Camps

December Development Camp

December 19-22, 2018

Applications close October 15th, Selections made by October 22nd

Train with our coaches, stay in the dorms, eat in the new dining hall, workout in the Ronnie Berlack Center, and experience life at Burke Mountain Academy!

Three days of Fundamentals-based early season training

At BMA we believe that strong fundamentals are the key to long-term success in ski racing. BMA student-athletes typically spend 30-50 days on snow before their first races of the year. A significant percentage of those days are spent on focused free-skiing, mastering drills, and improving technique. For younger athletes, the percentage of free-ski and fundamental work should be even higher!

This camp provides athletes with an opportunity to improve upon proper technique and fundamentals, then take that positive momentum into gates. Camp athletes will work with our own BMA coaches, special guest coaches, and will have the opportunity to ski with BMA students.

We’ll take a customized approach to ensure each athlete is getting the most out of their time with us. If this is the first time on snow for the season, we’ll work through a fundamentals-based athletic curriculum (the same curriculum that we use for our own BMA athletes in their prep-period training). For those athletes who have skied throughout the fall, we’ll build on strong fundamentals with drill courses and increased volume to build repetition.

Who: U14, U12, and 2nd year U10s* Space is extremely limited.

*2nd year U10 applications are accepted, although we will be limiting our U10 group to a max of 8 athletes.

When: December 19-22, 2018
Where (Training): Burke Mountain Academy training hill/Burke Mountain Resort
Where (Staying): In the dorms at Burke Mountain Academy!
Why: We believe that teaching proper technique and fundamentals at a young age is imperative to set athletes up for a successful ski racing career. We take the time to help each athlete build the proper foundation as they embark on a long, successful career.
Cost: $725: includes lift tickets, lodging, meals, transportation, and activities!

Applications close October 15th & selections made by October 22nd!

 

Camp Schedule:

December 19
4-6pm Camper Arrival and Registration
6pm Camper and Coach Dinner
7pm Dorm Meetings
9:00pm Lights out

December 20
7:15am Morning warm-up and Breakfast
8:30am Departure for Mid-Burke Lodge
9-11:30am Slalom session 1
11:45-12:45pm Lunch on campus
1-3:30pm Slalom session 2
4-5:15pm Activities
5:30pm Dinner
7pm Games
9:00pm Lights out

December 21
7:15am Morning warm-up and Breakfast
8:30am Departure for Mid-Burke Lodge
9-11:30am GS session 1
11:45-12:45 Lunch on campus
1-3:30pm GS session 2
4-5:15pm Activities
5:30pm Dinner
7pm Games
9:00pm Lights out

December 22
7:00am Breakfast
8:00am Depart for Mid-Burke Lodge
9:30am 1st GS race run
10:30am 2nd GS race run
11:00am All campers return to BMA for brunch
11:45am Awards & Raffle BMA Dining Hall
12:30pm Campers depart

For questions, please contact

Mardi Haskell ‘12
Director of Enrollment
mhaskell@burkemtnacademy.org
802-427-8013

Camp application can be found here.