Penguins and Polar Bears Nordic Ski Camp
Penguins and Polar Bears Nordic ski camp will focus on games and fun while teaching cross country ski basics for kids ages six to eleven years old.
Both Penguins (ages 6 to 8) and Polar Bears (ages 9 to 11) start off the camp with games that teach and test stopping abilities. Red Light, Green Light is a favorite that can be adapted to experienced skiers with the challenge of skiing backwards. Moose in the Trail gives further stopping practice while descending hills. Games of Predator and Prey played on one ski helps to equalize levels of skiing ability while providing the fun of a chase on skis. Capture the Flag, Ultimate Frisbee, and Flag Tag are other game possibilities.
The trails at Great Glen that wind through the meadows and forest will be explored. Ascending to the Great Angel Cabin, a log warming hut, is a significant ski goal for campers and is rewarded by a fast and turn-filled trip down the Dragon Corridor trail. Campers will also search for the locations of Trail Tracker critters. Of course, the camp wouldn't be complete without a few runs on the classic tubing hill.
$99 for 3-day session ($75 for 2-day / $40 for 1-day)*
*For skiers interested in joining after the first day of camp, a phone conversation with the Camp Director is required. Single day option not available on Day 3 of camp.
Interested in having your kids join the Penguins and Polar Bears Nordic Ski Camp?
Camp Director: Sue Wemyss
Great Glen Trails Ski School Director Sue Wemyss has been helping skiers improve their cross country skills since 1984. Sue took up cross country skiing while at Middlebury College in VT and was a member of the US Ski Team. She went on to compete internationally for 4 years, competing in the 1984 Olympics, the 1985 World Championships, and the season long World Cup Series from 1983-1986.
Sue’s first junior coaching position was at Sun Valley in Idaho in 1987 where she worked with middle and high school teams. She went on to coach and teach at Snow Mt. Ranch and Devil’s Thumb in Colorado as well as Black Mt. in Maine. Sue was a member of the PSIA Nordic Development Team and has recently earned her US Ski Association Level 100 Coaching Certification.
Sue is in her second decade leading Great Glen’s Youth Program, the Bill Koch Ski Club League. She loves working with skiers of all abilities and has a particular soft spot for working with elementary age children, with whom she can share her playfulness and love for the sport.