McKay Hefford Aurora All Girls Camp

Tyke Novice Atom & Pee Wee

July 29 – Aug 2, 2019

Tara and Jayna are back again for their All-Girls Summer Camp in Aurora!

Tara and Jayna’s summer camp program returns for another great year.  The McKay Hefford camp has a reputation of providing excellent programming on and off the ice.  With the highly qualified professional staff, our camp has high quality instruction and is a reliable place for your player to learn the right skills at the right time in their hockey development.

Jayna Hefford: 5 time Olympian and 4 time Olympic Gold Medalist

Tara McKay: Professional Skating Coach for Gary Roberts High Performance Training and former NWHL/CWHL player

Vicky Sunohara:   Head Coach University of Toronto CIS, 3 time Olympian 2 time Gold Medalist

Kristin Richards: Currently playing for CWHL Markham Thunder, Former Captain Robert Morris University (NCAA), former Team Canada Under 18

Jamie Lee Rattray: Currently playing for CWHL Markham Thunder, World Championships silver and Gold medals, NCAA champion with Clarkson- Patty Kazmaier Award

Kristi Riseley: Kristi is our camp director for the week.  Kristi is a former University of Toronto player where she was the Captain.  Kristi is a now school teacher and is a great addition to our staff.

We are looking for goalies to attend our summer camp for both groups.

We are excited to have Erica Howe for the full week at our camp!

Erica is a National level Goalie in the CWHL and with the Team Canada development program. Erica was the 2018 CWHL Clarkson Cup Champion and game MVP !!

Please contact Tara via email at to secure a goalie spot.

When: July 29 – Aug 2, 2019
Where: Aurora Stronach Community Centre
$450.00 + HST


  • Tyke & Novice & Minor Atom – REGISTRATION CLOSED Goalie spots still available for Tyke & Novice & Minor Atom
  • Atom & Pee Wee – REGISTRATION CLOSEDGoalie spots still available for Atom & Peewee

Groups: There will be Rep and House League / Select groups for each age category.  Girls will be placed in the appropriate group once enrolment is complete. Players will be informed of their group via email prior to the camp start date.

Group OneActivityGroup TwoActivity
9:00-9:30amWarm Up/Team Game9:30-10:30amDry Land
10:00-11:20amOn-Ice10:30-11:00amStretch/Tech Talk
11:30-12:00pmStretch/Tech Talk11:30-12:50pmOn-Ice
1:00-2:20pmOn-Ice1:30-2:00pmStretch/Team Game
2:45-3:45pmDry Land2:30-3:50pmOn-Ice

On-Ice Program:

Power Skating

  • Stride improvement: power position, correcting body mechanics, balance and stability, speed, endurance, power, edge control
  • Agility, Speed and Power: quick feet, transition skating/pivoting, lateral skating, turning, edge control, explosive start and stops, crossovers, acceleration. 

Technical Skill Development

  • Puck Handling: puck control, agility skating with puck, acceleration and maintaining speed with puck, lateral movement with puck, transition skating with puck, power turns with puck, soft hands, passing, deking and deceptive moves.
  • Shooting: proper technique, wrist shot, backhand shot, slap shot, snap shot, establishing power, scoring tips, tipping, and rebounds.
  • Passing: proper technique, control, accuracy, timing

Off-Ice Program:

  • Stick Handling and Shooting Circuit
  • Explosive Power and Strength Circuit
  • Speed, Agility and Reaction Circuit
  • Stretching and Dynamic Warm Up
  • Team Games: European handball, Flag Football,
  • Ball Hockey, Team Building Activities
  • Swimming (*we will inform participants of their swimming times on day #1 of the camp)

What to Bring:

  • Full hockey equipment
  • Ensure skates are sharpened
  • Extra Stick for OFF ICE training
  • Water bottle for on-ice & off-ice
  • Nutritious lunch, and snacks for morning and afternoon
  • T-shirt, socks, shorts, running shoes, hat for off-ice training
  • Sunscreen and/or long sleeve shirt for off-ice sessions
  • Light rain jacket (we will not train outside if it is pouring rain but we will go outside in the case of light rain or rain showers without lightening)
  • Extra under gear for 2nd ice session
  • Swim suit for swim days (players will be advised of their swim day on day #1 of camp)
  • Positive attitude
  • Willingness to learn
  • Strong work ethic
  • Passion for hockey!

McKay Hefford


About Tara


Tara McKay is a member of the team for Gary Roberts High Performance Training (GRHPT).

Tara is the Power Skating Coach for Gary’s off-season training program for ELITE level and PRO players. Learn more.

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