What is ELITEAM's Age Policy?

Europa Cup Camps=  for campers 8-11 years old
World Cup Camps=   for campers 11-14 years old

Campers must be of the required age by the first day of their camp.

On a side note: We often recommend that 11 year olds who are first-time campers start with a Europa Cup camp. It is a great introduction to ELITEAM and will prepare them well for a World Cup session the following year.

An Explanation on the Age Policy:
We have tried a variety of policies over the past 20 years. In the end, our age "compromise" was that 11 year olds could go either way... they can attend either a Europa Cup or World Cup camp. Our age policy states that kids must be of the required age by the first day of their camp. Unfortunately, things get tough when kids are on the wrong side of that line by only a few weeks. Common sense dictates that a camper in that situation would obviously be fine at camp. However, if we were to make an exception for one family in this regard, then we would need to do the same for all other families who are in the same boat, and there are many. Every year we receive many inquiries and requests regarding this issue. Essentially, if we were to allow a "7 year old" into a Europa Cup camp, or a "10 year old" into a World Cup camp, it would open the floodgates, which is why we've been forced to adhere strictly to this policy. The reality is, we need to draw the line somewhere, and no matter where we put that line, someone always gets the short end of the stick. For that, we apologize. We realize it is not a perfect system.

What is your Communications Policy?

Cell phones (and all electronics) are not permitted at camp. In addition, ELITEAM does not allow campers to make or receive phone calls during camp, as we have found the nightly phone calls to be a distraction to campers and a potential source to trigger homesickness.

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.

Lastly, we encourage all parents to follow the ELITEAM Blog and Photo Gallery that is updated daily during camp. This helps keep you connected to all of our activities and adventures during the week.



How can I reach the staff during the week?

  • Kelley Lewis & ELITEAM message center: 802-793-5055
  • Doug Lewis: 802-793-3078

Additional Dorm Parent numbers will be sent in an email update prior to camp.

As a reminder, campers are not permitted to have cell phones at camp.

Can my child call home during camp?

Phone calls (and cell phones) are not permitted at ELITEAM, as we have found the nightly phone calls to be a distraction to campers and a source to trigger homesickness. If your child is not able to last the duration of camp without speaking to you, then he/she is not quite ready for ELITEAM. If you're "on the fence" about registering, we suggest waiting a year. Have your child "practice" their overnights, and then reevaluate for next Summer. When that time comes, think about sending them with a buddy. That can help their comfort level tremendously. Please consider this carefully. It is important to us that your child have a positive experience at ELITEAM.


2016 Dates

World Cup** - DAY CAMP
June 20-24 (Mon-Fri)
Ages 11-14, 8am-5pm daily
Based out of USSA's COE

Europa Cup 1- July 6-9*
World Cup 1- July 11-16**
Europa Cup 2- July 20-23*
World Cup 2- July 25-30**

*Europa Cup= ages 8-11
**World Cup= ages 11-14

All VT camps are overnight.