Junior Camp

Birkie Junior Development Camp – held 10-11th July 2021

After a hiatus last year, we were very fortunate to have timed the weekend of the 2021 Birkie Junior Camp with great snow, wonderful weather and no lockdown. One week either side would have been a different story!

We had 22 enthusiastic Birkie juniors ranging from beginners to racers. Saturday had a skating focus and Sunday a classic focus, with eight of the juniors racing both mornings in the High Plains Tour and the Birkie Classic.

Saturday night we stayed at Outdoor School – Bogong Village and were entertained with activities organised by Zoe Gray.

A big thank you to our many supporters:

Coaches – David Vandas, Tim Retchford, Paul and Dean Gray, Helen Gough, Matt Flanagan, Anna Trnka, Clancy Harvey and Leuwin.

Food – a big thank you to Kate Prest for organising and preparing the food assisted by Emily Harvey, Mary Curnow, Bron Gray and Helen Gough.

Bus driver – Jarrod Paine and also our host at Outdoor School – Bogong.

Falls Creek Resort Management – for offering free bus entry on both days. Much appreciated.

Cath Richardson for helping set up the snowgaine course.

Parents/kids – for providing yummy treats for the camp.

Without all of this wonderful help, the camp would not have run so smoothly and was greatly appreciated by all the juniors.

We look forward to seeing the juniors out on the snow over winter, and to join us for future events.

Bron & Paul Gray
Birkebeiner Nordic Ski Club

Birkie juniors and instructors – the club has been conducting this
weekend since the early 1980s.