MY CHILD HAS NEVER PLAYED BEFORE. IS THIS A GOOD CAMP FOR HIM/HER?
Absolutely! Because of the individualized attention we offer our campers, this is a great camp. In fact, we have many first-time athletes join our camps each year. Coaches will work with the athletes on their own level, so be sure to list experience on the registration form when asked.
MY CHILD IS EXPERIENCED, IS THIS CAMP THE RIGHT CAMP?
Yes! Our coach to player ratio is kept very low, which allows coaches to work with athletes on their individual skill levels. We have many athletes attend every year who play on various travel, club, and all-star teams. We make sure to work with these athletes on a more advanced level with the goal of getting them ready to succeed at the high school level when they get to that age.
ARE CAMPERS BROKEN UP BY SKILL OR AGE?
Campers are grouped by both AGE and SKILL. The registration form asks you to list grade in the fall, which is our starting point. The form also asks to list experience so that our coaches can best group players together.
I WANT TO TRY A NEW SPORT, BUT DON’T HAVE THE EQUIPMENT. DO I NEED TO BUY IT?
Be sure to check the drop down sections of our individual sports to see what equipment is required. In some cases, it will also state whether you need to purchase the equipment you don’t already own. If you still have questions, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (973) 627-6674 ext. 165 to inquire about the specific camp(s) your child will be attending.
WHAT IS THE STRUCTURE OF THE CAMP DAY?
Camps place a strong emphasis on skill, with an element of summer fun. Campers are broken down by both age and experience in order to maximize the benefit of coach instruction. Skills are learned and practiced in the morning, with games, tournaments, and competitions after lunch. We also have guest speakers, speed training, slip ‘n slide, and themed days.
HOW DO I REGISTER?
You can either register online by clicking the link found on the main page of www.crusadercamps.com or by downloading the registration forms and mailing them to the school.
IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN REGISTERING ONLINE OR BY MAIL?
No. It all gets processed the same way by our office. Do whatever is easiest for you.
I DON’T HAVE AN E-MAIL ADDRESS. CAN I STILL REGISTER ONLINE?
Unfortunately, you must have an e-mail address to register online. Please download a form on our site, stop by the Main Office of Morris Catholic, or call (973) 627-6674 ext. 165 to register by phone.
I FORGOT TO “ADD A CAMPER” WHEN REGISTERING AND NOW IT WON’T LET ME. WHAT DO I DO?
Please see similar question below.
I TRIED TO ADD A CAMP TO MY EXISTING REGISTRATION, BUT IT SAYS I ALREADY REGISTERED WITH THAT E-MAIL. HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR ANOTHER CAMP?
If you have another e-mail address, sign up for the second camp using that one. If not, please e-mail Ashley at email@example.com or call (973) 627-6674 ext. 165 to register for the extra camp.
IS THERE A LIMIT ON THE NUMBER OF CAMPERS YOU WILL TAKE?
Yes. For the most part, we will keep adding assistant coaches to accommodate extra campers. However, when a field / gym gets close to becoming overcrowded, we will close registration to avoid compromising the quality of the camp.
IS REGISTRATION FULL?
When registration is full, it will be listed boldly on the main page of www.crusadercamps.com. Until then, it’s still open.
DON’T I NEED TO FILL OUT AN EMERGENCY FORM?
You will. Emergency forms can be downloaded and printed online. They are also available at check-in if you forget.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO CAMP WITH ME?
You will find this information on the Crusader Camp webpage under the specific sport drop-down menu. You will also be sent this information prior to the start of camp.
DO THE KIDS TAKE ANYTHING HOME FROM THE CAMP?
Yes. Everyone takes home a camp t-shirt as well as a personalized evaluation from the coaching staff. Campers may also win prizes throughout the week and camp buy camp gear from the camp store.
WHAT TIME IS CHECK-IN THE FIRST DAY?
Check-in begins at 8am on Monday.
WHERE DO I GO TO CHECK IN?
The check-in table is located right outside the Christopher Thomas Gymnasium.
DO I DROP MY CHILD OFF AT THE SCHOOL OR FIELD?
On the first day of camp, you must come in to the school to check your child in. After the first day, campers should be dropped off at the field (gymnasium for basketball).
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY CHILD GETS HURT AT CAMP?
While we do our best to limit injuries, unfortunately they do sometimes occur. Crusader Camps has a certified instructor in CPR and First Aid, as well as all coaches are certified in First Aid/CPR. Parents will be contacted in the case of injury or illness. If a child is unable to participate in the rest of the week, they are encouraged to watch the rest of the week. Campers unable to come to camp the rest of the week you will be refunded the portion of your payment that corresponds with the days missed.
WILL THERE BE PHOTOS OF MY CHILD?
Yes. We take photos throughout the week and then post them online, in school materials, and in future publications, both print and electronic. You can opt out of having photos of your child posted by checking the appropriate box on the media section of the health and permissions form.
WHEN IS MY BALANCE DUE?
Balances are due one week prior to the start of camp.
HOW DO I PAY MY BALANCE?
You will be e-mailed a link to pay your balance online. You can also mail a check to the school, if you prefer.
WHY IS MY DEPOSIT NON-REFUNDABLE?
Deposits are non-refundable in order to limit cancelations in fairness to all campers attending.
ARE THERE ANY DISCOUNTS?
Yes. Discounts are available for campers who refer a new camper, as well as when registering with a group of ten or more campers. When looking to register as a group, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (973) 627-6674 ext. 165 for more information.
HOW CAN I PAY FOR CAMP?
Camp can be paid for online via credit card or your PayPal account. When registering online you are also given the chance to pay by check. When registering by mail you are able to pay by check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express). You can also pay in cash in person at the main office of Morris Catholic.
IS THERE HITTING IN THE FOOTBALL CAMP?
Our camp is a pad-less camp. There will be some drills that use hitting bags, but players will not be hitting each other.
IS THE BASKETBALL CAMP INDOORS OR OUTDOORS?
The camps are primarily indoors, using the six hoops in the gym. We do also have two more newly-paved courts outside for some drills and games.
WHAT SKILLS WILL BE LEARNED AT CAMP?
Please refer to the drop-down menus on the main page for the skills covered at each camp.
WHAT IS FOR LUNCH?
Crusader Camps not be providing lunches this year, however, pizza will be available for purchase as well as snacks and drinks. There will be refrigerators available to keep lunches cold.
I DIDN’T ORDER LUNCH. CAN I CHANGE MY MIND?
Yes, each morning a camp counselor will take a lunch order.
CAN YOU BUY SNACKS WITHOUT BUYING A LUNCH PLAN?
Absolutely. You can purchase snacks and meal items a la cart even if you don’t have pre-purchased meals.
WHO ARE THE COACHES?
Our camps are coached primarily by members of our Morris Catholic coaching staff. Coaches who are not currently MC coaches are members of our extended Crusader family, many of them graduates of Morris Catholic. For full information on our coaching staff, please look under the individual sport drop-down menus on the main page of www.crusadercamps.com.
WHAT IS THE RATIO OF COACHES TO CAMPERS?
Campers are coached at a maximum ratio of 10 campers per coach. Many of our camps have a ratio lower than this. We strive to keep our camps at a low ratio of children to coaches to maximize instruction and keep the camps as individualized as possible.
WHY IS THERE NO PRE-CAMP PROGRAM ON MONDAYS?
Our pre-camp program begins at 8:00 each morning. We don’t have early drop-off on Mondays because check-in begins at 8:00 as well. Feel free to come right at 8:00 and our coaches and counselors will take your children to the fields or gym as soon as they are checked-in.
WHAT GOES ON AT THE BEFORE CAMPS PROGRAMS?
Our before camp drop off is designed especially for working parents. The program is intended as fun for the kids without tiring them out. They will play supervised games, both indoor and outdoor, as well as watch movies on some days.
WHAT HAPPENS IF IT’S REALLY HOT OUTSIDE?
Since it is summer, we know it can get really hot. We make sure all campers have plenty of water to drink throughout the day, and many water breaks during activities. If a day is too hot for outdoor activities to be safe, we will work on drills indoors, where there is air conditioning.
WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS?
For the outdoor sports, we will continue to play in light rain. If it is raining too hard, or if there is any thunder or lightening, events will be moved indoors for the day.
IS THERE A BUS?
There is no bus to pick the children up from their homes. All campers must be dropped off at the school each day. If you would be interested in a carpool, e-mail email@example.com or call (973) 627-6674 ext. 165 to see if there is anyone to carpool with in your area.