Located in Lake Forest-Near Chicago, Rockford & Milwaukee
Eurotech® Soccer Academy is entering its 24th year of running soccer camps in the state of Illinois. This progressed to it’s first overnight camp program at Eastern Illinois University, Illinois State University in the early 1990’s, Lake Forest Academy and then finally finding a home at Lake Forest College which has played host to ESA since 2001. Women’s Soccer at NCAA Division III Lake Forest College is also making a comeback with Head Coach, TR Bell at the helm. Eurotech® and LFC are both known for their great programs and LFC is always one of Eurotech’s favorite facilities. The LFC campus is home to The adidas® Soccer Performance Center, a program attracting players from all over the U.S. and internationally! A main feature of the LFC campus is it’s recently completed multi-million dollar athletic facility with indoor turf soccer field and brand new dining center, both favorite campus destinations of all our campers. ESW Regional Director, Fernando Godoy is also from Chicagoland and provides unparalelled support to our campers in the local area.
2014 Camp Schedule & Fees
Session Dates, Programs, Availability & Tuition
As of July 16th limited availability remains - see below for open spots during each session.
Residential/Overnight/Sleepover Camper Inclusions: Campers will receive four (4) training sessions per day, 24 instructional modules, full room and board (3 buffet style meals daily-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner), full adidas® training uniform (T-Shirt, short, sock), adidas® soccer ball, Sponsor “Swag Bag”, Electronic Player Performance Evaluation, Official Certificate of Participation, 24-hour full supervision, roommate requests (up to 14 days before the start of camp), supervised evening activities (swimming, indoor soccer, game room, lectures, videos), nightly ESA Pizza Party, and autograph sessions (pending availability).
Extended Day Camper Inclusions: Campers will receive three (3) training sessions per day, 18 instructional modules, board (2 buffet style meals daily-Lunch & Dinner), full adidas® training uniform (T-Shirt, short, sock), adidas® soccer ball, Sponsor “Swag Bag”, Electronic Player Performance Evaluation, Official Certificate of Participation, 11-hours daily of full supervision and autograph sessions (pending availability).
Full Day Camper Inclusions: Campers will receive two (2) training sessions per day, 16 instructional modules, board (1 buffet style meal daily- Lunch only), full adidas® training uniform (T-Shirt, short, sock), adidas® soccer ball, Sponsor “Swag Bag”, Electronic Player Performance Evaluation, Official Certificate of Participation, 8-hours daily of full supervision and autograph sessions (pending availability).
Camp Discount Programs
Ways to save $$$ on Camp Tuition!
Early Discount - Register Before April 15th & Save $25! All campers have the opportunity to save $25 if registering before April 15th. Campers may combine any of the Eurotech® Camp Discounts featured below in addition to the Early Discount.
Former Camper Discount - Save $25!
All Eurotech® Alumni and Former Campers save $25 off tuition instantly regardless of when they register for camp. Eurotech® Alumni can take advantage of this opportunity to save $25, regardless of what year they attended camp!
Family Discount – Save $25!
Campers from the same immediate family will receive a Family Discount of $25 for each additional sibling.
Group Discount - Clubs & Teams – Save $25! Over the years, Eurotech® has worked with more clubs and teams than any other soccer education organization! There must be a minimum of 8 campers in the group to receive the discount and ALL REGISTRATIONS MUST be received through our online registration system. The group of 8 can consist of any age group, program combination or be made up of both goalkeepers and field players! All Eurotech® requires is a designated Club or Team Coordinator to promote the program to his/her club or team and a Eurotech® provided group code.
NO DEPOSIT is needed to register a group and start recruiting players although a Group Reservation Request is required to get set up in the online registration system so your club or team membership can start saving money right away!Call 1-800-679-9830 today to learn more about promoting Eurotech® in your community and to set up a Group Discount program today!
Optional Camp Add-On's
Extra Eurotech® Camp Uniform - $50 All Eurotech® Soccer Academy campers receive, as part of their tuition, an adidas® equipment package (uniform) and soccer ball (Performance Academy campers receive two uniform sets and Competitive Academy campers receive one uniform set). The optional extra uniform package includes 1 T-Shirt, 1 pair of socks and 1 short. Campers are required to wear these uniforms during 3-4 sessions per day as part of the program. Extra uniforms may be ordered during the registration process or, pending availability, at the on-site camp store on the first day of camp.
Eurotech Terms, Conditions & Payment Policies
Camp Question Hotline Please call 1-800-679-9830 to speak with a representative about specific questions or concerns. We can answer questions and register you at the same time!
Limited Enrollment Due to limited enrollment and popularity, it is important that you apply early. Some camps were sold out last year and were filled weeks ahead of time. You may call our National Office to ensure availability at your desired site.
Registration Confirmation For express enrollment and instant confirmation, register online today! In all cases, after your online registration is processed, you will receive a confirmation acceptance via email. If you wish to register by mail or fax, please complete the paper application form and return to the Eurotech® National Office. Our online secure viewer protects your information and expedites your registration process. If your desired camp is sold out, we will inform you as quickly as possible and return any monies paid.
Registration Fee A non-refundable "Registration Fee" of $25.00 will be charged to each camper at the time of registration and added to the initial deposit payment. This is an annual ONE-TIME charge per camper regardless of the number of sessions the camper attends. (Please note: The $25 Registration Fee is non-refundable and will be charged with the intial camp deposit payment.)
Initial Deposit & Payments Full tuition or $100 deposit is due with fully completed registration. Please note that the Registration Fee and, if chosen, the optional Cancellation Protection Insurance will be added to the initial $100 deposit AT THE TIME OF INITIAL REGISTRATION. Campers will not be permitted to check-in on the first day of camp unless full payment has been received and processed by Eurotech®. At the time of registration, you may elect to either "Pay in Full" or utilize the automated "Monthly Installment" option which will split the balance due into equal monthly installments every 30 days from the initial registration. Registration payments can be made by personal check/money order, MasterCard, Visa or Discover. Custom payment plans are always available by calling the Eurotech® National Office at 1-800-679-9830.
Registrations Before June 15, 2014 A deposit of $100, $25 Registration Fee and optional Cancellation Protection Insurance is required on registrations made BEFORE June 15, 2014. Your final payment and all unpaid balances are due by June 15, 2014. Unpaid balances by June 15, 2014 will result in reservation cancellation and forfeiture of all monies paid.
Registrations After June 15, 2014 Full payment of tuition, $25 Registration Fee and optional Cancellation Protection Insurance is required on registrations made AFTER June 15, 2014. Registrations made within 14 days prior to the start of camp must be paid by credit card. Registrations are accepted right up to the start of camp where openings exist.
Cancellation Protection Insurance - Peace of Mind Eurotech® offers families optional Camp Cancellation Protection for a non-refundable fee of $35 per session, due at the time of registration. Should you cancel for any reason, Cancellation Protection entitles you to a full refund of camp tuition fees paid to date. (Please note: The $35 Cancellation Protection Insurance Fee is non-refundable and will be charged with the intial camp deposit payment.) Refunds of ANY kind will be given ONLY with the purchase of Cancellation Protection Insurance.
Refund/Cancellation Policy Without Cancellation Protection and If you must cancel for any reason, Eurotech® will issue a camp credit for any tuition payments made to date. Your camp credit is transferable to an immediate family member and is valid through 2015. (See terms above). Campers who do not check-in and attend their registered camp session will receive NO refunds or credits and forfeit all camp fees paid. No refunds or credits will be given for voluntary withdrawal, no-shows, or expulsions from camp. Requests for refunds based upon the subjective evaluation of the skill of other campers will not be entertained. Cancellations MUST be received in writing (mail or email) no later than 14 days prior to the start of camp. Camp Credits are only valid for one year. All Refunds/Credits will be processed by September 1, 2014.
Transfer Policy Transfer of tuition to another camp or to another individual is permitted pending approval by the Eurotech® National Office and space availability. Transfers are only valid for the year in which application is received and are transferable to family members or friends.
Medical Departure Policy If it is determined by the on-site NATA Certified Athletic Trainer(s) that the camper will not be able to continue training due to a medical reason, then the camper will need to be picked up from camp and the portion of time missed will be issued as a Prorated Credit to attend a Eurotech® Camp in 2015.
Cancelled Camp Sessions In the unlikely event that Eurotech® Soccer Academy cancels your camp session, we will refund all of your camp fees including the Registration Fee or gladly transfer you to another site at a discounted rate. Camper waives any and all damages that may otherwise arise out of any camp cancellation and agrees to accept as liquidated damages said registration fees.
Lake Forest College
Athletic Facilities Lake Forest College offers Eurotech® campers excellent athletic facilities with acres of natural grass and the latest artificial turf fields (3 grass and 1 turf stadium field!) as well as the brand new indoor soccer turf field which is air-conditioned. In addition to plenty of soccer fields, LFC also features an Olympic sized indoor pool used for recovery, regeneration, and recreation by campers pending availability. Eurotech® also has access to two large gymnasiums which are used for indoor training in the case of lightning or bad weather in the area. Campers are encouraged to bring indoor training soccer shoes in case of inclement weather and for use in the indoor soccer center.
Dormitories/Rooming Campers will be housed in either Roberts or McClure Hall, which are both non-air conditioned. Each "quad" or "suite" in Roberts and McClure consists of two bedrooms divided by a private bathroom and closet area. These dorm rooms accommodate 2 campers per room and 4 per suite. Residents have access to the TV lounge on the main floor as well as large game and lounge in the Campus Center. Roommate requests are typically honored if requests are made prior to June 1. Attending teams and groups of players will always be roomed in adjacent rooms on the same floor whenever possible. Clean and modern laundry facilities in the lower level of the dormitories feature a vending machine with detergents, laundry supplies, folding tables and plenty of coin operated washers and dryers accessible to all campers, guests, and staff. Please bring your own laundry soap and do not count on vending machines to be full during the summer months when many camps come through the dormitories at LFC. The dorms are a very short walk to both the main soccer fields and dining center.
Campus Dining The recently remodeled and air-conditioned Hart Dining Hall is located just a short walk from the dormitories. The modern Dining Center offers a vast variety of entrees at every meal and also features a full salad bar, fruit bar, dessert bar, multiple drink stations (Milk, Sodas, Teas), juice bar, coffee stations, and buffet style dining, where campers can choose from all their favorites like pizza, burgers, hot dogs, etc. as an example at lunch. There are also drink vending machines in the dormitories and Eurotech® also offers the nightly Pizza Party for all Residential/Overnight campers.
Camp Enrollment Enrollment at the Illinois camp sessions have always been high with sell-outs of up to 60-100 campers per week. With the brand new athletic facilities and air-conditioned indoor turf soccer field in place, teams, groups and individual players from all over Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin and Indiana will be returning and the 2014 sessions at LFC will be limited to approximately 80 campers per week. Enrollment will be on a first come, first serve basis and be set-up to guarantee the correct ratios of goalkeepers to field players as well as camp staff to campers.
Campus Security Lake Forest College is a very secure campus and features 24-hour campus security guards who patrol the dorms all night and work directly with the Eurotech® Site Director along with experienced Eurotech® Coaching Directors, Athletic Training Staff, and Counselors who also live and sleep in the dorms and monitor camper activity daily. The nearby Recreation Center Reception Area is also fully staffed 24/7 for added security and peace of mind.
About Lake Forest College Founded in 1857, this stunning campus is located in the city of Lake Forest, nestled literally a few blocks from beautiful Lake Michigan on Chicago’s North Shore. The school is 30 minutes north of Chicago and is convenient to most suburbs. The sprawling campus is easy to find off I-194 and the Illinois Tollway on route 60. Lake Forest College is one of the nation’s most innovative liberal arts colleges. In addition to strong academic majors in the humanities, social and natural sciences, the College features inventive programs of study in communications, business, Asian Studies, Islamic World Studies, and still other contemporary areas. Abundant internship and research opportunities, close interaction with highly skilled professors, and practical programs in nearby Chicago set Lake Forest College apart. Lake Forest College, as we find it today, is an academic home to more than 1,400 students from 47 states and 65 nations around the globe. The College is widely acknowledged as a leader in liberal learning and is an integral part of both the community of Lake Forest and the city of Chicago, sustaining many important cultural, social, and educational relationships.
Please visit the Lake Forest College website at www.lakeforest.edu to learn more about the campus and it’s location.
Transportation Information-Lake Forest College
Designated Airport & Shuttle Information
Arriving by Plane Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) — approximately 35 minutes from Lake Forest College
Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) - approximately 1 hour from Lake Forest College
Air Transportation Services Because many of our campers travel by air, we recommend you call your local travel agent or Milne Travel at 1-888-826-1557 and ask for “Eurotech Camp Reservations" or Ingrid Mountain. Milne Travel is the Official Travel Agency for Eurotech® Soccer Worldwide, the NSCAA as well as many other national sports organizations. It is the responsibility of the camper to make all travel plans and forward any flight itineraries to the Eurotech® National Office if a shuttle is being used (see "Shuttle Service" information below). Campers may only arrive on the first day of camp and will be required to depart on the last day of camp.
Ground Transportation/Shuttle Service Eurotech® also recommends specific shuttle services for this camp location. Reliable and recommended ground transportation companies can be found below. Shuttle service to campers and teams who arrive via air, bus or train may vary from location to location. If you are having problems finding a suitable service, please feel free to contact Eurotech® for assistance. Please note that Eurotech® does not provide a Shuttle Service and can not be responsible for transporting campers to and from airports. It is recommended that younger campers are accompanied by an adult during travel and through the first day registration process.
From O’Hare Airport (ORD) — Aiport Express, a shuttle service, leaves from each terminal and runs regularly to Lake Forest. For departure information and reservations call 312-454-7800. A one-way ticket is approximately $35; round-trip is approximately $70.
From Midway Airport (MDW) — It is least expensive to take Omega Shuttle Service from Midway to O’Hare for approximately $20 and then take Airport Express or American Taxi to the College. Pick-up at Midway Airport is located at door 3, lower level. For more information call 773-483-6634.
Transportation from O’Hare to Lake Forest College is approximately $35; from Midway it is approximately $65. Prices will vary!
Arriving by Train Amtrak trains arrive into Chicago at Union Station. To reach Lake Forest from Chicago you will need to get to the Ogilvie Transportation Center where the METRA commuter train boards. The Ogilvie Transportation Center is located three long blocks north of Union Station at 500 West Madison Street, at the intersection of Madison and Canal Streets.
There are two commuter lines that run to Lake Forest so be sure to board the Metra Union Pacific North Line. The train runs to and from Chicago 30 times a day. Call the Regional Transportation Hotline at 312-836-7000 for schedule information or visit METRA online. A one-way ticket from Chicago to Lake Forest costs approximately $5.
Arriving by Bus From the Greyhound Bus Depot in Chicago, take a taxi to the Ogilvie Transportation Center. Follow the above directions.
Driving Directions-Lake Forest College
From Chicago Take I-94 (Edens Expressway) north toward Waukegan. When I-94 splits off toward Milwaukee, stay on the Edens, which becomes U.S. Route 41. Exit at Deerpath Road, turn right (east) onto Deerpath and continue through the town of Lake Forest and toward the College.
From points North Take I-94 south from Milwaukee. Just south of the Wisconsin-Illinois line, stay left and follow U.S. Route 41. Exit at Deerpath Road, turn left (east) onto Deerpath, and continue through the town of Lake Forest and toward the College.
From points West & Southwest (including O’Hare Airport) Take I-294 (Tri-State Tollway), which becomes I-94, north to Illinois 60 (Town Line Road). Exit and turn right (east) on Route 60. Continue east to Route 43 (Waukegan Road), turn left (north) for 1/2 mile to Deerpath Road. Turn right (east) onto Deerpath and continue through the town of Lake Forest and toward the College.
The College Once in Lake Forest on Deerpath Road, proceed east through the business district and across the railroad tracks. Deerpath winds through a residential area and the next stop sign is Sheridan Road, which is the entrance to North Campus. For Middle Campus and most College offices, turn right (south) onto Sheridan Road, go one block to College Road, and turn left (east) into the College through the stone pillars. The entrance to South Campus is at Maplewood and Sheridan Roads.