Why should I send my child to Hockey Express Camp?

  1. Your child will have fun.
  2. Your child will be physically active.
  3. Your child will be exposed to new skills and techniques.
  4. Your child will be with an adult teacher in a safe environment.
  5. Your child will have an opportunity to learn from experienced coaches.

How do you group the campers?

We group the campers based on their current Primary/Secondary School class with an emphasis of friends together. Activities are age-appropriate.

Will my child be in large groups for the camp?

Our camps are geared to the developmental needs and interests of each age group. We protect the quality of the experience by maintaining a player:coach ratio at 15:1.

My child likes hockey but is not an All-Star. Will my child have fun?

Yes, because our camp coaches strive to treat every camper like an All-Star. Individual improvement and fun are stressed above competing against other players.

What are the arrangements for water breaks/snacks?

The campers will have regular water breaks during the session and will have a 30-minute snack time every day at 11:45am. Campers are to bring their own healthy snacks. Campers are to also bring their own water bottles.

What is the schedule on rainy days?

Depending on availability, we may have access to indoor facilities. Please bring wet gear if the forecast is to rain.

Does my child need to bring any equipment?

Campers are welcome to bring their own hockey stick and glove. We will provide hockey sticks for those players who do not own their own. We strongly recommend all hockey players to bring their own mouth guard and shin pads.

My child has never played before. Do you supply sticks? I don’t wish to spend money on one if they don’t want to keep hockey on.

Yes. We provide sticks. You don’t have to own one, you can borrow one of ours.

How is payment accepted online?

All payments are made online through our website which accepts payments via PayPal. A PayPal account is not needed to pay online, just a credit/debit card or enter your bank routing details to pay by e-check.

May I use my Credit Card to pay for Camp?

Yes, our online registration process makes it simple for you to pay for camp using your credit/debit card. Please click on the “register for camp” button to start this process.

What is your Refund Policy?

Refunds must have 2 weeks notice. No refunds will be granted if the date(s) requesting cancellation is within 2 weeks from the request date.

Will there be other kids who are new to camp?

Hockey Express welcomes new hockey players from all over the South East. Our goal is to strengthen and promote the sport in the region.

If my child enjoys the camp can they continue weekly training? If so, where does this take place?

Absolutely, that is part of our aim. Increase participation in hockey in the South East. Depending where you are from there are a number of clubs with underage sections. Kilkenny, Waterford, Carlow, Enniscorthy, etc.

Kilkenny Underage train Sundays 11.30am – 12.30am.

Does Hockey Express offer Day Rates?

Unfortunately, at present we do not have a specific day rate program. Please contact us at info@hockeyexpress.ie if you can only attend some of the camp and we may be able to accommodate you.

How old do you have to be to attend camp?

The vast majority of our campers are between the ages of 6 – 16.

When can I sign up?

You can sign up through our online registration. There is no deadline to register – However sessions fill on a first come first served basis so it is important to register as soon as possible. As long as there is space available we will accept applications until the day a session begins.

What time can campers arrive at camp?

Campers arrive between 9.30am and 9.45am for registration, on the first day of camp. Please arrive by 10am for the rest of the week. Camp ends at 2.00pm. Please pick your children up by 2.15pm.

Do you accommodate campers with special needs?

If your camper has a special medical need, please contact our office prior to enrolment to see if Hockey Express would be a good fit for your camper.

Do you have a lost and found?

The lost and found at the Hockey Express Camp is located at the camp tent. Camp policy is to donate unclaimed items after 30 days. Items of value will be held longer. If you discover you are missing something once camp has ended please contact us at info@hockeyexpress.ie.