SYNERGY HOCKEY - "Bringing It All Together"

Important Camp Facts

Most of your questions about our Programs may be answered below, 

but if not, please contact our office:  636-237-2220

Eligibility: Programs are available to all youth hockey players of all ages and levels, unless the program name and description indicates differently. Synergy Hockey’s suggested age requirements are typically between the ages of 6-16 years. Synergy Hockey does not offer a Learn to Skate program (contact your local hockey club for this) and all participants should have progressed through that program prior to attending one of our programs. Girls are welcome and encouraged to attend ANY of our programs. Synergy Hockey also welcomes goalies to attend camp to sharpen their player skills and skating skills, but Synergy Hockey does NOT offer goalie specific training. If you have questions about placement, contact our office.

  • Camp Schedules: Ice times vary from rink to rink, and can also change last minute depending upon camp enrollment numbers. With that said, PLEASE be sure to check our website and or your enrollment account the week or days before your camp for the most updated schedule, specific to your camp. The times listed within the description section of our enrollment software, where you enrolled for the camp are EXAMPLE TIMES ONLY!  YOU SHOULD ONLY CONSIDER THOSE TIMES AS ESTIMATED START/END TIMES.  You can expect your skater’s camp schedule to look very similar to one of the schedules below, give or take 30 minutes from the start of the camp day to the end of the camp day.  And again, REMEMBER THAT OFFICIAL CAMP SCHEDULES WILL BE POSTED ON THIS WEBSITE 5 DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR SCHEDULED START DATE.

SAMPLE FULL DAY SUMMER CAMP SCHEDULE

Time
 Activity
 
 
8:15-8:30am
Drop Off / To Locker Room To Dress
 
 
  9:00am
On-Ice
 
 
  10:30am
To Locker Room to Undress
 
 
  10:45am
Off-Ice Session
 
 
  12:00pm
Lunch
 
 
  12:30pm
To Locker Room to Dress
 
 
  1:00pm
On-Ice
 
 
  2:30pm
To Locker Room to Undress
 
 
  2:45pm
Off-Ice Session
 
 
  4:00pm
Pick-Up
 
 

SAMPLE HALF DAY SUMMER CAMP SCHEDULE

Time
 Activity
8:15-8:30am
 Drop Off/ To Locker Room To Dress
 9:00am
 On-Ice
 10:30am
 To Locker Room to Undress
 10:45am
 Off-Ice Session
 12:00pm
 Pick-Up
  • Instructors: All instructors are hired and trained by Jamie Rivers himself. Jamie seeks the best for hockey training and coaching to provide the best possible training environment for your skater(s). Synergy Hockey requires all lead coaches to be screened by a reputable screening service.
  • Locker Room Assistance/Policies:  All locker room time is monitored by one or more camp instructors, until the locker room empties to a few skaters, at which time instructors are to wait outside of the locker room door. Cell phone and electronic devices are NOT allowed in the locker room, by attendees or camp staff. Should the use of a phone be required, individuals must step outside of the locker room to use.  Please be sure you attendee can dress themselves and use the restroom (even when in full hockey gear) by themselves.  Our staff CAN and WILL assist with tying skates and snapping helmet straps but CAN NOT assist with getting your skater dressed.
  • Registration/Enrollment:  All program registrations must be done online. Confirmation/receipt emails will be sent to your inbox immediately upon the completion of your registration.  Further communication about your camp will be sent through our Registration/Enrollment Software (Upper Hand) so it's crucial that your email is open to receiving these emails.  This can best be done by ensuring your confirmation email has been received immediately upon enrollment. 
  • Space in camps are limited; Synergy Hockey can only accept a certain number of skaters in each camp. Do not delay in securing your place in camp.
  • Late Fees: Late registration fees will be incurred for all registrations less than 14 days from camps start.  Much of our organization, planning and preparation for our programs are based off of our projected enrollment numbers.  Therefore we HIGHLY ENCOURAGE EARLY ENROLLMENT!!  When enrollments numbers change only days before camp, it requires extra planning, last minute changes and additions, many of which require additional costs.
  • Cancellations/Refunds:   All registration are considered definite commitments. Should you need to cancel once registration is complete, registrant will forfeit any money paid during registration. A switch to another program or camp week is allowable to avoid cancellation, but only if availability in another program will allow.
  • Payment:  Synergy Hockey allows for payments from all major credit cards. Payment is required at the time of registration to secure your skaters place in camp. Discount options are usually made available when enrollment first becomes available (usually in December or January). Details on these discount options are typically promoted through emails and on our FaceBook Page. As the summer camp dates approach, discounts will no longer be available or extended as demand and costs increase with increased enrollment numbers. As previously mentioned, camp fees increase exactly 14 days prior to camp start date.  If space allows, walk-on enrollments will be accepted and payment can be made at camp but late fees will be incurred.
    • NEW for 2018 Summer Camps - automated payment plans!  Synergy is offering automated PAYMENT PLANS for all camps with a BASE FEE of $385 or more, which will allow you to extend your payments out to only a few weeks before camp!  There is a minimal fee with each payment extension to cover credit card processing fees, which will increase your total camp fee slightly.  For example:  for a $425 camp - Option 1:  payment of $425 in full at time of enrollment;  Option 2:  payment of $215 at time of enrollment and $215 on 4/1/18;  Option 3:  payment of $145 at time of enrollment, $145 on 4/1/18 and $145 on 5/1/18You will find these options available to you in the enrollment process, just prior to inserting your credit card information.
  • Behavior Policy: Disrespect to instructors or other camp attendees, foul language, bullying, teasing and or other forms of misbehavior are not tolerated. Attendee and parents will be warned with first offense and second offense will result in removal from camp with no refund.
  • Lunches: Synergy Hockey does not provide lunches. It is possible that an ice rink will offer a lunch option at an additional expense, but if not your skater will need a packed lunch each day. A camp schedule with an lunch offering by the rink will be available on our website at least 5 days prior to your scheduled camp. Refrigeration for packed lunches will NOT be provided.
  • What to Bring/Wear: All participants MUST have full USA Hockey approved gear and hockey stick to participate in the on-ice portion of our camps.  Under-gear wear, t-shirt, shorts, socks and athletic shoes are also necessary each day. Please make sure their under-gear wear is separate from their off-ice training clothing (t-shirt/shorts) to prevent wearing wet, sweaty clothing all day.  Additional Items to Bring:  Water bottle, and if necessary, a healthy, quick snack (banana, apple, granola bar).
  • DO NOT BRING: Toys, electronic devices, additional money aside from what may be needed for lunch or snack, or anything that could get stolen. Synergy Hockey will not be held liable for lost or stolen items at camp (which also includes hockey equipment).
  • Attendee Responsibility: Synergy Hockey requires all attendees to be responsible for their own equipment and items. Attendees should maintain a neat area in the locker room and keep all their items and equipment together. Synergy Hockey is NOT responsible for misplaced hockey equipment or items.  It is advised that all equipment is labeled with your players name. Not a summer goes by that an item doesn't get misplaced in another skaters bag!  Unfortunately, we can not be responsible for all items so PLEASE be sure your skater keeps good track of their equipment.  Hockey bags will be safe in locker rooms during off-ice sessions.  All hockey bags and equipment MUST be taken home with attendees after each day of camp;  no items are to be left overnight for the next day.  PLEASE REVIEW THIS INFORMATION WITH YOUR SKATER!!
  • Jersey:  Will be provided to all summer camp attendees on the first day of camp.
  • Medication Policy:  Synergy Hockey requires all medication to be handled and distributed by camp personnel ONLY (including over the counter medication). MEDICATION CAN NOT BE IN THE LOCKER ROOM OR IN POSSESSION OF ANY CAMP ATTENDEE AT ANY TIME.  If your skater requires medication during camp (even if it may just be cough syrup or tylenol), not a problem, just be sure medication is in original packaging with the original prescription label indicating skaters name and dosage details.  All medication must be placed in a ziplock bag with the attendees name clearly written on the bag.  Once in the hands of a Synergy instructor, it will be placed in a lock-box until dosage time.  Please contact our office for further instructions on how to handle medication at camp.
  • Camp Waivers: During your online registration process you will be asked to agree to our enrollment terms and conditions and our media terms and conditions. Both parts are very standard, should be pretty self explanatory, and both must be reviewed and agreed to for completion of your registration. Should you have any questions about any of the terminology or reasons behind the waivers, please contact our office.
  • Daily Sign In/Sign Out Process:  Each day of camp our Synergy Coaches will ask that you sign in your skaters through a face-to-face process with a Synergy Coach. You will notice that our coaches have your attendees name listed on a mobile application (on an iphone or ipad) where we will manually check them in each day.  This process helps us keep track of who is there and who is out each day.  Our CHECK OUT/SIGN OUT process requires a signature in a binder.  The SIGN OUT binder will be available EACH MORNING for you to notate who will be doing the pick-up when camp is over for that day.  This method allows you to designate a different person each day, if needed, that will be authorized to pick-up your skater.  
Click HERE to review our Enrollment Terms & Conditions 
(also viewable within our enrollment system)