September 22, 2020

2012 Fall Telemark Biathlon Camp Details

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This is planned to be a fun weekend where families of current and future biathletes can get together and learn from each other. We’ll do a bit of range safety review and training, some rifle fitting and practice, play some games, work on finishing off the range improvements, and share some food and good times together. We’ve put together a plan for the weekend, but we’ll adapt as we go along.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you haven’t signed up for your annual membership, you must sign up now (cheapest option for the two days is an annual membership). You need to do this on-line BEFORE the weekend or you won’t be allowed to shoot or help out at the range.

Annual memberships as well as one or two day memberships are now done through Biathlon Canada – follow this link. It will take you to the Biathlon BC  site, where you will be redirected to Zone 4, the registration system for Biathlon Canada.

You must register if:

you are going to be in any of the Telemark Biathlon programs and you are planning to compete (register in the appropriate Athlete category)

you are going to be in any of the Telemark Biathlon programs but not competing (register as Recreational Athlete)

you are assisting with coaching for Telemark Biathlon (register as Coach)

If you are a parent of a Telemark Biathlete, you should register as a Supporter so you can help out at practices loading clips, etc.

If you are volunteering to help out with Telemark Biathlon in any capacity, you should register as a Supporter or an Official.

Helpful tip: Zone 4 charges $5 for each transaction, so register everyone in your family at the same time and you will only pay the $5 once.  Also, if you get a two-day pass, it will cost $11 – and if you decide you want to continue on into the season learning biathlon, Biathlon BC will credit this amount towards your annual membership.

 

Weekend Plan

Friday September 28

You can camp out in the Stadium or the Biathlon penalty loop area anytime from late afternoon onwards. The Chalet will be open but we cannot sleep overnight in the Chalet. We don’t have anything formal planned, so get together with whoever is up there. Due to the dryness of the area, we are recommending that you do not have a campfire…

Saturday September 29 (coordinator in brackets)

Breakfast on your own. If anyone wants to go for a morning run or bike ride, 8:30 – 9:00 would be a good time.

9:00-9:30: meet at the range to go over general safety rules (Evan)

9:30-11:00: shooting session and rifle fitting at the range (Thomas, Even, Andrew)

11:00-12:00: for biathletes: we’ll show you the best techniques for proper rifle cleaning (Andrew)

11:00-12:00: for parents: we’ll teach you proper range safety procedures (Cathy)

12:00-13:00: lunch (bring your own lunch and water)

13:00-15:00: work party on the range for everyone

15:00-17:00: we hope to have something organized for the biathletes to play, and parents can continue to help working on the range

17:00-18:30: pot luck supper – everyone bring something to share! (Marianne and Shayne)

18:30-19:30: we can play something fun outside until it gets dark

19:30-21:30: movie time in upstairs in the Chalet for the biathletes (Andrew) and parents meeting downstairs (Ken and Cathy)

Sunday September 30

7:00-8:30: pancake breakfast (we’ll provide the food) (Iva, Evan and Ken)

8:30-9:00: morning run or bike ride (Hailee)

9:00-9:30: rifle zeroing on the range

9:30-10:30: fun biathlon event (Shayne)

10:30-11:00: session on gear needed for biathlon (Andrew)

11:00-12:00: parents meeting part two, and biathletes can play a fun game outside (Cathy and Marianne)

12:00-13:00: BBQ (we’ll provide the food) (Lorraine)

13:00- 16:00: fun painting the back of the target wall and learn how to service a biathlon metal target mechanism

16:00: pack up and leave

 

Things to Bring:

Food and drinks (except for Sunday breakfast and Sunday BBQ lunch).

Clothes suitable for the weather

Work clothes (we’ll be painting, so wear something that you don’t mind getting a bit messy)

Paint brushes, paint trays, rollers, long roller extension poles

A great attitude and willingness to share!