University of South Carolina - Volleyball

POLICIES & PROCEDURES

Medications / Sports Medicine
The Parent Consent and Medical Waiver Form is REQUIRED for all campers prior to participation in camp. Mendoza Volleyball Camps LLC reserves the right to deny any camper with pre-existing medical and/or physical history.

Certified Athletic Trainers will be present at all sessions and in the dorms for overnight camps. Any special considerations for campers should be included on the medical form, or communicated directly to Megan Mendoza (mam5@mailbox.sc.edu).

Check-In / Check-Out
Athletes will register online for camp. Check in/Check out will be located at the Carolina Volleyball Center: 1051 Blossom St, Columbia, SC 29201.  Athletes will not be permitted to leave the gym during camp hours, unless previously cleared with guardian and camp staff.

Parking
Parents or guardians are welcome to stay and watch camp in the balcony area of the Carolina Volleyball Center. Parking is limited, and Gamecock Volleyball Camps will not reimburse the cost of a parking ticket.

If a camper drives her own vehicle to an overnight camp, they may be required to give their keys to the camp director at check-in. The keys will be reissued at the conclusion of camp or if there is a family emergency.

Lodging
There will be optional lodging for Team Camp and Elite Skills. Lodging will be at the Honors College Residence. Team coaches are responsible for supervision of campers while in the residence for Team Camp. Female coaches will provide 24-hour supervision for all campers. All employees have passed a background check. Staying in the dorms is optional and comes with an additional fee included in registration. Any and all damages or additional charges must be paid by the camper incurring the charge. Campers are responsible for their own linens.

Meals
Meals are provided to campers as denoted during camps and clinics.  For specific dietary needs, parents/guardians are expected to notify camp director prior to check-in.  Campers may bring their own food or snack items to camp.

Airport Pickup
Campers who need transportation to and from the Columbia Airport will need to make arrangements with South Carolina Volleyball no later than one week prior to camp. South Carolina Volleyball will make every effort to accommodate each request, but service is not guaranteed.

Camper Enrollment
Gamecock Volleyball Camps are open to any and all entrants, limited by only number, age, grade level or gender. Please be certain to read the details or descriptions of each camp as certain camps may be better suited for a camper’s skill or interest level. Campers may register for Gamecock Volleyball Camps and clinics only online.

Space is limited for each camp; enrollment is on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Early enrollment is strongly encouraged to ensure participation.

Confirmation of Enrollment
Upon processing each registration, an initial email will be sent from RYZER. A follow-up email will be sent 3-5 days before camp. All camp-related correspondence will be sent via email. It is advised that campers and/or parents check their emails frequently in the weeks leading up to camp.

Payment
All payments will be processed online. Full payment is required before registration is complete.

Discounts
Gamecock Volleyball Camps offer the following discount:
     1) Half price entry for campers of University of South Carolina staff (Camp Staff, USC Athletic Department Staff, USC Faculty/Staff).

Proration of Fees / Refund Policy
All requests for proration of fees and refunds must be made in writing; verbal cancellations/refund requests will not be honored. Gamecock Volleyball Camps (Tom Mendoza Volleyball Camps LLC) will offer a proration of fees if campers need to leave early due to injury or illness. Campers who have scheduling obligations (i.e. competition, family vacation) that will cause them to miss a portion of camp must notify the camp director (Megan Mendoza mam5@mailbox.sc.edu) no less than 10 business days in advance. Pro-ration request past that time will result in no refund or reimbursement for time missed. There is a $30 service fee that is non-refundable for any reason. Refunds will be issued for cancellations up to one week (7 days) prior to the start of camp.

Dismissal Policy
There will be no refund for any camper dismissed from camp. Grounds for dismissal include but are not limited to vandalism; leaving a facility or dorm unsupervised; the use of alcohol, drugs or tobacco products; harassment and not following verbal instructions/rules.