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This is only a partial list of camps around the country. If you have a camp to add, please email us at info@fasterskier.com and post it on the FasterSkier Calendar.

Maine Winter Sports Center Training for Success Summer Camp

Come join the coach of Maine’s newest college ski program, Petr Jakl, University of Maine Presque Isle head coach, to get a jump-start on your ski season with other high school skiers from around the state.

Place: Pineland Farms, New Gloucester, ME

Date: Aug 1 — 3, 2008

Coaching: Petr Jakl, Head Nordic coach at University of Maine Presque Isle and MWSC Staff

Assistant Coaches: University of Maine Presque Isle Student/Athletes from the Coaching Degree Program and Maine Winter Sports Center athletes.

Who is the Camp for: Intermediate and advanced cross-country skiers between the ages 14-18.

Cost: $100 — includes T-shirt, training camp and lunches. (Arrangements can be made for overnight accommodations if that is of interest. Rollerski’s can also be rented for $8/day.)

Program: For young cross-country skiers who are interested in learning specific dry-land training techniques as essential preparation for a successful competition season. The dry-land activities will include running, roller skiing, strength, plyometrics, games and stretching.

Contact: For more information contact Petr Jakl at (207)768-9689 (Work), (207)764-4882 (Home) or by e-mail:petr.jakl@maine.edu

Deadline: Please return registration information (see the registration form) and the $50.00 deposit by July 5, 2008 to: Sheri Sirios, 552 Main Street, Caribou, ME 04736.

CXC Summer Training Camps

In the last several years CXC has established outstanding opportunities for skiers at all levels to participate in training camps, from introduction to high performance training. “These camps are instrumental for athletic development. They provide exceptional opportunities for not only working with top level regional and national coaches but also to live, train and learn with some of the top athletes in the country. We welcome athletes and coaches to participate in our camps and look forward to providing CXC expertise and experience, ” commented Yuriy Gusev, CXC Executive and Athletic Director.

CXC Birkie Camp, Telemark Resort, Cable, WI
July 28 — 31, 2008

This is an open camp for all level athletes, from novice to advanced. The camp goal is introduction to structured training and technique improvement. All sessions are organized in small groups of similar levels. Staffing by a variety of top regional coaches provide athletes a wide range of experiences. The CXC Birkie Camp is very popular among middle school and high school athletes and brings a large group of participants together every year. This camp offers opportunities for Master Skiers and Coaches Education as well.

CXC Regional Elite Camp, Cresthill Resort, Hayward, WI
June 28 — July 3, 2008

This is the top level regional camp for athletes who are training seriously and are prepared to elevate their athletic endeavors. This camp targets qualified Regional Elite Group and State Development Group and offers a few slots for petitioned athletes. US National Team coaches attend this camp to coach and observe regional talent. Coach’s education is a critical aspect of this camp as well.

CXC High Performance Camp, US Olympic Training Center, Lake Placid, NY
September 26 — October 5, 2008

This is the best opportunity for the athletes to experience how professional athletes live and train along with members of the US National Team and top athletes from around the country. Participants of this camp are selected from participants of the CXC Regional Elite Camp attendees by US National Team coaches based on commitments to professionalism and athletic excellence.

New England Summer Training Camps
For more information and to view a schedule of Invite Only camps held by NENSA, visit http://www.nensa.net

June 25-28, 2008, 2nd Annual GMVS Nordic Camps Green Mountain Valley School, Waitsfield, VT

Event Info: The staff of the Green Mountain Valley School will be offering two dry land camps between June 25th and July 3rd for XC skiers. Each session will last four days and three nights. Room and board will be provided on the GMVS Campus. The camps are designed to bring junior skiers together to train and have fun. Athletes will focus on conditioning, training education and refining their technique. Each camp will end with a roller ski challenge / time trial. Session 1: June 25-28 Designed for 12 to 16 year old skiers. Session 2: June 30-July 3 Designed for 14 to 18 year old skiers. Training will occur throughout the Mad River Valley. Skiers should be prepared for running, ski bounding/walking, roller skiing and strength training. Campers will also have the opportunity to play soccer and swim in the afternoons. Camps will also include slide shows from the past season and motivational presentations by accomplished athletes.

Registration: The cost of each four-day session is $275. Room and board will be provided at GMVS. Camps will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. 20 maximum. To reserve a spot, return this form with payment to: Justin Beckwith, 271 Moulton Road, Waitsfield, VT 05673 Please contact Justin Beckwith at beck@gmvs.org with any questions.

Contact:Justin Beckwith at beck@gmvs.org

July 7-11, 2008, Gunstock Nordic Dry land Camp Gunstock Nordic Center, Gilford, NH

Event Info: Geared towards ages 13-16. Training includes 9 practices with roller skiing, running,ski walking, swimming and games.

Link to flyer: http://gunstocknordic.com/gunstock_nordic_association.files/Ganstock%20camp08.pdf

Registration: Mail Deposit of $100 to: Gunstock Nordic, PO Box 7493, Gilford, NH 03247

Contact:Nina or Igor, 603-293-0379

Website:gunstocknordic@msn.com

July, 16-20, 2008, JLS Sports 7th annual Trip to Trout Lake, Trout Lake, WA

Event Info: This trip will encompass time in Bend, Oregon prior to departing for the Trout Lake Camp. Our group will fly into Portland Oregon and make our way to Bend where we will spend a few days with a host family. Camp participants will have an opportunity to train with MBSEF/PNSA skiers as well as take in the local sights such as Mt Hood's spectacular beauty, Smith Rock climbing area (and its renowned hiking trails) and the Deschutes River and its activities. On Wed July 16th our caravan of MBSEF, Methow Valley, JLS Sports and other western athletes will make its way to Trout Lake Washington for the start of camp. First session begins that afternoon. At last years camp, the presence of two former Olympians, seven junior national champions, and three world junior team members brought a level of accomplishment to the group that is certainly unique. What can campers expect? Rustic lodging or camping, the best swimming hole around, a myriad of paved logging roads for roller skiing that wind up the mountain, and the opportunity to learn from your peers and a great coaching staff. Second year J1's and OJ's will be allowed to scale Mt. Adams with a qualified group leader ( pending conditions). The training at this camp will be challenging. If you are a first year J1 or older with a goal of competing in Eastern Cups, JOQ's and Junior Nationals, time spent on roller skis prior to camp is required. There will also be appropriate groups for those new to Nordic skiing and roller skiing. Link to last years camp summary and pictures: http://www.fasterskier.com/training4412.html Contact Janice Sibilia at jansibilia@aol.com to register or for more info.

Registration: Deadline for sign up: June 8th. Limited Spots available for this trip!

Trip Dates: Depart the East on July 13th, return on July 20th. Cost: $1300.00. Cost is based on 5 skiers and includes ground transportation while west, meals prior to and during camp, gas, camp and coaching fees, and airfare, based on current rates. Contact Janice Sibilia at jansibilia@aol.com to register or for more information.

Contact:Janice Sibilia, Jansibilia@aol.com, (914) 475-5494

August 3-10, 2008, Jerico Roller Ski Camp Ethan Allen Training Center (Army Base), Jericho, VT

Event Info: Nordic training camp with an emphasis on roller skiing. There will also be ski bounding, running, strength and games. Ages 16-24.

Link to flyer: http://gunstocknordic.com/gunstock_nordic_association.files/Jericho%20camp08.jpg

Registration: Contact Nina or Igor to register for the camp. 603-293-0379, or email gunstocknordic@msn.com

August 10-18, 2008, Burke Mtn Academy Camp, Adirondacks

Event Info: The BMA August camp (10-18 August) welcomes Jesper Johnsson, a member of the coaching team at the Jaerpen Ski Gymnasium in Sweden, as a guest coach for the camp. (Jesper joined Jaerpen when Magnar Dalen moved to take over the Finninsh National team, and often is the “voice” at major Swedish events. A good coach and a lot of fun!) Burke’s August Camp is meant to evaluate and build on the summer's training. It will be geared to different levels of experience and different ages but it is focused at athletes who have followed a summer plan. Assessment, and making individual plans for getting the most out of the remaining months of the fall is the primary goal of the camp. Interval sessions, and intensity will play a significant role. This is a Burke Team camp, but we eagerly welcome skiers from other programs, or those who have primarily trained on their own and want to get an idea of where they are. Camp to be held in the Adirondacks.

Registration: Cost $450

Contact:Pete Phillips, pphillips@burkemtnacademy.org, 802-626-1516 ext 1010 or 518-524-4127

August 17-20, 2008, Stratton Mountain Junior XC Camp Stratton Mountain School, Stratton Mountain, VT

Event Info: The Junior Camp is designed for 14-18 year old skiers. The emphasis is on technique, specific training and education. Campers train with top National ranked skiers, work on skills and leave with an understanding of what they need to do to improve their fall training in order to ski faster than ever. Activities include classic and skate roller skiing, ski striding, hiking, soccer, swimming, skits and more! Cost for the 4 day camp is $260. General Camp Information: Both SMS camps are run by Sverre Caldwell and the Stratton Mountain School coaches. Additional staff includes National Champion skiers and coaches from around the region. The camp fee includes room, board, coaching and a camp t-shirt. Everyone stays at Stratton Mountain School. There is at least 1 adult for every 8 campers and there is an adult living on each floor of the dorm.

Registration: For more information or a registration form, write to Sverre Caldwell, Stratton Mtn School, Stratton Mtn., VT 05155 or e-mail Sverre at scaldwel@gosms.org. Both camps are filled on a first come, first serve basis.

Contact:Sverre Caldwell. scaldwel@gosms.org

August 21-24, 2008, Stratton Mountain BKYSL Camp Stratton Mountain School, Stratton Mountain, VT

Event Info: The BKYSL camp is designed for 10-14 year old skiers. Campers are exposed to roller skiing and core strength as well as long term training theory and technique, but the emphasis is on BEING ACTIVE, MAKING FRIENDS AND HAVING FUN! There are a wide variety of activities which include: soccer, roller skiing, hiking, camp Olympics, swimming, skit night and ultimate Frisbee. Cost for the 4 day camp is $260. General Camp Information: Both SMS camps are run by Sverre Caldwell and the Stratton Mountain School coaches. Additional staff includes National Champion skiers and coaches from around the region. The camp fee includes room, board, coaching and a camp t-shirt. Everyone stays at Stratton Mountain School. There is at least 1 adult for every 8 campers and there is an adult living on each floor of the dorm.

Registration: For more information or a registration form, write to Sverre Caldwell, Stratton Mtn School, Stratton Mtn., VT 05155 or e-mail Sverre at scaldwel@gosms.org. Both camps are filled on a first come, first serve basis.

Contact:scaldwel@gosms.org

Michigan Tech Hosts Cross Country and Mountain Bike Camp

Capitalizing on the area's beauty and variety of trail systems, Michigan Technological University will offer an endurance training camp, July 9-13, for students entering grades 8-12. Campers can choose between a cross country running camp and a mountain biking camp.

All participants will train on the trail systems in and around Houghton, Michigan, including the Michigan Tech Trails, the venue for the U.S. cross country skiing championships for the last two years. Also available to runners and cyclists are the Maasto Hiihto/Churning Rapids system in Hancock, and Chassell Recreation Trails in Chassell, as well as miles of logging roads.

These are all unpaved trails, with technical single track. Mountain bikers are required to bring their own bike (with good brakes and appropriate gearing for serious off-road riding) and a helmet.
All campers should be prepared for 1.5 to 3 hours of training per day, with instructors teaching students how to train at an appropriate pace. Campers will also swim in Lake Superior and gain information about the science of training, nutrition and hygiene.

Coaches will include Joe Haggenmiller, head coach of the Michigan Tech cross country and Nordic ski teams. He has coached national qualifiers and all-Americans and has competed at U.S. and Canadian national skiing events. Also coaching will be Margot Hutchins, head track and field coach and assistant coach for cross country and Nordic skiing. An active endurance athlete, she competed in cross country and track and field at Michigan Tech and has won the Whistlestop Marathon in Ashland, Wisconsin, four times. John Durocher is a certified personal trainer, certified health/fitness instructor and has mountain biked for 15 years.

Registration is limited to the first 60 applicants. For more information, or to register, go to www.aux.mtu.edu/syap or call (906) 487-2975 or toll-free (888) 829-9688.

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