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The premier experience, also known as “4 Days in the Life”, is our most comprehensive camp package. It affords campers the opportunity to experience 4 days in the boots of a Villanova soccer player. Campers will be coached by Head Coach Tom Carlin and have access to exclusive offerings (ice baths, catered meal, Spiideo video session, etc.). In addition, campers will receive complementary video packages ($150 value) with 3 camp games and 3 additional positional training sessions ($200). Past campers have loved this opportunity!

Not for 2021: Residential Camper means that you will reside in the resident halls at Villanova University throughout the camp week. Sullivan Hall on Main Cam pus or any of the Resident Halls on South Campus are typically where we reside. Non-Residential Camper means that you are at camp from 9am to 8pm yet do not reside in the residence halls.*

Non-Residentials will arrive at the end of check-in on the 1st day and stay until the camp ends at 8pm. On the 2nd & 3rd days of camp, non-residentials will arrive before the first session & depart after the last session, which is generally around 9am to 8pm. Non-residential campers only eat lunch & dinner on these days. On the 4th day, non-residentials should arrive before the first session and leave after closing ceremonies around 12 noon.

*Times will vary by 30 to 45 minutes per the schedule of the week.

Yes! Team Discounts are as follows:

Teams/Clubs are welcome to register for any of our events. Please contact us by email at info@vusoccer.com with the subject line of “Team Discount” to learn more about the team registration portal.

Team discounts can only be applied after ALL registrants have registered with a deposit in the team portal. The registrations must be confirmed at least two weeks prior to the start of camp. Here are the typical discounts offered:

Residential/Non-Residential (9am-8pm) Camps

  • 7-10 players – Each camper will receive a $100 discount.
  • 11 or more players - Each camper will receive a $125 discount.
  • NOTE: Team discounts cannot be applied with other discounts unless otherwise determined by our staff.

Day Camps

  • 11 or more players- Each camper will receive a $75 discount.
  • NOTE: Team discounts cannot be applied with other discounts unless otherwise determined by our staff.

Team Camp Refund Policy:

  • $250 deposit is non-refundable unless you purchased camp insurance. The $250 non-refundable deposit applies to all campers regardless of injury or illness.
  • USYSA Regionals/Nationals/ECNL Playoffs. If your team makes USYSA Regionals/Nationals, ECNL Playoffs or USDA Playoffs/Nationals and the dates conflict with our camp, we will ISSUE a refund minus a $100 administrative fee ($50 of the fee can be applied as credit). Written notification is provided at least 7 days prior to the start of camp

*All promos and discounts will be applied during registration.

Our newly offered Developmental day camps are primarily for rising 9th – 12th graders who are looking for a non-residential summer camp experience in a more Developmental rather than College ID environment. This is a great option for those who want to get more technical skill instruction, physical development, positional work & instruction with some camp games at the end. Local teams may find this opportunity particularly attractive, as well as those individuals who want to go to a camp that is not completely centered on recruitment & showcasing to College Coaches.

Yes, we believe in equal opportunity here at Villanova Soccer Camps. Please reach out to info@vusoccer.com for more information regarding the financial review & granting of aid processes.

Registration

Complete the online registration (Links provided on the homepage and the 'Compare Camps' page). Be sure to supply all requested information and to acknowledge the medical, concussion, and COVID-19 waiver with your signature. Please make sure the email you register with is the email you check MOST frequently.

Yes. During the registration process, click the 'Deposit' option*.  PLEASE REMEMBER to keep your confirmation email with the link to pay your balance. Use this link to pay the remaining balance one month prior to the camp start date.

After you register, you will receive 3 important documents: Exhibit C, COVID-19 Waiver, and a COVID-19 Questionnaire. The Exhibit C Form must be signed and, if under 18 years of age, signed by a parent as well. A hard copy of the Exhibit C form must be submitted at check in*. Use of field space is prohibited unless the Exhibit C is submitted.

*During the COVID-19 pandemic, we will only be accepting forms via email to reduce exposure risks. Please sign, scan, and email all forms to info@vusoccer.com. Thanks!

No. If you will be flying into Philadelphia airport and transportation is required, please email us for a recommended list of approved vendors. Otherwise, Uber is the cheapest and fastest form of transportation.

College ID Camp Experience

Yes, we guarantee something that tournaments cannot; ALL coaches in attendance will see you play for at least one game.

Field players should expect at least 2 training sessions and 5 games. Goalkeepers should expect a minimum of 2 GK specific training sessions with 5 games.

3 additional position specific trainings are available for all Field Players and Goalkeepers. Please check the website under Additional Options for more information on the additional 3 training sessions. There is an option to add the additional training as an add-on during registration. If you have not added in this additional training during registration than please contact info@vusoccer.com so we can add it.

Residential Campers: Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in the price of camp. Camper’s first meal will be dinner on Day 1, and last meal will be breakfast of Day 4. Remember, on Check-In Day, Dinner will be your first meal with campers so make sure to eat lunch on your own.

Non-Residential Campers: Dinner on Day 1, Lunch & Dinner on Day 2 & 3 are included in the price of the camp. Remember, on Check-In Day, Dinner will be your first meal with campers so make sure to eat lunch on your own.

Residential Campers: Need to bring bed linens and pillow(s) for a standard twin bed, towels for extra showering, soap, shampoo, toothbrush/toothpaste.

*IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE – Residential Campers will be carrying bags and items you bring for the week from your car to the resident hall, which occasionally can be a lengthy walk so PACK LIGHT! Heavy items such as bulky coolers, fans, TV’s, are not recommended.

ALL CAMPERS: Need to bring soccer cleats, running shoes/indoor training shoes (in case of inclement weather), a soccer ball (if you did not purchase one from camp), sandals, rain gear, adequate clothing for 3 games/sessions per day (shirts, shorts, socks, guards), a water bottle and sunscreen.

Yes. Every field will have an unlimited supply of Water and Gatorade provided for every camper.

Yes. All campers need to bring a soccer ball. Villanova Camp Soccer Balls are available for purchase during registration & check-in.

All Campers should bring cash for additional food, beverage, snacks & Limited-Edition clothing purchases from the camp store. During check-in, you will have the option to add cash to a camp bank. Each time the camper makes a purchase; we deduct it from the balance. This way camper will not have to carry around cash. At the end of camp, the remaining Camp Bank balance will be refunded to the credit or debit card used during registration.

Not for 2021: Residential Campers: Registration & Opening Ceremonies (immediately following registration) are generally during the afternoon of the 1st day (Typically between 12pm - 3pm). See Sample Schedule! Check Out will follow the Closing Ceremonies, typically between 11am -12pm unless we inform you otherwise (per changes by Villanova Conference Services).

Non-Residential Campers: Registration & Opening Ceremonies (immediately following registration) will happen at the end of the Residential Campers check-in. See Sample Schedule! Check Out will follow Closing Ceremonies on the last day typically held around 11am to 12 noon. See Sample Schedule!

Non-Residential campers must sign in and sign out at the Camp Store each day. On the 2d & 3rd day, Non-Residentials can expect to be at camp approximately from 9am to 8pm.

One Day Campers (10am-3pm OR 9am - 8pm): Registration will be approximately 30 minutes before the camp’s start time. For our on-campus camps, campers should arrive at the Higgins Soccer Complex. Opening remarks will take place shortly after your camp’s start time. We will notify you about the location one week prior to the camp. As stated, it typically will be in front of a resident hall on South or Main Campus or the fields at the Football Stadium, Higgins Complex

Parents are encouraged to attend the Check-In, Opening Ceremonies, Check-Out, & Closing Ceremonies. Additionally, parents are invited to watch the training sessions & games. However, parents are prohibited from coaching or having significant contact with any campers other than their son or daughter, per the PA State Law, unless proper Background Checks are submitted to our staff.

NCAA College Coaches

Yes, we guarantee something that tournaments cannot; ALL coaches in attendance will see you play for at least one full game.

2021 Coaches will be announced by the beginning of January 2021, but we do expect for 75% of the College Coaches from the 2019 & 2020 staff to return.

Please watch the 'College Coaches' page. The list is updated on a consistent basis. In the case of a coach canceling, we will make every effort to replace them with a coach at the same University/College. We do reserve the right to modify the college coach listings as needed due to cancellations. Refunds are not given based on the status of College Coaches.

Our camps guarantee exposure to EVERY NCAA Coach in attendance. Each coach will receive a recruiting packet with the camper’s information & pinnie number so that coaches have what they need to contact the players after camp. Every camper has a great opportunity TO BE SEEN by every coach not only once but on multiple occasions. Additionally, the College ID Camps assist players with valuable information on the recruiting process, an inside look at the attitude & habits it will take to play college soccer, and access to D1, D2, D3 current players to mentor them through the process.

Yes. Villanova University is located near many other Division 1, 2, & 3 programs so be sure to email coaches not scheduled to attend our event and invite him to come to our camp and watch you compete in the showcase.

Developmental Camp

Our newly offered Developmental Day Camps are primarily for rising 9th – 12th graders who are looking for a non-residential summer camp experience in a more developmental rather than College ID environment. This is a great option for those who want to get more technical skill instruction, physical development, positional work & instructional with some camp games at the end. Local teams may find this opportunity particularly attractive, as well as those individuals who want to go to a camp that is not completely wrapped around showcasing to College Coaches.

We expect this group to be mostly comprised of rising 9th to 11th graders. With that said, rising 12th graders can attend the camp. Rising 11th or 12th graders who are already committed to a college might see this as a great opportunity to get technical repetitions in the summer.

Yes, our Staff will be attending the camp.

No, these camps are only offered from 9am-3pm. They will not be offered at residential or 9am-8pm camps. Additionally, these camps will not coincide with the College ID Camps.

Camp Store & Bank

The Camp Store offers Limited Edition Villanova Soccer merchandise (Jerseys, Sweatshirts, Long sleeve & Short sleeve T-Shirts, Shorts, Socks), snacks, drinks & late night food orders for Residential & Non-Residential Campers (Pizza, Cheesesteaks, Wings, Hoagies, Wraps).

The Camp Store is in the resident hall where the campers will reside during the week. Specific room number can be acquired during registration at the camp store tent. Campers should bring cash for incidental or merchandise purchases from the camp store.

Yes, for all Residential & Non-Residential Campers. Campers should bring cash for additional food, beverage, snacks limited-edition clothing purchases from the camp store. Each time the camper makes a purchase; we deduct it from the balance. This way camper will not have to carry around cash. At the end of camp, the remaining Camp Bank balance will be refunded to the credit or debit card used during registration.

Transportation

No. Campers will need to make individual arrangements. Email us at info@vusoccer.com for recommended shuttle services. Otherwise, campers should use Uber, Lyft, train, taxi, or bus.

Please make your transportation arrangements provide arrival by 12pm on the first day of camp and departure by 3pm on the last day of camp.

We do not offer any group discounts if you choose to stay off campus (Non-residential camper); however, here are some recommended nearby hotels:

-Radnor Hotel in St David’s PA. Address is 591 East Lancaster Ave, St Davids, PA 19087 (approx. 1 mile from University)

- Marriott Hotel in Wayne Pa, - Address is 762 W Lancaster Avenue Wayne, Pennsylvania 19087 (approx. 2 miles from University)

Other suggestions would be Philadelphia Marriot West Conshohocken, The Inn at Villanova University, and hotels near King of Prussia, Plymouth Meeting, or Conshohocken areas.

Check-In/Check-Out

Not for 2021: Residential Campers: Registration & Opening Ceremonies (immediately following registration) are generally during the afternoon of the 1st day (Typically between 12pm - 3pm). See Sample Schedule! Check Out will follow the Closing Ceremonies, typically between 11am -12pm unless we inform you otherwise (per changes by Villanova Conference Services).

Non-Residential Campers: Registration will start about 30 minutes prior to the camp start time & Opening Ceremonies about 5-10 minutes after the camp start time. Closing Ceremonies are on the last day and are typically held around 2pm-3pm.

Non-residential campers must sign in and sign out at the Camp Store each day. On the 2nd & 3rd day, Non-Residentials can expect to be at camp approximately from 9am to 8pm.

Check-In/Check-out will take place outside an assigned hall or a field on campus. We will communicate a week prior to camp where Check-In & Check-Out will take place.

Here are the usual spots:

South Campus Resident Halls (Caughlin, Good Counsel, McGuire, Stanford, St. Katharine, St. Monica) are on Ithan Ave., on the south side of Route 30 (Lancaster Ave). Parking for these halls are available directly on South Campus. 

Sullivan & Sheehan Resident Halls are in the middle of campus. Parking for these halls is available in the parking garage on Lancaster Ave. (directly across from Villanova's Football Stadium.

The Football Stadium is directly on the corner of Route 30 (Lancaster Ave.) & Ithan Ave. Parking is available at the Parking Garage on Lancaster Ave.

The Higgins Soccer Complex is on Villanova’s West Campus on the corner of Spring Mill Road & County Line Road. Parking is available on West Campus next to the fields.

After you register, you will receive 3 important documents: Exhibit C, COVID-19 Waiver, and a COVID-19 Questionnaire. The Exhibit C Form must be signed and, if under 18 years of age, signed by a parent as well. A hard copy of the Exhibit C form must be submitted at check in*. Use of field space is prohibited unless the Exhibit C is submitted. We will also need a copy of a signed COVID-19 waiver and an acknowledgment that you did not answer “yes” to any of the questions in the COVID-19 questionnaire.

*During the COVID-19 pandemic, we will only be accepting forms via email to reduce exposure risks. Please sign, scan, and email all forms to info@vusoccer.com. Thanks!

Residential Campers: On Check-In Day, dinner will be your first meal with campers, so make sure to eat lunch on your own. Opening ceremonies will begin immediately following the Check-In so try to get to Check-In 30 minutes before the schedule has it ending.

Rooming

Not for 2021: Residential campers will stay in the air-conditioned Resident Halls on Villanova’s beautiful campus. Here are the typical resident halls:

South Campus Resident Halls (Caughlin, Good Counsel, McGuire, Stanford, St. Katharine, St. Monica) are on Ithan Ave., on the south side of Route 30 (Lancaster Ave). Parking for these halls are available directly on South Campus.

Sullivan & Sheehan Resident Halls are in the middle of campus. Parking for these halls is available in the parking garage on Lancaster Ave. (directly across from Villanova's Football Stadium.

Yes. There are two campers to every room. Campers can request a roommate during online registration. All roommate requests need to be submitted no later than one month prior to the start of the event for us to accommodate. We do try our best to accommodate all requests. PLEASE only request a camper who is already registered and make sure to have discussed your request with the other camper. If multiple campers request the same roommate, we will decide arrangements as we see fit. To avoid any confusion or delay in the rooming process on registration day, please ensure that you and your requested roommate have only listed each other in your request.

No. Unfortunately we are unable to offer this service due to campus residence hall needs. Our camp dates are selected in advance and arranged with Conference Services months prior to the event. If you need to stay nearby the night before camp, see our list of recommended hotels in the transportation FAQ section.

Team

You may request teammates for camp, but there are no guarantees that we can accommodate every camper with this request as teams are put together per age and position. If your high school or club team signs up for camp together, we can guarantee that your team will be together. However, please email info@vusoccer.com to request a team registration portal.

Yes. Teams are welcome to register for any of our events. Please contact us by email at info@vusoccer.com with the subject line of “Team Discount” to learn more about the team registration portal. See the “Additional Camp Opportunities” section to learn about discounts offered.

Residential

  • 5-6 players from same team/club, each player will receive $59 discount.
  • 7-10 players from same team, each player will receive a $79 discount.
  • 11 or more players from the same team, each player will receive a $99 discount.

Non-Residential (9am-3pm & 9am-8pm)

  • 11 players from the same team, each player will get a $75 discount.

*Note: Team discounts will only be applied after ALL registrants have registered in the team portal. The registrations must be confirmed at least two weeks prior to the start of camp.

Cancellation Policy

All Residential/Non-Residential Camps:

There is a $250 non-refundable fee for residential camps and $150 non-refundable fee for non-residential camps unless you purchase Camp Insurance.

Camp Insurance will provide flexibility to campers who may have to cancel their registration. It allows for a full refund minus a $50 administrative fee. For example, if you paid $800 for camp ($750 registration fee + $50 camp insurance fee), then you will receive a refund of $700 directly to the card you registered with PLUS a $50 camp credit for future events.

A $250 non-refundable fee will still apply, however we will issue a $150 credit for future camp from the $250 fee. All injured campers must submit an explanation of the injury from a licensed physician before the 1st date of the camp.

If your team makes USYSA Regionals/Nationals, ECNL Playoffs or USDA Playoffs/Nationals and the dates conflict with the Residential, Twilight or Day Camps, we will refund your money minus a $50 administrative fee, provided written notification with detailed playoff information is provided at least 10 days prior to the start of camp; otherwise there will be a $250 cancellation fee.

Dietary & Medication

During registration, parents/campers must inform the certified athletic trainer or coaching staff of any medications that the campers are taking. Parents should provide only the necessary doses of medication, which a camper is required to take during the duration of the camp. In accordance with Commonwealth of Pennsylvania laws and University policy certified athletic trainers cannot dispense, administer or hold on to any medications for campers. Campers will self-administer all medication. Campers should be comfortable with self-administering their medication in the proper doses and schedule.

In emergency or urgent situations, athletic trainers are permitted to administer prescribed asthma inhalers and epi-pens, when necessary. Campers are encouraged and should always carry all asthma medication inhalers and epi-pens with them (field, dorms, dining hall, etc.) for the duration of the camp. *If refrigeration is necessary for medication than there will be a secure refrigerator provided by the camp operators.

A member of the athletic training staff will be present, or on site for the duration of registration to respond to any questions and/or concerns of parents and/or campers.

Not for 2021: Villanova University Dining Services deals with Dietary Requirements daily. The cafeteria staff will meet the needs of students with specific nutrition concerns or medically restricted diets.

In each dining hall there are a variety of soy products as well as lactose free milk available daily. Other special dietary items can be special ordered and kept on hand such as gluten-free cereals, muffins, waffles, bread, and wraps. Campers will need to be aware of their dietary concerns and follow their own specific diet.

International Campers Questions

Yes. Campers have come from: Argentina, Australia, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, China, Columbia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Egypt, El Salvador, England, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Liberia, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Palau, Panama, Portugal, Philippines, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela, and Wales.

Yes. Following registration, please email us at info@vusoccer.com and we will send you an official camp invitation letter.

Open to any and all entrants

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS?

CONTACT US

  Please email us at info@vusoccer.com or call us at 610-672-7600 with any questions or concerns.