About the Minnesota Camps

TO ACCOMMODATE A RECORD NUMBER OF APPLICANTS, THE USJRCA HAS EXPANDED THE MINNESOTA CAMP OFFERINGS FOR 2021. Our team and skills camps are held at the Chaska curling center center in July.

For 36 years, Junior Curling Camp, formerly known as the Wisconsin Junior Curling Camp, has been providing summer instruction for hundreds of campers each year. While at camp, campers can expect to get a general review of key curling components: sweeping, delivery, line of delivery, hack set up, weight, team building, nutrition for competitive curlers, basic to advanced strategy and much more! This camp is designed for campers 11 to 20 years of age. Instruction is led by volunteer USCA certified instructors and coaches. All of our instructors have been handpicked to instruct at camp by the camp directors and have passed the USOC Safesport Background screening. This camp also works with current and former National, World, and Olympic level athletes to instruct at camp. 

In addition to our normal skills camps, we have added a teams camp!  This additional camp will allow us to accommodate more campers while offering an exciting new curriculum to help competitive teams reach their greatest potential.

Skills Camp Details

This camp is an excellent choice for athletes who wish to learn new skills or brush up over the summer. There will several hours of ice time each day with informative classroom covering a variety of topics from strategy to team dynamics and nutrition.

Each of the two skills sessions during the week will have the same curriculum and will allow for customization of lessons to accommodate curlers of varying ages and abilities. A great bonus of this arrangement is that more experienced curlers can improve significantly by the process of “learning while teaching” the younger, less experienced curlers. For 2024, we will be offering 2 sessions of our skills camp for campers of all abilities. Session 1 will run Monday July 22nd through Wednesday July 24th. Session 2 will run Wednesday July 24th through Friday July 26th. The 4th annual Bev Schroeder Memorial Bonspiel will take place over the weekend immediately following session 2. 

Team Camp Details

Our team camp continues to be a very popular addition to our camp offerings.

In addition to helping individual curlers improve their skills, the camp has a special emphasis on helping teams reach their ultimate potential. With the US Junior National Championships being held shortly after camp, this is a great opportunity for teams to get a final tune-up before competition.

Team communication on and off ice, team dynamics, and fine tuning team systems are among the areas of focus. Teams can choose to bring their own coaches who will be aided by our camp instructors. Our 2023 Team camp will run Wednesday July 19th through Friday July 21st. The 3rd annual Bev Schroeder Memorial Bonspiel will take place over the weekend immediately following camp.