2020 Southeastern Alpine Race Camp at Mt. Hood, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Tuesday, 16. June 2020

***To save on fees, you can pay to the camp's VENMO account. Just enter code Pay via VENMO at check out and send your fee with a memo with your camper's name. Campers will be asked to arrive to camp with VENMO on their devices to pay for things like dinner, etc.
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The Southeastern Alpine Race Camp at Mt. Hood is a camp in it’s fourth year of operation, run by a group of dedicated volunteers as well as Camp Director, Sara Beeken, and Head Coach, Erika Alusic-Bingham.  We operate as a volunteer group of parents from various mountains across the country including California, New Hampshire, Virginia and North Carolina. Our goal is to provide affordable, quality, elite ski race training to athletes.  We run the camp for 2 weeks each summer and campers are welcome to sign up for either or both of the weeks. 
This year we are taking a new approach to our camp week. We've found a way to shift training days to take advantage of less busy weekends, allow for shifting of schedule during bad weather days, and give campers a much needed day off mid-week to maximize their time on snow.
Week 1
Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 through Tuesday June 23rd, 2020 (Ski days 6/17, 6/18, 6/19, 6/21, 6/22)
Week 2
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020 through Wednesday, July 1st, 2020 (Ski days 6/25, 6/26, 6/27, 6/29, 6/30)
Campers receive training from a team of qualified coaches. Afternoons are spent with outdoor activities including rafting (for additional cost), hiking, swimming, climbing and sometimes relaxing (it's hard work!).
We stay in the Nanitch Boy Scout Lodge in Government Camp. Accommodations are rustic, but clean.  There’s a boy’s bunk room and a girl’s bunk room, and separate bathrooms, as well as ***** bunk rooms for volunteers and coaches.

Camp cost includes lodging, training, transportation to and from the airport, lift tickets, camp sweatshirt and food (cooked in our kitchen by camp staff and parent volunteers). There are optional activities that are an additional cost such as the Adventure Park and white water rafting.
Campers will receive a list of supplies and should expect to bring spending money for two meals a week when we take them on trips, as well as incidentals (like a Huckleberry Shake - google it).
This camp is open to kids ages 9 to 18, with at least one year of alpine racing experience on a team.  Children ages 9 and 10 are required to have a parent present, or receive prior permission based on coach recommendation.
On ski days we wake up at 5am, have breakfast at the lodge, and head to Timberline.  Athletes take their backpacks and water and a snack up the lifts and we train all morning, with a short snack break in the middle.  We usually head back down to the lodge around 11-12pm, depending on how the snow is holding up. After eating lunch and having some quiet time for those who need to rest after a long morning of skiing, we will have some afternoon activity options.  Some days we will go swimming in the lake (It’s still summer down the mountain!), or hike, or explore the town of Government Camp. Many athletes choose to try out demo skis while they are there. Tents are usually set up in town, offering athletes free race demos.  But everyone should bring their own equipment anyway. Dinner is usually at the lodge, unless we are having a cookout at the park. Then there is always a camp meeting before bed, talking about training the next day and focusing on some specific skills that the athletes may be working on during training.
You can pay in full, or pay a $500 deposit per week you're reserving. Weekly tuition is $1,450.
We are in need of four parent volunteers each week to assist in kitchen and activity duties. Priority is given to parents who have volunteered in past years. If you're interested, please email Stephanie at stephaniecarson123@gmail. Parent volunteers will receive a 25% discount off the cost of of one child's tuition, in addition to free room and board. Additional siblings must pay full price, unless a second parent is also a volunteer.

We have a lane reserved at Timberline which will be ours to use during the two weeks of camp.  We alternate between GS and SL every couple of days and athletes will have time to run gates as well as have time skiing with coaches, working on drills and technique.  We have approximately a 6 to 1 athlete to coach ratio and make sure that every athlete is getting the individual attention that they need. All athletes are expected to act independently and responsibly during training, often riding the lifts on their own or with other campers.  It is their responsibility to stay with the camp and make sure they are geared up and ready to ski on time, and remember all of their equipment each day. We primarily stay on one or two slopes, and one or two chairlifts. Palmer Glacier is not difficult to navigate.

We provide transportation to and from the PDX airport during designated departure and arrival windows.  We will be sending out a travel form for everyone to fill out so that we know who is arriving and departing when.  Unaccompanied minors will be met at their arrival gate and escorted to their departure gate by a camp representative.
Below are all of the steps to register your child for camp.
1) Pay your $500 deposit to hold yout camper's spot.  This can be done right here on eventbrite.com
2) Submit your online registration forms!  This includes Registration, Health Forms, Insurance Information, Liability Waivers, etc.  CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION PACKET
3) Submit the Timberline Lodge Liability Waiver.  This will be posted here as well, but isn't usually available until the spring.
4) Book Travel plans!   Make sure that if your child is utilizing the camp transportation, that their flights fall within the designated travel windows listed in the above 'Travel' section.  If you are traveling with your child please plan to arrive on Saturday, but you can be more flexible about timing.  Just give us a heads up so that we can get you directions to the lodge!
5) Submit the Travel Form to ensure your child's safe arrival and departure!  The link to this form will be listed here!
6) Pack your bags and tune your skis!   A packing list will be posted here!
We accept no more than 25 campers per week.  To hold your spot, you can pay the $500 deposit or pay in full. 
Or, email Stephanie Carson at stephaniecarson123@ more information!

Tuesday, 16. June 2020, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, 2020 Southeastern Alpine Race Camp at Mt. Hood

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