GRiT – Girls Mountain Bike Camp 2018


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Date: Wed August 8 – Sunday August 12, 2018
Location: Tunkhannock, PA

REGISTRATION OPEN

We can’t wait to see you at the PA Interscholastic League’s Girls Riding Together (GRiT) Camp this summer!

Four days and nights of fun and mountain bikes with an all female cast of cyclists to coach and guide you in the ways of the knobbie wheels.

We’ll ride, hike, swim, ramp up our skills, sing around the camp fire, watch for bald eagles, get crafty, do some yoga, sleep in cabins and chill in the woods with old and new mountain biking friends.

The camp is for girls in grades 6th (as of Fall 2018) thru 12th, of all levels! No boys allowed! Experienced riders will develop their skills and and learn about training to race. Mountain biking experience is not necessary. And, even if you’ve never ridden before, you’re welcome to come here and learn. We’ve a dozen coaches ready to help!

You don’t even need your own mountain bike. We have a fleet of MTBs we are happy to loan to you, should you need one. If you do need a bike for camp please let us know and we’ll be in touch to figure out the proper size and make sure you have the rest of the gear you need, too.

RECOMMENDED PACKING LIST (PRELIMINARY)

  • Your mountain bike (be sure it’s in proper working order)
  • Helmet
  • Eye protection
  • Cycling shoes (this may be your sneakers for some riders)
  • Cycling clothes
  • Hydration pack or water bottles and cages on bike
  • Tubes
  • Head lamp or flashlight
  • Toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrush, soap etc)
  • Towels- bath and swim
  • Sleeping bag or linens
  • Mattress cover (a flat sheet will work fine)
  • Pillow
  • Bathing suit
  • Rain coat
  • Rain boots
  • Sneakers or sturdy shoes for hiking and riding
  • Shower shoes
  • Sweatshirt
  • Jeans or sweatpants
  • Shorts
  • Socks (extra socks too)
  • Pajamas Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent (Ticks are bad this year!)
  • Laundry bag for dirty clothes

 


 

 Tentative Schedule

Subject to change due to weather and/or other conflicts

WEDNESDAY – AGENDA

1:00-3:00 PM Check-in
1:00-4:00 PM Introductory activities and cabin set up                                                                             
4:00 PM Hike
5:00 PM Dinner
6:00 PM Ice breaker and grouping
6:30 PM Craft time
8:00 PM Campfire
9:30 PM Bedtime
10:00 PM Lights out

 

FRIDAY/SATURDAY – AGENDA

7:30 AM Wake up bell
8:15 AM Breakfast
10:00 AM Yoga for 1 hour ( instructor will provide mats and materials)
11:30 AM Bike stuff!
12:00 PM Lunch
12:30 PM Nature Center
1:30 PM Skills Clinic
2:15 PM Pre-ride snack/hydration
2:30 PM Ride!
4:00 PM Swim
5:30 PM Dinner
6:30 PM Social Time: Crafts and Games
8:00 PM Campfire
9:30 PM Bedtime
10:00 PM Lights out

 

SUNDAY – AGENDA

7:30 AM Wake up bell
8:15 AM Breakfast
9:30 AM Core Work
10:00 AM Keeping a cycling log
10:30 AM Bike games
11:00 AM Race talk
12:00 PM Lunch
12:30 PM Pack up!
1:00 PM Final Trail ride or hike                                                                     
3:00 PM Check out