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. 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.
International Sessions ONLY :
Flight arrivals on Saturday have to be between the hours of 12:30 (12:30pm) to 16:00 (4:00pm). Flight departures on Sunday have to be between the hours of 09:00am to 12:00noon. An additional charge might be incurred for flight times before or after these acceptable times mentioned above.
Arrival transfers on Saturdays cannot be schedules for arrivals prior to 10:00am.
Departure transfers on Sundays cannot be scheduled before 9:00am
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:|
|Paris Roissy (CDG) Airport||35 minutes|
|Paris Orly (ORY) Airport||50 minutes|
|Paris Train Stations||50 minutes|
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What age group can attend Paris Saint Germain Academy Camp?
A: Paris Saint Germain Academy Camp one week Regular Sessions are open to boys/girls from 9 – 17 years old while the International Sessions are open to boys/girls from 13 – 17 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 girls registration during the summer, some sessions might not have girls present or 1-2 perhaps, while some other will have a higher number!)
Q: Can I stay 2 weeks at the camps?
A: It is possible to stay 2 weeks only with a combination of international session + 1 regular session, these are the only dates available:
- Saturday July 8 – Friday July 21
- Saturday July 22 – Friday August 4
- Saturday August 12 – Friday August 25
When you register online, just select 1 international session and 1 regular session based on dates above only.
Outside of dates above, 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 14:00 (2:00pm) to 16:00 (4:00pm) and self check-out is on Fridays around 17:15 (5:15pm) after the Trophy presentation.
- International 9 days Residential Camp self check-in is on Saturdays between 14:00 (2:00pm) to 16:00 (4:00pm). Self check-out is on Sundays morning before 12 noon.
- Day Camp is from Monday through Friday (daily lunch included), check-in is at 9:30am and check-out is at 16:00 (4:00pm) or 17:30 (5:30pm) if extra Forward or Goalkeeper training session booked.
Day Camp check-in will be on the Sunday afternoon with the opening ceremony (check-in day only, see above times). Except for Monday July 3 session, check-in will be on Monday morning.
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 Centre Départemental de Formation et d’Animation Sportives (CDFAS) in Eaubonne. 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: CDFAS session participants will stay mainly in double rooms with private bathrooms and free WIFI. 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 50-100 Euros per week of pocket money to buy souvenirs, drinks, calling cards or Cell Sim cards, etc. For the three International Sessions, it is suggested that each child brings about 150-200 Euros of pocket money.
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 sessions are only allowed on campus Sunday afternoon for the opening ceremony and Friday afternoons for the closing ceremony. For the International sessions, parents are only allowed on Saturday afternoons for the opening ceremony, Friday afternoons for the closing ceremony and Sunday morning for departures. 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 Regular and International Sessions (Additional fee).
Q: What type of visa do I require?
A: Visa requirements change all the time, please contact your local French Embassy for the most up-to-date information about traveling to France.
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 WorldNomads.com, please see the Insurance Page for more information.
Q: Will I be in the same room as my friend?
A: There are double rooms available at the CDFAS. Should you wish to share a room 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: How many weeks can my child attend for?
A: We advise you to only send your child for a maximum of two consecutive weeks (see requirements above). This is due to the busy training schedule throughout the week and after two weeks children tend to get tired, homesick, or possibly injured. Please note that there is no weekend stay available for people who book two consecutive Regular Sessions (see requirements above for 2 weeks stay). If you book two Regular Sessions for your child, then your child must be picked up on the Friday at the end of the first camp session and dropped back off at camp on Sunday for the start of the second camp session. Children in the three International Sessions will have weekend excursions which include an excursion of Paris with a stop on the Champs Elysees avenue for shopping and PSG Megastore and a day at Parc Asterix Amusement Park. Please visit the Paris Saint Germain Academy Camp Homepage for more information.
Q: Do campers receive a soccer kit?
A: Yes, campers will receive Paris Saint Germain Academy soccer kit which includes 2 jerseys, 2 pairs of shorts, 2 pairs of socks, 1 drinking bottle, 1 backpack and more!
Q: Are the airport transfers included in the price?
A: Airport transfers are not included in the price of all Sessions but can be purchased for an additional fee. Please note that both the Regular Sessions and the International Sessions have airport transfer time restrictions which can be found on the Airport Transfers page (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. (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, if you answer no in all medical questions 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?
A: There is camp staff on site 24 hours per day.
Q: Is a laundry service available?
A: For the three International Session campers, your PSG Academy Kit only will be washed during the weekend, so you need to plan personal clothing for 9 days stay.
Q: My child is participating for two sessions in the Summer Camp: will the staff take care of him during the transition period between one week to the other?
A: For Regular Session campers who have booked two consecutive sessions, please note that there is no weekend stay available between the two sessions. Regular Session campers must be picked up from camp on the Friday for the end of their first session and dropped back off at camp on the following Sunday for the start of their second session. The three International Session campers will have staff staying with the children for the weekend.
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. For the International session in July and August, staff speak in French and English. As regular sessions and International sessions are mixed, there will be a mix of languages also at the camp during the dates of international sessions and regular sessions overlapping.