Frequently Asked Questions


What is the camp tax ID number?



Is there transportation provided to and from the airport?

No, transportation is not provided.  


Where should we park?

Parking identifiers will be handed out at the registration table upon check-in (for day camps).  Parents will need to display this on their dashboard when they come pick up or drop their camper off throughout the week.  The specific lot(s) that one is allowed to park in will be listed on the identifier.   

Parking regulations are strictly enforced on campus by the Santa Clara PD and citations are issued 24/7.  In addition to the identifiers, daily parking passes may be purchased at Parking & Transportation Services Department located at 340 Bonair Siding, 7:30 am-5:00 pm (the buildings in the back of the Maples Pavilion parking lot).


What will happen if my son is injured during camp?

If your son is injured and needs to be taken to emergency services we will attempt to contact parents first. If unable to contact parents immediately, the camper’s safety is our first concern and he will be taken for treatment to the proper medical facility. Every attempt will be made to contact parents subsequently. It is important to list an emergency contact person other than a parent on the registration form.

 Parents will be asked to pick up their sons who cannot participate in camp activities due to injury, illness or homesickness.


Camper Deportment:

Campers will be asked to follow a set of rules designated to ensure that the camp is fun, safe, and provides a successful learning environment. Though we rarely have problems, campers who repeatedly fail to follow the rules will be sent home immediately.  See Camp Rules for details.


Where do we register at Stanford?

Day Campers register at Maples Pavilion and Overnight campers register at the dorm.


Will my son be on the same team as his friend?

Teams are randomly assigned. There are no requests taken. Camp provides an opportunity to play with new teammates.  Campers are assigned to make up as many equal and competitive teams as possible.  To balance the competition, campers may be moved from one team to another during the week.


What is the roommate request policy?

Requests are not guaranteed.  However, campers are allowed to ask for one (1) roommate.  We will do our best to accommodate these requests, but there are no guarantees.  Requests that are mutual (meaning both campers have listed each other on their registration as wanting to be roommates) and made 2 weeks prior to the start of camp have a greater chance of being met.  There are different room configurations depending upon the dorm we are assigned each summer.  There are possible doubles, triples and/or quads that each camper may be assigned to.  If you register late, there is less of a chance to accommodate roommate requests.

Once a room is assigned and registration has begun, there are numerous reasons for not being able to accommodate a request.  Campers without a roommate request will be matched up by age (most campers do not list a roommate).  Dorm floors are also assigned by age group and have staff on every floor.  Everyone should be open to meeting new friends from all over the country and beyond!  Campers will not be rooming alone. The housing coordinator matches up campers by age.  This may take a bit of time on the first day, so patience is required here.

Changes can only be made by the dorm director and will take place after registration and before dinner time.  Room changes require documentation submission to Conference Services to ensure emergency contact information and room numbers are accurate.  This is for your child's safety and our emergency contact records. There are no exceptions.



Can Campers explore the campus?

Campers should never leave the general vicinity of the assigned Dorm building.



Will the Stanford players and coaches be working camp?

Yes, some of the players will be working camp. We do not know who will be working and when because of their summer school schedule. Coaches are at camp when recruiting schedules do not conflict.



What is the camper to staff ratio at camp? What is the camper to staff ratio in the dorms?

The ideal camper to staff ratio is 10:1 or less. This is our goal.  In the dorms, the camper staff ratio (per floor) is about 6:1.



Is there an option for partial camp registration payment?

Full payment is required to hold the campers spot at camp. For obvious reasons, head counts are crucial for staffing, team assignments, daily scheduling and room/meal planning.



Can I watch my son play?

You are welcome to attend any session of camp where there is room for observation. We ask that parents and observers stay off the playing court. There is spectator viewing in the balcony of Maples Pavilion and hallway standing room at the Ford Center.

The practice gym in Maples Pavilion does NOT have room for observation, so please be aware of this and make plans accordingly.



Is there a camp bank for the overnight Elite campers?

Yes.  There will be a "camp store area" with clothing, candy, food and drinks.  Resident campers are encouraged to deposit money (CASH ONLY) in their camp store account at registration to avoid the need to carry money or risk having money lost. Any money that is not spent will be refunded (in CASH) at the end of camp.


Any tips for first time campers?

Bring a pair of flip-flops to air out your feet during meals / in between sessions.

Changing socks mid-day is a good way to avoid blisters as well.

Drink lots of water! Keep hydrated.



Where can commuter campers rest between meals while overnight campers are in their rooms?

Commuter Campers use the dorm main floor lounge as a resting spot / home base between meals and roll call. Bring a book or a deck of cards! This is for campers only folks as once camp starts, only the boys are permitted in the boys dorm.