Enrollment is now open to all! Secure your spot for Summer 2020 today.
Rough Riders Camps will continue this summer the successful history of developing tomorrow’s top soccer players in conjunction with New York State Day-Camp Guidelines.
Designed to meet or exceed health and safety directives set forth by federal, state and local authorities, Rough Riders Camps have implemented a comprehensive array of new policies and protocols specifically designed to return campers back to play in ways that are safe, responsible and welcoming.
Enrollment capacity restrictions, social distancing efforts, commitments to health, new intensified cleaning protocols are all vital elements to the reopening of Rough Riders Camps.
Critical information about camp this summer, from logistics to our detailed safety protocols, followed by a programmatic description for this summer’s exciting camp experience are currently posted under Camp FAQ’s.
Contact us at 516.622.3900 ext. 817 to further discuss your camp options, customize your camp experience and/or to review COVID-19 camp protocols.
Click here for specific Rough Riders COVID-19 Summer Camp protocols in accordance to mandated New York State Day-Camp Guidelines.
All camps are conveniently located at Globall Sports Center located at Mitchel Athletic Complex in Garden City.
Globall Sports Center has expanded its footprint with access to 3 outdoor grass fields including the indoor climate-controlled soccer specific facility.
Updated on June 24, 2020 to reflect COVID-19 protocols.
Please also see the Rough Riders COVID-19 Summer Camp protocols – Click Here
What weekly camp options are available?
Summer Camps - Monday to Friday:
- Morning Option: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
- Afternoon Option: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
- Full-Day Option: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
How will my child be grouped based on COVID-19 guidelines?
Upon registration you must indicate the age and ability of your camper. He/she will be placed in a group with similar age and ability level prior to the beginning of camp. We will try every effort to ensure at least one friend is in the same group if requested.
As per the CDC guidelines, we will be introducing the concept of cohorting, which the State has also adopted. In cohorting, pods (a camp group, in our case) are established, which essentially function as households.
The campers within a pod do not need to maintain 6-feet of distance from one another when outdoors. Further, as is true with households, different pods cannot come in contact with one another from closer than 6-feet of distance and must wear face coverings if doing so.
The intention behind keeping pods separate is to reduce and contain any risk of spread of a communicable disease. Having static pods that do not come in direct contact with one another will also allow for the Health Department to perform clear and complete contact tracing if there is a case of COVID-19 at camp.
Will you be conducting screening?
Yes, in accordance with the State and CDC guidelines, there will be ongoing screening of all campers and staff.
Each morning all campers and staff will be temperature checked upon arrival, this will be recorded each day.
In addition, Parents/Guardians will be required to monitor themselves and other members of your household for symptoms and report these to the camp.
What happens if my child records a high temperature upon arrival?
We recommend that all parents/guardians take your child's temperature prior to arrival, however, we will be checking all campers upon arrival.
If a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher is recorded, a second temperature test will be given after a wait period of 5 minutes, using the same thermal scanner.
If second temperature reading exceeds 100.4 degrees then he/she will unfortunately have to return home where the parent/guardian will have to continue to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms.
What has been done at the facility to ensure camper safety?
Globall Sports Centers have hired industrial cleaning equipment to ensure the entire facility, including the indoor synthetic turf, has been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.
All surfaces, perimeter boards and plexiglass and door handles have been disinfected and will be disinfected daily.
Perimeter spectator nets have been removed to avoid contact.
Bathrooms have been professionally sanitized, touchless faucets and hand towel dispensers have been replaced. Similar to airport restrooms, bathroom doorless entryways have been added for separate boys and girls restrooms.
What safety precautions are staff taking?
All staff will have their temperature taken daily as per CDC guidelines.
The staff will be wearing a mask upon arrival, departure and during all activities. Campers are not required to wear a mask during activities.
What happens if a camper or staff member develops COVID-19 like symptoms while at camp? ?
Persons with possible COVID-19 symptoms will be directed to a quarantine area where they will be further assessed and monitored by our health professional while awaiting transport home.
While privacy will remain our top priority and no name will be given, all camp families will be notified of the positive case. The entire group/cohort/pod (including the staff member) of the infected camper will unfortunately have to self-quarantine for 14 days before returning to camp.
Campers that are in a different group/cohort/pod will be notified of the positive case but will not be required to quarantine and can continue at camp, providing no symptoms are present.
The case will be reported to the Health Authorities and all families and staff of the individuals Group will be notified immediately. ?
When can a camper return to camp after showing symptoms?
Persons who test positive for COVID-19 may return to camp when the answer is YES to ALL of the following:
1. Has it been at least 14 days since you first had symptoms?
2. Have you been fever-free for three days (72 hours) without any medicine for fever reduction?
3. Has it been three days (72 hours) since your symptoms have improved?
4. ?Has fever resolved without the use of fever-reducing medications?
5. Have respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) resolved, and there have been two negative COVID-19 tests at least 24 hours apart?
How many weekly campers will be enrolled in a weekly camp group based on COVID-19 guidelines
Camp groups will be no more than 10 campers as per the CDC guidelines.
Is my child required to wear a facemask at camp?
During camp, campers do not need to wear face coverings when engaged in the camp activities.
Each child must wear their own clean face covering when arriving at camp each day and keep it on through the arrival process. Campers will be able to remove their face coverings once with their group.
Any time that employees are less than 6 ft. from each other or interacting with children/campers, they will be required to wear a face covering.
Will the camp be indoors or outdoors?
Weather permitting, the camp will operate most activities outdoors as per CDC guidelines.
The groups will rotate through activity stations throughout the day, including one station indoors during the morning and afternoon session. During indoor activities, the 6-feet separation guidelines will be adhered to.
Each group will only be using equipment designated for that group.
When to arrive camp?
Camp check in will be slightly modified and may take longer than usual.
All parents/guardians, cars and campers must obey the directions given by staff members upon arrival to the parking lot and only occupy designated areas.
Campers are highly recommended to arrive 15-20 minutes prior to start of camp. We ask that you are patient while we put in place and follow the CDC guidelines.
Is there an early drop-off or a late pick-up option available?
No, unfortunately due to CDC guidelines
Before and After Care for this summer is not available, as both are predicated on mixing campers from different cohorts.
Can parents/guardians/family members stay and watch the camp?
Unfortunately, as per CDC guidelines, spectators are not currently permitted at camp.
All parents/guardians must always stay in the car or designated drop off/pick up areas. No exceptions.
Are the water activities a part of camp in 2020?
Water activities are unfortunately not a part of the camp day this summer due to the CDC guidelines.
What give-a-way items are there for a camp week?
Each year a camper that is signed up to a full week of camp receives a complimentary Rough Riders Camp Kit (jersey/shorts).
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 and supply interruptions we will not be able to offer the camp kit this summer.
Is a soccer ball provided?
A camper does not need to bring a soccer ball to camp as one will be provided for training purposes during the day / week of camp.
During the 2020 Summer, each player will use a soccer ball that will not be shared outside of their camp group, and all soccer balls will be sanitized at the end of each camp session.
Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC) are assigned and present at each camp location.
Athletic Trainers supervise all medical records for each camp participant during a camp day / week.
Parents may request to meet with a camp Athletic Trainer to review camper medical issues or concerns that they may want to address at the start of each camp day / week.
What to Bring:
Footwear: Campers should wear outdoor soccer cleats or indoor turf shoes during camp. Soccer cleats may be used during indoors sessions. Sandals are highly recommended to be worn before and after camp.
Equipment: Shin guards are mandatory at all times.
Drinks: Campers are required to bring plenty of water to stay hydrated throughout the entire camp day.
During the Summer 2020 camps, per CDC guidelines, drinks must not be shared between campers. Water and Gatorade will be on sale at the Globall Sports Center front desk.
Juice and/or sports drinks that do not contain large amounts of sugar are encourage as a water substitute during snack / lunch breaks. Carbonated soda is not permitted during camp.
Food: Full day campers are required to bring healthy snacks for a morning and afternoon snack break along with a nutritional lunch.
We request that parents refrain from any foods that contain nuts due to campers who may be highly sensitive or allergic.
If a camper must cancel a camp:
A cancellation notice must be submitted in writing via email directed to email@example.com prior to 14 days before the first day of camp.
A camp administrative processing fee is non-refundable in all refund cases (10% of tuition)
A camp refund will be issued in the same manner that camp payment was initially received.
90% of the camp tuition paid will be refunded if written notice is received at least 14 days prior to camp day / week.
No refunds will be given for cancellations that are made within 14 days of the start of a registered camp, except for illness or injury.
Cancellation requests due to illness or injury prior to the camp start date require a physician’s written verification. Upon request of verification, a 90% tuition refund will be issued.
All cancellations not associated with an illness and/or injury or within 14 days of the start of a registered camp day / week will not be entitled to a refund. Sorry no exceptions.
Participants who leave during a camp day or a day during a camp week may not be entitled to a camp refund.
If camp day / week is cancelled:
The Long Island Rough Riders reserve the right to cancel a camp day / week in the event of insufficient camp participants that prohibit the ability to form age specific camp groups.
Campers may select an alternate camp day / week or request a full camp tuition refund minus a 10% administrative processing fee..
Inclement Weather Policy
Globall Sports Center is an indoor climate-controlled facility with access to outdoor grass fields located at Mitchel Athletic Complex.
Camps that are scheduled at Globall Sports Center are not subject to inclement weather protocols such as rain, thunder, lighting or heat advisories.
If a camp day / week is cut short due to inclement weather or any other unforeseen issue, every effort will be made to make up the time. If the time cannot be made up, no refunds or camp credit will be issued.
In the event of snow or sleet during a scheduled winter camp day / week, an inclement weather email will be sent to all registered camp participants no later than 1.5 hours prior to the start of a camp day including any camp schedule modifications.
If weather becomes inclement during a camp day, parents may arrange an early camper pick-up by calling 516.622.3900.
For any further questions regarding camps, please contact the front office at 516.622.3900, ext. 817, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or click here.