FAQ

General

Why should I attend a Michigan lacrosse camp?
What level or age of player are the camps best suited for?
Is Coach Paul at every camp?
Do you offer any camps for girls or specifically for youth players?

For Parents

Is there medical coverage at camp?
How can I contact the camp while in session?
Can I watch my son play?

Registration

Are there any discounts?
What if I have to cancel?
What happens if a session is cancelled?
When will I receive confirmation?
How do I access my account to change my information or register for another session?

Transportation and Logistics

What are the check-in and check-out times?
If I am flying, which airport should I use?
Is there train service to Ann Arbor?
How can I get from the airport or train station to camp?
What if I have to arrive early or late?
What if I have to check-out early or late?
What if I have to miss a session?
When and where do commuters check-in and check-out?
Do I have to bring a signed medical form and physical?

Camp Life

What is a typical day like?
Will there be apparel and equipment available at camp?
Where do overnight campers reside?
Will I get the roommate I request?
What fields does the camp use?
Are there any activities outside of lacrosse sessions?
Are there any times the campers are not supervised?

 

Answers

General

Why should I attend a Michigan lacrosse camp?

Michigan lacrosse instructional camps are pure teaching camps. We pride ourselves in the level of our curriculum and our commitment to make every camper a better lacrosse player. Many instructional camps market themselves as teaching camps, then spend most of their time playing games and doing non-lacrosse activities (movie night? swimming?). We are all lacrosse, all the time. If you want to work hard and improve your game, then these are the camps for you.

Our staff for the instructional camps is selected for their ability to teach and their passion for the game. We purposefully avoid hiring a lot of big-name players and coaches. This is not an autograph session; it's a serious learning opportunity.

If you want to spend your time playing games with your high school, middle school or club team to showcase your talent in front of Division I, II, and III coaches, then the Wolverine War Team Camp is for you.  Individuals attending without a team will be assigned to a free agent team prior to registration.

We get an overwhelmingly positive response to all of our camps and clinics. We draw campers from across the country and Canada, not just from Michigan, and many of our campers repeat.

Of course, if you are interested in playing for Michigan someday, the Michigan camps are the best way to be seen by the coaching and to get a feel for what it would be like to attend and play here.

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What level or age of player are the camps best suited for?

Our camps are for players between the ages of 12-18 and are suitable for players of all skill levels. Our coaching staff breaks down groups after the first session or so to get players in the right skill and physical maturity groups. The Wolverine War Team Camp is for rising 6th-12th grade players. 

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Is Coach Paul at every camp?

Yes, but not at every session. Every Michigan camp has a camp director who is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the camp.

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Do you offer any camps for girls or specifically for youth players?

No and no. Check the Michigan Summer Camps link at www.mgoblue.com for information on the Michigan Women's Lacrosse summer camp. Youth players (12 and up) are welcome at our position camps, but we do not provide a camp specifically for youth players.

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For Parents

Is there medical coverage at camp?

A certified trainer is present at all sessions of every Michigan lacrosse camp and clinic. For summer camps a trainer will also reside in the residence hall in order to provide emergency care to overnight campers if needed. 

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How do I contact the camp?

There are several ways to contact the camp during sessions.

Markley Hall front desk (summer camps only): 734-764-1126
Director of Operations, Joe Hennessy: 734-276-8493

Wolverine War Showcase, Bonnie Clarke: 734-757-7537

Mail for the camp:
Michigan Lacrosse Camps
1000 S. State St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Mail for summer campers at the dorm:
Michigan Lacrosse Camp, attn camper: camper's name
Markley Hall
1503 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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Can I watch my son play?

Absolutely! All sessions of all camps and clinics are open to parents. Many parents come for the evening games at the Summer Position Camps. Bring a folding chair and enjoy.

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Registration

Are there any discounts?

Yes, there are discounts for early registration for the instructional camps. Check the page for the specific camp you are interested in attending for details.

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What if I have to cancel?

Full refunds, minus a $50 administrative fee, are granted for cancellations before a certain date (check the Financial Info link for your specific camp for details and dates).

After the cancellation date, refunds (minus the $50 administrative fee) can only be given for certified medical reasons. Certification must be in the form of a signed medical statement from a physician, and it must be received before the day camp begins or no refund can be given. Campers who have to leave camp early for medical reasons will receive a pro-rated refund, minus non-waivable camp costs.

Campers who are asked to leave camp for disciplinary reasons will not receive any refund.

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What happens if a session is cancelled?

It is possible that a session could be cancelled due to severe weather or enough rain to make the fields unplayable. This has only happened once in the history of our camps, but it is always a possibility. If a session is cancelled, we will make every effort to fill in with suitable indoor activities. We would love to have backup fields available, but if weather is forcing us to cancel chances are that fields everywhere nearby are also affected. We cannot issue refunds for sessions that are cancelled for reasons beyond our control.

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When will I receive confirmation?

Upon completion of your online registration, you will receive an immediate confirmation email. All details you need to know (check-in, check-out, travel info, maps, documents that must be filled out, etc.) can be found through the camp website.

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How do I access my account to change my information or register for another session?

You only need to set up your account once. Once set up, you can access your account here (this link is also in the yellow box on every camp page):

Account Login
 

If you have already registered for any Michigan camp in the past, click that link to log on to your account.

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Transportation and Logistics

What are the check-in and check-out times?

Check the Travel link on the web page for your specific camp for details.

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If I am flying, which airport should I use?

The closest airport is Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW). It is about a 30 minute drive from camp to the airport.

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Is there train service to Ann Arbor?

Yes. There is Amtrak service. Many of our campers coming from the Chicago area use the train.

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How can I get from the airport or train station to camp?

For summer camps, if you are arriving by air, you will have to arrange to get yourself to and from camp. We recommend Custom Transit. They offer group discounts if you combine your transfer with other campers. If you don't know of other campers attending, check with the lacrosse office to see if others are coming around the same time you are. We will put you in touch.

For summer camps, if you are arriving by train let us know which train you are taking, and we will pick you up at the Ann Arbor station. It is just about five minutes from the camp.

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What if I have to arrive early or late?

If you must arrive early, you won't be able to check-in until check-in officially starts. Take a look at the Travel section of your specific camp for details.

If you must arrive late, let the camp director know ahead of time so we can make arrangements to check you in when you arrive. There are no discounts for missed sessions due to late arrival.

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What if I have to check-out early or late?

If you must leave early, make sure the camp director knows before the start of camp so he can make arrangements to check you out.

There is no late check-out. If your transportation is scheduled to arrive after check-out has ended, you will have to wait on your own for it to get there. We cannot guarantee camp staff will be there past the scheduled check-out time. If you are a summer camper, the dormitory staff will be present.

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What if I have to miss a session?

Your parents should let the camp director know ahead of time so you are not missed during roll call.

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When and where do summer commuters check-in and check-out?

Commuters must check-in for every session at the scheduled roll-call at Markley Hall and travel to the fields with the rest of the camp. They cannot leave the camp until the last session has ended each day. After the final session they can be picked up at Elbel Field or Pioneer High School (depending on the night), or they can stay for the optional evening classroom session and be picked up from the dorm.

For the Wolverine War Showcase Check In will be at Fuller Park.  Players do not need to check out since we are not at the dorms this year.  Following the final game, you will be able to leave with your parents or your team. 

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Do I have to bring a signed medical form and physical?

Yes. All required forms must be brought to check-in. They are available through the Camp Documents link on your specific camp webpage or in your confirmation packet. Do not mail the forms ahead of time. Bring them with you.

If you cannot have a physician sign the medical form in time you may substitute a copy of a physician conducted sports examination that had been completed in the current academic year. All of the rest of the medical form must be completed.

If your son has special medical needs, make sure they are indicated on his medical form, and let the camp trainer know about them at check-in.

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Camp Life

What is a typical day like?

Summer camps typically include three full sessions of lacrosse, including a morning session that focuses on individual techniques, an afternoon session that teaches more team concepts and an evening session that involves games in order to utilize what you've learned. For the tentative schedule for the Wolverine War Team camp please visit www.umichlaxcamps.com/WolverineWar.

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Will there be apparel and equipment available at camp?

We have a fully stocked camp store at all summer camps that includes lacrosse apparel and limited equipment.

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Where do overnight campers reside?

PLEASE NOTE, WE DO NOT HAVE DORMS FOR WOLVERINE WAR SHOWCASE.**** All instructional position overnight campers stay at Markley Residence Hall on Michigan's Central Campus in Ann Arbor. While the common areas at Markley Hall are air conditioned, the rooms are not. Bring a fan.  We do not have access to the dorms for Wolverine War Showcase.

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Will I get the roommate I request?

We make every effort to match you with the roommate request. If you do not get the roommate you request, there could be several reasons:

The roommate you requested asked for someone else to be his roommate.

The roommate you requested is not attending camp.

You requested more than one roommate (all rooms at Markley Hall are doubles).

If you do not get the roommate you requested we make every effort to place you in a nearby room with a roommate of the same age. Changes can be made at check-in if all involved campers agree to them. Overnight campers are required to sleep in their assigned room for camp security reasons.

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What fields does the camp use?

We will be at Fuller Fields this year for Wolverine War.

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Are there any activities outside of lacrosse sessions?

All of our activities are lacrosse related. We do not waste time with outside activities like movie night or swimming sessions during our instructional camps. In the evenings at our summer instructional camps we do offer optional classroom sessions on topics like stick stringing, college recruiting and film review. During the Team Camp there will be periods of free activity time.

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Are there any times the campers are not supervised?

No. As long as campers are not sneaking away (which is cause for removal from camp), camp staff is always present in the dorm and on the field.

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