Heartland Hockey Camp, Deerwood closes summer without COVID cases

By: LoydMartin

Olympian Steve Jensen is the co-owner of Heartland Hockey Camp, Deerwood. He believes that his camp was the only one in the country where there wasn’t a case of COVID-19. This is due to its precautions, remoteness, and the fact that the camp plays hockey in a bubble.

Olympian Steve Jensen knows all about facing adversity on the ice and how to overcome it.

The Heartland Hockey Camp’s co-owner in Deerwood was determined to keep their annual summer camp for youth running despite the coronavirus pandemic.

“I know of no other summer hockey woolich-racing camps that operate in the country. … He said that he didn’t know of any other camp operating in the country.

The original figure skating camp was a summer camp for children.

He said, “This summer we started on June 21 and went 49 consecutive days up to Aug. 8.” “We had 572 children from all over the nation. “… This summer, we limited the number of children who came to camp.

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Campers can enjoy up to six hours of ice each day. The morning session is for individual skill development. The afternoon session is for team play and group tactics. All campers are welcome to participate in the evening open hockey session.

According to Heartland Hockey Camp, the 80-acre campus is “in the heart Minnesota’s vacation country… it’s the only privately-owned self-contained heartland hockey camp in the entire world.”

Steve Jensen stated that “we took many precautions to stop the spread of COVID.” “In June, we made it mandatory for everyone to wear masks when they came onto our property. Before the governor issued an executive order, no one was wearing masks in June.

From 1976 to 1982, he was a professional offensive ice hockey player who played in 438 games of the National Hockey League. He has been a camp director for more than 30 years and was a USA Hockey certified hockey official for nearly two decades.

“We divided our usual enrollment by half, so that we had far fewer kids at camp. Each summer, we have more than 1,000 children. He said that this summer we had 572 children, which was a decrease from the usual 1,000.

Camp amenities include a camp-wide soccer field, rink side condos, cabins and treehouses as well as apartments, classrooms. There is also a shooting range, teaching area, pro shop, dormitory, and a private beach.