Los Angeles Kings: 2015 Kings Summer Camp


What true Los Angeles Kings fan would not want their child to learn how to play hockey alongside current members of the Los Angeles Kings team and organization?

This year, the 26th  Kings Summer Camp took place from August 9-15 at the Toyota Sports Center.

The official registration page states:

“Monday through Friday, work hard with two and 1/2 hours of on-ice training (including an hour of power skating and an hour and a half of hockey skills), one hour of off-ice training, and lunch with your camp friends! One day during the week, a current Kings player will come and take a photo with your camper!

Finally, on Saturday, wrap up a week of hard work with a game for your team at Toyota Sports Center followed by an awards ceremony.

Get a personalized Kings Camp jersey and 2 tickets to a 2015-16 Regular Season Kings Game with your registration.”

Jun 16, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Kings fans cheer during a parade on Figueroa Street to celebrate winning the 2014 Stanley Cup. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

There is no denying that this sounds like a good deal.

And if you happened to have $700 burning a hole in your pocket and a child between the ages of five and fifteen, then chances are this was something you already knew about. If not, it is okay because now you know for next year.

However, if your child has no hockey experience and is between the ages of four and eight, maybe the Lil Kings Learn to Play Program is what you want.

This year, the Kings Summer Camp children got to skate and learn from people such as Daryl Evans and were visited by Tyler Toffoli, Matt Greene and Kyle Clifford.

Needless to say there were some happy campers and parents when these guys walked into the center.

Mar 1, 2015; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Los Angeles Kings head coach Darryl Sutter reacts on the bench during the second period against the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports

What’s the best part about this summer camp?

For some it is their children learning how to play hockey. For others it could be getting the chance to see current Los Angeles Kings players take a photo with their child. And still for some, it is watching their children grow on the ice as they learn to play and develop skills for a sport they love.

Everyone has their own reasons, but I think the best part about this all is that it demonstrates how caring and passionate the Los Angeles Kings are.

It seems like the Los Angeles Kings are always giving back to the community

Chances are if the players aren’t on the ice and members of the organization aren’t in the office, you could find some of them visiting children in hospitals, reading to kids in libraries and  hosting and attending charity events.

Take a look across the league and you see this with most teams. Hockey is truly a sport that goes beyond ice time.

Congratulations to all the campers who completed the 26th Kings Summer Camp! Who knows, maybe we will be cheering you on one day as you step onto the ice as a Los Angeles King!