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Frequently Asked Questions

Camp Format & Information

What makes a Sacramento Republic FC camp unique and what can I expect from Sacramento Republic Day Camp?
How are players grouped at camp?
Are players supervised at all times?
What will happen in cases of injury or illness?
What if my child needs to take medication during a day camp?Should campers bring food or drink to the camp?
What clothing should my child wear to camp?
What should my child refrain from bringing to camp?
What will my child receive at camp?
Are there bathroom facilities at camp?

Camp Check-in & Check-out

Do I need to check in on the first day of camp?
Is there a set check-in and check-out location and procedure?
What do I do if I need to pick up my child early?
What if I need someone other than myself to pick my child up?

Weather and Air Quality

What happens if there is inclement weather? 
What happens if there is extreme heat?
What happens if there is poor air quality?

Contact Information

Who should I contact if I have additional questions about a camp program?
Where can I find a list of local camps?
There’s no camp in my town, can I set one up?

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What makes a Sacramento Republic FC camp unique and what can I expect from Sacramento Republic Day Camp?
Sacramento Republic FC camps are the only camps in the region that are operated directly by a professional soccer team. All camps are designed based upon a philosophy of holistic development. And the “Sacramento Republic FC Way” focuses on the development of individual technical skills in a fun, challenging, and safe environment that allows players of all levels and abilities to grow and learn from their camp experience. Another great benefit is the ability to join the movement; soccer has a deep and rich history in the area and Republic FC is a growing part of that history. All players receive a free ticket to a match and are able to come to the stadium and see the players in-person and feel the family friendly and exciting environment that is by far one of the best in the region.

How are players grouped at camp?
Players are grouped based on both age and ability levels. Group allocation is reviewed at the end of each camp day to ensure ideal placement and ensure players are placed in the proper developmental environment. Families may request grouping based upon friends or teammates. Please speak to the coaches on site for those requests.

Are players supervised at all times?
Yes, camper health and safety is our number one priority. Camper-to-supervisor ratios are considered when staffing camps. All coaches and staff are educated on specific guidelines regarding supervision and movement of players in camps. We always ensure that each camper is signed-in and signed-out of camp by an approved adult.

What will happen in cases of injury or illness?
At all of our camps, at the minimum, the head coach holds an American Red Cross CPR and emergency certificate. Each coach is trained on typical injury response and the best way to deal with common incidents. However, the usual course of action in the case of any serious injury is to stabilize the injured participant, contact the parents and, if necessary, the local emergency services.

What if my child needs to take medication during a day camp?
For day camps, Sacramento Republic FC does not allow campers to bring on camp prescriptions or over-the-counter medications and we do not provide a secure area to store medication. Any camper that requires medication must have a parent or guardian present at camp to store and administer the medication. 

Should campers bring food or drink to the camp?
It is essential that every camper brings adequate amounts of water to camp on a daily basis. We recommend at least 32 fl. oz. of water for a 3-hour camp and at least 64 fl.oz. of water for 6-hour camp. It is suggested that for camps lasting less than four hours per day, participants bring no more than a light snack. For camps lasting five (5) hours or more, it is suggested that campers bring a healthy lunch. Please note there is no refrigeration available to store food.

What clothing should my child wear to camp?
Your child should bring the following items to camp:
-Shinguards
-Soccer footwear
-Soccer clothing
-Water bottle and/or cooler
-A light snack (For full day camps, a packed lunch)
-Sunscreen

What should my child refrain from bringing to camp?
Anything of value should be left at home in order to ensure the safety of your child's belongings. 

What will my child receive at camp?
At most camps players will receive the following items:
-Republic T-Shirt
-A complimentary ticket to a Republic FC match
-Republic FC soccer Ball

Are there bathroom facilities at camp?
Yes, either permanent or portable facilities will be available at all locations.

Do I need to check in on the first day of camp?
Yes, on the first day you should arrive thirty (30) minutes prior to the camp start time in order to check in. At check-in we will confirm that you are registered and distribute any necessary equipment. You will also be given a camp information letter, which will contain important logistical information for the week. After the first day, campers should arrive fifteen (15) minutes prior to the camp start time so that they are ready to start the session on time.

Is there a set check-in and check-out location and procedure?
Once you reach the entrance to the facility where the camp is taking place, please make your way to the main field area where you will see Sacramento Republic FC coaches and signage. On the first day there will be a designated check-in area, but after the first day, campers will go straight to their individual groups. It is important that you ensure your child knows their coaches name and reports to the correct group before you leave.

When picking up campers, we do not allow parents to remain in their car and have campers walk to them. You must park, come to the pick up point to collect your child and sign out.

What do I do if I need to pick up my child early?
Please notify your child's coach at morning drop-off. You must personally go to your child’s group, make yourself known to the coach, and collect your child before they can be signed out. 

What if I need someone other than myself to pick my child up?
Please provide a signed note with the full name of the person you authorize to pick up your child at check-in. If the change occurs during the camp week please contact the personnel listed on the camp specific FAQ and notify them of the change. Those individuals picking up the player will need to bring government issued identification. Please be aware that our staff will not allow any child to be picked up by someone that the child does not recognize. If there is someone that is not permitted to pick-up your child, please contact our office.

What happens if there is inclement weather? 
If it's just rain, we play! The only time we stop playing will be in the case of extremely inclement weather, thunder and lightning. Republic FC coaches are trained and familiar with each facility and they are experienced in making the correct decision should the weather become an issue. The safety and well-being of the children is our number one priority. If it is raining in the morning please travel to the site unless otherwise directed. In the event that a program is cut short due to inclement weather or any other unforeseen issues, every effort is made to make up lost time. In the event that the program cannot be made up, no refunds or credits are offered.

What happens if there is extreme heat?
The senior coach and on-site manager of the camp is responsible for monitoring the weather forecast daily. If the heat index rises to extreme or dangerous levels the camp day will be adjusted accordingly. The following heat index guidelines are adhered to on all camp programs:

Heat Index 

Action

Below 90

Training conditions are comfortable, use normal rehydration principles.

90 to 95

Temperature starts to become uncomfortable, watch for signs of heat illness. Modify frequency of water breaks if needed, take breaks in shade.

95 to 100

Training sessions should be shortened and intensity levels modified. Training sessions for players 7 and under should be cancelled.

100 to 105

Use extreme caution. Training sessions should be reduced in length, with very frequent water breaks. Where possible, sessions should be moved to a cooler time of the day.

105 or higher

Training should be cancelled for all ages.


In the event that a camp is modified or cancelled you will be notified accordingly.

Details of the heat index can be found at -http://www.weather.gov/om/heat/index.shtml

What happens if there is poor air quality?
The Sacramento Republic FC air quality policy serves as a guide for families, coaches and club partners about unsafe training and game playing conditions as it relates to the air quality. We will use the national standards as established by the EPA at www.airnow.gov

The scale is as follows:

Air Quality Index Levels of Health Concern

Numerical Value

Meaning

Good

0 to 50

Air quality is considered satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.

Moderate

51 to 100

Air quality is acceptable; however, for some pollutants there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.

Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups

101 to 150

Members of sensitive groups may experience health effects. The general public is not likely to be affected.

Unhealthy

151 to 200

Everyone may begin to experience health effects; members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects.

Very Unhealthy

201 to 300

Health alert: everyone may experience more serious health effects.

Hazardous

301 to 500

Health warnings of emergency conditions. The entire population is more likely to be affected.


All Sacramento Republic FC activities will continue  in the 0-100 range. SRFC camps, clinics and training sessions may be cancelled for players under 10 years old when air quality is over 100. Outdoor activities will be modified in this range as needed to ensure player safety. SRFC events will be cancelled for all ages when air quality is 150+.

Who should I contact if I have additional questions about a camp program?
Please e-mail Jeremy Williams at jwilliams@sacrepublicfc.com.

Where can I find a list of local camps?
We are continuing to build our camp offerings. Please check back to our camps and clinics page for more information (https://www.sacrepublicfc.com/camps-clinics) often and to learn about updates as they occur.

There’s no camp in my town, can I set one up?
Yes, please email jwilliams@sacrepublicfc.com for further information.

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