General Information

 

 Staff Information

Mississippi State Volleyball camps will be lead by Mississippi State Head Coach Julie Darty, along side assistant Trav Green. Additional camp staff will include the current Mississippi State Bulldogs.

 What to Bring

  • volleyball court shoes
  • spandex (1-2 per day)
  • kneepads
  • bedding and toiletries (overnight camps only)
  • cash for food camp store

 Campus Housing

Campers will be housed 2 per room in an air conditioned, on campus residence hall. All residence halls are within easy walking distance of camp facilities and the dining hall. Campers are responsible for providing bedding and toiletries. Campus housing will be assigned upon arrival for camp check in.

 Airport Pick-Up

We will provide transport from Golden Triangle Airport. Contact Cody Drattlo if airport pickup is required.

 Refunds

A camper who must leave during the camp due to illness or injury will receive a prorated refund based on the number of days of instruction, insurance, and room and board that were required. No refunds will be given to campers who voluntarily leave or who are sent home for disciplinary reasons. No refunds will be given prior to camp without a doctor’s note.

 Health Care

All campers must provide their own insurance. Proof of medical insurance (company name and policy number) is required. Athletic trainers are on duty to attend to minor injuries or illness. Our medical staff is NOT responsible for administering prescribed medication.
Bring this form with you to camp.
Waiver Form
 

 Safety & Supervision

Camp staff will provide supervision throughout the duration of camp and in the residence halls (overnight camp only). All camp staff is subject to background checks before employment with Hail State Volleyball Camps. All camp staff is dedicated to providing a safe and secure environment for all campers.

 Rules and Expectations

Rules and Expectations for Day Camp Volleyball Campers

Expectations for Camper Behavior:

  • Follow all instructions camp staff and ask questions if unsure about instructions.
  • Keep track of all your equipment and belongings. Hail State Volleyball Camps is not responsible for any lost or stolen items while attending camp.
  • Notify a camp coach or staff member if any problem arises.
  • Be respectful of all other campers, coaches, sport medicine personnel, and staff members.

Behaviors Not Permitted:

  • The use of any profanity or inappropriate language in any form.
  • Leaving the designated camp area. Campers should at no point be walking freely around the campus or surrounding areas unless necessary for camp activities.
  • Inappropriate use of cellular phones. This includes unnecessary calling, texting, picture taking, or any other use.
  • Damaging or stealing University or other’s property.

While unacceptable camp conduct is not anticipated, violation of any camp rules could result in disciplinary action, including dismissal from camp. Refunds will not be issued to dismissed campers. Should a camper suspect and illegal or inappropriate behavior; they are expected to report to a camp coach or staff member as soon as possible.

We expect that parents or guardians of campers will be available (by cell phone) during the duration of camp in the event that the camp director needs to speak with them about a camper’s behavior.


Rules and Expectation for Overnight Volleyball Campers

Expectations for Camper Behavior:

  • Follow all instructions camp staff and ask questions if unsure about instructions.
  • Follow the camp schedule and be early to all camp sessions.
  • Keep track of all your equipment and belongings. Hail State Volleyball Camps is not responsible for any lost or stolen items while attending camp.
  • Notify a camp coach or staff member if any problem arises.
  • Be respectful of all other campers, coaches, sport medicine personnel, and staff members.

Expectations for Camper Behavior (Residence Hall):

  • Campers should keep their rooms neat and clean throughout the duration of the camp. If a problem with a room arises, campers should report it immediately to their residence hall supervisor or Camp Director.
  • Campers should keep track of their personal room key and never give it to another camper under any circumstances.
  • Campers are encouraged to use the “buddy system” when in transit.
  • Campers should never leave the residence hall without a member of the camp staff. If a camper leave the residence hall for any reason, they will be immediately dismissed from camp. Visitors, especially ones of the opposite sex, are prohibited from entering a dorm room. Campers are expected to be in their rooms by “lights out” which is normally 11:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
  • Campers should not take anything from the residence halls that do not belong to them. The cost of cleaning, replacing or repairing any damaged or stolen University property will be forwarded to the campers who were assigned that specific room. No matter who is deemed guilty, all tenants of the room will be held financially responsible. 


Behaviors Not Permitted:

  • The use of any profanity or inappropriate language in any form.
  • Leaving the designated camp area. Campers should at no point be walking freely around campus or surrounding areas unless necessary for camp activities.
  • Inappropriate use of cellular phones. This includes unnecessary calling, texting, picture taking, or any other use.
  • Damaging or stealing University or other’s property.
  • Possession and/or distribution of indecent literature or image.
  • Possession and/or distribution of in decedent literature or images.
  • Possession and/or consumption of alcohol, tobacco, illegal substances, matches, fire lighters, hot plates, fireworks or lethal weapons.
  • Excessive noise and/or horseplay.
  • The use of a vehicle. If a camper drives to an overnight camp, they may be required to give their keys to the Camp Director at check-in. They keys will only be reissued at the conclusion of camp of if there is a family emergency in which guardians must call the Camp Director to coordinate camper dismissal and return.
  • Violations of all state and federal laws.

Rules and Expectations for Hail State Volleyball Camps Staff

Briefly stated, your responsibilities as a camp staff member include, but are not limited to:

1. Ensuring the safety of each camper; 


2. Following the direction of the Camp Director and carrying out the camp’s supervision and instruction plan;

3. Creating an opportunity for each camper to have a remarkable experience by providing instruction that is appropriate for each camper’s age and ability, and encouragement that enables each camper to gain confidence needed to learn new skills;


4. Serving as an appropriate role model for all campers in your care at all times.

The Lead Court Coach leading your camp will discuss your responsibilities and assign you specific duties during the pre-camp staff meeting.

Ensuring Camper Safety

  • Always error on the side of caution; camper safety is the utmost priority.
  • Read the camp’s Emergency Action Procedures and make sure you know what to do if an emergency occurs.
  • Read the Camper Rules and Expectations and review them with your assigned group of campers.
  • Monitor camper behavior to ensure the campers are following the Camper Rules and Expectations.
  • If you are staying in the residence center, review the fire alarm evacuation procedures with the campers on your floor.
  • Maintain a watchful eye for any person who is in a designated camp area but is not a camper or other camp staff member. If you suspect any illegal or inappropriate behavior at any time, please report the activity to the Camp Director immediately.
  • Immediately report all injuries to the facility Athletic Trainer and Camp Director
  • Never be alone with a camper behind closed doors. If you need to speak privately with a camper, bring another camp staff member along.
  • While you are working, only use cell phones for camp-related business. It is expected that all group leaders have their charged cell phones available and off silent mode.

Behavior Not Permitted:

  • Disrespecting any campers, other coaches, or camp staff.
  • Never use alcohol, drugs or tobacco products at any time while working camp.
  • Never use foul or inappropriate language at any time while working camp.
  • Bringing outside guests to any camp site or the residence hall until camp has dismissed.
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