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John Gardner's Hockey Camp

John Gardner's Hockey Camp

John Gardner's Summer Hockey Camp

Boarding CampDay Camp
Aug. 6-10
Sunday-Thursday
Aug. 14-18
Monday-Friday

Director: AOF Varsity Hockey Coach, John Gardner

Coach Gardner's teams have won eight New England Prep Division I Championships and produced numerous college and professional athletes. Under Coach Gardner's leadership, the Avon Old Farms Hockey Program has earned a reputation for excellence throughout the years. As the premier prep school hockey program in New England, it has demonstrated the consistent ability to produce winning teams and develop successful collegiate players as well as several outstanding professional athletes.

Overview

John Gardner's Summer Hockey Camps offer attendees the opportunity to develop their game to their top potential in a fun, competitive, and challenging environment. Throughout the weeks, each player will be involved with strength and speed training, balance work along with core and agility training on and off the ice. Campers are properly grouped by age and skill level.

Coaches will address all hockey skills dedicated to specific development for forwards, defensemen and goaltenders on the ice. These skills include skating techniques, puck control, passing, positional drills, shooting, checking, team building exercises and much more.

Hockey Camp Offerings

Boarding Camp: August 6-10, 2017

Dates

  • August 6-10, 2017, Sunday–Thursday
  • All Campers Check in: Sunday, August 6 from 2 - 4 p.m.
    • followed by a camp meeting, off-ice testing and dinner
  • Camp Ends: Thursday, August 10 at 12 p.m. after the closing games
    • Families are welcome to attend closing games!

Ages

  • Co-ed, 9 to 17 year olds

Staff

  • Coaching staff includes AOF hockey coaches and AOF NHL alumni staff

Cost

  • Boarding Camp: $995
  • Boarding Goalie Camp: $700

Schedule

On-ice sessions will focus on enhancing skating techniques, stick handling, puck control, shooting skills, team concepts, and defensive skills.

  • 3 ice sessions daily
    • Morning session: focus on all fundamental skill areas
    • Afternoon session: focus on team play
    • Evening session: competitive game schedule

Off-ice will include dry land training as well as other hockey specific training.

  • Conditioning
  • Strength training
  • Field sports
  • Instructional films

The Goaltender Program is designed to enhance and maximize each goaltender’s potential with training sessions developed specifically for their position. Goalies will train separately in the morning as well as participate in afternoon activities and evening game sessions with other players. Goaltender sessions will focus on:

  • Agility, speed, coordination, technique, and proper positioning for covering the net
  • Hand-eye and foot-eye coordination drills
  • Drill repetition to create muscle memory

Daily Sample Schedule

Group 1Group 2Group 3
7-7:45 a.m.BreakfastBreakfastBreakfast
8 a.m.On-iceShootingAgility/Stretch
9 a.m.Agility/StretchOn-iceShooting
10 a.m.Indoor Soccer/DodgeballStreet HockeyOn-ice
11 a.m.Goalies/Team HandballGoalies/Indoor HockeyGoalies/Indoor Soccer/Dodgeball
12 p.m.LunchLunchLunch
1 p.m.On-iceAgility/StretchStreet Hockey
2:20 p.m.ShootingOn-iceAgility/Stretch
3:40 p.m.Street HockeyIndoor Soccer/DodgeballOn-ice
5-6 p.m.DinnerDinnerDinner
6:30 p.m.GamesVideo/TeachingStickball
7:40 p.m.VideoGamesStretch
8:50 p.m.Snack BarSnack BarGames
10 p.m.DormDormDorm
10:30 p.m.Lights-outLights-outLights-out

What to Bring

All campers should bring workout clothes with comfortable sneakers in addition to full hockey gear. Boarding campers should bring their own bedding as the camp will not provide linen, sheets, pillow or towels. Dormitories are not air conditioned so it is advised that a fan be packed. Pad locks are suggested if camper is bringing any valuables. For the physical well-being of the counselors, all campers must be able to tie and tighten their own skates.

Prior to Camp

Medical waiver and emergency forms must be received by July 31st. These forms can be found on the Summer Program page of our school website by clicking here.

Photo & Information Release Statement

Throughout the summer, the opportunity may arise for your child's picture to be taken for camp publications. It is assumed that the parent/guardian condones this practice unless a written note stating otherwise is received on or before the first day of camp. For safety reasons we do not publish or release the names or any other personal information about the children whose photos we use or who attend the camp. Your information is confidential and secure.

Disclaimers

For the safety and welfare for all campers, Avon Old Farms Summer Camp reserves the unrestricted right to dismiss any camper whose conduct or influence, in the opinion of the Camp Director, is detrimental to the best interests of the camp. There will be no refunds in this case.

Contact Information

Summer Hockey Camp - Avon Old Farms School - 500 Old Farms Road - Avon, Connecticut 06001
(860) 404-4180 camp@avonoldfarms.com

Day Camp: August 14-18, 2017

Dates

  • August 14-18, 2017, Monday-Friday
  • Check-in: Monday, August 14 from 7:30-8 a.m.
  • Drop-off: at the designated area outside the hockey rink

Ages

  • Co-ed, 9 to 15 year olds

Times

  • 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Cost

  • Day Camper: $600
  • Day Goalie Camper: $495

Staff

  • Coaching staff includes AOF hockey coaches and AOF NHL alumni staff.

Overview

On-ice sessions will focus on enhancing skating techniques, stick handling, puck control, shooting skills, team concepts, and defensive skills.

  • Skating
  • Puck-control
  • Passing
  • Shooting

Off-ice will include dry land training as well as other hockey specific training

  • Conditioning
  • Agility/Strength training
  • Field sports including indoor soccer/dodgeball
  • Street Hockey

The Goaltender Program is designed to enhance and maximize each goaltender’s potential with training sessions developed specifically for their position. Goalies will train separately in the morning as well as participate in afternoon activities and evening game sessions with other players. Goaltender sessions will focus on:

  • Agility, speed, coordination, technique, and proper positioning for covering the net
  • Hand-eye and foot-eye coordination drills
  • Drill repetition to create muscle memory

Daily Sample Schedule

Group 1Group 2
8-8:30 a.m.Campers ArriveCampers Arrive
8:30 a.m.On-iceOff-ice
10:15 a.m.Off-iceOn-ice
12 p.m.Lunch (Camp Provides)Lunch (Camp Provides)
1 p.m.On-iceOff-ice
2:40 p.m.Off-iceOn-ice
4:20 p.m.Daily RecapDaily Recap
4:30 p.m.Campers DepartCampers Depart

What to Bring

All campers should bring workout clothes with comfortable sneakers in addition to full hockey gear. For the physical well-being of the counselors, all campers must be able to tie and tighten their own skates.

Prior to Camp

Medical waiver and emergency forms must be received by July 31, 2017. These forms can be found on the Summer Program page of our school website by clicking here.

Photo & Information Release Statement

Throughout the summer, the opportunity may arise for your child's picture to be taken for camp publications. It is assumed that the parent/guardian condones this practice unless a written note stating otherwise is received on or before the first day of camp. For safety reasons we do not publish or release the names or any other personal information about the children whose photos we use or who attend the camp. Your information is confidential and secure.

Disclaimers

For the safety and welfare for all campers, Avon Old Farms Summer Camp reserves the unrestricted right to dismiss any camper whose conduct or influence, in the opinion of the Camp Director, is detrimental to the best interests of the camp. There will be no refunds in this case.

Contact Information

Summer Hockey Camp - Avon Old Farms School - 500 Old Farms Road - Avon, Connecticut 06001
(860) 404 - 4180 - camp@avonoldfarms.com

Eat in the Historic Avon Refectory

Campers are served top-quality, nutritious meals in our renowned Riddle Hall. Our menus, which feature local and sustainable items, are created by Executive Chef Hector Vazquez specifically for our community’s needs. If you have any questions about the menus, allergies or our food and nutrition philosophy, please contact the Avon Old Farms Refectory at 860-404-4230.

Questions?

860-404-4108
camp@avonoldfarms.com

On the Ice of Champions

The Avon Old Farms Hockey Program has produced several professional hockey players and three Stanley Cup winners!