Wolfpack Elite Sprint Camp FAQ

WOLFPACK ELITE Frequently Asked Questions



REGISTRATION



What will hold a spot for my camper?

Camp space is secured by registering online AND paying the full session tuition.  Campers registering online will receive immediate confirmation of enrollment.  Please keep the confirmation email as it will contain a link to access your online account. Once full payment has been received, your spot in camp is secure.


 How soon should I register?

As soon as possible once registration opens!  All camp sessions tend to fill early, so do not delay!  Registrations are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis.  No phone registrations are taken.

****Be sure your e-mail address is correct, and enable any spam/junk e-mail blockers to accept e-mails from packswimcamp@gmail.com.You receive confirmation e-mails and statements, as well as any future news or updates regarding camp sessions thru e-mail.


Is credit card the only accepted form of payment?

Yes


Is there a sibling discount?

Yes.  2nd (and 3rd, 4th, etc) sibling will be given a 10% discount.


Are there any other discounts available?

$50 discount for 5 or more athletes from the same USA Swimming Club.  Coaches should contact packswimcamp@gmail.com for the coupon code.


Do you keep wait lists in case of cancellations?

Yes. Once the camp sells out, the online system will open a waitlist option to allow people to register for the waitlist.  There is no charge to register for the waitlist, but it does require you to fill out all of the registration info.

Cancellations may happen, and sometimes occur at the last minute. It is impossible for us to predict who will get in off of the lists, when that might occur, and how many cancellations we may have.

If space becomes available, you will be contacted by E-MAIL to accept or decline the opening. Please be sure to provide an e-mail address that is checked frequently.  There is no guarantee that space will become available, or when it will happen. Cancellations can happen months in advance or the day before camp begins.  If space does not become available, your e-mail address will be added to the e-mail distribution list for the next camp. If your e-mail changes, please notify the Camp.



REFUNDS



What are the refund procedures?

Cancellations received on or prior to December 1, 2017 receive a full refund of the camp fee less the ACTIVE Network processing fee. After December 1, the refunded amount will be 50% of camp tuition, less the ACTIVE processing fee.

There are no refunds for a “no show” or if a camper leaves early.

There are no refunds once camp has started.


What should I do if I find out I cannot attend Wolfpack Elite Sprint Camp?

As a courtesy, please notify the camp immediately if you are unable to attend. We do keep waiting lists, and this can allow someone else to attend camp and will allow us to process the refund.


If I cannot attend camp, can I try to fill my spot with a friend or teammate?

No. The space belongs to the Camp and cannot be switched out with another person. We do maintain wait lists for those trying to attend, and this is camp procedure. It’s also the fairest method, as switching with someone is similar to cutting in line.


How are refunds processed?

Refunds will be made to the credit card listed on your online account.



CAMP TRAINING



Does my swimmer really need to have competitive experience to attend?

The camp provides a fun, but challenging atmosphere. We highly recommend that every camper coming into the Wolfpack Elite Sprint Camp has some form of competitive experience prior to attending, but it is not required. However, the instruction offered by the camp is not geared toward beginning swimmers, nor is it learn to swim. Campers get the most from the camp if they have been involved in a competitive swimming program of some kind – summer league, high school, YMCA, USA Swimming, etc. If you have any questions about whether you believe the program is right for your swimmer, please call Mary Holloway, camp administrator, at (919) 703-6305 or e-mail: packswimcamp@gmail.com.


I’m an adult swimmer.  Can I attend?

Absolutely!  Masters swimmers and other adults need to fine tune their sprint skills as well and this is a great opportunity for that!


 Who makes up the staff?

The camp staff is made up of NC State coaches (head coach, assistants, and volunteer assistant coaches).  We also employ members of the NC State teams and post-graduate athletes to work with the campers on a daily basis.


How are campers grouped?

We MAY use 50 freestyle time and age to group campers, but there may be times we group them otherwise.   The Camp makes no guarantee that friends / siblings will be in the same group nor does it take group requests. Campers should be prepared for this if it should happen.


What if my 50-yard freestyle time has changed since I registered for camp?

You may access your online account at any time to update your camper’s 50 freestyle time.  The time we have on file one week prior to the start of camp is the time we use to group the campers.  We understand that times improve frequently from the time a camper has registered for camp, and we do our best to have our groups be as evenly matched as possible. But, that depends on the information we have in front of us, some of which may be months old and outdated since registration. Please help us in keeping your campers 50 freestyle time current and up to date.


What equipment do campers need to bring?

Campers must bring swimsuit, cap, goggles, towel,  snorkel, fins, kickboard, pull bouy, and small paddles for water sessions. For dryland sessions, shorts, t-shirt, and sturdy athletic shoes are required. A backpack works well for bringing things to and from the pool. Due to locker space and user groups at the pool, campers may not leave their belongings in a locker during the day.

If camper does not have the required equipment, it is available for purchase at the camp store available at check-in on Saturday.


What if a camper has a pre-existing injury?

Camp is a physically demanding and challenging and campers should be in good physical condition prior to arrival. Please notify the Camp of any injuries prior to check-in.  In addition, include the information in the Emergency Information and Consent form.  It is very important that we know any and all medical conditions a camper may have, or special situations that parents feel we should know about. We can substitute exercises or training sets to an extent to fit the situation as long as we are informed in advance, but in some cases, it is better to focus on recovery, and stay home. If a camper cannot participate in the full camp schedule, they should not be at camp. These are handled on a case by case basis and all information is confidential. Please help us to help your camper.


Do you have an Athletic Trainer on staff?

Yes. A licensed athletic trainer is at all sessions.


What about medications?

The camp can help with dispensing OTC medications IF we have the proper form on file.  Prescription medications (with the exception of inhalers) MUST be checked in at camp check-in to the Athletic Trainer in a zip-loc bag with medication, dosage directions, dosage amounts and times, and parent contact information. The trainer will arrange times to help administer to the camper. Inhalers should be brought out on deck during all training sessions.

What is the address for Willis Casey Natatorium/Carmichael Rec Center?

410 MORRILL DR. RALEIGH, NC 27607



OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS



Does the camp provide overnight accommodations for campers?

No.  Each camper is responsible for providing their own overnight accommodations and transportation to/from the camp each day.


Are there hotel recommendations?

Yes, click here for hotel options and discounted rates.  Aloft, Doubletree by Hilton Raleigh Brownstone, and The STATE VIEW are all within walking distance of the pool.  If you need a hotel for Friday night (Dec. 15), please book early as that date is NC State’s Fall Commencement date.

 



OTHER



How do I get in touch with my camper?

In emergencies, the camp staff will have a cell phone number to call Mary Holloway, the camp administrator, immediately.  This number will also be published in the camp information packet.


What time is check-in each day?

Check-in on Saturday is from 12:00-1:00pm (camp activities will begin at 1:00pm).  Check-in on Sunday is from 8:30-9:00am (camp activities will begin at 9:00am).


What time is check-out each day?

Check-out on Saturday and Sunday is at 5:00pm.


What airport should my camper fly into for Wolfpack Elite Sprint Camp?

All campers should fly into RDU.


Will someone be able to pick my son/daughter up from the airport?

No.  All transportation to and from the pool (including airport runs) are the responsibility of the camper.


What meals are included with camp?

Wolfpack Elite Sprint Camp will provide only lunch on Sunday.  This will be from Jimmy Johns (including chips, fruit, and a cookie).  Please pack snacks for your camper for both Saturday and Sunday as we will have a snack break during the afternoon session each day.


My child has food allergies.  How is this handled?

Please inform us of any allergies on the “Notes” section of the registration.  If there is a specific request from Jimmy Johns for your camper, please let us know.  Your camper is also welcome to bring their own lunch.


Can I pick up my child early during camp?

Yes.  Whenever you know the details, just email packswimcamp@gmail.com to let us know.


Can I check in late for camp?

Yes.  Notify us at packswimcamp@gmail.com and we can arrange for your check-in request.

Pack Swim Camp, LLC is neither owned nor operated by NC State University. Camp is open to any and all entrants of qualified age.