Campers are welcome to transfer to any session that has availability.
Please refer to our Policy Timeline below for request options and deadlines in the event an enrolled camper is unable to attend the camp session for which he/she is registered.
Please note any existing credit on D.C. United Summer Camps accounts is non-refundable.
Beginning of Registration – April 30th, 2024
- A refund of 50% of deposit(s) paid towards D.C. United Summer Camps tuition and add-ons and a credit of the remaining 50% deposit(s) paid towards D.C United Summer Camps tuition and add-ons can be issued to D.C. United Summer Camps accounts. The remaining balance can be used towards non-waitlisted 2024 camp sessions or 2025 camp sessions.
May 1st, 2024 – Close of Registration
- A credit of deposit(s) paid towards D.C. United Summer Camps tuition and add-ons can be issued to D.C. United Summer Camps accounts. The credit can be used towards non-waitlisted 2024 camp sessions or 2025 camp sessions.
- No refunds will be offered for any payments made towards D.C. United Summer Camps.
Frequently Asked Questions
Camp runs from 8:45 a.m. until 2:45 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Optional extended day programs are available before and after camp beginning at 8:00 a.m. and running until 6:00 p.m. AM Extended Day ($60) and PM Extended Day ($180) are available for purchase during the registration process and can also be purchased after registration is completed as well.
Please note: extended hours are a convenience option and not a continuation of camp curriculum.
A D.C. United Camp jersey will be provided to each camper on the first day of camp.
Everything brought to camp should be labeled with your camper’s first initial and last name. Your camper should bring:
- Shin guards
- Soccer cleats and athletic shoes (please bring sneakers every day so that your camper can participate fully in indoor activities in the event of inclement weather, if available at your camp location)
- Sunscreen (spray sunscreen is recommended over lotion)
- Lunch in a lunch bag labeled clearly with your camper’s name. (Please include an icepack if lunch items need to remain cold. We do not provide refrigeration)
- Water bottle to be refilled throughout the day (we provide plenty of water at all times)
We have soccer balls available for campers to use.
For our D.C. and Maryland locations, all children between 5 years old and 13 years old are welcome at D.C. United Summer Camps.
For our Virginia locations, all children between 6 years old and 13 years old are welcome at D.C. United Summer Camps.
We welcome campers of all levels of experience – from first-time players to club team players.
D.C. United campers are separated into divisions based on their rising grade. Campers take part in drills and competitions within their division, to ensure the best possible competitive balance for a fun and developmental experience while at camp.
Yes! During our registration process, you can request that your camper is placed on the same team as his or her friends by creating a new Buddy Group or joining an existing Buddy Group.
Campers may request up to three (3) teammates. We do our best to group your camper with at least one requested teammate provided that both teammates are members of the same rising grade.
Please note: we are unable to guarantee that your camper will be teamed with his or her requested friends, depending on age group and enrollment and team distribution.
Our coaching staff is made up of experienced coaches from all levels; including high school, and current and former collegiate players. All D.C United Summer Camps staff are subject to a rigorous screening process.
The camper-to-coach ratio is 10:1.
We offer a 5% multi-program discount both for siblings and repeat campers. This discount applies automatically at registration checkout when your family enrolls in more than one week of camp. Please note: the 5% multi-program discount is only applied to the tuition of additional enrolled weeks.
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Once you register and pay for your camp session(s), you will receive a confirmation email for your records. This email serves as your confirmation of registration for camp. If you complete your registration and do not submit payment, you will still receive a confirmation email but, you will be added to a waitlist.
As summer approaches, we will begin communicating information for your upcoming camp session(s) to the email address provided at registration. Email communication goes to the email address listed on the primary account provided upon registering. If you registered for camp and did not receive a confirmation email, please contact us.
The week before camp, we’ll send out more detailed information about your camp session(s) including drop-off location and instructions, procedures for Monday morning, what to bring to camp, as well as friendly tips and reminders. In addition to this pre-camp information, you’ll receive a handful of emails throughout the week with important communications regarding the camp day and announcements.
When a camp session reaches capacity, we will move that session to a waitlist. Adding your camper’s name to the waitlist for a session is free of charge and you will not need to provide credit card information at that time. Each year, some spots open in sessions that have reached capacity as summer plans change. If a spot opens for your camper, we will contact you immediately via phone to confirm that you’d still like to enroll your camper in the session. At that time, we will take credit card information and enroll your camper(s) into camp.
We do not accept walk-up registrations. All registrations must be completed online prior to the Friday before camp begins if the camp program is not already sold out.
The Camp Week
Campers will be provided an official D.C. United Camp jersey on the first morning of their camp session. On the first day of the session, campers should arrive dressed as follows:
- Regular T-shirt (regular cotton or performance wear)
- Athletic shorts
- Shoes and/or cleats of choice
- Hat if desired for additional sun protection
For the first day of camp, campers will wear their D.C. United Camp jersey over the T-shirt they wear that day.
Campers are expected to wear their D.C. United Camp jersey each day of camp. The only exception is their first day of camp on Monday.
Yes. Please send your camper(s) to camp with a lunch bag labeled clearly with his or her name. If you pack anything that needs to be kept cool, please include an icepack in the lunch bag. Lunches are not able to be refrigerated at camp. If your camper’s lunch requires utensils, please include those in the lunch bag as well.
Yes. We encourage campers to bring their own sunscreen. However, we have sunscreen on-site, and with permission granted in the enrollment process, we will supply sunscreen if your camper(s) forgets or loses their own.
Our approach to inclement weather is subject to change, depending on factors including our camp facilities. In all events of inclement weather, we will proactively communicate our plan to enrolled families and will do everything in our control to host camp for your camper that day.
If we determine that the weather is too severe or the fields are too damp to play on for a particular day, camp cancellation for that day is a possibility. In the event of a weather-affected cancellation of a camp day, we will offer D.C. United Camps credit in an amount commensurate to the missed day of camp.
Our entire coaching staff understands the summer heat can drain a camper throughout the day and week. Water is always available, and campers are required to take water and sunscreen re-application breaks throughout the day. In extreme cases, we will consider brief delays from soccer instruction under on-site sheltered or shaded areas to escape heat. Should this situation arise, we will send out a message prior to the start of camp with helpful instructions on what you can do to prepare your camper for a hot camp day, as well as information on what precautions we will be taking to combat the heat.
We do not allow parents to watch camp activities.
Yes. Families with children who have peanut, tree nut, or other life-threatening allergies can feel safe and comfortable at our summer camps. Note, we are a nut/peanut free program. Campers should avoid packing any food items containing these ingredients.
At the beginning of each camp day, our camp staff will take special note of children with life-threatening allergies by placing a mandatory, but inconspicuous, colored bracelet around the camper’s wrist marked with the child’s name for identification purposes (in case of Epi-Pen use, etc.)
If your camper is bringing medication to camp (i.e., Epi-Pen), your camper’s coach will always have the medication on hand in a fanny pack during camp. The medication will be checked in on Monday morning of camp with our on-site safety representative and will be returned on Friday at check-out. These procedures and policies will be clearly communicated in advance of camp to campers who have indicated that they’ll be bringing medication to camp.
If you cannot find the answer to your question or would like to speak with someone in more detail, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at (202) 313-7386.