I know this is an extreme amount of money for most people. I said what the hey and took a loan out to do this. If you have any chance to do something once in a life time. Do it!
I am also aware some people posted about this before but I thought I would go ahead and share my experience with everyone on here and those who don't have me as their friend on facebook(more pics are on there)
Contract signing and photo op with Mario Q the Morozov jokes!
Ran in to the Janitor so I had to get a pic.
Neal came in to our locker room for a visit.
Also Paul Coffey showed up due to the lockout
Here is the camp video of the experience. They even show me beating Billy Guerin to a loose puck for a goal at the 3:05 mark to score a goal. I am sure he let me beat him though
Gsnyder58 wrote:I can't remember the exact difference but the Gretzky camp is like $15k+++ where this one was considerably less. Not like any of us would go Gretzky fantasy camp over this anyways.
Some of the campers said they went to both. They said this one was 10x better. They said there wasn't as much celebrity/player interaction as example dress in the same locker room as them and stay in the same hotel.
no name wrote:Should of told Neal to wash his hair. Thanks for sharing the pics and vid. If i had the money i would of done that in a minute.
I did offer him a beer. He declined, said he was in training. If the lockout never happened we would not have been able to get anywhere near those guys. The lockout ended on day 2 of the camp and the Pens were going in and out of the arena all throughout camp to get their gear and stuff. The guys who went to the camp the year before said they wouldn't let you anywhere near them.
Seeing last years youtube video was the deal breaker that made me decide to do this. At first I was like no way I would pay this much and then I saw the video on the website and said I have to do this. It was worth every penny for me thats for sure. I am guessing this must be a sign that the dvd is almost complete.
Sounds awesome. What all is included in the package? Meals, hotel, transportation? How much time do you spend on your own, or do they keep you with the group and pretty busy the entire time? We need to ask a CPA if you can write it off on you tax return since the money is going to a charity! I've thought about attending this before. I'm just a few years out of college so if I start saving now maybe I can go in like 15 years!
Everything was included in the cost. The only thing we had to have was tipping money if you wanted to tip. If you wanted a beer at the hotel bar you had to pay for that as well. Different players stayed an closed the hotel bar every night if they wanted. Domi closed the bar every night. We got to keep all the team issued gear pant shells, gloves, hockey bag , and helmet.
I was told we will get a itemized reciept of what we can claim on our taxes along with the dvd when it arrives in the mail.