Dear Bernie Fagan Soccer campers:

Thank you so much for your patience as we continued to evaluate the information from public health officials regarding the safety of hosting camps for the summer of 2021.  We are pleased to announce that we will be offering camps this summer and are excited to see your children on the soccer field soon!

The health and safety of the community, including camp staff, campers, and parents is of paramount importance to us.  It will take all of us – coaches, players, and parents – to participate and follow our safety measures to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19 or other viruses.

We have developed stringent practices and protocols in accordance with the guidelines established by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Oregon Department of Education (ODE), and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, and we will continue to adjust these protocols as necessary.  All of our practices will be accessible in our Summer Camps Pandemic Management Plan.

All camp staff will be trained to implement our safety practices. All families who register for a camp will complete a daily health screening form and will be asked to sign an agreement that they will follow our safety protocols listed below.

TEMPERATURE CHECK AND HEALTH SCREENING FORM

Parents/guardians must complete a temperature check and health screening for their camper before arriving on campus. This form will be emailed to families prior to the start of each camp.

SUNSCREEN

Please apply sunscreen every morning at home and pack some extra (labeled with your camper’s name) so your camper can apply more later in the day.

BACKPACK WITH LUNCH AND WATER

Please pack lunch (in containers that your child can easily open), snacks, and a filled reusable water container. Water fountains are switched off; contactless water stations will be available.

MASK

Campers should bring a minimum of two masks each day. Camp staff will have replacement masks on hand as needed.

  • Parents/guardians must respond to a series of COVID-19 related questions 30 minutes before their camper is at the field each day. All families will be emailed a Google form to complete. Campers may not screen themselves.
  • The first time a camper arrives without a submitted screening, they will have their temperature taken and parents/guardians will be called for additional information. If a second screening is missed, parents/guardians will be notified to pick up their child from camp for the day.
  • Camp staff will also submit daily screening information before arriving on campus.

DROP OFF & PICK UP

  • Designated locations will be assigned for drop off and pick up.
  • Parents/guardians must stay in their cars. Camp staff will escort campers from the parking lot in the morning and back to the lot at the end of each day.
  • Please arrive no more than 15 minutes before your drop-off or pick-up time.

MASKS

  • All campers and staff must wear a mask at camp at all times. Masks need to have two layers of fabric, should fit well, and fully cover the nose and mouth.
  • Masks with valves, gaiters, or bandannas cannot be used.
  • Face shields can be used as an optional added layer of protection, but not alone. The CDC has developed mask guidelines, including material and acceptable types.

HANDWASHING

  • Campers and staff will follow a regular schedule of hand washing, including before and after lunch.
  • Hand washing stations and sanitizer will be available throughout the field to ensure easy access.

PHYSICAL DISTANCING

  • Campers and staff are expected to maintain at least 6 feet distance from one another as much as possible throughout the day.
  • Campers are expected to remain in their designated areas to reduce mixing of groups.
  • Cones will be used to indicate 6 feet distances on the field.
  • Regular reminders and signage about appropriate distance.

EATING AND DRINKING

  • Lunchtime will be held on the field with physical distancing between each camper. Face masks must be worn until campers are ready to begin eating.
  • Campers should bring water bottles to camp each day.
  • No camp provided food or snacks will be available.
  • Campers and staff are expected to stay home when ill.
  • Anyone with a fever of 100.4F or higher must stay home for at least 24 hours after the fever has broken AND after a COVID-19 test is negative.
  • Campers who become ill at camp will be escorted to a separate area on the field.  Parents / guardians will be contacted to arrange a pick-up within the hour.
  • If a community member (employee, camper, parent/guardian) or one of their household members is awaiting COVID-19 test results due to illness or exposure, no one in that household should come to the field.
  • If a camper or parent/guardian or a member of their household tests positive for COVID-19, please contact Bernie Fagan Soccer director, Bernie Fagan (Bernie@BernieFaganSoccer.com). No one from the household should come to campus.

DAILY LOGS

  • Bernie Fagan Soccer staff will manage daily logs in case contract tracing is necessary.

ENHANCED CLEANING

  • Daily cleaning practices are designed to comply with ODE requirements and CDC recommendations, including the types of cleaning products used and the frequency of cleaning.

EQUIPMENT

  • Shared equipment will be limited with disinfectant supplies provided for intermittent cleaning.
  • Campers will not share standard supplies.

CAMP VISITORS

  • At this time, only essential guests whose engagement is mission-critical are invited to the field.
  • Anyone who has traveled outside of Oregon for non-essential travel purposes (recreation or vacation), cannot return to camp until after having quarantined.
  • The safest option is for families to quarantine for 14 days upon your return to Oregon.
  • If families have not had any symptoms, they may consider ending quarantine after 10 days without a COVID test or 7 days with proof of a COVID negative test.

A LIFETIME OF SOCCER BEGINS WITH BERNIE FAGAN SOCCER

RECREATIONAL

BEGINNER TO INTERMEDIATE LEVELS
AGES 5-12

COMPETITIVE

INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED LEVELS
AGES 8-14

REGISTER NOW

REGISTRY IS OPEN
REGISTER ONLINE OR CALL 503.998.9332

KEEP YOUR HIGH SHOTS LOW AND YOUR LOW SHOTS HIGH

– BERNIE FAGAN

OUR COACHES

Coach

Ross Fagan

Ross has the honor of attending the most soccer camps ever!  Growing up with Bernie being a professional player, Ross emulated his father and honed his soccer skills at a very early age making him an outstanding and well respected competitive youth and college player.  With a career as a professional firefighter, Ross also coaches competitive youth teams and trains college teams to reach their peak fitness.

Coach

Hope Glenn

Hope has been a beloved coach at the camps since 1999! Children naturally gravitate to Hope’s upbeat and ultimately positive personality and find that she is one of the best coaches in Portland; parents adore Hope for all the personal attention she provides for each child.Hope has coached competitive youth and high school teams since 1994.

Coach

Julio Loza

Julio played college soccer for Bernie at Warner Pacific College while earning his degree in Health and Physical Fitness. As a natural teacher and an avid soccer player, Julio always brings innovative ways to teach new skills and techniques to kids at all levels of soccer. Julio was also a member of the BFS team who went to the Philippines to coach camp and was a very positive influence. Outside of his teaching career, Julio has coached competitive youth teams and Men’s and Women’s College programs.

Coach

Bobby Greig

Bobby and Bernie met while both were professional players in England. Developing a life-long friendship, Bobby continues to live in England but visits Portland during the summers to coach at the BFS camps. After completing his professional playing career, Bobby went on to teach Health and Physical Education and coach in England. Bobby has been the Director of Essex England Soccer Camps since 1994.

Coach

Matt Atencio

Matt joined the Bernie Fagan Soccer team in 2001 and has made numerous friendships in the Portland area throughout the years. After earning his PhD in Sports Psychology, Matt has lived and coached in Scotland and Singapore and has joined other BFS staff in the Philippines to run camps. Matt was a collegiate player at Colorado College earning regional awards; has coached camps, competitive youth teams, Men’s and Women’s College programs; and has traveled the world playing and coaching.

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