Team Homan Junior Camp FAQ

Q. What skill level does my child need to attend your camp?

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A. We recommend having fundamental curling skills and a minimum 1-2 years of curling experience. This camp is not an introduction to curling. Our camp offers youth curlers of a variety of  levels and ages an opportunity to build on their skills and knowledge, on and off the ice. Campers will be grouped by age and skill level.

Q. My child attended Team Homan Junior Curling Camp in 2017 and/or 2016. Is the camp going to be the same this year?

A. Each year we strive to improve our camp and keep the curriculum fresh. We hope to have repeat campers, so we have new off-ice presentations and different on-ice sessions mixed in with fundamental skills training. This year we've also added a special guest instructor in Matt Hamilton, 2018 Olympic Gold Medalist from Team USA.

Q. Is the camp for teams or individuals?

A. Both! Campers will be divided into groups, and we strive to keep teammates together. The majority of kids sign up as individuals, and we try to create an environment where all the campers get to meet and interact with each other. We all went to curling camps when we were younger and we think the social aspect is one of the best parts of camp.

Q. Are parents and coaches allowed to attend camp?

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A. No. The facility isn't large enough to accommodate everyone, so the club is open to just the campers and camp instructors during camp hours. We appreciate the support parents and coaches provide and we will encourage all campers to take detailed notes to share after camp. Parents, families and coaches are also invited to our Up Close and Personal session on Saturday evening.  

Q. My child has an injury, can they still attend?

A. We recommend you consult your doctor and do what is in the best interest of your child's health. If your child has an injury and attends camp, we recommend that for the on ice sessions they only do what they feel comfortable doing, and stop if they feel any pain or issues with their injury. 

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Q. Can we come if we are from out of town?

A. Yes! There are lots of accommodation options around the Ottawa Curling Club.  We can provide a list of hotels and restaurants, as well as attractions for parents and families to keep you busy during camp hours.

Q. Can we come if we do not speak English?

A. Instruction is provided in English only. We have made exceptions for teams who require a translator. Please contact us if this is the case.

Q. My child has allergies/dietary concerns. Will you provide special meals?

A. We recommend your child bring meals and snacks they know they can eat. We have access to a refrigerator and microwave at the club. 

Q. What is your cancellation policy?

You may cancel up to August 21st, 2018 and receive a refund, less a $50 administration fee. After August 21st a cancellation would be non-refundable.

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