the flights come in. When returning to the airport, the campers will be dropped off at the curb in front of their respective airline counters.
What are the evening activities?
Evening Activities will include leadership development seminar, team building activites and a college recruiting seminar.
How many campers will there be?
Camp is limited to 50 total campers.
Who will coach my daughter during the camp?
Each training group will be trained by either Erin Chastain, Michele O'Brien or Tina Estrada (DePaul University Women's Soccer Staff). Each training group will also have an assistant coach who is a current or former member of our DePaul Women's Soccer Team. The camper to coach ratio will be 8 to 1 within each group.
Do you provide evaluations for campers?
Yes, campers will all receive a written evaluation based upon their performance at camp and will also have an opportunity to discuss their week individually with the head coach at DePaul University, Erin Chastain
Can parents come watch games?
Yes, each camp day ends with evening games. The schedule for each day's game will be posted in the dorms for the campers. Campers are responsible for coordinating game times with their parents.