Training Camps

 CCA will be hosting two province-wide camps this year. 

The camps are:

Jasper Camp: September 8-10, 2017
 
Lake Louise Camp: November 10-12, 2017
 
Jasper Camp:
 
Registration is now open. To register, please click here: https://zone4.ca/register.asp?id=15537

Registration Closes Monday, September 4. There will be no late registrations allowed. 

Our camp will start at 1:30PM on Friday, September 8th and finish at noon on Sunday, September 10th. The cost of the camp is $160 per participant.

  • Transportation will be provided at the camp. Athletes and coaches will be responsible for providing their own transportation to and from Jasper. 
  • Athletes will share accommodations with athletes of the same age groups from other clubs. We will be staying at the Jasper HI Hostels and two Church Community Centers. Those athletes staying in the churches will need to bring your own sleeping bags, mattress,  and pillows. All groups will be supervised by parent volunteer chaperons
  • Coaches will share accommodations at one of the sites in Jasper
  • Meals/groceries will be prepared at the hostels & church community centres and will be the shared responsibility of parent volunteers & athletes
  • Athletes will train together with athletes from other clubs who are of the same age group and ability group in “Coach-Athlete” training groups
  • Large group social activities will be planned on Friday & Saturday evenings.

We welcome all athletes & coaches from all xc ski clubs in Alberta! All abilities welcome. If you don’t have roller skis you can still join the other groups for jogging & hiking. All club coaches are encouraged to “shadow coach” with our experienced coaches.

Included in the cost of $160 per participant:

  • Professional Cross Country ski coaching
  • Two nights accommodation (Friday and Saturday nights),
  • Meals (Friday dinner; Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Sunday breakfast and lunch)
  • Access to the Jasper Rec Center Pool both nights
  • If you are interested in staying an extra night before or after the camp, you can make additional arrangements with the HI Jasper Hostel or another accommodation in the area.

Parent Volunteers Needed!

If you are interested in volunteering please contact the CCA office at cca@xcountryab.net. We need ten parent volunteers to help us organize food and act as chaperones. Your accommodation and food costs will be covered by CCA for the weekend.

All Coaches Welcome! Our camp is free of cost for all coaches

If you are a volunteer coach with any of the clubs in Alberta and interested in attending the camp please contact the CCA office at cca@xcountryab.net for coach registration details. All Coaches are encouraged to camp together at the Whistlers Group Campsite, and share meals with the athletes at their accommodations.

Junior and Senior Women and Men plus any Varsity Athletes:

We encourage you to come to Jasper to train with other varsity aged athletes from across Alberta! Including the Alberta World Cup Academy, University of Alberta, University of Calgary, Augustana, Red Deer College plus Athletes 17 and older from all clubs in our province. You are our role model student-athletes for our younger skiers from all of our clubs.

You will cooperate with other clubs to lead your own training camp together with other athlete team leaders. We ask that you organize all your own accommodation,  food, and incidental costs (Sky Tram and Pool).

We encourage you to train along-side our Alberta World Cup Academy athletes and/or our younger athletes at any or all of our training sessions.

Accommodation Information for Parent Drivers:

Our camp is completely dependent on parents to coordinate car pools to transport our athletes to our camp. Cross Country Alberta has a block of campsites at the Whistlers Campground for parents to stay at for the weekend. If you are interested in booking one of these campsites, you need to contact the CCA office by Monday, September 4 at cca@xcountryab.net

Camp Schedule*

*Finalized schedule with locations and workout will be sent out one week before the camp. 

September 8, 2017: Friday 

All groups:

Arrive in Jasper at 12 noon to check in to accommodation.

Camp orientation begins at 1:30 pm.

Camp begins at 2:00pm.

6:00pm-7:00pm All athletes eat dinner together at the HI Jasper Hostel

7:30-8:30pm: Free time at Jasper Rec Center pool

September 9, 2017: Saturday

9am: Morning Training Session

12:30pm: afternoon training session

7:30-8:30pm: Free time at Jasper Rec Center pool

September 10, 2017: Sunday

7:00am Breakfast

7:45am: Pack up!

8:30am: All groups depart for training

1:00pm: Camp finishes

 
We look forward to seeing you there!
 
 

Questions? Please contact the CCA office at cca@xcountryab.net

Please contact the CCA office by phone or email with any questions:

780-415-1738

cca@xcountryab.net