Camp History

Chip Rohr Soccer camp was founded in 1978.

Then Linton Hall Athletic Director Bill Farquhar saw a need and opportunity for a Summer Sports Camp on the campus. Mac Tredway, a local soccer enthusiast and referee, was coaching the middle school team at Linton Hall. He had a love of soccer and a strong administrative mind, but lacked soccer camp experience and know-how.

Mac had met Chip Rohr, whose family Bill had known for years, at a local high school practice. Chip had 5 years of camp experience with Randolph-Macon Soccer Camp, Virginiaís first residential soccer camp, experience as a high school coach, and was a USSF-licensed coach.

Bill Farquharís idea quickly became a reality and Linton Hall Soccer Camp began with Mac Tredway as Administrative Director and Chip Rohr as Director of Coaching. This Camp was the first residential soccer camp in Northern Virginia, but also accepted day campers.

In the early 1990ís, Macís full-time position at Northern Virginia Community College expanded and he could no longer find the time to continue with his administrative camp duties. About the same time, Linton Hall School decided to drop its residential program and become strictly a day school. Linton Hall also decided that since they did not own or administer the soccer camp, it was not appropriate for it to be called Linton Hall Soccer Camp---and requested a name change.

When Mac Tredway stepped down, Chip soon took full control of the camp as owner, administrator and director of coaching. It seemed appropriate to change the camp name to Chip Rohr Soccer Camp.

The camp is still run with the basic philosophy of respect for everyone, respect for the game, and fun for all that Bill, Mac and Chip developed from the early years. The camp daily routine is basically the same, especially the daily popsicle break on the picnic tables. And the emphasis continues to be learning through fun, and Chip continues to hire a staff that puts the campersí best interests first.

Mac and Bill are no longer with us, but their spirit is: Macís grandchildren have been campers! Both men would be happy to see that many of our campers have excelled not only in travel and high school soccer but also in all levels of college soccer. But they would probably be happier to see so many continue to return as campers, then counselors, and sometimes even coaches at the camp they envisioned.