Frequently Asked Questions
Will I receive notification that I have been accepted into the camp?
Yes, a confirmation email will be sent to you immediately following registration to the email listed on the registration form. If you haven't received a confirmation email, please email Camp Director. All correspondence will be sent to this email as well.
A letter will be sent a few weeks before camp and again one week before camp starts.
What is the difference between Day Camp and Elite Camp and is there a required skill level? How are teams made?
The main difference between Day Camp and Elite Overnight / Commuter Camp is the number of sessions. Day camp consists of morning and afternoon sessions and Elite Camp has the additional evening session.
There is no required skill level at any camp. Campers are grouped by age first then skill level and any necessary adjustments are made after the first day by camp Coaches to balance the number of players on each team, in each league. Equal playing time and substitution patterns are followed by camp coaches.
Teams are randomly assigned. There are no requests taken. Camp is the place to play with new teammates and try new moves and play new positions. Score is not kept, rather the emphasis is on improved individual skill sets. Positions are not assigned either, allowing campers to experience all positions.
Do younger campers attend Elite Camp? (ages 10, 11, 12) Yes, often attend Elite Camp as Commuters. They do not stay in dorms but are dropped off in the morning and picked up at 9 pm. This is a parental choice as you know your child best.
What is the roommate request policy?
Campers are allowed to request for one (1) roommate,however, request are not guaranteed. Requests that are mutual,meaning, both campers have listed each other on their registration as wanting to be roommates, are guaranteed, if they are made before the rosters are submitted to Conference Services (30 days prior to the camp start date). Paired campers should expect and welcome the single campers assigned to their room :)
We will do our best to accommodate all requests and will try to put multiple requested campers next-door or as close as possible to each other.
There are different room configurations depending upon the dorm we are assigned each summer; therefore there are possible doubles, triples and/or quads that each camper may be assigned to.
Late registration has less of a chance to accommodate any roommate requests made and ARE NOT GUARANTEED.
Once a room is assigned and registration has begun,there are numerous reasons for not being able to accommodate a request. Campers without a roommate request will be matched up by age. Most campers do not list a roommate so no worries.
Dorm floors are also assigned by age group and have staff on every floor.
Everyone should be open to meeting lots of new friends from all over the US and beyond!
At no time will campers be rooming alone. The Housing Coordinator matches up campers by age. This may take a bit of time on the first day, so patience is required here.
Changes can only be made by the Dorm Director and will take place after registration and before dinner time. Room changes require documentation submission to Conference Services to ensure emergency contact information and room numbers are accurate. This is for your child's safety and our emergency contact records. No exceptions here :)
Can Campers explore the campus?
Campers should never leave the general vicinity of the assigned Dorm building.
Will the Stanford players and coaches be working camp?
Yes, some of the players will be working camp. We do not know who will be working and when because of their summer school schedule. Coaches are at camp when recruiting schedules do not conflict.
What is the camper to staff ratio at camp? What is the camper to staff ratio in the dorms?
The ideal camper to staff ratio is 10:1 or less. This is our goal. In the dorms the camper staff ratio (per floor) is about 6:1.
Is there an option for partial camp registration payment?
Full payment is required to hold the campers spot at camp. For obvious reasons, head counts are crucial for staffing, team assignments, daily scheduling and room/meal planning.
Can I watch my daughter play?
You are welcome to attend any session of camp where there is room for observation. We ask that parents and observers stay off the playing court. There is spectator viewing in the balcony of Maples Pavilion and hallway standing room at the Ford Center.
Is there a Camp Bank for the overnight Elite campers?
Yes. There will be a "camp store area" with clothing, candy, food and drinks. Resident campers are encouraged to deposit money (CASH ONLY) in their camp store account at registration to avoid the need to carry money or risk having money lost. Any money that is not spent will be refunded (in CASH) at the end of camp.
Any tips for first time Elite campers?
Bring a pair of flip-flops to air out your feet during meals / in between sessions.
Changing socks mid-day is a good way to avoid blisters as well.
Drink lots of water! Keep hydrated.
Where can Commuter Campers rest between meals while overnight campers are in their rooms?
Commuter Campers use the Dorm main floor lounge as a resting spot / home base between meals and roll call. Bring a book or a deck of cards! This is for campers only folks as once camp starts, only the girls are permitted in the girls dorm.
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. Please make a notation on the medical portion of your registration if there is any medical condition we should be aware of in advance of the camper's attendance to our camp. An Athletic trainer will be available for questions on the first day of each camp and throughout the camp.
Q- Can we purchase camp clothing on site?
A. YES! There will be a limited supply of special design Nike T-shirts, camp shorts and Stanford team gear at registration and checkout. CASH only accepted on site.