2018 BKL Summer Day Camp

Our 2018 summer BKL camp is currently scheduled to run from Monday, July 9th, to Friday, July 13th. 

Registration will open to Craftsbury Outdoor Center regular season BKL program participants at 9:00am on Tuesday, April 10th; registration will open to Craftsbury Outdoor Center general members at 9:00am on Sunday, April 15th. Updated information will be posted here and sent out in our eNews as it becomes available. 

About our 2018 BKL day camp: 

As in years past, camp will run from approximately 9:00am to 3:00pm, Monday - Friday. This year we're only offering one BKL camp! We're hoping to enroll more campers than usual. Participation is limited by number of coaching staff, which is dictated by Green Racing Project and US Ski Team schedules. Camps are coached by Craftsbury's year-round ski coaching staff, including junior/BKL coaches Anna Schulz, Jake Barton, and Audrey Mangan, masters coach Ollie Burruss, biathlon coaches Sam Dougherty and Ethan Dreissigacker, and by members of the Craftsbury Green Racing Project as well. The skiers will work hard and play even harder! There will be lots of fun games, a variety of ski workouts, tons of opportunities to learn or improve skills like roller skiing, shooting with a real biathlon rifle, sculling, and mountain biking, all capped by the traditional adventure race and pizza party at the end of the week. Don't miss it!

Registration will open to Craftsbury ski club program participants ONLY on April 10th at 9:00am; registration will open to the general public on April 15th at 9:00am. 

Craftsbury Outdoor Center membership is required for kids to participate in our summer BKL camp. Membership, which is available at the individual or family level, provides a host of benefits, including year-round trail use and access to great opportunities like speakers, naturalist hikes, and cider pressing. Membership is also a prerequisite for registration in our regular summer dryland and winter skiing programs. Interested in joining the Craftsbury ski club as a regular part of one of our teams? Learn more about our summer training programs here (info not yet updated for 2018). 

Sample Day of Craftsbury BKL Camp

9:00 am - Morning Activity - We start the day with a warm-up activity. Usually this is an ice breaker or other fun game to start us moving.
10:00 am - Morning workout - Once warmed up, we move on to more ski related activities like rollerskiing, orienteering, running, hill bounding and more.
12:00 pm - Lunch
12:30 pm - Quiet activity - We learn from videos, play low-key games or other less active pursuits. It's a bit of a break to digest, recover and get ready for the afternoon.
1:00 pm - Afternoon workout - We close the day with another higher energy session. We canoe, swim, try biathlon, mountain bike, or learn to scull.
3:00 pm - Parent pickup - Before you know it, it's time to go home! Rest up because tomorrow will be another full day!

Don't hesitate to contact our coaching staff with any questions: jrskiing@craftsbury.com. See you this summer!

Registration and Details


For those who aren't a part of our regular ski club programming, BKL camp costs $175/kid. For program participants, camp is $150/kid. Don't forget your membership if you don't already have one! 



Please read through these FAQs before contacting our coaching staff:  

1. What camps will you be offering in summer 2018? 

We plan to offer: a 5-day, 4 night junior camp; a 3-day, 2 night U14/U16 camp; and ONE 5-day BKL camp (day camp only, from 9am-3pm). 

2. What is the age requirement for BKL camp? 

BKL day campers must be 8 years old at the start of camp.

3. Why do some kids get to register early? 

Kids who are part of our regular, year-round BKL and junior ski club programs get priority registration. After that, it’s first come, first served.

4. We’re Craftsbury members. Do we get a discount? 

No. Craftsbury membership is REQUIRED to participate in any of our camps. It’s basically our equivalent of a year-round trail pass. You can learn how to become a member here.

5. Do we have to do your regular BKL programs to do camps? 

No. You just need to have Craftsbury memberships for at least whomever is participating in the camp.

6. Will you email me when camp dates are posted? 

If you are one of our regular ski club program participants, you’ll get an email through your program email list. If you are not, you will NOT get an email. The best way to see when camp dates are posted is to keep an eye on our website, member e-news, and social media. Please understand that this isn’t borne out of a desire to keep you guessing, but rather out of necessity. March is a very busy month for our coaching staff and emails easily fall through the cracks. To be fair to everyone, we have to place the burden on you all to keep track.

7. When are you going to offer overnight camps for BKL? 

We’re not currently planning to do so.