Frequently Asked Questions

When is the balance for camp due?
Your balance must be received during check-in on the first day of camp. A $50 non-refundable fee is required at time of initial registration by mail. Online registrants pay in full with a credit card. There is a $25 fee for ALL returned checks.

How do I pay my balance and where do I send it?
To pay your balance, you can simply mail a check directly to the Mercer University Camp Office. Please do not send cash in the mail. Our administrative office address is:

Mercer Soccer Academy
Attn: Brad Ruzzo
Mercer University
1400 Coleman Avenue
Macon, GA 31207-0001

Deposits/payments should also be made to the above address, payable to “Mercer Soccer Academy.” All final balances must be paid by check-in on the first day of camp. There is a $25 fee for ALL returned checks.

Are all the camps located on the Mercer University campus?
All instructions are conducted on Mercer athletic facilities located on the Mercer University campus in Macon, or at Bonaire First Baptist Church in Bonaire. The Macon facility is the same that the Mercer Men’s and Women’s soccer teams use.

What forms are required?
A completed registration form is required IN ADVANCE with a deposit. Further, ALL campers MUST provide a completed facility usage form, signed by his parent or guardian, on the initial day of camp at registration.

What does each camper receive?
Each academy camper receives a camp T-shirt.

Do campers need to bring a snack and/or lunch?

Yes, Junior Bear Campers will have a break for snack/lunch, but are required to bring their own. MSA will have coolers available for use. MSA provides lunch for Elite Campers. All meals are provided for Residential Campers.

What happens if my child is injured or sick during camp?
A qualified athletic trainer will be on duty for the duration of all camps to care for minor injuries and illness. Parents or guardians will be contacted immediately if there is a serious injury or a child needs to leave camp early for a medical reason. Please make a notation on the health form if there is any medical condition we should be aware of in advance of the camper’s attendance. Our athletic trainer will be available for questions on the first day of each camp and throughout the week.

If it rains, will camp be cancelled?
No, the camps will not be cancelled. Please bring indoor shoes in case of inclement weather. Refunds are NOT issued for inclement weather.

My child is a goalkeeper. Will you have goalkeeper coaches for his or her specialized training?
Yes, specialized goalkeeper training will be conducted during each camp week by our excellent goalkeeping staff. For the first two sessions of each day, the field players are trained together and the goalkeepers are taken aside and trained as a group.