Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register for camp?
Is there an Early Bird price?
Yes. Campers who register before May 1, 2020 will pay the early bird fee of $750. Campers registering after May 1, 2020, will pay $800.
Who can attend this camp?
This camp is aimed at players in High School. Campers that are rising into 9th grade are welcome to attend. The upper age limit is campers that have graduated High School and are rising into college.
AUA’s overnight camp is open to all genders. And while our camp curriculum is geared to experienced ultimate players, we do welcome players of all skill levels.
What does a typical day look like at camp?
Our camp is broken down into blocks throughout the day. We head out for mandatory breakfast at 7:30, and ask that campers are out at the field at 9:00 AM. We have two Ultimate blocks, a 3.5 hour skill portion and a 3 hour game portion broken up with lunch and rest time. We offer evening activities each night, and allow some supervised free time before lights-out at 10 PM.
7:00-7:30 AM - Wake Up
7:45-8:30 - Breakfast
8:30-9:15 - Get up to the fields
9:15-9:30 - Cleats on and throwing
9:30 - Warm Up
9:45-11:45 - Drills and Skill Building
11:45-12:30 PM - Skill based Scrimmage
12:30- 2:00 - Lunch + Free Time
2:00-2:30 - Cleats, Throw, Warm-up
2:30-3:45 - Scrimmage 1
4:00-5:15 - Scrimmage 2
5:30-6:30 - Dinner
6:30-7:00 - Free Time
7:00-8:30 - Evening Activity
8:30-10:00 - Indoor Free-Time & Games
10:00-10:30 - Quiet Time
10:30 PM - Lights out
What is the check in / check out procedure?
We ask that campers arrive between 3-5 PM on the Check-in day. Campers and families receive a key, move their belongings for the week into their dorms, and are welcome to check out the field and facilities.
Checkout occurs at 11:00 AM on the last day of camp. Campers are encouraged to clean up their room the previous night. After the campers pack up their belongings, they return the key and are free to go.
We are flexible and can work with players who need to check in late, but we cannot start supervision on site until 3:00 PM.
How does transportation work if I am out of state?
We provide rides from the local train/ bus station, Union Station & the local airport: Ronald Reagan National (DCA). We recommend campers arrive around 12:00-3:00 PM on check in day to either location, and schedule their departing transportation between 2:00-5:00 PM on the day of check out.
We work directly with individuals or parties coming from out of state leading up to camp. Reach out to 2020@AmericanUltimateAcademy.com with personalized transportation questions.
Who are the coaches at camp?
Our coaching staff is made of of local and national Ultimate Frisbee players with national and international level experience. Rowan McDonnell, the founder of the camp, captured the 2018 AUDL MVP award and has played at the highest level for over 5 years. Alongside Rowan is Darryl Stanley, who is currently on the coaching staff for Team USA’s Under-24 Men’s National Team. He has coached youth, college, club, professionally and internationally for 7 years.
What are the dorms like?
Our dorm has been recently renovated with brand new bathrooms. It is air conditioned and has Wi-Fi. Campers are required to bring their own bed linen and pillows!
What are the meal options?
Overnight campers are provided with a full breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is a buffet style campus dining hall with vegetarian options at each meal. We can accommodate dietary restrictions as well. Domino’s is nearby and many other delivery services that campers are welcome to use for a late night snack!