All campers attending one of our residential sites will receive Nike t-shirt, Nike backpack, and Nike Soccer ball. Those campers attending one of our Day Camp sites will ONLY receive a Nike t-shirt and Nike backpack and must bring their own ball. ALL campers MUST bring their own water bottle.

I registered online but I did not receive confirmation. Why not?

If you register online and you did not receive confirmation - first check your spam folder. Then reach out to the Firewood Camps team at support@firewoodcamps.com

What types of campers attend?

We are strictly for experienced, serious, committed and dedicated soccer players who want to improve. All campers and teams are grouped by age and ability and compete and train with those at their level. Camps are open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender.For groups of 10 or more, or multi-child families, we offer a $50 Discount per participant for our Residential Camps and a $25 Discount per participant for our Day Camps. Please contact us at info@ralphlundy.com for more information.

Will I receive a confirmation?

Yes. Internet applications will receive an immediate reply. Mailed-in applications will receive confirmation via e-mail, PROVIDED an e-mail address is listed. You MUST include e-mail address on the application where indicated to receive confirmation.

What about phones?

Campers are welcome to bring cell phones (to be used in the dorms only) or during break times at day camp. 

What is the Elite Training School?

Coach Lundy's highly acclaimed residential soccer camp continues to provide a challenge for serious, experienced players by offering the Elite Training School to all players, ages 13-18, looking for advanced tactical training for both field players and goalkeepers. This program is for veteran campers and or players who have played at the highest levels of youth soccer. The curriculum continues to carry on our tradition of developing every player in every aspect of the game.

Please note: If the player is 13 years old, he or she should be accustomed to training and competing with and against older players.

Are Camp Discounts Available?

We offer team and sibling discounts. We also offer occasional EARLY BIRD discounts during the specific times of the year. If interested, contact us for the specific discount code. Please note only one discount code is allowed per camper registration


We recognize that sometimes plans change and you must withdraw your child from camp. Cancellation and reduction in registration must be made in writing and are subject to the following: The cancellation fee for our camps will be $100 per camper/session with the remaining balance refunded. For online registrations, a credit will be issued to the credit card used for initial registration. For all others, a refund check will be mailed. Should a cancellation occur and you wish to roll over the camp fee to another camp and/or year, full credit will be given.

CANCELLATION FOR MEDICAL REASONS -All campers are subject to the above policy; however, concessions may be made in the event of an unavoidable medical cancellation. Should you need to cancel your registration on medical grounds, we ask that you provide a signed medical note from your Doctor and that you contact us directly to discuss the cancellation. In a case of major illness, injury, or serious family situation while at camp, refunds will be provided minus administrative fees and the days spent at camp.

Residential Camper Checklist

Check-in will be Sunday, June 23rd from 11:00am-2:00pm,
Closing Ceremonies will be Wednesday, June 26th, 12:45pm
An email will be sent to all registered campers with Check-in location, daily camp schedule, and camper checklist several days prior to the start of camp

·  $75.00 Key Deposit (Cash or Check ONLY - Made out to: Ralph Lundy Soccer Academy)
·  Water Bottle (labeled with First & Last Name)
·  Soccer shoes - cleated and indoor (or running shoes)
·  Shin guards
·   At least ten (10) pairs of socks
·   Eight (8) pairs of shorts
·   Eight (8) shirts (dark/light colors)
·   Sheets for Dorm sized single bed
·  Pillow & blanket
·  Towels
·  Personal toiletries
·  Goalkeepers SHOULD bring goalkeeper gloves and multiple jerseys

Be sure that all shoes are well broken-in; new shoes are not recommended. Do not bring valuables, jewelry or anything not clearly marked with your name. NOTE: Do not bring any electronic devices. Cell phones are acceptable.

·  Hand sewn NIKE soccer ball
·  NIKE Camp T-shirt
·  NIKE/Ralph Lundy Soccer Academy Backpack

Where do I send the balance of my payment?

Any balance may be mailed at least 14 days in advance of camp to: 

Ralph Lundy Soccer Academy, 
2305 Chadbury Lane
Mount Pleasant, SC

Final payment at check-in is also an option.

What about my roommate preferences at your Residential Camp?

Campers can request a roommate of their choice at the time of online registration. Listing a roommate preference does not guarantee enrollment of the roommate into the camp. We will do our best to fulfill roommate requests; however, we cannot guarantee all  requests. If no preference is indicated, a roommate will be assigned. Rooming assignments are finalized on or after June 1. Campers will find out who their roommates at check-in on Sunday.  Additionally, no changes to rooms/roommates will be made on the day of check-in.

How much spending money should a camper bring to the residential camp?

The recommendation would be $25-$30. Please be aware there is no camp bank. Campers are responsible for the money they bring. The camp snack bar is open daily and all campers will have the opportunity to order pizza for a night snack.

Is there a goalkeeper specific training offered at all camp sessions?

There is specialized goalkeeper training offered for players interested in continuing their specialization in the position. The goalkeeper portion of the camp puts the player in a rigorous and competitive environment. The amount of repetitions each goalkeeper will get is unlike many other goalkeeper specific camps. 

The goalkeeper will participate in goalkeeper specific sessions during the daily sessions and then will combine with the field players for the games at night allowing the goalkeepers to learn and hone their technical ability while learning through and from the game itself. Campers interested in completing the goalkeeper portion of camp are encouraged upon registration to mark goalkeeper in the player selection section. Goalkeepers are asked to bring the necessary equipment: gloves, shin guards, specific jerseys/pants/shorts.

Does the camp provide education regarding college recruitment?

Yes. At the older age residential camps, campers benefit from our College Recruiting Panel Discussion, which features college coaches giving insight into the college recruiting process and the opportunities open to men and women in college soccer.

How do I register my team?

For groups of 10 or more, or multi-child families, we offer a $50 Discount per participant for our Residential Camps and a $25 Discount per participant for our Day Camps. To register your team, contact Ralph Polson (Ralph.Polson@att.net), Assistant Director, for a team discount code, specific to your group.


Each day begins with a technical training session dedicated to teaching the proper techniques of dribbling, passing & receiving, controlling with various surfaces, heading, etc. These sessions will be completed on a blacktop where the player is challenged with the speed of play and the ability to control the ball. During these sessions the camper will absolutely wear the ball out with touches. We feel this is an extremely unique style that greatly benefits each player involved. Goalkeepers will go with the goalkeeper coaches to attend a field session working on the techniques specialized to their own unique position.

 The second session will be conducted as a traditional field session where the player will incorporate the techniques learned in the parking lot onto the field. It is here where the players really learn to use their individual skills to their advantage in more tactical game situations. These sessions will teach the finer points of the game including movement with and without the ball, maintaining ball possession in and out of tight spaces, and building through a more defined system of play. Following this session the players will head to lunch and take a break.

 The third session incorporates more skill-type work; this session will also be on a field setting. Here the players will work on things such as crossing and finishing, combining passes to get forward, and team defending tactics. These sessions, just like the first two, all build on one another to give the player a wide range of reps and experience.

 The players will complete the day with dinner and about four hours of game play. Small sided and full sided games will be played the remainder of the night. Here, the players get to use all of the skills and lessons learned in training and get to apply them to real games.

Do you provide evaluations for campers?

At our Residential Camp, each player receives an honest and accurate written evaluation from the head coach. The evaluation includes both strengths and weaknesses.

Can Parents and Coaches attend sessions?

All sessions are open, and we encourage parents and coaches to visit. Bring your notebooks and video cameras. Copies of the curriculum are always available, upon request

Directions to Academy Sites?

Directions to our Academy sites can be found here.