JUNIOR CAMPS & TRIPS
SUMMER 2015 TRIPS
Western Regional Elite Group (REG) Camp:
Dates: June 20th – June 27th
Open to Far West athletes by INVITATION only – you need to have qualified for this camp via USSA and Junior National Points Rankings. Held in Park City, Utah, this is the premier summer training camp for the best Juniors in the Western Region. Super motivating for the year ahead, this is a must-do camp if you are serious about your summer training and winter goals and have qualified for it. Signups and Payments for this camp will be handled by the organizer themselves, Mike Elliott of the Rocky Mountain Division.
BLISS Lake Tahoe Camp:
Dates: June 23-25, 2015
Open to all Far West juniors age 12 and older. This is a great camp for those of you who have never been to a Far West Camp, but also for experienced racers who want a little extra push and motivation and get a great start to the summer training. Super fun and challenging, right here in our own beautiful backyard—the west shore of Lake Tahoe. Run the Rubicon Trail, Swim in Tahoe, Hike Mt. Tallac or an equivalently incredible peak, Rollerski in Blackwood Canyon. Camp consists of hiking, kayaking, general water mayhem, rollerskiing, technique, and fun. Train with a fun group of athletes and coaches.
Signups will be available soon (Late April/May).
Eastern Sierra “ROCK ‘n ROLL” Camp:
Dates: August 6 – August 9
Formerly the June Lake Camp, we’re re-tooling this trip to make it even MORE fun and rewarding. This year, we’ll be camping in the incredibly-beautiful Rock Creek area at the East Fork Campground, high in the Sierra at 8,800ft. Rock Creek offers fantastic hiking, running, peak bagging, is closer to our usual roller-skiing routes, and Rock Creek Lake for swimming is just a couple of miles up the canyon. We’re looking forward to our new venue!
This camp is great for all Junior Far West skiers aged 13 and up! A super fun and motivating camp for the ‘old hands” to the ‘newbies’, it is the longest running Far West Nordic summer camp for a good reason. It’s all about camping in the beautiful Eastern Sierra near the big mountains (it’s not the same as Tahoe, trust us), swimming in clear, cold lakes, roller skiing on the smooth, low traffic east side roads, and hiking up a huge mountain, the likes of which you won’t find just about anywhere else. Add to this top notch coaching and great camaraderie with your skiing buddies and you’ve got one of the best Nordic ski camps in the West. Get your Nordic game on and sign up for the camp! Skiers of all abilities welcome.
National U-16 Camp:
Dates: July 24 – 31
This is the top camp for U16 athletes in the entire country. By invitation only, just a couple of our U16 skiers will be eligible to go. This year’s camp will be held at the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT. Athletes will be responsible for their own travel and camp cost arrangements; it is listed here for your planning purposes.
Signups will be available sometime in May.
Contact Kelly McElravey with any questions regarding payment for the trip or the use of “Far West Bucks.”
Make sure to fill out ALL our Waivers for this trip on our FORMS PAGE.
To Sign Up for our Camps On-Line, CLICK HERE to go to our CAMP SIGN-UP PAGE. Checks are preferred for all payments. If you paying by check, please submit a form and mail your check to FWNSEA, PO Box 10046, Truckee, CA 96162
All camps are run through Far West Nordic. Participants need to be Far West Nordic members. FWNSEA will strive to have both male and female coaches/chaperones on all camps and trips, when practical.
SIGNUPS MUST BE MADE NO LATER THAN ONE WEEK PRIOR TO CAMP DEPARTURE. (Unless otherwise noted in camp information)
WAIVERS NEEDED FOR 2015 Download the Medical Release, Waiver & Release Form, and Code of Conduct forms.
CAMP REFUND POLICY:
90% REFUND IF CANCELLATION PRIOR TO ONE WEEK BEFORE CAMP BEGINS
50% REFUND IF CANCELLATION AFTER ONE WEEK BEFORE CAMP.
(If the spot can be filled from our waiting list, then the 90% Refund will take effect)
CAMP CANCELLATION POLICY:
Far West Nordic reserves the right to cancel any trip or camp if we do not have a minimum number of participants. If Far West cancels, individuals will have the option of a refund net of nonrefundable expenses and a minimum of $50 administrative fee by Far West by check or a credit towards another Far West program.
Far West Nordic Camps are limited. YOU MUST BE A FAR WEST NORDIC MEMBER TO ATTEND! Sign-up as soon as possible. SIGNUPS MUST BE MADE NO LATER THAN ONE WEEK PRIOR TO CAMP DATES, unless otherwise stated!
Cost includes all applicable food, coaches and camping/lodging fees. Go to our CAMP SIGNUP PAGE or download the CAMP APPLICATION (when available) and send in your money A.S.A.P.!
FWNSEA will strive to have both male and female coaches/chaperones on all camps and trips, when practical.
If you want to go to a camp follow these steps:
1) Convince your parents that you must attend. You can use the following reasons:
- The camps are INEXPENSIVE.
- They are high quality – the best coaches in the country run them.
- You will learn how to train during the offseason to build your endurance and strength as well as refine your technique.
- You will build your confidence. You will be training with the best junior skiers in the West.
- You will meet other athletes your age that are interested in cross country skiing.
- You will learn responsible behavior, like doing the dishes, taking out the garbage, etc.
- You will have a lot of fun.
2) Go to our CAMP SIGN-UP PAGE and fill in all the fields.
• Either pay on-line or mail the Registration Form, Releases and Payment to: FWNSEA | P.O. Box 10046 Truckee, CA 96162.
3) Print a copy of the 3-Page Medical Release, Waiver & Release Form, and Code of Conduct Acrobat pdf file and fill them in. Make sure you fill in ALL the blanks. Mail these forms to the address above.
4) For Soldier Hollow Trip: Got to our FORMS PAGE and download the appropriate Waivers and Releases for this trip.