Calendar of Events

Jun
6
Sat
2020
Wilderness First Aid – Horseshoe Bend @ Cascade Raft and Kayak
Jun 6 – Jun 7 all-day
Jun
13
Sat
2020
Wilderness First Aid – Twin Falls @ American First Title
Jun 13 – Jun 14 all-day
Jun
18
Thu
2020
Wilderness First Aid – Horseshoe Bend @ Cascade Raft and Kayak
Jun 18 – Jun 20 all-day
Jun
20
Sat
2020
GRiT Camp – MOSS at Ponderosa State Park, McCall : CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
Jun 20 – Jun 24 all-day

 

Join us for 4.5 days and 4 nights of fun and mountain bikes with an all-female cast of NICA coaches to build skills, moxie, and community in a supportive, encouraging environment.

You’ll ride, hike, swim, practice skills, sing around the camp fire, get crafty, do some yoga, eat awesome meals, and chill in the woods with old and new mountain biking friends. All at one of the coolest camp locations in the state…MOSS.

Who

The camp is for girls in grades 6 through 12 (as of Fall 2020). There is something for riders of all levels. Some groups will be focused on riding bikes for fun and others may work on developing skills to race. Even if you’re new to mountain biking, come to the camp to learn from trained coaches.

We are also looking for adult female chaperones (must be at least NICA Level 1 coach licensed) to help with the camp in exchange for food and lodging. Duties would include hanging with the campers in the evenings so that our hard-working coaches can have some down-time after a busy day on the bikes.

What

4.5 days filled with group rides, off-bike social activities, hiking, and great bonding experiences with other female NICA students and coaches from across the country.

Campers will work with coaches to refine their riding skills and explore the epic trails with guided group rides each day at camp.

Registration fees include:

– All meals starting Saturday dinner through Wednesday lunch

– Experience-level specific coaching from NICA licensed coaches

– Guided rides

– Social activities

– Summer camp style lodging accommodations (cabins with bunk beds)

Optional Transportation Add-On

– Round trip transportation from Boise to McCall

Where

The 2020 Idaho GRiT camp is being hosted at the McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS) at Ponderosa State Park in McCall. Known as one of the favorite camps in the state in a spectacular setting on the shore of Payette Lake, MOSS sits on 14-acres with nearby access to hiking/biking trails, swimming and Payette National Forest.

Campers will enjoy daily trips to some of the nearby trail networks such as Brundage Mountain Resort, Jug Mountain and Bear Basin.

When

June 20 – June 24

Tentative Agenda

SATURDAY

2:30 PM Camp check-in

3:30 PM Free time /settle into cabins

4: 30 PM Welcome and camp overview

6:00 PM Dinner

7:00 PM Social time (campfire, swim, movie, hike, etc.)

SUNDAY

8:00 AM Breakfast

9:00 AM Personal Time/Self Reflection

10:00 AM On-the-bike games, skills assessments, and ride group determination

12:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM Casual group ride

5:00 PM Yoga/stretching or free time

6:00 PM Dinner

7:00 PM Social time (campfire, swim, movie, hike, etc.)

9:00 PM End of programming. return to rooms,. and lights out

MONDAY

8:00 AM Breakfast

9:00 AM On-the-bike skills activities

12:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM Group rides

5:00 PM Yoga/stretching or free time

5:30 PM Free time

6:00 PM Dinner

7:00 PM Social time (campfire, swim, movie, hike, etc.)

9:00 PM End of programming, return to rooms, and lights out

TUESDAY

8:00 AM Breakfast

9:00 AM Team Building activities

12:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM Group rides

5:00 PM Yoga/stretching or free time

5:30 PM Free time

6:00 PM Dinner

7:00 PM Social time (campfire, swim, movie, hike, etc.)

9:00 PM End of programming, return to rooms, and lights out

WEDNESDAY

7:30 AM Breakfast

8:30 AM On-the-bike skills activities

12:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM Group rides

3:30 PM Camp wrap-up and closing

4:30 PM Campers depart

Jun
25
Thu
2020
Wilderness First Aid – Idaho Falls @ Thunder Ridge High School
Jun 25 – Jun 28 all-day
Jun
26
Fri
2020
2020 IICL Coach Retreat : CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
Jun 26 @ 4:00 pm – Jun 28 @ 5:00 pm

The 2.5 Day Coaches Retreat event is designed for experienced NICA Coaches within the Idaho League and beyond. This unique event provides the opportunity for experienced coaches to network with other experienced coaches, Idaho League staff, guest educators and NICA leadership. Expect interactive coach driven roundtable discussions under the guidance of program experts. Learn what is working for other teams and other leagues across the US. Discover solutions to blocks and challenges facing interscholastic mountain bike teams locally and nationally. Event format allows for morning classroom style learning followed by afternoon group rides in highly sought after “destination” trail systems.

The Coaches Retreat is open to current NICA Level 2 & 3 Coaches from any league in the country.  This  event is not specifically designed to fulfill continuing education unit requirements for NICA Coach Licensing Levels, however some CEU’s may be earned.  Check with Idaho League leadership about Retreat CEU’s before signing up.

Lodging: Included in the registration fee.

Food:  Included in the registration fee 

– Meals begining with Friday dinner through Sunday lunch are included.  Alcoholic beverages are not incuded and the YMCA camp is alchohol free.

Jun
29
Mon
2020
Adventure Camp : CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
Jun 29 @ 2:30 pm – Jul 3 @ 4:30 pm

Come join us for Idaho’s first NICA Adventure Camp! We’ll be based near and supported by the Horsethief YMCA Camp outside of Cascade, ID along the banks of Horsethief Reservoir. Student-athletes will enjoy adventure challenge and team building activities, learn outdoor skills such as orienteering and leave-no-trace principles, discuss leadership values, and get their adventure riding on! We’ll also hone our camping skills by sleeping in tents and being primarily outside, but supported by the Y camp for meals and showers.

Complimenting the awesome mountain biking adventures you’ll experience camp activities to include ziplines, giant swings, ropes challenge course, swimming, and climbing wall…just to name a few. All NICA student-athletes are encouraged to join us to reap the benefits of mountain biking, camaraderie, and the outdoors.

Contact Matt Galyardt at matt@idahomtb.org for questions.

DETAILS

4.5 days and 4 nights of fun and mountain bikes with a cast of co-ed NICA student-athletes and coaches.

You’ll ride, hike, swim, practice skills, enjoy onsite adventure activities, sit around the camp fire, eat awesome meals, and chill in the woods with old and new mountain biking friends.

Who

The camp is for student-athletes in grades 6 through 12 (as of Fall 2020). There is something for riders of all levels. On-the-bike activities will be focused on adventure and not racing. Even if you’re new to mountain biking, come to the camp to learn from trained coaches.

We are also looking for adult chaperones (must be at least NICA Level 1 coach licensed) to help with the camp in exchange for food and lodging. Duties would include hanging with the campers in the evenings so that our hard-working coaches can have some down-time after a busy day on the bikes.

What

Days filled with group rides, off-bike adventure activities, hiking, and great bonding experiences with other NICA students and coaches from across the country.

Campers will work with coaches to refine their riding skills and explore the epic trails with guided group rides each day.

Registration fees include:

– All meals starting Monday dinner through Friday lunch

– Experience-level specific coaching from NICA licensed coaches

– Guided rides

– Social activities

– Tent camping (limited number of loaner tents available)

Optional Transportation Add-On

– Round trip transportation from Boise to camp

Where

The 2020 Idaho Adventure camp is being hosted at the YMCA Camp at Horsetheif Reservoir in Cascade.

Campers will enjoy daily trips to some of the nearby trail networks such as Brundage Mountain Resort, Jug Mountain and Bear Basin.

When

June 29 – July 3

Tentative Agenda

MONDAY

2:30 PM Camp check-in

3:30 PM Free time /settle into cabins

4: 30 PM Welcome and camp overview

6:00 PM Dinner

7:00 PM Social time (campfire, swim, movie, hike, etc.)

TUESDAY

8:00 AM Breakfast

9:00 AM On-the-bike games, skills assessments, and ride group determination

12:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM Casual group ride

5:00 PM Adventure Activities

6:00 PM Dinner

7:00 PM Social time (campfire, swim, movie, hike, etc.)

9:00 PM End of programming and lights out

WEDNESDAY

8:00 AM Breakfast

9:00 AM On-the-bike skills activities

12:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM Group rides

5:00 PM Adventure Activities

5:30 PM Free time

6:00 PM Dinner

7:00 PM Social time (campfire, swim, movie, hike, etc.)

9:00 PM End of programming and lights out

THURSDAY

8:00 AM Breakfast

9:00 AM Team Building activities

12:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM Group rides

5:00 PM Adventure Activities

5:30 PM Free time

6:00 PM Dinner

7:00 PM Social time (campfire, swim, movie, hike, etc.)

9:00 PM End of programming and lights out

FRIDAY

7:30 AM Breakfast

8:30 AM On-the-bike skills activities

12:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM Group rides

3:30 PM Camp wrap-up and closing

4:30 PM Campers depart

Aug
10
Mon
2020
Teen Trail Corps Camp : CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
Aug 10 @ 2:30 pm – Aug 14 @ 4:30 pm

Join us for our inaugural Idaho Teen Trail Corps Camp outside of beautiful Cascade, ID! We’ll be based at and supported by the YMCA Camp at Horsethief Reservoir, staying in their yurts. The camp is for NICA high school student-athletes (as of Fall 2020) who are interested in becoming a leader in trail advocacy.

Daily rides will be complemented by trail stewardship activities, adventure challenges, and learning about what it takes to be a service minded leader in your community. We’ll primarily be outdoors, but will also spend some time in a workshop setting learning and practicing the values of the Teen Trail Corps Captain program; Ride, Speak, Serve, and Respect. Student-athletes will emerge from camp well on their way to achieving their TTC Captain status and ready to inspire their teammates as trail advocacy leaders. Come join us in Idaho’s West Central Mountains to get dirty, make an impact on local trails, learn what it takes to lead, and of course…ride!

Contact Matt Galyardt at matt@idahomtb.org for questions.

DETAILS

4.5 days and 4 nights of fun and mountain bikes with a cast of co-ed NICA high school student-athletes and coaches.

You’ll ride, hike, swim, practice skills, enjoy onsite adventure activities, learn trail advocacy skills, sit around the camp fire, eat awesome meals, and chill in the woods with old and new mountain biking friends.

Who

The camp is for student-athletes in grades 9 through 12 (as of Fall 2020). There is something for riders of all levels. On-the-bike activities will be focused on adventure and not racing. Even if you’re new to mountain biking, come to the camp to learn from trained coaches.

We are also looking for adult chaperones (must be at least NICA Level 1 coach licensed) to help with the camp in exchange for food and lodging. Duties would include hanging with the campers in the evenings so that our hard-working coaches can have some down-time after a busy day on the bikes.

What

Days filled with group rides, trail maintenance clinics, advocacy seminars, off-bike adventure activities, hiking, and great bonding experiences with other NICA students and coaches from across the country.

Campers explore the epic trails with guided group rides each day.

Registration fees include:

– All meals starting Monday dinner through Friday lunch

– Clinics and seminars on trail maintenance and advocacy

– Experience-level guided rides with NICA licensed coaches

– Guided rides

– Social activities

– Yurt lodging accomodations

Optional Transportation Add-On

– Round trip transportation from Boise to camp

Where

The 2020 Idaho Teen Trail Corps Camp is being hosted at the YMCA Camp at Horsetheif Reservoir in Cascade.

Campers will enjoy daily trips to some of the nearby trail networks such as Brundage Mountain Resort, Jug Mountain and Bear Basin.

When

August 10- August 14

Tentative Agenda

MONDAY

2:30 PM Camp check-in

3:30 PM Free time /settle into cabins

4: 30 PM Welcome and camp overview

6:00 PM Dinner

7:00 PM Social time (campfire, swim, movie, hike, etc.)

TUESDAY

8:00 AM Breakfast

9:00 AM On-the-bike games, skills assessments, and ride group determination

12:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM Casual group ride

5:00 PM TTC/Adventure Activities

6:00 PM Dinner

7:00 PM Social time (campfire, swim, movie, hike, etc.)

9:00 PM End of programming and lights out

WEDNESDAY

8:00 AM Breakfast

9:00 AM TTC Clinics/Seminars

12:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM Group rides

5:00 PM Adventure Activities

5:30 PM Free time

6:00 PM Dinner

7:00 PM Social time (campfire, swim, movie, hike, etc.)

9:00 PM End of programming and lights out

THURSDAY

8:00 AM Breakfast

9:00 AM Team Building activities

12:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM Group rides

5:00 PM TTC Clinics/Seminars

5:30 PM Free time

6:00 PM Dinner

7:00 PM Social time (campfire, swim, movie, hike, etc.)

9:00 PM End of programming and lights out

FRIDAY

7:30 AM Breakfast

8:30 AM TTC Clinics/Seminars

12:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM Group rides

3:30 PM Camp wrap-up and closing

4:30 PM Campers depart

Aug
28
Fri
2020
Race #1 – Brundage Ski Resort, McCall
Aug 28 – Aug 29 all-day

Sep
11
Fri
2020
Race #2 – Grand Targhee, Alta, WY
Sep 11 – Sep 12 all-day

Sep
18
Fri
2020
Race #3 – Jug Mountain Ranch, McCall
Sep 18 – Sep 19 all-day

Sep
25
Fri
2020
Race #4 – Magic Mountain, Kimberly – PENDING USFS PERMIT
Sep 25 – Sep 26 all-day

Oct
2
Fri
2020
Race #5 – Portneuf Wellness Complex / McNabb Ranch, Pocatello
Oct 2 – Oct 3 all-day

Oct
9
Fri
2020
Race #6 (STATE CHAMPS) – Bogus Basin, Boise
Oct 9 – Oct 10 all-day

Oct
16
Fri
2020
Race #6 (STATE CHAMPS) – Alternate Weekend @ TBD
Oct 16 – Oct 17 all-day