Our Parents Said
My daughter will be returning to Hoop Dreams for her third summer. Having been to several overnight camps, by far she is most happy at Hoop Dreams. Her basketball skills have improved, and importantly, she has fun. The coaches are exceptional - enthusiastic, caring, great role models. Sophie feels a strong camaraderie with her fellow basketball loving campers and can't wait to return!
My daughter looks forward to her time at Hoop Dreams every year. Building confidence within team environments both on and off the court, is a huge benefit of overnight camp. The skill development is excellent and the coaches are terrific with the kids. It is a perfect balance of basketball and team building skills, all of which translate to her being a better teammate once her season starts in the fall.
My granddaughter Julia has spent a week at Hoop Dreams overnight camp for the past two summers, 2017 and 2018. All I can say is that Julia loves Hoop Dreams overnight camp. She came home both summers raving about her experience. According to Julia, the food is ‘awesome,’ the coaches are ‘amazing,” and the programs and activities are ‘so much fun.’ When she arrived home from Hoop Dreams overnight camp this past August, her first request was to go back in the summer of 2019. Her dad and I told her that she could return again next summer. Hoop Dreams is the best experience for basketball-loving kids
In our home Hoop Dreams is synonymous with summer, you simply cannot have one without the other. Hoop Dreams delivers an opportunity for individual off-season training and development with Coaching from some of Canada's top University and College basketball players. Under the leadership of Stephanie & Dave, and their Coaches, our daughter's skills have been refined in an environment that encourages putting in the hard work to achieve results - at the individual and team level. In addition to honing technical skills in a competitive setting, the Coaches and Campers at Hoop Dreams have become our daughter's extended family with whom she has been spending her summers for the last five years. Simply put, Hoop Dreams is our daughter's happy place.
Hoop Dreams has hosted one of our children for 6 (!) consecutive years and now another one of our children for the first time this year. We thought we should take a few minutes to thank you for creating such an outstanding camp.
Our children have done other sleepover camps and Hoop Dreams is the one they like BEST, for so many reasons… Campers have lots of fun, and importantly, they are in a safe environment—both physically and psychologically. Hoop Dreams offers a unique opportunity to participate daily in a combination of activities including outdoor basketball and fitness training, water sports, traditional camp activities and relaxing in their cabins.
Hoop Dreams coaches are FANTASTIC! They are talented athletes, they are fun, and they are excellent role models. My kids say the other Hoop Dreams campers are great too, “they are fun to stay with in a cabin,” and “it’s easy to make friends.”
The fact that our children wanted to extend their stay and want to come back next year says it all. Thank you for this outstanding camp!
Andrea & Jon Wojnicki
Elite Camps rock!
Stephanie and staff keep our children safe and sound while giving them room to explore and have a great time. The basketball training staff is superb and our son looks forward to attending camp every year. I believe he will go back as a Jr counsellor in the 2019 season. When our son wanted to attend an over night basketball camp we looked around at our options. I spoke with a few different camp directors and got the usual sales pitch about how
great their camp was. When I spoke with Stephanie Rudnick at Elite camps she basically said here are a few number for parents who have children at our camp please give them a call. Our son has been a regular at the Elite over night camp now three years running. This year our boy decided he would pack for his week at camp on his own. When Stephanie noticed him walking to have a swim with his b-ball sneakers on she asked him where are your flip flops?
“At home” he replied, with my socks and underwear. Later that day Stephanie presented our boy with store fresh socks, underwear and flip flops. She really went out of her way to make
sure he was attended to. This speaks to the entire Elite Camps motto, attention to detail.
Our son Noah has been with Elite Camps since 2014 attending weekly lessons, March Break camps, PD day camps, D-League and Summer camps. Pretty much any Basketball program they offered. Since Noah was attending overnight camp at Camp Walden, Noah decided he wanted to try Elite Hoop Dreams Camp in the Summer of 2017. We signed him up for a week, which then turned into 2 and was devastated when there was no space left for the last and Final Session. In 2018 when Elite moved from Walden to Wahanowin and extended the program from 3 weeks to 5 weeks. It was pretty clear that the only place Noah would be attending overnight Camp would be at Hoop Dreams. As a long time Waldener, I was hesitant to sign him up for entire 5 week session so we decided to sign him up 1 week at a time. Once again, a one week overnight stay turned into a 4 week extension. There is really no other place Noah would want to spend his Overnight Camp experience than Hoop Dreams. He is looking forward to Summer of 2019 at Hoop Dreams.
Thank you Elite Camps for creating such a memorable place for Noah.
Claire and Mark Benatar
Hey Elite Camps Team
A big thank you for what was an outstanding Hoop Dreams week for Connor. He is back with renewed confidence and friendships that will carry forward into the school year ahead. He had such a good time.
Also thank you for the bday cake 🎂. He (and I) are very grateful. Those small details mean so much. How you do it amazes me!
Wishing you a successful last week up north. I hope to see you soon!
We signed our son up for one week of Hoop Dreams overnight camp. He ended up staying 3 consecutive weeks and got off the bus in tears because he had to wait another full year to go back. There isn’t more you need to say about how fantastic the camp is than that.