AUGUST 5-9, 2020: XC SUMMER CAMP
GREEN MOUNTAIN VALLEY SCHOOL XC SUMMER DRYLAND CAMP 2020-21
I hope this email finds you healthy, strong and still able to “dream skiing” in spite of the challenges that may seem to lie in our way. Fortunately, for all of us in the “Cross Country Ski Family”, our sport exists outdoors in the forests and in the fields verus indoors in pools and arenas and we will always be able to glide, in fresh air, effortlessly over the snow! Our sport will continue, and possibly even grow through this adversity so, no matter what, continue to stay positive and keep pursuing excellence on XC skis!
In preparation for the 2020-21 race season we still plan to hold our GMVSxc Summer Dryland Camp, although it will look different than in years past.
As with any activity, this camp will come with inherent challenges and risks. We are, therefore, following guidance from the State of Vermont, the Center for Disease Control as well as U.S. Ski & Snowboard and employing recommended risk mitigation strategies.
This year, the GMVSxc Summer Dryland Camp will be a DAY CAMP only from Wednesday, August 5th through Sunday, August 9th.
-If you still can join us, but live too far away for day commuting there are people that are considering local Mad River Valley rental options. Please let me know if this is something you are considering and I hope we can help to connect athletes and families. Camp cost will be reduced.
-Camp will run from 8:30 AM-5 PM each day and we will have 2-3 training sessions Wed-Sat. Sunday will be a final Over Distance Training Day to conclude camp.
-Camp size will be limited to 25- coaches and athletes total.
-Lunches will be provided.
-All campers must adhere to the following VT STATE GUIDELINES for overnight camps AND quarantine as necessary even though this is a Day Camp. Please Review!
-All staff and athletes will undergo a health review temperature check and health check multiple times each day and all will need to sign a COVID Release Waiver. Any camper showing symptoms of illness will be isolated and will be required to depart camp as soon as possible.
-Indoor activities will be limited to the Racing Performance Center weight room in small groups.
-Staff members will provide transportation to local training venues in vans at limited capacities. Athletes will be assigned seats in vans AND vehicles will be sanitized daily.
-All coaches/staff and athletes will be required to have masks on hand and to wear them at specified times and in various locations.
-The majority of our time will be spent outside training and finding our GRIT in the Mad River Valley- all on roads, trails and mountain sides!
Please let me know if you will still join us! CAMP WILL BE CHALLENGING, FUN AND ENGAGING all with the goal of fostering a passion for the sport of Cross Country Skiing while teaching you to be fast on your skis this winter!!
GMVSxc Summer Camp 2019!
We look forward to hearing from you.
At this time we are taking registrations but will not charge credit cards until we are sure that we can host our camp.