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Texas Play Hard Parent Guide





Mission and Goals for our Summer Programs

Texas Play Hard has designed programs to establish and strengthen stick skills and game concepts in a safe and fun environment.  We aim to create an environment that fosters young athletes to make sound decisions, and grow up to be both responsible and caring. This environment is created through a blend of factors; support, clear boundaries/expectations, commitment to learning, and self-empowerment.


Texas Play Hard focuses on instilling healthy habits of exercise and a balanced diet.

We encourage participants to meet new people in our accepting and inclusive atmosphere.  Confidence, cooperation, and flexibility will allow our campers to have the best experience possible, all while improving skills applicable on and off the lacrosse field.



Character Development

Texas Play Hard believes that character development is a part of who we are. This is an important challenge for all participants- camp staff, players, and parents- demonstrating and accepting positive values of respect, honest, and responsibility.



TPH- St.Stephen's Camp


St. Stephen's Episcopal School

6500 Saint Stephen's Drive

Austin, TX 78746



Camp Staff

Our camp staff will vary year to year: a mix of NCAA coaches, Austin area coaches, and, collegiate level player coaches.

Camp Director: Johanna Owens       512-589-4416




Payment for all camps with be done through the Texas Play Hard page of the “LeagueApps” webservice. Payment is due by dates listed, late fees will be added for payments past due dates.

Bounced Checks-There will be an additional $25.00 fee for any checks that bounce.


Cancellation Policy

50% of your camp tuition is non-refundable for any reason.  If injuries or sickness prevent you from attending our camp we must be notified by May 1, 2018 in order for you to be eligible for a partial refund.

Balances and deposits are transferable to siblings or family members only.


Camp Information

Camp information will vary based upon camp. Expectations for participants are the same for all camps


Expectation for Behavior

  • Follow all instructions of camp staff and immediately consult camp staff if you are uncertain about any instruction given
  • Follow camp schedule and report on time to all activities
  • Participate in all scheduled camp activities (including meals if applicable). The camp director must grant permission for any camper to be excused from scheduled activities.
  • Attendance will be taken throughout the duration of camp
  • Keep camp staff informed of your whereabouts at all times
  • Bring all equipment and personal items required for camp
  • If you are an overnight camper
  1. Keep your dormitory space clean
  2. Dorm rooms are to remain unlocked and doors open, unless campers are changing or sleeping
  3. No keys will be assigned to campers
  • Notify camp staff of any problem. Camp staff is available to campers at any time
  • Follow instructions of police, fire, or emergency personal


Behaviors not permitted

  • Use of profanity or inappropriate language, both verbal and written
  • Leaving camp areas as designated by camp staff. Campers are not permitted to freely walk outside of designated camp areas
  • Spectators are allowed to watch camp sessions in designated areas
  • Vistors are not permitted in camp dorm areas of St. Stephen's Episcopal School
  • Using a motor vehicle during camp. Campers who drive cannot leave camp during camp hours. Please inform camp staff of any extenuating circumstance, and a decision will be discussed
  • Possession and/or consumption of alcohol, tobacco, or illegal substances
  • Possession of lighters, matches, hot plates, kettles, fireworks, lethal weapons, or any other object that the camp staff considers dangerous
  • Possession and/or distribution of indecent literature or images
  • Tampering with fire alarms or any security/safety equipment
  • Inappropriate use of a cell phone during camp- phone may be confiscated for the duration of camp
  • Harassment, bullying, or intimidation of campers or camp staff
  • Violation of state and federal laws
  • For overnight campers in the dorms
  1. Entering a residence hall that is not a lacrosse dorm
  2. You may only sleep in your assigned room
  3. Permitting any person other than a TPH camper to enter that camp building
  4. Moving furniture in any dorm or St. Stephen's building


Drop Off and Pick Up Information

Dropping your camper off on Sunday, June 3rd 6:30-7pm in front of Clayton Gym

  • Follow the schedule for drop off
  • Driving up to the dorms is prohibited, follow the signs and directions from coaches along the way
  • Do not change rooms or roommates for your camper
  • If your camper has a reason that they have to leave camp during the day, please tell the directory ahead of time so we are aware of the situation.

For dropping off items to your camper during the week.

  • Leaving items behind does happen, if this occurs a coach will meet you at the gym or agreed upon meeting spot to retrieve items

Picking up your child on Thursday June 7th after The Ultimate Lacrosse Game at 8:15pm

  • Do not drive up to dorms to pick up your child
  • Make sure the room is clean of trash and that your child has all their items before they leave. Check the refrigerator!
  • Check out with camp staff by signing out your camper.



Monday-Thursday (Half day Campers)

8:15 am Drop off

8:30 am Camp begins: Warm-up 

8:45-11:20 am Rotations: Instructional 

11:20-11:30 am Stretching & Stick tricks 

11:30 am Pick up


Sunday (Overnight Campers)

6:30-7 pm Overnight check in (no dinner provided) 

7:30-9 pm Capture the flag/Floorball

10pm Lights out 


Monday-Wednesday (Commuter & Overnight Campers)

8am Breakfast 

8:30 Morning warm up 

8:45-11:20 Session 1: Instructional 

11:30-12 Lunch (provided) 

12:00-1 Indoor talk/Indoor games/Rest time 

1:15-3:30 Session 2: Instructional 

4-5pm Pool/Rest Time 

5:30-6 Dinner (provided) 

6:15-8 Session 3: GAMES 

10pm Lights Out


Thursday (TRIBAL DAY) 

8 am-12pm Same as Mon-Wed 

12-1pm Tribe time 

1:30-3:30 Tribal Games 

5:30-6 Dinner (provided) 

6:30-8 The Ultimate Lacrosse Game (families invited)

8:15 pm Overnighter check out 


What to Bring

Half-Day campers (6/4-6/7)

  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle (half gallon jug or larger)
  • Stick
  • Goggles
  • Mouth-guard
  • Cleats
  • Snack


Commuter Campers (6/4-6/7)

  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Stick
  • Goggles
  • Mouth-guard
  • Cleats
  • Snack
  • Running shoes (incase we move indoors)
  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Bug Spray
  • Tribal costumes (Native American Theme)

Overnight Campers (6/3-6/7)

  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Stick
  • Goggles
  • Mouth-guard
  • Cleats
  • Snack
  • Running shoes (incase we move indoors)
  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Bug Spray
  • Tribal costumes (Native American Theme)
  • Linens (twin bed) (sheets, blanket, pillow)
  • Sports bras
  • Socks
  • Athletic shorts
  • T-shirts
  • Sleep clothes
  • Bath towel
  • Pillow
  • Toiletries
  • Snacks (shared refrigerator available)