Last week saw 36 athletes and 15 coaches come together from all across the East for a week of training, racing, learning, and collaboration at the Eastern Regional Elite Group Camp. Camp kicked off at the Green Mountain Valley School with an uphill run test and double pole challenge before moving to Lake Placid, NY for some camping, a skate sprint competition at Mount Van Hoevenberg’s new sport complex, and a long combo run/roll to close out camp.
A big thank you to all the coaches who dedicated their time, energy, and expertise to making this camp the best it could be for the athletes! We are also grateful to our host venues–GMVS and Mt. Van Hoeveneberg–in addition to the National Nordic Foundation, Matt Whitcomb and Kate Johnson of the US Ski Team, Bullitt Timing, and NENSA’s generous sponsors–Salomon, LL Bean, and Swix. Stay tuned for more summer events on the horizon that will be open to all! We plan to return to Lake Placid for an Open Sprint Competition in September.