Thank you for enrolling in the Great Western Camp. We are looking forward to having you with us. As we are the premiere camp on the West Coast, we are constantly trying to improve the quality of our camp and add a few new faces and many improvements that will surely keep us number one in the west! The following pages contain all the information that you will need to prepare for Camp this summer. Please call the Director with any questions not answered by this packet.
C H E C K – I N
Between 5:00pm & 6:00pm on Tuesday, July 10th, 2018
( Late Check-in will be charged an additional $25.00 )
C H E C K – O U T
At 1:00pm on Sunday, July 15th, 2018
( The camp is not responsible for campers after 1:00pm on Sunday )
No early check-out on Sunday without prior approval…
Check-In will take place at the University Village Apartments on the campus of California State University, San Marcos. The address of University Village is 305 Campus View Drive, San Marcos, CA 92078. All flight scheduled travelers must arrive and depart within the specified times as outlined in this booklet under TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION.
FEE PAYMENT & DEADLINES
The remainder of the camp fee and airport transfer fees are due no later than June 15th.
Failure to do so will result in a late charge of $25.00. Airport transfers will NOT be available after June 15th. Failure to remit remaining fees by 7/1, will result in the forfeiture of your deposit and position in camp. We usually sell out our camps every year and have a waiting list. All due dates will be enforced.
Remaining Camp Fee - June 15th
Airport Transfer Info & Fees - June 15th
Dining Restrictions - June 15th
Rental Gear Needs - July 1st
Roommate Requests - July 1st
DAY CAMPER SCHEDULE
Day Camper check-in & check out is the same time as all overnight guests.
DAY CAMPERS DAILY SCHEDULE
Day Campers: Arrive at the dorm at 8:30 am and are picked up from the dorm at 9:00pm
Day Campers will be provided a room they will share to park their gear between sessions and during meals. We do not allow day campers to drive themselves to & from camp.
All arrivals will fly into San Diego Lindbergh Field. Arrivals into San Diego, please Arrive between 12:00pm & 3:00pm on Tuesday, July 10th, 2018. All departures must leave San Diego after 4:00pm on Sunday, July 15th, 2018.
Campers arriving at both the east & west terminals will proceed to the baggage claim area and retrieve their baggage. They will be collected by camp personnel at the baggage claim areas and put on our contracted shuttle service that will take them to the University. The same shuttle service will return them to the Airport. Please be advised that we do not supervise the boys on the shuttle either way and at the Airport on their return home.
If you are arriving at the Commuter Terminal, you must collect your baggage and board the RED BUS SHUTTLE. This service will transport you to the main terminals where camp personnel will collect you at the main terminal, baggage claim area.
1. No Smoking
2. No Alcohol
3. No Drugs
4. No Weapons
5. No Ice Chests
6. No Skateboards
7. No Chewing Tobacco
8. No Fireworks
9. No Foul Language
10. Respect The Dorm/University Property
11. No Fighting
12. No Hazing/Bullying
13. You cannot sell anything while at Camp
14. No Body Checking
15. No Lacrosse Play at the Dorms
All lacrosse playing will take place on the lacrosse fields and not near the dorm.
Anyone caught breaking the rules of camp will be sent home without refund!
DO NOT BRING ANY LACROSSE BALLS TO CAMP AS THEY WILL BE CONFISCATED !
WHAT TO BRING
All Campers MUST bring a SLEEPING BAG OR SHEETS AND A BLANKET & a Pillow.
- Soap / Shampoo / Deodorant / Tooth Paste / Tooth Brush
- Swim Suit / Lacrosse Shorts / Sweat Pants / Sweat Shirt
- Clothing for the Week / Jacket
- Three Towels
- Socks / Underwear for the week
- Alarm Clock
- Play Station Games (if you want)
- Sun Screen / Hat
- Sneakers / Cleats
- Helmet, Gloves, Shoulder Pads, Arm Pads, Stick
- Cup & Jock / Mouth Piece / Gear Bag
** We RENT Lacrosse Gear - Helmets, Gloves, Arm Pads & Shoulder Pads
OUR CAMP IS HELD ON THE CAMPUS OF
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SAN MARCOS
We will be staying in the On Campus Apartments called UNIVERSITY VILLAGE.
· 4 or 6 person occupancy, air-conditioned units
· 5 PlayStation TV's (bring your own games)
· Training room with a certified trainer
· Lined fields with lights for night play
· Snack bar & equipment/apparel store
· Cafeteria dining brought to the Dorm
· Private pool
· 24 hour supervision by our staff members
All injuries will be handled by a certified Trainer! Injuries requiring medical attention will be taken to Palomar Hospital, which is located a few miles from campus. If treatment is needed, parents will be notified immediately by cell phone. At Great Western, our number one concern is for player safety, so we do not allow body checking or over aggressive play at our camp. Medical insurance coverage is the responsibility of the parents. Our camp is fully insured and can be used as secondary coverage. Our carrier is the US Lacrosse Insurance Program handled by the Bollinger, Inc. We have had no serious injuries in our 34 years of operation. We have certified athletic trainers on staff and most of our coaches are CPR & First Aid certified as well. If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to call the Director.
Great Western Lacrosse offers its campers a great selection of various lacrosse apparel & equipment during their stay at the camp. Although our supply of products is limited, we do our best to accommodate all campers. Our prices are better than the retail stores especially in the stick department. Feel free to order equipment in advance to secure the item you would like by calling the Director. We also have an assortment of food items available in the evening hours. Below is a list of some of our products…
- Various Lacrosse Unstrung Heads
- Shafts (both attack & Defense lengths)
- Gloves both 12 inch & 13 Inch
- Arm Pads
- Shoulder Pads
- Mini Sticks
- Socks (Adrenaline)
- Shooting Shirts
- Butt Ends
- Chin Straps
- Mesh Kits (Ninja Mesh, Hard Mesh, Money Mesh, Monster Mesh, Goalie)
- Mesh Pieces (Assorted Colors, White)
- Boot Laces (50 Different Kinds)
- Side Strings, Throwing Strings, Ball Stops
CAMP STORE ACCOUNTS
Camp Accounts can be set up so your child doesn’t have to travel with cash to camp or handle cash while at camp. An account will be set up so the player can buy items in the camp store throughout the week without having to exchange money which will eliminate any chance of lost or stolen funds. All camp accounts are refundable and the money left at the end of camp will be given to the parent at check-out. If you do not want to wait for your account refund check at check-out, it will be sent to you by mail within 3 weeks of the conclusion of camp. You can set up a camp account at camp check-in.
If you plan to use this service, please feel free to do so. BUT…Please do not put money into an account if the camper is not going to use it. It is not a just in case account. Please tell your son he has an account. If any money is left in the account under $10.00, we will ask you collect it or spend it during check-out. All amount over $10.00 will be refunded by check at check-out or within 3 weeks of the conclusion of camp, by check, through the mail.
As with all college campuses, parking is by permit only at all times. You can obtain a parking permit in the large parking structure above the dorm. You will need a permit during Check-In and Check-Out and on game days if you plan to watch the games. We are not responsible for any tickets you might receive for not following the parking rules of the campus.
Parents are encouraged to attend the game sessions all day Saturday and Sunday morning, as it is a great way to see your son in action against players from around the west. Game schedules can be obtained during check-in at the dormitory. If you do attend his games… Please no negative comments of any kind while watching your son play. As the coaches in camp are constantly teaching and we have only 1 referee, not every call will be made. We at Great Western feel it is important that the parents get involved with their child’s lacrosse experience no matter what age. The more interest you show, the more opportunities he will have to play this great sport and possibly further his education through it.
Thank you in your interest in a sport that we love so much. It is our quest to provide the best possible teaching medium and training opportunity for all young lacrosse players in the west, no matter what level of experience they may be. Any information and/or ideas that you can give us on how to make the camp better, please feel free to drop us a note anytime during the year. Our main goals are to spread our love, knowledge & enthusiasm of this great sport; work hard to get young players an education through the sport and lastly, get you all hooked!
Thanks you for the support for our Great Western Lacrosse Programs.
PO BOX 217, Poway, California, 92074
Office Phone: 858-883-2491 Cell Phone: 415-298-2144
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