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The LumberYard will be closed from Friday, June 28th, 2024, to Sunday, July 7th, 2024.

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Exciting Summer Hockey Camps Await at The LumberYard!

Summer is almost here, and at The LumberYard, we're gearing up for an incredible season packed with exciting programs tailored to enhance your child's skills and overall athletic development.

Whether your child is focused on specific hockey skills like stickhandling, shooting, or power skating, or prefers a comprehensive approach with our golf camp, dynamites, or squirt camp, we have the perfect program for them.

Explore our summer program offerings by clicking on the logos below to see detailed information and register now for an unforgettable summer experience.

At The LumberYard, we're dedicated to providing top-notch coaching, a supportive environment, and a fun-filled learning experience for all participants. Our age-specific and skill-specific programs are designed to maximize every athlete's potential and help them excel both on and off the ice.

Don't let your child miss out on the opportunity to make this summer the greatest one yet for your child! Secure their spot in our summer programs today and get ready for an exciting journey of growth and achievement.

Unlock Your Potential at The LumberYard!

The LumberYard features both age specific and skill specific programs to maximize every athlete's potential.  For some families working on skill specific activities like stickhandling, shooting, or power skating is exactly what your child is looking for while others prefer our golf camp, dynamites, or squirt camp where hockey is the focus but we work on overall athletic development.  Either way, the LumberYard has the program right for you.  

 

Explore our diverse range of programs by clicking on the logos below. Secure your spot now for an unforgettable summer filled with growth, development, and fun!


REGISTER ONLINE TO SECURE YOUR SPOT.

IF A CAMP IS FULL, WE CAN ADD YOU TO A WAITING LIST. PLEASE EMAIL SHELLY.

WE DO NOT ACCEPT OFFLINE PAYMENTS.


CAMPS ARE PRO-RATED WEEKLY BASED ON AVAILABILITY ONCE CAMPS HAVE STARTED.

2024 SUMMER CAMP - UPDATED 6/24/24 8:15 AM

CAMP SESSIONS GROUP ON ICE was OFF ICE 2024 PRICE Prorate Amount
D-Man Camp Session 1 (Jul 8 - Jul 17) - 4 sessions (Mon & Wed) Ages 11+ 11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. NA $139 4 SPOTS REMAIN
D-Man Camp Session 2 (Jul 22 - Jul 31) - 4 sessions (Mon & Wed) Ages 11+ 3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m NA $139 5 SPOTS REMAIN
Dynamites Session 1 (Jun 10 - Jul 17) - 10 sessions (Mon & Wed) Group A: Beginner Mites (typically ages 4-6) 8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. 9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. $319 $195 2 SPOTS REMAIN
Dynamites Session 1 (Jun 10 - Jul 17) - 10 sessions (Mon & Wed) Group B: Intermediate Mites (typically ages 6-7) 3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m 4:00 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. $319 $195 1 NEW SPOT
**NEW Dynamites Session 1 (Jun 11 - Jul 18) - 10 sessions (Tue & Thu) Group BB: Intermediate Mites (typically ages 6-7) 1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. 2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. $319 $195 4 SPOTS REMAIN
Dynamites Session 1 (Jun 10 - Jul 17) - 10 sessions (Mon & Wed Group C: Advanced Mites (typically ages 7-9) 1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. 2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. $319 $195 4 SPOTS REMAIN
Dynamites Session 2 (Jul 23 - Aug 22) - 10 sessions (Tue & Thu) Group A: Beginner Mites (typically ages 4-6) 1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m 2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. $319 1 SPOT REMAINS
Dynamites Session 2 (Jul 23 - Aug 22) - 10 sessions (Tue & Thu) Group B: Intermediate Mites (typically ages 6-7) 3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m 4:00 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. $319 FULL - WAITING LIST
**CANCELED Dynamites Session 2 (Jul 23 - Aug 22) - 10 sessions (Tue & Thu) Group C: Advanced Mites (typically ages 7-9) 8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. 9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. $319 CANCELED
**NEW Dynamites Session 2 (Jul 23 - Aug 22) - 10 sessions (Tue & Thu) Group AA: Beginner Mites (typically ages 4-6) 8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. 9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. $319 6 SPOTS REMAIN
Dynamites Session 3 (Jul 22 - Aug 21) - 10 sessions (Mon & Wed) Group B: Intermediate Mites (ages 6-8) 1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. 2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. $319 FULL
Finish Your Check Session 1 (Jul 9 - Jul 18) - 4 sessions (Tue & Thu) 2nd Yr PeeWees & Bantams 3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. NA $139 6 SPOTS REMAIN
Finish Your Check Session 2 (Jul 15 - Jul 24) - 4 Sessions (Mon & Wed) 2nd Yr PeeWees & Bantams 4:00 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. NA $139 3 SPOTS REMAIN
Finish Your Check Session 3 (Jul 30 - Aug 8) - 4 Sessions (Tue & Thu) 2nd Yr PeeWees & Bantams 9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. NA $139 8 SPOTS REMAIN
Finish Your Check Session 4 (Aug 12 - Aug 21) - 4 sessions (Mon & Wed) 2nd Yr PeeWees & Bantams 2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. NA $139 11 SPOTS REMAIN
Finish Your Check Session 5 (Aug 13 - Aug 22) - 4 sessions (Tue & Thu) 2nd Yr PeeWees & Bantams 9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. NA $139 7 SPOTS REMAIN
Finish Your Check Session 6 (Aug 13 - Aug 22) - 4 sessions (Tue & Thu) 2nd Yr PeeWees & Bantams 11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. NA $139 FULL
Girls Only Goal Scoring Session 1 (Jun 10 - Jun 26) - 6 sessions (Mon & Wed) Group A (ages 7-10) 2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. 3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. $269 $95 3 SPOTS REMAIN
Girls Only Goal Scoring Session 1 (Jun 10 - Jun 26) - 6 sessions (Mon & Wed) Group B (ages 11+) 2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. 3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. $269 $95 3 SPOTS REMAIN
Girls Only Goal Scoring Session 2 (Jul 9 - Jul 25) - 6 sessions (Tues & Thu) Group A (ages 7-10) 9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. $269 3 SPOTS REMAIN
Girls Only Goal Scoring Session 2 (Jul 9 - Jul 25) - 6 sessions (Tues & Thu) Group B (ages 11+) 9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. $269 3 SPOTS REMAIN
Heads Up Stickhandling Session 1 (Jun 10 - Jun 26) - 6 sessions (Mon & Wed) Group A (ages 6-10) 11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. 12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. $269 FULL WAITING LIST
Heads Up Stickhandling Session 1 (Jun 11 - Jun 27) 6 Sessions (Tue & Thu) Group B (ages 10+) 3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. 4:00 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. $269 $95 2 SPOTS REMAIN
Heads Up Stickhandling Session 2 (Jul 8 - Jul 24) - 6 sessions (Mon & Wed) Group A (ages 6-10) 2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. 3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. $269 3 SPOTS REMAIN
Heads Up Stickhandling Session 2 (Jul 23 - Aug 8) - 6 sessions (Tue & Thu) Group C (ages 8+) 11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. 12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. $269 2 SPOTS REMAIN
Hockey Golf Camp Session 1 (Jun 11 - Jul 16) - 5 sessions (Tue) Group A (ages 8-11) 10:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Lunch and then Golf from 1:30 - 3:30 $459 FULL - WAITING LIST
Hockey Golf Camp Session 1 (Jun 13 - Jul 18) - 5 sessions (Thu) Group B (ages 8-13) New Age 10:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Lunch and then Golf from 1:30 - 3:30 $459 $369 3 SPOTS REMAIN
Hockey Golf Camp Session 2 (Jul 22 - Aug 19) - 5 sessions (Mon) Group A (ages 8-11) 10:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Lunch and then Golf from 1:30 - 3:30 $459 FULL - WAITING LIST
Hockey Golf Camp Session 2 (Jul 24 - Aug 21) - 5 sessions (Wed) Group B (ages 8-13) New Age 10:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Lunch and then Golf from 1:30 - 3:30 $459 FULL - WAITING LIST
Learn to Play Hockey Session 1 (Jun 11 - Jul 16) 5 Sessions (Tue Only) Ages 3+ 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. N/A $109 FULL
Learn to Play Hockey Session 2 (Jun 13 - Jul 18) 5 Sessions (Thu Only) Ages 3+ 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. N/A $109 FULL
Learn to Play Hockey Session 3 (July 22 - Aug 19) 5 Sessions (Mon Only) Ages 3+ 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. N/A $109 7 SPOTS REMAIN
Learn to Play Hockey Session 4 (Jul 24 - Aug 21) 5 Sessions (Wed Only) Ages 3+ 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. N/A $109 FULL
Learn to Play Hockey Session 5 (July 25 - Aug 22) 5 Sessions (Thu Only) Ages 3+ 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. N/A $109 FULL - WAITING LIST
Light the Lamp Session 1 (Jun 11 - Jun 27) - 6 sessions (Tue & Thu) (ages 7-10) 9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. $180 FULL WAITING LIST
Light the Lamp Session 2 (Aug 5 - Aug 21) - 6 sessions (Mon & Wed) (ages 8-13) 3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. 4:00 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. $269 FULL WAITING LIST
Look! Camp Session 2A (Jul 29 - Aug 7) 4 Sessions (Mon & Wed) Ages 7-12 2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. NA $259 6 SPOTS REMAIN
Power Skating Session 1 (Jun 10 - Jul 17) - 10 sessions (Mon & Wed) Group A (ages 7-9) 9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. 10:00a.m. - 10:50 a.m. $439 FULL
Power Skating Session 1 (Jun 10 - Jul 17) - 10 sessions (Mon & Wed) Group B (ages 10+) 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. 11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. $439 $269 9 SPOTS REMAIN
Power Skating Session 1 (Jun 11 - Jul 18) - 10 sessions (Tue & Thu) Group C (ages 8-12) 8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. 9:00a.m. - 9:50 a.m. $439 $269 1 SPOT REMAINS
**CANCELED Power Skating Session 1 (Jun 11 - Jul 18) - 10 sessions (Tue & Thu) Group D (ages 11+) 1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. 2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. $439 CANCELED
Power Skating Session 1 (Jun 11 - Jul 18) - 10 sessions (Tue & Thu) Group E (ages 11-14) 2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. 3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. $439 $269 12 SPOTS REMAIN
Power Skating Session 2 (Jul 22 - Aug 21) - 10 sessions (Mon & Wed) Group A (ages 7-9) 8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. 9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. $439 FULL
Power Skating Session 2 (Jul 22 - Aug 21) - 10 sessions (Mon & Wed) Group B (ages 10+) 9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. $439 8 SPOTS REMAIN
Power Skating Session 2 (Jul 23 - Aug 22) - 10 sessions (Tue & Thu) Group C (ages 8-12) 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. 11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. $439 8 SPOTS REMAIN
Power Skating Session 2 (Jul 23 - Aug 22) - 10 sessions (Tue & Thu) Group D (ages 11+) 2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. 3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. $439 10 SPOTS REMAIN
Sniper School Session 1 (Jun 10 - Jul 15) 5 Sessions (Mon Only) Ages 8-12 12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. $219 $139 7 SPOTS REMAIN
Sniper School Session 2 (Jun 12 - Jul 17) 5 Sessions (Wed Only) Ages 8-12 12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. $219 $139 2 SPOTS REMAIN
Sniper School Session 3 (Jul 23 - Aug 20 5 Sessions (Tue Only) Ages 8-12 12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. $219 6 SPOTS REMAIN
Squirt Summer Skills Session 1 (Jun 10 - Jul 10) 8 Sessions (Mon & Wed) Squirts 4:00 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. N/A $199 $109 2 SPOTS REMAIN
Squirt Summer Skills Session 2 (Jul 29 - Aug 21) 8 Sessions (Mon & Wed) Squirts 4:00 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. N/A $199 FULL
NEW Squirt Summer Skills Session 3 (Jun 11 - Jul 18) - 10 sessions (Tue & Thu) Squirts 4:00 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. N/A $199 $109 1 NEW SPOT
**CANCELED Summer Skills Session 1 (Jun 11 - Jul 18) - 10 sessions (Tue & Thu) PeeWees and Bantams 4:00 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. N/A $249 CANCELED
Summer Skills Session 2 (Jul 23 - Aug 22) - 10 sessions (Tue & Thu) PeeWees and Bantams 4:00 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. N/A $249 10 SPOTS REMAIN

**If a skater is unable to attend a camp or a camp isn't full, we will allow drop-ins.

Please call or email for availability.

DROP IN RATES 2024 - UPDATED 6/11/24

D-MAN CAMP $35 PER SESSION CALL OR EMAIL TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT
DYNAMITES $35 PER SESSION CALL OR EMAIL TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT
FINISH YOUR CHECK $35 PER SESSION CALL OR EMAIL TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT
GIRLS ONLY GOAL SCORING $45 PER SESSION CALL OR EMAIL TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT
HEADS UP STICKHANDLING $45 PER SESSION CALL OR EMAIL TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT
HOCKEY AND GOLF CAMP $95 PER SESSION CALL OR EMAIL TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT
LEARN TO PLAY HOCKEY $20 PER SESSION CALL OR EMAIL TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT
LIGHT THE LAMP $45 PER SESSION CALL OR EMAIL TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT
LOOK! CAMP $40 PER SESSION CALL OR EMAIL TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT
POWER SKATING $45 PER SESSION CALL OR EMAIL TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT
SNIPER SCHOOL $45 PER PERSON CALL OR EMAIL TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT
SUMMER SKILLS SESSION $25 PER SESSION CALL OR EMAIL TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT

WAIT LIST:

If a session you are interested in is full, please contact us to be added to the wait list.

Please share the following information: Player Name, Date of Birth, Age, which camp and session, parent name, phone number, and email address.

Thank you

Call ahead to ensure drop-ins are available.


Shelly Nutzmann

Office Manager - Summer wait list

Phone: 6514392011


Selecting training for a young hockey player from Lee Erickson

The question we get at the LumberYard Hockey and Sports Center in Stillwater, MN from many parents is, “How do I select the right training for my young player? The following is a “blueprint” we recommend to help with this question.
For starters, a parent needs to recognize what the player needs to work on. You can talk to your child’s coach and through your own observations, grade your child on various key skills. The first and most important skill is skating. Look closely at your child’s stride to assess knee bend, length of stride, and if they fully recover (bring their foot all the way back to the other foot when skating). We often see kids not focus on a proper skating form and by the time they are 14 or 15 it is nearly impossible to correct. An improper form will limit their ability to compete at a high level. Take video and watch their form closely and in slow motion. If they are missing any of the above key elements, select a Power Skating program.
Next, evaluate their ability to control their head and body position while making hockey plays. If they struggle at this, select programs that combine off ice strength and overall athleticism. Even at a young age, players improve their strength and body control with off-ice, body weight exercises that focus on building core strength and developing athletic movements.
Once the above two are checked off the list, you should diagnose their ability to complete (visualize, recognize, feel and execute) hockey plays. If you observe a slower reaction to these abilities, a 3v3 league on a small rink should be considered as that is the best way to improve those skills. 3v3 forces a player to recognize and make plays with a short amount of time. It forces puck protection and an ability to find open space or you quickly have a turnover.
Another key skill for all players is the ability to control the puck at a high speed and in tight spaces. Can your player control the puck and keep control in high pressure situations? If they struggle at all here, choose a Stickhandling program. As kids age and mature, kids with good “hands” are difference makers on the ice (both forwards and defenseman).
There are numerous other skills a player can focus on. Shooting, goal scoring, and defensive skills are a few examples. Assess your child’s specific needs and choose skills that need improvement and nurture the skills they are already strong at.
The final decision is deciding how much activity to sign your child up for. When making this choice, take into consideration the level of love your player has for the game. Becoming a great player takes a determination to do things that are sometimes not that much fun. Each player must be carefully evaluated to determine how much “grind” they can endure while keeping the fire and love for the game. There is a lot of talk these days about playing other sports. At the Lumberyard we fully endorse multi-sport athletes. That said, many players have a love for the game that needs to be fed. If you have a player that truly loves to get better, feed it. I like to equate these players to musicians. When have you ever heard of a piano teacher that forces a student to walk away from practicing and playing piano for half of the year. As long as the player is having fun and feeding their love for the game, they won’t get “burned out”. With a good selection of programs, it is not too much to have their skates on at least once a week in the off season… keep them in touch with the ice, their skates, and the game.
To support the above recommnedations, The LumberYard Hockey and Sports Center specializes in providing off-season training that is skill specific. We have a menu of development classes and camps that are available for your player at a low cost. Check out details and register today at www.lumberyardsports.com.

Lee Erickson is the General Manager of the LumberYard Hockey and Sport Center and has been training hockey players for more than 25 years. He previously owned and operated NorthStar Hockey with Steve Payne of the Minnesota North Stars. He has been involved in the development of multiple NHL draft picks, many division 1 players, numerous division 3 players and large numbers of Junior players.

REFUND POLICY

REFUND POLICY: You will be refunded 100% minus a $25.00 processing fee per session or class canceled if you request a refund over 60 days from the start of the program. For requests made between 30 and 60 days, a 50% refund minus a $25.00 processing fee per session or class canceled will be issued. No refunds will be given for requests made less than 30 days from the start of the program. Please note: If we have someone on a waitlist who is able to fill your child's spot, we will issue a refund minus a $25.00 processing fee per session or class canceled.

MAKE UP SESSION ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR MISSED CLASSES

Please Note: The LumberYard does not pro-rate for partial attendance or absence from a summer camp program.