HUNTER SUMMER SOCCER CAMP FAQs

Since 1980, Hunter has provided a summertime youth soccer camp program to the surrounding communities. The training sessions are designed to introduce soccer to the beginner and to strengthen the fundamentals of the intermediate player.

Camper Responsibilities:

All campers should bring plenty of water and a snack. Sunscreen & bug spray should be applied before camp if needed. All campers should wear Shorts, tee shirt, sneakers or cleats. All children 5 years old and older must wear shin guards. Sneakers are fine but we encourage the older children to wear soccer cleats. Children will receive a HSC tee shirt at the start of camp which we encourage them to wear during the week. Please mark all of your equipment with your name with a permanent marker.

Please read the answers to our most FAQs:

How do I register my child?

Please register online via the Hunter Soccer Camp page before the June 15th deadline. After June 15th, it will be $5 extra per Pee Wee camper and $50 extra per Premier camper. There is no day of camp registration. You are encouraged to register early so we can secure enough British coaches. Once the camp is full, we will not be accepting any more registrations in order to guarantee a British coach for each age group. 

What are the pick-up and drop off times for camp?

Premier Campers will be dropped off and picked up at the fields by the playground. Each camper must be signed out by an adult at the end of camp. They are not allowed to meet you in the parking lot.  All Pee Wee parents/guardians are required to stay with the camper.

  • Monday – Check in is from 8:30-9am, please arrive early as camp starts promptly at 9am. Pick Up is at NOON.
  • Tuesday-Thursday - 9am-12pm Staff will be at the fields by the playground.
  • Friday - 9am-11:30am.  World Cup game at 10:30am. We have a closing ceremony at 11:30am.
What should my child bring/wear?

All campers should bring plenty of water and a snack. Sunscreen & bug spray should be applied before camp if needed. All campers should wear Shorts, tee shirt, sneakers or cleats. All children 5 years old and older must wear shin guards. Sneakers are fine but we encourage the older children to wear soccer cleats. Children will receive a HSC tee shirt at the start of camp which we encourage them to wear during the week. Please mark all of your equipment with your name with a permanent marker.

What is your refund policy?

If in the event you are unable to attend camp, you will receive a refund as defined below. Please understand that this policy is not intended to be an aggravation or nuisance, but is necessary in order for us to provide a high level camp experience. Refunds will be given in the form of a check.

  • Cancellation notice must be submitted in writing via e-mail to huntersoccercamp@gmail.com
  • Cancellations made 30 days or more prior to the start of camp will be awarded a full refund minus a $25 Deposit/Processing Fee.
  • Cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the start of camp due to illness or injury we will issue a full refund minus the $25 Deposit/Processing Fee.
  • No refunds will be provided for missing a day, leaving early or expulsion from camp.
  • If camp is cancelled more than 1x due to lighting, we will do our best to make up the lost time. It is rare that much time is lost due to bad weather.
  • THIS IS SOCCER CAMP - If the Coaches and Management find that your child is refusing to participate in the Premier or Keeper camp, we reserve the right to require a parent to stay with them to help with encouraging them or we can refund you 50% of your camp payment.
What do you do if there is inclement weather?

Camp is only cancelled if there is lightning. We will send an email canceling camp if it happens before camp. During camp, we will dismiss campers early & move them indoors to the clubhouse where they will wait until you can pick them up. We will send out an email notifying you that camp will be dismissing early due to weather. It’s important to watch the weather while your child is at camp.

What does your camp do in the case of extremely hot days?

There are several breaks through out camp and each camper is encouraged to drink water at regular intervals. We have water sprayers on each field to cool down the campers. On excessively hot days, we take extra breaks.

Medicine/ Sun Screen Policy
  • If campers carry an inhaler, epi-pen, or will need to take prescription medicine during camp, you must notify us at least a week prior to the start of camp.
  • Camp policy is that campers are to be responsible for their inhaler/epi-pen/prescription medicine to ensure they know exactly where it is in the event it is needed. Campers should only bring the dose/amount of medicine that may be needed during camp. All medicine must be in the original container. 
  • Campers are responsible for applying sun-screen and bug spray before camp. The coaches and helpers are not permitted to apply any sun screen to any campers. 
  • Campers are not allowed to bring any bug spray to camp.
Does my child need to bring a soccer ball?

No, your child will be given their own soccer ball on day 1 of camp. They are responsible for bringing it home and back to camp each day. We encourage the campers to practice at home.  

What if my child loses their soccer ball?

It is the camper’s responsibility to keep track of their own soccer ball. If we have any extra soccer balls, we can give you a replacement. Otherwise it’s fine for your child to bring their own ball to camp if they lose it.

Are the children supervised at all times?

Yes. The safety of your children is our number one priority. On field and off the field children are under the constant direction of our coaches and assistants. All campers are to be picked up promptly at the end of camp. If the Coaches and Management find that your child is refusing to participate in the camp, we reserve the right to require a parent to stay with them to help with encouraging them or we can refund you 50% of your camp payment.

Can I stay to watch my child play?

Absolutely, we encourage parents to stay and watch the kids in action if at all possible. All Pee Wee parents/guardians are required to stay. Each Friday, we strongly recommend that you come for the last hour of camp at 10:30am to watch the world cup games, so you can see what your child has learned and meet their coaches and fellow campers.  We will also have the traditional weekly awards ceremony starting at 11:30 on Fridays.

How will I know how my child is doing at camp?

Just ask their coach. Our coaches love getting to know the parents and enjoy discussing the development of the children after camp. You will also receive a written performance evaluation at the end of the week.

How are children ‘grouped’ at camp?

We will place your child in an age and skill appropriate group and focus on the development of their technical and tactical abilities.
All Premier campers are grouped by age initially. All campers under 5 years old, will be placed in the Pee Wee Camp, no exceptions. Please speak to Camp Management if you have any questions about camp grouping.

Who makes up the Camp staff?

The camp will be directed by Adrian Newell, who has brought over licensed and qualified coaches from England to Glenside for over 30 years. There are at least 2 trained teenage helpers assigned to each Coach to assist the group.

Can I switch or add weeks after registering?

Depends if there is any space, we will not over fill any groups.  We encourage you to sign up in advance so you can guarantee your child’s spot.

Do you have family discounts?

No, unfortunately, if you are in need of assistance please email us.

Is financial assistance available?

This is a community camp and we’d hate for anyone to have to miss it for financial reasons. For consideration for financial assistance, please send a written request to huntersccamp@gmail.com.

Where is camp held?

Hunter Soccer Camp happens at Penbryn Park, Glenside PA

220 Houston Avenue, Glenside, PA 19038