Dear Camper and Parent,
Thank you for being a part of the annual field hockey camp at Northern Highlands! We are excited to have you as a part of our field hockey family!
Camp will begin at 8:30am sharp each day. Drop off and pickup will take place at the stadium at Northern Highlands (298 Hillside Ave, Allendale, NJ).
We would like you to wear your black reversible Highlands pinnie. If you don’t have one, you will be given one on the first day of camp. Also, each camper will need to bring the following items with you each day: a field hockey stick, shin guards, a mouth guard, goggles are optional, and a full water jug. There WILL NOT be communal water jugs for campers to refill their water bottles. I highly recommend bringing a 64oz water jug filled entirely with ice and water or bring a small cooler filled with 3 or 4 regular sized, cold water bottles. The heat will be at its peak during the camp and it’s important to ensure all campers have a sufficient water supply. I recommend that campers begin hydrating 1-2 days before the camp, eat a balanced breakfast, and use the bathroom prior to arrival. Additionally, there will be time built into each camp day for a snack. Please send your camper with a nutritious snack like a granola bar, fruit, etc. There will always be a med kit and ice on hand should minor injuries occur.
Pickup each day is at 12:30pm sharp in the same place as drop off.
Field hockey drills and activities will vary throughout camp. As a camp coaching staff, our goal is to teach new skills, reinforce fundamental skills, and provide an encouraging learning environment for all campers of all skill levels and ages. These skill themes focus on offensive strategies, defensive strategies (including goalkeepers), game-like strategies, and technical skill development. The coaches are here to help all campers, to make all campers feel comfortable, and to answer any questions a camper may have along the way. We are looking forward to working with every camper each day!
Please reach out with any questions you might have. An email will be sent out by 7:30am in the event of severe inclement weather (thunder, lightning, etc). In addition, all camp information will be posted on the website.
Coach Paton’s Summer Camp: http://www.leagueathletics.com/Bulletins.asp?team=676055&division=&org=highlandsfieldhockey.com
If you would like to follow us on social media, here are our links:
- Northern Highlands Varsity Program: @nhfieldhockey (Instagram and Twitter)
- Highlands Field Hockey Club: @highlandsfhc (Twitter), @highlandsfieldhockey (Instagram)
I am looking forward to a fun-filled week of camp!