The Regional Development Group Camp (RDG) is a NENSA project and brainchild of the Athlete Development Committee coaches who designed this camp to complement the longstanding Regional Elite Group (REG) camp by expanding the number of athletes invited to attend summer regional development opportunities.
The 2022 RDG Camp was hosted by the Craftsbury Outdoor Center and wrapped up this past Sunday. This camp provided some of the East’s developing junior skiers with the opportunity to come together for three days of training, learning, and camaraderie. In addition to providing the obvious benefit of gathering motivated athletes in a shared setting, the camp offered high-level coaching at an excellent training venue as a means of introducing athletes to the next level of training and racing. Athletes challenged themselves with an agility course, double pole test, and distance workouts. They also had the opportunity to work on their technique, learn about healthy fueling habits for training and life, and hear about racing opportunities in college. And no summer camp would be complete without some fun, games, s’mores, and swimming!
Thank you to the Craftsbury Outdoor Center for hosting and helping organize this camp opportunity, and a big shoutout to the camp’s skilled coaches who joined us from the Craftsbury Ski Club, Kearsarge Nordic, Saint Michael’s College, and Paul Smith’s College.