News & Updates From The HOC Team

Share this page

At HOC, we've always got lots of stories about our summer hockey camp in Northern Ontario! Check out our most recent posts below.


2021 HOC Registration NOW OPEN

2021 HOC Registration NOW OPEN

Posted in What's New at HOC, Countdown to HOC 2021

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.

Read more

Introducing Our 2020 HOC Staff Team

Introducing Our 2020 HOC Staff Team

Posted in Staff News, Countdown to HOC 2021

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.

Read more

Hello Campers: Final Campfire of HOC2020

Hello Campers: Final Campfire of HOC2020

Posted in Camp Stories, Countdown to HOC 2021

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. 

Read more

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

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

Posted in Camp Stories, Countdown to HOC 2021

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’. 

Read more

On The Water: Using The Water Ski Boom

On The Water: Using The Water Ski Boom

Posted in Countdown to HOC 2021, On The Water

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.

Read more

On The Water: Want To Be Water Ski Staff?

On The Water: Want To Be Water Ski Staff?

Posted in Countdown to HOC 2021, On The Water

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?

Read more

Happy 40th Bday Jeff!

Happy 40th Bday Jeff!

Posted in Countdown to HOC 2021

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

Read more

By The Campfire: The Penquin Song

By The Campfire: The Penquin Song

Posted in Countdown to HOC 2021

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.

Read more

Hockey Talk: Enjoy the Playoffs!

Hockey Talk: Enjoy the Playoffs!

Posted in Countdown to HOC 2021

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

Read more

Hockey Talk: Fitting Your Helmet

Hockey Talk: Fitting Your Helmet

Posted in Countdown to HOC 2021

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

Read more

Hockey Talk: Breakaway & Penalty Shots

Hockey Talk: Breakaway & Penalty Shots

Posted in Countdown to HOC 2021

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!

Read more

By The Campfire: How To Build A Campfire

By The Campfire: How To Build A Campfire

Posted in Countdown to HOC 2021

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

Read more

In the HOC Kitchen: Baking Golden Brownies

In the HOC Kitchen: Baking Golden Brownies

Posted in Countdown to HOC 2021

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.

Read more

#THANKSTOCAMP

#THANKSTOCAMP

Posted in Countdown to HOC 2021

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

Read more

In the HOC Kitchen: Baking Yuuuuummy Fresh Bread

In the HOC Kitchen: Baking Yuuuuummy Fresh Bread

Posted in Countdown to HOC 2021

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.

Read more

Camp Tour: The HOC Kitchen Renovated

Camp Tour: The HOC Kitchen Renovated

Posted in Countdown to HOC 2021

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

Read more

On The Trails: Bike Tips to Ride The Trails Safely

On The Trails: Bike Tips to Ride The Trails Safely

Posted in Countdown to HOC 2021

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.

Read more

On the Trails: Bike Cleaning & Tuning

On the Trails: Bike Cleaning & Tuning

Posted in Countdown to HOC 2021

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!

Read more

HOC Summer 2020 Playoff Challenge

HOC Summer 2020 Playoff Challenge

Posted in Countdown to HOC 2021

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

Read more

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

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

Posted in Countdown to HOC 2021

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.

Read more