REGISTRATION, & GETTING ON A TEAM
You must be invited to participate by a team coach who has contracted with Champ Camp or Champ Camp Challenge to bring a team of their choice. Coaches distribute the registration information to their players.
Registration: Champ Camp and Champ Camp Challenge register on-line, click here. All participants must register Individually. Your team's # and Letter Code is required to access the program. This information is provided by your coach. You will have the choice of either paying on-line by credit card (Visa or Master Card) or by mailing in a personal check. If you choose to mail in your payment by check, be aware the registration is not complete until payment is received. Payment information will be provided in your Confirmation Letter. All checks received are processed as an 'e-Check', which deducts the amount out of the checking account the same as a debit transaction.
Coaches determine the housing status for their team when they contract with the Camp. Each team is then assigned a Number and Letter Code for accessing the on line registration program. Players are required to register and pay the corresponding camp fee as per the teams housing status determined by the coach.
Letter Code of 'C' or 'YL', is for commuting or hotel teams. Hotel accommodations and transportation to the games sites are the responsibility of the coach and team. A link to hotels providing discounted blocks of rooms to Champ Camp is posted on our site: Preferred Hotels
For teams with the Letter Code of 'HH', 'HT', 'YH' or 'YT' college campus housing, meals, and transportation to all game sites will be provided by Champ Camp. Teams are housed together.
Registration deadline is on or before June 30th, please refer to your confirmation letter. Once registered, participants receive a Confirmation Letter by email, detailing their registration information, ie: team, housing, account status.
Champ Camp Challenge: Our 'junior' camp accepts student-athletes entering grades 9 and 10.
Champ Camp: Accepts student-athletes entering grades 9-12, at the discretion of the coach.
Graduated seniors heading to college or PG are accepted, as well as PG graduates. The number of student-athletes no longer in high school is limited per team. No enrolled college students are accepted.
You must contact your coach for this information.
We do not give out the coaches'
contact information. We will forward requests and your e-mail and/or contact information
to the appropriate coach. If the coach is interested, he will respond to your
All of these numbers are ONLY applicable for July 13th - July 16th, 2016
Champ Camp Staff 24/7 Emergency Numbers: 949-278-2122 and 949-648-8800, both are cell phones
Johns Hopkins 24/7 Security Office: 410-516-4600 (inform them Champ Camp is housed in McCoy Hall)
Towson University 24/7 Housing Office in Glen Towers: TBD
These numbers will be available ONLY July 13th - July 16th.
CHECK-IN & CHECK-OUT
All Commuting (local/hotel) teams (Letter Codes of C or YL) are checked in by their coach prior to or at their first game on Wednesday.
Participants on teams with Letter Codes of HH, HT, YH or YT do check-in Individually at the campus where their team is being housed. This information is in your Confirmation Letter. If you haven't received or can't locate your Confirmation Letter, please contact us.
CHECK-IN times on Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Johns Hopkins and from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Towson. See Directions for campus check-in locations. The games schedule for Wednesday begins at 3:00pm.
ALL TEAMS PLAY A GAME SATURDAY MORNING. CHECK-OUT is immediately after the participant's final game on Saturday morning. Commuting/hotel campers do not have an official "check-out". For those staying in a campus dorm, however, the Check-Out location is the same as Check-In on Wednesday. Saturday morning game times are not determined until Friday evening. Please check the Tournament Schedule page for game times and locations.
The key/damage deposit is required only by the Overnight campers staying at Hopkins or Towson.
As a Dorm/Resident participant whether you pay on-line by credit card or choose to mail in your camp fee, you must submit a separate $100.00 key deposit check. This check is not deposited, but returned at check-out when all keys are returned and the room and hall has passed inspection by Camp Staff. Refundable checks not returned at check-out will be destroyed by the Champ Camp office, NOT mailed back to you.
Again, this Key/Damage Deposit of $100.00 is separate, personal checks accepted. Please submit as soon as you have registered.
All checks are to be made payable to CHAMP CAMP, and mailed to: 101 Shipyard Way, Suite D, Newport Beach, CA 92663. ALWAYS include the Participant's Name and Team # on your check.
Turn your key(s) into the dorm housing office. This is located on the first floor of all the dorms either at JHU or Towson. Champ Camp will be notified your key was returned prior to your leaving. Once your room and hall has also passed inspection on Saturday morning, we will destroy your check.
NO - PLEASE NOTE - If you failed to turn in your key(s) before the end of Check-Out on Saturday morning, they are considered 'LOST' by the campuses, and your key deposit will be expedited. Do NOT mail in your key(s). For security reasons, if keys are not returned by the end of Check-Out on Saturday, the locks are changed by the Universities.
Advanced notice is required.
Please contact us.
IF, on Wednesday, you are unexpectedly arriving late for a Check-In at either JHU or TU, please call 949-648-8800. This is an emergency number available during camp only.
Champ Camp Staff will be on site at Johns Hopkins University and Towson University until 1:00PM. Although the campus security and University staff will be available, they are not responsible for any Champ Camp or Champ Camp Challenge participants who are late in leaving. Unless approved by Champ Camp and the Universities, all teams and participants are to be OUT of their rooms by noon.
No. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
No. Please contact
us for information.
A member of our certified
athletics training staff will be available at check-in.
We no longer require a full physical to attend
Champ Camp. We do require, however, a parent or legal guardian to acknowledge
the prompt for our Waiver & Release within the on-line registration process. This
'signature' also represents acceptance of responsibility that the participant
is in good physical condition to be a competitor. All participants are required
to have this 'signature' in order to be eligible to play.
That is up to you and the
team coach. For overnight campers, the fee remains the same as for those playing on the team.
Please e-mail your
question to email@example.com.
We will alert the cafeteria and inform you of any special procedures.
We hire a certified sports medicine staff. These Trainers are on site at every game. Injuries are evaluated by the on-site staff and their emergency protocol is followed. Parents are contacted when advanced treatment is required (transportation to hospital or follow-up treatment at home). PLEASE consult the Trainer on the field should you have any concerns BEFORE heading back to your hotel or dorm.
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CHAMP CAMP CHALLENGE
The Champ Camp Challenge is for junior, or rising 9th and 10th grade, teams. The Challenge Camp is run concurrently with Champ Camp, also having a championship game on Saturday. ALL that is noted in the GENERAL QUESTIONS ABOUT CHAMP CAMP applies to the CHAMP CAMP CHALLENGE as well.
QUESTIONS ABOUT CHAMP CAMP
High School and Select Travel Team coaches bring regional all-star teams or their high school teams to compete for a mythical national championship. These coaches select the competitors for their teams.
The tournament consists of 72 teams. Teams are divided into 16 divisions. Games begin Wednesday afternoon, following check-in. Teams play one game on Wednesday, three games on Thursday, three games on Friday and one game on Saturday morning.
The winners of each division are in the playoffs, which begin Friday. Teams not making the playoffs continue to play their final game on Saturday morning.
Coaches contract to bring their team of choice to compete.
Champ Camp maintains a list of independent players who want to participate in the event, but are not part of team contracted to come to the camp. This list is made available to coaches who find they need to replace a position, or are looking to augment their team. Players will be contacted within just a few weeks of camp if a position becomes available. To be added to this Independent List, please contact
us for information.
Each team will play a minimum of six games. Games
begin Wednesday afternoon. Teams play one game on Wednesday, two games on Thursday,
two games on Friday and one game on Saturday. Teams making the championship
will play a total of seven games.
Schedule will be available a few days before camp begins. The schedule for the 1st round of games played on Wednesday begins at 3:00pm.
Champ Camp does
not provide practice opportunities. Check with your team coach to see if he has
made special arrangements.
Please visit this page to see last year's champions,
and this page to see this year's teams.
Champ Camp consists of a very high level of competition. Only you and your son
know whether or not it is appropriate.
Yes. Allowed and encouraged. Schedule
of games, listing of sites and directions available at www.champcamp.com.
Schedules will be available at registration and
a few days prior to camp. Please take a look at your team’s first game before coming to check-in. Jerseys are distributed by your coaches either at check-in or at your first game.
Please visit our directions
Please visit the schedule
Service - Participants are responsible for their own transportation to Check-In for Champ Camp on Wednesday, July 13th and from Champ Camp following Check-Out on Saturday, July 16th. Please use only BWI Airport and the BWI Amtrak Station.
We have found Super Shuttle to be reasonable and consumer friendly.
Super Shuttle: 1-800-258-3826 / www.supershuttle.com
Teams traveling together are responsible to secure their own transportation to and from BWI when checking in and out of camp. Champ Camp only provides transportation for teams being housed at JHU and Towson WHILE CAMP IS IN SESSION.
Use only Baltimore Washington International (BWI) airport. Arrivals should be between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM, if possible. Same for Amtrak - use only the Amtrak station at BWI.
All teams play their final games on Saturday morning. Start times are from 8:00am - 11:00am. The tournament schedule for Saturday isn’t posted until Friday afternoon. We apologize for the inconvenience of the challenge this presents in scheduling your departure flight. We suggest no return flight should be scheduled before 4:00pm on Saturday. BWI airport and Amtrack are @40 minutes from Baltimore. We don't want you to miss your game on Saturday morning, to be safe, the later your departure time, the better. Again, participants are responsible to arrange their own transportation to Champ Camp on Wednesday and from the camp following check-out on Saturday.
is no service or rooms available before check-in on Wednesday or following the check-out day on Saturday. If you need to arrive prior to
check-in, it is your responsibility to secure lodging. We suggest any of the airport
hotels from which a shuttle can be taken to the main terminal for taxi hires. Again, you are responsible for securing your own travel to and from the airport. Champ Camp does not provide this service.
No transportation is provided by Champ Camp for Commuting (Local/Hotel) participants. Please check with your team coach.
In order to protect
personal privacy, Champ Camp will not give out this information. Please check
with your team coach.
Champ Camp doesn't provide transportation to or from the BWI airport or Amtrak stations. Please see the SHUTTLE INFORMATION below.
Check-In at either JHU or Towson DIRECTIONS are listed HERE.
Super Shuttle information below, or the housing offices at both JHU and Towson can give you the local number for hiring a taxi.
You risk missing your Saturday game. Saturday morning games times are not determined until after round 7 games on Friday night. Travel time to BWI is approximately 40 minutes, given new air travel security measures it is recommended travelers be at the airport 2 hours prior to departure. We strongly suggest your departure not be before 3:00pm on Saturday, if possible. For those traveling by Amtrak, we suggest departure times after 1:00pm.
BWI / AMTRAK SHUTTLE INFORMATION
Super Shuttle: 1-800-258-3826 / www.supershuttle.com
Rates: $24.00 - $34.00 One Way for One Rider.
Discounts for Round Trip and/or Multiple Riders
Book On-Line and receive a 10% with Discount Code 'RIDES'
BWI Airport or BWI Amtrak TAXI Service fees range from $65.00 - $85.00 One Way.
CHAMP CAMP 2016 PREFERRED HOTELS
These are hotels offering special rates for participant teams and families attending Champ Camp the The Champ Camp Challenge. You are responsible for making your own hotel accommodations. These room blocks will only be held until JUNE 12TH. We suggest you reserve your hotel accommodations early. Baltimore will have many events at this time in the summer and hotel rooms may be increasingly difficult to secure.
Champ Camp's list of preferred hotels for 2016 can be found here.
FEES AND POLICIES
Please visit our Registration
and Cost page for this year's info.
If you've selected the payment option to 'pay by check' when prompted within the on line registration program, your Confirmation Letter will explain to whom and where to make that payment. If you need to make any additional payments, please contact
us for details on how to either submit a check or pay by credit/debit.
CHECKS - All checks are to be made payable to CHAMP CAMP, and mailed to: 101 Shipyard Way, Suite D, Newport Beach, CA, 92663. ALWAYS include the Participant's Name and Team # on your check. All checks are processed as an 'e-Check', deducting the funds from your account the same as a debit transaction.
Certain processing fees and deposits are incurred for each registered applicant. Our policy is designed to minimize the impact to both parties in the event of a player's cancellation. Please refer to the explanation posted on our Registration and Cost page. You may, of course, contact
us for further explanation.
We have certain processing fees and deposits we pay for each
applicant. Despite your advance cancellation, we cannot recover the fees.
cancellation policy is very clear. As of the first day of camp, we provide no
refunds. You may, of course, contact
us for further explanation.
We can hold your spot until a few days before camp, but you will be subject to
our refund/cancellation policy. You must also consult your coach as he may need
to replace your position at an earlier time. You may, of course, contact
us for further explanation.
Full payment is due with your registration. Our refund policy is designed to minimize the impact to both parties in the event of a cancellation. Please see our Refund Policy.
No. Refunds are issued directly to the player who is canceling and ALL applicants must register Individually, processing their own fees at that time to participate.
Yes, but only under special circumstances. Please contact
us at your earliest convenience.
Fees submitted late can compromise a participants listing in the COACHES BOOKLET, and if staying in a dorm at JHU or TU, can compromise your being housed WITH your team.
Champ Camp traditionally will have over 100 Div I, II and III colleges represented during the course of the event.
In most cases, yes.
Some schools send assistant coaches.
Champ Camp provides each college coach in attendance with a COACHES BOOKLET. This booklet includes each team's roster with jersey number, name, position, high school, garduating year, and direct player contact information. The roster information is confirmed by the teams' coaches.
You cannot. We rotate teams, times and game locations
to afford everyone the best opportunity for exposure to the college coaches in
attendance. Our goal is to provide a high level of competition and a forum for
college coaches to view players and games. Champ Camp is powerless to determine
what coaches watch which games and players.
We encourage all team coaches to be fair and equitable
with playing time, however, we provide them the autonomy to coach their respective
teams however they deem fit. Champ Camp is a very competitive environment and
this is a question more appropriately asked of your team coach before you choose
No formal environment is set up for contact. Contact
with specific coaches should be initiated by the participant. All contact is subject
to NCAA regulations.
Contact with specific
coaches should be initiated by the participant. All contact is subject to NCAA
regulations. For more information visit http://www.ncaa.org/
All contact is subject to NCAA regulations. For more information visit http://www.ncaa.org/
Please contact the college coach directly.
DORMITORIES & DINING HALLS
Linens and pillow are provided
at both JHU and Towson. Towels are provided at JHU but not at Towson. In either case, we suggest you bring 1 or 2 towels from home.
We do not have rooms available in the dorms for Commuting team campers. Please check with your team for the accommodations secured by your coach or team manager. To see the Preferred Hotels, please go to our link for these Preferred Hotels for 2016, here.
That is an individual decision. The average
is between $50 - $100 for the weekend.
NO 'store' is maintained on either the JHU or Towson campuses. Champ Camp does have tents throughout the event for purchasing Champ Camp merchandise, however. Please come prepared with your OWN playing equipment, none sold at the event.
There are vending machines and snack bars open at both JHU and Towson. Both campuses have pizza delivery nearby. We suggest you bring extra sports drink to keep in your room and transport to games.
Team coaches, camp staff members, University security and private security all supervise the dorms. Please be aware the Champ Camp staff housed to supervise at both JHU and Towson, are coaches who may possibly be there in a recruiting capacity as well. Any inappropriate behavior will be reported to ALL coaches in attendance.
VIDEO OF GAMES
Champ Camp does not provide videographers, however, some of our participating teams have used one of the following companies:
1. theDCexperience at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Elevation Video at www.ElevationVideo.com/ChampCamp
3. Active Image Media at www.activeimagemedia.com or 610-328-3456
Look for the Champ Camp Tents set up at the Check-In sites at both JHU and Towson, and at MOST of the game sites throughout the event. We take credit/debit cards and cash.
FYI - Champ Camp merchandise sells out quickly.
- Performance T-Shirts
- Floppy Hats
ALL CAMPERS RECEIVE A REVERSIBLE JERSEY WHICH ARE HANDED OUT BY THE COACHES.
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