Sawmill's 2019 Golf-Hockey Summer Camp
Week #1 August 6th - 9th Ages 2010 - 2008
Week #2 August 12th - 16th Ages 2009 - 2007
Week #3 August 26th - 30th Ages 2008 - 2006
*2020 dates and details will be announced in the winter.
Sawmill is proud to be part of a community which actively supports the participation of our families in sports. The Sawmill EXPERIENCE junior programs are an ideal way for kids to learn basic golf skills, develop proper swing techniques and build a solid foundation. AND NOW…. The Sawmill EXPERIENCE has partnered with Niagara’s hottest hockey trainer Matt Gillard of Gillard Elite Hockey. Hockey and golf together for a week – can it get any better than this?
THE DAILY SCHEDULE
*8:45am to 9am drop off at Sawmill
*9am-11:30am Golf lessons with Brody Whetham, PGA of Canada Professional & Sawmill staff
*11:30am-12pm Lunch break
*12pm-12:20pm Bus ride to Pelham Community Centre (Duliban Arena)
*12:20-1pm get dressed
*1pm-3pm On ice with Matt Gillard and his team
*3-3:20pm hockey gear off
*3:20-3:50pm Off ice conditioning with Gillard Elite Hockey
*3:50-4pm Pick up at Pelham Community Centre (lobby)
- WEEK #1 August 6th-9th kids must be born 2010-2008 (ages 9-11) (NOTE: 4 day week)
- WEEK #2 August 12th-16th kids must be born 2009-2007 (ages 10-12)
- Week #3 August 26th-30th kids must be born 2008-2006 (ages 11-13)
- Maximum 25 skaters and 2 goalies each week.
- Kids will receive 2.5 hours of golf lessons Monday-Thursday (week #1 Tuesday-Thursday). Brody and his 2 assistants will teach fundamentals like grip, stance, posture and movement. Kids will learn and practice short game skills (putting, chipping, and bunker shots) and spend time on the range developing or improving correct swing technique and consistent ball striking. Kids will learn golf rules and etiquette. We’ll have FUN while improving golf skills.
- Kids will play the Par 3 course (6 holes) on Friday and we’ll crown the winning team with the Sawmill Cup!!
- Matt Gillard has designed a 2 hour on ice and 30 minute off ice program that will give your kids an edge. During the week Matt and his 2-man team will cover power skating, edge work, stick handling, and shooting. Matt will use his professional coaching skills to bring your kids game to the next level. A goalie coach will work with the goalies to give them the training they need to make big saves.
COST *includes HST
Week #1 $390 (4 day week)
Week #2 $490 (5 day week)
Week #3 $490 (5 day week)
- Registrations will be received on a first come, first serve basis. You are registered when:
- Your registration form is received.
- We have received your registration fee.
- ALL registrations are NON-refundable.
- Age of participants in each week may vary slightly based on registration numbers.
- Lunch is included every day.
- If you have 2 children: The first fee is due immediately. The second fee is due June 1st.
- You will receive a confirmation email upon successfully registering.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. What does my child wear for the week?
- Golf: Your child must have golf or running shoes, ‘khaki’ pants/shorts, and a collared shirt. Please put sunscreen on kids BEFORE arriving to camp each day.
- Hockey: full gear including mouth guards. Drop off equipment every morning at Sawmill and we will transport to the arena. Take equipment home at the end of every day.
- Off Ice: sport shorts and t-shirt are required. Must have running shoes.
Q. What about snacks and lunch?
- Kids MUST have a water bottle. These will be refilled all day long to keep hydrated.
- We will have lunch each day on the shaded Sawmill patio or in the dining room.
- Lunch is included. Upon arrival each day kids will choose their lunch (we served a lot of chicken fingers & Powerade in 2018!!)
- Bring snacks for a 10 minute break each morning AND afternoon. Make it easy to eat (granola bars, fruit) as we will be on the range, practice green or in the dressing room.
Q. What about golf clubs for my child?
- If your child has clubs you will drop them off on Day 1 and the golf clubs will stay at Sawmill for the week (in locked club storage).
- For kids without clubs: On Day 1 we will “fit” them with properly sized clubs and they can use the same clubs all week (driver/fairway wood, irons, putter).
Q. How can we be sure our children will be safe?
- Carrie Julie will be on site throughout the day. New in 2019: a supervisor will be with the campers from daily check in until the players hit the ice. For the afternoon Carrie and the Gillard Hockey Elite will keep the kids active and safe. Horse play and bullying will be closely monitored with a zero tolerance policy.
For more information, please contact Carrie at 289.213.2555 (call or text).
A few photos from our 2019 camps!