RCCC Summer Camp Hits New Heights at The Peak
The RCCC junior summer camp was hosted in Stirling from 13 – 18 July with a record number of 48 participants aged 13 to 17. The juniors were dropped off on Sunday from all around Scotland (plus one from London) and the initial anxious faces didn’t last long as the ice-breaker activities & game of rounders commenced.
Daily coaching sessions were held on-ice focusing on balance, delivery technique, weight control and communication. All the participants were given the opportunity to test their sweeping efficiency using the smart broom; a new piece of technology currently being used by the Performance Programme athletes.
Paralympic Medallists Aileen Neilson (left with camper Logan Middleton) & Robert McPherson along with coach Tony Zummack provided a presentation on the team’s preparations in the lead up to Sochi and very kindly donated playing tops to those who had been listening well and could answer select questions most quickly!
One of the highlight’s of the week was the Curling Challenge involving 12 teams, each with a performance curler. The format was 5 x 1 end games and the Curling Challenge was won by Cammy Smith along with campers James Craik (Forfar), James Strang (Hamilton), Max Moodie (Dumfries) and Susie Smith (Waterfront, Greenock). A special prize was also given to Logan Middleton (Ayr) for his double take-out which was awarded ‘shot of the night’.
Throughout the week, the campers participated in a number of activities out-with curling which included mountain biking, football, climbing, spin, metafit, dance, swimming and other team building games. Everyone gave 100% effort into all the activities as they competed within their 4 team groups for the summer camp prizes.
On the final morning, each group of 12 had their team cheer before competing in the Hotshots finale where each group member had a draw shot & strike out shot to play. The overall summer camp winners this year was Team Blue led by coaches David Jones & Rachael Simms who overtook team Black in the Hotshots.
The week was packed full of activity and there were lots of new friendships made. On departure, there weren’t anxious faces but lots of happy, yet tired ones instead! Click on the image below to enlarge.
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Next up is the RCCC Adult Camp which will be taking place at North West Castle, Stranraer from 3-5 October.