Develop into a dominant defender with three hours of daily on-ice skill development, in a camp that will hone the key skills and tactics needed to succeed at a competitive level in the upcoming season. Register now – this camp sold out last year!


Birth Years 2005 to 2011
Cost $525

Bell Sensplex – Week 3 (July 15-19) 

Richcraft Sensplex – Week 4 (July 22-26)

  • The camp will begin with skating instruction and then quickly progress to development of the skills and tactics needed to successfully play defence.
  • Includes work on defending 1-on-1s, 2-on-1s, and 3-on-2s, defensive zone positioning, puck handling, passing, techniques to escape pressure forechecking, puck support, quick shots, one-timers, keep-ins, footwork, and much more.
  • Participants will also be integrated into drills with the Offensive Skills & Tactics and Modified Goalie camps, facing live opposition.
  • Elite instructors from FitQuest (Bell Sensplex) or Titan Performance Center (Richcraft Sensplex) will lead off-ice sessions that develop footwork, flexibility speed, agility, hand-eye coordination, and overall fitness, as well as teaching players how to train during the season ahead.
  • To protect the competitive nature of this camp, applications are subject to review. Restricted to male & female players who played competitive hockey during the 2018-19 season (and Novice House A players).

Please note that we will have at least one bilingual instructor with each camp group at the Richcraft Sensplex to accommodate all participants.


Participants in all full-day camps have the option of purchasing a quality lunch plan provided by Stanley’s Fresh Grill at the Bell and Richcraft Sensplex at a cost of $12 day including taxes and gratuities ($12/day or $60/week all-in). Participants may also pack their own lunch; though please note that our camps are a nut-free environment.

Meal plan options will be added in the near future. 


If you wish to have your camper paired with a friend, please indicate that request upon registering online. We will do our best to accommodate requests, but please be mindful that we cannot guarantee that friend requests will be honoured, as groupings are based on age, skill level and enrollment date.

Start & End Times / Pre & Post-Camp Care

Sign-in times for individual camps typically fall between 7:15 AM and 9:15 AM, while sign-out times are usually between 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM. Specific start and end times for each camp will be posted on individual camp pages by early February. We do not charge for pre or post camp care within the range of sign-in and sign-out times during that specific camp week and are happy to make accommodations for supervision for your child should you have other commitments. We ask that you notify us by email should you need to drop off your child early or pick him/her up late. Please note that early drop-off or late pick-up activities will not involve formal programming, but will feature supervision by camp staff.

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