Paris Saint Germain Academy Camp Airport Transfer Information & Camp Frequently Asked Questions

A transfer service from Paris (CDG and ORY) International Airports and Paris Train Stations to the center can be provided for residential participants. All transfers must be pre-arranged. After collecting their luggage, students proceed through customs. A staff member of Paris Saint Germain Academy transportation department will be waiting for you outside customs in the public arrival area with a Paris Saint Germain Academy / Urban Soccer sign. From here students will be transported to their residential center.

Regular Weekly Sessions: Flight arrivals on Sundays have to be between the hours of 13:00 (1:00pm) to 17:00 (5:00pm) (opening ceremony at camp around 17H (5pm)!). Flight departures on Fridays have to be after the closing ceremony which ends around 17:15 (5:15pm). Departure flight on Friday has to be between the hours of 17:00 (5:00pm) to 20:00 (8:00pm). Campers with departure transfers might miss the end of the camp closing ceremony. An additional charge might be incurred for flight/train times before or after the acceptable times mentioned above.

Arrival transfers on Sundays cannot be scheduled for arrivals prior to 10:00am.

Departure transfers on Fridays cannot be scheduled before 13:00 (1:00pm)

Please Contact Us for details.

Maximum wait for participants with staff member will be 1h30.

Participants must arrive on the first date of the camp and leave on the last date of the camp as mentioned on your registration.

Check local requirements for children traveling without their parents or legal guardian (Unaccompanied Minor (UM, check Airlines Services for UM) – each country has specific requirements and may require written consent and/or identity documents.

It is of vital importance that all necessary flight details are sent to Soccer Camps International with the booking form or as soon as available. Paris Saint Germain Soccer Academy requires the exact flight information including dates, airlines, arrival and departure terminals, flight numbers, and flight times. This service must be booked no later than 4 weeks prior to the start of the course.

Approximate Journey Time:
CREPS Chatenay-Malabry
Paris Roissy (CDG) Airport50 minutes
Paris Orly (ORY) Airport20 minutes
Paris Train Stations45 - 60 minutes

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What age group can attend Paris Saint Germain Academy Camp?

A: Paris Saint Germain Academy Camp one week Sessions are open to boys/girls from 9 – 16 years old (CREPS residential is 10 – 16 years old). Please note that campers must be within the relevant age restrictions to register for the camp and that campers whose age is outside of the above age limits cannot register for the camp (registration for age is based on year birthdate). There is a low number of girl participants during the summer and some sessions might not have any girl participants or have only 1-2 girl participants while other sessions might have a higher number of girl participants!)

Q: Can I stay 2 weeks at the camps?

A: it is not possible to stay on weekend between sessions.

Q: My son is just outside the relevant age for a particular course. What can I do?

A: As long as participants are born during the year of the age limit, they will be accepted.

Q: What do I need to bring with me to camp?

A: You can find a list of what we recommend children bring with them HERE (PDF).

Q: What are the check-in and check-out times at camp?


  • Residential Session camp self check-in is on Sundays between 14:00pm (2:00pm) to 16:00pm (4:00pm) and self check-out is on Fridays around 17:15pm (5:15pm) after the Trophy presentation.
  • Day Camp is from Monday through Friday (daily lunch included), check-in is at 9:30am and check-out is at 16:00pm (4:00pm) or 17:30pm (5:30pm) if extra Forward or Goalkeeper training session booked.
    Day Camp check-in will be on Monday morning with the opening ceremony (check-in day only, see above times).

Q: How can I get a trial with the Academy?

A: Paris Saint Germain has a scouting network to identify talented youngsters. Players need to make an impression for their local club/team. You cannot apply for a trial through Paris Saint Germain Academy Camp.

Q: What are the chances of meeting a player?

A: Paris Saint Germain first team players will not be attending the Paris Saint Germain Academy Camp courses.

Q: My child is attending on his own; will he be ok?

A: Yes, the majority of players attend without friends and family. Individuals will be placed in groups with players near the same age who are also on their own. The first session of every course is designed to help all individual players integrate to form a team and also make new friends.

Q: What to expect as far as camp culture based on the country of the camp?

A: Each camp provides a sports experience as well as a cultural experience. Many of the participants will experience something different from home as they will be in a foreign country with a different way of living. For most of the camps, participants will experience the local cuisine, special times for meals (early meals in northern Europe, late meals in southern Europe) as per the culture of the country, showers after training sessions, typical entertainment at the camp as per the country’s summer camp culture, early or late bedtimes based on the country’s living habits and more. If you feel that your child will have difficulties to adapt to a new way of living, then we recommend that you wait until your child is of an age where they will be ready to do so.

Q: Where are the residential camps based?

A: The soccer Sessions take place at the CREPS Chatenay-Malabry. Accommodations and soccer training both happen on-site. More information can be found on the Camp Location page.

Q: Are meals provided?

A: Three meals per day are included in the cost of your camp. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided and there may also be snacks available. Day Campers will be provided with a Lunch only. (Halal/Kosher meals are not available, Vegetarian option is available). Snacks can be brought to the camp but cannot be eaten in the bedroom and also must be disclosed to the camp staff on the first day of camp.

Q: What does full accommodation include?

A: More information can be found on the Camp Location page.

Q: How much pocket money will they need whilst on the camp?

A: For the one week Regular Sessions, it is suggested that each child bring about 75 Euros per week of pocket money to buy souvenirs, drinks, calling cards or Cell Sim cards, etc.

Q: Can I visit my child during the camp?

A: The well-being of all children at Paris Saint Germain Soccer Academy sessions is of paramount importance, therefore parents are not allowed on campus during the training sessions. Parents for the regular residential sessions are only allowed on campus Sunday afternoon for the opening ceremony and Friday afternoons for the closing ceremony. More details will be provided in the camp welcome email packet that registered campers receive before the start of their camp. Paris Saint Germain Soccer Academy feels this will allow the children to settle into the residential lifestyle and maintain their safety and security.

Q: Can I stay on site with my child?

A: There is no accommodation for parents on site. We do not recommend any particular accommodations. It is best to choose a hotel in the Paris area which meets your requirements.

Q: Are there specific Goalkeeping courses?

A: Goalkeeper additional training at Paris Saint Germain Academy Camp will be available for all Sessions (additional fee required).

Q: Does the child need a ‘Child Tourist/Visitor Visa’ to attend the soccer camp?

A: IMPORTANT:  Please note, you are solely responsible for obtaining all needed travel documents including but not limited to a valid passport and any appropriate tourist travel visas for the person attending the soccer camp, the Participant.  You must contact the appropriate consulate office for entry requirements and visa requirements for the country where the selected camp is located.  Once you have registered your child with us, and have paid for the camp in full, upon your written request, we will be pleased to provide a letter confirming enrolment for the specific Participant. This letter may be required by certain consulates for the ‘Child Tourist/Visitor Visa’.  (NOTE: We can only issue the letter for the Participant not for any other person.)  Please be advised that consulate’s visa application processes can take many months.  The more you wait, the more chances you have to be denied the required ‘Child Tourist/Visitor Visa’ for your child and certain camps will not issue a refund.  Please check the terms for the camp.

Q: Do I need insurance?

A: Insurance is not included in your camp. We strongly recommend that campers purchase insurance for the duration of their camp. For those interested in purchasing insurance through, please see the Insurance Page for more information.

Q: Will I be in the same room as my friend?

A: Should you wish to share a room for the residential sessions please indicate this when you make your booking online. Please note that we cannot guarantee any room share requests. Please visit the Camp Location page for more information.

Q: Do campers receive a soccer kit?

A: Yes, campers will receive a Nike Paris Saint Germain Academy Soccer Kit (2 jerseys, 2 pairs of shorts, 2 pairs of socks, 1 t-shirt, 1 cap, 1 drinking bottle, 1 backpack)

Q: Are the airport transfers included in the price?

A: Airport transfers are not included in the price of all residential Sessions but can be purchased for an additional fee. Please note that residential sessions have airport transfer time restrictions which can be found at the top of this page

Q: When is the closing date for applications?

A: Applications are open until there are no slots left. Slots are limited and are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Once a session is filled, then it is closed for sale.

Q: What documents do I need to fill out?

A: To validate your registration, you will receive a follow-up email regarding the requested documents below which will need to be provided at least one month before the start of camp:

  • A medical certificate from your child’s doctor (no more than 3 months old at the start of camp) attesting that your child is physically able to fully participate in all sports activities during the camp. You will not be accepted at the camp without a medical certificate (which is only to be provided on first day of camp at check-in). (this medical certificate is only needed after you have answered medical questions during online registration but if you answered no for all medical questions then there is no need for a medical certificate)
  • A medical history form to be filled out by the participant’s parents or a copy of the participant’s vaccination records (also to bring on the first day of camp)
  • A passport size photo (only for airport transfers scheduled)

Q: When can I phone my child?

A: Campers are not allowed to use their mobile phones during training, classes, or any activities. Campers may only use their mobile phones during preset hours of free time. Mobile phone usage outside of allotted hours is not permitted and may result in camp staff taking away the mobile phone until the end of camp. Your child will let you know the best time for you to contact him after his camp session has started.

Q: What are the camp’s telephone numbers?

A: Camp telephone numbers will be provided in your camp welcome packet a few weeks before the start of camp for registered campers.

Q: Will I be able to phone my child on his mobile phone?

A: Mobile phones are not allowed to be used during training, classes, or any of the activities. You will be able to contact your child in the evening, details to be mentioned on the first day of camp.

Q: My child has to follow a specific diet for health reasons. Is it possible?

A: If your child has any special dietary requirements, if you did not mention it when you registered online, please inform us as soon as possible. Most restricted diets can be catered for by prior arrangement.

Q: My child takes prescription medication – should I inform you about this?

A: Yes, please be sure to indicate in the online application form any medication that your son is taking or if he is following a treatment. We will update the medical staff at the disposal at the camp who will follow your son. It is important that we receive accurate information about any pre-existing medical conditions your child may have. Should you not have already informed us of a medical condition when you registered online please do so as soon as possible. Please note that Paris Saint Germain Academy Camp accepts students on the assumption that they are in good health. If your child needs to bring any medication with them please give us full information about dosage, time to take the medication and storage information.

Q: Is there anybody supervising the participants during the night for residential participants?

A: There is camp staff on site 24 hours per day.

Q: Is a laundry service available?

A: Onsite laundry is not available.

Q: What languages do the coaches speak at camp?

A: Paris Saint Germain Academy Camp regular weekly sessions are taught in French only (some coaches are bilingual French/English and will speak in English when required for foreign non French speaking participants). For many years, we have had participants coming from all over the world and a lot of them do not speak French but acclimate very well to the camp as there has not been any language barrier in the past.