Teen Trail Corps Camp


We are excited for the involvement of our teams in the Teen Trail Corps program this year. We look forward to developing this camp further in 2018. Unfortunately, due to unexpected staffing issues and low registration turn-out we will not be running this camp in 2017. Stay tuned as we announce our first Teen Captains during our race season!

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Date: August 10 – 13

Location: Oesterling Farm, Marysville, PA

REGISTRATION: CLOSED

ABOUT 

TTC-Logo-finalGet ready to make Pennsylvania Mountain Biking better than ever and build the future of this sport in PA!

There are four tenets to the TTC: Speak, Build, Respect, Ride. By completing a variety of tasks focused on each of these tenets, PA students can earn the rank of TTC Captain. Attendance at our upcoming TTC Camp will bring students in 6th-12th grades most of the way to becoming a Teen Trail Corps Captain!

Our base camp for the weekend will be the Oesterling Farm, site of the first ever PICL race. Positioned a short drive from the state capitol, the weekend will consist of trail projects on the farm and visits to state agencies responsible for statewide trail systems. Attendees will learn about trail stewardship and sustainable trail practices through a mock trail development project.

This is the first ever Teen Trail Corps Camp in NICA and we’re proud that PA is helping to set the course for the TTC!

VOLUNTEER

We have a dedicated and experienced staff to develop this camp but we are also looking for volunteers. If you would like to be involved, please enter you information HERE. All volunteers will need to be 18+ years old and have background checks.

SPONSOR

Despite being based off of the national Teen Trail Corps program, the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Cycling League is developing the curriculum and running this camp on their own with the support of regional trail professionals. If your company would be interested in discussing sponsorship opportunities, please contact us.

More TTC Fun!

Starting in the 2017 PICL season, riders and teams will be awarded points in the PA League series and prizes for engaging in trail stewardship, development, and advocacy via the Teen Trail Corps program.

Tentative Schedule

Subject to change due to weather and/or other conflicts

THURSDAY – AGENDA

3:00 PM Check-in
4:00 PM Camp Set-Up                                                                             
5:00 PM  Introductory activities
6:30 PM  Dinner
 7:00 PM Anatomy of a Trail Project
8:00 PM Campfire
9:30 PM Bedtime
10:00 PM Lights out

 

Friday – AGENDA

7:00 AM Wake up bell
7:30 AM Stretch & Morning yoga    
8:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Travel to Harrisburg
10:00 PM Roundtable Discussion w/ state & local agencies
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Parkway Trail ride
4:00 PM Travel back to farm
5:30 PM Dinner and Debrief/Making Connections
6:30 PM Evening Workshop
8:30 PM Night Hike
9:30 PM Bedtime
10:00 PM Lights out

 

SATURDAY – AGENDA

7:00 AM Wake up bell
7:30 AM Stretch & Morning yoga
8:00 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM Trail Building Session #1
10:30 AM Ride/Review
11:30 AM Trail Building Session #2
12:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Trail Building Session #3 
2:30 PM Ride/Review
3:30 PM Trail Building Session #4
4:30 PM Fun Ride
6:30 PM Dinner
7:30 PM Evening Workshop
9:30 PM Bedtime
10:00 PM Lights out

 

SUNDAY – AGENDA

7:00 AM Wake up bell
7:30 AM Stretch & Morning yoga
8:00 AM Breakfast
8:15 AM Workshop 
9:30 AM Trail Building Session #5
11:30 AM Lunch
12:30 PM Fun Ride & Wrap Up
2:30 PM Clean Up 
3:00 PM Pack Up
3:30 PM Check out

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
  • On the bike snacks
  • Tubes – no less than 1 per day of camp
  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Pillow
  • Head lamp or flashlight
  • Toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrush, soap etc)
  • Towels- bath and swim
  • 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

NOTES

  • We’re tent camping at the Oesterling Farm this weekend, be sure to come prepared for tenting. We allow up to two camp participants per tent. Female and male campers will have two separate camping areas at the farm.
  • Meals are included – Thursday dinner through Sunday Lunch.
  • Showers will be available via a portable shower set up used for past events at the farm. Expect camping conditions with cool to cold water. If you would like to bring your own Sun Shower, you’re welcome to do so and to use your’s in the portable set up.
  • Drinking water is well water from the Oesterling Farm, which is used on a daily basis. If you prefer a different source for your water you should pack at least one gallon of water for each day of camp.
  • We will be traveling on rental vans with professional drivers to the Harrisburg area visits on Friday.
  • Parents, we’ll send out more information about the camp, including forms to return at registration, the week prior to the camp.
  • Bikes must be prepped and ready to ride and will be checked for readiness at registration – get your bike in for a tune-up if you’ve not done so recently. Helmets will be checked for integrity – no cracks or dents – and for manufacturing date. Helmets that are more than 3 years beyond the date of manufacture are no longer considered safe and must be replaced prior to camp.
  • Mechanicals can and do happen. We will have a basic repair station at camp. More in depth mechanical issues or equipment failures/breakages are not covered in the cost of camp. Any costs for repair are the responsibility of the rider/parents. Should a repair be required, we will first call with information and to confirm the course of action before repairing the equipment.
  • Sunday coincides with our Coaching Essentials Course featuring MTB101 — come out to pick up your camper and advance your training to help your team at the same time!