Penn State has both a mens and womens hockey camp. The camp takes place at Pegula Ice Arena which has some of the best amenities college hockey has to offer. The two sheet facility has a 5,000 square foot weight room, hydrotherapy training room, steam room, Rapid Shot training area and varsity team lounge and locker room. This isn’t your locally hockey barn by any means.
This is a resident camp where hockey players stay at the university residence halls and are supervised by camp counselors. Items like ben linens are provided to make the stay as easy as possible, but other toiletry items are highly recommended to bring to the camp. If you need to do laundry or dry out some hockey gear during the camp there are laundry facilities in the residence halls.
When attending camp you’ll get to indicate a roomate preference, but there is a chance you many not get your roommate request, but it appears the camp does a solid effort into making these requests happen. You’ll know about 20 days prior to the start of camp who you will be rooming with.
If you are attending the camp as a team, each team will be assigned the same building or floor for the duration of the camp.
The residence hall doors are locked 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Campers must be in the residence halls by 10:30 p.m.
The Penn State camp goes all the way when it comes to welcoming the campers. They’ll even pick you up at the airport where you will be greeted by camp staff members.
Speaking of camp staff, here are a few of the coaches you’ll see:
Head Coach Guy Gadowsky