Vancouver Thunderbirds Summer Camps 2018

August 13-17
August 20-24

Hillcrest Centre

Vancouver Thunderbirds Hockey will provide options for players of all ages to get ready for the upcoming season this August. From our introduction to hockey for the newest members to the T-Birds family to specialized skills camps to our rep prep camps, there is something for everyone.

For our younger participants, an all round focus on the basic skills of hockey will be offered. Under the leadership of Amy de Bree, returning players will be provided a high tempo environment to shake off any summer rust and jump into the new season at top speed. For our newest TBirds, it will offer a chance to meet some new friends and get a look at the excitement that is coming for the season.

For the atom and older players, there will be opportunities in training camps (recreational) and rep prep camps alongside of skill specific camps to hone key areas of skill development.

With the exception of the rep prep camps which feature two ice sessions built into the same camp, all of the other ice sessions are dedicated to specialty skill development. This will assist in players getting the option to focus on specific skills at the same time allowing for families to have flexibility to enroll siblings either in the same camp with our extended age groups or in back to back sessions making it easier for one trip to the rink.

For those attending rep prep camps, these camps happen in the first week to ensure you have ample time for rest and recovery prior to the start of tryouts. We encourage you to sign up for the rep prep camp, and, if you wish to stay on the ice leading into tryouts, choose one or two of the hour long sessions offered in the second week. This will ensure you are following the proper tapering process for high performance athletes so you are at your peak readiness for the first day of tryouts.

While we are not offering a goaltender camp, we have opportunities for goaltenders to prepare for the season in our age specific training camps and rep prep camps with a dedicated goaltender instructor on the ice. Space is limited in all of these camps so we do encourage all goaltenders who wish to participate to register early!

Camp Instructors:
Vancouver Thunderbirds Hockey is excited to include some of the best skills instructors this summer as guest instructors including Josh Bonar, Karen Kos, and both UBC varsity head coaches - Sven Butenschon and Graham Thomas. These experts will work along a number of our current Thunderbird coaches to provide an exceptional learning environment for our players.

Registration and Camp Questions:

Please click here to register for the camps.

If you require assistance with registration or have any questions about the camps themselves, please contact thunderbirds@vancouvertbirds.ca.


Refund Process 

We understand there are some circumstances that require a change of plans after you register for one of our camps. Please see below for the refund process for the TBirds summer camps:

If you cancel anytime up to 4 weeks prior to the start of camp, a full refund less a $25 processing fee will be provided.

If you cancel between 2-4 weeks prior to the start of the camp, a 50% refund will be provided.

Cancellations made in the 2 weeks prior to the start of the camp will not be refundable.

To cancel a registration, please email thunderbirds@vancouvertbirds.ca