Session 1: June 26-30, 2023
Session 2: July 3-7, 2023
Birthyears: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Benchmark Hockey is hosting a five-day camp that will be held at South Kent School. The goal of the camp is to provide boys and girls to develop their hockey skills on and off the ice, with coaches who have coached at the youth, junior, collegiate (NCAA Division 1 and 3), and professional level.
Benchmark Hockey's boarding camp will be a terrific opportunity for your son or daughter to develop their hockey skills on and off the ice. We will provide kids in the area and from abroad with exposure to excellent coaching, while enjoying the beginning of summer with friends on and off the ice.
Camp Dates and Hours
The camp will be held for two weeks from June 26-30 and July 3-7. Boarding campers will arrive at 12PM on Sunday, June 26, 2022. If campers are traveling from abroad by themselves, we will coordinate a pick-up from one of the following airports: Hartford/Bradley International Airport (BDL), Westchester County/White Plains (HPN), New York Laguardia (LGA), or New York John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK). Once registered, campers will receive a confirmation email along with a schedule of on ice and off ice activities. If at any moment a question comes to mind, please don't hesitate to call us at: 860-671-7177.
Location and Amenities
The camp will be held at South Kent School. The facilities that the camp will use are Brown Gymnasium, John and Sandi Farr Field, Fathers Field, Guilder Dormitory, and the Admiral James and Sybil Stockdale arena.
Activities at the Camp
Campers will have three hours of on-ice instruction per day, and four hours of off-ice activities. On-ice and off-ice activities will be organized and supervised by our coaching staff.
Off-ice activities: stick handling games, shooting skill work, basketball, team building, dodge ball, whiffle ball, kick ball, soccer, frisbee, swimming, fishing, golf, street hockey, and much much more. Boarding Campers will also have the option to attend Club Getaway, which is an outdoor adventure experience located next to South Kent School. Activities included, but not limited to: rock climbing, water sports (e.g., water trampoline, water obstacles, and many more), ropes course, zip lines, and more. We will spend Wednesday, June 29th, during the afternoon at Club Getaway.
On-ice activities: power skating, skill work/stick handling, small area games, scrimmage, and goalie specific instruction, and much much more.
Equipment, Clothing, Bedding, and Overnight Supplies Required.
Full hockey equipment is required. All campers need to bring their own off-ice workout gear (shorts, sneakers and t-shirt). South Kent School does not have a Pro-Shop so please prepare in advance. Skate sharpening will be available.
Some things to bring:
For the Room:
Bath and Bedding:
Toiletry items (e.g., toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, etc.)
Comforter or quilt
Sheets (XL twin size bed)
For the camp:
Athletic Clothing (5 days worth: socks, shorts, pants, shirts, etc.)
Two pairs of athletic shoes
Skill Level Required
Players must possess basic hockey skills such as skating and stick handling. Camp instructors will focus on developing the skills of beginner, and intermediate level players, while improving the skill sets of advanced level players. Goalies will receive goalie-specific instruction on and off the ice.
Camp Health Forms
Upon receipt of camper’s application and payment, campers will then be asked to submit a copy of the their most recent physical (within 36 months). Immunizations must be up-to-date (it is usually just a box that can be checked on the physical form). If the child requires medication to be administered during the camp, we need permission. An Authorization for the Administration of Medication form must be completed and signed by the health care provider and the parent/guardian.
What does a typical day look like?
7:15 AM Breakfast
8:00 – 9:30 am On-Ice Session 1
9:45 – 11:45am Off-Ice Activity Stations
12:45-2:00pm Off-Ice Activity Stations
2:15-3:15pm Conditioning/Strength and Conditioning
4:00 – 5:30pm On-Ice Session 2
5:45 – 7:00pm Recreation activites (e.g. swimming, golf, fishing, Street Hockey, etc.)
7:15 – 8:30pm Movies, Team Building, Dorm Activities
8:30 – 9:00pm Nightime Routine
9:15 PM Lights Out in the Dorm