1. July 27 – 31 Rep All Skills Camp (Boys and Girls) @ Goderich Recreation and Community Centre


A Camp for Players playing rep level hockey.

Please note there’s a 10% discount for the following options: (1) families registering more than one sibling, (2) registering in two or more programs. Or (3) register as a group of 6 and save more…15%. Email [email protected] for the discount code and send the list of six players please.

Openings Available

Cost (No HST on Hockey Camp): $425 (Full Day), + $775 (Residence option…hst included in the cost ), $325 Goalies (Full Day), + $775 (Residence Option…hst included in the cost) @ Goderich Recreation Centre
Daily off-ice activities (daily quick feet fitness, yoga, Eric’s Jam Session, cooperative games, nature escape, stream walking, age appropriate resistance training etc.)
Two daily ice times..130-minutes of on-ice training per day

All campers will receive a custom made wood puck by Eric Calder
30 Players per group and 3 goalies, 6 of the 30 are residence camp spots

Born in 2009 to 2006 8:15 am to 4:30 pm

More detailed info below for the residence camp


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 All Skills Training Rep Hockey Camp  July 27 – 31 @ Goderich Recreation and Community Centre

Head Ice – Eric Calder
Two Options: Day Camp (24 player spots and 3 goalie spots) or Residence Camp (6 spots)….for players playing representative hockey. 

The camp offers two active ice times designed to enhance and define the skills needed to succeed (80-minutes, flood, 50-minutes). The participants begin with power skating and power skills (full ice and small zone ice continuous movement patterns) and then rotate in small balanced groups through stations working on individual skills such as skating, shooting, passing, dekes, defending, stick handling, checking and more. Each session has a specific focus and progression over the course of the week. In later sessions we introduce individual and team tactics (passing). The final component of each session is a small ice games…lots of different ones. This training format keeps everyone active throughout, thereby maximizing skill development time.

One distinguishing plus for Skills Plus Hockey Camps is the leadership on the ice and off the ice. Eric Calder (On-Ice Head Instructor and Camp Organizer) has 20 plus years of on ice teaching experience at Skills Plus Hockey Camps, has his highest level of Coaching (High Performance 2), is a Hockey Canada Certified Skills Coach(new stream issued by Hockey Canada) and has learned a lot with thousands of on-ice practical teaching hours. Off-ice the group leaders are most of time trained teachers with the Ontario School Board and who have been teaching camps at Skills Plus Hockey for many years now. I encourage you to go to the bio page and have a look. This is the biggest distinguishing feature that separates Skills Plus Hockey from other hockey camps in the area. Goalies will participate in lots of goalie specific drills and a dedicate goalie instructor is assigned. The on-ice activities are schedule for first thing in the morning. All dat campers will meet at the rink to start the day.

The off-ice activities will take part at 79176 Bluewater Hwy….a twelve acre property that borders the Naftels Creek Conservation arena (125 acres). We will travel by school bus each day after the on-ice hockey. The property has lots of trails and nature. A number of different stations / areas are set up for a variety of activities throughout the afternoon.  The Rep level and specialty camps place more of a focus on hockey-related off- ice fitness with the use of the Quick Feet dryland program to enhance core strength and the aerobic and anaerobic base needed to perform at a competitive level. Other activities are cooperative games, yoga, stream walking, obstacle course training, age appropriate resistance training, music social (Eric’s jam session…below), and more.

Back again will be Eric’s jam session. I love to play guitar, harmonica and sing in my spare time. I used to play and perform in bars in Europe when I was playing pro hockey. I’ve been playing for years and have enjoyed singing to all the groups that have attended camp. I’ve had a lot of positive comments from attendees and look forward to playing again this year.

All summer camps are co-ed, with participants divided into sub-groups according to ability. The girls who attend camp will share a dressing room together…at times they’ll have some separate activities off-ice together.

Day Campers will be bused back to the arena at the end of the day for pick up….4:30pm. Residence Campers will stay at the property.

Residence Campers: All residence campers must be registered in the full day hockey camp to be eligible for the residence option. There’s just 6 spots in total for the residence option. Three players will share a glamping tent…equipped with single cot beds and dresser space for belongings. On site there’s are two bathrooms and an outhouse to share with camp staff. The main lodging headquarters is a homestead log cabin built around the 1900’s with a large stone hearth fireplace, situated in a full bush forest where a small stream meanders. Naftels Creek flows through the conversation area and is about a 1km hike via the trail network.

Schedule: Arrive Sunday afternoon (3pm) and can wander the property and conservation….barbecue with campers and families (5pm to 6pm)…Pick up Friday at the Arena (4:30pm). All meals are included. It’s possible to arrange a late pick up if needed.