Grassroots Day Camps – Boys & Girls

Karsen cropThe Day Camps are non-residential programs for local area players from Aurora, Newmarket and the GTA, along with vacationers staying in commuting distance. The Grassroots Camps are aimed at improving ‘Individual Skills’ for forwards, defensemen and goaltenders – stressing fundamental skills and team play.
Day Camp 1: July 6-10, 2015
Day Camp 2: August 3-7, 2015
LOCATION: Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex

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Grassroots Program: Ages 6 to 12 (2003-09 birth years)

The Grassroots Day Camps are designed with the developmental camper in mind. Players who will most benefit from these weeks are those who are currently playing at the Rep/Travel/A level or lower – including those with limited experience. Limit of 15 skaters and 2 goaltenders per team.

  • Campers are divided by Age Division with 2-3 years age spread typical in our camp setting
  • Two on-ice sessions per day, including a Tournament game
  • Dedicated power-skating instruction
  • Specialized goaltending instruction (integrated)
  • Daily video instruction in our Hockey Lounge
  • A fun-filled recreation program with leisure swim each day
  • After Hours Supervision Add-on option
  • Optional lunch program
  • TIMES: Mon-Fri: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm daily (Drop off & Pick-up at the SARC)
  • Fees include a Roger Neilson’s practice sweater

  • Two ice times daily (over 10 hours total each week)
  • Includes 30-40 min Power-Skating daily
  • Daily practice focusing on both individual skill development and ‘team play’
  • Puck control, passing and shooting skills
  • Positional play and game concepts
  • Goaltending instruction daily – plus specialized ‘Goaltending Clinic’ on Wednesday night
  • Tournament game each day
  • Hoist the ‘Roger Neilson Memorial Trophy’

  • Daily video instruction in our Hockey Lounge
  • Various recreational team sports including: flag football, soccer, European handball, soft lacrosse, ‘tennis’ baseball, basketball, volleyball, floorball and more…
  • Team-building and Co-operative games
  • Road Hockey games in our official ‘NHL Breakout’ inflatable rink
  • Dryland training, stickhandling, shooting and agility stations (Limited to certain groups)
  • Leisure swim each day on-site at the Rec Complex
  • Hockey Lounge with video game stations, board games, hockey videos and movies

Word of Mouth

Roger Neilson´s Hockey Camp was a magical place for my son. Whenever summer started, he was just so excited to leave home and go to camp, it was surprising. A great place to get better at hockey and have lots of fun!
Armando F., Gipuzkoa, Spain
My son just spent a week at Roger Neilson’s Camp… and he is already talking about wanting to go back next year!!! He had an amazing time, learned many things and met wonderful people!!!
Cheryl H., ON, Canada
My son just got back on Friday and has already made plans for next summer. He had a blast!!!
Marcy D., NY, USA
I can’t wait to come back this year, I really had fun last summer!
Brandon S., ON, Canada


Day Camp 1: July 6-10, 2015
Day Camp 2: August 3-7, 2015
Hours: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm daily

*Camp does operate on the Holiday Monday

$475/wk (plus HST)
*Combine both weeks for $895 (plus HST)

After Hours & Lunch Program extra.
Payment: Personal cheque, Money order, Visa/MasterCard, E-Transfer. Credit cards processed in Canadian funds. Contact the Camp Office to pay by US check.


Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex
1400 Wellington St. E
Aurora, ON L4G 7B6
Phone: 905-726-4770

Added Benefits & Options

  • 5 days of intensive training
  • The program focuses on technique, stride, balance, power and edge work
  • Forward and backward skating, transition, turns and crossovers

  • A fully integrated element within our regular Camp programs with instruction during all team practices and skills sessions
  • Emphasizing the latest in goaltending trends and techniques with Head Instructor Jon Gauntley
  • Maximum 2 goalies per team
  • Specialized Goaltending Clinic: Wednesday evening (5:10-6:00 pm)
  • NOTE: Goaltenders can add a second camp week for ½ price (discount will be applied to the least expensive week registered for, does not qualify for ‘Early Bird’ pricing)

  • These optional programs are separate ‘add-ons’ from our regular Day Camp activities & fees.
  • After-Hours Supervision: Extend your Camp day from 5:00 – 6:00 pm to give you added time to pick your child up. (Mon-Thu only)
    COST: $75 (plus HST)
  • NOTE: After Hours Power-Skating is not available in 2015 as the SARC will only have 1 pad of ice this summer

  • Roger Neilson’s Day Camps do not include lunch service
  • Add lunch Mon-Fri: Catered daily with a healthy menu
  • Cost: $50 (plus HST)