Nordic Training Camps

Skiers are built in the summer, and Gould's High School Nordic Training Camp is a fun way to kick off summer training right!

Skiers are built in the summer, and Gould’s Nordic Camp is a fun way to kick off summer training right!


Bring It All Together at Nordic Training Camp

 

HIGH SCHOOL CAMP – July 11 – 16, 2021
Cost: $415 BOARDING | $250 DAY
Co-ed, ages 14 -17, grades 9th-12th

Register for High School Camp


MIDDLE SCHOOL CAMP – July 16 – 18, 2021
Cost: $265 BOARDING | $160 DAY
Co-ed, ages 11-13, grades 6th-8th

Register for Middle School Camp


We’re not waiting for Winter, and neither should you!

Skiers are built in the summer and Gould’s Nordic Camp is a fun way kick off summer training right. Our experienced staff will take you on adventures while honing your endurance, strength, and skills. We’ll have a variety of activities from rollersking to running, biking to bounding, agility courses to multisport adventures, and a whole lot more.

We’ll also play lots of games and hit as many crystal-clear waterholes as we can. You’ll get some nutrition tips and our coaches will provide you with a summer training plan if you don’t have one. But best of all, you’ll meet other skiers from around the state and country while enjoying the best that Western Maine has to offer.

Coach Ben Kamilewicz Benjamin D. Kamilewicz

Humanities Teacher and Associate Registrar
Head Nordic Coach

M.S., College of St. Scholastica
B.A., Williams College

Bio

A double major in English and history at Williams College, Mr. Kamilewicz taught and coached at Hebron Academy and at Burke Mountain Academy before joining the military and skiing for the National Guard Biathlon Team and USBA (Europa Cup). He was deployed to Iraq in 2005-2006. He received the Army Commendation Medal with Valor; Army Commendation Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal, Iraq; Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M Device; and a Combat Infantryman Badge.

He went on to earn a master’s in education and returned to Gould for three years to teach both English and history. He went on to teach at Caribou High School and to work for Maine Winter Sports as a youth biathlon coach. For the past few years, he has worked for L.L.Bean and Wayfair. 

He and wife Sarah have skied and raced all over the world, from Lillehammer, Norway, and Toblach, Italy, to Portillo, Chile, and bariloche in Argentina – but they always have loved the mountains of western Maines. He is excited to be back and can’t wait to share the outdoor lifestyle and adventures with their son, Tim, and with Gould students

 

Jacob Volz

Science and Math Teacher

B.A., Middlebury College

Bio

Mr. Volz skied on the Middlebury Nordic team and has coached a variety of age groups for nordic skiing in different capacities. Much of the past few years he has spent traveling and doing anything outdoors, including three months in Norway working on an organic farm and running in the mountains. 

He grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, and has taken education and physics classes from the University of Maine over the past couple years. He loves climbing, hiking, skiing, running, playing soccer, and Frisbee. “I love getting lost in the mountains,” he says, “and the mountains around Gould were one of the big draws for me.” He also loves learning how things work and about how to model and understand the world around us with math and logic.

Sarah E. Kamilewicz

Science Teacher

B.AS., University of Minnesota Duluth

Bio

Sarah Kamilewicz’s desire to become a teacher and coach began during her quest to be a world-class athlete. With successes in both skiing and academics in high school, her teacher and coach encouraged her to follow her passion for biathlon. She was accepted into the Olympic Education Center at Northern Michigan University in Marquette and eventually made the World Junior Biathlon Team in 1999.

In order to take a shot at the next Olympics, she joined the Army National Guard, becoming a soldier in the National Guard and the regular army for eight years. She honorably served her country while competing as a member of the Army National Guard Biathlon Program. Traveling the world to compete, she enjoyed meeting athletes from Argentina, Chile, Canada, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Germany, France, and Russia, allowing her to speak authoritatively about the joys of being a vital part of the world community. She went on to earn positions as a biathlete on the U.S. National Team, the World Championship Team, and was an alternate for the 2006 United States Olympic Team in Torino.

Once her husband, Ben, returned from Iraq, she finished a degree in applied science at the University of Minnesota in her hometown of Duluth and taught earth sciences and physics at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. After Oxford Hills, she became development coach at the Maine Winter Sports Center, working with Nordic skiers and biathletes from middle school, high school as well as postgraduates. She trained up-and-coming Nordic skiers in skiing and shooting and had the good fortune to see them excel to higher levels and to international competition. 

She and Ben have two French bulldogs. Winter is her absolute favorite time of year, especially with their son, Tim, learning to ski.