Keep training all
summer with a ski
*Continued from the previous issue;
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U.S. Elite Summer Camp
Overview: We pride ourselves on offering a fun
ski training program and activities that are supportive in a family atmosphere. The camp has a traditional camp setting with log cabins (condos at our
resort), dining hall (the resort restaurant), tennis
courts and playing fields. Our small, family atmosphere, on-staff nurse, and experienced 24-hour
supervisors support younger athletes and camp
first-timers in a fun and nurturing environment.
On the hill, the athletes work with professional
coaches who work with kids for a living. Slalom
and GS freeskiing, drill courses, and full training
courses are designed to get the most out of the
kids each day. The ski progression we use is ideal
for summer skill development, and it works. Once
off the hill, campers can choose their afternoon
activities, such as rock climbing or field games,
and design a schedule that suits their needs. At
the same time, camp meetings, ski-group video
analysis and meals together reinforce the team
feel. We spend less time hanging out during “free
time” and focus more on fun, fitness and what we
came here to do — train! There is always adult
supervision. We are accredited by the American
Camping Association (ACA), the leader for safe
practice and camp standards. You’ll notice that
we have lots of nice, friendly touches and take
fun, quality, supervision and safety very seriously.
While camp is in session, parents can access our
online Camp Diary for a taste of what we are up
to, and archive photo galleries are available online free of charge long after the goggle tan has
faded. For those traveling from New England we
offer a staff-chaperoned group flight from Boston
to Portland (there will also be a flight from Newark if there is the demand). There are no hidden
costs in the all-inclusive pricing.
Location: Mt. Hood, Ore. (two sessions); Copper Mountain (Thanksgiving)
Activities: Rock climbing, hiking, adventure
trips, field games, mountain biking and whitewa-ter rafting.
Staff/coaches: Lisa Smith Edry, director, U.S.
Elite Camps, Inc.; David A. Edry, head coach,
Stratton Mountain School (SMS) head J3/4
coach; Shaun Goodwin, former USST development coach; Joseph Healy, Loon Race Team
head J1/2 coach; Morgan Korpi, Bromley Out-ing Club head J3 coach; Naga Kusumi, Stratton
Training Center head J4 coach; Todd Whitney,
Burke Mountain J5 coach; Josh Bedard, SMS J3
coach; Matt Stanton, SMS J4 coach; Russel Watson, Stratton Training Center J6 coach; Jerome
Guerard, Wachusett Ski Team J3 coach; Peter
Davis, coach extraordinaire; Ken Statler, Wachusett Ski Team J5 head coach.
Dates: July 14-23 (Mt. Hood Session 1, J3/4/5,
seven days on snow); July 14-27 (Mt. Hood Session 2, J1/2/3, 10 days on snow); Nov. 20-27 (J1-
5, six days on snow)
Cost: $2,795 (Mt. Hood Session 1); $3,350 (Mt.
Hood Session 2); $2,380 (Copper); $275 for day
Contact: David Edry, email@example.com,