2018 Junior Summer Ski Camps

2018 Junior summer camp dates are as follows: 

Friday, June 22 - Sunday, June 24: U14/U16 camp (suitable for U14s and less experienced U16s)

Monday, July 2 - Saturday, July 7: Junior camp (suitable for experienced U16s and older)

Registration will open to CNSC program participants at 9:00am on Tuesday, April 10th, and to 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.   


 U14/U16 Summer Camp

This is a 3-day, 2-night camp aimed at U14s and U16s to help bridge the gap between our beloved BKL camps and our more intense junior camp. In many respects, the U14/U16 camp will mimic our junior camp, but will serve a slightly younger audience and is shorter in duration. Campers can expect to rollerski, do strength workouts, get out in the mountains, and spend time on the lake. They will also be introduced to fundamental training concepts, engage in technique work, and learn from members of the Craftsbury coaching staff (junior coaches Anna Schulz, Jake Barton, and Audrey Mangan and biathlon coaches Sam Dougherty and Ethan Dreissigacker) and Craftsbury Green Racing Project team. 

A detailed schedule will be posted as the date draws closer, but a sample day will look something like this: 

8:15 am - Breakfast
9:00 am - Workout #1
11:30 am - Waterfront time
12:00 pm - Lunch
1:00 pm - Quiet time, followed by training talk or other mellow activity
3:15 pm - Workout #2
6:00 pm - Dinner
7:00 pm - Training talk and/or evening activity (movie, campfire)
9:30 pm - Lights out

The camp will begin mid-morning on Friday, June 22, and will end in the late afternoon on Sunday, June 24th. Campers will stay in the lodging here at the Outdoor Center and will eat all meals in our dining hall. Participation is limited to 16 skiers. Craftsbury Outdoor Center membership is required to participate in camps. Priority registration is given to Craftsbury ski club program participants.

Registration for CNSC program participants only opens on at 9:00am on Tuesday, April 10th, and to general members at 9:00am on Sunday, April 15th. The camp costs $275 for Craftsbury club skiers and $300 for general members (these charges cover all lodging, meals, coaching costs, and include SkiReg service fees). 

REGISTER HERE. 

Contact our coaching staff with questions: jrskiing@craftsbury.com.

 


 Junior Summer Camp

Our junior summer camp for U16 - U20 skiers is six days (five nights) long and is packed with training and playing. Camps are coached by Craftsbury's year-round ski coaching staff, including junior 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.

Skiers will be doing two workouts a day, including rollerskiing, running, weight and circuit training, technique work, biking, canoeing, kayaking, biathlon, and sculling. Junior camp participants are expected to be comfortable on rollerskis. Junior camp typically includes a time trial of some sort with other local clubs. In addition to the work will be play! Campers will have daily time to relax and unwind in between sessions, whether that's hanging out at the waterfront, lounging with a book, or playing fiercely competitive lawn games. Days close with relaxing activities like movies or campfires.

The camp will begin on the morning of Monday, July 2nd, and will end on the afternoon of Saturday, July 7th. Campers will stay in the lodging here at the Outdoor Center and will eat all meals in our dining hall. Participation is limited to 20. Craftsbury Outdoor Center membership is required to participate in camps.

Priority registration is given to Craftsbury ski club program participants. Registration for program participants only opens at 9:00am on Tuesday, April 10th, and to general members at 9:00am on Sunday, April 15th. The camp costs $475 for Craftsbury club skiers and $500 for general members (these charges cover all lodging, meals, coaching costs, and include SkiReg service fees). 

A detailed schedule will be posted as the date draws closer, but a sample day will look something like this: 

8:15 am - Breakfast
9:00 am - Workout: roller skiing, circuits, intervals, or running
12:00 pm - Lunch
1:00 pm - Waterfront time
3:00 pm - Second workout of the day: roller skiing, biking, canoeing, kayaking, sculling, or biathlon
6:15 pm - Dinner
7:15 pm - Evening talks: GRP, Pepa, others talk about skiing, training and racing.
8ish pm - Evening activity: movies, campfires
10:00 pm - Lights out

REGISTER HERE. 

Contact our coaching staff with questions: jrskiing@craftsbury.com


 

Junior Camp FAQs

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 6-day, 5-night junior camp; a 3-day, 2 night U14/U16 camp; and one 5-day BKL camp (day camp only).

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. Do we have to do your regular junior programs to do camps? 

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

5. 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.