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Loppet TRAIL KIDS June Camp Hosts Four Sets of Twins!
Kim Rudd, TRAIL KIDS Program Coordinator
Fifty youth ages 7-13 and twelve coaches made up the 2018 June TRAIL KIDS camp. Unique this year’s camp roster was two sets of identical twins along with two sets of fraternal twins. Over the five days youth enjoyed mountain biking, orienteering, canoeing, exploring nature, rollerblading and playing lots of camp games.
Each day the coaches lead the TRAIL KIDS in three different activities. Each day would start with warm-up games such as tug of war, ultimate, blob tag, water freeze tag, soccer and of course, fish across the ocean.
Two of the days focused on rollerblading/rollerskiing along with orienteering activities. Youth practiced their turning skills and speed on an agility course. The orienteering session included some fun games to learn map reading skills. They also were able to use the newly purchased electronic cards that timed how long each youth took to find each of the hidden controls in the woods.
Midweek the youth had fun testing their skills in the track and field competition events of medicine ball throw, sack uphill pull, agility course, 50 meter dash and long jump. TRAIL KIDS also enjoyed learning mountain bike skills followed by riding the single track trails at With Park. Canoeing was also a hit on Wirth Lake and some kids were able to canoe from Brownie Lake to Lake of the Isles on our adventure echo challenge day!
The camp ended with an inspiring talk from local Olympic stars Brian and Caitlin Gregg. They shared their journey to the Olympics and the importance of goal setting. Youth were able to have them sign a poster and their TRAIL KIDS t-shirts.
Camp pictures can be found here.