Our Camps

Since 2011 the Black Hills Hockey Academy has been a fixture in the South Dakota Summer Hockey Scene. BHHA athletes have gone on to have great success at local and also national hockey levels.  We believe in reinvesting into the local minor hockey programs. Your commitment to the BHHA has allowed us to do so.  Since we started, the BHHA has been able to donate over $13,500.00 back to local minor hockey teams and programs.  We look forward to working with you again in 2020!

August Supercamp


Now in our 10th season, this is the week long camp that brought the Black Hills Hockey Academy to life. It is also the reason that the BHHA has gained the reputation of being one of South Dakota and the surrounding states premier hockey schools .


Pierre SD

All Ages

July 27-31, 2020

Rapid City Week 1

Mites and Squirts for the 2020/21 season 

August 3-7, 2020


Rapid City Week 2

PeeWee/Bantam and JV/Varsity for the 2020/21 season

August 10-14, 2020

Gillette WY

All Ages

September 11-15, 2020

Cheyenne WY

All Ages

September 18-22, 2020


New for 2020!!!... All registrations before July 1st (Pierre and Rapid City) August 12 (Cheyenne and Gillette) include the custom jersey that has the athletes name and number on the back.  For an additional $25 you can purchase the matching camp socks

Rapid City & Pierre Camps

Early Registration (Register on or before July 1, 2020)

$395 for skaters and $300 for goalies

(No goalies for Mites/Squirts)

Register after July 1, 2020

$425 for skaters and $325 for goalies

Cheyenne & Gillette Camps

Early Registration (Register on or before August 12, 2020)

$325 for skaters and $250 for goalies 

Register after August 12, 2020

$350 for skaters and $275 for goalies

Large Family Discount

Families with 3 or more skaters in camp pay $200 for the 3rd skater, as well as each skater after that! (Socks included if they were purchased for original two skaters)


***Your Registration fee includes a camp jersey (if registered on or before July 1 for Pierre and Rapid City, August 12 for Cheyenne and Gillette) and lunches for the day (or a snack for the after school days in Wyoming Camps). An extra $25 gets you socks that match the jerseys.


All aspects of the game of hockey are touched in this week long skills camp. We will work on everything from power skating, to puck handling and control, to shooting and scoring strategies, and game situations. Athletes will be dropped off in the morning and picked up in the afternoon.


Rapid City & Pierre Camps

Each day will include

(2) 1-hour and fifteen minute ice sessions

(1) hour long dryland training session

(1) hour of class room time that will cover topics such as nutrition, psychology, team tactics, training techniques and equipment fitting.

Each day of camp in Rapid City and Pierre will also include lunch.

Cheyenne/Gillette Camps

Each day will include

(1) 1-hour and fifteen minute ice session Friday Evening

(2) 1-hour and fifteen minute ice sessions on both Saturday and Sunday

(1) 1-hour and fifteen minute ice session Monday Evening

(1) 1-hour and thirty minute ice session Tuesday evening that includes review and a scrimmage

(1) hour long dryland training session or Video/Chalk talk each day Friday to Tuesday

*Cheyenne Camp* 

There is still a little uncertainty about the ice being available in Cheyenne for Friday night. If we can't skate on Friday we will look to make up that skate on Saturday evening.

Friday, Monday and Tuesday a snack will be provided between the ice and dryland sessions. Saturday and Sunday a lunch will be provided.

**See the Sample Schedule Page for a full look at the days schedule for each camp

Spring Skills Camp

*New Format for 2020*

**Due to the closure of Roosevelt Ice Arena this camp has been cancelled for 2020**

June 15-19, 2020


The Spring Skills Camp is for skaters born in 2011 and older. This camp started in 2013 and has filled up each year since.  This years Spring Skills Camp will be held Monday to Friday the week of June 15-19, 2020.  Due to Coach Riley now residing in Kansas the old format of a camp spread out over multiple weeks is not longer feasible. This years camp will allow us to focus on skills training over the course of a week both on and off ice.  The off ice work will include a wide range of drills that the students can continue to use at home over the rest of their summer break and beyond.

Each day will include 1 and a half hours of on ice training and 1 hour of off ice training. This year I will be accepting goalies for the spring skills sessions. Goalies will be required to have skaters gloves and stick for the off ice training. In this camp we will be working on skating and puck-handling skills including but not limited to edge work, body position, puck control, poise, puck confidence, power skating, using cross overs to build up speed, puck placement, shooting and scoring goals. These ice sessions are perfect for both the average player looking to take their game to the next level, and for the advanced player that is looking for that edge on their competition.


The cost of this camp is $250

Group 1

Off ice from 9:15-10:15

On ice from 10:30-12:00

Group 2

Off ice from 12:15-1:15

On ice from 1:30-3:00

To register you can either email us at blackhillshockeyacademy@hotmail.com or call us directly at 218-290-1433.


In the email please include:

1. Athletes Name

2. Athletes Date of Birth

3. Last years team (ex PeeWee B)

4. Parents email address

5. Parents cell phone number


Pre-Season Conditioning Camp


The pre-season camp runs from the  last week of August through the beginning of October. This camp is recommended for athletes born in 2011 and older and will include 6 weeks of (2) ice sessions per week. There will be two or three groups that will be capped at 26 skaters and 4 goalies per group. Instructors will challenge the young skaters with high tempo drills, races and small area games that focus on puck movement and completing tasks at a high tempo. By pushing the athletes to levels of play they didn't know they were capable of, this camp will pay dividends when it comes time for try outs in October. Riley Weselowski will be coming back to run at least 6 of the skates personally, and Danny Battochio will be running the remainder using a combination of Riley's drills and his own.

This years camp Dates and Times. Each three hour ice block is divided into 1 hour sessions with a flood after the second skateYour son or daughter will be in either one of the hours depending on their age. I will divide the groups once I have everyone registered.

Sunday 8/23/2020.....3:00-6:15pm

Tuesday 8/25.....5:00-8:15pm

Tuesday 9/1.......5:00-8:15pm

Thursday 9/3.....5:00-8:15pm

Tuesday 9/8.....5:00-8:15pm

Thursday 9/10.....5:00-8:15pm

Sunday 9/13.....3:00-6:15pm

Wednesday 9/16.....5:00-8:15pm

Sunday 9/20.....3:00-6:15pm

Wednesday 9/23.....5:00-8:15pm

Sunday 9/27.....3:00-6:15pm

Tuesday 9/29......5:00-8:15pm

Bonus Skates

Sunday 10/4.....3:00-6:15pm

Wednesday 10/7.......5:00-8:15pm



The cost of this camp will be $250. 


To register you can either email us at blackhillshockeyacademy@hotmail.com or call us directly at 218-290-1433.

In the email please include:

1. Athletes Name

2. Athletes Date of Birth

3. Last years team (ex PeeWee B)

4. Parents email address

5. Parents cell phone number

** Please note that each group will be capped at a certain number of skaters and goalies. Once the groups are full, we will close registration for that group and we will start a waiting list in case of a cancellation. There will be no exceptions to this.


“As a parent, I liked the length of camp and ice time for the money I paid. I also really appreciated the meals being included and that they were healthy for the kids - THANKS! Sara enjoyed them, too! We will be coming back next year and will recommend it to fellow players in the Pierre area.”

-Carla Bachand, Pierre, SD

"Last year was our son Jacksons first year at the Black Hills Hockey Academy Camp.  Jackson was excited to go every day and came home eager to show off some of his new skills.  Jackson not only learned more about playing hockey but his self confidence and love for hockey shot through the roof!"  

- Rachael Hepper, Rapid City

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