Loppet Foundation

2018 Summer TRAIL KIDS Camps

This year we will be offering two TRAIL KIDS camps.  We also encourage kids to register for one of the many Loppet Adventure Camps  that are offered from June – August. Youth ages 7-14 are welcome to attend either the June or August camps. 

TRAIL KIDS camps are a half day camp ( 9-1:00 p.m.) and focus on 2-3 activities per day with an emphasis on developing skills in the following activities: Mountain bike, canoeing, rollerski/rollerblade, and orienteering. The emphasis  of the camps will focus on adventure, developing new motor skills, building endurance and making friends along the way!

The goal of each TRAIL KIDS camp is to provide some outdoor endurance adventures through a variety of sports. Wirth Park has some amazing mountain bike and running trails that the kids will enjoy exploring all week long! All TRAIL KIDS summer camps will meet Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Participants will focus on 2-3 different activities per session that may include one of the following:IMG_9922 (Medium)

  • Mountain biking
  • Trail running
  • Canoeing/swimming
  • Roller Skiing/rollerblade
  • Ultimate frisbee and other relay games
  • Orienteering
  • Adventure point to point triathlon ( bike, run, canoe)

Experience: We will split the kids into ability groups for the different endurance activities. You can register your kids for either Beginner, intermediate or advanced TRAIL KIDS camps. Prior experience is needed for the intermediate to Advanced camps.

Beginner Camp:

This camp will introduce kids to a variety of outdoor active sports and will focus on beginner motor skills in mountain biking, rollerblading, canoeing, trail running and orienteering. This group will focus on shorter distance adventures close to Wirth Lake.

Intermediate Camp:

For youth with at least 1-2 years experience rollerskiing/rollerblading and mountain biking and good fitness). Will focus on developing motor skills in a variety of outdoor activities ( mountain bike, trail running, rollerskiing, canoeing and orienteering) and will complete intermediate distance point to point adventures.

Advanced Camp:

For intermediate to advanced skiers and mountain bikers who have at least 3 or more years experience in these sports and also a high level of fitness . This group will focus on refining ski, bike, orienteering, trail running and canoeing skills along with some challenging point to point adventures ( 10 mile rollerski/rollerblade and one hour canoe, or 1.5 hour mountain bike followed by an hour adventure run and orienteering).

Equipment Needed:  All camp participants will need their own mountain bike, helmet’s, running shoes and rollerski /rollerblades equipment. The Loppet has a limited supply of renal rollerblades and  mountain bikes with extra rental charge ( see below).

Loppet Rental Equipment: If kids do not have the above equipment they can sign up to use some of the Loppet mountain bikes and rollerblades for the week of camp for an additional $20 fee.

  • Camp Location: Wirth Trailhead
  • Time: 9:00 – 1:00
  • Cost: $160; $175 after May 15
  • Bike/Rollerblade Rental: Additional $15

TRAIL KIDS Summer Camp Dates & Registration:

June TRAIL KIDS Camp: June 11 – 15, 2018

August TRAIL KIDS Camp: August 20 – 24, 2017

Registration links coming soon!

Partial scholarships are available if needed. If you need to rent equipment, make sure to indicate that when registering using the equipment needs section. All camps below will meet at the same location and time frame but will split into coaching ability/gender groups for each day’s activities.