The 2022 Canadian Blind Hockey Summer Camp takes place in partnership with Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia from July 27 to August 1. The camp is presented by AMI and brought to you by CNIB Foundation, and supported by national partners the Daniel Family Foundation, Electra Health, and Manion.
The 2022 Summer Camp features three divisions including the National Team Selection Camp, the adult Summer Development Camp, as well as the Children and Youth Multi-Sport Camp. Space is limited so registrations will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.
There will be plenty of opportunities for interaction and combined training with athletes from all divisions, and players at the youth camp will have the opportunity to be mentored by members of the 2019 Canadian National Blind Hockey Team.
Thanks to support from our tremendous partners, as well as a grant from the Government of Canada – Sport Canada, we are pleased to be able to offer the camp at no cost to the children and youth participants, and the reduced rate of only $550 per adult chaperone which covers the cost of room and board.
Any participants who would like to attend but cannot due to financial barriers are encouraged to contact Executive Director Matt Morrow where we will be able to offer registration at a reduced cost or no cost through our financial assistance program. Canadian Blind Hockey is a charity that does not want cost to be a barrier to any child’s participation in Blind Hockey programming.
All participants are required to organize and pay for their own travel to and from camp. If travel costs are a barrier, you may also apply for a bursary through our financial assistance program. Out of town participants who want shuttle service need to fly into Halifax Stanfield International Airport.
We look forward to welcoming you to the best camp yet!
The Children and Youth Multi-Sport Camp will include one hour of skating and hockey each morning, followed by one or two additional sport opportunities each afternoon such as: Goalball, Five-a-Side Soccer, Beep Baseball / Beep Kickball, Tandem Cycling, Rowing, Athletics, Swimming, Judo, Golf, Equestrian etc. The camp is open to children and youth from ages 6 – 17, and no prior skating or hockey experience is required.
PARENT / GUARDIAN ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITES
Canadian Blind Hockey requires every participant under the age of 18 to bring a parent/guardian or authorized chaperone to camp. Parents are invited to come to watch the sports activities throughout the day, however, are not required to do so. Parents are responsible for their children after dinner until the camp begins the next day.
DORM ROOM ACCOMMODATIONS
The accommodations for the camp are conveniently located on Saint Mary’s campus in dorm room accommodations. The dorm rooms are set up into pods where two single-occupancy and two double-occupancy rooms make up a pod, where 6 participants will have a shared bathroom. For the Children and Youth Camp we will have three children and three parent/guardians in each pod. Due to limited space, each child may only bring one parent/guardian.
Canadian Blind Hockey staff will be staying on-site and anticipate the dorms adding to a fun camp experience, but we want to ensure all participants know exactly what they will be signing up for as it is a departure from previous camps.
Participants who would prefer to stay in a hotel are welcome to do so, however, they will need to arrange their own transportation to and from Saint Mary’s Campus every day. As it is peak tourist season hotels are quite expensive in Halifax during camp. We are currently working to secure a preferred rate, anyone who will be staying in a hotel should select the No Accommodation Required registration Option.
It is possible to arrive a day early or stay an extra day at the cost of $60 per person per night. If you want extra night’s accommodation please indicate so when you email in your travel details.
Almost all camp meals will take place at the cafeteria on Saint Mary’s Campus. Catering staff have indicated they have experience with a wide variety of dietary restrictions and allergies, please be sure to include restrictions on your final registration through PowerUp Sports.
REGISTRATION PROCESS & FEES:
Registrations for the Children and Youth Camp will be provided on a first come first-served basis. In order to register please complete the google form for pre-registration found here. Once your pre-registration has been received, you will be notified that your enrolment is confirmed and that you may book your travel arrangements.
Once you have booked your travel arrangements please email them to Program Manager Luca DeMontis firstname.lastname@example.org who will provide you with the information to complete your registration and pay your fees at PowerUp Sports.
CHILDREN AND YOUTH PARTICIPANTS: FREE!
PARENT / CHAPERONE REGISTRATION FEE: $550
EXTRA NIGHT ACCCOMODATION FEE: $60
REGISTRATION FEES INCLUDE:
- Five nights accommodation at Saint Mary’s University
- Breakfast, lunch, & dinner from Thursday – Sunday & breakfast and lunch on Monday
- Bus transportation option to and from Halifax International Airport
- Daily ice time and multiple sport opportunities
- Camp T-shirt & Welcome Bag
- One fantastic week!