Camp Description The Gordon Lil' Scots camp is a CO-ED camp for kids ages 5-7. The camp is designed to teach the fundamentals of the game in an active, high energy environment. Campers will learn the basics of dribbling, passing, and shooting in the context of fun, age appropriate games. In addition to teaching soccer, campers will also have a daily character lesson during their mid-morning snack break.
Who Runs Camp? Gordon College head coach, assistant coaches, current Gordon athletes, and other support staff.
Daily Schedule Monday–Friday | 9 AM–noon
Typical Activity Schedule: 9–9:10am Opening 9:10–9:30am Big group game 9:35–10am Skill teaching session 10:05–10:30am Morning competition 10:30–10:50am Snack/character lesson 10:55–11:20am Balance & Mobility/Basic GK 11:25–11:45am Games 11:55am–12pm Closing
How are campers divided/grouped? In general, campers are divided by age and not skill level. During the week coaches may make some minor adjustments based on skill level to help a player's overall experience. Please understand that we cannot guarantee or know in advance the overall competitive level.
Can campers be paired with friends/teammates? We are open to pairing requests if you identify the friends/teammates with whom your child would like to be grouped with, but there are no guarantees those requests can be met.
Health Forms All campers are required to have health insurance coverage and provide the College with recent medical reports. A report of a physical examination conducted within the last 18 months as well as an immunization record completed by your doctor will need to be submitted no later than two weeks prior to the start of camp. Gordon does not require that a specific form be used, only that all information is submitted. Doctors will usually mail or fax these upon request.
Camp Waivers All campers are required to have an Emergency Contact, Health History, COVID-19 Waiver, Camper Release, Sunscreen, and Epipen (if applicable) Form on file. These forms are available HERE and on the top navigation bar on the home page, and will also be attached to your confirmation email.
Registration/Drop-off and Pick-up Registration, drop-off and pick-up information varies depending on the camp’s location on campus. You will receive this information via email from the coaches of each respective camp. If you have any questions about this at any time, please reach out to the camp staff.
Inclement Weather In the event of inclement weather, outdoor camps will do their best to utilize indoor space to continue camp training. However, because there are other camps in session at the same time we are limited in our facility space, so we will likely supplement with film sessions and other games until the weather passes.
Athletic Training/Medical Staff Certified, full-time athletic trainers and student trainers provide immediate treatment to campers in need. Trained EMTs are available on campus and local hospitals are easily accessible if necessary. If your child has a pre-existing medical condition, requires medication, or carries emergency medication such as an Epipen, please notify the camp director and/or the medical staff. If your child carries an Epipen, you are required to submit a Permission to Administer Epipen Form which is included in the Camp Waiver Forms download.
Camp medical advising and oversight is provided by Gordon Athletics team physician, Dr. Navid Mahooti MD, MPH, of the North Shore Medical Center (978-882-6700).
Do you offer Discounts? Yes! We offer a Gordon College Employee Discount, Sibling Discount, and Multi-Week Discount. If you are a Gordon College employee, have sibling children wishing to register for camps, or have a child wishing to attend the same camp for multiple weeks, please email email@example.com requesting the discount code that applies to your situation.
What if I have to cancel a camp? Full refunds can only be issued if camp staff is notified in writing (email) 14 days prior to the start of camp. If extenuating circumstance necessitates you canceling your camp registration, please contact the camp director directly. If camp is cancelled due to COVID-19, a full refund will be issued to all registrants.
Correspondence All correspondence for camp is handled through email so please provide your most relevant email address when registering. We do not share this information with anyone. Additional information and camp updates will take place more often as the start of camp approaches, so please check your email regularly.
Massachusetts Policy Massachusetts requires that every camp provide a copy of their background check, health care, discipline, and grievance policies to any parent or guardian upon request. If you would like a copy or have a question not covered above, please contact us at 978.867.4338 so that we may better assist you.
This camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the local board of health.