ACTION SPORTS // 2020 Camps
KMS athletic programs run year-round, providing student-athletes with the building blocks they need to reach their goals. KMS racers work throughout the preparation period—the time between the end of one competition season and the beginning of the next—to be ready for that next season's competitions.
Each winter, the coaching staff plans the camps for the following preparation period; these plans are based on the year-round athletic development curriculum and targeted to the needs of KMS student-athletes.
On-Snow Summer Camps
MT. HOOD SUMMER MOGUL CAMP
d lDates July 24- August 5 (first and last dates are travel dates)
We are excited to announce that Planet Ski International Summer Mogul Camp Registration is now open! With the temporary closure of the Whistler glacier due to Covid-19, PSI will take on Mt. Hood, Oregon in 2021. Camp information can be found here PSI Mt Hood Camp Sign Up Package or visit www.psicamp.com.
Camp registration can be found here PSI Mt Hood Registration
Please reach out to Glenn Eddy or Kris Pepe with any questions. Summer skiing is Back!
WHISTLER, BC CANADA GLACIER CAMPS
TBD (first and last dates are travel days)
This is our classic glacier camp that has been providing athletes with the best on snow mogul training for years.
We offer a 16 day mogul camp with 12 days on snow (first and last days are travel days). We use a 4 day on - 1 day off rotation to make sure the athletes are rested and ready to go for the whole camp. A full mogul course with special features provides excellent training for both young and experienced athletes.
Training groups are broken down by ability so that every athlete gets the attention they need to progress. Our professional crew of coaches directs the on snow training as well as the off snow activities.
For the more experienced athletes who are looking to make serious gains through a summer training experience, the venues are maintained to perfection and the atmosphere is intense. If you want to step up your game big time this is the camp!
June 30 – July 7, 2020 (first and last dates are travel days)
Extended Youth Session:
June 30 – July 15, 2020 (first and last dates are travel days)
For younger athletes (12 and under) planning a summer training experience we offer a special 8 day camp (6 days on snow) with age specific coaching and special course features. Our Youth Session has been so popular that this year we are adding an extended youth camp of 16 days total (12 days on snow). There are lots of kids the same age and at the same level to train with, age appropriate activities for the younger athletes and plenty of supervision. Athletes in this camp need to be accompanied by a parent. Call us for details on the special arrangements for the young campers and for parents who want to come along and enjoy all the opportunities the Whistler area has to offer. Who says Whistler is only for the kids!
Typical Daily Schedule
7:00 a.m. Wakeup
7:45 a.m. Breakfast at Merlins
8:15 a.m. Grab your tickets & pickup bag lunches
8:30 a.m. On the lift
9:30 a.m. Warmup on the glacier and get into groups
12:00 p.m. Lunch on the glacier
2:30 p.m. Ride the lift down
3:30 p.m. Rest time
4:00 p.m. Afternoon activity / sports
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Video review in groups
9:00 p.m. Free time
10:00 p.m. Check in
10:30 p.m. Lights out
Planet Ski International is a USSA club so all athletes must be current members of USSA at the time of their camp. The membership year ends on June 30 so you MUST renew for the next season in order to participate. The quickest way to renew is online at the USSA site: click here to renew.
There is no set minimum age for camp - If you have a prospective camper under 12 years old please give us a call to discuss the options for our Youth Camp.
The first day of each camp is a travel/arrival day. Athletes will be met by our staff at the airport in Vancouver BC after arriving on flights we have organized with Winter Park Travel (1-800-325-2748). The last day of each camp is also a travel day. Athletes will be accompanied by staff in our chartered bus to the airport in Vancouver to meet their flights. The bus is coordinated to meet the flights we have set up with Winter Park Travel.
The Aspens on Blackcomb is a premier resort close to the bottom of the Wizard chairlift. Campers share spacious two-bedroom condos, typically with four people in a unit, allowing plenty of comfort for rest and recuperation after a day on the glacier. The Aspens on Blackcomb's heated pool and hot tub area is a favorite for campers to catch up with others for a little health club apres glacier ski. (Be sure to request to room with your friends when you sign up for camp!)
Three meals on all training days are included each session of camp (meals are not provided on the travel days or the off-snow days). Breakfast is buffet-style at Merlins, located right at the base of the lift before the ride up. Lunch is bag lunch campers bring right up to the glacier (it is a camp favorite) For dinner, we dine around the food-famous Whistler village where we have developed relationships with several top eating establishments who offer us specials that ensure a delicious and nutritious meal each evening. Our condos have excellent kitchens that athletes can use to prepare snacks or meals on the off days.
Mogul Session: $4649
Youth Mogul Session: $2099
Extended Youth Mogul Session: $4198
(discounts available for early registration)
Registration for this camp is through Planet Ski International. Complete all instructions in the packet and scan and email to the address on the forms.
Contact Kris Pepe, Freestyle Program Director
802.422.5671 ext. 271
Four Season Bag Jump
Our camps provide athletes a safe and effective way to develop jumps before attempting them on-snow. Athletes will first work to master tricks in the school's trampoline facility and then continue their progression toward mastery as they head to the bag to practice those maneuvers.
Water Ramp Freestyle Camps
Our water ramp camps provide athletes a safe and effective way to develop jumps before they attempt them on snow. Athletes spend the camps perfecting tricks on the trampolines and then don their skis to practice those tricks into the water from specially designed jumps.
KMS water ramp camps take place in Lake Placid, N.Y., at the Olympic Jump Center. The OJC is a world-class ski-jumping and freestyle training facility that includes four water ramps and three trampolines.
Training acrobatics in a low consequence situation is the only way to develop new maneuvers. Athletes will train double sessions on most days, splitting time between trampoline and water ramp training. Coaches will safely transition athletes through acrobatic progressions that will target their short and long term jumping goals.
Contact Nori Pepe, Freestyle Development Director
802.422.5671 ext. 284
ACTION SPORTS // BOOST Camps
Trampoline Summer Camp
The Killington Mountain School Trampoline Summer Camp sessions are open to athletes ages 8-16. Our KMS coaches and athletes offer expert instruction on Olympic Trampolines at our Action Sports Center. Participants will be coached through the same trampoline progressions we use to train our athletes at KMS. Our approach focuses on developing air awareness and acrobatic skills, while minimizing risk. We invite you to come to have fun and build your aerial skills!
The camp will include a dynamic warm up and games with the athletic development camp, trampoline sessions and afternoon activities. The outdoor exploration activities will include hiking, biking, rock climbing and paddle boarding.
Contact Nori Pepe, Freestyle Development Director
802.422.5671 ext. 284
NOTE: No Trampoline Club for the 2020/2021 Season Due to COVID 19
The Killington Mountain School Trampoline Club sessions are for athletes ages 8-12.
Our KMS coaches and athletes offer expert instruction on Olympic Trampolines at our Action Sports Center. Participants will be coached through the same trampoline progressions we use to train our athletes at KMS.
Our approach focuses on developing air awareness and acrobatic skills, while minimizing risk. Trampoline Club Sessions will run from December thru March. We invite you to come to have fun and build your aerial skills!
Sessions every Friday and Saturday night!
FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Session 1: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Session 2: 5:45 - 6:45 p.m.
Sessions are $25 per athlete with a limit of 10 maximum and 3 minimum athletes per session. We are offering a Frequent Flyer Discount. After ten sessions at full price, each additional session will be $5 off.
Registration closes on Thursday of each week at 11:59pm.
Register Online: Registration will reopen in the fall for the 2021/2022 Season