Welcome To Air Force Sports Camps


    Jan. 1, 2004

    2004 FALCON SPORTS CAMP PARTICIPANT:

    Welcome to another great year of Falcon Sports Camp. On behalf of the entire Air Force Academy athletic staff, we say thanks for choosing our camps.

    OVERNIGHT BOARDERS:

    1. Congratulations again! Please note the address card inside your envelope. At the bottom of your card you will find the week that your camper will be participating in. If this information is not available please call us at 719-333-2116/9532.

    2. Registration will take place on the Sunday preceding the camp between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Cadet Field House. If you have paid in full prior to that day - please proceed directly to your sport's check-in table. If you owe a balance on camp fees - proceed to the ticket windows. Personal checks will not be accepted on the day of registration or after the cutoff date of June 1, 2004. We encourage full payment on your account before the registration date. This will help speed up the registration process. To make payment by phone with a credit card please call: 1-800-666-8723 or 472-1895. After June 1st only a cashier's check, money order, credit card, or check card are accepted. To mail your payment, address the envelope to: Falcon Sports Camp, 2169 Field House Drive, USAFA, CO. 80840. Give us the name, address, and what camp your son or daughter is attending.

    3. Drive-In boarders will be asked to bring all personal belongings with them when they come in to register for camp. Bags will be placed directly outside the South entrance of the Field House. After registration - the boarder will be directed back to the south parking lot to board the busses that will take them to the cadet dormitory area. Please note; all bags will be subject to search. Due to secure measures parents will not be allowed to drive their personal autos up to the dormitory area. NOTE TO PARENTS: Drive-In boarders must park in the two parking lots east of the Cadet Field House.

    4. If you are flying into the Colorado Springs airport, we will provide transportation to the Academy. Campers will not be met at their gate. We ask that you proceed downstairs to the baggage area where the Falcon Sports Camp desk is located. We ask that you schedule your inbound flight between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on that Sunday. Return flights need to be scheduled on Friday between 12:00 noon and 4:00 p.m. Your camper will be transported back to the Colorado Springs airport for their return flight. If you are picking up your camper, please do so between the hours of 12:00 noon and 1:30 p.m. on Friday at the Cadet Field House. Transportation will not be provided to or from the Denver airport. Please provide your flight information to the Sports Camp office (Attn: Airport Transportation) by June 1, 2004 either by fax at (719) 333-9408, mail or e-mail. NOTE: Boarders who arrive via the Colorado Springs Airport will first process into the Cadet Dormitory prior to camp registration.

    5. Campers will be staying in the cadet dorm and they will need to provide their own linen (twin bed) or sleeping bag, pillow, towels, washcloth, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, and any other necessary toiletries. In addition, all campers will need to bring enough clothes to last for the week of camp. The nights at the Academy can get quite cool so a lightweight coat or sweat suit is recommended. Please do not send TV's, stereos, skateboards, rollerblades, or other large bulky type items. Depending on the sport - each camper will need their own personal equipment (hockey - pads/skates/helmet/sticks, baseball - bats/gloves, lacrosse - sticks/pads/helmet, and all necessary workout clothes). Sunscreen is also highly recommended. It is also highly recommended that you bring a padlock to secure your valuables in your room. The campers will have access to snack bars and game rooms during the evening hours so you may want to send spending money with them. Be prudent in the amount that you send.

    6. Breakfast and dinner will be served in the cadet-dining hall. Lunch will be provided at the campsite from local caterers. No vegetarian or special meals will be provided. Lunch will not be provided on Fridays.

    7. If the camper is taking any medication, please send a note listing the type, dosage, and what it is for. We will give that information to the nurses on duty to monitor during the week. Nurses may not administer the medication. Campers are responsible for self administering their prescribed medicine.

    8. There is scheduled night recreation Sunday through Thursday nights. Night Rec takes place in several of the buildings adjacent to the dormitory. Boarders may participate after signing out at their floor desks. The campers are not escorted to and from night recreation so it is vital that you impress upon your camper to follow directions and proceed to where they signed out to. During the hours of 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., the boarders will be located in a variety of venues so contacting your camper will be difficult. If you have an emergency, please contact the checkout desk at (719) 333-1625. A runner will be sent to locate your camper and get them to a phone as quickly as possible. If the emergency occurs during the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., please call the camp office (719) 333-2116/9532.

    9. Campers who drive their own cars to camp will be asked to park them in the Cadet Field House parking lot on Sunday (East parking lots) and may not use them again until the camp is over on Friday.

    10. Following the registration on Sunday, there will be a mandatory meeting for all boarders in Clune basketball arena (Field House) starting at 7:00 p.m. Parents may attend if you have driven the campers to the Academy. At that meeting, camp rules, security measures, and questions will be addressed. Failure to follow camp rules may result in dismissal from camp with no refund being issued. Our main goal is to provide the safest environment possible while still having fun. Questions on camp rules or policies should be directed to the Falcon Sports Camp Office at (719) 333-2116/9532.

    COMMUTERS:

    1. Commuter campers attending week 1 or 2 will register on Sunday afternoon between 11:00 noon and 54:00 p.m. at the Cadet Field House. Registration for week 3 will be on Monday morning from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Please park in the northeast parking lot and proceed to the front side of the Cadet Field House. If you have paid in full prior to check in, proceed directly to your sports table. If you need to pay a balance, proceed to the ticket windows to the left side of the lobby. No personal checks will be accepted on the day of registration. Once your remaining balance is paid please proceed to your respective camp table.

    2. Each camper is asked to dress for the sport that they are participating in. In case of rain, please bring a sweatshirt or windbreaker. Please bring your own personal equipment such as hockey - pads/skates/helmet/sticks, baseball - bats/gloves, and lacrosse - sticks/pads/helmet, etc. Sunscreen is also important if you burn easily. We are a lot closer to the sun here in Colorado. The gift shop and snack bar are open during the camp - so spending money is a plus.

    3. Commuters should be dropped off between 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. each morning and picked up between 4:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Thursday. The camp ends at 12:00 noon on Friday and campers need to be picked up no later than 1:00 p.m. The drop off and pickup point is in the East parking lot of the Cadet Field House. Week three mini-camp will end at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday

    4. Lunch will be provided each day from a variety of local vendors. No special or vegetarian meals will be provided. There will be no lunch served on Fridays.

    5. If your camper is taking any kind of medication, please insure that it is well marked.

    6. Campers who drive their own vehicle to camp must park their car in the northeast parking lot adjacent to the Cadet Field House and may not use it until the camp is over for the day.

    7. If you have an emergency and you need to contact your camper, please call (719) 333-2116/9532. A runner will be sent to bring the camper to a phone to call you back.

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    2004 will be a great summer camp year at the Air Force Academy!

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