Summer Camp 2018, the first to be held at the National Curling Academy, proved to be a fantastic experience for all involved yet again; with 43 young people taking part. This year we even welcomed a student from the USA, as our reputation for providing a stimulating and fun experience goes global!
The young athletes developed their curling skills under the supervision of a top class coaching team; Marion Murdoch, Robin Brydone, Bruce Mouat, Ali Cunningham, David Ramsay, Iain Fraser, Alan Hannah, Jayne Stirling, Hammy McMillan and Ann Maree Davidson. Our thanks to all our talented and dedicated coaches; without whom the Summer Camp simply wouldn’t happen.
As well as daily on ice sessions, the campers took part in mountain biking, orienteering, climbing and of course the much anticipated Quiz Night, which was compiled and lead by our very own Competitions Coordinator Eoin McCrossan.
Talks and presentations were given by the stellar line up of Coach Alan Hannah, who spoke about team dynamics, Eoin, who talked about tactics and Scottish Curling Performance Development Coach David Ramsay, who delivered a presentation on anti-doping.
Athletes’ night on Thursday evening was again the highlight of the week for many campers, and the feedback from this special experience is unanimously positive.
Here are a few quotes from this year’s campers:-
‘I like the coaches and meeting new people’
‘the ice at the NCA was absolutely fantastic’
Camp Co-ordinator & Scottish Curling Development Manager Ailidh Hood:
This year’s group were a fantastic bunch of campers, who approached every task and activity enthusiastically. Huge thanks to everyone – volunteers and Scottish Curling staff – who supported the camp, and I look forward to hopefully welcoming many of the young people back next year’
As always we award some special recognitions, which this year go to:
‘International Camper of the Week’ – Bernhardt Adler
Other ‘Campers of the Week’ are:
Blue Group – Andrew Morrison & Jake MacDonald
Green Group – Robyn Munro & Christopher Morris
Red Group – Jennifer Castle-Anderson & Forbes Gumley
Yellow Group – Ailsa Hood & Jamie Rankin