FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What payment options do I have?
We accept bank wire/direct bank transfer (contact us for details) and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover). All payments must be made to Ljugador. All balances are required to be paid in full prior to arrival at the camp. No additional credit card processing fees or registration fees will be required when you register online.
If I haven’t processed my final payment, or sent my medical form and/or my player profile, can I bring it to camp with me?
You may bring your medical form to the camp with you. All payments must be made in full prior to check-in on the opening day of camp and registration forms need to be submitted at the same time. Campers will not be permitted to check-in if payment has not already been made in full.
Do Camps have a refund policy?
Check the terms and conditions of the camp when you register online.
How much money should I bring?
Students do not have to bring any money. However, things that you might want to use money for are: to buy telephone cards for pay-phones, items in the camp store, weekend excursions entrance fees, pro soccer games coin operated laundry machines, snacks or souvenirs, or airline baggage fees.
How are the students grouped during training?
The students are grouped according to age first, then ability (if enough participants in age group to create multiple different group level). When the students first arrive at camp, they are placed into a group consisting of other students of the same age within the program. From there the staff evaluates the ability level of each individual over the first 2 training sessions and adjusts the groups according to ability. Certain camps keep their group size small to allow for more individual coaching attention for each individual player.
Do you have special meals based on different diet?
We have a buffet for the meals and multiple options are offered to the kids, for Kosher or Halal food and vegetarian. During online registration make sure you mention any food allergies or diet requests so the kitchen staff is aware of it.
What to expect as far as camp culture, based on the country of the camp?
We provide an international soccer culture and meal plans (top European clubs use for nutrition). We use the international law of respect. Our coaches speak the language necessary for proper communication. The main thing is that the players have an ultimate experience by speaking the universal language of soccer on the pitch.
What do I do with my money and important documents (e.g. passport, plane tickets, etc.)?
We recommends that all students leave all valuables and sentimental items at home. Items may be brought to the camp, with the understanding that the camps are not responsible for any loss, theft, or damage of any student’s property. All money and valuables are recommended to be deposited into the student bank upon check-in (check with the camp staff on the first day). All airplane tickets, passports, and other important documents are also recommended to be turned in at check-in.
Who is responsible of my clothes and equipment?
During the duration of the camp, each participant is responsible of his own personal clothes and equipment. All camps decline all responsibilities in case of loss, theft, or broken items. Do not bring valuables like jewelry, tablets, electronic games, cameras, computer laptops, expensive headsets, favorite team’s jersey (etc.)
What is the ratio of staff to campers?
It varies but on average approximately 2:10-15. Our aim is to provide as much personal attention as possible. Some age groups prefer a little more freedom (16+)
What are some suggested items to bring?
Suggested list of items:
- Water bottle
- Sunscreen / body lotionn
- 3-4 pairs of training shorts
- Running shoes
- Personal toiletries
- Cell Phone charger adaptor
- 4-5 pairs of socks
- 4-5 training shirts
- Beach towel / bath towel
- Lightweight jacket
- Hat or visor
- Pair of “used” soccer shoes (molded cleats only)
- Shin guards
- Pair of sandals
- A lock
- Wet weather clothing
What should players bring?
The items listed below are just suggestions and are based on a one-week stay at any of the camps. Camps are not responsible for any lost or stolen articles or clothing. We recommend not bringing any expensive or unnecessary items to camp. A list of suggested items for the camps will be provided to you a couple of months before camp starts.
What happens if there is bad weather?
Camps will train in rain and inclement weather at the discretion of the Camp Director. Camp Directors will make every effort to reschedule missed sessions.
What if I wear eyeglasses?
All campers that wear eyeglasses are required to wear protective sport goggles during every session.
Do I have to bring a camp soccer ball?
Soccer balls are provided by all of the camps.
How long is the camp?
7th till the 12th of august.
Do I get more details about my camp (what to bring, contacts, directions, etc.)?
We will email you a Welcome packet with the latest information regarding your camp a few weeks before your camp starts.
What is a typical day at camp like (each camp has a different schedule, this is just an example)?
A typical day at camp:
- 7:45: Wake up – Breakfast
- 9:00: Field – Specific Work
- 11:30: Lunch – Rest
- 15:00: Field – Specific Work
- 16:30: Snack break
- 17:00: Tournament
- 19:00: Dinner
- 20:30: Activity night
- 21:00: Bed time
What is covered in the curriculum?
The curriculum of the camps has been designed to cover all aspects of the position, whether you are a Goalkeeper or a Field Player.
How many students stay in each room
It depends on the type of room, it varies from 1 to 4 per room.
Are the rooms air-conditioned?
Yes, as we provide a professional soccer experience.
What are the directions to the camp?
After registration, a few weeks before camp starts, you will receive an email with all your camp information. You can also find a map and directions to the site on the Location tab of each designated camp.
Can I get some info in the mail about camps you offer?
We do not have any brochures and we feel that you will get the most updated information faster on our website or by email.
What do I do if I have a complaint during the camp and need to have something changed or corrected by the camp staff?
Ljugador recommends contacting the camp directly, the camp contact details are provided to you a few weeks before camp starts. If you ask for answers after the camp is over, it will not help to correct the issue. To have actions taken during the camp, the earliest the camp staff knows about it, the best if it is for your child.
What happens if a student is seriously injured?
For every emergency including serious injury, we will bring the participant to the local hospital near each camp site. Students are transported to a designated local hospital. A camp staff member will accompany the student to the hospital and will contact the parents immediately.
What if a student does not have medical insurance?
Every student must have some form of medical insurance if they are going to participate at a camp. The main reason is that if that student needs emergency medical attention, most hospitals will require a medical insurance or a payment on site will need to be provided. We strongly recommend for a student not to participate at a camp without valid medical insurance to insure the student’s safety. If the student does not have any insurance, you can purchase as little as a one week coverage plan from your local insurer or you can look for an insurance broker of your choice.
Can parents visit their children and watch field sessions during camps?
Parents are invited to visit their campers at any time during a camp session. Parents are required to check-in and check-out with the Camp Director. Friends of campers are not permitted on campus at any time unless accompanied by the camper’s parents. Parents have designated times that they can watch. Our job is to provide the players as much value as possible. We can’t do this if the players are busy impressing their parents or parents trying to be coaches.
Is there a registration deadline? Do camps sell-out? Is there a waiting list?
There is no deadline for submitting an application to a camp. However, our camps are very popular and will sell-out. It is always a good idea to get your application in as soon as possible. Space is on first-come, first-served basis. On average, by the middle of April to the end of May we are sold out.
What happens if I cancel at the last minute?
Please see Refund and Registration Policy on our registration web page.
Can I leave the camp campus?
At no time are campers allowed to leave the campus premises either by walking or vehicle. Students who wish to leave campus must be properly authorized, signed in and out, and have written permission. If the legal guardians are present, leaving the premises is allowed.
How old do the students need to be?
The required age range is from 7-17 years old.
Can students show up late for camp?
The beginning of each camp is very important. Campers go through registration, room assignments, meet the staff, and conduct the general camp orientation; all that before they even step on the field for the first session. The first two training sessions also serve as ability evaluations and determine grouping for the rest of the program. However, if a student will not be able to make the beginning of camp, please call both us and the camp ahead of time to let us now that he will be late. There are no refunds or partial refunds for late arrival to any camp.
How can students be contacted at camp?
Once you have booked your camp, a few weeks prior to the start of camp, you will be given an emergency telephone number for the camp and also the administration number to leave a message for your child.
Are some countries excluded from participation?
Camps are open to everyone.
How do I apply?
You need to apply online for all of our camps on our Registration page. You can follow this link: https://ljugador.com/buy-ticket/
What is the average size of enrollment at a camp?
Our registration is limited to 230 children per camp. We are highly focused on providing personal attention to our players.
How are the students supervised when they are not on the fields?
All staff is required to stay on campus during the entire time the programs are in session. The staff will be eating in the same cafeteria and will also be sleeping in the same hotel as the participants. If there is a problem, a Staff member is always easily accessible.
How can I request a roommate?
Ljugador will attempt to honor any roommate request if the camp is able to do so. Both students must request each other and only each other for us to be able to honor that roommate request. We will then transmit the information to the hotel so that they can do their best to accommodate your request. Please remind the person at Check-in that you have a roommate request. We will do our very best for each request but CANNOT guarantee that the hotel will be able to fulfill every request!
How are the boys and girls housed at camp?
Every attendee gets a hotel room. Girls and boys do not have a reason to in 1 room!
Behavior required at the Camp- Code of Conduct?
-No mobile phones may be used during training and camp activities
-Prior permission must be granted to go into another student’s room and for those co-ed camps, boys and girls are NOT permitted in each other’s rooms.
-There is no smoking, no alcohol and no drugs. Only medication prescribed by a doctor may be brought to Camp and such must handed to staff on arrival with instructions for usage
-No pocket knives or weapons are permitted at the Camp
-No fighting or swearing, stealing, or bullying (either verbal, physical or social)
-If a student breaks the rules of the “Code of Conduct”, the student will be sent home and all costs incurred will be met entirely and paid for immediately by the parent/guardian. To be very clear, there shall be no refund of any Camp fees if your child is sent home due to Code of Conduct violations.
Do students need a medical form?
Every student needs to have a completed medical form signed by a licensed physician in order to participate or in the case of legal guardians, agree to take FULL accountability for any injuries or risks of the Attendee. The medical form must have the parent’s signature, insurance information, immunization history, and physician’s signature to be valid.
Can I bring a medical form with me to camp?
You always want to bring the medical form with you to the camp
Travel Arrangements & Travel Documents
The camper will need to arrive on the day the camp session starts and leave on the last day of the camp session as mentioned on our website under the date page of the camp booked. DO NOT BOOK OR PAY FOR YOUR TRAVEL UNTIL YOU HAVE REGISTERED ONLINE AND RECEIVED YOUR EMAIL REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION FROM Ljugador.
Though you may check flight availability and, if possible, do a ‘pre-reservation’. Airfare and other travel fees are not included in the price of the soccer camp. However, with advance notice and payment of applicable fees, airport transfers – ‘pick up and drop off’ – may be available.
If you request such option, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and provide details of your flight arrangements as soon as possible and re-read the flight arrival and departure ‘airport transfer’ section for your selected soccer camp above.
Ensure that the camp participant’s travel documents are valid, including the passport. Based on the nationality of the participant, a visa may be necessary to enter into the selected soccer camp’s country. Children who require a visa need to apply for a ‘Visitor’ visa as soon as registered as the visa application process takes time.
It is your responsibility to contact the appropriate consulate office for entry requirements and visa requirements. Most of the camps will not refund camp fees based on visa
When do I need to arrive at my camp session?
No, each camp includes the land portion only.
Do you have transportation to and from the area airports?
We provide transportation from the soccer pitch, to the hotel and from the hotel, to the soccer pitch. We will send our attendees phone numbers of our Certified taxi partners for safe travel upon registration.
Is airfare included in the price of the camp?
No, each camp includes the land portion only.