Frequently Asked Questions

When to Arrive

Campers should arrive 15-20 minutes prior to the start of the first day of camp. This will allow adequate time for each camper to check in with our staff. The rest of the week, arrival 10 minutes prior to the start of camp is recommended.

Check In

Campers must  check in before the start of the camp. A parent or guardian must check their camper in with our staff at our front desk / check in table.

Check Out

Campers must check out with the front desk / check out table. We will not let campers leave unless a parent or guardian has checked out their camper. If someone other then a parent or guardian will be picking up a camper, it must be communicated during the check in process at the start of camp.

Bathrooms

Campers will be provided with bathroom breaks. Campers will be taken to the bathroom if needed during our scheduled breaks throughout the day. Campers will be supervised at all times. If a camper needs to use the bathroom at a time other then during a scheduled break, a camper will be granted permission and will be supervised at all times.

Physical Trainer

A physical trainer will be present at each camp we provide. Members of our coaching staff are CPR / AED certified.

Pool Option

Campers will be offered pool options. at 3 outdoor locations; Eisenhower Park, Cantiague Park, and Christopher Morley Park. Campers have the option to use the pool during the last 2 hours of the camp. There is an additional fee for the pool option that is $40 per camper for each week at each camp location with a pool. Campers will be supervised at all times by our private lifeguards and coaches.

Where to Go

Please click here to see all our camp locations, maps and directions.

What to Bring

Indoor Camps

Clothing:  Camper should wear appropriate sportswear. Globall Sports Centers at Mitchel Field is a climate controlled building.
Gear:  Campers must bring a soccer ball and turf shoes or sneakers. Cleats are NOT allowed on the turf surface. Shin guards are mandatory.
Drinks:  Campers should be sure to bring enough to drink in order to stay hydrated throughout the entire camp session.
Food:  Campers will be given a 20 minute snack break. We recommend that all campers bring a healthy snack to camp. There will be water breaks every 20 minutes. Full day campers will have a 30 minute lunch break around noon. Lunch will NOT be provided so campers must bring their own lunch.

 

 

Outdoor Summer Camps

Clothing:  Campers should wear appropriate sportswear.
Gear:  Campers must bring a soccer ball and wear appropriate footwear. For camps taking place on a grass surface, we require cleats be worn. For camps taking place on a turf surface, we require turf shoes, indoor shoes or regular sneakers. Shin guards are mandatory and must be worn. Since these camps are operated outdoors, a hat may be worn. Campers should apply sunscreen throughout the day. Campers should bring a towel for water games or for the pool option.
Drinks:  Campers should bring enough to drink in order to stay hydrated throughout the entire camp session.
Food:  Campers will be given a 20 minute snack break. We recommend that all campers bring a healthy snack to camp. There will be water breaks every 20 minutes. Full day campers will have a 30 minute lunch break around noon. Lunch will NOT be provided, so campers must bring their own lunch.

 

 

Outdoor Fall / Spring Camps

Clothing:  Campers should wear appropriate sportswear.
Gear:  Campers must bring a soccer ball and wear appropriate footwear. For camps taking place on a grass surface, we require cleats be worn. For camps taking place on a turf surface, we require turf shoes, indoor shoes or regular sneakers. Shin guards are mandatory and must be worn. Since these camps are operated outdoors, a hat may be worn. Campers should apply sunscreen throughout the day. Campers should bring a towel for water games or for the pool option.
Drinks:  Campers should bring enough to drink in order to stay hydrated throughout the entire camp session.
Food:  Campers will be given a 20 minute snack break. We recommend that all campers bring a healthy snack to camp. There will be water  breaks every 20 minutes. Full day campers will have a 30 minute lunch break around noon. Lunch will NOT be provided so campers must bring their own lunch.

How the Campers Are Grouped

Campers are grouped accordingly: by age, gender, ability level and teammate request. Groups may be adjusted in order to provide the best possible camp experience for the participants. During the camp, all groups will remain intact and rotate to the various coaches at each camp location. This allows the campers the benefit of working with various coaches and learning various skill sets.

Online Waiver

Campers must have the Rough Riders online waiver completely filled out. The waiver is valid for one year. Please note: This waiver is mandatory for all campers and must be filled out prior to the first day of camp. Please click here to access the online waiver.

Cancellation Policy

If a camper must cancel any camp:

A cancellation notice must be submitted in writing (email)

The registration fee is non-refundable in all cases (10% of tuition)

A refund will be issued in the same manner payment was made

90% of the tuition paid will be refunded if written notice is received at least 14 days prior to session start date

No refunds will be given for cancellations that are made within 14 days of the start of camp, with the exception of illness or injury

Cancellation requests due to illness or accident prior to the camp session start date require a physician’s written verification. Upon request of   verification, we will issue a 90% refund.

Failure to notify a camp director ​PRIOR​ to the start of camp day will result in NO REFUND

Cancellations due to personal reasons, etc. will not receive a refund

Participants who leave during a session WILL NOT receive a refund

The Long Island Rough Riders reserve the right to cancel a camp date(s) if participation numbers are not adequate. You may select an alternate camp date(s), or you may request a full refund of tuition paid for that camp date(s). Cancellations of camp date(s) will occur a minimum of four weeks prior to that particular camp date(s).

Inclement Weather Policies

Weather will be monitored before the start of camp. In the event of inclement weather, campers will be notified by email one hour prior to the start of camp should there be any changes to the camp schedule. Weather updates will also be posted on the website. If inclement weather should arise while camp is in session, the following procedures will take place.

Rain / Heavy Rain
In the event of light rain, camp will continue as planned. In case of long periods of heavy rain, campers will take shelter and all parents / guardians will be notified via phone call that campers may be picked up immediately.

Thunderstorms

In the event of lighting, campers will immediately be escorted off the field of play to a sheltered area. Parents / guardians will be notified via phone call that campers may be picked up immediately.

Extreme Temperatures (Heat Waves)
In the event of a heat wave, we will change the camp curriculum to ensure the safety of all campers. The amount of water breaks will increase throughout the day to eliminate dehydration.

Cancellations
In the event that a camp date is cut short due to inclement weather or any other unforeseen issues, every effort is made to make up the time. In the event that the time cannot be made up, no refunds or credits are offered.

For any further questions regarding camps, please contact the office at 516.622.3900 or email camps@liroughriders.com.