Residential & Commuter Camp
Rockhurst Residential/Commuter Camp June 2nd-6th, 2014
Camp Hotline Number: (913) 905-5700
This is our ever popular camp that provides options for campers to stay overnight at the dorms or attend the camp as daily commuters. This camp ALWAYS sells out early with over 260 campers registering by March of each year. As a result we strongly encourage campers to register early.
Emphasis is placed on character development, leadership and camaraderie as well as soccer skill/tactical development. The camp provides the players with top quality coaching from coaches who have worked this camp for many years. We work hard to balance the camp experience between having a great time and working awfully hard during each sessions.
Guest speakers will be on board to add to the experience. This summer we will enjoy appearances from the new FC Kansas City players.
The camp is also seen as the ideal preparation for the up-coming try-out season.
We strongly advice that you register early as we anticipate this camp will sell out as it has done for the past 8 years.
2013 Camp Video Highlight
Who Should Attend
The camp is ideal for boys and girls aged 6-14. All residents, however, must be at least 8 years old.
The camp incorporates Three field sessions:
Technical ball handling sessions: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Tactical small sided games: 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Scrimmages: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Available Camp Programs
Campers may select from one of the following options:
1/2 Day Camp: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Day Camp: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Full Day Camp: 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Residential Camp: Overnight
Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Mo (Get Driving Direction)
Participants who opt for the residential program will sleep in the Rockhurst dorms, which are located directly adjacent to the soccer field. Residents may select their own room mate or we will gladly assign a room-mate for them. Each room is double occupancy.
All camp activities are supervised 24 hours a day with our staff coaches who stay on site with the children. This includes camp director, Huw Williams. Female coaches are also on hand 24 hours per day to take care of any issues that relate to the girls. Campers are restricted to certain areas within the campus. All activities, including free time is supervised by our staff. Campers may leave to attend non-camp activities such as baseball games etc only after signing out via the camp director.
Medical Release Form
All participants must complete the Medical release form and mail it along with the final payment. Download the form
1/2 Day Campers no meals
Day Campers daily lunch
Full Day Campers daily lunch and dinner
Residents daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
(Note 1st meal will be lunch on Monday and the last meal will be lunch on Friday).
We host our Awards Ceremony on Friday afternoon from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. All campers and family members are invited to attend the awards ceremony. This includes 1/2 Day (morning only) campers.
Awards will be presented to the MVP and Best Hustler of each group along with our three main camp awards:Camp MVP - the camper who the coaches believed performed the best throughout the week
Camper of the week - the camp personality. The camper who best exemplifies the attitude of the camp both on and off the field of play.
The Byran Camp Hustler of the week - The camper who the coaches believed worked the hardest during all sessions throughout the week.
We regard our awards ceremony as a great climax to the week and a time where we announce our Camp World Cup Champion!
- Early Rate (before Feb 27th) – $420
- Regular Rate (after Feb 27th) – $435
Extended Day Camp
8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Early Rate (before Feb 27th) – $295
- Regular Rate (after Feb 27th) – $335
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Early Rate (before Feb 27th) – $245
- Regular Rate (after Feb 27th) – $260
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
- Early Rate (before Feb 27th) – $180
- Regular Rate (after Feb 27th) – $185
5 days of coaching, Guest Speakers, Camp Ball, 2 x Camp shirts, Insurance coverage, Meal Plan, Accommodations (residential program only). Also each camper will receive a ticket to an FC Kansas City Game.
Tips for Campers
- Break new shoes in before the camp. Players might be hampered by painful blisters if shoes are used for the first time at the camp
- Sessions will be held on natural grass fields and synthetic field turf. Cleats may be used on both surfaces.
- Bring a change of footwear for the dining room - no cleats are allowed inside the buildings
- Bring all drinks in PLASTIC bottles
- Bring water jugs * Mark all personal belongings including camp ball clearly
- Recruit your team-mates or friends to attend with you - camp is more enjoyable when you are with your friends
- Register early.
Need More Info
For more information contact Huw Williams or call 913.451.0960
2011 CAMP FEEDBACK
'Love the FB updates! BTW, ******* is having such a good time this year. He loves it every time, but this year is special somehow. Not sure why. As a family we have had a really hard six months and **** has needed a confidence boost. The camp is giving him that this week. Thank you so much. He is so happy right now and I know it is because of all of you".
"Thanks. My kids have been coming home sooooo happy. You obviously run a great program and combine that with talented and fun people. Thx. Again."
"Our ****** is LOVING camp --- thanks so much. We know she was anxious at first as she’s never been to a camp like this before"
"My son, *******, is having a BLAST! This is quite a feat - to keep this kid so excited! Thank you!."
"Even though our son plays for ******* (rival club) he has always enjoyed your residential camp. Do you know the dates for this upcoming summer? I am booking other camps but want to make sure I leave the dates open for your camp".
2010 CAMP FEEDBACK
'Thank you so much for everthing this week. ******* and ***** (Names deleted for privacy reasons) had a great camp, just like last year. It was fantastic that you brought Ryan Raybould to speak to the kids and families".
"My son is having a wonderful time at camp. He has attended several other soccer camps but this is by far his favorite. He feels he is actually growing and benefitting from the instruction given, loves all of the coaches and greatly respects you" First, I want to thank you for having a wonderful camp last week at Rockhurst. It was our first experience with it, and our daughter ****** (name deleted for privacy reasons), had a wonderful time. She was part of "Cameroon." She learned a lot and told us every day on the commute that she wants to come back again next year. So, that is one of our priorities for next summer. She loved the evening scrimmages, the coaching during the day, the teasing from the coaches – especially all the challenges, and the "stories" from the guest speakers. We just wanted to thank you for a wonderful week of camp! Our son, ******* (name deleted for privacy reasons), truly enjoyed every moment of it! Most of all, I want to thank you for all the positive messages sent about life, academics, and setting goals for the future. Will talked about all of the great role models that were there this week!
Thank you for caring so much about our youth (our future)!
Children from Operation Breakthrough will be attending The Huw Williams Soccer Camps again this summer. Operation Breakthrough is a Kansas City organization that is dedicated to serving our city's children that are in poverty.
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