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FAQs

This page is designed to answer questions you may have about our camps. Each camp has its own section, making finding the answers to your specific questions as easy as possible. After looking through the FAQs, if you still have any unanswered questions, please visit our Contact Us page.


Day Camps

What is the check-in process?
Camp check-in begins at 8:00 AM the first day of camp at the Connecticut College Luce Field House. Campers should have any missing paperwork with them when they come to check-in.

Are goalkeepers invited to the Day Camps?
Goalkeepers are certainly invited to attend.

Which ages are welcome to attend the Day Camps?
All boys and girls, ages 6-14 are invited to attend the Day Camps. Additionally, children who are younger than 6 but have completed kindergarten are also welcome to attend.

What should campers do for lunch?
Campers can either pack their lunch or purchase pizza. ***In accordance with state rules, campers must bring food in an insulated lunch bag.*** There will also be a camp store where campers can purchase snacks and beverages.

What should campers bring to camp each day?
Each day, campers should bring a soccer ball, water bottle, shin guards, soccer cleats, sneakers, sunscreen, a swimsuit, and a towel.

Will I receive any gear for attending the Day Camp?
Each camper will receive a camp t-shirt.

How much does the camp cost?
Each Day Camp costs $275. If you register on or before June 1, you will receive a $25 discount, cutting the cost to $250.

Are parents invited to watch the sessions?
Parents are welcome to watch any and all sessions they would like.

What medical care will be available for campers?
A certified training staff will always be available for campers.

What is the Day Camp's cancellation policy?
Full refunds, less a $75 handling fee, will be given prior to June 1.  After June 1, there will be no refunds of deposit or activation/fees paid.

Do you offer any team/group/family discounts?
Yes. Teams of 8 or more will receive a $25 discount per player. Each additional family member will receive a $10 discount. Family members of Connecticut College staff/faculty will receive a 10% discount. *Note: only one discount may be applied.

How do I register?
You must register online. Go to the camp page and click on the Registration button.

Where should campers be dropped off and picked up?
On the first day, campers should be dropped off at the Connecticut College Luce Field House/Dayton Arena in order to check-in.  Campers then should be dropped off and picked up at the Luce Field House/Dayton Arena every day thereafter.

When are closing ceremonies?
Parents are encouraged to attend closing ceremonies, which are scheduled for 3:30 PM on the last day of camp. The camp will conclude at 4:00 PM.

Is any level of soccer playing experience required to attend the Day Camps?
Soccer players of all levels are invited to attend the Day Camps. No playing experience is required.

Can campers attend both weeks of Day Camp? Is there any difference between the two weeks?
There is no difference between the two weeks of Day Camps. Campers are more than welcome to attend both weeks.


Camel Elite Soccer Academy

What if I need to fly to the camp?
We recommend flying into Providence (PVD), which is 45 minutes from New London. Another option is Hartford (BDL), which is an hour and 15 minutes away. CESA does not provide shuttle service to or from Connecticut College.

By when should I plan on arriving at Conn?
Campers should plan on being on campus for registration, which runs from 11:00am-12:00pm. They should have any missing documents with them, ready to hand in.

Will campers be able to purchase snacks and beverages?
Yes. There will be a camp store that will sell various snacks, water, and sports drinks. There will also be opportunities to order pizza in the evening.

What will the weather be like in New London during the camp?
During the month of July, New London's average high is 81 and its average low is 63. We recommend bringing sunscreen as well as rain gear, so campers are prepared for variable conditions.

How much money should I bring to CESA?
We recommend campers bring around $50 and no more than $100, in order to buy extra food and beverages.

What if I’m a goalkeeper?
Goalkeepers are absolutely invited to attend. There will be separate goalkeeping training sessions.

Who can attend CESA?
Rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors who aspire to play soccer at the collegiate level.

What are the rooming arrangements?
Campers will be staying in dorms on the Connecticut College campus. The rooms will be doubles, and campers are allowed to request a roommate.

Where will I be eating meals?
Meals will be served in the Connecticut College dining halls. All meals are all-you-can-eat buffet style meals.

What should I bring to CESA?
Besides personal items, campers should bring sufficient clothes to train in, soccer cleats, indoor shoes, a ball, shin guards, running shoes, and sunscreen.

Will I receive any gear for attending CESA?
Each camper will receive a camp t-shirt.

Who is invited to watch the matches?
Matches are open to the public, so family members as well as college coaches are more than welcome to attend.

What medical care will be available for campers?
A full-time training staff will be constantly available for campers.

What is CESA’s cancellation policy?
Full refunds, less a $75 handling fee, will be given prior to June 1. After June 1, there will be no refunds of deposit or activation/fees paid.

What exposure will I get to Connecticut College?
Campers will become familiar with the Connecticut College athletic facilities, dining hall, and dorms, as well as having the opportunity to interact with Conn College players. Campers are also encouraged to take a campus tour during their down time.

Is the camp strictly overnight, or are day campers allowed?
Day campers are not allowed. The camp is strictly overnight.

How do I register?
You must register online. Go to the camp page and click on the Registration button.

How much does the camp cost?
The camp costs $275 if you register before April 15. Otherwise, the camp is $325.


Northeast 90 Soccer Camp

What if I need to fly to the camp?

We recommend flying into TF Green Airport (PVD), which is 45 minutes from New London. Another option is Hartford (BDL), which is an hour and 15 minutes away. Please contact the women's soccer office directly at 860.439.2661 if you plan on attending the camp and will be flying in to do so. 

By when should I plan on arriving at Conn?

Campers should plan on being on campus for registration, which runs from 1:00-2:00pm on the first day of camp. Your registration confirmation will let you know which dorm building registration will be held in. The players should have any missing documents with them, ready to hand in.

Will campers be able to purchase snacks and beverages?

Yes. There will be a camp store that will sell various snacks, water, and sports drinks. There will also be opportunities to order pizza in the evening.

What will the weather be like in New London during the camp?

During the month of July, New London's average high is 81 and its average low is 63. We recommend bringing sunscreen as well as rain gear, so campers are prepared for variable conditions.

How much money should I bring to the Northeast 90?

We recommend campers bring around $50 and no more than $100, in order to buy extra food and beverages.

What if I’m a goalkeeper?

Goalkeepers are absolutely invited to attend. There will be separate goalkeeping training sessions.

Who can attend the Northeast 90?

Rising high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors, as well as incoming college freshmen, who aspire to play soccer at the collegiate level or who just want to improve their game.

What are the rooming arrangements?

Campers will be staying in dorms on the Connecticut College campus. The rooms will be doubles and campers are allowed to request a certain roommate.

Where will I be eating meals?

Meals will be served in the Connecticut College dining halls. All meals are all-you-can-eat buffet style meals.

What should I bring to the Northeast 90?

Besides personal items, campers should bring sufficient clothes to train in, soccer cleats, indoor shoes, a ball, shin guards, running shoes, a swim suit, sunscreen, rain jacket, bedding set, & a fan.

Will I receive any gear for attending the Northeast 90?

Each camper will receive a camp t-shirt.

Who is invited to watch the matches?

Matches are open to the public, so family members as well as college coaches are more than welcome to attend.

What medical care will be available for campers?

A full-time training staff will be available for campers.

What is Northeast 90's cancellation policy?

Full refunds, less a $75 handling fee, will be given prior to June 1. After June 1, there will be no refunds of deposit or activation/fees paid.

Do you offer any group/team discounts?

A 10% discount will be given to groups of 10 or more players from the same team. Please call for details.

What exposure will I get to Connecticut College?

Campers will be immersed in everything that collegiate soccer at Connecticut College entails.  They will become familiar with the Connecticut College athletic facilities, dining hall, and dorms, as well as have the opportunity to interact with and be coached by the Conn College players. The campers will be exposed to and come to know the Conn coaching staff, including Head Coach Norm Riker, and guest coaches from various colleges in the northeast.  They will familiarize themselves with college coaching techniques and training, and will also get to meet and be coached by other college coaches that will be on staff.  Campers are also encouraged to take a campus tour during their time on campus.

Is the camp strictly overnight, or are day campers allowed?

Day campers are allowed. They will be provided with lunch and dinner. Day campers should arrive at 9:00 AM and leave at 8:00 PM.

How do I register?

You must register online. Go to the camp page and click on the Registration button.

How much does the camp cost?

The camp costs $500 for overnight campers and $400 for day campers.