Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Haydenettes Junior Elite Camp 2020 has been canceled. Please check back in January 2021 for information on summer 2021 camps.
Junior Elite Camp will be held Friday, June 26 through Sunday, June 28, 2020 in Marlborough, MA.
We are excited to announce that our Haydenettes Junior Elite Camp 2020 will once again be held in Marlborough, MA. Designed for skaters 12-17 years old, this camp provides several on-ice and off-ice sessions each day, focusing on enhancing the individual, team and synchronized skating skills. Special emphasis will be placed on footwork, edge quality, speed, power, development of formations, and transitions. Presentation, audience appeal, and expression will also be demonstrated and displayed.
Junior Elite Camp features Saga Krantz, the Head Coach of the Haydenettes and Director of Synchronized Skating for Hayden Synchronized Skating. She will be joined this year by Lee Chandler, former Canadian NEXXICE member, Champion in figure skating and new Hayden Synchronized Skating coach. We are thrilled to announce that both Charlie White and Suzanne Semanick-Schurman will be returning as guest coaches for Junior Elite Camp 2020.
Charlie White, with his skating partner, Meryl Davis, is a 2014 Olympic Ice Dance champion, the 2010 Olympic Ice Dance silver medalist, a two-time World Champion, and winner of numerous Grand Prix and U.S. National Championships.
Suzanne Semanick-Schurman’s achievements include: 1988 Olympic Ice Dancer; 5th in Worlds; 3 time National Gold Medalist; PSA Master Rated in Moves, Dance, Free Dance, Sport Science; and USFS Triple Gold Medalist. She has worked with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Haydenettes, the University of Delaware, and LaExpress and San Diego synchro teams on skating skills and power.
Lee Chandler joined the coaching staff of Hayden Synchronized Skating Teams for the 2020-2021 season. Chandler brings many years of professional experience, as both a coach and skater. His skating credentials and achievements speak of a career of excellence that includes: 6 times World Synchronized Skating Competitor & Team Canada Member with NEXXICE (2011-2016). During this time they earned 3 World Silver Medals and were the 2015 World Champions. Chandler is also a 5 time Canadian Champion in figure skating (Pre-Novice Men’s Champions 2006 & 2007, Novice Men’s Champion 2008, 2009 & 2010.)
Eligibility for camp:
Ages 12-17. Skaters must be at least 12 years old and have passed Intermediate Moves-in-the-Field or higher
Hotel accommodations will be at the Hampton Inn by Hilton, 277 Boston Post Road, Marlborough, MA. Ice sessions will be at the New England Sports Center, 121 Donald Lynch Blvd, Marlborough, MA.
$655. The camp fee includes hotel accommodations for 2 nights; dinner on Friday; breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday; breakfast and lunch on Sunday. Payment must be made via Paypal at the time of registration. No checks of any kind will be accepted.
Skaters should plan to arrive at the hotel lobby on Friday, June 26 at 3:00 PM and depart from the rink on Sunday, June 28 at 3:00 PM. Transportation between the hotel and rink each day will be provided. Skaters are responsible for their own transportation to and from Camp on Friday and Sunday.
To register, you will need the following information for the skater:
- USFSA number
- Test levels for Moves, Freestyle, Dance
- Doctor and dentist names, addresses, phone numbers
- Health insurance information
- Emergency contact information
Junior Elite Camp Registration Checklist:
- Skater is at least 12 years old AND has passed their Intermediate Moves-in-the-Field
- Complete the online registration
- Download and complete Form A (release form) and Form B (physical form)
- Print the skater’s test record from the U.S. Figure Skating website
- Make a copy of both sides of the skater’s health insurance card
- Scan and email the info to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail the paperwork to:
Junior Elite Camp
P.O. Box 493
Lexington, MA 02420
Cancellation Policy: 50% refund on or before May 1, 2020. No refunds on or after May 2, 2020. Cancellations due to unexpected injury or illness will not be given special consideration and are subject to our cancellation policy. There is a $25 administrative fee charged for all cancellations.
My skater is 12 years old, has not yet passed their Intermediate Moves In The Field, but has plans to test before Camp. Can I register for Junior Elite Camp?
We will accept a registration for a skater in this situation (provided they meet the age requirement.) However; please be aware that we STRICTLY enforce the rule that skaters MUST pass Intermediate level Moves In The Field prior to the start of Camp on June 26, 2020. If you choose to register prior to passing, you assume a financial obligation. If the skater is not able to pass the Intermediate level test prior to Camp for any reason, they will NOT be allowed to attend Camp. You will be asked to cancel the registration and our cancellation policy will apply, resulting in a partial or full loss of the registration fees.
My skater is currently 11 years old, but has a birthday before the start of Camp. Can I register for Junior Elite Camp?
Skaters must be 12 years old by the start of Camp, on June 26th. No exceptions. If the skater will be 12 on or before June 26th, 2020, they are eligible to register.
Do you provide transportation to and from the airport?
No. We recommend Knight’s Airport Limousine Service, www.knightslimo.com, if you need to arrange transportation between the hotel and airport.
Do you provide transportation between the hotel and rink during the camp?
Yes. Once the skater is dropped off at the camp, bus service will be provided at designated times for the skaters to go between the rink and the hotel.
Do skaters need to have a car at camp?
No. There is very limited down-time at camp and skaters will not need transportation during camp other than what is provided.
Do I need to make a hotel reservation for my skater?
No. The camp will organize and book hotel rooms for all participants. The hotel cost is included in the cost of camp.
As a parent, do I need to stay at the hotel during the camp?
No, once the skater is dropped off at the camp the organization will provide the program, room, food, and transportation.
Can parents stay at the same hotel as skaters? If so, is there a room block or a special rate available for parents? Can skaters room with their parents?
Parents may stay at the same hotel; however skaters must room with other camp participants. Part of the camp experience includes getting to know other skaters and friends. There is no room block for parents.
How many skaters per room and can we chose roommates?
There will be 3 to 4 skaters per room. You can request two roommates and we will try to accommodate one.
Will rooming lists and daily schedules be available in advance?
Rooming assignments and daily schedules will be distributed at check in on the first day of camp.
Who can drop-off and/or pick-up my skater?
If your skater is under the age of 18, only people listed on the Arrival Departure Authorization Form can drop off or pick up the skater. The form must be signed by the parent or guardian. Scan and email the form in advance of camp or turn the form in at Check-In.
Can my skater arrive late or leave early?
Yes, however there is no pro-rated deduction to the camp fee. Sessions missed by the skater cannot be made up. We ask that you notify the camp of any planned early/late arrivals or departures.
Can I videotape the camp?
No, but you may take photos.
What is your refund policy?
For Junior Elite Camp, a 50% refund will be issued if cancelled on or before May 1, 2020. There are no refunds on or after May 2, 2020. There is a $25 administration fee charged for all cancellations.
My skater has a food allergy or intolerance can they still come to camp?
Yes, we will do our best to accommodate food allergies and intolerances within reason. Please be sure to note any known issues on the skaters paperwork. We will have a nut free policy for snacks in the hotel rooms.
What are the sleeping arrangements?
The hotel rooms have two full size beds. There are are 4 skaters per room, two skaters will share a bed.