Okanagan Hockey Camps

FAQ

Why should I choose an Okanagan Hockey Camp?

Okanagan Hockey Camps has offered professional hockey instruction since 1963. Our mission is to create an innovative, structured, safe and positive environment so all players can develop their skills while working hard and having fun. We pride ourselves on being the industry leader in developing youth hockey players through our full-day fully supervised summer camp program. We have professional staff, world-class facilities and excellent operations in multiple locations and for a wide range of skill levels and development requirements from beginner to advanced.

What locations do you offer summer camps?

Okanagan Hockey offers summer camps in Penticton, Calgary, Kelowna and Edmonton. Each location offers a variety of specialized camps to help youth grow and develop during the off season. Click on “Camp descriptions” to see what camp is a best suited for you!

What age groups do you offer?

From little tykes to advanced teenagers, Okanagan Hockey camps are structured to fit the needs of a variety of ages; starting from the grass-roots.  If your child is interested in experimenting with hockey, our Learn-to-play- (Age 4-6) is a camp designed to engage young children in a fun and encouraging environment, and get them excited about the game of hockey!

Do you have an age reference guide?

Level                     Age                            Birth Year

Pre-Novice             6 (and younger)          2014/2015

Minor Novice          7                                2013

Novice (Mite)         8                                2012

Minor Atom            9                                2011

Atom (Squirt)        10                               2010

Minor Peewee        11                               2009

Peewee                  12                               2008

Minor Bantam         13                               2007

Bantam                 14                               2006

1 yr Midget            15                               2005

2 yr Midget            16                               2004

3 yr Midget            17                               2003

What skills levels do you offer?

Initiation – ages 5 & 6

Novice – ages 7 & 8

Atom – ages 9 & 10

Pee Wee – ages 11 & 12

Bantam – ages 13 & 14

Midget – ages 15-17

Is the camp fully supervised on and off the ice?

Yes! At Okanagan Hockey we believe full supervision is extremely important at all times during summer camps. Parents are able to “drop and go” following the outlined counselor check-in/ check-out procedure. Our counselors are trained leaders who lookout for each and every camper on and off the ice. Not only are they supervising throughout the entire camp day, they are more than happy to help with skates and equipment.

Learn to Play, Novice, and Atom parents are more than welcome to be in the dressing room helping prepare their players for the ice. Parents/ families are welcome to stay and view all events throughout the day, except lunch. Parents are not allowed in the lunch room.

How much ice time do players get?

Ice time varies depending on each camp, however it is between 1.25 hrs (Learn-To- Play) and 2.5 hrs. This allows players to experience many other important components of hockey such as conditioning, off- ice drills and team building. Please refer to the camp description for more details on the ice time for your particular camp.

What is the player to Instructor ratio?

All of our instructors here at Okanagan Hockey have extensive hockey backgrounds that include playing, coaching, training, and teaching.

  • Learn-to-play - 5:1 instructor ratio.
  • All other camps - 7:1 instructor ratio.
  • Goalie camps - 3:1 instructor ratio.

What camps do you offer for forwards?

Learn-To-Play (Ages five to 7-year-olds) 

3S Camp Skater (Ages six to 8-year-olds) 

Shooters and Scorers Camp Skater (Ages eleven to 16-year-olds) 

Power Skating/Battle and Compete COMBO Camp (Ages nine to 16-year-olds) 

Power Skating/Shooters COMBO Camp (Ages nine to 16-year-olds) 

Speed and Skills Camp with Brett Mclean (Ages ten to 16-year-olds) 

Contact and Performance Camp (Ages thirteen to 14-year-olds) - Click Here!

Conditioning and Performance Camp (Ages none to 16-year-olds)


What camps do you offer for Defense?

Defence Camp Skater (Ages ten to 16-year-olds) 

Contact and Performance Camp (Ages thirteen to 14-year-olds) 

Conditioning and Performance Camp (Ages nine to 16-year-olds)

What goalie camps do you offer?

3S Camp-Goalie (Six to 8-year-olds)

Practice Goalie Spots (Ages nine to 16-year-olds) 

Specialized Goalie Only Camps (Ages nine to 16- year-olds) 

Intensive Goalie Camp (Ages eleven to 17- year-olds)

Hockey Canada Goalie Camp (Ages eleven to 17- year-olds) 

Which camp should my player take?

We have a full range of camp offerings for goalies and skaters from ages 5 to 17 years old. Take some time to review our camp descriptions page. You will find videos, camp descriptions, camp deliverables, sample schedules, and location offerings for all camps. Can’t decide which location to go to? You can also choose your camp by desired location:

You can call us anytime and one of our camp specialists will be happy to help you choose the right camp for your player.

Toll-free 888-844-6611 or email us at info@okanaganhockey.com

Do you have camps for beginners?

Yes! We all need to start somewhere! Here at Okanagan Hockey, we welcome everyone, as our instructors are able to adapt to various skill levels in order to provide clear instruction. Each instructor has their own coaching style and utilizes their expertise to teach in a fun way; to help beginners better understand the fundamental skills of the game!

We have two introductory camps:

Learn-To-Play (Ages five to 7-year-olds) 

3S Camp Skater (Ages six to 8-year-olds) 

Do you have camps that teach contact?

Interested in increasing contact confidence and learning more about checking-angling, situational and spatial awareness? Okanagan Hockey’s Contact and Performance Camp is the camp for you! Once contact is introduced into the game, it is essential to know the proper techniques to protect yourself and to use body contact to your advantage in a safe manner. Click Here to register!

Do you have multi-week camps?

Our only multi week camp is our OKANAGAN HOCKEY 4S TRAINING CAMP

Join OHA Coach and former NHL player, Mike Needham for an intense two weeks of on ice and off ice training this summer. Mike has an impressive playing and coaching resume which includes being a member of the 1992 Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins.

This camp will push you to be better while teaching critical hockey IQ skills to improve your hockey sense. If you want to improve your chances on playing on the top team, this camp is for you.

Click here to register for 1 or both weeks – Camp Fees $1000/week!

If you are looking for two consecutive weeks of camp, give us a call and we can help you choose two back-to-back camps that would suit your player! 888-844-6611

Do you have female only camps?

We do not offer female only camps, however almost all of our camps are co-ed and we strongly encourage females to register! We aspire to empower girls and women in sport, and help them to develop within the game of hockey.

Can my player play up a level?

We ask that parents register their player in the correct age group. We strive to satisfy 100% of our participating families. All of our camps and programs are designed specifically for the allotted age groups and camp formats. In order to execute our programs as intended, we must maintain appropriate age groups. 

Exception: OHG reserves the right to find the best camp fit for our participants. After the first day in camp, if you feel your player is too strong for the camp, go see the camp co-ordinator directly (introduced during welcome orientation). We can set-up an evaluation, and if approved by OHG, find a better camp fit. 

How do I choose the right camp for my player?

Our camp descriptions page on our website outlines everything that you need to know, along with the details to help you pick the perfect camp for your child. If you have attended our camps before, we suggest that you look back at your child’s evaluation booklet, to see which camp was recommended by their coach!

If you have any further questions, we are here to help! Please call: 1-888- 844-6611 to speak with any one of our customer service experts!

Why should I choose an Okanagan Hockey Camp?

Okanagan Hockey Camps has offered professional hockey instruction since 1963. Our mission is to create an innovative, structured, safe and positive environment so all players can develop their skills while working hard and having fun. We pride ourselves on being the industry leader in developing youth hockey players through our full day fully supervised summer camp program. We have professional staff, world class facilities and excellent operations in multiple locations and for a wide range of skill levels and development requirements from beginner to advanced.

When does summer camp registration open?

Okanagan Summer Hockey Camps registration is open from October until August! Registration is now open for summer 2020!

How can I register?

You can register online or by phone. Our toll-free number is 888-844-6611. Call us and speak to one of our camp specialists who will be happy to help you choose the right camp for your player!

I’m having trouble registering online, what’s happening?

Birth Years: All camps have birth year restrictions. You must register your player for the appropriate birth year, otherwise you will not be able to proceed. Altering your player’s birth year is not permitted. Please note, OHG reserves the right to find the best camp fit for our participants.

Blank question fields: Many of our registration fields are required. You will not be able to proceed to the next registration page, until all required fields are complete. Please be as detailed as possible when filling out the registration, as some camps do have a review process that determines your player’s ability to participate in camp.

Do I get a discount for booking more than one camp?

Absolutely you can! For the biggest savings, register for your multiple camps at the same time. All discounts are calculated during the final page in your “checkout process” We have sibling discounts, multi-camp discounts, and promotional discounts. All coupon codes are entered during your “checkout process,” discounts are automatically calculated prior to final payment. 

Is there a sibling discount?

Yes! Please register all family members at the same time in order to receive our sibling discount. If you decide to register an additional child after previously registering another, please call 1-888- 844-6611 or email info@okanaganhockey.com to receive your discount!

What does the registration fee go towards?

At Okanagan Hockey Group, our top camp specialists strive to accommodate all of our customers’ needs by providing outstanding service. The registration fee of $31.50 enables our team to do exactly that! By providing you with the latest in registration technology to guarantee security and peace of mind with your personal information. It also allows us to provide you with ‘no charge’ camp changes and cancellations up to May 1st of each year.

Are there any other discounts available?

There are no other discounts available unless you have a coupon code which you would have received with one of our promotions. 

What are my payment options?

Okanagan Hockey offers an economical way to meet payment deadline requirements for registration. You are more than welcome to pay in full, or you can select one of our payment plans!

1st Payment plan: Our payment plan provides parents with a bit of a grace period, and will charge your credit card in TWO separate installments. This payment will be made on the 15th of each month following registration. We require a $200 deposit to secure your spot at the time of registration.

i.e.,     First payment - January 15th /20

Second payment - February 15th /20

2nd Payment plan: Our payment plan provides parents with a bit of a grace period, and will charge your credit card in THREE separate installments. This payment will be made on the 15th of each month following registration. We require a $200 deposit to secure your spot at the time of registration.

i.e.,     First payment - January 15th /20

Second payment - February 15th /20

Third payment- March 15th /20

Is there a meal plan?

Running late? Can’t get to the grocery store? DON’T WORRY! At each location, Okanagan Hockey Camps offer a meal plan to all families! This is optional, as families who do not wish to receive the meal plan can still provide a packed lunch for their child.

The meal plan includes a healthy snack and a hot lunch every day while your child is at camp. The hot lunch is buffet style and includes a main (i.e., chicken) with a side (i.e., potato wedges) and each meal is served with a healthy salad and fruit snack to keep you kids nourished and energize!

Meal plans are available at the time of registration AND/OR on the first day of camp, at check-in.

Cost: $90.00 (optional) in addition to camp fees.

Do you offer Cancellation Insurance?

Yes! Cancellation insurance is ONLY available when you register online. It is offered through a third party and allows you to cancel your registration at any time BEFORE your camp session begins, without any financial penalty. If you cancel part way through your camp session, this insurance allows you to receive a partial refund.

What is your cancellation policy?

Okanagan Hockey offers a full refund with no financial penalty up until May 1st.

After May 1st until June 1st, a $75 administration fee applies, and any remaining fees will be refunded back onto your credit card.

THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS PROVIDED FOR OKANAGAN HOCKEY CAMPS AFTER JUNE 1ST!

What is your Cancellation Policy?

Okanagan Hockey offers a full refund with no financial penalty up until May 1st.

After May 1st until June 1st, a $75 administration fee applies, and any remaining fees will be refunded back onto your credit card.

THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS PROVIDED FOR OKANAGAN HOCKEY CAMPS AFTER JUNE 1ST!

Can I change camps?

Yes! You can transfer camps free of charge, however, transfers are subject to availability. You can transfer camps ONLY if there is space available in the camp you wish to switch into. Our camp registration operates on a first come first serve basis.

What is included in the off-ice session?

Off-ice sessions are made up of a variety of components that vary based on age and location. If you have any further questions regarding off-ice training, please give us a call at 1-888- 844-6611x 3354 to speak with any one of our camp specialists!

Can I go on a wait-list if my camp is full?

Yes, we do! Our waitlist starts as soon as the camp becomes full. At the beginning of our camp season, kids will move around and switch into different camps that are better suited for them. This often opens up space so that children on the waitlist can join. *Please note: Just because you are on the waitlist DOES NOT mean that space will come available. Our camp registration operates on a first come first serve basis, so remember to register early to secure your spot!

Can my player bring a phone/device?

Please leave phones and devices at home for safe-keeping! Okanagan Hockey is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen items. Your player is here to learn, be a leader and make new friends and enjoy a great hockey camp experience! We thank you for your cooperation.

Do we need to check our child in and out each day?

You do not need to check your child in each day; only on the first day of camp. However, if your child needs to leave early for any reason before their camp day officially ends, then please sign them out. Please make sure that you talk to your child’s camp counselor before leaving the premises.

What do I need to bring to camp?

Please download this camp checklist to ensure you have everything you need for your summer hockey camp!

DOWNLOAD THIS CAMP CHECKLIST

Review this checklist to make sure you are ready for your summer hockey camp experience!

WHAT TO BRING:

  • On-Ice Hockey Equipment and Stick (s) as per Hockey Canada/ USA Hockey.
  • Neck guard
  • At least 2 sticks
  • Thermal underwear and jock
  • Hockey socks (knit)
  • Sharp skates and hockey socks
  • Stick and sock tape
  • Water Bottle (we sell them too!)
  • Athletic Clothing: T-shirts, shorts, hoody
  • Athletic Shoes and sports socks
  • Ball Cap
  • Sun-screen and additional sun protection are a great idea.
  • Please label your belongings!

*JERSEYS WILL BE PROVIDED*

FOOD/ DRINKS & HYDRATION

  • If you have purchased the meal program, lunch and snacks will be provided
  • If you have not purchased meal program already, you can call in to purchase the program or you can purchase it on the first day of your camp
  • Otherwise, please bring your own lunch/snacks
  • All camp groups will eat together as a team in the appropriate facilities
  • There are multiple water stations on campus to keep your water bottle topped up
  • Remember to keep your water bottle with you for ALL activities

This is a full-day camp with a full daily itinerary. Please come prepared each day with all the necessary equipment, items, and gear to execute all events appropriately.

Okanagan Hockey Camps are ready for you! Are you ready for camp?

See you on the ice!

Looking for a program you can trust?

We have over 50 years of experience.

Josh Mahura

At the end of grade nine, my parents and I decided it would be beneficial for both my hockey and scholastic development to attend OHA the next year. We toured other hockey academies, but ultimately felt OHA was the best fit for me. The coach’s and trainer’s expertise allowed me to learn more about the game, further develop my skills, strength and stamina and readied me to enter the WHL as a competent and confident 16 year old. With the support of great teachers and tutors my grades improved and I made friends that will last a lifetime. I highly recommend OHA for the player who is looking to take their game, grades and life skills to the next level."