Enthusiasm is everything. It must be taut and vibrating like a guitar string.
— Pelé, Santos, Cosmos and Brazil


 


Summer Camps

Join us for a summer of fun, soccer, fitness and friendship. DUSC Summer Camp has a reputation of being one of the best summer camps in NYC. With over 25+ years of experience, our staff facilitate a love for the game through a combination of skill work and ball mastery, coordination and movement activities and small sided games in a positive and supportive environment. Cool off in the afternoon with a trip to the water park at Pier 25 and then head back to the fields for more soccer and entertainment. Open to all players. Register for Summer Camps here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Summer Camps Video

Summer Camps Logo

Summer Camps Daily Schedule

Scholarship Application: Camps

DateCampLocationGenderAgeCheck-inCheck-outCost per week
Begins June 12 (11 weeks)DayPier 40Boys and Girls4–59:00 am12:00 pm$ 305 (half day)
Begins June 12 (11 weeks)DayPier 40Boys and Girls5–139:00 am5:00 pm$ 495 (full day)

Summer Camps Video


Summer Camps Logo

The DUSC Summer Camps logo combines the warmth of the summer sun with the joy of our favorite game. Moreover, each of the sun’s rays represents one of the key character traits we believe are necessary for success in soccer — and in life. We try to imbue these traits in all of our young athletes, along with a love of education, public service and the game itself. For more information, please see our book, I am DUSC.


Summer Camps Daily Schedule

TimeActivity
8:45–9:00 am Check-In.
9:00–9:30 am Camp meeting. Morning demonstration of theme(s) for the day.
9:30–10:45 am Technical session. (Mon: dribbling. Tues: passing/receiving. Wed: control. Thurs: shooting. Fri: World Cup!)
10:45–12:00 pm Principles of the game (attacking, defending). (1 v 1, 2 v 1, 2 v 2, 3 v 2, etc).
12:00–1:00 pm Lunch followed by entertainment and clean up.
1:00–2:30 pm Water park (Pier 25 or Pier 63).
2:30–3:00 pm SAQ (speed, agility, quickness).
3:00–4:00 pm Small sided games.
4:00–4:45 pm World Cup and Coaches Challenge Tournament.
5:00 pm Pick-Up.

What is a camper’s typical day like? What are the activities?

TimeActivity
8:45–9:00 am Check-In.
9:00–9:30 am Camp meeting. Morning demonstration of theme(s) for the day.
9:30–10:45 am Technical session. (Mon: dribbling. Tues: passing/receiving. Wed: control. Thurs: shooting. Fri: World Cup!)
10:45–12:00 pm Principles of the game (attacking, defending). (1 v 1, 2 v 1, 2 v 2, 3 v 2, etc).
12:00–1:00 pm Lunch followed by entertainment and clean up.
1:00–2:30 pm Water park (Pier 25 or Pier 63).
2:30–3:00 pm SAQ (speed, agility, quickness).
3:00–4:00 pm Small sided games.
4:00–4:45 pm World Cup and Coaches Challenge Tournament.
5:00 pm Pick-Up.

Other activities include: Soccer games and movies on the big screen TV, board games and other water activities. Schedules are subject to change without notice.

What is the ratio of campers to staff?

We follow all guidelines regulated by the Department of Health and in many cases have better ratios.  6:1, 8:1, 10:1, 12:1 depending on ages.  

What should I bring to camp?

Each player should bring the following to camp each day with everything labeled:

  • Backpack
  • Water bottle(s) — there are coolers and water fountains to refill.
  • Sunscreen
  • Sneakers (can bring cleats as well, but must bring sneaker just in case we go to indoor field)
  • Snack
  • Extra change of clothes
  • Don’t bring a soccer ball (Staff will provide them)
  • Lunch*
  • Bathing suit*
  • Towel*
  • Soccer sandals/Crocs/flip-flops/Crocs*

*Full day campers only

What happens if it rains?

Camp is always on as scheduled. We have indoor space and an overhang shelter from the rain conditions when it is raining heavy. If there is thunder and lightning, we follow guidelines provided by the Department of Health.    

What is the earliest I can drop off my child?

Drop off time for campers is between 8:45–9:00am

What is the latest I can pick-up my child? Do you have late pickup policy?

5pm. Yes, we have a late policy: For every 15 minutes you are late to pickup your child we will add a balance of $15 dollars to your account. After a long day outside in the heat, it's important to pickup your child on time.

Do you provide lunch?

No, please bring your lunch, snacks and drinks everyday to camp.

Are you a nut-free camp?

No, we are not. If a child has an allergy, please let us know so we may be able to avoid any contact with others who have nuts during lunch and snack.  

Can I sign up for individual days?

No, we only offer full week options Monday - Friday.  

Can I sign up for half days?

We only have a half day/full week option for 4 & 5 year olds.

Do you have a sibling discount or multi-week discount?

Unfortunately we do not offer a sibling discount or multi-week discount.

Do you offer scholarships?

Yes. Please contact scholarships@dusc.net if you are interested in applying for a scholarship.

How are the kids divided into groups? Can my child be with his/her friend?

Players are divided based on their age and skill level. We strive to create the best environment for each player. If your child and his/her friend are in the same age they will most likely be in the same group.

What if my child doesn’t want to go to the waterpark, can he/she stay at the fields?

No, everyone must go to the waterpark, but your child doesn’t have to get wet if he/she doesn’t want to.

Where can I find the mandatory medical link?

You can find the medical here.