Summer Camps

Hockey

Our camps have sport-specific components that were designed with guidance from the University of Alberta Golden Bears and Pandas Head Coaches, while the delivery of the programming is carried out by alumni of the Golden Bears and Pandas as well as by current varsity athletes. Our sport camp programming and age groups are consistent with the guidelines of each sport’s Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) framework. 

In addition to the sport-specific training each participant will receive, camp participants will also take part in a number of familiar games which we have adapted to help our participants improve their fundamental movement skills. This will not only serve as a platform for future participation and competition in whichever sport they choose to play, but it will also improve the sport skills associated with the camp they’re presently enrolled in.
 

Camp Stage Descriptions

FUNdamentals

Explore:

The goals of this camp are to build fundamental hockey skills and improve general athletic skills. Half of the camp will be spent on the ice at Clare Drake Arena where participants will develop their skating, passing, shooting and puck-handling skills through fun drills and modified game play. The other half of the camp day will be dedicated to age-appropriate multi-sport activities designed to improve fundamental movement skills that support and complement the skills taught in the hockey sessions.

  • No previous hockey experience is required, but participants must be able to skate.
  • Participants may be grouped based on age and/or current skill level.
  • Participants are required to come with full hockey equipment including their own stick along with suitable athletic clothing and footwear for the multi-sport sessions.
  • All participants will receive a camp hockey jersey.
  • Camp Cost $400

Engage:

The goals of this camp are to develop technical and tactical hockey skills. Half of the camp will be spent on the ice at Clare Drake Arena where participants will strengthen their skating, passing, shooting and puck-handling skills. Core concepts of offensive and defensive play will be taught through drills and games. The other half of the camp day will be dedicated to age-appropriate multi-sport activities designed to improve fundamental movement skills that support and complement the skills taught in the hockey sessions.

  • Previous competitive minor hockey experience is required.
  • Participants may be grouped based on age and/or current skill level.
  • Participants are required to come with full hockey equipment including their own stick along with suitable athletic clothing and footwear for the multi-sport sessions.
  • All participants will receive a camp hockey jersey.
  • Camp Cost $415

Learn-to-Train

Explore:

The goals of this camp are to build hockey skills and strengthen general athletic skills. Half of the camp will be spent on the ice at Clare Drake Arena where participants will develop their skating, passing, shooting and puck-handling skills. Basic concepts of offensive and defensive play will be taught through drills and games. The other half of the camp day will be dedicated to age-appropriate multi-sport activities designed to improve fundamental movement skills that support and complement the skills taught in the hockey sessions.

  • This is not a beginner camp; previous hockey experience is required.
  • Participants may be grouped based on age and/or current skill level.
  • Participants are required to come with full hockey equipment including their own stick along with suitable athletic clothing and footwear for the AIM sessions.
  • All participants will receive a camp hockey jersey.
  • Camp Cost $400

Engage:

The goals of this camp are to develop technical and tactical hockey skills. Half of the camp will be spent on the ice at Clare Drake Arena where participants will strengthen their skating, passing, shooting and puck-handling skills. Core concepts of offensive and defensive play will be introduced through drills and games. The other half of the camp day will be dedicated to age-appropriate multi-sport activities designed to improve fundamental movement skills that support and complement the skills taught in the hockey sessions.

  • Previous competitive minor hockey experience is required.
  • Participants may be grouped based on age and/or current skill level.
  • Participants are required to come with full hockey equipment including their own stick along with suitable athletic clothing and footwear for the multi-sport sessions.
  • All participants will receive a camp hockey jersey.
  • Camp Cost $415