Frequently Asked Questions
If you’ve got a few questions about our camps, participation, or BaxterSports in general, please take a look at some of the frequently asked questions that other sports parents have inquired about in the past. If you don’t find an answer here, please send us a message via the Contact section and we’ll get back to you shortly.
Help, I need your Tax ID
Here you go: 47-4911672. It’s also printed on the bottom of all BaxterSports camp registration receipts.
My kid has never played soccer. Is that okay?
What kinds of health & safety precautions are you taking in regards to COVID-19?
Your child’s physical and mental well being is our top priority. We value your trust, and we understand how difficult it is for parents to navigate what’s the best thing for our kids right now. You can find our most current COVID guidelines here.
What if we left behind our water bottle, hoodie, socks, cleats and lunch box? Any chance you found them?
Labels are a camp parent’s best friend. If anything left behind has your child’s full name on it, we will make every possible effort to return said item to you. Additionally, we encourage campers to take responsibility for the care and keep of their belongings, and we will display lost and found items at our check in/out tent daily. However, please note that sports camp is not the place to bring items of monetary or sentimental value.
What if we need to cancel or reschedule?
Stuff happens, we get that and we’re happy to help. If you need to make any changes to a camp reservation, call 458-207-6375 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get you set.
Our cancellation policy is as follows:
– Reschedule for different camp dates or credit for future camp dates – no charge
– Cancellation prior to the 2 week period before camp start date – 90% of registration fee refunded
– Cancellation within 2 weeks of camp start date – 70% of registration fee refund
– Cancellation on or after camp start date – no refund
What if it rains, or there's smoke, or temps climb above 100 degrees?
As Portlanders, it just goes with the territory, we play when it’s wet outside. Unless there is a tremendous soaking and we risk damaging the fields, our camps occur rain or shine. When excessive heat is cause for concern, we will modify our daily schedule to keep kids cool: increasing shade and water time, limiting strenuous exercise to mornings, and in some cases ending camp early before the hottest portion of the day. Air quality events due to fire, pollutants or other natural phenomena, may also cause us to take mitigating actions including limiting programming hours or canceling camp. In the case of cancellations, we will do our best to provide opportunities to “make up” for multiple missed days through credits for future programming. Every family has their own threshold for difficult conditions, and we encourage parents to use their best judgment in regards to the needs of their own child.
Where are the camps held?
As we doggedly search for dedicated indoor space, our camps are all currently held in the great outdoors! Rain or shine, we have camp locations at a variety of parks throughout the Portland area. You can find them on the individual camp pages with driving directions or check out our locations page.
Is my child going to have fun?
If we could legally guarantee something like that we would. But since we can’t, we’ll just say that our camps have been providing a fun, exciting, and encouraging environment for children for over a decade. As we’ve been voted Portland’s Best Summer Camp for eight years in a row, we’d like to think we’ve found the magical formula for putting on a great camp!
Will the camps help my athlete's development?
Absolutely. Our founder, Brian Baxter, is not only a former collegiate athlete but has been a practicing Sport Psychology counselor for over two decades. His vision is to provide an environment that is both enjoyable and challenging. The athletes at our camps are provided with tools they need to develop their skills, as well as themselves as a whole.
How are the kids grouped/can my child be in the same group as a friend?
We group campers by age range, so they are generally in small groups with kids their own age. They will spend most of the day with their peers, and part of the day with the larger group, interacting with all ages. We can absolutely put kids in groups with a friend (or two or three). Simply make the request when you register or shoot us an email before camp begins.