Parents’ Testimonials

  • “Elite Hockey Camp has been a huge help with my daughter’s development. I think that being away from her usual teams, where pigeon-holing is the norm, she got a chance to play with better players and seems to have gained a lot of confidence and higher expectations. This past year, she was top scorer on her high school team and MVP and Honorable Mention for the NHIAA Allstate team. I know that her time at camp played a big role in that.

    So, a huge thanks to you and others for this camp!”

    Marc- Durham, NH

  • “Your camp it really made my son a better hockey player and when you see him you will be floored with how much he has changed for the better since the camp. He works so hard and really goes by what your staff have taught him as well as what was assigned to keep following up on.

    Thank you for being here this year, he is so excited about camp this year.”

    Don- Nolansville, Tennesee

  • “Quick note to say that my daughter hasn’t stopped talking about what a great time she had and what she improved upon. She is already taking about going back and her little brother is ready too. Thank you to you, the coaches and admin staff!”


    Karyn- Pepperell, Massachusetts

  • “Now that the camp is over and the dust has settled. I wanted to thank you so much for all you did. My daughter has been on cloud nine since returning. She had nothing but wonderful things to say. She made great friends, felt supported and enjoyed playing hockey. So thank you.”

    Justin- Portland, Oregon

  • “Thank you so much for an amazing week at camp this summer. We were so thrilled with the hockey, the new friends and the amazing coaches. We really appreciate all you do.”

    Amy- Newton. Massachusetts

  • “I wanted to thank you for giving my daughter such a wonderful experience. The girls have created a group chat and have been talking nonstop and are trying to figure out ways to see each other during tournaments or other trips.  She and her friends are already talking about next year at camp.”

    Wendy- Monrovia, Maryland

  • “Thank you so much for the camp.  It was an excellent experience for the boys, pushed them in their skill building, and with good memories of the staff and teammates. This will be a fond memory for us in the future, with hopes to attend in the future.”

    Seth- Burr Ridge, Illinois

  • “Just wanted to let you know that my daughter had a great time at camp and said “I definitely want to do it again next year”! She raved about her counselors.  Thank you for provided a safe, fun and so well organized experience! Best wishes for the rest of your summer!”

    Pippa- Amherst, Massachusetts

  • “My daughter had an absolutely amazing time. Best, best, best. On a scale from 1-10 she gave your camp a 10.  She loved her counselor Abby and all the new friends she made. She even said the food was amazing. The friends that went with her felt the same way. I am not surprised. You are the best t what you do.

    Thank you so much! I am a happy dad.”

    Lloyd- Greenwich, Connecticut

  • “Thank you! This was our son’s first year at Elite Hockey summer boarding camp and I wish I had discovered your camp years ago! He had a great experience – the facilities were great, his counselors were amazing, he advanced his goaltending and made new friends. He plans to attend again next summer.

    Thank you for a great three weeks!”

    Breon- Blue Bell, Pennsylvania

  • “Thank you so very much for providing a fun, safe, two weeks of hockey camp for my son. You would not believe how much his skating improved being immersed in your program – he wishes he did this years ago! Also thank you for dealing with me, the nervous first-time camper mom, and answering all my questions and emails regarding his allergies, etc.

    It was a great two weeks of growth for both myself and my son and we will definitely see you all next summer!

    Thank you!”

    Cheryl- Milton, Massachusetts

  • “Thank you for running your Elite Hockey camp this summer, despite the pandemic. After a long spring of isolation and quarantine, it was so important for these kids to get away from home, get back on the ice, and play the sport that they love.

    I know it was quite an effort to revise camp plans to conform to all of the various health and safety guidelines, but you did an amazing job making sure everybody stayed safe, had fun, and got better at hockey. My son Marcos really enjoyed it (just as he did two years ago).

    This is our family’s fifth year with your camp — two for Marcos, one for our daughter Rosie (at Norwich), and two for our daughter Carmen (at Dartmouth). Each of the kids loved it, as did my nephew Carlos, who attended a few years ago with Marcos.

    With four kids, our family has participated in many, many hockey (and other sports) camps, and yours is truly first rate. Always fun, always well run. I will continue to recommend it to others, and hope to send Marcos back for his third time next summer.”

    - Jennifer Braceras
    Concord, Massachusetts
  • “Heartfelt Thanks! Elle really enjoyed the Elite Hockey Camp. Everyone was well organized and professional. Very appreciative of the amount of effort that went into this year with all the challenges. Going to camp went a long along way to making the summer vacation an exciting time which was so important with what the kids have had to adjust to over the last 5 months.”

    - Ted Cooney
    White River JCT, Vermont
  • “ Thank you Patti and your staff for all your hard work with a very difficult situation. We really appreciate it! We are looking forward to next summer with hopefully not having restrictions! ”

    - Sam Schneider
    Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
  • “ Thank you and the entire Elite team for another great year at camp. Robert had a blast – loved hearing all about it in the car ride home yesterday. Even with the restrictions and masks, sounds like there was a lot of great hockey and fun times. Really appreciate all you did to make this year happen – and safely for the boys. Have a great rest of the summer and see you next year! ”

    - Anne Callender
    New York, New York
  • “ Thank you, Patti and all the camp counselors, coaches, and staff. Gabby enjoyed herself very much and can’t wait to return, and we felt very comfortable sending her because of the clear safety precautions you put in place. Your camp stood head and shoulders above others because of your commitment to everyone’s safety. Thank you for teaching them hockey and keeping them safe. See you next year!”

    - Eleanor Duff
    Potomac, Maryland
  • “ First of all thank you very much for all of your time and effort to have made the camp possible in these Covid times. Kevin thoroughly enjoyed and benefitted from the Elite experience. My personal thanks to you and your team and best wishes. ”

    - Percy P. Vreeken
    Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan
  • “ I can’t thank you and your staff enough for the experience my daughter Gianna had this summer. She absolutely loved it and I can’t imagine a summer going forward that Elite Hockey Camp is not a part of for her. Thank you for all you did to keep everyone safe and
    have a fabulous experience. See you next summer.”

    - Tom Marshall
    Freemont, New Hampshire
  • “ Thank you so much again for opening your camp in this unprecedented year! It was a godsend for us, and CJ simply had the time of his life….first sleepaway camp and never missed us once! Stay well, and thank for your carrying on your father’s tradition!
    We’ll be back next year! ”

    - Jennifer Tombaugh
    New Haven, Connecticut
  • “ Thank you Patti for another great year! I commend you on your hard work and attention to detail this year. There were SO many rules you had to follow and I don’t know how you all did it! It was a challenge to stay safe in this environment- and our daughter was safe in your hands. Thank you! ”

    - Kimberly Leute
    Grantham, New Hampshire
  • “ Ryan and I are so grateful for this piece of normalcy you, the Elite Staff, and school gave to Griffin. Over the years he has learned so much but the friendships he has made are priceless. Thank you for all of the hard work and continued instruction you afford our son to have every summer! ”

    - Kate Wellner
    Granger, Indiana
  • “ Thank you for all the hard work and effort this year. As this was Bronwyn’s 3rd year at Elite and even with all the stress and change this year has brought, she had a great time and made friends from around the country. And, not once did we ever feel that she wasn’t safe. Thank you.”

    - David Shefter
    Short Hills, New Jersey
  • “ Patti, as I read your post it brought tears to my eyes. Your dad would be amazed and proud. The staff is amazing and to pull this off during a pandemic! Epic! I personally am thankful for the last 5 years that Owen has been with you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I always felt like we were family. May you have many more years of successful camps in the future! Thank you so much! ”

    - Kathleen Bailey
    Chittenango, New York
  • “Thank you Patti and all the coaches, counselors and staff. Christina enjoyed every minute of camp and is ready for next year. You really provide an amazing experience and all the work and extra effort this year did not go unnoticed. Thanks for everything you do for our hockey players. ”

    - Keri Fossum
    Bow, New Hampshire
  • “ My boy had nothing but good things to say about his experience this summer. Thank you for putting in all of the very hard work needed to make Elite Camp happen safely this summer. We appreciate you! ”

    - Molly Jones
    Strafford, New Hampshire
  • “ Connor had so much fun and can’t wait to go back next year! It will be his Christmas gift. His first overnight camp….great experience! Thank you for all your hard work and answering questions. Tell Barbara thank you too! ”

    - Erin Wiggin
    Center Conway, New Hampshire
  • “ Thanks for all your hard work. It must have been exhausting. ELITE has been great for all three of my boys and so many of my Parizeau nephews. I’m saddened that next year will be Wylie’s last. Enjoy your down time and kudos for pulling it off this year. ”

    - Will Parizeau
    Wellesley, Massachusetts
  • “ We are so happy we discovered this camp for Connor. He is absolutely obsessed with hockey and this was his first sleep away camp. When I picked him up on Friday I don’t think I have ever seen the child so happy. He cannot wait to attend next year. ”

    - Angela Jackson
    Rockville, Maryland
  • “ Well, Sam had another great time at Elite this year. I’m sad he’s aging out, and so is he! It’s wonderful that you are carrying on the program started by your dad. I’m sure he would be so proud. Best of luck to you, your staff, and the Elite program. Hopefully, the program will carry on for at least another 35 years. ”

    - Tom Walker
    Victor, New York
  • “ We are very impressed with Elite Hockey organization, especially your attention to any detail regarding our son. We know how hard it is to keep track of just my little one Imagine 140 of them! ”

    - Louise and Ernesto Dionne
    Chazy, New York
  • “ Just want to drop a quick note and let you know our daughter had a fantastic time at the camp last week. Even though the camp experience was very different than past years, she had an absolute blast. She loved the friendships she was able to make with the other campers and she really adored the coaches and counselors. Thank you for providing such a wonderful experience!! ”

    - Catherine Josef
    Darien, Connecticut
  • “ Monica had a FANTASTIC time at the camp for the last 2 weeks! Thank you and your staff for taking such good care of her and making it enjoyable. ”

    - Greg Mumma
    Middle River, Maryland
  • “ Thank you Patti for all you do but this year even more so!! It was no easy task and we are so grateful that this camp was even able to happen! Your dedication to these kids is admirable and I wish I could have given you a hug at pick up to let you know how thankful I am for taking such good care of them. Dani learned so much from the coaches in the two weeks she was there and made many new friends! ”

    - Shannon Beck
    Los Gatos, California
  • “ Thank you so much for another great year. We appreciated all of the work that went into this year’s camp! We can not say enough positive things about our daughter’s experience and development. She had a great time and cannot wait until next summer. Thank you for helping all of our kids be the best they can be on and off the ice. See you for year 36!!! ”

    - Amy Bocompani
    Sherman, Connecticut
  • “ Thank you Patti and Elite! Boys had a great time and so happy you were able to continue your Dads legacy! ”

    - April Bingel
    Plattsburgh, New York
  • “ Thank you for everything! I can’t thank the staff at camp enough for making sure Ethan had the best time! What a great first camp
    experience. Can’t wait for next year! ”

    - Rachael Jussaume
    Wakefield, Massachusetts
  • “ Patti, as I read your post it brought tears to my eyes. Your dad would be amazed and proud. The staff is amazing and to pull this off during a pandemic! Epic! I personally am thankful for the last 5 years that Owen has been with you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I always felt like we were family. May you have many more years of successful camps in the future! Thank you so much! ”

    - Kathleen Bailey
    Chittenango, New York
  • “ This was Richie’s 3rd year at camp and he said it was the best year yet Your team does an amazing job. Attitude is everything. Thank you to all. ”

    - Richard Vargus
    North Conway New Hampshire