Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


What ages are eligible to participate in the 7on7 Okoboji Shootout or the Boji Big Man Challenge?

High School athletes who are entering grades 9 through 12 in the fall of 2014 are eligible to participate in the 7on7 Okoboji Shootout or the Boji Big Man Challenge. We anticipate the competition to be intense, yet enjoyable. Athletes will learn offensive and defensive passing skills taught by college coaches from all over the Midwest. However, we strongly suggest that you check with your coach or athletic director if there are any questions about eligibility in your state or area.

Is this a padded football camp?

No, LeVar Woods Football Academy is a non-padded, skills instruction academy. We do suggest that our campers wear mouth guards when participating in instruction and drills.

Does LWFA help campers with college recruiting?

Campers who attend LWFA will work with instructors that have been recruited and played for major universities. They will also have the opportunity to work with some of college football’s best coaches, including those that are heavily involved in recruiting. HS campers will receive instruction on the “Dos & Don’ts” of the recruiting process, including: what coaches look for in the players they recruit, how to select a college that is right for you, things to do that will make you more desirable to colleges, and how to make a good highlight tape.

Do you offer a shuttle service from the airport?

We do offer a shuttle to and from the Sioux Falls Regional Airport (FSD), in Sioux Falls, SD. There is a $35.00 round trip fee per camper. If you choose to use our shuttle, we will need a copy of your flight information two weeks in advance. You can email your flight itinerary to: info@levarwoodsfootball.com

What airport should I use?

The only airport we offer our shuttle service for is the Sioux Falls Regional Airport (FSD), in Sioux Falls, SD. Other airports in the surrounding areas include: Sioux Gateway Airport (SUX) in Sioux City, IA (119 mi) and Minneapolis-St Paul Intl Airport (MSP) in Minneapolis, MN (197 mi).


When is my Camp Foster Health History form due?

Camp Foster Health History forms are due by June 15. You will be notified via email no later than 14 days before if we have not received your form. Completed forms (if you haven’t registered online) can be sent to: Camp Foster YMCA PO Box 296 Spirit Lake, IA 51360 or info@campfosterymca.com

What type of accommodations does Camp Foster offer?

  • Nestled along East Lake Okoboji, Camp Foster features comfortable accommodations, delicious meals, and excellent programming.
  • Comfortable Cabins, Nearly All Air-Conditioned
  • Dining Hall
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Amphitheater
  • Recreation Lodge
  • Campfire Sites
  • 214 Wooded Acres
  • 2,100 feet of East Lake Okoboji Shoreline

Are the cabins at Camp Foster air-conditioned?

Yes, nearly all of the cabins are air-conditioned for the campers’ comfort.


Can I send in my registration without a deposit?

No. Registrations will not be accepted without a deposit, and your deposit only holds your spot in the camp. Registrations are accepted in the order they are received, but campers will not be allowed to participate without making a FULL payment.

If I registered online and only paid the deposit, how do I make my final payment?

When you apply online an email is sent back to you immediately with a link you can use when you are ready to make your final payment. If you misplace this email and have a balance due, we send out a reminder email two weeks before the camp start date, providing you with a link to make your final payment.


Can I visit my child while they are attending camp?

You are welcome to come and watch any session your child is participating in. If you need to remove your child for any reason, make sure that someone on the Administrative Staff is notified. We will only allow one of the main contacts listed on the registration form to remove their child from camp.

How do I contact my child in case of emergency?

In case of emergency, call the Bedell Family YMCA at (712) 336-9622, Monday – Friday, between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM and notify them of the emergency and they will notify someone on the Administrative Staff. If there is an emergency after those hours and your child is staying at Camp Foster, please call (712) 336-3272.

Who is responsible if my child is injured or needs medical attention while at camp?

If your child is injured during camp, they will be taken to our athletic trainer immediately, and the athletic trainer will determine if the camper needs further medical attention. If necessary, the athletic trainer will contact the parent/guardian and discuss care options. Cost for treatment of injuries and/or hospitalization is the responsibility of the parent/guardian. We require your insurance information along with your medical release.

Who do I talk to if my child needs to take medication while they are attending camp?

When registering your child on our website, please make this note in the appropriate box. When bringing your child to check in for camp, please bring the medication that is needed and our staff will make sure to administer the medication to your child.

Does camp tuition include lunch?

Yes, lunch will be provided Saturday.

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