Frequently Asked Questions

What is on the packing list?

Clinics & Day Camps

Clinics and Day Camps will receive a notice of any special items needed for the day prior to their camp.
General daily items needed:

  • Bag lunch
  • Backpack for lunch and extra clothing/gear
  • Waterbottle
  • Workout clothes
  • Appropriate clothing/supplies for the day's weather
    • Ex. rain coat, extra sweatshirt, sun/baseball hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc.
  • Snacks will be provided, but feel free to supplement if your child has his/her own favorite snacks.
  • If your child has a cell phone, it must given to a coach at drop-off each morning. It will be returned to your child at the end of the day.
  • Inhalers and/or Epi-pens, as required.
  • GPC only- 2nd pair of clean, non-marking sneakers for use in COE gym
  • GPC only- goggles or sunglasses for sandpits
  • GPC only- mountain bike/helmet (one day only- call White Pine Touring if need a rental)
  • GPC only- 3 magazines- could be anything... athletic, outdoor, fashion, travel, etc.
  • GPC only- Your daughter should bring a picture of herself
    • could be her "in action" or a headshot (or bring a few options)
    • size "small-ish" approx. 3-5" 

 

All Overnight Camps @ GMVS 

Listed below are packing lists for all overnight camps. Please note the World Cup and GPC campers have a few additional items listed separately. A final packing list for all overnight camps will be sent approximately one month prior to your child's session.

 

MANDATORY ITEMS - - For all campers

  • 2 Water bottles 
  • Athletic Shoes for the camps at GMVS
    • Running or cross-training shoes with NON-MARKING SOLES (ex. generally speaking this means no black soles)
    • These shoes will be dedicated strictly for indoor use in the RPC gym (Racing Performance Center)
    • Please make sure the soles of these shoes are clean (no mud/dirt)
    • This is a mandatory rule set by GMVS intended for all GMVS students, ELITEAMers & visiting athletes.
    • These shoes will be left in the RPC at all times, please make sure your child's name is marked on their shoes.
    • These indoor shoes could be, but do not have to be, running shoes. Probably more appropriate is a cross-training shoe that works for jumping, cutting and running. Many of you have indoor soccer shoes already. Those would work for this purpose.

SUGGESTED ITEMS - - For all campers:

  • Indoor gym shoes (see note above)
  • Running shoes x 2 
  • Toiletries
  • Sunscreen / Bug Spray
  • Swimwear
  • Towels x2
  • Sheets (reg. twin), blanket & pillow or Sleeping Bag (most opt for sheets/blankets) Stuffed animals welcome!
  • Athletic gear- running pants/ sweats, workout shorts & t-shirts
  • Shorts/Pants
  • T-shirts
  • Fleece or Sweatshirt
  • Socks (lots... 2-3/day)
  • Laundry bag for storing dirty clothes (laundry services not available- although we can help if there is a "clothing emergency" during the week)
  • Plastic bags for packing wet clothing/ towels at end of camp
  • Rain coat
  • Light wind jacket
  • Baseball hat or sun hat
  • Alarm clock
  • Watch- we emphasize being on time
  • Pen/pencil

OPTIONAL - - For all campers:

  • "Inside" shoes for the dorm-
    • GMVS- kids will be parking their running shoes in the "shoe garages" on the front porch of the dorm, so they may want to bring along some comfortable shoes to wear inside the dorm. Ex. Flip-flops, slip-ons, slippers, etc.
  • Fan (recommended if it looks like hot weather for the week)
  • Books/magazines/etc (may help if your child has trouble falling asleep)
  • Eliteam provides all meals and snacks, but parents may send campers with additional healthy snacks. Please do not send candy or junk food. It will be confiscated.
  • We'll play some soccer, but it's casual, so shin guards and cleats are not necessary. However, your child is welcome to bring those items along if you prefer.
  • We highly recommend that you LABEL all of your child's gear and clothing!!!

WORLD CUP CAMPS - - Additional items:
In addition to the above, World Cup campers should pack-

  • Hiking boots (worn in) or Trail Runners preferred for our hiking day, but running shoes are ok too
  • Costume... 2018 theme TBD (Ex. 2017 theme was "Disco/70's")
  • Reminder - NO mountain bikes needed for the World Cup camps
  • Backpack
    • We will be doing a long "Adventure Hike". All campers must have their own backpack for hiking that is big enough to carry two water bottles, a bag lunch and an extra layer of clothing (ex. sweatshirt, wind jacket or long sleeve shirt.) Be sure this is a "proper" backpack for hiking, meaning no cinch sacks with string straps!)
  • Waterbottle
    • Every athlete should bring 2 water bottles
    • ELITEAM water bottles will be given out at the END of camp, so be sure to bring 2 with you!!!
    • FYI- Using a camelbak liner inside the backpack would also work for the hike.

GIRLS POWER CAMP - - Additional items:
In addition to the above, GPC campers should pack-

  • Headlamp 
  • There is no costume night
  • NO mountain bikes are needed
  • Hair ties are mandatory for long hair!!!
  • No hair dryers and No make-up!
  • 3 magazines- could be anything... athletic, outdoor, fashion, travel, etc.
  • Your daughter should bring a picture of herself
    • could be her "in action" or a headshot (or bring a few options)
    • size "small-ish" approx. 3-5" 
       

All Overnight Camps @ GMVS

ITEMS NOT PERMITTED:

  • NO personal computers/electronics (ex. no iPods, iPod-Touchs, shuffles, DVD players, etc) A digital alarm clock is fine, although we prefer that it does not have a radio.
  • Cell phones are NOT permitted. Please be respectful of this rule. If you need to leave a cell phone with your child, please give it to your child's dorm parent to hold for the duration of camp. Make sure your child's name is clearly marked on the phone.
  • "Spending money" is not needed.

MEDICATION & INHALERS:
Don't forget personal medications, inhalers and epi-pens, etc. (Medication should be in its original packaging.) Medications to be administered by the dorm parent should be left with the dorm parent (or in their room), along with any special notes for administering.

EPI-PENS:
If your child has an allergy that requires an epi-pen, please bring 2-3 epi-pens to camp, along with a fanny pack designated for one of them. (A fanny pack is strongly preferred over a backpack.) It is important to bring at least two epi-pens, so we have a back-up/second dose available in the event of an emergency. It depends on the allergy, but we normally keep one in the kitchen and/or one in the dorm parent's room, and one in the fanny pack that "travels" with us (around GMVS and off-campus).  Please bring one epi-pen up to the Dining Hall when you check-in, so it may be left in the kitchen immediately upon arrival. Make sure the fanny pack and epi-pens are clearly labeled with your child's name. Please also double check that your child has re-packed them all when heading home after camp.

CELL PHONES / ELITEAM'S COMMUNICATION POLICY:
Cell phones are not permitted at camp. ELITEAM does not allow campers to make or receive phone calls and/or texts while at camp, as we have found cell phones to be a disctraction to campers and source to trigger homesickness. We also like to use this time as an opportunity for the athletes to "unplug" and instead become immersed in the ELITEAM world of working hard, pushing limits, having fun and reaching their goals. Should you have an urgent message for your child during the week, or would simply like to check in with us for reassurance, please don't hesitate to call. If you are uncomfortable with this rule, please discuss your concerns with us in advance so we can work something out. There is no need to sneak in a cell phone. Please be respectful of this rule, as we take it very seriously. Any child caught with a cell phone at camp will be asked to leave.

2018 Camp Dates

CALIFORNIA-
ELITEAM Clinic: June 25-26
Lake Tahoe @ Sugar Bowl Academy
Ages: 11-14
Rate: $200
TWO DAY CLINIC

VERMONT-
World Cup 1: July 9-14

World Cup 2: July 16-21
Waitsfield @ GMVS
Ages: 11-14
Rate: $1275
OVERNIGHT CAMPS

Europa Cup: July 25-28
Waitsfield @ GMVS
Ages: 8-11
Rate: $800
OVERNIGHT CAMP

Girls Power Camp: August 1-4
Waitsfield @ GMVS
Ages: 11-14
Rate: $850
OVERNIGHT CAMP