Athletics

SMS Camps

COVID-19 UPDATE: Stratton Mountain School has implemented mitigation strategies that will allow us to provide a safe and fun camp experience for all. All camp operations and procedures comply with guidance from the  CDC, VT Dept of Health, VT Agency of Education, US Ski and Snowboard, in addition to updated policies to our campus facilities.


Alpine Camps

The Stratton Mountain School Alpine Program is proud to offer a variety of ski racing camps around the world.  Our development camps are open to any racer and are scheduled throughout the year from early season through spring, and finally, the summer.

These are 3-5 day sessions and longer summer camps at various locations, intended to provide young racers with extra training and an introduction to the SMS experience. For more information on upcoming camps, please contact Jim Sullivan. 

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  • Alpine 2022 Mt Hood Summer Camp

    Join us for an SMS Alpine camp this summer! The 2022 Stratton Mountain School Alpine Mt Hood Camp will occur between June 18 and June 29, 2022. 

    Our Mt Hood camp focuses on establishing solid basic skiing techniques through numerous drills and freeskiing, and gate work in both Slalom and GS over 9 days* on snow. Stratton Mountain School coaches and alumni will lead campers, with a low racer/coach ratio to assure extensive individual attention and maximize all participants' improvement. 

    Boarding campers will experience a true ski racer's lifestyle and learn the fundamentals, including racing, tuning, nutrition, and conditioning.

    *Weather permitting

    Session Dates
    • June 18-29, 2022

    Session Cost


    Day Camper: $2,500 (includes lift pass, training fee, video review, activities, and camp fees)
     
    Boarding Camper: $4,100 (includes lodging, all meals, transportation, lift pass, training fee, video review, activities, and camp fees)

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  • U14 Thanksgiving Camp

    Get yourself ready for the 22-23 season early! 
    Join us for our 2022 SMS Thanksgiving Camp at Copper Mountain, Colorado from November 19 - 26.

    Our Thanksgiving camp provides an excellent opportunity to establish an early foundation and get a head start on the competition for the upcoming season. Campers will use this time to focus on establishing solid basic skiing techniques through directed technical free-skiing, numerous drills, and gate work in both slalom and GS. Stratton Mountain School coaches and alumni will lead campers with a low racer/coach ratio to assure extensive individual attention and maximize improvement for all participants.
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Nordic Camps


The SMS Nordic Program hosts two camps at Stratton Mountain School throughout the summer. Camps are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration for both camps will open in Mid-March. Please contact Nordic Coach Matt Boobar for additional information.

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  • BKL Camp

    Join us for an SMS Nordic camp this summer! The 2022 Stratton Mountain School summer Nordic camp will be held at the SMS Campus.

    The BKL Camp (5th-8th grade, 10-14yrs) will be Monday August 8th to Thursday 11th 

    The SMS Nordic Program has combined sports science, a variety of proven training methods, a culture of athlete-driven excellence, and of course, fun to boast one of the most successful Nordic programs in the world. The program's unprecedented national and international success has produced 16 Olympians in the past seven Winter Olympics. Over 35 SMS Nordic athletes have made the U.S. World Junior Team, and 25 have made the U.S. National Team. Each Summer, SMS Nordic hosts two summer camps for young skiers filled on a first-come, first-served basis

    Session Date
    • August 8-11, 2022

    Session Cost

    $425 per session

    Register Now!

    For more specific information please see below or contact SMS Program Director Matt Boobar at mboobar@gosms.org.
  • Junior Camp

    Join us for an SMS Nordic camp this summer! The 2022 Stratton Mountain School summer Nordic camp will be held at the SMS Campus.

    The Junior Camp (9th-12th grade, 14-18yrs) will be Thursday August 11th to Sunday 14th 

    The SMS Nordic Program has combined sports science, a variety of proven training methods, a culture of athlete-driven excellence, and of course, fun to boast one of the most successful Nordic programs in the world. The program's unprecedented national and international success has produced 16 Olympians in the past seven Winter Olympics. Over 35 SMS Nordic athletes have made the U.S. World Junior Team, and 25 have made the U.S. National Team. Each Summer, SMS Nordic hosts two summer camps for young skiers filled on a first-come, first-served basis

    Session Date
    • August 11-14, 2022

    Session Cost

    $425 per session

    Register Now!

    For more specific information please see below or contact SMS Program Director Matt Boobar at mboobar@gosms.org.

Freestyle Camps

The Stratton Mountain School Freestyle (moguls) Program offers a variety of camps throughout the year for aspiring athletes who want to take their skills to the next level. Please contact Freestyle Head Coach Bryan Zemba for more details.



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  • Freestyle Whistler Camp- June 11-27

    Join us for SMS Freestyle’s Whistler Summer Camp!

    From June 11th - June 27th, the camp includes 12 days of on-snow training up on the Blackcomb Glacier, on the of the premier summer mogul training venues in the world. In addition to skiing, the athletes will also log five water ramp sessions at the Blackcomb Water Ramp Facility.

    On snow, athletes will re-establish their baseline in the flats and refine their form and posture. In the bumps, through mogul sections and full course training, athletes will work on improving their turn technique & speed.

    In the air, athletes will focus on mastering their current jumps as well as increasing their trick degree of difficulty both on snow & on the water ramps.

    Off the hill, expect plenty of field games, light strength & conditioning, lake time, hikes, mountain bike rides, and many other adventures!

    Come #trainhardbeawesome and get your summer training off to a strong start!
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  • Freestyle Quebec Water Ramp Camp- July 20-27

    Come join us up north at the AcrobatX training facility in Lac Beauport, Quebec! There are several mogul jumps at the Acrobatx water ramp facility allowing for great fundamental training on jumps that parallel on snow mogul jumps. The coaching staff believes that the volume of jumps and different jump take off's at the Quebec facility benefit the athletes greatly through the progression stages of learning new jumps and dialing in existing ones. Athletes have two training sessions per day in Quebec, allowing for at least 20-35 jumps per day.

    This SMS camp consists of six days of water ramp training. The camp also includes strength and conditioning sessions, trampoline sessions, video analysis, afternoon and evening activities and one off day to explore all that Quebec City has to offer.

    Session Dates: July 20 - 27 @ Lac Beauport, QUE

    Ages Welcome: 9-20
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  • Freestyle Action Sports Camp- July 30-Aug 1

    The Freestyle Action Sports Camp utilizes our Simpson Center for Action Sports on the Stratton Mountain School campus, providing campers with access to our full-sized foam pit, Ross Trampolines, the Max Air Super Trampoline, full-size skate park, strength and conditioning space, and our new rollerblade & skateboard Progression Ramp. Campers also participate in group activities, including field games, hikes, and trips to local swimming holes. Lunch is included in this camp.

    Session Dates: July 30 - Aug 1 @ Stratton Mountain School, VT - This is a 3 day camp. Lodging will not be provided. Athletes are invited to join us on the July 29th from 6:00-7:30pm for a meet and greet/BBQ.

    Ages Welcome: 9-14
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  • Freestyle Quebec Water Ramps- August 2-6

    Come join us up north at the AcrobatX training facility in Lac Beauport, Quebec! There are several mogul jumps at the Acrobatx water ramp facility allowing for great fundamental training on jumps that parallel on snow mogul jumps. The coaching staff believes that the volume of jumps and different jump take off's at the Quebec facility benefit the athletes greatly through the progression stages of learning new jumps and dialing in existing ones. Athletes have two training sessions per day in Quebec, allowing for at least 20-35 jumps per day.

    This SMS camp will consist of four days of water ramp training. The camp also includes strength and conditioning sessions, trampoline sessions, video analysis, afternoon and evening activities and one off day to explore all that Quebec City has to offer.

    Session Dates: Aug 2 - 6 @ Lac Beauport, QUE

    Ages Welcome: 9-20
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  • Freestyle Lake Placid Water Ramp Camp Sept 15-19

    Come join us in the Olympic Region of Lake Placid, NY for your last Water Ramp jumps of the offseason! This SMS camp will consist of three days of water ramp training. The camp also includes trampoline sessions, video analysis, and afternoon and evening activities.

    Details: Sep 15 - 19 @ Lake Placid, NY

    Ages Welcome: 9-20
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  • Freestyle Lake Placid Water Ramp Camp - Sept 22-25

    Come join us in the Olympic Region of Lake Placid, NY for your last Water Ramp jumps of the offseason! This SMS camp will consist of three days of water ramp training. The camp also includes trampoline sessions, video analysis, and afternoon and evening activities.

    Details: Sep 22-25 @ Lake Placid, NY

    Ages Welcome: 9-20
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Summer Adventure Camp

The High-Performance Adventure Camp is back! Join us for a fun week of conditioning, sports education, field games, and adventures in the mountains of Southern Vermont!
 
This year's camp will take place between July 25 - 29, 2022 at the Stratton Mountain School campus. Campers will have a blast while improving their winter sports skills through circuit training, trampoline training, conditioning, field games, and adventures in the mountains of Southern Vermont. Campers will have full access to SMS’s world-class facilities, including the Simpson Center for Action Sports (formerly knows as the Air Awareness Center), which features a new progression ramp and super tramp. 

Each camper will participate in physical testing and training, the results of which will be utilized to develop an individualized program for each athlete to follow throughout the remainder of the summer and fall. Afternoons will focus on fun, with adventures including hiking, swimming, and mountain biking together with visits to a ropes course and alpine slide. Campers will also enjoy daily games on Stratton Mountain School's Luckenbill Field. 

Campers should plan to arrive on campus by 9 a.m. each morning. Activities will begin at 9:15 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m. with lunch served on campus daily. On Friday, we will wrap up the camp after lunch, and pick up will be at 1 PM. 

All campers should come equipped with the following:
  • Day pack
  • Running shoes and hiking shoes, or two pair of running shoes
  • Water Bottle
  • Extra T-shirt
  • Sweatshirt
  • Bathing suit and towel
  • Sun screen
  • Raincoat if the weather calls for it

Session Date
  • July 25 - 29, 2022
Session Cost
$595 per session. Camp fee includes all meals, training fees, activities, and camp t's! 
 
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Snowboard Camps

The Stratton Mountain School Snowboard Program offers a variety of camps throughout the year for aspiring athletes who want to take their skills to the next level. Please contact snowboard director Ross Powers for more details.

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  • Young Guns Camp


    Join Stratton Mountain School for the SMS Young Guns Snowboard Mini Camp. This program is designed to introduce young snowboarders to SMS training and coaching. Provides an opportunity to get on snow coaching, video analysis, and get a glimpse of the life of an SMS student.

    This is a 2 day program comprised of on snow training at Stratton and Carinthia Parks at Mount Snow. In addition athletes will get access to our Simpson Center for Action Sports where they will participate in air awareness training on our Olympic trampolines and new Mega Ramp which allows athletes to practice new tricks into a foam pit.

    There will be a parent information session on the 2nd day which will provide an outline for the SMS admissions process and to answer any questions your family may have.


    Session Date
    • 2023 Dates TBD


    Session Cost
    $300 per session. Lift tickets and meals are not included in the session cost.
     
Stratton Mountain School is an independent boarding and day school that focuses on college preparatory academics and competitive winter sports. Located at the base of Stratton Mountain, SMS is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools.