The Green Mountain Valley School, Mt. Hood Summer Ski camp is headed up by Adam Julius and has been an integral part of ski racing development for many years. Through this two week camp young skiers are given the opportunity to further their skiing ability's, make lifelong friends, and have an amazing experience. Please, join us on this blog as we update you constantly on your child's adventures. Be sure to look out for the latest photos, news, and occasional videos. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Day 10

Well, we made it to the last day on snow! The weather was overcast today but warm; the snow conditions challenging. That didn't stop the kids from taking 10+ runs in the courses however, as they put their heads down and got some great milage in, and in our opinions made some of the best turns of the camp.

After skiing we went back to the houses and packed up most of our stuff before heading to Wildwood Park one last time for games and grilling. There was also a raffle, and "paper plate awards" were given out to each camper, made by their peers.

As always, the kids have their relentless energy, and with the end of the camp drawling near there seems to be the usual underlying sadness of the realization that this unique experience in their lives is coming to an end. But friends made, may turn out to be bonds that will last for a lifetime.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Day 9

Another hot day on the hill today. The snow was a bit soft in the morning but we threw some salt and did a couple hours of slalom drills before we set courses for the kids to run. 

We set a variety of courses using brushes, stubbies, and paneled gates. The kids got a lot of runs in, setting them up for a solid last day of skiing tomorrow. 

Tonight, we have a dance party going on! Lots of singing/excited screaming going on currently. Their energy never seems to end, and they seem to have more and more fun each day. I know we are all sad that the camp is coming to a close. 

Monday, June 30, 2014

Day 8

Now today was beautiful! Not a cloud in the sky, and warm, warm weather. The cold wind last night kept the snow nice and firm however, so we had an amazing surface to work with. The kids had the last day of GS today, and it couldn't have been a better ending.

Games today consisted of speed ball, with core and agility ladder worked in between games. After games we jumped into a very chilly, extremely refreshing river. It felt good now that we are finally getting some HOT weather.

Tomorrow we work back into slalom with drill courses. Only two more days left, and we look forward to making them count!

Until tomorrow

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Day 7

Success! We got a great day on the hill today. With the bad weather moving out, and the sun finally penetrating through the clouds, we moved on to full gates of GS and we saw some really good things out of the kids. Tomorrow will be our last day of GS.

This afternoon we went to Wildwood Park again and the kids played games while we grilled up some burgers and hot dogs.

Only three days left on snow over here. We are certainly going to make the most of it, especially with warm weather and sun coming our way!

Until next time...

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Day 6

Unfortunately the rain kept on coming for the third day in a row today, which forced us to take another day off. The upper lift didn't spin, and very few braved the bottom lift, and from those who did we heard it was dreadful conditions so we believe we made the right decision.

The plan now is to go four days straight of skiing. And the forecast looks sunny and beautiful! The skiing tomorrow should be fantastic.

Today we hiked to an amazing waterfall set in a verdant valley, which the kids could hike behind. After the hike we stopped in Government Camp for lunch, and then played games of knock out, soccer, and kick ball for most of the afternoon.

We had dinner as a group at one of the houses followed up by a lesson on skiing tactics with Q&A. Once that was finished a tuning clinic was held that I think all the kids benefited from.

All and all, a very busy day, and with plenty of pictures to prove it! Check it out.