Website Manager

 

PTFC Camps FAQ

How do I register?

We only accept online registrations through Sports Connect. Please click on the Register Now link beside any of the camp descriptions and follow the instructions to create your account and register. If you completed registration successfully, you will receive a confirmation email. You do not need to bring your confirmation email to the first day - this is for your records only. There is 1 payment option available for day camps: credit /debit card. You will make this payment on Sports Connect (our registration site) when you register.
 

I didn’t receive a confirmation email, am I registered?

Your registration may not have gone through. To inquire whether you are successfully registered, please email [email protected].

Are the PTFC Camps for both boys and girls?

PTFC Camps are open to everyone unless specifically stated. The day camps are not divided by gender. 

Are there player appearances?

Only Portland-area camps are subject to a possible visit from a Timbers or Thorns player. Due to team travel and training/game schedules, player appearances are not guaranteed.

How are the PTFC Camps structured? (Full day vs. Half day)

Full-day camps typically run 9am-2pm, with a lunch break at noon. Half-day camps run 9am-12pm and have a supervised snack break in the middle of the session. 
All camps are half-days on Fridays (9am-12pm) unless otherwise stated. Our staff will divide campers into groups based on age/grade level. Each coach will focus on a different skill for the duration of camp using a variety of fun and challenging activities. Throughout the day, each age group will rotate to a different coach every 25-30 minutes.

What do I need to bring to camp?

For each day of camp, you will need to bring the following:

1. Weather appropriate/athletic clothing (rain jacket, hat/gloves, extra dry clothes in case of heavy rain, etc.)
2. Soccer ball
3. Shin-guards and appropriate shoes (athletic/indoor shoes for indoor camps & cleats for outdoor camps)
4. A filled water bottle (maybe even 2)
5. A snack and a lunch
6. Lots of energy!

Do I need to pack a snack/lunch?

Yes. Please pack a sack lunch every day for camp. Lunch is 12pm-1pm and supervised by Timbers camp staff. For half-day camps, please pack a light snack. Campers will have a short 10-15 minute snack break half-way through the morning session.  

Can I pick my child up for the lunch hour?

Yes, but you will need to check out with the camp director first (with I.D.), and check back in with them when you return. Please notify our staff at the beginning of the day if you plan on doing this.

Is water available at camp?

To promote the safety of all camp participants and staff, we will not have any communal water stations at 2021 camps. All campers will be required to bring their own water bottles. For any camper who forgets to bring a water bottle or runs out of water, we will have a supply of individually bottled waters to provide. We will continue to take regular water breaks and campers will be able to get a drink any time they request.

Are parents allowed to stay at camp to watch?

In carefully observing the most up to date COVID procedures and in an effort to maintain safe social distancing practices, parents will not be able to stay and watch their child participate. Parents/caregivers must drop off and pick up campers outside the camp entrance.

Do PTFC Camps have a lost-and-found?

Yes. If your item was picked up during the week at camp, the staff will bring it back to camp the next day. If you realize you left an item and camp has concluded for the week, please email 
[email protected] to inquire about your lost item. 

What time is check-in? Do you offer additional hours before or after camp?

Typically, check-in for camp begins a half-hour before the listed start time. We do not offer before or after care at our camps.

What if I want to carpool or have someone other than myself pick my child up from camp?

We will be checking photo ID of everyone who is picking up a camper. There is a section of the registration form to list the first and last names (including parents) of who will be picking up during the week. Whoever is picking up will need to bring a photo ID with them to check the player out every day. If they aren't on the list we will need to make a phone call before the player can leave.  

How do I access a camp receipt and tax id #?

To access a camp receipt you can log back into your Stack Sports account, the same account you registered for camp with. Log in, click on “my orders," and that will bring you to your receipt. 
If you are in need of a tax id #, it is 36-4652297.

What is your refund policy?

The policy of the Portland Timbers is to issue no refunds after a child has participated in a game, practice, or event. Prior to playing in a game, practice, or event, a refund of the registration fee will be issued upon request. The Portland Timbers reserve the right to place an administrative fee on any and all refunds.

We also reserve the right to offer refunds for acts of nature that cancel or reduce camp time. Some examples of this include, but are not limited to:

1. Smoke/haze
2. High winds
3. Lightning
4. Extreme heat
5. Hail or heavy rain

What is your extreme heat policy?

If the heat index rises to extreme or dangerous levels, the camp program will be adjusted accordingly. In the event that a camp is modified or canceled you will be notified via email or text message as soon as a decision has been made. In addition, the following heat index guidelines are adhered to on all camp programs:


Heat Index


Action


Light Orange


Training conditions are acceptable, use normal rehydration and activity duration principles. Fatigue is possible with prolonged exposure and/or physical activity.



Yellow


Use caution with young and sensitive groups. Modify frequency of water breaks if needed, take breaks in shade. Sunstroke, muscle cramps, and/or heat exhaustion possible with prolonged exposure and/or physical activity.



Orange


Training sessions should be shortened and intensity levels modified. Sunstroke, muscle cramps, and/or heat exhaustion likely. Heatstroke possible with prolonged exposure and/or physical activity. Training sessions for young and sensitive groups should be canceled.


Red


Training should be canceled for all ages. Heat stroke likely.

Details of the heat index can be found here.

What is your policy on poor air quality from smoke/haze?

Our staff will monitor the air quality through the official Oregon government website here
We will continue to operate our programs until they reach the red “unhealthy” levels of air quality. An email or text message will be sent out in the event of a cancellation. If you are concerned about the air quality for your child, we urge you to use your best judgement and withhold them from physical activity if you think it is unsafe.

What is your thunder and lightning policy?

In the case of a thunder and lightning storm, we will move campers to a safe area indoors. Should the field location not have one suitable, we will cancel the camp and notify all parents/guardians that they need to pick up their player immediately.

Contact

PTFC Camps
1844 SW Morrison St 
Portland, Oregon 97205

Phone: 503-553-5516
Email: [email protected]

Copyright © 2021 PTFC Camps  |  Privacy Statement |  Terms Of Use |  License Agreement |  Children's Privacy Policy  Log In