2023 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.
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 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 (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 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.
Registration — not open for 2023 yet
Enquiries — to Bron Gray email@example.com or mobile: 0402 105 237
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