2017 Junior Summer Ski Camps

U14/U16 Summer Camp

Last year, we introduced a short overnight camp aimed at U14s and U16s to help bridge the gap between our beloved BKL camps and our more intense junior camp. It was a great success, so we're bringing it back for 2017! In many respects, the U14/U16 camp will mimic our junior camp, but will serve a slightly younger audience. 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 coach Sam Dougherty) 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: dance, movies, campfires
9:30 pm - Lights out

The camp will begin on the morning of Saturday, July 1st, and will end on the evening of Monday, July 3rd. 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 club skiers ONLY opens on April 1st at 12:00 pm; registration for general members opens on April 8th at 12:00 pm. The camp costs $275 for Craftsbury club skiers and $300 for general members (these charges include SkiReg service fees). Registration closes on June 1st at 5:00 pm.

REGISTER HERE.

Contact coach Anna with questions: jrskiing@craftsbury.com.

 


 

Junior Summer Camp

Our junior summer camp for U16 - U20 skiers is five days (four 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 coach Sam Dougherty, 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. This year's camp will likely include a time trial run up Elmore Mountain in Elmore State Park. This run has been used in the regional and national elite camps we've hosted the past several years for skiers to benchmark their fitness. Green Racing Project skiers will be doing this and other workouts with the kids in addition to sharing their experiences and knowledge in evening talks. 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 picnicking and swimming in Lake Elmore after the run. Days close with relaxing activities like movies or campfires.

The camp will begin on the morning of Monday, July 31st, and will end on the afternoon of Friday, August 4th. Campers will stay in the lodging here at the Outdoor Center and will eat all meals in our dining hall. Participation is limited to 19. Craftsbury Outdoor Center membership is required to participate in camps.

Priority registration is given to Craftsbury ski club program participants. Registration for club skiers ONLY opens on April 1st at 12:00 pm; registration for general members opens on April 8th at 12:00 pm. The camp costs $425 for Craftsbury club skiers and $450 for general members (charges include SkiReg service fees). Registration closes on June 1st.

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: dance, movies, campfires
10:00 pm - Lights out

REGISTER HERE.

Contact coach Anna 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 2017? 

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

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.