RDS Residential (or sleep-away) camps are staffed by the recognized RDS coaches, and offer a unique opportunity for players to immerse themselves in the RDS soccer experience both night and day.
These advanced soccer camps feature highly demanding off field experience, where young campers are held accountable to the standards of personal behavior that help to mold a successful soccer player, and a potential academy candidate.
The huge demand for these camps means many options are fully booked as early as mid March. New applications must attend a try-out to earn their space on camp, whereas existing and returning RDS participants are pre-approved for their camp of choice.
The schedule and application process is outlined in detail below. Please review this information first to ensure a smooth and efficient registration experience.
When you are ready to register for your chosen camp, the online registration page can be accessed by clicking here.
Registration process for pre-qualified players:
Existing RDS participants are pre-approved for all RDS residential camps, and are waived the try-out process. Any player who has participated in a try-out based RDS at any point over the past 18 months may register for their chosen RDS residential camp immediately, without the need for additional assessment.
Qualifying programs include the try-out based spring, fall, and winter RDS, and try-out based RDS Residential Summer Camps. Participation in an open registration RDS summer day camp does not pre-qualify a player for these camps.
Existing RDS participants can get access to a private hidden link, by-passing tryouts, and providing immediate acceptance to camp, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration process for new applicants:
All opportunities to try-out for RDS Residential Camps have now passed, but a small number of spaces remain on a handful of camp options. To apply for one of the remaining spaces, please regsiter using the links above, as if registering for try-out.
An email will then be sent to you within 72 hours, requesting information in support of your application. Subject to meeting the necessary criteria, your application will be accepted, and your child's space on camp will be secure.
Each camp location has a FAQ page below, specifically dedicated to that location. Please note that these are sample FAQs and should be used as a guideline only. Upon acceptance to camp, your pre-camp information pack, along with updated FAQs will be emailed to you one month prior to camp start.
East Stroudsburg University: Click here
SUNY Maritime: Click here
Peddie High School: Click here
Golden Goal Tournament Park: Click here
To visit the RDS FAQ, click here.