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Boarding Camp FAQ's

Go to the Pro Ambitions Find Your Camp page and click on the camp you are interested in. This will redirect you to the sign up page and the forms will be available when you sign up.

Boarding, or residential, camps offer four – five hours of ice daily, depending on the location, spread throughout the day. Check the appropriate tab on this web site for a typical daily schedule for your child’s camp and the amount of ice at that particular camp.

JERSEYS ARE PROVIDED AT CAMPS – All Jerseys for summer camps will be provided at camp check-in. A small shipping and handling charge is added to all orders to offset the cost of shipping the jerseys to each location. To purchase additional jerseys, email info@proambitions.com.

Email info@proambitions.com for more information.

Any hockey stick that you don’t mind using outside is fine. (Goalies bring street hockey stick)

Included are fun and entertaining stickhandling circuits (guaranteed to soften the hardest hands); dry land training circuits include various speed/agility/quickness/
explosiveness training using all of today’s up-to-date technology to lengthen stride, increase quickness off the line, increase flexibility and, create a better, more versatile/powerful athlete. Also, games which incorporate team building/dynamic strategies, such as trust walk, mine field, positive reframing activities, European handball, steal the bacon, dodge ball, and, soccer, among others. At BU there are shooting stations to improve a player’s shot.

Shuttle Services to contact to get from the Airport are listed below:

Off-ice activities include guest speakers, strength training, dry land training, games, video critiques and, off-campus activities throughout the week. Check the camp description page on the web site to see what activities will be offered.

At all camps, supervision is the number one concern and we take tremendous pride in this detail. Pro Ambitions counselors live in the residences with the campers. Depending on the location what type of security is in place. Each camper is able to lock his/her room. A security check point is set up at each location for our campers welfare. All staff have been through stringent background checks and are CORI and SORI certified as well as medically cleared.

The following are a few items you will need to make your camp experience smooth and successful:

RETURN A COMPLETED HEALTH FORM AND IMMUNIZATION RECORD, signed by your doctor, AS SOON AS POSSIBLE  (FOR SUMMER CAMPS ONLY)

* * Important: Each camper MUST have a completed Health Form and immunization Record, signed by your doctor, on file before going on the ice! Your physical must be within the last year. NO EXCEPTIONS! * *

What to Bring:
If you are attending Boarding Camp be sure to bring with you:

  • YOUR OWN WATER BOTTLE (MANDATORY)
  • Linens, Sheets XL Twin, Pillow, Blankets, Towels, Toiletries, Bathing Suit
  • Sneakers (Proper running shoes for Dry Land Training).
  • Full Hockey equipment including neck guard for goalies and mouth piece
  • 2 Hockey Sticks & 1 Street Hockey Stick (Goalies included)
  • Medications
  • Fan (optional), Alarm Clock
  • Your name taped to the front of your helmet
  • Extra spending money ($100 recommended for emergencies, additional activities and snacks)
  • (Optional) Computer, refrigerator (Pro Ambitions is not responsible for any lost valuable items).
  • URI Surf Camp Only-Surf Board/Wetsuit

Campers are assigned roommates by age and by camp, send your room mate request, we will do our best to honor your request email request to: INFO@PROAMBITIONS.COM

After registering, each camper receives a form which includes a roommate preference section. Requests are honored to the best of our ability.

Pro Ambitions works with Dining Services at each camp to accommodate any special needs. Please email INFO@PROAMBITIONS.COM with your special dietary requests.

A camp nurse and/or nursing student is available 24 hours/day and stores all prescription and non-prescription medications brought to camp. Medications are administered when necessary to each camper. All medical staff members are First Aid/CPR certified.

Yes, however if a camper’s phone becomes a distraction we reserve the right to confiscate it or restrict usage during the day while at the rink or dryland facilities.

Yes.

At check-in, telephone numbers will be provided for emergency situations. Each camper will be assigned a group leader the first day of camp. You will have several contact numbers available to you VM 855-459-2267 Email INFO@PROAMBITIONS.COM.

Pro Ambitions weekend stays for boarding camps are inclusive of all meals, planned activities and 24 Hr. Supervision.

Yes, during the weekend, campers are given time to do laundry. A counselor is available to help those who need it.

The cities and towns where each camp is located offer a variety of lodging choices. To help with the right selection, check the following web sites:

Contact info@proambitions.com with any questions!

Yes, parents are always welcome.

There is never more than a 5:1 ratio. Some specialty camps have a ratio as low as 3:1.

Campers may leave campus, as long as arrangements are made in advance and we have written parental permission. The camper must also notify his/her counselor when leaving and returning.

Unfortunately we can not guarantee Pro Shop access at any of our camps.  We recommend packing extra tape, a helmet repair kit, laces, and an extra mouthpiece with your camper.

BOSTON UNIVERSITY CAMP ONLY:

For an additional fee Boston University will provide skate sharpening twice during the week.  This must be prepaid at check-in.

Usually, but we recommend checking with the rink directly to be sure.

Yes, all staff backgrounds are checked through the local criminal board.

Each camp is explained in detail on this web site. Browse through the links in the tabs at the top of the page. If you’re still uncertain about making the right choice, please e-mail Jeff at INFO@PROAMBITIONS.COM

Please read our cancellation policy found under Important Links HERE

ALL MASSACHUSETTS CAMPS MUST COMPLY WITH REGULATIONS OF THE MASSACHUSETTSDEPT. OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND BE LICENSED BY THE LOCAL BOARD OF HEALTH).

A complete copy of the policy shall be furnished to parents upon their request.

ALL MASSACHUSETTS CAMPS MUST COMPLY WITH REGULATIONS OF THE MASSACHUSETTSDEPT. OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND BE LICENSED BY THE LOCAL BOARD OF HEALTH).

A complete copy of the policy shall be furnished to parents upon their request.

Day Camp FAQ's

Yes, please tape his/her first name on the front of the helmet.

Yes, counselors are available for help in the locker rooms at all times.

No, campers must bring their own lunches in an insulated lunch box with an ice pack or, purchase one if the rink has a concession stand. Call the rink in advance to find out if the snack bar is open.

Any hockey stick that you don’t mind using outside is fine.

All campers must be picked up at the time designated at the end of the camp day. Those remaining more than 15 minutes after the end of camp will be charged a late fee of $25/hour.

Chances are he/she has and you just don’t know it. Players run into each other inadvertently all the time and kids are very vulnerable approaching pucks in dangerous areas of the ice. Pro Ambitions teaches campers how to battle properly and safely, how to respect the opponent, how to approach pucks in all dangerous areas and, how to come out victoriously. Also, campers are grouped by age and size, so they will be matched appropriately for battle situations.

Full day camps typically run 8:30-4PM with ice time 9-11AM and 1-3PM. Please check your camp location for specified times some camps start later and end later.

Battle Express is 2 hours long on ice only. Please check your schedule for times on the WEBSITE

Half Day Option is 2 hours of ice, lunch and off ice activity.

Most day camps have a lunch break/chalk talk from 11am-12pm, dry land training from 12-1pm and stickhandling circuits from 3-4pm

Each camper should bring a water bottle to camp (labeled with his/her name) and keep it on the bench. Whenever a camper needs water, he/she can get it. There is a 10-minute break after the first 50-minutes of ice in both the morning and afternoon sessions.

Dry land training circuits include various speed/agility/quickness/explosiveness training using all of today’s up-to-date technology to lengthen stride, increase quickness off the line, increase flexibility and, create a better, more versatile/powerful athlete. It also includes games which incorporate team building/dynamic strategies, such as trust walk, mine field, positive reframing activities, European handball, steal the bacon, dodge ball, and, soccer, as well as Hand Shake Competition, Rock Paper Scissors Championship, Simon Says, etc.

Each camp is explained in detail on this web site. Browse through the links at the top of the page.
to learn more about each type of camp. If you’re still uncertain about making the right choice, please e-mail us at JS@PROAMBITIONS.COM.

Please read our cancellation policy found under Important Links HERE

Check in is 8:00 a.m. the first day. Although we skate at 9:00 a.m., this allows time for any unforeseen circumstances. You will have time to help your player in the locker room and have him/her on the ice by 9:00 a.m. The remainder of the week, check in is 8:30 a.m. or, for clinics, half an hour before the scheduled ice time. Times/dates are subject to change and some locations start end at different times. Please check WEBSITE SCHEDULE PAGE for accurate info.

If you are attending Day Camp be sure to bring with you:

  • YOUR OWN WATER BOTTLE  (MANDATORY)
  • Full Hockey equipment including neck guard for goalies and mouth piece
  • Sneakers, t-shirt, shorts and sweatshirt (for off-ice time)
  • Your name taped to the front of your helmet
  • Bring Lunch, beverages and 2 snacks…in insulated cooler with ice pack and remember to eat a hearty breakfast! (Call the rink for their snack bar schedule. It might not be open during camp hours.)
  • Any special medications or instructions for coaches
  • Street Hockey Stick (Goalies Included)

Go to WWW.ARENAMAPS.COM for directions to any rink in North America.

Call the rink or, check their web site, for the most up-to-date hotel information. Some rinks offer discounts at local lodging. Be sure to ask if they have any special arrangements.

ALL MASSACHUSETTS CAMPS MUST COMPLY WITH REGULATIONS OF THE MASSACHUSETTSDEPT. OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND BE LICENSED BY THE LOCAL BOARD OF HEALTH).

A complete copy of the policy shall be furnished to parents upon their request.

ALL MASSACHUSETTS CAMPS MUST COMPLY WITH REGULATIONS OF THE MASSACHUSETTSDEPT. OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND BE LICENSED BY THE LOCAL BOARD OF HEALTH).

A complete copy of the policy shall be furnished to parents upon their request.