Youth Programs

Camrose Summer Biathlon Camp

Augustana Athletics is pleased to continue Alberta's oldest youth biathlon tradition and invite biathletes from across the country to Camrose for high-performance summer training from July 16-21, 2017.

The Camrose Camp is open to athletes between the ages of 12 and 17 who have been active in biathlon for at least one full season as the training activities include daily roller-ski and shooting practices. This is strictly .22 cal rifle camp and no air rifles are allowed. Athletes at the age of 12 will need to be transitioning from air rifles to .22s (Dev.1 and Dev. 2) in 2016-17 dry-land training and winter competition season in order to be eligible for this camp.

The City of Camrose, University of Alberta Augustana Campus and Camrose Ski Club are proud to showcase over eleven kilometres of paved roller ski trails, another 25 kilometres of running trails throughout the City and a well-equipped Biathlon Range. All trails are accessible directly from Campus. Athletes from all provinces and territories are invited to attend.

Join the Vikings this summer for a great opportunity to enhance biathlon knowledge, develop skills, enjoy the Camrose trails, have lots of fun and meet new friends in sport! Led by the Vikings Student-Athletes and Alumni, under the direction of Head Coach, Lowell Niven, the University of Alberta Augustana Campus is pleased to offer the Camrose Camp.

Details

5 days/5 nights
July 16 -21, 2017 (Check in: July 16 at 5:00 PM; Ends: July 21 after lunchtime closing session)
University of Alberta Augustana Campus, Camrose, AB

Included in the Program

  • Lots of shooting and roller skiing, general exercise, education, and sport nutrition sessions.
  • Accommodation for 5 nights at Augustana Campus (double-occupancy)
  • Meals beginning July 16 (supper) through lunch on July 21
  • Swimming, campfire, movies and ... the option for paintball!

What to bring

 .22 cal rifle, ammo (at least 500 bullets or one brick), sleeping bag, pillow, running shoes, roller skis, boots and poles, bike helmet a MUST, water bottle, medications if required, sunglasses and whatever else you need to enjoy yourself during 5 days and 5 nights of training and racing)

Race

 There will be two races at this camp. Roller ski race will take place on Thursday and a running summer biathlon race will take place on Friday. Race fees are included in the camp registration.

Cost

Ages 12-14: $575
Ages 15-17: $575 + GST

NOTE: ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO BE MEMBERS OF BIATHLON CANADA IN ORDER TO ATTEND THIS CAMP. Memberships can be purchased at the Biathlon Canada website.

Contact
Lowell Niven - Head Coach, Vikings Biathlon
lowell.niven@ualberta.ca

Registration Limited

Spots are limited, so register early. No additional spots available, however a waiting list will be made to fill the canceled spots (if any). 

Parents, friends and supporters are more than welcome to attend both races at this camp. Meals and accommodations are available for parents, friends and supporters if coordinated in advance. Please contact us for details

Safety & Course Acceptance

 Rifle handling and shooting is a serious business. Coaches reserve the right to decline attendance on this course should they become aware of, or have prior knowledge of, an individual’s unsuitability for this course.