TECK Regional Fall Dryland Training Camp, Sept. 29th-Oct.1st. Kimberley

Time to kick-start the fall season with a multi-day camp that will include some roller skiing, ski striding, circuit training, team bonding, and piles of FUN! Join us in Kimberley for some great training, fun outdoor activities and sports-related lectures from our special guests.

Location: Kimberley, BC, at the Kimberley Nordic Club (KNC). The lodge will remain open all weekend. You can tent or set up a trailer in the stadium area or parking lot. No water or electrical hook-ups available. Note, bears can be in the area. Some activities will start from the lodge, but roller skiing will mainly occur on the Rails to Trails, requiring transport/car-pooling to the trails. Some parent volunteers will be needed.

Athletes: This camp is open to skiers aged 8-80, but will focus on the ages of 9-14, and 15-18. Based on the Long Term Athlete Development model, athletes in the Learn to Train, Train to Train and Learn to Compete stages of development will benefit most from this camp. The camp is also open to any interested Masters athletes.

Parents: If your athlete is 12 years of age and younger, you are required to sleep on site with your athlete or find another adult to help supervise.

Local athletes are encouraged to stay on site for the duration of the camp.

Please leave electronic devices at home for the weekend! (You’ll have so much fun that you won’t miss them!)

Coaches: Graham MacLean and Frank Ackermann

Parents:

We are looking for volunteers in varying capacities:

  • Group Sweeps in runs, ski striding, roller skiing; lead or assist in games and team building activities; dinner prep and clean up on Saturday; clean up after the camp.

  • Parent coaches/coaches please come and learn alongside other coaches. We would like to have an opportunity for you to learn and develop as well in a mentorship setting.

  • If you are on our volunteer coach list, we will cover the cost for your Saturday evening meal. Contact Frank Ackermann to be placed on this list.

Registration & Cost:

The focus for this camp is FUN, as well as time to bond with your teammates. Athletes are expected to demonstrate respectful, supportive and inclusive behaviour at all times. Coaches and/or chaperones will supervise athletes during the daytime activities. Parents and/or chaperones will be responsible for all meal times other than Saturday dinner, as well as evening/nighttime supervision.

Registration and payment is on zone4 at https://zone4.ca, and the deadline to register is September 25th. For registration inquiries, please contact frankackermann@me.com

Cost for the camp is $60 for athletes of all ages. The fee includes rental of the lodge, snacks and electrolyte drinks on all days for the athletes, dinner on Saturday night, and the cost for our 2 guest lecturers on Friday and Saturday evenings. For parents/guests not registered for the camp, dinner tickets will be available through zone4.ca at $20 per person. Please bring your own dishes and cutlery. Everyone will be responsible for all of their own breakfasts and lunches, as well as dinner on Friday night.

Teck will be awarding athletic T-Shirts to participants aged 16 and under.

This camp has a full participation policy. This means that participants are expected to arrive when the camp starts on Sept 29th and stay until the camp ends on October 1th unless you have made prior arrangements with Frank Ackermann.

Tentative Training and Activity Times: