Camps Overview

National Mentorship Camp

Team Tavares Celebrating Victory at the 2012 Mentorship Cup

Annually, the NHLPA’s team of scouts selects a group of the best bantam-aged players in the country to take part in the NHLPA All-Canadians National Mentorship Camp, held each summer at the Hershey Centre in Toronto, ON. The National Mentorship Camp is like no other hockey camp. It helps elite players take their skills to another level through guidance from NHL players and is an opportunity to gain a competitive edge with advice from some of the most renowned hockey experts on fitness, nutrition, and mental preparation. It is a life-changing experience that teaches young players what it takes to be a true leader on the ice and in everyday life.

See highlights from our National Camps below:

2012 National Camp

2011 National Camp


Regional Mentorship Camps


In 2012, the NHLPA hosted a number of minor hockey Mentorship Camps across Canada to provide minor hockey players, regardless of level or gender, access to the very best advice for succeeding on and off the ice. Camp attendees were selected at random after completing entry forms for each camp. The mentorship camps paired minor hockey players with NHLPA stars and hockey industry experts — culminating in the ultimate mentorship experience. The camps focused on all levels of ability and emphasize development, teamwork, and fun in four key areas: on-ice drills, off-ice training, life skills, and nutrition education. The Regional Camps took place in Calgary, Toronto, and Halifax. NHL players that led on-ice sessions include Steve Staios, Tim Brent, Chris Campoli, and Michael Backlund.


See highlights from our Regional Camps below:
Best of the Toronto, Calgary, and Halifax Regional Camps