Junior Camp

2024 Birkie Junior Development Camp
Still under development

Who is it for? — skiers aged Grade 5 to Year 9. Note – The camp this year will be for days only, not overnight.

Typical Program

Saturday (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 who want 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 (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, drinks and lunch each day.

Ski Hire — This can be organised through Mt Beauty Secondary College for locals at the end of the term 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.

Registrationnot open for 2024 yet

Enquiries — to <secretary@birkebeiner.org.au>

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

After a hiatus last year, we were very fortunate to have timed the 2021 Birkie Junior Camp weekend 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’s focus was skating, and Sunday’s was classic, 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 organizing and preparing the food, assisted by Emily Harvey, Mary Curnow, Bron Gray, and Helen Gough.

Bus driver – Jarrod Paine and 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 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 joining 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.