2022 Birkie Junior Development Camp
Sat 9th to Sun 10th July
Who is it for? — skiers aged Grade 5 to Year 9. Note-The camp this year will be for days only, not overnight.
Saturday 9th July (Skating Day)
- 8:45 am – Meet at the Birkie Clubhouse
- 9 am – Welcome
- 9:15 am – 12 noon — Skating lessons in groups (Snow Trek and Travel High Plains Tour is at 11 am for those that would like to race 1 km, 2.5 km or 5km. More details to follow).
- 12 noon – 1 pm — BYO lunch at the Clubhouse
- 1 pm – 2:30 pm — Games
Sunday 10th July (Classic day)
- 9 am: Meet at the Birkie Clubhouse
- 9:15 am – 12 noon – Classic technique lessons in groups
- 12 noon – 1 pm lunch at the Clubhouse
- 1 pm – 2:30 pm – Snowgaine (like orienteering on skis – a lot of fun)
BYO snacks, drink and lunch each day.
Ski Hire — This can be organised through Mt Beauty Secondary College at the end of the term for locals, or Falls Creek Nordic Hire at Windy Corner day shelter. This is the responsibility of families.
Cost — $40 /child plus Birkebeiner membership. Click [HERE] to join the Club.
Please register by Friday 1st July
(Note– numbers will be capped to 30 participants so please register ASAP)
To REGISTER click or tap [HERE]
Enquiries — to Bron Gray firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile: 0402 105 237
Covid Protocols — these need to be observed. Please consider others and do not attend if you have any cold, flu or COVID-like symptoms. A refund for the camp will be issued if required.
2021 Report – Birkie Junior Development Camp – held 10-11th July
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 on 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