Countdown to HOC 2021

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Hockey Opportunity Camp (HOC) may have been cancelled for the 2020 summer season but we are excited to look ahead to planning for the summer of 2021. Check back to this blog for updates from the HOC camp team, as we countdown to the summer of 2021. And be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook. Or check out our YouTube channel for all videos.


2021 HOC Registration NOW OPEN

2021 HOC Registration NOW OPEN

We are excited to announce the opening of Hockey Opportunity Camp 2021 Registration. Check out all the new and updated changes to programming, group discounts and registration.

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Introducing Our 2020 HOC Staff Team

Introducing Our 2020 HOC Staff Team

Although we weren't able to join together on the shores of Eagle Lake this summer, we still want to acknowledge all the wonderful, dedicated and talented staff that would have made up the 2020 HOC Staff Team.

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Hello Campers: Final Campfire of HOC2020

Hello Campers: Final Campfire of HOC2020

On what would have been the final campfire of HOC 2020, camp director Kevin sits down with Captain Camper to find all about about his summer. 

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Staff 'Sing-A-Long' to Pizza Man Song

Staff 'Sing-A-Long' to Pizza Man Song

One of our most popular campfire songs is the ‘pizza man’ song because you can create your own unique verse to add to the ‘pizza song’. 

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On The Water: Using The Water Ski Boom

On The Water: Using The Water Ski Boom

Thanks to the ‘boom’, an extension bar over the side of the boat, campers today have the opportunity to safely, effectively and efficiently learn to waterski.

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On The Water: Want To Be Water Ski Staff?

On The Water: Want To Be Water Ski Staff?

With water skiing being one of our most popular camp activities here at HOC, hiring qualified water ski instructors is one of our top priorities. Ever wonder what it takes to be a water ski instructor here at camp?

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Happy 40th Bday Jeff!

Happy 40th Bday Jeff!

'Captain Camper' and the rest of the HOC senior team want to wish Assistant Director Jeff a very happy 40th Birthday today

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By The Campfire: The Penquin Song

By The Campfire: The Penquin Song

Even though we can’t gather around the campfire at camp this summer, HOC senior staff are keeping the camp spirit alive with their ‘Algonquin’ version of the Penguin Song.

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Hockey Talk: Enjoy the Playoffs!

Hockey Talk: Enjoy the Playoffs!

Coach Keith talks hockey and gives a shout out to the NHL for the awesome job they are doing with bringing hockey back safely.

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Hockey Talk: Fitting Your Helmet

Hockey Talk: Fitting Your Helmet

Coach Keith, Hockey Director at HOC, goes over his tips for making sure you have a properly fitted and safe helmet.

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Hockey Talk: Breakaway & Penalty Shots

Hockey Talk: Breakaway & Penalty Shots

What do you do when you have a breakaway or penalty shot? Coach Keith says 'take your time' – wait until you see what the goalie is going to do and which way he or she is moving before you decide. A split second of patience can make all the difference!

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By The Campfire: How To Build A Campfire

By The Campfire: How To Build A Campfire

The perfect campfire makes any cool summer's evening... well... perfect! Assistant HOC Director Jeff shows us how.

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In the HOC Kitchen: Baking Golden Brownies

In the HOC Kitchen: Baking Golden Brownies

Director Corrie is back in the kitchen again! This time, she is baking GB Catering’s delicious golden brownies. Campers love them for dessert or a nighttime snack.

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#THANKSTOCAMP

#THANKSTOCAMP

August is #ThanksToCamp month! We are excited to be a part of International Camping Fellowship's (IGF) #thankstocamp campaign.

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In the HOC Kitchen: Baking Yuuuuummy Fresh Bread

In the HOC Kitchen: Baking Yuuuuummy Fresh Bread

Director Corrie gets back to her camp kitchen days and show off her skills in the bake shop. She's baking up some of HOC’s favourite fresh bread.

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Camp Tour: The HOC Kitchen Renovated

Camp Tour: The HOC Kitchen Renovated

Director Sophie takes you on a tour of HOC's newly renovated commercial kitchen.

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On The Trails: Bike Tips to Ride The Trails Safely

On The Trails: Bike Tips to Ride The Trails Safely

As Director Corrie takes you through the different types of trails, she shares her tips on riding positions that will help you be safe and comfortable while you maneuver different trail terrain.

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On the Trails: Bike Cleaning & Tuning

On the Trails: Bike Cleaning & Tuning

HOC Director Corrie offers tips for making sure you keep your bike clean and tuned this summer. That way you can stay safe on the trails and enjoy your ride!

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HOC Summer 2020 Playoff Challenge

HOC Summer 2020 Playoff Challenge

Now that hockey is back to finish the 2019/2020 season, we are excited to announce our HOC Summer Hockey Playoff Challenge.

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On the Water: What's In Your Safety Kit?

On the Water: What's In Your Safety Kit?

Thinking about taking out a paddleboard, canoe/kayak or small motor boat out on the water this summer? Here’s what you need to take with you to make sure you stay safe.

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Hockey Talk: Sizing Your Stick

Hockey Talk: Sizing Your Stick

Have you ever wondered if your stick was the right size for you? HOC Hockey Director Coach Keith shares some tips on how to properly size your hockey stick.

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Hockey Talk: Mastering Back Hand Shots

Hockey Talk: Mastering Back Hand Shots

In this video, HOC Hockey Director Coach Keith shares some tips on perfecting the back hand wrist shot/snap shot, while Coach Sam (HOC Hockey Staff) shows how it's done.

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On The Water: Making Sure Your Life Jacket Fits

On The Water: Making Sure Your Life Jacket Fits

Are you water safety ready? Assistant Camp Director Jeff is taking his boys swimming and wanted to show everyone how to properly fit the life jacket and the dangers of a life jacket that doesn't fit.

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On the Water: Getting In & Out of Your Kayak

On the Water: Getting In & Out of Your Kayak

Trying not to tip is the hardest part of getting in or out of the kayak. Program director Jake shows his tips to staying safe and dry when getting in and out of your kayak.

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On The Trails: Helmet Safety at HOC

On The Trails: Helmet Safety at HOC

Assistant Camp Director Jeff and his boys are heading out for a bike ride and wanted to show you some tips on properly fitting your bike helmet.

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Views Of The Week - Sunrises, Sunsets and Campfire

Views Of The Week - Sunrises, Sunsets and Campfire

Even though camp isn't currently in session, beaming bright sunrises, warm sunsets and our traditional Friday night campfire glow all round out the views from the first week of summer camp 2020.

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Meet Captain Camper.. and HOC Summer Contest!

Meet Captain Camper.. and HOC Summer Contest!

We seem to have a roaming lone camper at HOC this summer... goes by the name of Captain Camper! We are seeing him all over camp. He seems to be following us around and showing up in our pictures and videos. He wanted us to send you a message that 'he misses you'.

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Good... Morning... Campers!!

Good... Morning... Campers!!

The morning wake up call at HOC is a tradition that Camp Director Kevin is famous for. This summer, Kevin is offering to help parents get their kids out of bed... HOC style. Turn the volume up and see what happens!

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Virtual Welcome to First Day HOC 2020 Summer Camp

Virtual Welcome to First Day HOC 2020 Summer Camp

Today is June 28. Under normal circumstances, it would be the first day of HOC2020 camp and we'd be welcoming campers and their parents all day long. This year, things are different. Take a look.

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