NLSTA Overnight Camp Information


Dear Camper,

Thank you for choosing the Next Level Soccer Training Academy Camp @ The College of New Jersey

Additional Questions: It you have any camp specific questions please contact Brian Thomsen (732) 616 - 0721 or

Camper Rules & Expectations: A copy of the camper rules and regulations is included below. Please review these with your soccer player multiple times prior to checking in as all soccer players must comply or they will be dismissed from the camp (at the discretion of the camp director) without refund.

TCNJ Buildings: Campers will reside in air conditioned dorms, and will also be utilizing the intramural green lane fields, the cafeteria, and a lounge on campus for lectures and movie nights.

Check-In / Check-Out:

Check-In for all campers (Day & Residential) will happen on July 16th between 9 am - 12 pm at the TCNJ Campus (the specific location within the campus will be provided to you via email prior to the start of the camp).

There will be a camp wide meeting at 12:30 before the players go to lunch for 1 pm. Please note that more detailed information on Check - In will be available closer to the camp start date.

Check-Out for all campers (Day & Residential) will happen on July 19th between 7:15 - 8:45 pm at a location to be provided. We must be out of the dorms by 9 pm. Again, more information will provided to the players and parents prior to camp. Any player picked-up from camp by 8:45pm will be charged at the rate of $100 per hour (or any portion of an hour) until pick-up.

We hope that you guys come ready to train, play, and have fun. Being physically fit, mentally fit, and healthy will play key factors in your overall camp experience during the hot weeks of July. We will certainly be bringing the enthusiasm. Let’s play some Futbol!

Brian Thomsen
Camp Director

Camp Staff

Technical Director Brian Thomsen is currently working on putting together the most respectable camp staff in the region. Coaches will be from local colleges, high schools, ODP programs, and other high level club environments.

Top 10 Reasons To Attend NLSTA’s Overnight Camp:

  1. 11 on-field sessions led by the best camp staff on the East coast
  2. 2 off-field mentality sessions led by Technical Director Brian Thomsen
  3. All Meals & Housing Included
  4. Theme Days
  5. Tactical & Technical Direction
  6. Evening Games!!!
  7. Movie Night
  8. NLSTA Door Prize Giveaways @ Check In
  9. Team Point System Competition
  10. The Chance TO GET BETTER

CAMP Itinerary


Day Time Event Location
Sunday 7/16 9 am - 12 pm Player Check-In (Specific time) Dorm
9 am - 12 pm Move into dorms Dorm
11:30am - 12pm Commuter Check - In Dorm
12:15 - 1 pm Camp Meeting (Players & Parents) Outside Dorms
1:15-1:45 pm Lunch Cafeteria
2:30 - 4 pm Soccer Tennis / Horseshoes Soccer Fields
4:30 - 5 pm Seminar #1 Outside Dorms
5 - 5:30 pm Dinner Cafeteria
6:30 - 8 pm 4v4 Tournament Soccer Fields
8:30 pm Commuter Pick - Up Green Lane Fields
9 pm Camp Meeting (Resident Players ONLY) Outside Dorms
10:30 pm Lights Out/Room Check Dorms
Monday 7/17 7:15 am Wake Up Dorms
7:45 am - 8:15 am Breakfast Cafeteria
8:30 am Commuters Check IN Fields
9 - 11 am Training Session Fields
11:15 am - 12 pm Free Time Dorms
12:15 - 12:45 pm Lunch Cafeteria
1 - 1:45 pm Seminar #2 Lounge
2:15 - 3:15pm Soccer Golf Tournament Fields
3:45 - 4:15 pm Pool Time TCNJ Pool
4:45 - 5:30 pm Dinner Cafeteria
6:30 - 8 pm Games Fields
8 pm Commuters Check Out Fields
8:45 - 10:15 pm Movie Night Lounge
10:45 pm Lights Out/Room Check Dorms
Tuesday 7/18 7:15 am Wake Up Dorms
7:45 am - 8:15 am Breakfast Cafeteria
8:30 am Commuters Check IN Fields
9 - 11 am Training Session Fields
11:15 am - 12 pm Free Time Dorms
12:15 - 12:45 pm Lunch Cafeteria
1 - 1:45 pm Seminar #3 Lounge
2:15 - 3:15pm Special Guest Fields
3:15 - 4:15 Camp Olympics TCNJ Pool
4:45 - 5:30 pm Dinner Cafeteria
6:30 - 8 pm Games Fields
8 pm Commuters Check Out Fields
8:45 - 10:15 pm Movie Night Lounge
10:45 pm Lights Out/Room Check Dorms
Wednesday 7/19 7:15 am Wake Up Dorms
LAST DAY 7:45 am - 8:15 am Breakfast Cafeteria
8:30 am Commuters Check IN Fields
9 - 10:45 am Training Session Fields
11 am - 12 pm Individual Meeting Round 1 Dorms
12:15 - 12:45 pm Lunch Cafeteria
12:45 - 1:45 pm Individual Meeting Round 2 Lounge
2 - 3:30 pm Afternoon Games Fields
3:45 - 4:45 Dorm Clean Up Dorms
4:45 - 5:15 pm Dinner Cafeteria
6 - 7 pm Small Sided Games Fields
7 - 8:45 pm All Campers Check Out Fields


The safety of our campers is our primary concern. Evey camper MUST adhere to these rules and expectations for the entire camp.

Expectations for camper behavior:

1. Follow all instructions of camp staff and immediately consult the camp director if you are uncertain about these instructions. The term “camp director” as used in this document also includes other camp staff members that have been designated by the camp director.

2.  Label all personal belongings, especially equipment. Next Level Soccer Training Academy and The College of New Jersey (and their respective agents and employees) are not responsible for campers’ lost, damaged, or stolen items.

3. Participate in all scheduled activities (including camp meals). Only Brian Thomsen may grant permission to be excused from a camp activity. Attendance will be taken.

4. Keep your camp counselors informed of your whereabouts at all times.

5.  If you are attending camp as a resident/overnight camper, keep your dorm room and hallway clean.

6.  Keep track of your room key. Do not loan your key to another camper or anyone else.

7. Lock your room whenever you leave.

8. Campers may only be in designated camp areas. Use the buddy system for all camp activities.

9. Bring all equipment that is required to participate in camp. Label all personal belongings and equipment.

10.  Notify a camp counselor as soon as any problem arises, big or small. Camp staff is available to help you at all times.

11. Follow the instructions of police, fire and other emergency personnel in the event of an emergency.

Behaviors not permitted include but are not limited to:

  • Using profanity or inappropriate language, whether it is written or verbal.
  • Bullying of any time - verbal, written, electronic, or any other means.
  • Leaving the designated camp area. Campers are not permitted to walk freely around the campus or surrounding areas. If your parent is picking you up prior to the completion of any camp session (day or term), you must give the camp director a note from your parents in advance and check-in with the camp director when being picked up.
  • Possession and/or consumption of alcohol, tobacco, or illegal substances.
  • Possession of matches, lighters, hot plates, kettles, fireworks, lethal weapons or other objects that the camp director considers dangerous.
  • Possession and/or distribution of indecent literature or images.
  • Tampering with fire alarms, safety, or security equipment.
  • Inappropriate use of a cell phone during camp – phone may be confiscated for the duration of camp.
  • Damaging or stealing TCNJ's, NLSTA’s, or other people’s property. Dorm rooms are inspected prior to check in and immediately following check out, and at any other time deemed necessary by the camp staff. The cost of repairing any damages to the room and/or furniture will be billed to the camper(s) in that room. Camp fees do not cover payment for any lost, damaged, or stolen items.
  • Campers will be billed the cost for any lost keys, linens, etc.
  • Harassment, bullying or intimidation of other campers or staff. Hazing is strictly forbidden!
  • Excessive noise or horseplay.
  • Entering residence hall rooms other than your own without permission. You may only sleep in your assigned dorm room.
  • Permitting any person to enter a camp dorm building.
  • Moving furniture in any dorm or other school building.
  • Girls are not permitted in boys’ dorm rooms/wings and boys are not permitted in girls’ dorm rooms/wings.
  • Removing food, glassware, utensils, or any other items from the dining area.

Behavior that risks the safety of self or others may be the cause for immediate dismissal from camp without refund. Bullying of any kind will not be tolerated and will be cause for immediate dismissal without refund.

While unacceptable conduct is not anticipated from campers, if NLSTA has reason to believe a violation of any camp rule or expectation has occurred, this could result in disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal from camp. Refunds will not be issued to campers dismissed from camp for any reason. We expect that parents or guardians of campers will be available (by phone) during the duration of the camp in the event the camp director or other camp staff needs to speak with them about a camper’s behavior.

Discipline Procedures:

• Warning from counselor or staff: NLSTA Staff addresses behavior with camper.

• Parents/Guardians contacted: Camp director will contact parents/guardians.

• Dismissal from the program: If inappropriate behavior continues, or is consistently interfering with the rest of the group, the camper will be dismissed from camp without refund.

Signing in and out Procedure for Commuters or Residential Campers

• All commuters must check in/check out with camp director at designated area each day.

• All commuters that leave and return must check in and check out with camp director.

• All residential campers that leave and return must check in and check out with camp director.

Medication Needs

• All medication must be logged with the athletic trainer and NLSTA.

• All medication should be kept in a safe place in the camper’s room or with the athletic trainer.

With the exception of epidural pens and inhalers

• All medication must be clearly marked with dosage and name of medication.


• If an injury is deemed serious, staff will contact camp director.

• Parents will be notified in cases of injury that are considered serious.

• In the event of an extreme injury or medical condition, NLSTA staff will call 911 immediately.

Extreme Heat/Weather

• In the event of serious weather, the camp director will make the decision to bring all the campers to a safe and specified location.

Overall Health and Safety of Campers:

• Bare Feet: Campers are not permitted to walk around camp in bare feet.

• Hydration: Campers need to keep themselves well hydrated. Staff members will monitor the intake of campers’ water, and constantly look for signs of dehydration.

• During soccer training session, coaches are expected to provide water breaks approximately every 20 minutes. There will NEVER be any restrictions on the consumption of water.

• Sunscreen: Campers’ parents are encouraged to send sunscreen with their children to camp. Although most campers have sunscreen, many forget to use it. Staff members will remind campers to apply sunscreen before every session.


All registration fees are non-refundable. As a courtesy, cancellations requested prior to June 15th will receive a refund of the camp fee paid minus $250 per camper.