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Check back to this blog for all the latest news and updates from the HOC camp team. And be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook. Or check out our YouTube channel for all videos.


HOC Hosts Family Retreats For Summer 2021

HOC Hosts Family Retreats For Summer 2021

HOCKEY OPPORTUNITY CAMP would like to introduce all our summer camp families to Eagle Crest Family Retreats. NEW AND ONLY FOR SUMMER 2021!

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Hockey Opportunity Camp 2021 Season Cancelled

Hockey Opportunity Camp 2021 Season Cancelled

AS OF TODAY, WE HAVE INFORMED ALL OUR FAMILIES, CAMPERS, AND STAFF THAT WE WILL NOT BE OPERATING OVERNIGHT SUMMER CAMP PROGRAMMING AT HOCKEY OPPORTUNITY CAMP FOR THE SUMMER 2021 SEASON. 

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May 16th News and Updates: HOC2021 Status Update

May 16th News and Updates: HOC2021 Status Update

As you may have heard and seen, Ontario Premier Doug Ford made a comment on the news (on May 16th) that indicated that summer camps would be allowed to open this summer. Unfortunately, at this time, we do not know the parameters surrounding his comment, as we have yet to receive any safe re-opening guidance from the Ontario Ministry of Health and any confirmation of opening from our local health unit (North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit).

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Health Centre Match Game and Answer Sheet

Health Centre Match Game and Answer Sheet

Our on-site Health Centre is well equipped and ready to manage many of the health care needs of the camp community. Here's a fun way to find out more. Let's play Health Centre Match Game.

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Introducing Wellness Training @ HOC

Introducing Wellness Training @ HOC

Highlighting one of our unique activities - Wellness Training and the incredible staff committed to facilitating the program this summer.

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HOC MARCH 2021 NEWS AND UPDATES

HOC MARCH 2021 NEWS AND UPDATES

Although we know that the trajectory of Covid-19 will ultimately determine the successful re-opening of camp, we continue to remain hopeful and patient as we plan for camp in the months ahead, leading into summer. Entrust that we are working hard to plan for an amazing summer camp experience, as always.

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Talking Hockey: Puck Handling Skill Progressions

Talking Hockey: Puck Handling Skill Progressions

Just like the pros, it is important to keep your puck handling skills fresh every chance you get. HOC's Coach Keith, David & Josh are going to show you how.

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Aquaglide Track..Coming HOC2021

Aquaglide Track..Coming HOC2021

It’s exciting, it's big, it’s challenging and most importantly, it’s tons of fun. Introducing HOC’s newest Aquaglide Challenge Track, coming summer of 2021.

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HOC JANUARY 2021 NEWS AND UPDATES

HOC JANUARY 2021 NEWS AND UPDATES

As many of you were probably feeling, we too were excited to usher out 2020 and welcome in 2021 with the glimmer of hope and renewed excitement, as we look forward to better days ahead.

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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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