Footfire FAQs

How do you group the campers?

Footfire's success derives from early assessment of campers' skills and needs, giving consideration to the unique composition of each camp. Campers are assigned to 1 of 3 groups: Sparks, Lava or Flames. They correspond generally to ages 5-6, 7-9, and 10-12, with exceptions based on variables such as skill or size and also parent or camper request.

How do you handle injuries?

The reality is that injuries cannot be entirely avoided with soccer play: playing soccer involves getting injuries. Thank goodness 99% of the injuries are simple bumps and bruises. Another painful fact is that beginners are especially prone to these minor injuries. Footfire provides ice, bandages and also supports the campers through the shock, pain and often psychological "hurt" of an injury. In this way, campers, especially younger campers, feel well cared for, and are simultaneously quickly grasping important bits of information related to recovery and gaining self confidence.

How do you minimize injuries?

Footfire is pro-active about injury prevention. Growth and increased play intensity may result in injury for the youth player. Sometimes too, a camper's approach to soccer and/or physical dynamics may make them, and puts others, at risk for injuries. Coach Carlos' and Footfire's assessment process helps to identify such a tendency, tailoring training sessions to focus on resolutions.

How can we contact you during camp? What is your policy regarding campers who sustain injuries?

Footfire Staff are provided with cell phones, their numbers available to parents priot to camp start. In the event of an injury or illness which prevents the camper from continuing participation in the camp day, parents or other emergency contacts will be notified. For more serious injuries or illnesses, we will both summon emergency medical response and contact parent(s).

Can you accommodate special diets?

We can also accommodate most, but not all, special diets. Sometimes we need to ask parents to supplement the regular Footfire menu. In special cases we may ask parents to provide all meals and snacks. We'll work with you to come up with the safest and most comfortable plan. Please e-mail us or call to discuss the details of your camper's needs prior to the start of camp.

What is your refund policy?

Request for refunds will be processed until Friday, May 26, 2017, 5pm. There is a $35. processing fee per camper per camp week for refund requests. No requests for refunds accepted for any reason after Friday, May 26th, 2017, 5pm. No requests for refunds of the 1st 50% payment of the 50/50 plan are accepted for any reason. Requests accepted by email or phone.

What is your waiting list policy?

Campers will be placed on a waiting list in the event that their completed application for enrollment has been received after a camp week has reached full enrollment. We typically receive cancellations up until the first day of camp. We will contact you immediately if and when a space opens.

What is your rescheduling policy?

We are happy to reschedule your camper's reservation into the preferred camp week if there is still space, rescheduling fee: $20 per camper/per week. Requests accepted by email or phone, no need to fill out forms.

What is your policy regarding adding Camp week(s) after discount pricing has closed ?

Reservations must be made within the time frame of discount pricing to receive the related discount. Multiple camp discounts will apply to the added camp according to the price in effect at the time of reservation.