Questions & Answers
How many years have you all been running the camp?
This will be the 6th year of Balance Soccer Summer Camps running 2 camps per summer.
"I had the opportunity to create something that I didn’t see existing in the Portland area; a soccer camp with an old fashioned “camp” vibe. Outdoors a majority of the time with a ton of activities and just too much to do in one day for even the most ambitious and energetic camper. "
What is the coach/counselor to camper ratio?
The counselor/coach to camper ratio is roughly 10 to 1
What type of background/reference checks do you complete for the instructors/counselors?
Because I know all my coaches and counselors personally I do not require background checks. I have taken great care to build this camp a certain way and will not sacrifice my principles to make a few extra bucks. If camp grows to where I need to hire more individuals I will certainly complete a state recommended background check.
What are the sleeping arrangements?
Each Bunkhouse has 3 rooms and sleeps 12-14 with bunkbeds. We make sure to sort out the best solution for all campers. Friends and teammates (and siblings, if they want) absolutely get bunked together.
The fee includes all meals while they are at camp, correct?
Yes, the fee includes all meals. Campers can expect healthy and tasty food! We also have a camp store where kids can buy snacks and cold drinks that we open up once or twice a day. We collect the money up front and deduct from their account so that the kids aren’t walking around with cash. Most kids deposit $25-$50. All remaining funds are refunded at the end of camp.
What if my child's club team schedules a tournament during the week of camp?
If you have registered for camp and then your child's club schedules a tournament during camp week Balance Soccer will do 1 of 2 things:
1- Work with you to see if perhaps the camper can arrive at camp late or leave early for an adjusted price. Every year there are at least a couple of campers who attend for 2 or 3 nights instead of the standard 4.
2- issue a refund (as according to Refund Policy below)
If you choose to cancel or leave camp for any reason:
45 or more days prior to the camp session starting date: Balance Soccer will retain $150 for administration and processing fees.
44 days or less prior to the camp starting date: Balance Soccer is unable to offer any refunds or credits.