Columbus Day Weekend for ages 10 to Adult
Build balance and physical coordination skills, the foundation for all sports and the start of a successful preseason winter training program.
Staffed by professional trainers, this is not a traditional fitness camp. The Stratton Snowsports Seasonal Programs hosts this 2-day camp. Athletes ages 10 to adult will build skills through core awareness, foot and hand eye coordination.
Be a Better Athlete. This balance and coordination two-day camp is about having fun with friends, discovering challenging new tools that will improve your overall balance and physical skills, making you a better athlete regardless of your sport.
Call 1-800-STRATTON or click here to register by October 1, 2012.
Camp runs from 9am to 4pm with an hour for lunch on October 6 and 7. Cost of $165 includes two days of coaching, drinks and snacks. Camp is included at no cost for children enrolled in one of Stratton's seasonal ski or snowboard programs.
Coaches, Sessions and Itinerary
Activities include slacklining, soccer, Vew Do balance boards and ball games, hosted by pros in each discipline. Groups based on age and will rotate through several sessions each day. All activities staged in "The Commons," behind Long Trail House on the lawn.
Instructor and Course Profiles
Meaghan Minogue, "Intro to Slacklining and Beyond" Slacklining delivers an incredible core workout and challenges balance and coordination. Vermont's Meaghan Minogue is a member of Professional Team Yogaslackers and a professional yoga instructor. We are lucky to have Meghan back after her last visit to Stratton during Wanderlust 2012. If you don't own a slackline, you will want one after this!
Trevor Daniel, "Fun Tricks for Foot and Eye Coordination"
With the Vermont Elite Futbol Club, Trevor played soccer in FIFA World Cup and Olympic qualifiers in Saint Lucia. He was also the Director of the Saint Lucia Olympic Development Program. Trevor will show you how to connect with your feet and knees by learning fun tricks and drills.
Brew Moscarello, "Vew Do Magic"
Vew Do Balance Board Team Members will blow you away and teach you their best moves. Vew Do boards have been an important part of balance training for years, and are a local Vermont business.
Iain McInnes, "Keep Your Eye on the Ball"
Iain has used juggling as a teaching tool with over 700 companies, associations, schools and colleges in 24 countries and 48 US States. Iain keeps lots of balls in the air, literally, and soon you will be too. By improving hand-eye coordination combined with mental focus, students can learn a new trick….guaranteed!
Saturday, October 6
8:00-8:45 Check-in at Millhouse in Commons area (required)
9:00-9:05 Opening Ceremonies
9:15-10:30 "Vew Do Magic"
10:45-12:00 "Keep Your Eye on the Ball"
12:00-1:00 Lunch on own
1:00-2:15 "Intro to Slackline and Beyond"
2:30-4:00 "Fun with Foot and Eye Coordination"
Sunday, October 7
9:00-10:15 "Intro to Slackline 2"
10:30-12:00 "Foot and Eye 2"
12:00-1:00 Lunch on own
1:00-2:15 "Vew Do Magic 2"
2:30-3:45 "Eye on the Ball 2"
3:45-4:00 Closing Ceremonies
Camp is held on Saturday and Sunday, October 6-7 in the Commons area near the Stratton Village and Long Trail House. Cost of $165 per person includes 2 days of coaching, light drinks and snacks.
Register online or by calling 1-800-Stratton or stop by Guest Services any time before the October 1, 2012 deadline. Spots are limited and this camp will fill up fast! All participants will need to submit a release form at check in on October 6, or ahead of time by email to or fax to 802-297-4315.
Cancellations: Particpants will receive a full refund if cancellation is made by October 1, 2012. No program fee refund for cancellations after October 1, 2012.
What to bring:
- Comfortable, moderately warm clothes for exercising outside in the fall in Vermont: shoes and socks, light rain jacket and sweater, a bottle of water and snack, sweatpants or maybe shorts. A small pack is a good idea.
- Light snacks provided throughout the sessions. Bring your favorite if you prefer!
- Lunch is on your own; there are several excellent options in the Village. Campers may prefer to bring their own lunch so they can practice their new skills and have fun during the lunch break.
It's all part of our Columbus Day Weekend celebration. See what else is going on!
*Ages 10 through adult will have fun, learn new tricks and challenge yourself in ways that will find you asking for more!