Indigenous Hockey Camp


Homelife Hockey League in partnership with the Chilliwack Jets Hockey Club, is very excited to announce the 1st Annual Indigenous Kids Summer Hockey Camp. The camp will take place over 5 days at the Sardis Sports Complex with a daily set schedule structured with development and training activities over a 4.5-hour day. Each day will start at 11:00 am with one hour of Dryland Training, a 30-minute lunch break followed by an hour of on-ice training then concluding with an hour of Sports and Well Being Training.

The hockey camp will be open to all Indigenous children between the ages of 7-12. We believe the impact of this camp will be very beneficial in creating connections while improving physical and mental well-being, strengthening team dynamics and sharing culture in a social environment with peers from the community.

What makes our hockey camp different? Our goal is to provide Indigenous children with ample opportunity to not only learn and love hockey, but to excel and flourish by providing them with a mentor from the Homelife Hockey League that they can contact at any time for help not only during, but for after the camp ends. The mentor will have played a high level of hockey and have ties in the Chilliwack hockey community to help the young player and his/her family navigate through minor hockey, and hopefully further. Homelife Hockey League will be working hand in hand with The Chilliwack Jets Organization on placing experienced coaches for on-ice and off-ice during the training, as well as assigning mentors. Chief Derek Epp from Tzaechten FC will be coaching a team-building exercise and Dustin Hall from First Nations Health will be speaking about the benefits of healthy living and sports.

The Homelife Hockey League has also raised enough money for a scholarship program with the help of Lee Mccaw, President of Chilliwack Minor Hockey, to provide league fees for indigenous hockey players in the community.

Please fill out the form below to register your spot for this year’s Indigenous Hockey Camp.

Date Aug 14th, 2023 Aug 15th, 2023 Aug 16th, 2023 Aug 17th, 2023 Aug 18th, 2023
Time Skills Training & Development
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Dryland Training Dryland Training Dryland Training Dryland Training Dryland Training
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM On-Ice Skills On-Ice Skills On-Ice Skills On-Ice Scrimmage On-Ice Scrimmage
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Mini Field Soccer Training Outdoor Hockey Skills Training Mentor Wellness Clinic Mini Field Soccer Game Outdoor Hockey Game