What is the history of Elite Hockey Camps?
Elite Hockey Camps has been in operation for 38 years. George Crowe started the camps in 1985 and his daughter Patti took over the camps in 2000. The camps were first held at the Brooks School and Dartmouth College and most recently at
Norwich University before moving to The New Hampton School in 2020. The New Hampton School is the perfect location for our camps offering a beautiful campus with top-notch facilities.
What does the tuition include?
Tuition includes housing, all meals, a camp jersey, and a framed team picture. For campers staying for two or three weeks we will have a complimentary laundry service over the weekends.
What are the Check-In/Departure procedures?
Check-in for camp will take place on Sundays between noon and 3pm. We will inform you one week before camp starts the exact check-in time for your child. On the final day of camp, departure will be on Friday between 10:30am and 3:30pm. Departure time will be determined by the time of your child’s game on Friday. We will be able to narrow down those possible game times one week before the start of camp.
What should my child pack for camp?
Hockey Equipment: Bring full equipment including elbow and shoulder pads, shin guards, skate guards, mouth guard, helmet, stick, neck guard, supporter, hockey pants, hockey socks and whatever equipment you normally wear during a game.
Players will be assigned lockers to store and hang their equipment. We do suggest that they bring a few sets of under garments. We offer skate sharpening but not on Sunday. Please come with sharpened, properly fitting skates.
Clothes: Shorts, plenty of socks, t-shirts, sweatshirt, sweatpants, rain jacket, sneakers, flip-flops or sandals in case of blisters, a bathing suit (we have swim time), and lots of underwear. Well-marked clothes are appreciated.
Linens: Bedding for a twin bed and pillow. Sleeping bags work well with a fitted sheet on mattress. Beach towel for swimming and bath towels.
Personal: A marked water bottle to use at our water stations throughout campus. Toiletries in a bag or plastic bucket (toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, shampoo, deodorant, and sunscreen). A FAN for each camper is a necessity, the dorms can be hot and do not have AC.
What if my child becomes sick or injured while at camp?
Your child’s health and safety are of prime importance to us at Elite Hockey. A healthy camper is a happy camper. While we understand that illness and injury may happen, rest assured that your child will be cared for promptly and professionally.
If your child is not feeling well or has sustained an injury, they will be seen by a member of our medical staff. Most times symptoms of not feeling well can be easily assessed and remedied with rest, food, hydration, and some TLC.
If your child needs something beyond that, our team will evaluate your child to decide the next best course of action. The plan of care from this point on will be on an individual basis and a parent will be contacted and informed of the assessment. We can work in collaboration to determine the best outcome for your child. Sometimes this may mean continued supervised rest in our infirmary, a call for a consultation from our off-campus physician, a visit to urgent care, or in some more extreme cases having the parent pick up the camper.
What if my child has medications they need to take?
If your child has medications that they take, please list them on their Medical Form and bring them to camp in their original containers in a zip lock bag labeled with their name. Our medical staff will be there at check-in to collect them from you, and to discuss the medications and answer any questions you may have.
What if my child gets homesick?
Leaving home is a developmental milestone and missing family/friends while at camp is completely normal. Our staff will help your child get through this as we have many years of experience dealing in this realm. We will reach out to you if the homesickness persists to talk through the best way to support your child. We do not encourage campers to speak with their parents on the phone as that can make it more difficult for both the camper and the parent.
Should my child bring cash to camp?
We are a cashless camp. In the spring you will be required to deposit money into your child’s camp bank. This money will be put towards snacks, drinks, the ice cream truck, skate sharpening, and their choice of one merchandise item. The two and three-week campers have field trips over the weekend, and they will be given cash out of their account that can be put towards additional purchases on the weekend. The field trips may include going to baseball games, movies, trips to Dartmouth, mountain climbs, etc.. No monies will be returned from the account at check out so we will make sure your child knows how much money they have to use. The bank deposit will be $50 for one-week, $100 for two-weeks and $150 for three weeks.
What if my child has food allergies?
The New Hampton School dining room staff is second to none. The food is amazing with many choices for every meal. It is a peanut free dining room. All the foods are well labeled and they offer many options for those with celiac disease, diabetes, fish, nut allergies etc… The dining hall serves over 300 people a day during the year so they are well versed in providing top notch food choices for those with different needs. In the spring, you can reach out to the dining room staff and they would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Will we be able to purchase Elite Hockey merchandise?
You will have the opportunity to purchase Elite Hockey merchandise online before arriving at camp. The on-line camp store opens on April 1st. These items will be given to your child during check-in at camp. A link to purchase items is on our website. We will also have merchandise for sale on check-in and check-out days.
Can I come on campus to visit during the week of camp?
There are no visitors allowed during camp except on check-in and departure days.
Can my child bring their cellphone or electronics to camp?
There are absolutely NO CELL PHONES or ELECTRONICS (which includes iwatches, ipads, kindles, etc…) allowed at camp. This is a very strict rule. Electronics found in a camper’s possession could lead to dismissal from camp.
Elite Hockey is not responsible for any valuables.
“One of the crucial elements of camp is the opportunity to take a break from technology, connect with old friends, make new friends, improve your hockey skills and participate in all the activities we have to offer. Please make sure no technology devices are brought to camp, we thank you for your cooperation.”
How do we get to your camp?
New Hampton School is located in the center of the small village of New Hampton, nestled in the foothills of the White Mountains in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region.
For GPS directions, please use 70 Main St. New Hampton, NH, 03256
Can campers fly into camp?
Campers can fly into the Manchester Regional Airport (MHT-50 minutes away). The fee is $75 each way (for unaccompanied minors the fee is $100 each way).
If you are interested in this service, please email us an itinerary by May 15th and let us know if it will be a one-way pickup or round-trip. Please schedule your flights to arrive on Sunday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and to depart on the final day (Friday) between 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. If you are flying into Boston Logan Airport (2 hours away) we can provide you with information on reliable shuttle services for you to schedule a pick-up with them.
Can my child do laundry while at camp?
All two and three-week camper’s will be provided with complimentary laundry service over the weekend. Our staff will be doing the laundry for the campers. We appreciate well marked clothes.
Will my child receive a team picture?
Campers will receive a complimentary team picture upon departure from camp.
What activities are provided over the weekends?
We plan fun activities for the 2 and 3-week campers over the weekends. Some of the activities can include field day competitions, cook-outs, trips to the movies, baseball games, mountain climbing, swimming, on-ice skill competitions, trips to Dartmouth, ice dances and other activities.
Can my child receive mail while a camp?
If you would like to write your child a letter you can send it to Elite Hockey—Camper’s Name—34 Dr Childs Road—New Hampton, NH—03256
We ask that you do not send or order food and drinks to be delivered while your child is at camp. Thank You!
What if my child has a birthday while at camp?
If your child has a birthday while at camp you can order a cake through us if you would like. We will sing happy birthday and deliver the cake to your child at either lunch or dinner time. The cake will need to be big enough for the whole team. If you are interested please reach out to us and we can arrange it for you.
Counselor and Coaches:
Each team is assigned counselors and one coach. A counselor is with the team at all times. Parents frequently inquire if it is okay to tip a counselor at the end of camp. We do not discourage you from doing this if your child had a great experience. It is in no way a mandatory policy and a counselor should only be tipped if you deem it appropriate.
What is the refund policy if a camper can no longer attend?
A full tuition refund (minus the $125 application fee) is available up until March 1, 2024 for any reason whatsoever. From March 1, 2024 up until June 1, 2024 a refund of 50% of your tuition is available. There are no refunds of any kind after June 1, 2024.