Athletics

On-Snow Training Camps

Kickstart your season!

Gould Academy’s Training Camps are available to non-students and provide an excellent opportunity to experience high-quality early training. Gould’s training home, Sunday River Resort, is known to be the best early-season training venue in the East. 

Lodging

On Mountain: Special rates at the Grand Summit Hotel at Sunday River are available to our campers for on-mountain accommodations. Details are available in the welcome email.

Bethel Area: Lodging options in the Bethel, Maine, area range from hotels and motels for any budget, large vacation homes for families or groups, slopeside properties, historic inns and B&Bs, lakeside rentals, and camping out under the stars. Visit the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce.

Alpine Winter Training Camps

U12/U14 November Development Camp

November 18-20, 2022, at Sunday River 
 
Take advantage of the most reliable early-season snow in the East. This training camp focuses on slalom and giant slalom progressions. Athletes are grouped by age and experience with an athlete to Gould coach ratio of approximately 6:1. 

Cost: $550 (with lift ticket) | $450 (Sunday River pass holders)

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U12/U14 Pre-Holiday SL/GS Camp

December 14-16 2022, at Sunday River
 
This training camp focuses on slalom and giant slalom. Gould coaches provide athletes with a great early season volume of gate training. There are gate drills leading into full-length courses in both disciplines. Athletes are grouped by age and experience with an athlete to Gould coach ratio of approximately 6:1. 

Cost: $550 (with lift ticket) | $450 (Sunday River pass holders)
 
Register HERE

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  • Alpine Winter Training Camps Schedule:

  • Day 1

    8:00 - 8:30 am - Camp check in - Gould Competition Center at Barker Base Area, Sunday River
    8:45 am - Welcome address
    9:00 am - Athletes on the hill
    9:00 -11:30 am - On-Snow Session 1
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm - Lunch on your own
    12:30 - 2:30 pm - On-Snow Session 2
    4:00 - 5:00 pm - Dryland at Farnsworth Fieldhouse on the Gould Academy Campus
    4:00 - 5:00 - Parent Reception in the Sanborn Family Library on the Gould Academy Campus
    5:30 - 6:30 - Dinner in Ordway Hall on the Gould Academy Campus
  • Day 2

    7:30 am - Arrive at Comp Center
    8:00 am - Athletes on the hill
    8:00-11:00 - On-Snow Session 1
    11:00 - 12:00 - Lunch
    12:00 - 2:00 - On-Snow Session 2
    2:30 - Nutrition and Recovery
  • Day 3

    7:30 am  - Arrive at Comp Center
    8:00 am - Athletes on the hill
    8:00 -12:00 am - On-Snow Session
    12:00 pm - Camp debrief with coaches, parents, and athletes

Ski Cross Winter Training Camp

Early Season Kickstart Camp

December 16-18, 2022, at Sunday River | Ages: 10-16
 
Start the season off right by using the best progression terrain in the East at Sunday River Resort. SX skiers will train all aspects of Ski Cross racing by focusing on sound fundamental skills for turning, gliding, air, and starts. It is unlikely that we will have a full course for this camp, but we will have 2 synchronized drop gates for use with starts. Stubbie gates will also be set to improve speed performance. Coaches will be using iPads for on-hill video feedback. The cost of this three-day camp covers coaching, lift tickets. Lodging is available at Sunday River Resort and in the town of Bethel at special camp rates.
 
Cost: $550 (with lift ticket) | $450 (Sunday River pass holders)
 
Register HERE

Snowboard Winter Training Camp

Early Season Kickstart Camp

December 16-18, 2022, at Sunday River | Ages: 10-16

Start the season off right by using the best progression terrain in the East at Sunday River Resort. We will use iPads for on-hill video assessments. 

Freestyle

Freestyle riders work on taking their tricks from the trampoline to an airbag to snow. Riders will use Gould's indoor trampoline and foam pit to learn new tricks and trick combinations. If the weather allows, we'll also use either our on-campus airbag, our private Sunday River airbag, or both. We'll also have access to Sunday River's three terrain parks for progression on all types of boxes, rails, and jump features. This group also sessions rails to dial-in new tricks for the competition season ahead. 


BX/SBX

Cross riders will train all aspects of BX/SBX racing by focusing on sound fundamental skills for turning, gliding, air, and starts. It is unlikely that we will have a full course for this camp, but we will have 2 synchronized drop gates for use with starts. Stubbie gates will also be set to improve speed performance. 

$550 (with lift ticket) | $450 (Sunday River pass holders)

Register HERE

Questions?

Please reach out to Deb Costello with any questions.

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    Deborah Costello 

    On-Snow Competition Program Manager, Winter Term Program Coordinator, Winter Term Dorm Head Park St.
    207-824-5880
Gould is a small, co-ed, independent boarding school for grades 8-PG.  We are passionate about preparing academically motivated students for college, helping them to become independent-minded, ethical citizens who will lead lives of purpose, action, excellence, and compassion in a dynamic world.