What makes a FAST camp unique?
FAST (Fitwell Athlete Specific Training) summer program in Chapel Hill is one of the few summer programs in the Triangle that combines multi-sport conditioning for the student-athlete. The FAST program has been designed for the rising middle school student seeking to improve their overall fitness, stay in shape or just stay active throughout the summer.
What can I expect at a FAST camp?
The Fitwell philosophy is to: Create a fun and challenging experience where all participants make fitness gains, learn how to be a well-rounded athlete, and build relationships. Our approach is to build on the fundamentals of fitness; joint integrity, flexibility, balance, agility, strength, and speed. Based on the fitness level of your child, we customize an approach that incorporates these elements into basic drills and subsequent games that help reinforce the skills.
We've added additional modules to enhance the overall experience of your student-athlete. These modules include injury prevention, nutrition labs, body image, self-esteem, and stress management sessions. Each day your child will come home armed with helpful tips on how to be a well-rounded student inside and outside the classroom.
How do I register for the FAST program?
Early camp registration will begin January 1, 2017 through February 15, 2017. Regular registration will be from February 16 - May 15, 2017. Late registration will be from May 16 - June 1, 2017. Any registrations after June 2 will be added to our wait list any you will be notified by June 15 if a spot becomes available. Due to space constraints, no onsite registrations are allowed. Please check back on January 1, 2017 for registration instructions and by registering online you will get priority registration as well as special program offers.
How will participants be grouped during FAST activities?
FAST is a camp geared toward rising middle schoolers therefore we will group campers based on grade, sport, and interest level. During the activities we may put some of the groups together but will make accommodations as needed based on ability levels.
Are participants supervised at all times?
Absolutely! Camper health and safety is our utmost priority. We follow a strict safety policy that ensures that there is always an adequate number of camper supervisors at all times. We require each camper to be signed in and signed out of camp by an approved adult.
What will happen in cases of injury or illness?
Our head trainer holds an American Heart Association certification in responding to emergencies and CPR for the professional rescuer. However, the usual course of action once a serious injury is stabilized is to contact the parent or guardian and, if necessary, the local emergency services. In the registration process we ask pertinent information to be fully aware of any pre-existing conditions, prior injury, or illness. We do ask that you keep your student home if he or she has a fever, or any type of nausea or stomach issues.
Do I need to check in on the first day of camp?
Yes, on the first day you should arrive 20 minutes prior to the camp start time in order to check-in. During check-in, we will confirm that you are registered and provide a camp information letter, which will contain important information for the week. At the end of camp, there will be a brief parent address that will cover post-camp tips.
When should participants arrive for camp?
After the first day, campers should arrive 10 minutes prior to the camp start time so that they are ready to start the session on time.
Is there a set check-in and check-out location and procedure?
Once you turn into Cedar Falls Park, please make your way to the large picnic shelter and you will see Fitwell staff. This location will be our designated check-in and pick-up area.
What do I do if I need to pick up my child early?
Please notify Fitwell staff at morning drop-off that your child will be leaving early. You must make yourself known to the coach and get your child before they can be signed out.
What if I need someone other than myself to pick my child up?
Once you have completed registration, we will follow up with additional information. Please complete the section in your registration naming all authorized individuals who can pick up your child. It this person is not listed on your registration, he or she will not be able to pick up your child. Please be aware that our staff will not allow any child to be picked up by someone that the child does not recognize. No exceptions!
What clothing should my child wear to camp?
Your child should bring the following items to camp:
- Athletic clothing (e.g. Dri-fit, moisture wicking garments)
- Athletic footwear (cross trainers or fitness shoes) No running shoes please!
- Insect repellent
- Snack (snacks will be on sale at the camp)
- Water bottle or cooler
What should my child refrain from bringing to camp?
Anything of value should be left at home in order to ensure the safety of your child’s belongings.
Are there bathroom facilities at camp?
Yes, there are permanent facilities at the location.
What happens if there is inclement weather?
If it’s just rain, we train! The only time we will not have camp is in the case of extremely inclement weather such as thunder and lightning. Our staff will make the correct decision should the weather become an issue. The safety and well-being of the participants is our number one priority. If it is raining in the morning, please travel to the site unless otherwise directed, as decisions will be made by the head trainer. In the event that a program is cut short due to inclement weather or any other unforeseen issues, every effort is made to make up lost time. In the event that the program cannot be made up, no refunds or credits are offered.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE IS extreme heat?
Fitwell staff is responsible for monitoring the weather forecast daily. If the heat index rises to extreme or dangerous levels the camp day will be adjusted accordingly. The following heat index guidelines are adhered to on all camp programs:
Training conditions are comfortable, use normal rehydration principles.
90 to 95
Temperature starts to become uncomfortable, watch for signs of heat illness. Modify frequency of water breaks if needed, take breaks in shade.
95 to 100
Training sessions should be shortened and intensity levels modified.
100 to 105
Use extreme caution. Training sessions should be reduced in length, with very frequent water breaks.
105 or higher
Training will be cancelled
In the event that a camp is modified or cancelled you will be notified accordingly.
Details of the heat index can be found at http://www.weather.gov/nc/heat/index
What is the cancellation policy after payment has been made?
All cancellations made in the period prior to 14 days of the program start date are subject to a $30 processing fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations that are made within 14 days of the program start date. If you need to cancel or make changes to your program registration, please email fast [at] fitwellsolutions.com In the event that a program is cut short due to inclement weather or any other unforeseen issues, every effort is made to make up lost time. In the event that the program cannot be made-up, no refunds or credits are offered.
SHould campers bring food or drink to the camp?
It is essential that every camper brings adequate amounts of water to camp on a daily basis. We suggest that participants bring no more than a light snack. Snacks will be on sale during the camp for campers who forget to bring one.
Who should I contact if I have additional questions about a camp program?
Please email us at fast [at] fitwellsolutions.com