Frequently Asked Questions
Check here for the most frequently asked questions. If you cannot find your question, please email us so we can add it to this page!
Are there any discounts or scholarships?
Due to NCAA rules, we can not offer any discounts or scholarships to the general public. However, if you are a current University employee, please email email@example.com from your University email account for a 10% discount code.
What happens after I register?
Once we have received your registration, you will be sent confirmation to the email address you entered during registration. Additional information about the camp you registered for will come to that same email address as the camp dates gets closer.
When should I register?
Many of our camps have sold out the past few years and are filling up faster and faster each year. Registrations are processed on a first come, first serve basis.
Do you keep a waitlist once the camps are full?
Yes, we do keep a waitlist. Waitlists are kept in case of cancellations. If the camp you want is full, when you try to register, you will receive a message that you have the option to be placed on a waiting list. When a spot opens up, a member of the staff will contact you to see if you want that spot.
Do I need to fill out the insurance information?
Yes. University requires us to have proof of insurance on file for every camper. You will not be allowed to participate until the form is completed.
I've already registered, but something has come up and my daughter can't attend camp. What's your cancellation policy?
We will charge a cancellation fee (15% of the cost of camp). Notice must be received the day before camp begins. No refunds will be given the morning of camp or after camp begins. Email is preferred so we have a written request with date and time.
** PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE NO ON CAMPUS DORMS FOR THE SUMMER OF 2023 **
Do you have on campus overnight camps this summer?
No, but we have partnered with the Double Tree Hotel. Please contact:
Can parents observe the training sessions?
Yes! Parents are welcome to come watch any training session. Parents are especially invited to come watch the last camp session and closing ceremonies. Please check with your daughter to see what gym she will be in.
PARENTS may enter campus at Entrance #8 (University Blvd and Stockton) or Entrance #18 (Rice Blvd and Wilton). Our campus map can be found on our Downloads page.
Parents are welcome to drive by Tudor Fieldhouse on "College Way Loop Road" to drop off or pick up their child. Staff members will be out front to help expedite this process.
Parents are also welcome to park in Hess Staff Lot for not more than 15 minutes, and walk their child inside. To enter the lot, press the INTERCOM button and tell the attendant on duty that you are there to drop off your child for camp.
Parents who arrive early or intend to stay longer to watch the session, should NOT park their car on the roads. Please park in any visitor lot and pay with credit card. West Lot 1 is the closest visitor lot to Tudor Fieldhouse. A list of parking lots for visitors and fees is available at: http://parking.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=177
CAMPERS may drive to camp and park their cars during camp. They are required to turn in their keys at registration. They will receive them back at checkout. Campers are responsible for all costs associated with parking on campus. Please contact us directly to determine these costs. They are set by parking and vary from year to year and for the particular lot used. Parking costs must be paid at registration. You will receive a parking tag for your car that must be displayed.
Sorry, but our Volleyball Camp cannot provide assistance with appeals for tickets issued by The University or the City of Houston and will not pay for any citations received while at camp.
Training / Schedule
Who are the Volleyball Camp coaches?
The University head coach Genny Volpe and assistant coaches John Klanac and Trey Cruz set the curriculum for training, but our Volleyball Camp also brings in college, club, and high school coaches from around the country. We also are proud to have many of our current players actively involved in coaching the camps.
Where can I find a camp schedule?
Specific camp schedules can be found on this website and by going to www.riceowls.com, clicking on the volleyball link and choosing the camp tab on the left side of the page in the scroll down menu. This link will take you to the PDF version of the camp brochure. All available scheduling information is on that form. Please remember that these schedules are tentative and are subject to change.
What is the ratio of campers to coaches?
Our Volleyball camp tries to keep a camper to coach ratio of 8:1.