Boarder vs. Commuter
The question comes up regarding the course of instruction between boarders and commuters. Simply put, it's identical. The only difference is "Boarders" stay overnight within the Cadet dormitories, and "Commuters" are dropped off in the morning and picked up at the end of the day.
Session 1 and 2: Monday through Thursday, Commuters should be dropped off around 8:15am each morning and picked up in the afternoon between 4:30-4:45pm. On Friday, camp ends at 12:00pm. Campers need to be picked up no later than 1:00pm.
For indoor camps, the drop off and pickup point is in the East parking lot next to the Cadet Field House.
For outdoor sports, please ask your coach at "Check-In" where to pick up and drop off your camper. In case of inclement weather, the Cadet Field House will always be used for end of day pick-up.
Session 3: This is a 2.5-day Commuter Only Camp. Monday and Tuesday camp is conducted from 8:30am - 4:30pm. On Wednesday, camp again begins at 8:30am but concludes at 12:00pm. No lunch is served on Wednesday.
Campers who drive their vehicle to camp must park their car in the East parking lot adjacent to the Cadet Field House and may not use it until camp is over for the day. If you have an emergency and you need to contact your camper, call (719) 333-2116. A runner will be sent to locate your son or daughter.
BOARDERS - **Boarders must be 12 years of age or older**
Please try to schedule your inbound flight to arrive at the Colorado Springs airport (COS) between 11:00am-2:00pm on Sunday. We will however, try to be as flexible as possible regarding your flight arrival. For Friday outbound, optimum departure time is between 2:00-5:00 pm. Your camper will be taken back to the Colorado Springs airport (COS) for their return flight.
Transportation is not provided to/from Denver International Airport (DEN).
IMPORTANT: Submit your flight information online inside your AFA Sports Camp account. All flight information is due not later than May 31st. For questions please call 719-333-2116. If you are personally picking up your camper, please do so by 1:00pm on Friday at the Cadet Field House.
WHAT TO BRING
If you are boarding in the dormitory you will need to provide your own linen (twin bed) or sleeping bag, pillow, blanket, towels, washcloth, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, and any other necessary toiletries. Please bring enough clothes to last for the 5 days of camp. Nights can get cool so a lightweight coat or wind breaker is recommended. Please do not bring TV's, stereos, skateboards or other large bulky items. Items of high dollar value, i.e. IPODs, IPADS, Laptops, DVD players, etc. are also HIGHLY discouraged. The gift shop and various food & drink vendors are available during the day and evenings so money is a plus, but please don't bring more than $75 - $100. (See Lightning Bands)
Depending on what sport you are in, campers will need to bring their own personal equipment (i.e. Hockey-pads/skates/helmet/sticks, Lax sticks/pads/helmet, golf clubs, fencing equipment, etc. and all necessary work-out clothes). Sunscreen is a must! It's also a good idea to bring a padlock to secure your valuables in your room.
IMPORTANT: Identify luggage with name, sport, address, phone number.
See Housing and Meals for more information on these areas.